Revelation 10:8

“And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the voice which I heard from heauen spake vnto me againe, and said, Go, and take the litle booke which is open in the hand of the Angel which standeth vpon the sea, and vpon the earth.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Then the voice which I heard from heaven, {I heard} again speaking with me, and saying, "Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the voice which I heard from heaven, `I heard it' again speaking with me, and saying, Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel that standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And the voice came to me again from heaven, saying, Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel who has his place on the sea and on the earth.
- Basic English Bible

And the voice which I heard out of the heaven [was] again speaking with me, and saying, Go, take the little book which is opened in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the earth.
- Darby Bible

And the voice which I heard from heaven spoke to me again, and said, Go, and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Then the voice which I had heard speaking from Heaven once more addressed me. It said, "Go and take the little book which lies open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land."
- Weymouth Bible

The voice which I heard from heaven, again speaking with me, said, "Go, take the book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land."
- World English Bible

And Y herde a vois fro heuene eftsoone spekynge with me, and seiynge, Go thou, and take the book, that is openyd, fro the hoond of the aungel, that stondith aboue the see, and on the lond.
- Wycliffe Bible

And the voice that I heard out of the heaven is again speaking with me, and saying, `Go, take the little scroll that is open in the hand of the messenger who hath been standing upon the sea, and upon the land:'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Revelation 10:8


10:8 And - what follows from this verse to chap. xi. 13, #Rev 11:13 runs parallel with the oath of the angel|, and with the fulfilling of the mystery of God, as it follows under the trumpet of the seventh angel; what is said, verse 11, #Rev 11:11 concerning St|. John's prophesying again, is unfolded immediately after; what is said, verse 7, #Rev 11:7| concerning the fulfilling the mystery of God, is unfolded, Rev. xi. 15 - 19, #Rev 11:15 |- 19 and in the following chapters.


People's Bible Notes for Revelation 10:8


Re 10:8-11 Go [and] take the little book . . . eat it. I will give a synopsis of the events of the chapter. (1) The angel holds in his hand an open book. (2) He calls attention to it in a loud voice. (3) The "seven thunders" launch their thunderbolts against the reception of the open book by the world. (4) John is about to record their words, but is forbidden. (5) The angel affirms with an oath, that the duration of the power and terror of the seven thunders shall be short, and that soon the seventh angel shall sound universal redemption and triumph. (6) John is bidden to take the book. (7) He receives it and is told to eat it, or to receive and devour its contents. (8) Its words are sweet like honey. In Ps 19:10 the word of the Lord is compared to the sweetness of honey (9) There are bitter effects that follow. The great object of this angel seems to be to present the open book to the world. The book is mentioned four times in the chapter; twice it is stated that the book was open Re 10:2,8-10.

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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