Daniel 8:17
New International Version
As he came near the place where I was standing, I was terrified and fell prostrate. "Son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision concerns the time of the end."

New Living Translation
As Gabriel approached the place where I was standing, I became so terrified that I fell with my face to the ground. "Son of man," he said, "you must understand that the events you have seen in your vision relate to the time of the end."

English Standard Version
So he came near where I stood. And when he came, I was frightened and fell on my face. But he said to me, “Understand, O son of man, that the vision is for the time of the end.”

Berean Study Bible
As 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.”

New American Standard Bible
So 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."

King James Bible
So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.

Christian Standard Bible
So he approached where I was standing; when he came near, I was terrified and fell facedown. "Son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision refers to the time of the end."

Contemporary English Version
Gabriel came over, and I fell to the ground in fear. Then he said, "You are merely a human, but you need to understand that this vision is about the end of time."

Good News Translation
Gabriel came and stood beside me, and I was so terrified that I fell to the ground. He said to me, "Mortal man, understand the meaning. The vision has to do with the end of the world."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So he approached where I was standing; when he came near, I was terrified and fell facedown. "Son of man," he said to me, "understand that the vision refers to the time of the end."

International Standard Version
"As he approached where I was standing, I became terrified and fell on my face. But he told me, 'Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.'

NET Bible
So he approached the place where I was standing. As he came, I felt terrified and fell flat on the ground. Then he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision pertains to the time of the end."

New Heart English Bible
So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was frightened, and fell prostrate. But he said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the vision belongs to the time of the end."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Gabriel came up beside me, and when he came, I was terrified and immediately knelt down. He said to me, "Son of man, understand that the vision is about the end times."

JPS Tanakh 1917
So he came near where I stood; and when he came, I was terrified, and fell upon my face; but he said unto me: 'Understand, O son of man; for the vision belongeth to the time of the end.'

New American Standard 1977
So 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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
So he came near where I stood, and with his coming, I was afraid and fell upon my face; and he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time appointed by God the vision shall be fulfilled.

King James 2000 Bible
So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: that for the time of the end shall be the vision.

American King James Version
So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell on my face: but he said to me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.

American Standard Version
So he came near where I stood; and when he came, I was affrighted, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man; for the vision belongeth to the time of the end.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he came and stood near where I stood: and when he was come, I fell on my face trembling, and he said to me: Understand, O son of man, for in the time of the end the vision shall be fulfilled.

Darby Bible Translation
And he came near where I stood; and when he came, I was afraid, and fell on my face; and he said unto me, Understand, son of man; for the vision is for the time of the end.

English Revised Version
So he came near where I stood; and when he came, I was affrighted, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man; for the vision belongeth to the time of the end.

Webster's Bible Translation
So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said to me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.

World English Bible
So he came near where I stood; and when he came, I was frightened, and fell on my face: but he said to me, Understand, son of man; for the vision belongs to the time of the end.

Young's Literal Translation
And he cometh in near my station, and at his coming in I have been afraid, and I fall on my face, and he saith unto me: Understand, son of man, for at the time of the end is the vision.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Gabriel Interprets Daniel's Vision
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.” 18While he was speaking to me, I fell into a deep sleep, with my face to the ground. Then he touched me, helped me to my feet…
Cross References
Revelation 1:17
When I saw Him, I fell at His feet like a dead man. But He placed His right hand on me and said, "Do not be afraid. I am the First and the Last,

Ezekiel 1:28
The appearance of the brilliant light all around Him was like that of a rainbow in a cloud on a rainy day. This was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the LORD. And when I saw it, I fell facedown and heard a voice speaking.

Ezekiel 44:4
Then the man brought me to the front of the temple by way of the north gate. I looked and saw the glory of the LORD filling His temple, and I fell facedown.

Daniel 2:46
At this, King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, paid homage to Daniel, and ordered that an offering of incense be presented to him.

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 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 8:27
I, Daniel, was exhausted and lay ill for days. Then I got up and went about the king's business. I was devastated by the vision; it was beyond 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 10:16
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 11:35
Some of the wise will fall, so that they may be refined, purified, and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.

Daniel 11:40
At the time of the end, the king of the South will engage him in battle, but the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots, horsemen, and many ships, invading many countries and sweeping through them like a flood.

Daniel 12:4
But you, Daniel, shut up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will roam to and fro, and knowledge will increase."

Habakkuk 2:3
For the vision awaits an appointed time; it testifies of the end, and will not lie. Though it lingers, wait for it, since it will surely come and not delay.

Treasury of Scripture

So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell on my face: but he said to me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.

I was.

Daniel 10:7,8,16 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me …

Genesis 17:3 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him, saying,

Ezekiel 1:28 As the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud in the day of rain, …

Matthew 17:8 And when they had lifted up their eyes, they saw no man, save Jesus only.

Mark 9:4,5 And there appeared to them Elias with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus…

Revelation 1:17 And when I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. And he laid his right …

Revelation 19:9,10 And he said to me, Write, Blessed are they which are called to the …

Revelation 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen…

Understand.

Daniel 8:15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, …

Daniel 9:23 At the beginning of your supplications the commandment came forth, …

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

O son.

Ezekiel 2:1 And he said to me, Son of man, stand on your feet, and I will speak to you.

Ezekiel 6:2 Son of man, set your face toward the mountains of Israel, and prophesy …

at.

Daniel 8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make you know what shall be in the last …

Daniel 9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week…

Daniel 11:35,36 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to …

Daniel 12:4,13 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to …

Habakkuk 2:3 For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall …







Lexicon
As he came
וַיָּבֹא֙ (way·yā·ḇō)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

near
אֵ֣צֶל (’ê·ṣel)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 681: A joining together, proximity

to where I stood,
עָמְדִ֔י (‘ā·mə·ḏî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5975: To stand, in various relations

I was terrified
נִבְעַ֔תִּי (niḇ·‘at·tî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1204: To fall upon, startle, terrify

and fell
וָאֶפְּלָ֖ה (wā·’ep·pə·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

facedown.
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

“Son
בֶּן־ (ben-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

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

he said
וַיֹּ֤אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to me,
אֵלַי֙ (’ê·lay)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

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

that
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

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

concerns the time
לְעֶת־ (lə·‘eṯ-)
Preposition-l | Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6256: Time, now, when

of the end.”
קֵ֥ץ (qêṣ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7093: An extremity, after
(17) The time of the end--i.e., either at the final period of earthly history, or at the time which lies at the limit of the prophetic horizon. St. Jerome observes that what happened in the times of Antiochus was typical of what shall be fulfilled hereafter in Antichrist.

Verse 17. - So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision. The versions are here in close agreement with the Massoretic text. On Gabriel's approach Daniel fell on his face, overwhelmed at contact with the spiritual. It is mentioned as if this were the natural result of such an interview as that vouchsafed to Daniel. At first sight this contradicts Daniel 7:16, where Daniel interrogates one of the angelic bystanders. In the first place, Daniel 7:15 shows that Daniel had been grieved and disturbed before he ventured on the question; and, next, Gabriel was one of the great angels that stood before God. Gabriel addressed Daniel by the title so often given to Ezekiel, "son of man," ben-adam. Professor Fuller, and also Kranichfeld, remark on the contrast between Gabriel, "Hero of God," and ben-adam, "son of man" The time of the end does not mean the end of the world, or of the appearance of the Messiah, for in this vision there is no reference to either of these. It is rather to be rendered, after the analogy of Jeremiah 50:26, where miqqetz means "from the utmost border," and reaches to a far-off time. 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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