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:a and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three fullb weeks.
3 I ate no pleasantc bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.