Daniel having humbled himself seeth a vision.
Daniel 10:1 In the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia, a matter, was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and faithful was the matter, but [concerned] a great warfare, and he marked the word, and had understanding in the revelation. Daniel 10:2 In those days, I, Daniel, was mourning three sevens of days: Daniel 10:3 food to delight in, did I not eat, neither flesh nor wine, came into my mouth, nor did I so much as, anoint, myself,until were fulfilled three sevens of days. Daniel 10:4 And, on the twenty-fourth day of the first month,when, I, was by the side of the great river, the same, is Tigris, Daniel 10:5 then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and lo! a man, clothed in linen,whose loins, were girded with the bright gold of Uphaz; Daniel 10:6 whose body, was like Tarshish-stone, and, his face, like the appearance of lightning, and, his eyes, were like torches of fire, and, his arms and his feet, like the look of bronze burnished,and, the sound of his words, was like the sound of a multitude. Daniel 10:7 And, I, Daniel, alone, beheld the revelation, and, the men who were with me, beheld not the revelation,in truth, a great terror, had fallen upon them, and they had fled while hiding themselves. Daniel 10:8 I, therefore, was left alone, and beheld this great revelation, and there remained in me no strength,but, my freshness, was turned upon me into disfigurement, and I retained no strength. Daniel 10:9 So then I heard the sound of his words,and, when I heard the sound of his words, then, I myself, came to be in a deep sleep upon my face, with, my face, to the earth.
Being troubled with fear he is comforted by the angel.
Daniel 10:10 And lo! a hand, touched me; and roused me up on my knees and the palms of my hands. Daniel 10:11 Then said he unto me, O Daniel! man greatly delighted in! have understanding in the words which, I, am about to speak unto thee, and stand up where thou art, for, now, have I been sent unto thee. And, when he had spoken with me this word, I stood up trembling. Daniel 10:12 Then said he unto me, Do not fear, Daniel, for, from the first day that thou didst set thy heart to understand and to humble thyself before thy God, thy words were heard; and, I, am come, by reason of thy words. Daniel 10:13 But, the ruler of the kingdom of Persia, withstood me twenty-one days, but lo! Michael, one of the chief rulers, came in to help me,and, I, left him there, beside the kings of Persia. Daniel 10:14 So then I am come to let thee understand that which shall befall thy people in the afterpart of the days,for yet is the vision for [those] days. Daniel 10:15 And, when he had spoken with me such words as these,I set my face towards the earth, and was dumb. Daniel 10:16 Then lo! like the similitude of the sons of men, one was touching my lips,so I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him who was standing before me, O my lord! By the revelation, my pains have seized me, and I retain no strength. Daniel 10:17 How then can the servant of this my lord speak with this my lord,seeing that, as for mehenceforth, there remaineth in me no strength, and no, spirit, is left in me? Daniel 10:18 Then again there touched me one like in appearance to a son of earth, and he strengthened me. Daniel 10:19 And he said, Do not fear, O man greatly delighted in! peace to thee, be strong, yea be strong! And, as he spake with me, I gained strength, and said, Let my lord speak, for thou hast strengthened me. Daniel 10:20 And he said, Knowest thou wherefore I am come unto thee? But, now, must I return to fight with the ruler of Persia; I, therefore am going forth, and lo! the ruler of Greece, is coming. Daniel 10:21 Howbeit I will tell thee that which is inscribed in the writing of truth,but there is no one who holdeth strongly with me concerning these things, save Michael your ruler.