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Daniel 10

NLT 1 In the third year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) had another vision. He understood that the vision concerned events certain to happen in the future—times of war and great hardship. NIV 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. NLT 2 When this vision came to me, I, Daniel, had been in mourning for three whole weeks. NIV 2 At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks. NLT 3 All that time I had eaten no rich food. No meat or wine crossed my lips, and I used no fragrant lotions until those three weeks had passed. NIV 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. NLT 4 On April 23, as I was standing on the bank of the great Tigris River, NIV 4 On the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris, NLT 5 I looked up and saw a man dressed in linen clothing, with a belt of pure gold around his waist. NIV 5 I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of the finest gold around his waist. NLT 6 His body looked like a precious gem. His face flashed like lightning, and his eyes flamed like torches. His arms and feet shone like polished bronze, and his voice roared like a vast multitude of people. NIV 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. NLT 7 Only I, Daniel, saw this vision. The men with me saw nothing, but they were suddenly terrified and ran away to hide. NIV 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. NLT 8 So I was left there all alone to see this amazing vision. My strength left me, my face grew deathly pale, and I felt very weak. NIV 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. NLT 9 Then I heard the man speak, and when I heard the sound of his voice, I fainted and lay there with my face to the ground. NIV 9 Then I heard him speaking, and as I listened to him, I fell into a deep sleep, my face to the ground. NLT 10 Just then a hand touched me and lifted me, still trembling, to my hands and knees. NIV 10 A hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees. NLT 11 And the man said to me, “Daniel, you are very precious to God, so listen carefully to what I have to say to you. Stand up, for I have been sent to you.” When he said this to me, I stood up, still trembling. NIV 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. NLT 12 Then he said, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day you began to pray for understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your request has been heard in heaven. I have come in answer to your prayer. NIV 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. NLT 13 But for twenty-one days the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia blocked my way. Then Michael, one of the archangels, came to help me, and I left him there with the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia. NIV 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. NLT 14 Now I am here to explain what will happen to your people in the future, for this vision concerns a time yet to come.” NIV 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." NLT 15 While he was speaking to me, I looked down at the ground, unable to say a word. NIV 15 While he was saying this to me, I bowed with my face toward the ground and was speechless. NLT 16 Then the one who looked like a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and began to speak. I said to the one standing in front of me, “I am filled with anguish because of the vision I have seen, my lord, and I am very weak. NIV 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. NLT 17 How can someone like me, your servant, talk to you, my lord? My strength is gone, and I can hardly breathe.” NIV 17 How can I, your servant, talk with you, my lord? My strength is gone and I can hardly breathe." NLT 18 Then the one who looked like a man touched me again, and I felt my strength returning. NIV 18 Again the one who looked like a man touched me and gave me strength. NLT 19 “Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!” As he spoke these words to me, I suddenly felt stronger and said to him, “Please speak to me, my lord, for you have strengthened me.” NIV 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." NLT 20 He replied, “Do you know why I have come? Soon I must return to fight against the spirit prince of the kingdom of Persia, and after that the spirit prince of the kingdom of Greece will come. NIV 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; NLT 21 Meanwhile, I will tell you what is written in the Book of Truth. (No one helps me against these spirit princes except Michael, your spirit prince. NIV 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.