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10 *aIn the third year of Cyrus bking of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, cwhose name was called Belteshazzar; and dthe thing was true, but ethe time appointed fwas †long: and ghe understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision. 2 In those days I Daniel was mourning hthree †full weeks. 3 I ate no †pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, ineither did I janoint myself at all, till hthree whole weeks were fulfilled. 4 And in the four and twentieth day of kthe first month, as I was lby the side of the great river, which is mHiddekel; 5 Then nI lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold o†a certain man pclothed in linen, qwhose loins were girded with rfine gold of sUphaz: 6 His body also was tlike the beryl, and uhis face vas the appearance of lightning, and whis eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and xyhis zfeet like in colour to polished brass, and yathe voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. 7 And bI Daniel alone saw the vision: for bthe men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves. 8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and cthere remained no strength in me: for my ||dcomeliness was turned in me into corruption, and eI retained no strength. 9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, fthen was I in a deep sleep on my face, and fmy face toward the ground. 10 And, behold, fgan hand touched me, which †set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands. 11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, †a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and †hstand upright: for iunto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood ktrembling. 12 Then said he unto me, lFear not, Daniel: for mfrom the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and nto chasten thyself before thy God, mthy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 13 But othe prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me pone and twenty days: but, lo, qMichael, one of ||the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people rin the latter days: for syet the vision is for tmany days. 15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set umy face toward the ground, and vI became dumb. 16 And, behold, wone xlike the similitude of the sons of men gytouched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and ceI have retained no strength. 17 For how can ||the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me. 18 Then there came again and gtouched me wone like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me, 19 And said, zO man greatly beloved, afear not: peace be unto thee, bbe strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with cthe prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of dGrecia shall come. 21 But I will shew thee ethat which is noted in the scripture of ftruth: and there is none that †holdeth with me in these things, but cMichael your prince.
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