Daniel 10:10

10 Just then a hand touched me and lifted me, still trembling, to my hands and knees.

Daniel 10:10 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 10:10

And, behold, an hand touched me
Not the hand of the man clothed with linen, whose voice he heard, and whose hand was like polished brass, ( Daniel 10:6 ) , but the hand of one distinct from him, one of his attendants, ( Daniel 12:5 Daniel 12:6 ) that had the similitude of the sons of men, ( Daniel 10:16 ) , and whose hand was softer, and nearer a human one; very probably the hand of the Angel Gabriel in human form, who had touched him before, when in the like circumstances, ( Daniel 8:16 Daniel 8:18 ) : which set me upon my knees, and upon the palms of my hands;
or, "which caused him to move" F20; from the prostrate condition in which he was, and raised him up a little upon his hands; so that, with a little difficulty, he might be able to raise himself to stand upright.


F20 (yneynt) "movere fecit me", Pagninus, Montanus; "commovit me", Junius & Tremellius, Cocceius; "movit me", Tigurine version, Michaelis.

Daniel 10:10 In-Context

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.
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.
10 Just then a hand touched me and lifted me, still trembling, to my hands and knees.
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.
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.
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