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The Revelation

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Chapter Ten

Eating the Book


Chapter 10

The unsealed book

1 And I saw another mighty Angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon His head, and His face was as it were the sun, and His feet as pillars of fire: 2 and He had in His hand a little book open [no longer sealed] : and He set His right foot upon the sea, and His left foot on the earth, 3 and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars: Note 1

and when He had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. Note 2

4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write [he was writing as he watched]: and I heard a voice from heaven saying to me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not. Note 3

5 And the Angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up His hand to heaven, 6 and sware by Him that lives for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that in there are, and the earth, and the things that in there are, and the sea, and the things which are in there,

that there should be time no longer: Note 4

7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound [a period of time - Chapter 11, verse 15], the mystery of God should be finished [or universally understood], as He has [already] declared to His servants the prophets. Note 5


8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again, and said,

Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the Angel

which stands upon the sea and upon the earth.


9 And I went to the Angel, and said to Him,

Give me the little book.


And He said to me,

Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make your belly bitter,

but it shall be in your mouth sweet as honey. Note 6


Not what he expected

10 And I took the little book out of the Angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.

11 And [then] He said to me,

You must prophesy again [or in a different way] before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings. Note 7

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