Daniel 8:18
New International Version
While he was speaking to me, I was in a deep sleep, with my face to the ground. Then he touched me and raised me to my feet.

New Living Translation
While he was speaking, I fainted and lay there with my face to the ground. But Gabriel roused me with a touch and helped me to my feet.

English Standard Version
And when he had spoken to me, I fell into a deep sleep with my face to the ground. But he touched me and made me stand up.

Berean Study Bible
While he was speaking with me, I fell into a deep sleep, with my face to the ground. Then he touched me, helped me to my feet,

King James Bible
Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.

New King James Version
Now, as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep with my face to the ground; but he touched me, and stood me upright.

New American Standard Bible
Now while he was talking with me, I was dazed with my face to the ground; but he touched me and made me stand at my place.

NASB 1995
Now while he was talking with me, I sank into a deep sleep with my face to the ground; but he touched me and made me stand upright.

NASB 1977
Now while he was talking with me, I sank into a deep sleep with my face to the ground; but he touched me and made me stand upright.

Amplified Bible
Now as he (Gabriel) was speaking with me, I drifted into a deep sleep (unconsciousness) with my face to the ground; but he touched me and made me stand [where I had stood before].

Christian Standard Bible
While he was speaking to me, I fell into a deep sleep, with my face to the ground. Then he touched me, made me stand up,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While he was speaking to me, I fell into a deep sleep, with my face to the ground. Then he touched me, made me stand up,

American Standard Version
Now as he was speaking with me, I fell into a deep sleep with my face toward the ground; but he touched me, and set me upright.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he was speaking with me, I prostrated myself on my face on the Earth, and he touched me, and he stood me on my feet

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And while he spoke with me, I fell upon my face to the earth: and he touched me, and set me on my feet.

Contemporary English Version
While he was speaking, I fell facedown in a deep sleep. But he lifted me to my feet

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when he spoke to me I fell flat on the ground: and he touched me, and set me upright,

English Revised Version
Now as he was speaking with me, I fell into a deep sleep, with my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.

Good News Translation
While he was talking, I fell to the ground unconscious. But he took hold of me, raised me to my feet,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As he spoke to me, I fainted facedown on the ground, but he touched me and made me stand up.

International Standard Version
"While he had been speaking with me, I had fainted on my face, but he touched me and enabled me to stand upright on my feet.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now as he was speaking with me, I fell into a deep sleep with my face toward the ground; but he touched me, and set me upright.

Literal Standard Version
And in his speaking with me, I have been in a trance on my face, on the earth; and he comes against me, and causes me to stand on my station,

NET Bible
As he spoke with me, I fell into a trance with my face to the ground. But he touched me and stood me upright.

New Heart English Bible
Now as he was speaking with me, I fell into a deep sleep with my face toward the ground; but he touched me, and stood me upright.

World English Bible
Now as he was speaking with me, I fell into a deep sleep with my face toward the ground; but he touched me, and set me upright.

Young's Literal Translation
And in his speaking with me, I have been in a trance on my face, on the earth; and he cometh against me, and causeth me to stand on my station,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Gabriel Interprets Daniel's Vision
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 with me, I fell into a deep sleep, with my face to the ground. Then he touched me, helped me to my feet, 19and 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.…

Cross References
Luke 9:32
Meanwhile Peter and his companions were overcome by sleep, but when they awoke, they saw Jesus' glory and the two men standing with Him.

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 2:2
And as He spoke to me, the Spirit entered me and set me on my feet, and I heard Him speaking to me.

Daniel 10:9
I heard the sound of his words, and as I listened, I fell into a deep sleep, with my face to the ground.

Daniel 10:10
Suddenly, a hand touched me and set me trembling on my hands and knees.

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.


Treasury of Scripture

Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.

I was.

Daniel 8:17,27
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…

Daniel 10:8,9
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…

Luke 9:32
But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep: and when they were awake, they saw his glory, and the two men that stood with him.

he touched.

Daniel 10:10,16,18
And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands…

Genesis 15:12
And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and, lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him.

Job 4:13
In thoughts from the visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men,

set me upright.









(18) A deep sleep.--On the effects of heavenly visions upon those who beheld them, see Genesis 16:13, Exodus 33:20, &c.

Verse 18. - Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground; but he touched me, and set me upright. The LXX. joins the opening words of the next verse to this. I was in a deep sleep suggests the case of the three apostles, Peter, James, and John, on the Mount of Transfiguration (Luke 9:82). The numbing effect of the presence of the supernatural produces a state analogous to sleep, yet "the eyes are open" (Numbers 24:4) the senses are ready to convey impressions to the mind. The angel, however, touched Daniel, and set him upright.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
While he was speaking
וּבְדַבְּר֣וֹ (ū·ḇə·ḏab·bə·rōw)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 1696: To arrange, to speak, to subdue

to me,
עִמִּ֔י (‘im·mî)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's 5973: With, equally with

I fell into a deep sleep,
נִרְדַּ֥מְתִּי (nir·dam·tî)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7290: To be in or fall into heavy sleep

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

my face
פָּנַ֖י (pā·nay)
Noun - masculine plural construct | first person common singular
Strong's 6440: The face

to the ground.
אָ֑רְצָה (’ā·rə·ṣāh)
Noun - feminine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

Then he touched me,
וַיִּ֨גַּע־ (way·yig·ga‘-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5060: To touch, lay the hand upon, to reach, violently, to strike

helped me to my feet
וַיַּֽעֲמִידֵ֖נִי (way·ya·‘ă·mî·ḏê·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations


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