Christian Standard Bible
Restore columns
Exit Fullscreen


10 In the third year of King Cyrus of Persia,aa a message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar.ab The message was true and was about a great conflict. He understood the message and had understanding of the vision.ac

In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three full weeks.ad I didn’t eat any rich food,ae no meat or wine entered my mouth, and I didn’t put any oil on my body until the three weeks were over. On the twenty-fourth day of the first month,J as I was standing on the bank of the great river,af the Tigris, I looked up, and there was a man dressed in linen,ag with a belt of goldah from UphazA,a around his waist. His body was like beryl,B his face like the brilliance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches,b his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.c

Only I, Daniel, saw the vision.d The men who were with me did not see it,e but a great terror fell on them,f and they ran and hid. I was left alone, looking at this great vision.g No strength was left in me; my face grew deathly pale,C,h and I was powerless. I heard the words he said, and when I heard them I fell into a deep sleep,D,i with my face to the ground.


10 Suddenly, a hand touched me and set me shaking on my hands and knees. 11 He said to me, “Daniel, you are a man treasured by God.* j Understand the words that I’m saying to you. Stand on your feet,k for I have now been sent to you.”l After he said this to me, I stood trembling.

12 “Don’t be afraid,m Daniel,” he said to me, “for from the first day that you purposed to understand and to humble yourself before your God,n your prayers were heard. I have come because of your prayers.o 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for twenty-one days. Then Michael,p one of the chief princes, came to help me after I had been left there with the kings of Persia.q 14 Now I have come to help you understand what will happen to your people in the last days,r for the vision refers to those days.”s

15 While he was saying these words to me, I turned my face toward the ground and was speechless.t 16 Suddenly one with human likenessu touched my lips.v I opened my mouth and said to the one standing in front of me, “My lord, because of the vision, anguish overwhelms me and I am powerless.w 17 How can someone like me,x your servant,F speak with someone like you, my lord? Now I have no strength, and there is no breath in me.

18 Then the one with a human appearance touched me again and strengthened me.y 19 He said, “Don’t be afraid,z you who areG treasured by God.aa Peace to you; be very strong!”ab

As he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”ac


About Christian Standard Bible

The Christian Standard Bible (CSB) is a highly trustworthy, faithful translation that is proven to be the optimal blend of accuracy and readability. It’s as literal to the original as possible without sacrificing clarity. The CSB is poised to become the translation that pastors rely on and Bible readers turn to again and again to read and to share with others.

The CSB is an original translation: more than 100 scholars from 17 denominations translated directly from the best available Hebrew, Greek and Aramaic source texts into English. Its source texts are the standard used by scholars and seminaries today.

The CSB is trustworthy: the conservative, evangelical scholars of the CSB affirm the authority of Scripture as the inerrant Word of God and seek the highest level of faithfulness to the original and accuracy in their translation. These scholars and LifeWay, the non-profit ministry that stewards the CSB, also champion the Bible against cultural trends that would compromise its truths.

The CSB is clear: it is as literal a translation of the ancient source texts as possible, but, in the many places throughout Scripture where a word-for-word rendering might obscure the meaning for a modern audience, it uses a more dynamic translation. In all cases, the intent is to convey the original meaning of God’s Word as faithfully and as clearly as possible.


Copyright 2017 Holman Bible Publishers.

CSB UltraThin Reference Bible Copyright © 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

All Rights Reserved.

The text of the Christian Standard Bible may be quoted in any form (written, visual, electronic, or audio) up to and inclusive of one-thousand (1,000) verses without the written permission of the publisher, provided that the verses quoted do not account for more than 50 percent of the work in which they are quoted, and provided that a complete book of the Bible is not quoted. Requests for permission are to be directed to and approved in writing by Holman Bible Publishers, One LifeWay Plaza, Nashville, Tennessee 37234.

When the Christian Standard Bible is quoted, one of the following credit lines must appear on the copyright page or title page of the work:

Scripture quotations marked CSB have been taken from the Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Unless otherwise noted, all Scripture quotations are taken from the Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers. Used by permission. Christian Standard Bible® and CSB® are federally registered trademarks of Holman Bible Publishers.

Support Info


Table of Contents