Daniel 1:3; Daniel 1:10-11; Daniel 1:18; Daniel 2:2-3; Daniel 8:13-14; Daniel 8:16-17; Daniel 8:19; Daniel 8:26; Daniel 9:4; Daniel 9:22; Daniel 10:11-12; Daniel 10:16; Daniel 10:19-20; Daniel 12:6; Daniel 12:8-9
Then the king ordered Ashpenaz, the chief of his officials, to bring in some of the sons of Israel, including some of the royal family and of the nobles,
and the commander of the officials said to Daniel, "I am afraid of my lord the king, who has appointed your food and your drink; for why should he see your faces looking more haggard than the youths who are your own age? Then you would make me forfeit my head to the king."
But Daniel said to the overseer whom the commander of the officials had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah,
Then at the end of the days which the king had specified for presenting them, the commander of the officials presented them before Nebuchadnezzar.
Then the king gave orders to call in the magicians, the conjurers, the sorcerers and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king.
The king said to them, "I had a dream and my spirit is anxious to understand the dream."
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who was speaking, "How long will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, while the transgression causes horror, so as to allow both the holy place and the host to be trampled?"
He said to me, "For 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be properly restored."
And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of Ulai, and he called out and said, "Gabriel, give this man an understanding of the vision."
So he came near to where I was standing, and when he came I was frightened and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end."
He said, "Behold, I am going to let you know what will occur at the final period of the indignation, for it pertains to the appointed time of the end.
"The vision of the evenings and mornings Which has been told is true; But keep the vision secret, For it pertains to many days in the future."
I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed and said, "Alas, O Lord , the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,
He gave me instruction and talked with me and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding.
He said to me, "O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright , for I have now been sent to you." And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.
Then he said to me, "Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart on understanding this and on humbling yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to your words.
And behold, one who resembled a human being was touching my lips; then I opened my mouth and spoke and said to him who was standing before me, "O my lord , as a result of the vision anguish has come upon me, and I have retained no strength.
He said, "O man of high esteem, do not be afraid. Peace be with you; take courage and be courageous!" Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, "May my lord speak, for you have strengthened me."
Then he said, "Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come.
And one said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long will it be until the end of these wonders?"
As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, "My lord , what will be the outcome of these events?"
He said, "Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time.