New International Version
I asked, "What are these, my lord?" The angel who was talking with me answered, "I will show you what they are."
King James Bible
Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.
Darby Bible Translation
And I said, My lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these are.
World English Bible
Then I asked, 'My lord, what are these?'" The angel who talked with me said to me, "I will show you what these are."
Young's Literal Translation
And I say, 'What are these, my lord?' And the messenger who is speaking with me saith unto me, 'I -- I do shew thee what these are.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O my lord, what are these - The angel here mentioned was distinct from those mentioned in the eighth verse; he who talked with the prophet, Zechariah 1:13.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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The steady advancement made by the builders of the temple greatly discomfited and alarmed the hosts of evil. Satan determined to put forth still further effort to weaken and discourage God's people by holding before them their imperfections of character. If those who had long suffered because of transgression could again be induced to disregard God's commandments, they would be brought once more under the bondage of sin. Because Israel had been chosen to preserve the knowledge of God in the earth, …
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I approached one of those standing there and asked him the meaning of all this. "So he told me and gave me the interpretation of these things:
He instructed me and said to me, "Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.
So the LORD spoke kind and comforting words to the angel who talked with me.
I asked the angel who was speaking to me, "What are these?" He answered me, "These are the horns that scattered Judah, Israel and Jerusalem."
While the angel who was speaking to me was leaving, another angel came to meet him
Then the angel who talked with me returned and woke me up, like someone awakened from sleep.
I asked the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?"
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