Daniel 10:18

18 "Then this humanlike figure touched me again and gave me strength.

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 Then I was surprised by something like a human hand that touched my lips. I opened my mouth and started talking to the messenger: 'When I saw you, master, I was terror-stricken. My knees turned to water. I couldn't move.
17 How can I, a lowly servant, speak to you, my master? I'm paralyzed. I can hardly breathe!'
18 "Then this humanlike figure touched me again and gave me strength.
19 He said, 'Don't be afraid, friend. Peace. Everything is going to be all right. Take courage. Be strong.' "Even as he spoke, courage surged up within me. I said, 'Go ahead, let my master speak. You've given me courage.'
20 "He said, 'Do you know why I've come here to you? I now have to go back to fight against the angel-prince of Persia, and when I get him out of the way, the angel-prince of Greece will arrive.
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