Daniel 10:1-9

Daniel Is Terrified by a Vision

1 In the third year of 1Cyrus king of Persia a message was revealed to 2Daniel, who was named * Belteshazzar; and the 3message was true and one of great conflict, but he understood the message and had an 4understanding of the vision.
3 I 6did not eat any tasty food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I use any ointment at all until the entire three weeks were completed.
4 On the twenty-fourth * day of the first month, while I was by the bank of the great 7river, that is, the Tigris,
5 I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, there was a certain man 8dressed in linen, whose waist was 9girded with a belt of pure 10gold of Uphaz.
6 His body also was like beryl, his face had the appearance of lightning, 11his eyes were like flaming torches, his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words like the sound of a tumult.
7 Now I, Daniel, 12alone saw the vision, while the 13men who were with me did not see the vision; nevertheless, a great 14dread fell on them, and they ran away to hide themselves.
8 So I was 15left alone and saw this great vision; yet 16no strength was left in me, for my natural color turned to a deathly pallor, and I retained no strength.
9 But I heard the sound of his words; and as soon as I heard the sound of his words, I 17fell into a deep sleep on my face, with my face to the ground.