Bible: Daniel 10:13-21

10:13 However, the prince of the kingdom of Persia was opposing me for twenty-one days. But 1  Michael, one of the leading princes, came to help me, because I was left there 2  with the kings of Persia. 10:14 Now I have come to help you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to future days.”

10:15 While he was saying this to me, 3  I was flat on 4  the ground and unable to speak. 10:16 Then 5  one who appeared to be a human being 6  was touching my lips. I opened my mouth and started to speak, saying to the one who was standing before me, “Sir, 7  due to the vision, anxiety has gripped me and I have no strength. 10:17 How, sir, am I able to speak with you? 8  My strength is gone, 9  and I am breathless.” 10:18 Then the one who appeared to be a human being touched me again 10  and strengthened me. 10:19 He said to me, “Don’t be afraid, you who are valued. 11  Peace be to you! Be strong! Be really strong!” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened. I said, “Sir, you may speak now, 12  for you have given me strength.” 10:20 He said, “Do you know why I have come to you? 13  Now I am about to return to engage in battle with the prince of Persia. When I go, the prince of Greece is coming. 10:21 However, I will first tell you what is written in a dependable book. 14  (There is no one who strengthens me against these princes, 15  except Michael your 16  prince.

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