Bible: Revelation 10:1-11

The Angel with the Little Scroll

10:1 Then 1  I saw another powerful angel descending from heaven, wrapped 2  in a cloud, with a rainbow above his head; his face was like the sun and his legs were like pillars of fire. 3  10:2 He held 4  in his hand a little scroll that was open, and he put his right foot on the sea and his left on the land. 10:3 Then 5  he shouted in a loud voice like a lion roaring, and when he shouted, the seven thunders sounded their voices. 10:4 When the seven thunders spoke, I was preparing to write, but 6  just then 7  I heard a voice from heaven say, “Seal up what the seven thunders spoke and do not write it down.” 10:5 Then 8  the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven 10:6 and swore by the one who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and what is in it, and the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, “There will be no more delay! 9  10:7 But in the days 10  when the seventh angel is about to blow his trumpet, the mystery of God is completed, 11  just as he has 12  proclaimed to his servants 13  the prophets.” 10:8 Then 14  the voice I had heard from heaven began to speak 15  to me 16  again, 17 Go and take the open 18  scroll in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.” 10:9 So 19  I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little scroll. He 20  said to me, “Take the scroll 21  and eat it. It 22  will make your stomach bitter, but it will be as sweet as honey in your mouth.” 10:10 So 23  I took the little scroll from the angel’s hand and ate it, and it did taste 24  as sweet as honey in my mouth, but 25  when I had eaten it, my stomach became bitter. 10:11 Then 26  they 27  told me: “You must prophesy again about many peoples, nations, 28  languages, and kings.”

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