1 And I saw another mighty angel coming down out of the heaven, clothed with a cloud. And a rainbow [was] on his head, and his face [was] as the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire.
2 And he had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and [his] left [foot] on the earth.
3 And he cried with a loud voice, like a lion roaring. And when he had cried, seven thunders spoke their sounds.
4 And when the seven thunders spoke their sounds, I was about to write. And I heard a voice from Heaven saying to me, Seal up what things the seven thunders spoke, and do not write these things.
5 And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the earth lifted his hand to the heaven,
6 and swore by Him who lives forever and ever, 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 should no longer be time.
7 But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he will begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as He has declared to His servants the prophets.
8 And the voice which I heard from Heaven spoke to me again, and said, Go, take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel who stands on the sea and on the earth.
9 And I went to the angel and said to him, Give me the little book. And he said to me, Take [it] and eat it up, and it will make your belly bitter, but it will be sweet as honey in your mouth.
10 And I took the little book out of the angel's hand and ate it up. And it was sweet as honey in my mouth, and as soon as I had eaten it, my belly was made bitter.
11 And he said to me, You must prophesy again before many peoples and nations and tongues and kings.