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:
His 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.
And 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.
Therefore 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.
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.
 

10:6 appearance of lightning. The description of this “certain man” (Daniel 10:5) is essentially identical with the description of the glorified Christ in Revelation 1:13-16, and identified by John as “one like unto the Son of man” (Revelation 1:13). We must conclude that this vision of Daniel was in some sense a manifestation of the pre-incarnate Christ, sent to answer Daniel’s persistent prayer (Daniel 10:12). Note also that, because of his consistent godliness and prayers, Daniel is thrice called “a man greatly beloved” (Daniel 9:23; 10:11,19).


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