“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)
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.
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.