1 In the third year of king Cyrus of Persia, there was showed unto Daniel, otherwise called Balteshazzar, a matter: yea, a true matter, but it is yet a long time unto it. He understood the matter well, and perceived what the vision was.
1 In the third year of (A)Cyrus king of Persia a (a)message was revealed to (B)Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar; and the (b)(C)message was true and one of great (c)conflict, but he understood the (d)message and had an (D)understanding of the vision.
1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia,(A) a message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar.(B) The message was true and was about a great conflict. He understood the message and had understanding of the vision.(C)
1 In the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia, a message was revealed to Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar). The message was trustworthy and concerned a great conflict. He understood it and had insight concerning the vision.
2 At the same time, I, Daniel, mourned for the space of three weeks,
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
2 "At that time I, Daniel, had been mourning for three straight weeks.
3 so that I had no lust to eat bread: as for flesh and wine, there came none within my mouth: No, I did not once anoint myself, till the whole three weeks were out.
3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
3 I ate no fancy foods neither meat nor wine entered my mouth. Furthermore, I didn't use any ointment until the end of the entire three weeks.
4 Upon the twenty fourth day of the first month, I was by the great flood called Tigris.
4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
4 On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, while I was beside the bank of the great Tigris River,
5 I lift up mine eyes, and looked: and behold, a man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded up with fine gold of Arabia:
5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
5 I lifted up my eyes to look, and to my surprise, there was a certain man dressed in linen, whose waist was encircled with gold from Uphaz!
6 His body was like the Chrisolite stone; his face, to look upon, was like lightning; his eyes as the flame of fire; his arms and feet were like fair glistering metal; but the voice of his words was like the voice of a multitude.
6 His body also was like (g)beryl, his face (h)had the appearance of lightning, (K)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 (i)tumult.
6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
6 His body was like topaz,(c) his face like the brilliance of lightning, his eyes like flaming torches,(J) his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a multitude.(K)
6 His body was like beryl, his face flashed like lightning, his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and legs were like polished bronze, and his speech roared like that of a crowd.
7 I, Daniel, alone saw this vision. The men that were with me, saw it not: but a great fearfulness fell upon them, so that they fled away, and hid themselves.
7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
7 "Now I, Daniel, was the only one to receive the vision the men who were with me didn't see it. However, an enormous fear overwhelmed them, so they ran away to hide,
8 I was left there myself alone, and saw this great vision, so long till there remained no more strength within me: Yea I lost my colour clean, I wasted away, and my strength was gone.
8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
8 and I was left alone to observe this magnificent vision. Nevertheless, no strength remained in me my face lost its color, and I became weak.
9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and as soon as I heard it, faintness came upon me, and I fell down flat to the ground upon my face.
9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
9 As I listened to the sound of his words, I fell down on my face unconscious, with my face to the ground."
10 And behold a hand touched me, which set me up upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands,
10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.
10 Suddenly, a hand touched me and raised me to my hands and knees.
10 "All of a sudden, a hand touched me and lifted me upon my hands and knees.
11 saying unto me, "O Daniel, thou well beloved man: take good heed of the words, that I shall say unto thee, and stand right up, for unto thee am I now sent." And when he had said these words, I stood up trembling.
11 He said to me, “O (S)Daniel, man of (m)high esteem, (T)understand the words that I am about to tell you and (U)stand (n)upright, for I have now been sent to you.” And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up (V)trembling.
11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
11 He said to me, “Daniel, you are a man treasured by God.(R) Understand the words that I’m saying to you. Stand on your feet,(S) for I have now been sent to you.”(T) After he said this to me, I stood trembling.
11 He told me, "Daniel, man highly regarded, understand the message that I'm about to relate to you. Stand up, because I've been sent to you.' When he spoke this statement to me, I stood there trembling.
12 Then said he unto me, "Fear not, Daniel: for why? Since the first day that thou set thine heart to understand, and didst chasten thyself before thy God: thy words have been heard. And I had come unto thee, when thou begannest to speak,
12 Then he said to me, “(W)Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on (X)humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response (Y)to your words.
12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
12 “Don’t be afraid,(U) Daniel,” he said to me, “for from the first day that you purposed to understand and to humble yourself before your God,(V) your prayers were heard. I have come because of your prayers.(W)
12 In year one of King Darius the Mede, I arose to fortify and strengthen him.'"
13 had not the prince over the kingdom of the Persians withstood me twenty one days. But lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; him have I left by the king of Persia,
13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia was (o)withstanding me for twenty-one days; then behold, (Z)Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.
13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
13 ""Don't be afraid, Daniel,' he told me, "because from the first day that you committed yourself to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I've come in answer to your prayers.
14 and am come to show thee what shall happen unto thy people in the latter days: For it will be long yet before the vision be fulfilled."
14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
14 However, the prince of the kingdom of Persia opposed me for 21 days. Then all of a sudden, Michael, one of the chief angels, came to assist me! I had been detained there near the kings of Persia.
15 Now when he had spoken these words unto me, I cast down my head to the ground and held my tongue.
15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
15 Now I've come to help you understand what will happen to your people in the days to come, because the vision pertains to those days.'
16 Behold, there touched my lips one very like unto a man. Then opened I my mouth, and said unto him, that stood before me, "O my lord, my joints are loosed in the vision, and there is no more strength within me:
16 And behold, (r)(AE)one who resembled a human being was (AF)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 (s)(AG)anguish has come upon me, and I have retained no strength.
16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched 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 I have retained no strength.
16 Suddenly one with human likeness(AC) touched my lips.(AD) 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.(AE)
16 "After he had spoken to me like this, I bowed my face to the ground, unable to speak.
17 How may my lord's servant then talk with my lord? Seeing there is no strength in me, so that I cannot take my breath?"
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.
17 But suddenly someone who resembled a human being touched my lips, so addressing the one who was standing in front of me, I opened my mouth and said, "Sir, I'm overwhelmed with anguish by this vision. I have no strength left.
18 Upon this there touched me, again, one much like a man, and comforted me,
18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
18 So how can a servant of my lord talk with someone like you, sir? And as for me, there's no strength left in me, and I can hardly breathe.'
19 saying, "O thou man so well beloved, fear not: be content, take a good heart unto thee, and be strong." So when he had spoken unto me, I recovered, and said, "Speak on, my lord, for thou hast refreshed me."
19 He said, “O man of (t)high esteem, (AK)do not be afraid. Peace (u)be with you; take (AL)courage and be courageous!” Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, “May my lord speak, for you have (AM)strengthened me.”
19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be 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.
19 He said, “Don’t be afraid,(AH) you who are(g) treasured by God.(AI) Peace to you; be very strong!”(AJ)As he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”(AK)
19 "Then this person who looked like a man touched me again and strengthened me
20 Then said he, "Knowest thou wherefore I am come unto thee? Now will I go again to fight with the prince of the Persians: As soon as I go forth, lo, the prince of Greekland shall come.
20 Then he said, “Do you (v)understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the (w)prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the (x)(AN)prince of (y)Greece is about to come.
20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
20 and said, "Don't be afraid, man highly regarded. Be at peace, and be strong.' "As soon as he spoke to me, I gained strength and replied, "Sir, please speak, now that you've strengthened me.'
21 Nevertheless, I will show thee the thing that is fast noted in the scripture of truth. And as for all yonder matters, there is none that helpeth me in them, but Michael your prince.
21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
21 "Then he said, "Do you understand why I came to you? Soon I'll return to fight the prince of Persia. I'm going forth to war and take note the prince of Greece is coming!
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