Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Daniel 9:22

He gave me instruction and talked with me and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Angel (a Spirit);   Prayer;   Prophets;   Thompson Chain Reference - Prayer;   The Topic Concordance - Resurrection;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Angels;   Confession of Sin;   Prayer, Answers to;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Angel;   Daniel;   Bridgeway Bible Dictionary - Gabriel;   Vision;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Vision(s);   Charles Buck Theological Dictionary - Reconciliation;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Gabriel;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Prayer;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Daniel, Book of;   Ezekiel;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Prayer;   Thessalonians, Second Epistle to the;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Babylonish Captivity, the;   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Gabriel;  

Albert Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible

And he informed me - Hebrew, Gave me intelligence or understanding. That is, about the design of his visit, and about what would be hereafter.

And talked with me - Spake unto me.

O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill - Margin, “make thee skillful of.” The Hebrew is, literally, “to make thee skillful, or wise, in understanding.” The design was to give him information as to what was to occur.

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Barnes, Albert. "Commentary on Daniel 9:22". "Barnes' Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bnb/daniel-9.html. 1870.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And he informed me, and talked with me,.... He informed him, by talking with him, of the will of God, to restore the captivity of his people, to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple, and of the coming of the Messiah: or, "he caused me to attend"F14ויבן "attendere fecit", Michaelis. , "and talked with me"; he excited his attention to what he had to say, and caused him to advert to his discourse, in order to understand it:

and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth; just now come from heaven, from the presence of God, and by his order:

to give thee skill and understanding; or, "to instruct thee in understanding"F15להשכילך בינה "ad imbuendum te intelligentia", Piscator; "ad docendum te intelligentiam", Micaelis. ; to teach thee the knowledge and give thee the understanding of secret things, which otherwise could not be known; such as particularly the time of the coming of Christ, which the angels themselves knew not till it was revealed; and being made acquainted with it, one of them is employed to make it known to Daniel; who is the only prophet that fixes the exact time of it, and was favoured with this divine and heavenly skill of knowing it, and of being the publisher of it to others.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Daniel 9:22". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/daniel-9.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

understanding — Daniel 8:16; Daniel 8:26 shows that the symbolical vision had not been understood. God therefore now gives “information” directly, instead of by symbol, which required interpretation.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Daniel 9:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/daniel-9.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Daniel 9:22 And he informed [me], and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

Ver. 22. And he informed me, and talked with me.] Rather than the saints shall want information and comfort, God will spare one out of his own train to do them any good office; [Luke 1:19 Galatians 3:19] neither will the greatest angel in heaven grudge to serve them.

I am now come forth to give thee skill.] Not by infusion, for so the Holy Ghost only, but by instruction, as was before noted. It is well observed by one, that this following oration of the angel containeth an abridgment of the New Testament, and a light to the Old; for confirming Daniel, as touching the ensuing deliverance out of Babylon’s captivity, he further advertiseth and assureth him of the spiritual deliverance which Christ shall effect by his gospel at his coming; and therefore, describing the times most accurately, he plainly setteth forth the salvation of the Church Christian, and the destruction of the stubborn and rebellious Jews, who judge themselves unworthy of eternal life.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Daniel 9:22". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/daniel-9.html. 1865-1868.

Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible

Daniel 9:22. And he informed me, &c.— And standing with me, he spoke thus; O Daniel! &c. Houbigant.

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Coke, Thomas. "Commentary on Daniel 9:22". Thomas Coke Commentary on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tcc/daniel-9.html. 1801-1803.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

That is, to make thee know great and secret things concerning the city and sanctuary of Jerusalem, of the rebuilding of it, and of the Messiah, &c.

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Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

22.Daniel knew concerning the seventy years of the Babylonian captivity and its end (Daniel 9:2); but the angel is now to make him “skillful of understanding” (R.V.) concerning the larger deliverance which shall come in the Messianic era.

 

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Daniel 9:22". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/daniel-9.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

And he informed me. The Syriac reads "Yea, he came".

to give thee skill, &c. = to teach thee understanding, or to make thee wise as to, &c. Note the special emphasis as to the admonition for ourselves in the Structures below. It is not a vision that requires interpretation, but a direct prophecy given in simple words by the angel Gabriel, sent by God for the express purpose of making everything clear, and solving the most weighty problems that perplex the human mind. There is no "difficulty", as supposed. All that is required of US is to understand, and consider, and believe what is thus written for our learning.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Daniel 9:22". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/daniel-9.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding - Daniel 8:16, "Gabriel make this man to understand and the vision" (Daniel 9:26, "shut thou up the vision"), in that chapter shows that the symbolical vision there had not been understood fully. God therefore now gives "understanding," or 'information' directly, instead of by symbol, which required interpretation.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Daniel 9:22". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/daniel-9.html. 1871-8.

Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers

(22) He informed me—i.e., gave me understanding (as Daniel 9:2, Daniel 8:16). The angel gave Daniel understanding in the perplexing words of Jeremiah, showing him that what affected his people was a period of seventy weeks that were yet to come, rather than seventy years which were already passed.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
he informed
24-27; 8:16; 10:21; Zechariah 1:9,14; 6:4,5; Revelation 4:1
give thee skill and understanding
Heb. make thee skilful of understanding
Reciprocal: Daniel 10:1 - and he;  Daniel 10:11 - understand;  Amos 3:7 - but

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Daniel 9:22". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/daniel-9.html.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

Here the angel prepares the Prophet’s mind by saying, he came from heaven to teach him. I went forth, says he, to cause thee to understand. For Daniel ought to understand from this angel’s duty, what he ought himself to do. As God had deigned to honor him so highly by setting before him one of his angels as his master and teacher, the Prophet ought not to neglect so singular a favor, lest he should seem ungrateful to God. We now understand why the angel testifies to his coming to teach the Prophet And we also ought to reflect upon this whenever we enter God’s Temple, or read any passage of holy Scripture, and acknowledge teachers to be sent to us from God to assist us in our ignorance, and to interpret the Scriptures for us. We ought also to admit Scripture to be given to us to enable us to find there whatever would otherwise be hidden from us. For God opens, as it were, his own heart to us, when he makes known to us his secrets by means of the Law, and the Prophets, and his Apostles also. Thus, Paul shews the gospel to be preached for the obedience of the faith, (Romans 1:5;) as if he had said, we shall not escape with impunity, unless we obediently embrace the doctrine of the gospel; otherwise, we do our utmost to frustrate the designs of God and elude his counsels, unless we faithfully obey his word. It follows, —

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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Daniel 9:22". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/daniel-9.html. 1840-57.