Daniel 10:2
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New International Version
At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks.

New Living Translation
When this vision came to me, I, Daniel, had been in mourning for three whole weeks.

English Standard Version
In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three weeks.

New American Standard Bible
In those days, I, Daniel, had been mourning for three entire weeks.

King James Bible
In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three full weeks.

International Standard Version
"At that time I, Daniel, had been mourning for three straight weeks.

NET Bible
In those days I, Daniel, was mourning for three whole weeks.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
During those days I, Daniel, mourned for three whole weeks.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three weeks of days.

King James 2000 Bible
In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.

American King James Version
In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.

American Standard Version
In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three whole weeks.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In those days I Daniel mourned the days of three weeks.

Darby Bible Translation
In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks:

English Revised Version
In those days I Daniel was mourning three whole weeks.

Webster's Bible Translation
In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.

World English Bible
In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three whole weeks.

Young's Literal Translation
'In those days, I, Daniel, have been mourning three weeks of days;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:1-9. This chapter relates the beginning of Daniel's last vision, which is continued to the end of the book. The time would be long before all would be accomplished; and much of it is not yet fulfilled. Christ appeared to Daniel in a glorious form, and it should engage us to think highly and honourably of him. Let us admire his condescension for us and our salvation. There remained no strength in Daniel. The greatest and best of men cannot bear the full discoveries of the Divine glory; for no man can see it, and live; but glorified saints see Christ as he is, and can bear the sight. How dreadful soever Christ may appear to those under convictions of sin, there is enough in his word to quiet their spirits.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 2. - In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. The versions are close to the Massoretic, only the Septuagint, and, following it, the Vetus, as quoted by Tertullian, omit "days," in the literal rendering of the Hebrew phrase, "weeks of days". Mourning. Zockler and Fuller think this mourning due to the difficulties the released captives had in carrying out their desire of rebuilding the temple. It may have been that he was grieved that so few of the people were willing to avail themselves of the privilege. We are here assuming that the chronology of this passage reckons from the overthrow of Nabunahid, that is, from Cyrus's accession to the throne of Babylon; but, as we have seen, this "third year" may be reckoned from his assumption of the title King of Persia, San Parsua, in which case it may be the same year with that vision narrated in the previous chapter. Three full weeks; literally, three weeks of days - to mark off the duration of Daniel's fast from the weeks of years referred to in the ninth chapter. Keil objects to this interpretation, but assigns no reason. At the same time, it is to be observed that "year of days" means a full year, but a week is such a short period that the necessity of saying that it was complete by defining it a "week of days" is not so obvious, and is unexampled.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

In those days I Daniel was mourning,.... Either on account of what had been revealed to him in the last vision or prophecy of the seventy weeks; by which it appeared what wickedness the people of the Jews would be guilty of in cutting off the Messiah; and what desolations would come upon their land, city, and temple, for such usage of him: as also because of the present case of his people; many of them continuing in the country of Babylon, when they had liberty to return to their land: or because of the hinderance the Jews met with in rebuilding their city and temple, who had returned thither; of which Daniel had an account, and which caused him to mourn in secret: and so he continued

three full weeks; or, "three weeks of days" (c); so called, to distinguish them from weeks of years, mentioned in the preceding chapter.

(c) "tribus hebdomadibus dierum", Munster, Calvin, Tigurine version; "trium hebdomadarum diebus", V. L. Pagninus, Montanus, so Junius & Tremellius, Medus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. mourning—that is, afflicting myself by fasting from "pleasant bread, flesh and wine" (Da 10:3), as a sign of sorrow, not for its own sake. Compare Mt 9:14, "fast," answering to "mourn" (Da 10:15). Compare 1Co 8:8; 1Ti 4:3, which prove that "fasting" is not an indispensable Christian obligation; but merely an outward expression of sorrow, and separation from ordinary worldly enjoyments, in order to give one's self to prayer (Ac 13:2). Daniel's mourning was probably for his countrymen, who met with many obstructions to their building of the temple, from their adversaries in the Persian court.

Daniel 10:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Daniel's Vision of a Mighty Man
1In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar; and the message was true and one of great conflict, but he understood the message and had an understanding of the vision. 2In those days, I, Daniel, had been mourning for three entire weeks. 3I did not eat any tasty food, nor did meat or wine enter my mouth, nor did I use any ointment at all until the entire three weeks were completed.…
Cross References
Ezra 9:4
Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel gathered around me because of this unfaithfulness of the exiles. And I sat there appalled until the evening sacrifice.

Ezra 9:5
Then, at the evening sacrifice, I rose from my self-abasement, with my tunic and cloak torn, and fell on my knees with my hands spread out to the LORD my God

Nehemiah 1:4
When I heard these things, I sat down and wept. For some days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.

Daniel 10:12
Then he continued, "Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.
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In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.

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Ezra 9:4,5 Then were assembled to me every one that trembled at the words of …

Nehemiah 1:4 And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and …

Psalm 42:9 I will say to God my rock, Why have you forgotten me? why go I mourning …

Psalm 43:2 For you are the God of my strength: why do you cast me off? why go …

Psalm 137:1-5 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yes, we wept, when we …

Isaiah 66:10 Rejoice you with Jerusalem, and be glad with her, all you that love …

Jeremiah 9:1 Oh that my head were waters, and my eyes a fountain of tears…

Matthew 9:15 And Jesus said to them, Can the children of the bridal chamber mourn, …

Romans 9:2 That I have great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart.

James 4:9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to …

Revelation 11:5 And if any man will hurt them, fire proceeds out of their mouth, …

full weeks. Heb. weeks of days.

Daniel 9:24-27 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, …

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