1 And I saw another strong angel, descending out of Heaven, clothed with a cloud, and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as the sun, and his feet as 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 he cried with a great voice, as a lion roars; and, when he cried, the seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And, when the seven thunders spake, I was about to write; and I heard a voice out of Heaven, saying, "Seal up the things which the seven thunders spake, and write them 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 Who liveth forever and ever, Who created the heaven and the things therein, and the earth and the things therein, and the sea and the things therein, that there shall be delay no longer; 7 but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he is about to sound, the mystery of God was also finished, according to the good news He proclaimed to His servants the prophets.
8 And the voice which I heard from Heaven, I heard again, talking with me, and saying, "Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel, who is standing upon the sea and upon the land."
9 And I went to the angel, saying to him, that he should give me the little book. And he says to me, "Take, and eat it up; and it will make your belly 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 ate it up; and it was in my mouth as sweet as honey; and, when I ate it, my belly was made bitter. 11 And he says to me, "You must prophesy again concerning many peoples and nations and tongues and kings."