Daniel 10:18

18 Again 1one having the appearance of a man 2touched me and strengthened me.

Daniel 10:18 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 10:18

Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance
of a man
Or one like a man again touched him; the same that touched him before, ( Daniel 10:16 ) , perhaps Gabriel, since he uses the same language in the following verse as he does ( Daniel 10:11 ) : and he strengthened me;
both in body and mind, by his free and familiar conversation with him, and the comfortable words he spoke to him, a divine power accompanying them for that purpose.

Daniel 10:18 In-Context

16 And behold, one in the likeness of the children of man touched my lips. Then I opened my mouth and spoke. I said to him who stood before me, "O my lord, by reason of the vision pains have come upon me, and I retain no strength.
17 How can my lord's servant talk with my lord? For now no strength remains in me, and no breath is left in me."
18 Again one having the appearance of a man touched me and strengthened me.
19 And he said, "O man greatly loved, fear not, peace be with you; be strong and of good courage." And as he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, "Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me."
20 Then he said, "Do you know why I have come to you? But now I will return to fight against the prince of Persia; and when I go out, behold, the prince of Greece will come.

Cross References 2

  • 1. [See ver. 16 above]
  • 2. [See ver. 16 above]
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