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D. Concerning the destiny of Israel 10:1—12:13
1. The year of the vision (about 537 B.C.) 10:1
2. The main subject of the vision — the great distress 10:1
Dan. 10 :1 10:1 In the 1third year of aCyrus the king of Persia a word was revealed to Daniel, who was named bBelteshazzar; and the word was true and concerning a great 2distress. And he understood the word and had an understanding of the vision.
3. The scene in the universe — the spiritual world behind the physical—before the release of the vision 10:2—11:1
a. Daniel, a man on the earth, setting his heart to understand the future of Israel 10:2-3
Dan. 10 :2 10:2 In those days I, Daniel, had been mourning for 1three full weeks.
Dan. 10 :3 10:3 I ate no desirable food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I aanoint myself at all, until the three full weeks were completed.
b. The excellent Christ, the centrality and universality of God's move on the earth, appearing to Daniel 10:4-9
Dan. 10 :4 10:4 And on the twenty-fourth day of the first month, while I was by the great river, that is, the 1Hiddekel,
Dan. 10 :5 10:5 I lifted up my eyes and I looked, and there was a certain 1man, aclothed in linen, whose loins were bgirded with the fine gold of Uphaz.
Dan. 10 :6 10:6 His body also was like aberyl, His face like the appearance of blightning, His eyes like torches of cfire, His arms and His feet like the gleam of polished dbronze, and the esound of His words like the sound of a multitude.
Dan. 10 :7 10:7 And I, Daniel, 1alone saw the vision, for the men who were with me did anot see the vision; instead, a great dread fell on them, and they fled to hide themselves.
Dan. 10 :8 10:8 Thus I was left alone and I saw this great vision; and no strength was left in me, but my color turned 1deathly pale; and I retained no strength.
Dan. 10 :9 10:9 Yet I heard the sound of His words; and when I heard the sound of His words, I fell into a deep sleep on my face, with my face to the ground.
c. The evil prince of the kingdom of Persia withstanding the sent angelic messenger, and Michael coming to help him 10:10-17
Dan. 10 :10 10:10 And at that moment a hand atouched me and sent me trembling on my knees and the palms of my hands.
Dan. 10 :11 10:11 And 1he said to me, Daniel, man of apreciousness, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand in your place, for I have now been sent to you. And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.
Dan. 10 :12 10:12 And he said to me, Do not be afraid, Daniel, for from the first day that you aset your heart to understand this matter and to afflict yourself before your God, your words were bheard; and I have come because of your words.
Dan. 10 :13 10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me for twenty-one days; but now aMichael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I remained there alone with the kings of Persia.
Dan. 10 :14 10:14 Thus I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the last days, yet the vision pertains to something many days from now.
Dan. 10 :15 10:15 And when he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face to the ground and was dumb.
Dan. 10 :16 10:16 And at that moment one who resembled the sons of men touched my lips; and I opened my mouth and spoke, and I said to him who stood before me, Sir, because of the vision my anguish has turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
Dan. 10 :17 10:17 For how can such a servant of my lord speak with such as my lord? For as for me, just now there is no strength in me, nor has there been breath left in me.
d. The angelic messenger to return to fight with the evil prince of Persia, and the evil price of Greece being about to come 10:18-21
Dan. 10 :18 10:18 Then the one who was in appearance like a man touched me again and strengthened me;
Dan. 10 :19 10:19 And he said, Do not be afraid, man of preciousness. Peace to you. Be strong, yes, be strong. And when he spoke to me, I received strength and said, Speak, sir, for you have strengthened me.
Dan. 10 :20 10:20 Then he said, Do you know why I have come to you? And now I will return to fight with the prince of Persia; so I go forth, and the prince of 1Javan is now about to come.
Dan. 10 :21 10:21 However I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who holds strongly with me against these ones except aMichael your prince.
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