1And I saw another mighty angel come down from heaven, clothed with a cloud: and a rainbow was upon his head, and his face was as it were the sun, and his feet as pillars of fire:
2And he had in his hand a little scroll open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
3And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices.
4And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about to write: and I heard a voice from heaven saying unto me, Seal up those things which the seven thunders uttered, and write them not.
5And the angel whom I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
6And swore by him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that are therein, and the earth, and the things that are therein, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:
7But in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, when he shall begin to sound, the mystery of God should be finished, as he has declared to his servants the prophets.
8And the voice which I heard from heaven spoke unto me again, and said,
Go and take the little scroll which is open in the hand of the angel who stands upon the sea and upon the earth.
9And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little scroll. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make your stomach bitter, but it shall be in your mouth sweet as honey.
10And I took the little scroll out of the angel's hand, and ate it up; and it was in my mouth sweet as honey: and as soon as I had eaten it, my stomach was bitter.
11And he said unto me, you must prophesy again about many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.