Revelation 10:9
Revelation 10, Page 12

Re-evaluation Translation
10:9  And the
anointed instructors embraced the powerful message, making the global healing very personal. They grieved deeply over their own past wrongs, while at the same time praising and exalting Yehuveh’s wisdom and instruction.

Bible, KJV Translation
10:9  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.

Significant Words and Comments:
Commentary on Revelation 10:9 (8 February 2008):  “I went unto the angel, and said unto him,” that is, Yehuveh’s anointed instructors turned to this clarifying message and exalted Yehuveh’s “little book,” Yehuveh’s covenant and instructions, which will indeed bring global restoration to Yehuveh’s kingdom.
       
“Take it and eat it up,” comes from two companion words: take is from lambano [G2983], meaning “to receive, claim, make it one’s own;” “eat it up,” is from katesthio [G2719], meaning “to consume, devour, incorporate into yourself.” The strength of this phrase is redoubled—the anointed instructors are to make the experience of this restoration very personal, very much their own.
       
“It shall make thy belly bitter,” echoes the deep heart-grief we feel over our distance from Yehuveh’s ways, as expressed in Ezekiel 6:9: “They that escape . . . shall lothe themselves for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.” Belly is from koilia [G2836], meaning “the whole belly; the womb; the soul, heart as the seat of thought, feeling, choice,” and used only in this and the next verse in Revelation. Bitter, as discussed by Revelation 8:11, means “to embitter, exasperate; make angry, indignant; irritate; to grieve.”
       
“It shall be in thy mouth,” indicates “the expressed thoughts of a man’s soul,” as discussed on Revelation 9:19. The phrase “sweet as honey,” is only used in this and the next verse and is of uncertain derivation. This passage echoes part of Ezekiel 2:9-3:3, “Son of man, cause thy belly to eat, and fill thy bowels with this roll that I give thee. Then did I eat it; and it was in my mouth as honey for sweetness.” From Psalms 19:7-10, we know that Yehuveh’s “law, . . . testimony, . . . statutes, . . . commandment, . . . fear, [and] judgments . . . are . . . sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.” Even while grieved at our past wrongs, we will praise and exalt Yehuveh’s wisdom and instructions! Ezekiel 3:3.


Gael Bataman
Originally Written:               8 February 2008
Latest Update:                   30 May 2008


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