Daniel 10:13

10:13 However, the prince of the kingdom of Persia was opposing me for twenty-one days. But Michael, one of the leading princes, came to help me, because I was left there with the kings of Persia.

Daniel 10:21

10:21 However, I will first tell you what is written in a dependable book. (There is no one who strengthens me against these princes, except Michael your prince.

Daniel 12:1

12:1 “At that time Michael,

the great prince who watches over your people,

will arise.

There will be a time of distress

unlike any other from the nation’s beginning

up to that time.

But at that time your own people,

all those whose names are found written in the book,

will escape.


tn Heb “and behold.”

tc The Greek version of Theodotion reads “I left him [i.e., Michael] there,” and this is followed by a number of English translations (cf. NAB, NRSV, NLT).

tn Heb “a book of truth.” Several English versions treat this as a title of some sort (cf. NIV, NCV, TEV, CEV, NLT), although the NAB’s rendering “the truthful book” regards “truth” as an attributive adjective, as does the present translation.

tn The word “princes” is supplied for clarity.

tn The pronoun is plural in Hebrew, suggesting that Michael is the angelic prince of Daniel and his people.

tn Heb “stands over the sons of your people.”

tn Heb “will stand up.”

tn Or “from the beginning of a nation.”

tn The words “whose names are” are added in the translation for stylistic reasons and for clarification.