1 And I saw another mighty angel coming down out of the heaven, encircled with a cloud: and a 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 a little open book. And he placed his right foot upon the sea, and his left upon the earth, 3 and he cried with a loud voice, as a lion roars. And when he cried the seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write: and I heard a voice speaking from the heaven, Seal those things which the seven thunders spoke, and write them not.
5 And the angel, which I saw standing upon the sea and upon the land lifted up his right hand to the heaven, 6 and he swore by him that liveth unto 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 there shall be time no longer: 7 but in the day of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, and the mystery of God may be finished, when he has preached the gospel to his servants the prophets.
8 And the voice which I heard from the heaven again speaking with me, and saying, Go, take the little book which is open in the hands of the angel who stands upon the sea and upon the land.
9 And I went away to the angel, saying to him, to give me the little book. He says to me, Take it, and eat it up; and it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.
10 And I took the little book out of the hand of the angel, and I ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and when I ate it, my stomach was bitter. 11 And they say to me, It behooves you again to prophesy before the many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.