JOHN THE DIVINE*
Revelation 10 ©
1 After the narrative of the plagues, which would come under the sixth trumpet upon Christendom from the East and West, in this chapter there is related what would yet follow for the churches’ comfort under the same trumpet. And first an angel is seen descending from heaven in great glory, with a little book opened in his hand. 3 Which cries with a loud voice, whereupon follows seven thunder claps. 5 And he swears by Him Who lives forever, that time would be no more after the seventh trumpet would have sounded. 8 After this he delivers the little book that was open to the apostle, to eat it up. 10 Which was sweet in the mouth, but bitter in the belly, 11 After this he declares to the apostle, that he must prophesy again.
AND I saw 1another mighty angel come down from heaven, 2clothed with a cloud: and 3a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were thea sun, and his feet as pillarsb of fire:
And he had in his hand 4a little book open: and he set 5his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
And 6cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders 7uttered their voices.
And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, 8Sealc up those things which the seven thunders uttered, 9and write them not.
Andd the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth 10lifted up his hand to heaven,
And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, thate there should be 11time no longer:
But 12in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, 13the mystery of God should be finished, as he hath declared to his servants the prophets.
And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and 14take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Takefit, and 15eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
And I took the little book out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was 16in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter.
And he said unto me, 17Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.