Revelation 10:9

“And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I went vnto the Angel, and said vnto him, Giue me the little booke. And he sayd vnto me, Take it, and eat it vp, and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall bee in thy mouth sweete as hony.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. And he *said to me, "Take it and eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And 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.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I went to the angel, and said to him, Give me the little book. And he said to me: Put it in your mouth; and it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.
- Basic English Bible

And I went to the angel, saying to him to give me the little book. And he says to me, Take and eat it up: and it shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it shall be sweet as honey.
- Darby Bible

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, and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey.
- Webster's Bible

So I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little book. "Take it," he said, "and eat the whole of it. You will find it bitter when you have eaten it, although in your mouth it will taste as sweet as honey."
- Weymouth Bible

I went to the angel, telling him to give me the little book. He said to me, "Take it, and eat it up. It will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be as sweet as honey."
- World English Bible

And Y wente to the aungel, and seide to hym, that he schulde yyue me the book. And he seide to me, Take the book, and deuoure it; and it schal make thi wombe to be bittir, but in thi mouth it schal be swete as hony.
- Wycliffe Bible

and I went away unto the messenger, saying to him, `Give me the little scroll;' and he saith to me, `Take, and eat it up, and it shall make thy belly bitter, but in thy mouth it shall be sweet -- as honey.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 10:9


10:9 Eat it up - The like was commanded to Ezekiel. This was an emblem of thoroughly considering and digesting it. And it will make thy belly bitter, but it will be sweet as honey in thy mouth - The sweetness betokens the many good things which follow, #Rev 11:1|,15, &c.; the bitterness, the evils which succeed under the third woe.


Discussion for Revelation 10

  • Amos had to have exceptional courage to deliver such a message, But I believe Rev,10:11, is for today. The great tribulation is almost here. It 's not punishment, but a testing of our faith.
  • Word
    It 's the world. Every people joined up in their new one world religion and she 's a fancy one with one in charge who they think is Jesus. Why not he can bring lightning from the sky and will bring peace to earth, a false peace and they find that out at the 7th trump.
  • First...put out of your thoughts about Rome.The mountains which the woman sits on are kingdoms.Read Isaiah,Ezekiel,Daniel,Joel...all the Old Testament prophets.The Bible...the WHOLE BIBLE ...is Israel,Jewish centered.Not Rome,not America,not Europe,not Russia,not China.......it all centers around Jerusalem and Israel.Mountains are kingdoms.
  • John
    Pardon my ignorance, I 've been trying to read this book for a while and only slowly getting a feel for it, but could the angel in verse 1 be see as being a vision that could be likened to the interpretation of the statue in Nebuchadnezzar 's dream in Daniel 2? It seems to me as though the head could represent the covenant made with Noah in Genesis 9 and the feet be the day of the Lord in 2 Peter 3.
  • Ifeanyi
    God is mystry and his mystry will countinue,the more you thing you know all about God,the more mystry God beging to reveal to you.that is why is good to carry on seeking him on daily basis so that we will know him more and more.his mystry is endless.
  • Word
    Phill you really got rapture out of a loud cry. Wow! Your a real preacher. The ten virgins and as you must know the five didn 't have enough oil to make it into the wedding which means truth and knowledge of the word so the bought and had to sell so they were buying in the world so they were worshipping antichrist and working his system and going to his churches. The other 5 had the truth and knew the false Christ came first so they were prepared. They knew Ezekiel 13 vs 18 an on which says God hates the rapture teachers.

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