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Daniel 10 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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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 one of 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 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 lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a certain man dressed in linen, whose waist was girded with a belt of pure gold of Uphaz.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:6 - His body also was like [fn]beryl, 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 [fn]tumult.
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 dread 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 [fn]natural color 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

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:10 - Then behold, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my [fn]hands and knees.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:11 - He said to me, “O Daniel, man of [fn]high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand [fn]upright, 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 [fn]withstanding me 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 give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the [fn]latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:15 - 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 being was touching my lips; then I opened my mouth and spoke and said to him who was standing before me, “O my lord, as a result of 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.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:18 - Then this one with human appearance touched me again and strengthened me.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:19 - He said, “O man of [fn]high esteem, do not be afraid. Peace [fn]be with you; take courage and be courageous!” Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength 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 [fn]prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the [fn]prince of [fn]Greece is about to come.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 10:21 - “However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who [fn]stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: word
Or, warfare
Literally: bread of desirability
Hebrew: Hiddekel
Or, yellow serpentine
Literally: like
Or, roaring
Literally: splendor
Literally: corruption
Literally: knees and the palms of my hands
Literally: desirability; or preciousness
Literally: upon your standing
Literally: standing opposite
Literally: end of the days
Literally: set
Literally: as a likeness of sons of man
Literally: my pains have
Literally: desirability; or preciousness
Literally: to you
Literally: know
I.e. Satanic angel
Hebrew: Javan
Literally: shows himself strong

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