Revelation 10:2

“And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And hee had in his hand a little booke open: and hee set his right foote vpon the sea, and his left foote on the earth,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and he had in his hand a little book which was open. He placed his right foot on the sea and his left on the land;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left upon the earth;
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he had in his hand a little open book: and he put his right foot on the sea, and his left on the earth;
- Basic English Bible

and having in his hand a little opened book. And he set his right foot on the sea, and the left upon the earth,
- Darby Bible

And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
- Webster's Bible

In his hand he held a small scroll unrolled; and, planting his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
- Weymouth Bible

He had in his hand a little open book. He set his right foot on the sea, and his left on the land.
- World English Bible

And he hadde in his hoond a litil book openyd; and he sette his riyt foot on the see, and the left foot on the erthe.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he had in his hand a little scroll opened, and he did place his right foot upon the sea, and the left upon the land,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 10:2


10:2 And he had in his hand - His left hand: he swore with his right. He stood with his right foot on the sea, toward the west; his left, on the land, toward the east: so that he looked southward. And so St. John (as Patmos lies near Asia) could conveniently take the book out of his left hand. This sealed book was first in the right hand of him that sat on the throne: thence the Lamb took it, and opened the seals. And now this little book, containing the remainder of the other, is given opened, as it was, to St. John. From this place the Revelation speaks more clearly and less figuratively than before. And he set his right foot upon the sea - Out of which the first beast was to come. And his left foot upon the earth - Out of which was to come the second. The sea may betoken Europe; the earth, Asia; the chief theatres of these great things.


Discussion for Revelation 10

  • Dewey J
    Ron, I believe you are right. However, concerning the name of the book The Revelation of Jesus Christ given to St. John to write gives all of us human being the whole story of God's divine plan from chapter 1 through 22. This book of Revelation gives us more than enough knowledge to get to paradise. What a blessing glory be to God in the highest. Amen!
  • A disciple
    God went through great pains, and many, many holy men sacrificed everything, to bring us the whole Bible as we have it today: it must mean that He has A LOT to say to us, when we are able to bear it. I don't think that God wants any of us to not use our brains, and the capacities of moral and intellectual knowledge; that's part of what we are in His image. But some things we must wait for.
  • Ellie
    Love God ❤️❤️
  • Ron
    Verse 4 - the seven thunders. A lot of people keep trying to figure out what they said but per verse 7 no one will know until the time. The Prophets knew the basics but John died being the only living person knowing the Complete mystery of God, completed! Do I have this right? What are your thoughts?
  • A disciple
    "And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, and cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices." From the coast of Israel the Angel's back is to the north: (Jeremiah 1:14) "Out of the north an evil shall break forth upon all the inhabitants of the land." The Chronicle.
  • Insight777
    The little book is knowledge of the future, sweet because all want to know what will happen before it does. Once eaten, read and understood, it makes one sick. The end of days war is bitter because of the massive amount of radiation that travels the globe destroying DNA in all life forms. The war will cause a collapse of the ecology of earth. God warns us in advance in parables and symbolism.

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