Revelation 10:5
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New International Version
Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven.

New Living Translation
Then the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand toward heaven.

English Standard Version
And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven

Berean Study Bible
Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven.

Berean Literal Bible
And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven,

New American Standard Bible
Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven,

King James Bible
And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the angel that I had seen standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven.

International Standard Version
Then the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven.

NET Bible
Then the angel I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven

New Heart English Bible
The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to the sky,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the Angel whom I saw was standing on The Sea and upon the dry land, raising his hand to Heaven.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land raised his right hand to heaven.

New American Standard 1977
And the angel whom I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the angel whom I saw standing upon the sea and upon the land lifted up his hand to heaven

King James 2000 Bible
And the angel whom I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

American King James Version
And the angel which I saw stand on the sea and on the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

American Standard Version
And the angel that I saw standing upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his right hand to heaven,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the angel, whom I saw standing upon the sea and upon the earth, lifted up his hand to heaven,

Darby Bible Translation
And the angel whom I saw stand on the sea and on the earth lifted up his right hand to the heaven,

English Revised Version
And the angel which I saw standing upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his right hand to heaven,

Webster's Bible Translation
And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

Weymouth New Testament
Then the angel that I saw standing on the sea and on the land, lifted his right hand toward Heaven.

World English Bible
The angel who I saw standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to the sky,

Young's Literal Translation
And the messenger whom I saw standing upon the sea, and upon the land, did lift up his hand to the heaven,
Study Bible
The Angel and the Small Scroll
4When the seven thunders had spoken, I was about to put it in writing. But I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down.” 5Then the angel I had seen standing on the sea and on the land lifted up his right hand to heaven. 6And he swore by Him who lives forever and ever, who created heaven and everything in it, the earth and everything in it, and the sea and everything in it: “There will be no more delay!…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 32:40
'Indeed, I lift up My hand to heaven, And say, as I live forever,

Daniel 12:7
I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed.

Revelation 10:2
He held in his hand a small scroll, which lay open. He placed his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land.
Treasury of Scripture

And the angel which I saw stand on the sea and on the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,

stand. See on ver.

Revelation 10:2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot …

lifted.

Genesis 14:22 And Abram said to the king of Sodom, I have lift up my hand to the …

Genesis 22:15,16 And the angel of the LORD called to Abraham out of heaven the second time…

Exodus 6:8 And I will bring you in to the land, concerning the which I did swear …

Deuteronomy 32:40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.

Ezekiel 20:5,15,23,28,42 And say to them, Thus said the Lord GOD; In the day when I chose …

Ezekiel 36:7 Therefore thus said the Lord GOD; I have lifted up my hand, Surely …

Ezekiel 47:14 And you shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning the …

Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was on the waters of …

Hebrews 6:13 For when God made promise to Abraham, because he could swear by no …

by him.

Revelation 1:18 I am he that lives, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for ever …

Revelation 4:9 And when those beasts give glory and honor and thanks to him that …

Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting …

who.

Revelation 4:11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for …

Revelation 14:7 Saying with a loud voice, Fear God, and give glory to him; for the …

Genesis 1:1-2:25 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth…

Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all …

Nehemiah 9:6 You, even you, are LORD alone; you have made heaven, the heaven of …

Psalm 95:3-6 For the LORD is a great God, and a great King above all gods…

Psalm 146:5 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is …

Psalm 148:1-7 Praise you the LORD. Praise you the LORD from the heavens: praise …

Jeremiah 10:11-13 Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens …

Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of like …

Acts 17:23 For as I passed by, and beheld your devotions, I found an altar with …

Romans 1:20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are …

that there. Rather, 'the time should not be yet,' [chronos ouk esti eti,] that is, the time of those glorious things with which 'the mystery of God should be finished.'

