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Daniel 8:18

    Daniel 8:18 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    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.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    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.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now while he was talking to me, I went into a deep sleep with my face to the earth: but touching me, he put me on my feet where I had been.

    Webster's Revision

    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.

    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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 8:18

    Now, as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground - Overcome and prostrate with the vision. That is, he had sunk down stupified or senseless. See Daniel 10:9. His strength had been entirely taken away by the vision. There is nothing improbable in this, that the sudden appearance of a celestial vision, or a heavenly being, should take away the strength. Compare Genesis 15:12; Job 4:13, following; Judges 6:22; Judges 13:20, Judges 13:22; Isaiah 6:5; Luke 1:12, Luke 1:29; Luke 2:9; Acts 9:3, Acts 9:8. "But he touched me, and set me upright." Margin, as in Hebrew, "made me stand upon my standing." He raised me up on my feet. So the Saviour addressed Saul of Tarsus, when he had been suddenly smitten to the earth, by his appearing to him on the way to Damascus: "Rise, and stand upon thy feet," etc., Acts 26:16.

    Wesley's Notes on Daniel 8:18

    8:18 Toward the ground - Being terrified with the splendor and grandeur both of the messenger and message. Set me upright - By one touch only. The power of spirits is incomparably greater than that of the strongest of men.