REVELATION 10:10

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Revelation 10:10 Translation & Meaning

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And καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words And
I took ἔλαβον To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. took
the little τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) little
book βιβλαρίδιον A booklet book
out ἐκ A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence action or motion proceeds), from, out (of place, time, or cause literal or figurative; direct or remote) out
of ἀγγέλου (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor of
the τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
angel's ἀγγέλου (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor angels
hand, χειρὸς The hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument) hand
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
ate up; κατέφαγον To eat up, i.e., devour (literally or figuratively) ate up
it αὐτό The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons it
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
it was ἦν I (thou, etc.) was (wast or were) it was
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
my μου Of me my
mouth στόματί The mouth (as if a gash in the face); by implication, language (and its relations); figuratively, an opening (in the earth); specially, the front or edge (of a weapon) mouth
sweet γλυκύ Sweet (i.e., not bitter nor salt) sweet
as ὡς Which how, i.e., in that manner (very variously used, as follows) as
honey: μέλι Honey honey
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
as soon as ὅτε At which (thing) too, i.e., when soon
I had eaten ἔφαγον To eat (literally or figuratively) eaten
it, αὐτό The reflexive pronoun self, used (alone or in the comparative G1438) of the third person, and (with the proper personal pronoun) of the other persons it
my μου Of me my
belly κοιλία A cavity, i.e., (especially) the abdomen; by implication, the matrix; figuratively, the heart belly
was bitter. ἐπικράνθη To embitter (literally or figuratively) bitter

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  • 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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