REVELATION 10:8

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“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.”

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Revelation 10:8 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
the The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
voice φωνὴ A tone (articulate, bestial or artificial); by implication, an address (for any purpose), saying or language voice
which ἣν The relatively (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that which
I heard ἤκουσα To hear (in various senses) heard
from 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) from
heaven οὐρανοῦ The sky; by extension, heaven (as the abode of God); by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel (Christianity) heaven
spake λαλοῦσα To talk, i.e., utter words spake
unto μετ' Properly, denoting accompaniment; "amid" (local or causal); modified variously according to the case (genitive association, or accusative succession) with which it is joined; occupying an intermediate position between G0575 or G1537 and G1519 or G4314; less intimate than G1722 and less close than G4862) unto
me ἐμοῦ Of me me
again, πάλιν (adverbially) anew, i.e., (of place) back, (of time) once more, or (conjunctionally) furthermore or on the other hand again
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
said, λέγουσα, Properly, to "lay" forth, i.e., (figuratively) relate (in words (usually of systematic or set discourse; whereas G2036 and G5346 generally refer to an individual expression or speech respectively; while G4483 is properly to break silence merely, and G2980 means an extended or random harangue)); by implication, to mean said
Go Ὕπαγε To lead (oneself) under, i.e., withdraw or retire (as if sinking out of sight), literally or figuratively Go
and (No Greek definition. English implied.)
take λάβε To take. While G0138 is more violent, to seize or remove. take
the little τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) little
book βιβλαρίδιον A booklet book
which τὸ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
is open ἠνεῳγμένον To open up (literally or figuratively, in various applications) open
in ἐν "in," at, (up-)on, by, etc in
the τῇ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
hand χειρὶ The hand (literally or figuratively (power); especially (by Hebraism) a means or instrument) hand
of the angel ἀγγέλου (to bring tidings); a messenger; especially an "angel"; by implication, a pastor angel
which τοῦ The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) which
standeth ἑστῶτος To stand (transitively or intransitively), used in various applications (literally or figuratively) standeth
upon ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc upon
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
sea θαλάσσης The sea (genitive case or specially) sea
and καὶ And, also, even, so then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words and
upon ἐπὶ Properly, meaning superimposition (of time, place, order, etc.), as a relation of distribution (with the genitive case), i.e., over, upon, etc.; of rest (with the dative case) at, on, etc.; of direction (with the accusative case) towards, upon, etc upon
the τῆς The (sometimes to be supplied, at others omitted, in English idiom) the
earth. γῆς Soil; by extension a region, or the solid part or the whole of the terrene globe (including the occupants in each application) earth

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  • 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.




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