Daniel 10:15
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.

Berean Study Bible
While he was speaking these words to me, I set 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.

New King James Version
When he had spoken such words to me, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless.

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

NASB 1995
When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and became speechless.

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

Amplified Bible
When he had spoken to me according to these words, I turned my face toward the ground and was speechless.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he was speaking these words with me, I set my face toward the ground and I was silent

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And when he had spoken with me according to these words, I turned my face to the ground, and was pricked in the heart.

Contemporary English Version
While this angel was speaking to me, I stared at the ground, speechless.

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

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

Good News Translation
When he said this, I stared at the ground, speechless.

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
And when he speaks with me about these things, I have set my face toward the earth, and have been silent;

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.

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;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Daniel's Vision by the Tigris
14Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision concerns those days.” 15While he was speaking these words to me, I set my face toward the ground and became speechless. 16And suddenly one with the likeness of a man touched my lips, and I opened my mouth and said to the one standing before me, “My lord, because of the vision, I am overcome with anguish, and I have 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
I will make your tongue stick to the roof of your mouth, and you will be silent and unable to rebuke them, though they are a rebellious house.

Ezekiel 24:27
On that day your mouth will be opened to him who has escaped; you will speak and no longer be mute. So 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.

I set.

Daniel 10:9
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.

Daniel 8:18
Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.

Ezekiel 24:27
In that day shall thy mouth be opened to him which is escaped, and thou shalt speak, and be no more dumb: and thou shalt be a sign unto them; and they shall know that I am the LORD.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
While he was speaking
וּבְדַבְּר֣וֹ (ū·ḇə·ḏab·bə·rōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

these
הָאֵ֑לֶּה (hā·’êl·leh)
Article | Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those

words
כַּדְּבָרִ֖ים (kad·də·ḇā·rîm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1697: A word, a matter, thing, a cause

to me,
עִמִּ֔י (‘im·mî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

I set
נָתַ֧תִּי (nā·ṯat·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 5414: To give, put, set

my face
פָנַ֛י (p̄ā·nay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6440: The face

toward the ground
אַ֖רְצָה (’ar·ṣāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

and became speechless.
וְנֶאֱלָֽמְתִּי׃ (wə·ne·’ĕ·lā·mə·tî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 481: To tie fast, to be tongue-tied


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