1 Anno tertio Cyri regis Per sarum verbum revelatum est Danieli cognomento Baltassar, et verum verbum et acies magna; intellexitque sermonem, intellegentia enim fuit ei in visione.
2 In diebus illis ego Daniel lugebam tribus hebdomadis dierum,
3 panem desiderabilem non comedi, et caro et vinum non introierunt in os meum, sed neque unguento unctus sum, donec complerentur tres hebdomades dierum.
4 Die autem vicesima et quarta mensis primi eram iuxta fluvium magnum, qui est Tigris,
5 et levavi oculos meos et vidi: et ecce vir unus vestitus lineis, et renes eius accincti auro obryzo;
6 et corpus eius quasi chrysolithus, et facies eius velut species fulgoris, et oculi eius ut lampas ardens, et brachia eius et, quae deorsum sunt usque ad pedes, quasi species aeris candentis, et vox sermonum eius ut vox multitudinis.
7 Vidi autem ego Daniel solus visionem; porro viri, qui erant mecum, visionem non viderunt, sed terror nimius irruit super eos, et fugerunt in absconditum.
8 Ego autem relictus solus vidi visionem grandem hanc, et non remansit in me fortitudo, sed et species mea immutata est in me usque ad dissipationem, nec habui quidquam virium.
9 Et audivi vocem sermonum eius; et audiens vocem sermonum eius iacebam consternatus super faciem meam, et vultus meus haerebat terrae.
10 Et ecce manus tetigit me et erexit me super genua mea et super palmas manuum mearum,
11 et dixit ad me: "Daniel, vir desideriorum, intellege verba, quae ego loquor ad te, et sta in gradu tuo; nunc enim sum missus ad te". Cumque dixisset mihi sermonem istum, steti tremens.
12 Et ait ad me: "Noli metuere, Daniel, quia ex die primo, quo posuisti cor tuum ad intellegendum et ad humiliandum te in conspectu Dei tui, exaudita sunt verba tua; et ego veni propter sermones tuos.
13 Princeps autem regni Persarum restitit mihi viginti et uno diebus; et ecce Michael, unus de principibus primis, venit in adiutorium meum; et ego remansi ibi iuxta regem Persarum.
14 Veni autem, ut docerem te, quae ventura sunt populo tuo in novissimis diebus, quoniam adhuc visio in dies".
15 Cumque loqueretur mihi huiuscemodi verbis, deieci vultum meum ad terram et tacui.
16 Et ecce quasi similitudo filiorum hominis tetigit labia mea; et aperiens os meum locutus sum et dixi ad eum, qui stabat contra me: "Domine mi, in visione angustiae venerunt super me, et nihil in me remansit virium.
17 Et quomodo poterit servus domini mei loqui cum hoc domino meo? Nihil enim in me remansit virium, et halitus meus non remansit in me".
18 Rursum ergo tetigit me quasi visio hominis et confortavit me
19 et dixit: "Noli timere, vir desideriorum; pax tibi, confortare et esto robustus". Cumque loqueretur mecum, convalui et dixi: "Loquere, domine mi, quia confortasti me".
20 Et ait: "Numquid scis, quare venerim ad te? Et nunc revertar, ut proelier adversum principem Persarum. Et ego egrediar, et ecce princeps Graecorum veniens.
21 Verumtamen annuntiabo tibi, quod expressum est in scriptura veritatis; et nemo est adiutor meus adversus hos, nisi Michael princeps vester.
King James Version
1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
10 ¶ And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.
11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.
12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.