The Meaning of Daniel 10:19 Explained

Daniel 10:19

KJV: And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.

YLT: and he saith: Do not fear, O man greatly desired, peace to thee, be strong, yea, be strong; and when he speaketh with me, I have strengthened myself, and I say, Let my lord speak, for thou hast strengthened me.

Darby: and he said, Fear not, man greatly beloved; peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And as he was speaking with me I was strengthened, and I said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.

ASV: And he said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he spake unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.

What does Daniel 10:19 Mean?

Verse Meaning

The angel repeated the complimentary description "man of high esteem" (cf. Daniel 10:11; Daniel 9:23), which reassured Daniel. He also encouraged him not to fear, to feel at peace, to take courage, and to be courageous ( Daniel 10:19; cf. Joshua 1:9). These words strengthened the aged prophet (cf. 2 Corinthians 12:7-10), and he asked the angel to give him the rest of the revelation.
The total effect of these many verses that dwell on Daniel"s felt weakness, and the strength that an angel or angels provided him, is to make the reader anticipate the following revelation. It is very important.
"This vision [1] contains the most detailed prophetic revelation in the Book of Daniel." [2]
The angel"s explanation of his activity10:20-11:1

Context Summary

Daniel 10:1-21 - The Vision By The River
This chapter gives a glimpse into the great conflict which is always in progress between heaven and hell. For three weeks the radiant Being who came to Daniel as he prayed and fasted by the great river, was withstood by the mighty fallen spirit, who was concerned with the destinies of the kingdom of Persia; and it was only when he was succored and reinforced that he was able to accomplish the divine errand, Daniel 10:13. What a revelation is here-that probably each heathen country is ruled by some wicked spirit in the high places; that the fight is at times almost overpowering even for bright unfallen angels; and that the blessings which are ours are sometimes delayed because of the storms that sweep the ocean through which they come. Perhaps by our prayer we are able to throw an ounce-weight into the scale, and turn the battle. How reassuring the touch of that hand and tender the address of that voice. Who cannot be strong when strengthened by the right hand of God? Go forth into the fight of another day! God holds thy right hand. Be true and strong; thou canst not fail! [source]

Chapter Summary: Daniel 10

1  Daniel, having humbled himself, sees a vision
10  Being troubled with fear, he is comforted by the angel

What do the individual words in Daniel 10:19 mean?

And he said not fear man greatly beloved Peace [be] to you be strong and yes be strong So when he spoke to me I was strengthened and said let speak my lord for you have strengthened me
וַיֹּ֜אמֶר אַל־ תִּירָ֧א אִישׁ־ חֲמֻד֛וֹת שָׁל֥וֹם לָ֖ךְ חֲזַ֣ק וַחֲזָ֑ק וּֽבְדַבְּר֤וֹ‪‬ עִמִּי֙ הִתְחַזַּ֔קְתִּי וָאֹֽמְרָ֛ה יְדַבֵּ֥ר אֲדֹנִ֖י כִּ֥י חִזַּקְתָּֽנִי

וַיֹּ֜אמֶר  And  he  said 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: אָמַר 
Sense: to say, speak, utter.
תִּירָ֧א  fear 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Imperfect, second person masculine singular
Root: יָרֵא 
Sense: to fear, revere, be afraid.
אִישׁ־  man 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: אִישׁ 
Sense: man.
חֲמֻד֛וֹת  greatly  beloved 
Parse: Adjective, masculine singular
Root: חָמַד 
Sense: to desire, covet, take pleasure in, delight in.
שָׁל֥וֹם  Peace  [be] 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: שָׁלֹום  
Sense: completeness, soundness, welfare, peace.
לָ֖ךְ  to  you 
Parse: Preposition, second person feminine singular
חֲזַ֣ק  be  strong 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Imperative, masculine singular
Root: חָזַק  
Sense: to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore.
וַחֲזָ֑ק  and  yes  be  strong 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Imperative, masculine singular
Root: חָזַק  
Sense: to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore.
וּֽבְדַבְּר֤וֹ‪‬  So  when  he  spoke 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b, Verb, Piel, Infinitive construct, third person masculine singular
Root: דָּבַר 
Sense: to speak, declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, sing.
עִמִּי֙  to  me 
Parse: Preposition, first person common singular
Root: עִם  
Sense: with.
הִתְחַזַּ֔קְתִּי  I  was  strengthened 
Parse: Verb, Hitpael, Perfect, first person common singular
Root: חָזַק  
Sense: to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore.
וָאֹֽמְרָ֛ה  and  said 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Consecutive imperfect, first person common singular, third person feminine singular
Root: אָמַר 
Sense: to say, speak, utter.
יְדַבֵּ֥ר  let  speak 
Parse: Verb, Piel, Imperfect, third person masculine singular
Root: דָּבַר 
Sense: to speak, declare, converse, command, promise, warn, threaten, sing.
אֲדֹנִ֖י  my  lord 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct, first person common singular
Root: אָדֹון  
Sense: firm, strong, lord, master.
חִזַּקְתָּֽנִי  you  have  strengthened  me 
Parse: Verb, Piel, Perfect, second person masculine singular, first person common singular
Root: חָזַק  
Sense: to strengthen, prevail, harden, be strong, become strong, be courageous, be firm, grow firm, be resolute, be sore.