Daniel 8:15
New International Version
While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there before me stood one who looked like a man.

New Living Translation
As I, Daniel, was trying to understand the meaning of this vision, someone who looked like a man stood in front of me.

English Standard Version
When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it. And behold, there stood before me one having the appearance of a man.

Berean Study Bible
While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there stood before me one having the appearance of a man.

New American Standard Bible
When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it; and behold, standing before me was one who looked like a man.

King James Bible
And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

Christian Standard Bible
While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there stood before me someone who appeared to be a man.

Contemporary English Version
Daniel wrote: I was trying to figure out the meaning of the vision, when someone suddenly appeared there beside me.

Good News Translation
I was trying to understand what the vision meant, when suddenly someone was standing in front of me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there stood before me someone who appeared to be a man.

International Standard Version
"After I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I tried to understand it. All of a sudden, there was standing in front of me one who appeared to be valiant.

NET Bible
While I, Daniel, was watching the vision, I sought to understand it. Now one who appeared to be a man was standing before me.

New Heart English Bible
It came about when I, Daniel, had seen the vision, that I sought to understand it. And look, there stood before me someone who appeared to be a man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Now as I, Daniel, watched the vision and tried to understand it, I saw someone who looked like a man standing in front of me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, that I sought to understand it; and, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

New American Standard 1977
And it came about when I, Daniel, had seen the vision, that I sought to understand it; and behold, standing before me was one who looked like a man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it came to pass, as I, Daniel, was considering the vision and seeking to understand it, behold, there stood before me the likeness of a man.

King James 2000 Bible
And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me one having the appearance of a man.

American King James Version
And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

American Standard Version
And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, that I sought to understand it; and, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And it came to pass, as I, even I Daniel, saw the vision, and sought to understand it, that, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it came to pass when I Daniel saw the vision, and sought the meaning, that behold there stood before me as it were the appearance of a man.

Darby Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when I Daniel had seen the vision, I sought for the understanding of it, and behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

English Revised Version
And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, that I sought to understand it; and, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

Webster's Bible Translation
And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

World English Bible
It happened, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, that I sought to understand it; and behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

Young's Literal Translation
And it cometh to pass in my seeing -- I, Daniel -- the vision, that I require understanding, and lo, standing over-against me is as the appearance of a mighty one.
Study Bible
Gabriel Interprets Daniel's Vision
15While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there stood before me one having the appearance of a man. 16And I heard the voice of a man calling from between the banks of the Ulai: “Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.”…
Cross References
Daniel 7:13
In my vision in the night I continued to watch: And I saw One like a Son of Man coming with the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into His presence.

Daniel 8:1
In the third year of the reign of King Belshazzar, a vision appeared to me, Daniel, subsequent to the one that had appeared to me previously.

Daniel 8:19
and said, "Behold, I will make known to you what will happen in the latter time of wrath, because it concerns the appointed time of the end.

Daniel 10:16
And 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.

Daniel 10:18
Again the one with the likeness of a man touched me and strengthened me.

Treasury of Scripture

And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

I Daniel.

Daniel 7:28
Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

sought.

Daniel 7:16-19
I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things…

Daniel 12:8
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

Matthew 13:36
Then Jesus sent the multitude away, and went into the house: and his disciples came unto him, saying, Declare unto us the parable of the tares of the field.

as.

Daniel 10:5,16
Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: …

Joshua 5:14
And he said, Nay; but as captain of the host of the LORD am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and did worship, and said unto him, What saith my lord unto his servant?

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counseller, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.







Lexicon
While I,
אֲנִ֥י (’ă·nî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

Daniel,
דָנִיֵּ֖אל (ḏā·nî·yêl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1840: Daniel -- 'God is my judge', the name of several Israelites

was watching
בִּרְאֹתִ֛י (bir·’ō·ṯî)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 7200: To see

the vision
הֶחָז֑וֹן (he·ḥā·zō·wn)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2377: A sight, a dream, revelation, oracle

and trying to
וָאֲבַקְשָׁ֣ה (wā·’ă·ḇaq·šāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1245: To search out, to strive after

understand it,
בִינָ֔ה (ḇî·nāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 998: An understanding

there
וְהִנֵּ֛ה (wə·hin·nêh)
Conjunctive waw | Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2009: Lo! behold!

stood
עֹמֵ֥ד (‘ō·mêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

before me
לְנֶגְדִּ֖י (lə·neḡ·dî)
Preposition-l | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before

one having the appearance
כְּמַרְאֵה־ (kə·mar·’êh-)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

of a man.
גָֽבֶר׃ (ḡā·ḇer)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1397: A valiant man, warrior, a person simply
(15) Appearance of a man.--From Daniel 8:16 it appears that this was the angel Gabriel. The "man's voice" mentioned in Daniel 8:16 proceeded from Him Who alone has authority to command angels. (Comp. Daniel 12:6-7.)

Verse 15. - And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. The versions here are unimportant. Daniel desires to understand the meaning of this vision. From this we see that, at the time when this book was written, it was understood that prophets might be ignorant of the meaning of the revelations made to them. This is at variance with the assumption of even believing critics, that if a prophecy were given to a prophet, he must have understood the reference of the message. On the accuracy of this assumption, they found the rejection of any interpretation of a prophecy which sees more in it than the prophet could have seen. This latest critical date of Daniel is separated by approximately two centuries and a half from prophecy in actual existence in Malachi. The tradition of the conditions of the phenomenon would still be vital. The phrase before us probably means that Daniel applied the various Babylonian formulae to the dream, to find the interpretation , but, suspicious of them, he still continued his search. In answer to Daniel's search, there stood before him one having "the appearance of a man (gaber)" - an angelic being in human form. The H,.brew word translated "man" is gaber, which suggests the name given to the angel, "Gabriel." 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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