1 AND I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud, and an iris was about his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire, 2 and he had in his hand a little book opened. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left on the land, 3 and cried with a loud voice, as a lion roars. And when he cried, seven thunders spoke their words. 4 And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; and I heard a voice from heaven, saying, Seal up what the seven thunders spoke, and write it not.
5 And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land, lifted up his right hand to heaven, 6 and swore by him that lives forever and ever, that created heaven and the things in it and the earth and the things in it and the sea and the things in it, that time should be no longer, 7 but in the days of the sounding of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, then the mystery of God shall be finished, as he told his servants the prophets.
8 And the voice which I heard from heaven [I heard] again speak to me and say, Go and take the little opened book in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the land.
9 And I went to the angel, and said to him, Give me the little book. And he said to me, Take and eat it, and it will embitter your stomach, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey.