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Daniel 10 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Daniel Is Terrified by a Vision

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:1 -

In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a [fn]message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar; and the [fn]message was true and it concerned great [fn]conflict, but he understood the [fn]message and had an understanding of the vision.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:2 -

In those days, I, Daniel, had been mourning for three [fn]entire weeks.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:3 - I did not eat any [fn]tasty food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I use any ointment at all until the entire three weeks were completed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:4 - On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, while I was by the bank of the great river, that is, the [fn]Tigris,
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:5 - I raised my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a man dressed in linen, whose waist had a belt of pure gold of Uphaz.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:6 - His body also was like topaz, his face [fn]had the appearance of lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:7 - Now I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, while the men who were with me did not see the vision; nevertheless, a great fear fell on them, and they ran away to hide themselves.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:8 - So I was left alone and saw this great vision; yet no strength was left in me, for my complexion turned to [fn]a deathly pallor, and I retained no strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:9 - But I heard the sound of his words; and as soon as I heard the sound of his words, I fell into a deep sleep on my face, with my face to the ground.

Daniel Comforted

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Then behold, a hand touched me and shook me on my [fn]hands and knees.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:11 - And he said to me, “Daniel, [fn]you who are treasured, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand at your place, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:12 - Then he said to me, “Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:13 - “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was standing [fn]in my way for twenty-one days; then behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:14 - “Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the [fn]latter days, because the vision pertains to the days still future.
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When he had spoken to me according to these words, I [fn]turned my face toward the ground and became speechless.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:16 - And behold, [fn]one who resembled a human was touching my lips. Then I opened my mouth and spoke and said to him who was standing before me, “My lord, due to the vision [fn]anguish has come upon me, and I have retained no strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:17 - “For how can such a servant of my lord talk with such as my lord? As for me, there remains just now no strength in me, nor has any breath been left in me.”
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Then this one with human appearance touched me again and strengthened me.

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:19 - And he said, “[fn]You who are treasured, do not be afraid. Peace be to you; take courage and be courageous!” Now as soon as he spoke to me, I felt strengthened and said, “May my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:20 - Then he said, “Do you [fn]understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am leaving, and behold, the prince of [fn]Greece is about to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:21 - “However, I will tell you what is recorded in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who [fn]stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince.
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit word
Lit word
Or warfare
Lit word
Lit weeks of days
Lit delicate
Heb Hiddekel
Lit like
Lit destruction
Lit knees and the palms of my hands
Lit man of treasure
Lit opposite me
Lit end of the days
Lit gave
Lit as a likeness of sons of mankind
Lit my pains have
Lit man of treasure
Lit know
Heb Javan
Lit shows himself courageous

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