Then one who looked like a mana touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak.1 I said to the one standing before me, "I am overcome with anguish2 because of the vision, my lord, and I am helpless.
How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe."318
Again the one who looked like a man touched4 me and gave me strength.519
"Do not be afraid, O man highly esteemed,"6 he said. "Peace!7 Be strong now; be strong."8 When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, "Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength."920
So he said, "Do you know why I have come to you? Soon I will return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I go, the prince of Greece10 will come;
but first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth.11 (No one supports me against them except Michael,12 your prince.