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

  • A disciple
    Ronald; I hope you don't mind me jumping in here. I agree with you! A few examples: The fourth and final kingdom would be hard and cruel as iron, but mixed with the miry clay; that's the world right now! Jesus told the Jews, "I came in my Father's name and you receive me not; another shall come in his own name and him you will receive." even him whom they WILL NOT GIVE THE HONOR OF THE KINGDOM!
  • A disciple
    "..and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was bitter. And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings." As we abide in Jesus and learn to overcome and prove true through our persecutions, trials and temptations, humiliations and chastisements; we increase in wisdom and knowledge, so God can send us to preach His Word, and to Prophesy.
  • Ronald Taylor
    Bruce, you are absolutely right, we are living in the great tribulation is upon us now,and people don't see it, always expecting it in the future. The reason they cant see it, is because their spiritual understanding of God word has not been opened, therefore they don't understand what they are reading. GOD BLESS.
  • Sarah
    Sabbathkeeperandwife, so happy to hear of your wife's healing. My mother has been diagnosed with cancer also, and is also paralyzed in her lower limbs. We are praying that God will do likewise for my mother. All prayers are greatly appreciated.
  • Mark Hardy
    St.Luke 34~36 pray to escape all these things
  • Ann
    Matthew 24:22, Mark 13:20, And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened. This is why people will be here during the tribulation period, before the Day of Christ comes back. People need to REPENT of their sins, and believe with a true heart our Lord Jesus Christ, who died on the cross for our sins. Amen.

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