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

  • 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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