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1 And 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: 2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth, 3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roareth: and when he had cried, seven thunders uttered their voices. 4 And 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. 5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven, 6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer: 7 But 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 hath declared to his servants the prophets. 8 And the voice which I heard from heaven spake unto me again, and said, Go and take the little book which is open in the hand of the angel which standeth upon the sea and upon the earth. 9 And I went unto the angel, and said unto him, Give me the little book. And he said unto me, Take it, and eat it up; and it shall make thy belly bitter, but it shall be in thy mouth sweet as honey. 10 And I took the little book 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 belly was bitter. 11 And he said unto me, Thou must prophesy again before many peoples, and nations, and tongues, and kings.

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1 Sarah R = "The "little scroll" (Greek biblaridion) may be either a second scroll or the same scroll, which appears small because the angel holding it is so big. Because the voices of the seven peals of thunder were sealed, God has not seen fit to reveal the contents, as He has in many cases (Dt. 29:29).- The Apologetics Study Bible, note"
2 Cary W = "It is not ours to question to revelations of the mysteries of God, His commands and prophecies given us, but to simply follow His direction, even if the word we are to give be sweet in our mouth (as truth is savory), but bitter or difficult in our depths. His word of truth in us is righteousness and holiness beyond reproach or even mere mortal understanding."
3 Sarah R = "Ezekiel was also asked to "eat a scroll" in his visions (Ezk 3:1-3) as a symbol of digesting the Word."