The Holy Bible - The Book of Daniel, Chapter 10 (Latin)
1In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
2In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
3I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
4And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
5Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
6His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
7And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
8Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
9Yet 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.
10And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.
11And 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.
12Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.
13But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
14Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
15And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
16And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
17For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
18Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
19And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
20Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
21But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
1anno tertio Cyri regis Persarum verbum revelatum est Danieli cognomento Baltassar et verbum verum et fortitudo magna intellexitque sermonem intelligentia enim est opus in visione
2in diebus illis ego Daniel lugebam trium hebdomadarum diebus
3panem desiderabilem non comedi et caro et vinum non introierunt in os meum sed neque unguento unctus sum donec complerentur trium hebdomadarum dies
4die autem vigesima et quarta mensis primi eram iuxta fluvium magnum qui est Tigris
5et levavi oculos meos et vidi et ecce vir unus vestitus lineis et renes eius accincti auro obrizo
6et corpus eius quasi chrysolithus et facies eius velut species fulguris et oculi eius ut lampas ardens et brachia eius et quae deorsum sunt usque ad pedes quasi species aeris candentis et vox sermonum eius ut vox multitudinis
7vidi autem ego Daniel solus visionem porro viri qui erant mecum non viderunt sed terror nimius irruit super eos et fugerunt in absconditum
8ego autem relictus solus vidi visionem grandem hanc et non remansit in me fortitudo sed et species mea immutata est in me et emarcui nec habui quidquam virium
9et audivi vocem sermonum eius et audiens iacebam consternatus super faciem meam et vultus meus haerebat terrae
10et ecce manus tetigit me et erexit me super genua mea et super articulos manuum mearum
11et dixit ad me Daniel vir desideriorum intellige verba quae ego loquor ad te et sta in gradu tuo nunc enim sum missus ad te Cumque dixisset mihi sermonem istum steti tremens
12et ait ad me Noli metuere Daniel quia ex die primo quo posuisti cor tuum ad intelligendum ut te affligeres in conspectu Dei tui exaudita sunt verba tua et ego veni propter sermones tuos
13princeps autem regni Persarum restitit mihi viginti et uno diebus et ecce Michael unus de principibus primis venit in adiutorium meum et ego remansi ibi iuxta regem Persarum
14veni autem ut docerem te quae ventura sunt populo tuo in novissimis diebus quoniam adhuc visio in dies
15cumque loqueretur mihi huiuscemodi verbis deieci vultum meum ad terram et tacui
16et ecce quasi similitudo filii hominis tetigit labia mea et aperiens os meum locutus sum et dixi ad eum qui stabat contra me Domine mi in visione tua dissolutae sunt compages meae et nihil in me remansit virium
17et quomodo poterit servus Domini mei loqui cum Domino meo nihil enim in me remansit virium sed et halitus meus intercluditur
18rursum ergo tetigit me quasi visio hominis et confortavit me
19et dixit Noli timere vir desideriorum pax tibi confortare et esto robustus Cumque loqueretur mecum convalui et dixi Loquere Domine mi quia confortasti me
20et ait Numquid scis quare venerim ad te et nunc revertar ut praelier adversum principem Persarum cum ego egrederer apparuit princeps Graecorum veniens
21verumtamen annuntiabo tibi quod expressum est in scriptura veritatis et nemo est adiutor meus in omnibus his nisi Michael princeps vester