And said, O man, greatly beloved
. Or, "man of desires", as before, ( Daniel 10:11 ) , which shows it to be the same here speaking as there, and probably Gabriel: fear not;
for a man has nothing to fear, from men or devils, that is beloved of the Lord; and especially from good angels, how glorious and majestic soever they are: peace be unto thee;
all prosperity of body and soul; inward peace of mind, a freedom from all hurry of thought, and commotion of the passions, and eternal peace and joy in the world to come: be strong, yea, be strong;
take heart, pull up the spirits, be of good courage, play the man; be strong in the Lord, and in his grace, and fear nothing: the word is repeated for the greater encouragement: and when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened:
divine power going along with his word; the prophet found his bodily strength renewed, his spirits revived, his heart cheerful, and his soul comforted, and all fear and dread removed from him; which was owing to the energy of divine grace; for otherwise not only men, but angels too, would speak in vain: and said, let my lord speak, for thou hast strengthened me;
and so was able to bear the sight of him, support in his presence, and hear his words, and take in what he said, which before he was unfit for; so an angel may be an instrument of strengthening a saint, yea, a prophet, and even our Lord Jesus Christ himself as man, ( Luke 22:43 ) .