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1 During Cyrus' third year as king of Persia, Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, received a vision about a great war. It was a true message that Daniel understood. 1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel (who was called Belteshazzar). Its message was true and it concerned a great war. The understanding of the message came to him in a vision.
2 At that time I, Daniel, had been very sad for three weeks. 2 At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks.
3 I did not eat any fancy food or meat, or drink any wine, or use any perfumed oil for three weeks. 3 I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over.
4 On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, I was standing beside the great Tigris River. 4 On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris,
5 While standing there, I looked up and saw a man dressed in linen clothes with a belt of fine gold wrapped around his waist. 5 I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of the finest gold around his waist.
6 His body was like shiny yellow quartz. His face was bright like lightning, and his eyes were like fire. His arms and legs were shiny like polished bronze, and his voice sounded like the roar of a crowd. 6 His body was like chrysolite, his face like lightning, his eyes like flaming torches, his arms and legs like the gleam of burnished bronze, and his voice like the sound of a multitude.
7 I, Daniel, was the only person who saw the vision. The men with me did not see it, because they were so frightened that they ran away and hid. 7 I, Daniel, was the only one who saw the vision; the men with me did not see it, but such terror overwhelmed them that they fled and hid themselves.
8 So I was left alone, watching this great vision. I lost my strength, my face turned white like a dead person, and I was helpless. 8 So I was left alone, gazing at this great vision; I had no strength left, my face turned deathly pale and I was helpless.
9 Then I heard the man in the vision speaking. As I listened, I fell into a deep sleep with my face on the ground. 9 Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground.
10 Then a hand touched me and set me on my hands and knees. I was so afraid that I was shaking. 10 A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.
11 The man in the vision said to me, "Daniel, God loves you very much. Think carefully about the words I will speak to you, and stand up, because I have been sent to you." When he said this, I stood up, but I was still shaking. 11 He said, "Daniel, you who are highly esteemed, consider carefully the words I am about to speak to you, and stand up, for I have now been sent to you." And when he said this to me, I stood up trembling.
12 Then the man said to me, "Daniel, do not be afraid. Some time ago you decided to get understanding and to humble yourself before your God. Since that time God has listened to you, and I have come because of your prayers. 12 Then he continued, "Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.
13 But the prince of Persia has been fighting against me for twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the most important angels, came to help me, because I had been left there with the king of Persia. 13 But the prince of the Persian kingdom resisted me twenty-one days. Then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, because I was detained there with the king of Persia.
14 Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people, because the vision is about a time in the future." 14 Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come."
15 While he was speaking to me, I bowed facedown and could not speak. 15 While he was saying this to me, I bowed with my face toward the ground and was speechless.
16 Then one who looked like a man touched my lips, so I opened my mouth and started to speak. I said to the one standing in front of me, "Master, I am upset and afraid because of what I saw in the vision. I feel helpless. 16 Then one who looked like a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing before me, "I am overcome with anguish because of the vision, my lord, and I am helpless.
17 Master, how can I, your servant, talk with you? My strength is gone, and it is hard for me to breathe." 17 How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe."
18 The one who looked like a man touched me again and gave me strength. 18 Again the one who looked like a man touched me and gave me strength.
19 He said, "Daniel, don't be afraid. God loves you very much. Peace be with you. Be strong now; be courageous." When he spoke to me, I became stronger and said, "Master, speak, since you have given me strength." 19 "Do not be afraid, O man highly esteemed," he said. "Peace! Be strong now; be strong." When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, "Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength."
20 Then he said, "Daniel, do you know why I have come to you? Soon I must go back to fight against the prince of Persia. When I go, the prince of Greece will come, 20 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 Greece will come;
21 but I must first tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. No one stands with me against these enemies except Michael, the angel ruling over your people. 21 but first I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. (No one supports me against them except Michael, your prince.