Daniel 10:2

2 At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks.

Daniel 10:2 in Other Translations

2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
2 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks.
2 When this vision came to me, I, Daniel, had been in mourning for three whole weeks.
2 "During those days, I, Daniel, went into mourning over Jerusalem for three weeks.
2 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three full weeks.

Daniel 10:2 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 10:2

In those days I Daniel was mourning
Either on account of what had been revealed to him in the last vision or prophecy of the seventy weeks; by which it appeared what wickedness the people of the Jews would be guilty of in cutting off the Messiah; and what desolations would come upon their land, city, and temple, for such usage of him: as also because of the present case of his people; many of them continuing in the country of Babylon, when they had liberty to return to their land: or because of the hinderance the Jews met with in rebuilding their city and temple, who had returned thither; of which Daniel had an account, and which caused him to mourn in secret: and so he continued three full weeks;
or, "three weeks of days" F3; so called, to distinguish them from weeks of years, mentioned in the preceding chapter.


F3 (Mymy Myebv hvlv) "tribus hebdomadibus dierum", Munster, Calvin, Tigurine version; "trium hebdomadarum diebus", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, so Junius & Tremellius, Medus.

Daniel 10:2 In-Context

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, mourned 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, as I was standing on the bank of the great river, the Tigris,
5 I looked up and there before me was a man dressed in linen, with a belt of fine gold from Uphaz around his waist.

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