I looked up1 and there before me was a man dressed in linen,2 with a belt of the finest gold3 around his waist.
His body was like chrysolite,4 his face like lightning,5 his eyes like flaming torches,6 his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze,7 and his voice8 like the sound of a multitude.
I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; the men with me did not see it,9 but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves.
So I was left alone,10 gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left,11 my face turned deathly pale12 and I was helpless.139
Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground.1410
A hand touched me15 and set me trembling on my hands and knees.16