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Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Daniel 10

 

 

Verse 2
Was mourning - Because he foresaw the many calamities that would befall the Jews for their sins, especially for destroying the Messiah, and rejecting his gospel.

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

Verse 5
A certain man - Very probably Christ, who appeared to Daniel in royal and priestly robes, and in so great brightness and majesty.

Verse 12
He - Not Christ, but Gabriel.

Verse 13
Withstood me - God suffered the wicked counsels of Cambyses to take place awhile; but Daniel by his prayers, and the angel by his power, overcame him at last: and this very thing laid a foundation of the ruin of the Persian monarchies. Michael - Michael here is commonly supposed to mean Christ. I remained - To counter - work their designs against the people of God.

Verse 15
I set my face - I prostrated myself upon the earth. And I became dumb - Thro' astonishment.

Verse 16
One like the sons of men - This likewise seems to have been Gabriel. I have retained no strength - Tho' he appeared to him, and spake to him as a man, yet Daniel could not bear his presence, without some dread.

Verse 20
To fight - To oppose his mischievous designs.

Verse 21
Michael - Christ alone is the protector of his church, when all the princes of the earth desert or oppose it.

 


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Bibliography Information
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Daniel 10:4". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

on the Whole Bible". http://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/daniel-10.html. 1765.


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