And he saith unto me (kai legei moi). The angel resumes as in 2 Peter 19:9 . Seal not up (mh spragish). Prohibition with mh and the ingressive first aorist active subjunctive of spragizw. Charles takes this to be the command of Christ because in verses 2 Peter 718 "the words of the prophecy of this book" come from Christ. But that is not a conclusive argument, though Charles, as already stated, rearranges these chapters to suit his own notion. Once only ( 2 Peter 10:4 ) was John directed to seal and not to write. See there for discussion of spragizw. This book is to be left open for all to read ( 2 Peter 1:3 ; 2 Peter 13:18 ; 2 Peter 17:9 ; 2 Peter 22:72 Peter 22:18 ). At hand (eggu). As in 2 Peter 1:3 .