The Angel and the Little Scroll
Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with y a rainbow over his head, and z his face was like the sun, and a his legs like pillars of fire.
b He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land,
and called out with a loud voice, c like a lion roaring. When he called out, the seven thunders sounded.
And when the seven thunders had sounded, I was about to write, but I heard a voice from heaven saying, d "Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down."
And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land e raised his right hand to heaven
and swore by f him who lives forever and ever, g who created heaven and what is in it, the earth and what is in it, and the sea and what is in it, that there would be no more delay,
but that h in the days of the trumpet call to be sounded by the seventh angel, the mystery of God would be fulfilled, i just as he announced to his servants the prophets.
Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again, saying, "Go, take the scroll that is open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land."
So I went to the angel and told him to give me the little scroll. And he said to me, j "Take and k eat it; it will make your stomach bitter, but in your mouth it will be sweet as honey."
And I took the little scroll from the hand of the angel and ate it. It was sweet as honey in my mouth, but when I had eaten it my stomach was made bitter.
And I was told, l "You must again prophesy about many peoples and nations and languages and kings."
English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.
Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around. Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking.
In his right hand he held seven stars, from his mouth came a sharp two-edged sword, and his face was like the sun shining in full strength.
And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light.
His feet were like burnished bronze, refined in a furnace, and his voice was like the roar of many waters.
Revelation 10:8 - 10
Then the voice that I had heard from heaven spoke to me again, saying, "Go, take the scroll that is open in the hand of the angel who is standing on the sea and on the land.
The Lord roars from Zion, and utters his voice from Jerusalem, and the heavens and the earth quake. But the Lord is a refuge to his people, a stronghold to the people of Israel.
And he said: "The Lord roars from Zion and utters his voice from Jerusalem; the pastures of the shepherds mourn, and the top of Carmel withers.
The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been told is true, but seal up the vision, for it refers to many days from now.
But you, Daniel, shut up the words and seal the book, until the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.
He said, "Go your way, Daniel, for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end.
And he said to me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is near.
But Abram said to the king of Sodom, "I have lifted my hand to the Lord, God Most High, Possessor of heaven and earth.
And whenever the living creatures give glory and honor and thanks to him who is seated on the throne, who lives forever and ever.
"Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created."
Then the seventh angel blew his trumpet, and there were loud voices in heaven, saying, "The kingdom of the world has become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever.
For the Lord God does nothing without revealing his secret to his servants the prophets.
"But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. Be not rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you."
Ezekiel 3:1 - 3
And he said to me, "Son of man, eat whatever you find here. Eat this scroll, and go, speak to the house of Israel.
Your words were found, and I ate them, and your words became to me a joy and the delight of my heart, for I am called by your name, O Lord, God of hosts.
Then he said to me, "Prophesy over these bones, and say to them, O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord.