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

  • Antoinettehiggins
    i like to read the bible if about revelation
  • Sabbath keeper and Wife
    The little scroll is book of Daniel. Tasted sweet when opened in mid 1800s (right on time at end of 2300 day prophecy in Dan.) Dan. unlocks Rev. Bitterness is they thought Yeshua was coming back that year. Oops.NO MAN KNOWS THE HOUR. Prophecy again before many... is for the new unveiled truth of the three angels messages in Rev 14:6-11 Rev says there will be beheadings for wit. of Jesus. God Bless
  • Irene123
    TO N. McKenzie - Rev.1:14; The whole book of Rev. is a prophesy from the Lord Jesus Himself - of the end times. Jesus is very serious about the painful death he experienced for us on the cross. He would not put anything spurious into His word. Every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God is - TRUE!!! The description is true. If you are saved - it's nothing to be afraid of.
  • Lucinda Palestrant
    Nick, do you not see that in Rev. 1:17; it is Jesus that speaks to John?
  • Nick McKenzie
    Does anybody think that in revelation chapter one verse fourteen where john describes how the son of man looks do you think that it's an actual description ?because the lord said to be aware of false images
  • Norm
    This prophecy is sent by commandment of God Almighty. Read and retain for reproof, instruction and your salvation. The following events mark world descent into spiritual damnation, or hell: the Syrian President will visit the United States for what appears to be a diplomacy visit. During the visit, the US will experience large-scale blackouts, particulary in the northeast, coastal and metro areas. Soon after, during the blackouts, the LORD JESUS CHRIST will save the faithful, children, teens, the destitute and others from around the world. Immediately proceeding this event, US coastal cities and military bases, beginning with NY, will fall under nuclear attack from Russia, China and others. Cities will lay desolate with the remaining people devastated and the world in chaos. Anarchy, famine, enslavement and horrible deaths will ensue. Repent and ask JESUS to save you from this hell. Acts 2:21 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.

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