10 1And I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, arrayed
with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as the sun,
and his feet as pillars of fire;
2and he had in his hand a little book
open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left upon the earth;
3and he cried with a great voice, as a lion roareth: and when he cried,
the seven thunders uttered their voices.
4And when the seven thunders
uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from
heaven saying, Seal up the things which the seven thunders uttered, and write
5And the angel that I saw standing upon the sea and upon the
earth lifted up his right hand to heaven,
6and sware by him that liveth
for ever and ever, who created the heaven and the things that are therein,
and the earth and the things that are therein, and the sea and the things
that are therein, that there shall be delay no longer:
7but in the days
of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then is
finished the mystery of God, according to the good tidings which he declared
to his servants the prophets.
8And the voice which I heard from heaven,
I heard it again speaking with me, and saying, Go, take the book
which is open in the hand of the angel that standeth upon the sea and upon
9And I went unto the angel, saying unto him that he should
give me the little book. And he saith unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it
shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it shall be sweet as honey.
10And 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 when I had eaten it, my belly was made
11And they say unto me, Thou must prophesy again over many
peoples and nations and tongues and kings.