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Revelation 10

The Angel And The Little Book

1 Then I saw another strong angel coming down from heaven covered with a cloud. He had many colors around his head. His face was like the sun. His feet were like long flames of fire. 2 He had in his hand a little book that was open. The angel put his right foot on the sea. He put his left foot on the land. 3 He cried with a loud voice like the sound of a lion. The seven thunders sounded. 4 I was ready to write when the seven thunders had spoken. Then I heard the voice from heaven saying, "Lock up the things which the seven thunders have spoken. Do not write them!"

5 Then the strong angel that I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted his right hand to heaven. 6 He made a promise in the name of God Who lives forever, Who made the heaven and the earth and the sea and everything in them. He promised that there will be no more waiting. 7 And when the seventh angel blows his horn, God will put His secret plan into action. It will be done just as He told it to the early preachers, His servants.

8 Then the voice I heard from heaven spoke to me again. It said, "Go and take the little book that is open. It is in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land." 9 I went to the angel and asked him to give me the little book. He said, "Take it and eat it. It will taste like honey in your mouth. But after you have eaten it, it will make your stomach sour." 10 Then I took it from the angel's hand and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but it made my stomach sour after I had eaten it.

11 Then they said to me, "You must tell what will happen again in front of many people and nations and families and kings."

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