Revelation 16:17 And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there …

Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was on the waters of …

(5-7) And the angel . . .--Translate, And the angel whom I saw standing upon the sea and upon the earth lifted his right hand to the heaven, and sware in (or, by) Him who liveth unto the ages of the ages, who created the heaven, and the things in it, and the earth, and the things in it, and the sea, and the things in it, that time (i.e., delay, or postponement) should no longer be: but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel, whenever he is about to sound (his trumpet) was finished the mystery of God, as he evangelised his servants the prophets. There is a change of tense which sounds strange: he says, then (not "will be," but) was finished. In thought he hurries on to the end, and sees the close no longer in the dim future, but as, with the eye of God, an accomplished fact. The certainty is guaranteed with an oath. The gesture of the uplifted hand to give emphasis to the oath is of ancient date. Thus Abraham expressed his resolution to take none of the spoils of the conquered kings: "I have lift up mine hand unto the Lord . . . that I will not take from a thread to a shoelatchet" (Genesis 14:22; comp. Exodus 6:8, margin). So, too, does the man clothed in linen (Daniel 12:6-9, a passage which, in much, is the foundation of the one before us) lift up both hands and sware that there shall be a fixed period for the accomplishment of the scattering of the power of the holy people. The oath in the passage under consideration is to the effect (not that time should cease and eternity begin, but) that there shall be no longer any delay. The suffering saints had cried, "How long?" (Revelation 6:9-11), and they had been bidden to wait a little time. Now the close of all such waiting time is announced: when the seventh trumpet shall have blown the mystery of God will be finished. "' The mystery of God' does not mean something which cannot be understood or explained. It is never applied to such matters, for example, as the origin of evil, or the doctrine of the Trinity in Unity. It does mean a secret; but then a secret may be told, and when told is no mystery. The mystery, or secret, of God means, therefore, the whole of His plan and of His counsel concerning this earth in its present state of discipline and of imperfection; all that God means to do upon it and towards it, even till that which we read of as the time of the end (Daniel 12:4-9), the close of this last dispensation, and the introduction of that new heavens and new earth wherein dwelleth righteousness" (Dr. Vaughan). No wonder, as he announced this fast approaching close of the ages of suffering and trial, he should add, "According as He (not "declared"--an utterly inadequate word--but) evangelised--i.e., according to the glad tidings which He had ever proclaimed to and by His servants the prophets." A somewhat remarkable parallelism between this passage and 1Corinthians 15:51-52, has been pointed out. In both passages there is reference to the mystery, the glad tidings, and the last (the seventh trumpet is also the last) trumpet. This harmony of reference--taken in connection with St. Paul's statement, "We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed"--is full of interest, if it were for nothing more than to notice the union of thought between the two Apostles; but it may also throw light upon the teaching respecting the first resurrection (Revelation 20:5-6; but see Note there).

Verse 5. - And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven; the right hand (Revised Version) is supported by א, B, C, P, Syriac, Coptic, AEthiopic, Armenian, Andreas, Arethas, Primasius. It is omitted in the Textus Receptus, which follows A, 1, 17, 36, Vulgate; cf. Daniel 12:7, a chapter also referred to in the preceding note (vide supra). In Daniel both hands are uplifted, here only one; in the other is the book. The action was customary among the Jews in swearing (see Genesis 14:22; Deuteronomy 32:40). (Upon the signification of "standing upon the sea and upon the earth," see on ver. 2.) And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth,.... His right foot being on the one, and his left foot upon the other, as described in Revelation 10:2;

lifted up his hand to heaven; the Oriental versions read, "his right hand"; and so some copies, and the Complutensian edition: the man clothed in linen, Daniel 12:6, who is the same with the angel here, held up both his hands; the lifting up of the hand was a gesture used in swearing: see Genesis 14:22; so the Jews say (o), "the right hand", or by the right hand, , "this is an oath", according to Daniel 12:7; or whether the right hand or the left, is an oath, according to Isaiah 62:8.

(o) T. Bab. Nazir, fol. 3. 2. Yalkut Simeoni, par. 2. fol. 58. 1.5. lifted up his hand—So A and Vulgate read. But B, C, Aleph, Syriac, and Coptic, "… his right hand." It was customary to lift up the hand towards heaven, appealing to the God of truth, in taking a solemn oath. There is in this part of the vision an allusion to Da 12:1-13. Compare Re 10:4, with Da 12:4, 9; and Re 10:5, 6, end, with Da 12:7. But there the angel clothed in linen, and standing upon the waters, sware "a time, times, and a half" were to interpose before the consummation; here, on the contrary, the angel standing with his left foot on the earth, and his right upon the sea, swears there shall be time no longer. There he lifted up both hands to heaven; here he has the little book now open (whereas in Daniel the book is sealed) in his left hand (Re 10:2), and he lifts up only his right hand to heaven.10:1-7 The apostle saw another representation. The person communicating this discovery probably was our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, or it was to show his glory. He veils his glory, which is too great for mortal eyes to behold; and throws a veil upon his dispensations. A rainbow was upon his head; our Lord is always mindful of his covenant. His awful voice was echoed by seven thunders; solemn and terrible ways of discovering the mind of God. We know not the subjects of the seven thunders, nor the reasons for suppressing them. There are great events in history, perhaps relating to the Christian church, which are not noticed in open prophecy. The final salvation of the righteous, and the final success of true religion on earth, are engaged for by the unfailing word of the Lord. Though the time may not be yet, it cannot be far distant. Very soon, as to us, time will be no more; but if we are believers, a happy eternity will follow: we shall from heaven behold and rejoice in the triumphs of Christ, and his cause on earth.
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