Daniel 10

1Daniel, having humbled himself, seeth a glorious vision, and is troubled with fear: 10an angel comforteth him, and telling him of the opposition of the prince of Persia, the assistance he had from Michael, and the coming in of the prince of Grecia, promiseth him further information.

1IN the third year of aCyrus king of Persia a thing was brevealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was ctrue, but the time appointed was 1long: and dhe understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.

1Heb. great, v.14. Is. 44.7. ch. 12.4.

a ch. 1.21. Ezr. 1.1,2. b Mat. 13.11. Am. 3.7. Ps. 25.14. c ch. 8.26; 11.2. Re. 19.9. Lu. 1.20. d ch. 1.17; 8.16,17; 9.22,23.

2eIn those days I Daniel was mourning three 2full weeks.

2Heb. weeks of days, Ge. 29.14. Nu. 11.20. ch. 9.24-26.

e Ezr. 9.4,5. Mat. 9.15. Ja. 4.9,10. Je. 9.1.

3fI ate no 3pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, gneither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.

3Heb. bread of desires.

f La. 2.6,10. Je. 31.9; 50.4. Lu. 18.1-7. 1Co. 9.27. g Am. 6.6. Mat. 6.17.

4And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, has I was by the side of the great river, which is iHiddekel;

h ch. 8.2. Eze. 1.3. Ac. 16.13. Re. 13.1. i Ge. 2.14.

5Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and jbehold 4a certain man kclothed in linen, whose loins were lgirded with mfine gold of Uphaz:

4Heb. one man, Jos. 5.13,14. ch. 12.6,7. Re. 1.13-15; 10.5. Zec. 1.8.

j ch. 12.6,7. Re. 10.2,5. k Re. 1.13; 15.6; 19.8. He. 7.26. Eze. 9.2. l Is. 11.5. m Je. 10.9. Ca. 5.11.

6nHis body also was like the beryl, and ohis face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and phis arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and qthe voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

n Re. 1.13-17. Eze. 1.16. 1Co. 15.47. o Re. 19.12. Mat. 17.2. Eze. 1.14. p Eze. 1.7. Ps. 104.4. Re. 1.15; 10.1. q Eze. 1.24. Re. 1.15; 10.3; 19.6. Ps. 29.

7And I Daniel ralone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.

r Ac. 9.7. 2Ki. 6.17. Ge. 3.10.

8Therefore I was left alone, and saw this sgreat vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my 5*comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.

5Or, vigour, ch. 7.28; 8.17,27. Re. 1.17. 2Co. 12.2,3.

*comeliness-appearance, glory.

s Ex. 3.3. Mat. 17.1-5. Re. 1.13-16.

9Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I tin a deep sleep on umy face, and my face toward the ground.

t ch. 8.18. Ca. 5.2. u Le. 9.24. Nu. 14.5; 16.22. Jos. 5.14. 1Ki. 18.39. 1Ch. 21.16. Re. 11.16. Is. 6.5.

10¶And, behold, van hand touched me, which 6set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.

6Heb. moved.

v v.16,18. ch. 8.18; 9.21. Re. 1.17.

11And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man 7greatly beloved, wunderstand the words that I speak unto thee, and 8stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.

7Heb. of desires, Jn. 13.15. ch. 9.23.

8Heb. stand upon thy standing.

w ch. 8.16,17; 9.21-23.

12Then said he unto me, xFear not, Daniel: for yfrom the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to *chasten thyself before thy God, thy zwords were heard, and I am come for thy words.

*chasten-correct by punishing.

x v.19. Mat. 28.5,10. Lu. 2.10. Re. 1.17. 1Jn. 4.18. y ch. 9.3,4,20-23. Is. 58.9; 65.24. Ps. 50.15; 91.15. Mat. 7.7. Ps. 32.5. z Ac. 10.30,31.

13But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, aMichael, 9one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

9Or, the first.

a Col. 2.10. Mat. 28.18. Pr. 8.15. v.21. ch. 12.1. Jude 9. Re. 12.7.

14Now I am come bto make thee understand what shall befall thy people cin the latter days: for dyet the vision is for many days.

b ch. 8.16; 9.22. c Ge. 49.1. 2Ti. 3.1. ch. 2.28; 8.26. Ho. 3.4,5. Hab. 2.3. d v.1.

15And when he had spoken such words unto me, eI set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.

e v.8,9,16.

16And, behold, one flike the similitude of the sons of men gtouched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, hby the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.

f v.5,6. Re. 1.17. Is. 9.6. Jn. 1.14. Ga. 4.4. ch. 8.15. g Is. 6.7,8. Je. 1.9. Ps. 51.15. h Ec. 1.18. v.8,9. ch. 7.15,28; 8.17,27.

17iFor how can 10the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? jfor as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.

10Or, this servant of my lord.

i Ge. 18.27. De. 5.24. Ju. 6.26; 13.22. j v.8.9,16.

18Then there kcame again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,

k ch. 8.16; 9.22,23. Ps. 103.13,14.

19And said, lO man greatly beloved, mfear not: peace be unto thee, nbe strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for othou hast strengthened me.

l v.11. ch. 9.23. Jn. 13.1; 11.36; 15.9. De. 33.12. Ro. 8.38,39. m v.12. Is. 41.10; 43.1,2; 44.1. Re. 1.17. n Jos. 1.6,7,9,18; 10.25. 1Co. 16.13. Ep. 6.10. 2Ti. 2.1. De. 31.7,23. o Ps. 94.18,19. 2Co. 12.9. Phi. 4.13.

20Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return pto fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, qthe prince of Grecia shall come.

p v.13. Is. 37.36. Ac. 12.23. q ch. 7.6; 8.21; 11.3; 2.32,39. Zec. 6.3,6.

21But I will shew thee rthat which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that 11holdeth with me in these things, but sMichael your prince.

11Heb. strengtheneth himself.

r ch. 11; 12. De. 32.34. Ps. 56.8. Is. 65.6. ch. 8.26. v.1. s v.13. ch. 12.1; 9.25. Ac. 3.15; 5.31. Jude 9. Re. 12.7.