2 And he had in his hand a little book open: and he set his right foot upon the sea, and his left foot on the earth,
2 He was holding a little scroll, which lay open in his hand. He planted his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
2 He had a little scroll open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea, and his left foot on the land,
2 He had a small book open in his hand. He placed his right foot on the sea and his left foot on land,
2 He had a little book open in his hand. And he set his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land,
2 And in his hand was a small scroll that had been opened. He stood with his right foot on the sea and his left foot on the land.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Revelation 10:2
Commentary on Revelation 10:1-7
(Read Revelation 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.