Gabriel Brings an Answer
Now while I was speaking, praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God,
yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the man d Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, reached me about the time of the evening offering.
And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you skill to understand.
"At the beginning of your supplications the command went out, and I have come to tell you, for you are greatly e beloved; therefore f consider the matter, and understand the vision:
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And I heard a man's voice between the banks of the Ulai, who called, and said, "Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.
And the angel answered and said to him, "I am Gabriel, who stands in the presence of God, and was sent to speak to you and bring you these glad tidings.
Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth.
And he said to me, "O Daniel, man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you." While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling.
And he said, "O man greatly beloved, fear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!" So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and said, "Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.
Therefore when you see the 'abomination of desolation,' spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place" (whoever reads, let him understand).