Daniel 8:16
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New International Version
And I heard a man's voice from the Ulai calling, "Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of the vision."

New Living Translation
And I heard a human voice calling out from the Ulai River, "Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of his vision."

English Standard Version
And I heard a man’s voice between the banks of the Ulai, and it called, “Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.”

New American Standard Bible
And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of Ulai, and he called out and said, "Gabriel, give this man an understanding of the vision."

King James Bible
And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I heard a human voice calling from the middle of the Ulai: "Gabriel, explain the vision to this man."

International Standard Version
I heard the voice of a man calling out from the Ulai Canal, 'Gabriel, interpret what that fellow has been seeing.'

NET Bible
Then I heard a human voice coming from between the banks of the Ulai. It called out, "Gabriel, enable this person to understand the vision."

New Heart English Bible
I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, and called out and said, "Gabriel, make this man understand the vision."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I heard a man in Ulai [Gate] call loudly, "Gabriel, explain the vision to this man."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of Ulai, who called, and said: 'Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.'

New American Standard 1977
And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of Ulai, and he called out and said, “Gabriel, give this man an understanding of the vision.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, which called and said, Gabriel, teach this man the vision.

King James 2000 Bible
And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

American King James Version
And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

American Standard Version
And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I heard the voice of a man between Ulai: and he called, and said: Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

Darby Bible Translation
And I heard a man's voice between [the banks of] the Ulai; and he called and said, Gabriel, make this [man] to understand the vision.

English Revised Version
And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

Webster's Bible Translation
And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

World English Bible
I heard a man's voice between [the banks of] the Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

Young's Literal Translation
And I hear a voice of man between the banks of Ulai, and he calleth and saith: Gabriel, cause this one to understand the appearance.
Study Bible
Gabriel Interprets Daniel's Vision
15When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it; and behold, standing before me was one who looked like a man. 16And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of Ulai, and he called out and said, "Gabriel, give this man an understanding of the vision." 17So he came near to where I was standing, and when he came I was frightened and fell on my face; but he said to me, "Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end."…
Cross References
Luke 1:19
"I am Gabriel," replied the angel. "I stand in the presence of God, and I have been sent to speak to you and to bring you this good news.

Luke 1:26
In the sixth month, God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee called Nazareth,

Daniel 7:16
"I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things:

Daniel 9:21
while I was still speaking in prayer, then the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision previously, came to me in my extreme weariness about the time of the evening offering.

Daniel 9:22
He gave me instruction and talked with me and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding.

Daniel 10:11
He said to me, "O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you." And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.

Daniel 10:14
"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."

Daniel 12:6
And one said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long will it be until the end of these wonders?"
Treasury of Scripture

And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

I heard.

Daniel 10:11,12 And he said to me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the …

Acts 9:7 And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a …

Acts 10:13 And there came a voice to him, Rise, Peter; kill, and eat.

Revelation 1:12 And I turned to see the voice that spoke with me. And being turned, …

between.

Daniel 8:2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was …

Daniel 12:5-7 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one …

Gabriel.

Daniel 9:21 Yes, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom …

Luke 1:19,26 And the angel answering said to him, I am Gabriel, that stand in …

make.

Daniel 9:22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am …

Daniel 10:14,21 Now I am come to make you understand what shall befall your people …

Daniel 12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was on the waters of …

Zechariah 1:9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked …

Zechariah 2:4 And said to him, Run, speak to this young man, saying…

Hebrews 1:14 Are they not all ministering spirits, sent forth to minister for …

Revelation 22:16 I Jesus have sent my angel to testify to you these things in the …

(16) Between the . . . Ulai.--The city, as it would appear, stood between the two branches of the river. The two branches were the Eulus and the Choaspes.

Verse 16. - And I heard a man's voice between the hanks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision. The Septuagint has an addition, "And the man called out, saying, To that purpose is the vision." This seems to be a gloss. Theodotion and the Peshita agree with the Massoretic, only that Theodotion does not indicate the difference of the word used for "man" in this verse from that in ver 15, and renders Ulai "Oubeh" "Between Ulai" is a singular phrase. The versions do not attempt any solution. The preposition bayin means usually "between." If we assume that the river Ulai is here meant, and that it divided into two branches, the thing is explicable. Only it would have been more in accordance with usage to have put "Ulai" in the plural. It may, perhaps refer to the marsh, in which case it might be between the citadel and the marsh. Daniel had seen the appearance of a man; now he hears a voice addressing the man, and naming him Gabriel, "Hero of God." It is to be noted that this is the earliest instance of the naming of angels in Scripture. In the tenth chapter Michael is also named. These are the only angelic names in the whole of Scripture. These two names, and these alone, recur in the New Testament, the first of them in the first chapter of Luke, and the second in Revelation 12:7 and Jude. The Book of Tobit added another angelic name on the same lines, Raphael. When we pass to the Books of Enoch, we have moat elaborate hierarchies of angels, in all of which, however much they may otherwise differ, occur the two angels mentioned here and Raphael. The difference in atmosphere between the elaborate angelology of Enoch and the reticent accounts in the book before us is great. It is hardly possible to imagine so great a difference between the works of men that were all but contemporaries. The function assigned to Gabriel here is in accordance with that he fulfils in the New Testament - he is to make Daniel "understand the vision." And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai,.... Near to which Daniel was, Daniel 8:2 and it seemed to him as if the appearance of the man was in the midst of the river, between the banks of it, from whence the voice came; or between the arms of it, it bending and winding about; or rather between Shushan and the river; or between the prophet and that: this voice was the voice of the person that appeared as a man in the preceding verse:

which called, and said, Gabriel; the voice was loud, audible, and commanding; even to an angel, one of great note, Gabriel, the man of God, the mighty one; and shows, that the person that made this appearance, and spoke in this authoritative way, was the Lord, and head of angels, even of all principalities and power, at whose beck and command they are:

make this man to understand the vision; the above vision of the ram, he goat, and little horn; give him a full explanation of it; tell him what the several figures mean, represented in it; that he may have a clear understanding of all things contained in it; the saints and people of God are sometimes instructed by angels, and particularly the prophets of old were; and which was more common in the times of the former dispensation than now; for God has not put in subjection to angels the world to come, or the Gospel dispensation, Hebrews 2:5. 16. Gabriel—meaning, "the strength of God."8:15-27 The eternal Son of God stood before the prophet in the appearance of a man, and directed the angel Gabriel to explain the vision. Daniel's fainting and astonishment at the prospect of evils he saw coming on his people and the church, confirm the opinion that long-continued calamities were foretold. The vision being ended, a charge was given to Daniel to keep it private for the present. He kept it to himself, and went on to do the duty of his place. As long as we live in this world we must have something to do in it; and even those whom God has most honoured, must not think themselves above their business. Nor must the pleasure of communion with God take us from the duties of our callings, but we must in them abide with God. All who are intrusted with public business must discharge their trust uprightly; and, amidst all doubts and discouragements, they may, if true believers, look forward to a happy issue. Thus should we endeavour to compose our minds for attending to the duties to which each is appointed, in the church and in the world.
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