Search the Bible
* powered by Bible Study Tools

Daniel 10:4

    Daniel 10:4 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And on the twenty-fourth day of the first month I was by the side of the great river;

    Webster's Revision

    And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel,

    World English Bible

    In the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel,

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 10:4

    By the side of - Hiddekel - The same as the Tigris. the great river of Assyria; as the Euphrates of Syria, and the Nile of Egypt.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 10:4

    And in the four and twentieth day of the first month - At the close of his season of fasting. Though he had not set apart this season of fasting with any view or expectation that it would be followed by such a result, yet there was a propriety that an occasion like this should be selected as that on which the communication which follows should be made to his mind, for

    (a) his mind was in a prepared state by this extraordinary season of devotion for such a communication; and

    (b) his attention during that period had been turned toward the condition of his people, and it was a fit opportunity to impart to him these extraordinary views of what would occur to them in future days.

    It may be added, that we shall be more likely to receive Divine communications to our souls at the close of seasons of sincere and prolonged devotion than at other times, and that, though we may set apart such seasons for different purposes, the Spirit of God may take occasion from them to impart to us clear and elevated views of Divine truth, and of the Divine government. A man is in a better state to obtain such views, and is more likely to obtain them, in such circumstances than he is in others, and he who desires to understand God and his ways should wait upon him with intense and prolonged devotion. The "time" here specified is the "first month" - the month Nisan, answering to a part of our month April. This was the month in which the Passover was celebrated, and was a time, therefore, which a Jew would be likely to select as a season of extraordinary devotion. It was, for some reason, very common for the prophets to record "the very day" on which the visions which they saw appeared to them, or on which Divine communications were made to them. This was often of importance, because it served to determine the time when a prophecy was fulfilled.

    I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel - That is, the Tigris. The Syriac renders it the Euphrates. The name in the Scriptures, however, denotes the Tigris. Why Daniel was there he does not say. He was often away from Babylon (compare the notes at Daniel 8:2), and he may have been now among some of his people who resided near the Tigris. Possibly he may at that time have ceased to reside at the court in Babylon, and have taken up his residence in some place on the Tigris. See the notes at Daniel 10:1.

    Wesley's Notes on Daniel 10:4

    10:4 The first month - Nisan, which is March. Hiddekel - Or Tigris.