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."
Then he said, "Do you know why I have come to you? Now I must return to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I am through with him, the prince of Greece will come.
But I am to tell you what is inscribed in the book of truth. There is no one with me who contends against these princes except Michael, your prince.
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