Revelation 10:5

“And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Angel which I saw stand vpon the sea, and vpon the earth, lifted vp his hand to heauen,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the angel that I saw standing upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his right hand to heaven,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the angel which I saw taking his position on the sea and on the earth, put up his right hand to heaven,
- Basic English Bible

And the angel whom I saw stand on the sea and on the earth lifted up his right hand to the heaven,
- Darby Bible

And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
- Webster's Bible

Then the angel that I saw standing on the sea and on the land, lifted his right hand toward Heaven.
- Weymouth Bible

The angel who I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to the sky,
- World English Bible

And the aungel whom Y say stondinge aboue the see, and aboue the erthe, lifte vp his hond to heuene,
- Wycliffe Bible

And the messenger whom I saw standing upon the sea, and upon the land, did lift up his hand to the heaven,
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 10:5


10:5 And the angel - This manifestation of things to come under the trumpet of the seventh angel hath a twofold introduction: first, the angel speaks for God, verse 7; #Rev 10:7 then| Christ speaks for himself, #Rev 11:3|. The angel appeals to the prophets of former times; Christ, to his own two witnesses. Whom I saw standing upon the earth and upon the sea, lifted up his right hand toward heaven - As yet the dragon was in heaven. When he is cast thence he brings the third and most dreadful woe on the earth and sea: so that it seems as if there would be no end of calamities. Therefore the angel comprises, in his posture and in his oath, both heaven, sea, and earth, and makes on the part of the eternal God and almighty Creator, a solemn protestation, that he will assert his kingly authority against all his enemies. He lifted up his right hand toward heaven - The angel in Daniel, #Dan 12:7|, (not improbably the same angel,) lifted up both his hands.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 10:5


Re 10:5-7 And the angel . . . sware . . . that there should be delay no longer. The whole passage means that the time remaining is short, and that in the time of the seventh trumpet angel the whole consummation shall be reached. In response to the anathemas, thunders, and persecutions, called forth by the Reformation, the great angel who stands on both sea and land lifted his hand and uttered his solemn oath that the period of probation, persecution and suffering on the part of the Church, soon shall end. In Re 6:10 the suffering martyrs of Pagan persecution cry, "How long, O Lord"? And here to the second great body of martyrs assurance is given that events are hastening to the end. The mystery shall be finished when the seventh angel shall sound.

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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