While he was speaking these words to me, I turned my face toward the ground and was speechless.
Then one in human form touched my lips, and I opened my mouth to speak, and said to the one who stood before me, "My lord, because of the vision such pains have come upon me that I retain no strength.
How can my lord's servant talk with my lord? For I am shaking, no strength remains in me, and no breath is left in me."
Again one in human form touched me and strengthened me.
He said, "Do not fear, greatly beloved, you are safe. Be strong and courageous!" When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, "Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me."
New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.