1 In the third year of aCyrus king of Persia a 1message was revealed to bDaniel, who was named Belteshazzar; and the 1cmessage was true and one of great 2conflict, but he understood the 1message and had an dunderstanding of the vision.
2 In those days, I, Daniel, had been amourning for three entire weeks.
6 His body also was like 1beryl, his face 2had the appearance of lightning, ahis 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 3tumult.
9 But I heard the sound of his words; and as soon as I heard the sound of his words, I afell into a deep sleep on my face, with my face to the ground.
11 He said to me, “O aDaniel, man of 1high esteem, bunderstand the words that I am about to tell you and cstand 2upright, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up dtrembling.
12 Then he said to me, “aDo not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on bhumbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response cto your words.
13 “But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was 1withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, aMichael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.
16 And behold, 1aone who resembled a human being was btouching 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 2canguish has come upon me, and I have retained no strength.
18 Then this one with human appearance touched me again and astrengthened me.
19 He said, “O man of 1high esteem, ado not be afraid. Peace 2be with you; take bcourage and be courageous!” Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, “May my lord speak, for you have cstrengthened me.”
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