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Revelation 10:5

    Revelation 10:5 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the angel which I saw taking his position on the sea and on the earth, put up his right hand to heaven,

    Webster's Revision

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Revelation 10:5

    Angel - Messenger.
    Sea - Large basin.

    Clarke's Commentary on Revelation 10:5

    Lifted up his hand to heaven - As one making an appeal to the supreme Being.

    Barnes' Notes on Revelation 10:5

    And the angel which I saw stand ... - Revelation 10:2. That is, John saw him standing in this posture when he made the oath which he proceeds to record.

    Lifted up his hand to heaven - The usual attitude in taking an oath, as if one called heaven to witness. See Genesis 14:22; Deuteronomy 32:40; Ezekiel 20:5-6. Compare the notes on Daniel 12:7.

    Wesley's Notes on Revelation 10:5

    10:5 And the angel - This manifestation of things to come under the trumpet of the seventh angel hath a twofold introduction: first, the angel speaks for God, verse 7; Rev 10:7 then Christ speaks for himself, Rev 11:3. The angel appeals to the prophets of former times; Christ, to his own two witnesses. Whom I saw standing upon the earth and upon the sea, lifted up his right hand toward heaven - As yet the dragon was in heaven. When he is cast thence he brings the third and most dreadful woe on the earth and sea: so that it seems as if there would be no end of calamities. Therefore the angel comprises, in his posture and in his oath, both heaven, sea, and earth, and makes on the part of the eternal God and almighty Creator, a solemn protestation, that he will assert his kingly authority against all his enemies. He lifted up his right hand toward heaven - The angel in Daniel, Dan 12:7, (not improbably the same angel,) lifted up both his hands.