1 And I saw a mighty agent coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud, and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire, 2 and having in his hand an opened book. And he placed his right foot upon the sea, and the left upon the earth. 3 And he cried out in a great voice as a lion roars. And when he cried out, the seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders uttered, I was going to write. And I heard a voice from heaven saying, Seal up what the seven thunders uttered, and do not write them.
5 And the agent whom I saw standing upon the sea and upon the earth raised his right hand to heaven, 6 and swore by him who lives into the ages of the ages, who created the heaven and the things in it, and the earth and the things in it, and the sea and the things in it, that time would be no more. 7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh agent, when he is going to sound, and the mystery of God is finished, as he declared the good-news to his bondmen the prophets.
8 And the voice that I heard from heaven was again speaking with me, and saying, Go, take the little book that has been opened in the hand of the agent who stands upon the sea and upon the earth.
9 And I went to the agent, telling him to give me the little book. And he says to me, Take and eat it. And it will make thy belly bitter, but it will be sweet as honey in thy mouth.