New American Standard Bible
After these things I saw another angel coming down from heaven, having great authority, and the earth was illumined with his glory.
King James Bible
And after these things I saw another angel come down from heaven, having great power; and the earth was lightened with his glory.
Darby Bible Translation
After these things I saw another angel descending out of the heaven, having great authority: and the earth was lightened with his glory.
World English Bible
After these things, I saw another angel coming down out of the sky, having great authority. The earth was illuminated with his glory.
Young's Literal Translation
And after these things I saw another messenger coming down out of the heaven, having great authority, and the earth was lightened from his glory,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And after these things - After the vision referred to in the previous chapter.
I saw another angel come down from heaven - Different from the one that had last appeared, and therefore coming to make a new communication to him. It is not unusual in this book that different communications should be entrusted to different angels. Compare Revelation 14:6, Revelation 14:8-9, Revelation 14:15, Revelation 14:17-18.
Having great power - That is, he was one of the higher rank or order of angels.
And the earth was lightened with his glory - The usual representation respecting the heavenly beings. Compare Exodus 24:16; Matthew 17:2; Luke 2:9; Acts 9:3. This would, of course, add greatly to the magnificence of the scene.
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and behold, the glory of the God of Israel was coming from the way of the east. And His voice was like the sound of many waters; and the earth shone with His glory.
I saw another strong angel coming down out of heaven, clothed with a cloud; and the rainbow was upon his head, and his face was like the sun, and his feet like pillars of fire;
Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and spoke with me, saying, "Come here, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters,
And the angel said to me, "Why do you wonder? I will tell you the mystery of the woman and of the beast that carries her, which has the seven heads and the ten horns.
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