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Bible Commentaries

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

Revelation 10

Verse 1

saw. App-133 .

another. App-124 . The term shows him to be not one of the "seven".

mighty See Revelation 5:2 .

come = coming.

heaven. See Revelation 3:12 .

cloud. Compare Revelation 1:7 . Psalms 18:11 ; Psalms 104:3 .Isaiah 19:1 .Matthew 24:30 . 1 Thessalonians 4:17 .

a = the.

rainbow. See Revelation 4:3 .

was. Omit.

Verse 2

he had = havmg

a little book. Greek. biblaridion. Only here and verses: Revelation 10:9 , Revelation 10:10 . Compare Revelation 1:11 with Revelation 5:1 , &c., where the scroll was sealed. Here it is opened.

set. Greek. ithemi. As in Acts 1:7 (put); Rev 2:35 (make).

upon, on. App-104 .

earth. App-129 .

Verse 3

loud = great.

had. Omit.

seven = the seven (Revelation 1:4 ).

thunders. Compare the "seven thunders" (voice of the Lord) in Psalms 29:0 .

uttered. Literally spake. App-121 .

Verse 4

their voices. The texts omit.

unto me. The texts omit.

Seal. See Revelation 7:3 .

those = the.

not. App-105 .

Verse 5

hand. The texts read "right hand". See Revelation 1:16 ; Revelation 5:1 , &c.

Verse 6

liveth, &c. As Revelation 4:9 .

created. Compare Revelation 4:11 .

therein = in ( App-104 .) it.

that . . . longer. Literally that time shall be no longer. i.e. no more delay in executing final vengeance. See Revelation 6:10 , Revelation 6:11 .

should = shall.

time. Greek. chronos. See App-195 .

no longer. Greek. ouketi.

Verse 7

shall begin = is about.

mystery. See Revelation 1:20 ; Revelation 17:5 , Revelation 17:7 . App-193 .

should be = shall have been.

finished. (Add "also".) Greek. teleo . In Rev. here; Revelation 11:7 ; Revelation 15:1 , Revelation 15:8 ; Revelation 17:17 ; Revelation 20:3 , Revelation 20:5 , Revelation 20:7 . Compare App-125 .

He . . . declared. App-121 .

His = His own.

servants. App-190 .

prophets. See App-189 .

Verse 8

spake . . . Read. "(I heard) speaking". Same as "uttered" in Revelation 10:3 .

unto = with. Greek. meta. App-104 .

said = saying.

little book = book. Greek. biblion.

Verse 9

unto. App-104 .

and. Omit.

said = saying.

unto = to.

said = saith.

eat . . . up. Hebraism for receiving knowledge.

Verse 10

out of. App-104 .

Verse 11

he said. The texts read "they say".

unto = to.

prophesy. In Rev. only here and Revelation 11:3 . Compare App-189 . before = over, or concerning. Greek. epi . App-104 .

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Bibliographical Information
Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Revelation 10". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/bul/revelation-10.html. 1909-1922.