Daniel 10:15
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New International Version
While he was saying this to me, I bowed with my face toward the ground and was speechless.

New Living Translation
While he was speaking to me, I looked down at the ground, unable to say a word.

English Standard Version
When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and was mute.

New American Standard Bible
When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless.

King James Bible
And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While he was saying these words to me, I turned my face toward the ground and was speechless.

International Standard Version
"After he had spoken to me like this, I bowed my face to the ground, unable to speak.

NET Bible
While he was saying this to me, I was flat on the ground and unable to speak.

New Heart English Bible
And when he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground, and could not speak.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he said this to me, I bowed down with my face touching the ground and was silent.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And when he had spoken unto me according to these words, I set my face toward the ground, and was dumb.

New American Standard 1977
And when he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as he was speaking such words unto me, I looked toward the ground and became dumb.

King James 2000 Bible
And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.

American King James Version
And when he had spoken such words to me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.

American Standard Version
and when he had spoken unto me according to these words, I set my face toward the ground, and was dumb.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he was speaking such words to me, I cast down my countenance to the ground, and held my peace.

Darby Bible Translation
And as he was speaking with me according to these words, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.

English Revised Version
and when he had spoken unto me according to these words, I set my face toward the ground, and was dumb.

Webster's Bible Translation
And when he had spoken such words to me, I set my face towards the ground, and I became dumb.

World English Bible
and when he had spoken to me according to these words, I set my face toward the ground, and was mute.

Young's Literal Translation
'And when he speaketh with me about these things, I have set my face toward the earth, and have been silent;
Study Bible
The Angel's Prophecy of Persia, Greece
14"Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future." 15When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless. 16And behold, one who resembled a human being was touching my lips; then I opened my mouth and spoke and said to him who was standing before me, "O my lord, as a result of the vision anguish has come upon me, and I have retained no strength.…
Cross References
Luke 1:20
And now you will be silent and unable to speak until the day this comes to pass, because you did not believe my words, which will be fulfilled at their proper time."

Ezekiel 3:26
"Moreover, I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth so that you will be mute and cannot be a man who rebukes them, for they are a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 24:27
'On that day your mouth will be opened to him who escaped, and you will speak and be mute no longer. Thus you will be a sign to them, and they will know that I am the LORD.'"
Treasury of Scripture

And when he had spoken such words to me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.

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Ezekiel 24:27 In that day shall your mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and …

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Luke 1:20 And, behold, you shall be dumb, and not able to speak, until the …

(15) I set my face.--The conduct of Daniel described in this verse is not to be ascribed to his fear, for that had been already driven away (Daniel 10:12), but to his reverence for the majestic person who was before him, and to the gratitude that he felt for the answer to his prayer. (Comp. Daniel 9:3-4.)

Verse 15. - And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb. The versions agree with the above. I set my face toward the ground does not mean that Daniel again fell prostrate, but that his eyes naturally sought the ground. And I became dumb. Not to be regarded as equivalent to "I remained silent," though there is nothing in the narrative to indicate that Daniel had been speaking; he may have had the sensation of paralyzed vocal cords. Certainly the verb 'alam means "to be dumb," although, as with ourselves, this phrase dots not mean always physiological dumbness, but simply a silence which, from shyness or fear, one is unable to break. This is the meaning the versions attach to it. The opinion we indicate finds support in the dumbness of Zacharias, the father of John Baptist, after Gabriel appeared to him, and, still more, in what is related in the following verse. And when he had spoken such words unto me,.... As before related, concerning the contest between him and the prince of Persia; and especially concerning what would befall the people of the Jews in the latter day:

I set my face toward the ground; not being able to look up; his eyes were fixed upon the earth like one confounded and thunderstruck, filled with amazement and wonder:

and I became dumb; not able to speak a word, as is the case of persons sometimes in surprise, or through excess of any of the passions: this arose either from the majesty of the angel; or rather from the nature and importance of the things he said; or from a consciousness of his own impurity, and so of his unworthiness to converse with so exalted a creature, and to be favoured with such secrets. The Arabic version is, "and I supplicated"; very wrongly. 15. face toward the ground—in humble reverence (Ge 19:1).

dumb—with overwhelming awe.10:10-21 Whenever we enter into communion with God, it becomes us to have a due sense of the infinite distance between us and the holy God. How shall we, that are dust and ashes, speak to the Lord of glory? Nothing is more likely, nothing more effectual to revive the drooping spirits of the saints, than to be assured of God's love to them. From the very first day we begin to look toward God in a way of duty, he is ready to meet us in the way of mercy. Thus ready is God to hear prayer. When the angel had told the prophet of the things to come, he was to return, and oppose the decrees of the Persian kings against the Jews. The angels are employed as God's ministering servants, Heb 1:14. Though much was done against the Jews by the kings of Persia, God permitting it, much more mischief would have been done if God had not prevented it. He would now more fully show what were God's purposes, of which the prophecies form an outline; and we are concerned to study what is written in these Scriptures of truth, for they belong to our everlasting peace. While Satan and his angels, and evil counsellors, excite princes to mischief against the church, we may rejoice that Christ our Prince, and all his mighty angels, act against our enemies; but we ought not to expect many to favour us in this evil world. Yet the whole counsel of God shall be established; and let each one pray, Lord Jesus, be our righteousness now, and thou wilt be our everlasting confidence, through life, in death, at the day of judgment, and for evermore.
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