Daniel 8:16
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.”

Berean Study Bible
And I heard the voice of a man calling from between the banks of the Ulai: “Gabriel, explain the vision to this man.”

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
And from beside the Ulai River, a voice like that of a human said, "Gabriel, help him understand the vision."

Good News Translation
I heard a voice call out over the Ulai River, "Gabriel, explain to him the meaning of what he saw."

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of the Ubal; and he called, and said, Gabriel, cause that 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
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.” 17As he came near to where I stood, I was terrified and fell facedown. “Son of man,” he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns 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 stood by, and I asked him the true meaning of all this. So he told me the interpretation of these things:

Daniel 9:21
while I was still praying, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice.

Daniel 9:22
He instructed me and spoke with me, saying: "O Daniel, I have come now to give you insight with understanding.

Daniel 10:11
He said to me, "Daniel, you are a man who is highly precious. Consider carefully the words that I am about to say to you. Stand up, for I have now been sent to you." And when he had said this to me, I stood up trembling.

Daniel 10:14
Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision concerns those days."

Daniel 12:6
One of them said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long until the fulfillment 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 unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling…

Acts 9:7
And the men which journeyed with him stood speechless, hearing a voice, but seeing no man.

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

between.

Daniel 8:2
And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.

Daniel 12:5-7
Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river…

Gabriel.

Daniel 9:21
Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.

Luke 1:19,26
And the angel answering said unto him, I am Gabriel, that stand in the presence of God; and am sent to speak unto thee, and to shew thee these glad tidings…

make.

Daniel 9:22
And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

Daniel 10:14,21
Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days…

Daniel 12:7
And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.







Lexicon
And I heard
וָאֶשְׁמַ֥ע (wā·’eš·ma‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

the voice
קוֹל־ (qō·wl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6963: A voice, sound

of a man
אָדָ֖ם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

calling
וַיִּקְרָא֙ (way·yiq·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7121: To call, proclaim, read

from between [the banks of]
בֵּ֣ין (bên)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 996: An interval, space between

the Ulai:
אוּלָ֑י (’ū·lāy)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 195: Ulai -- a river of Elam

“Gabriel,
גַּבְרִיאֵ֕ל (gaḇ·rî·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1403: Gabriel -- 'man of El', an archangel

explain
הָבֵ֥ן (hā·ḇên)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

the vision
הַמַּרְאֶֽה׃ (ham·mar·’eh)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

to this man.”
לְהַלָּ֖ז (lə·hal·lāz)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1975: This, that
(16) Between the . . . Ulai.--The city, as it would appear, stood between the two branches of the river. The two branches were the Eulaeus 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." 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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