He said, "Daniel, you who are highly esteemed,8 consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up,9 for I have now been sent to you." And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.
Then he continued, "Do not be afraid,10 Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble11 yourself before your God, your words12 were heard, and I have come in response to them.13
Then one who looked like a mana touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak.20 I said to the one standing before me, "I am overcome with anguish21 because of the vision, my lord, and I am helpless.