The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire BibleDaniel 10:11
And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved…
"a man of desires" F21; a most desirable man, lovely to God and men;
the same epithet Gabriel gives him, (Daniel 9:22,23) , which confirms the
sentiment, that it is he that touched Daniel, and is here speaking,
distinct from the glorious Person before described:
understand the words that I speak unto thee;
attend unto them, in order
to understand them; and which he was sent to give him an understanding
of, as in (Daniel 8:16) , which is a further confirmation that this is
and stand upright;
being upon his hands and knees, (Daniel 10:10) , but
now is bid to "stand on his standing" F23, or his station; upon his
feet, in an erect posture, which was fittest for attention, and most
decent and becoming a hearer and learner of the mind of God, from one
of his messengers: and therefore, the more to excite him to such a
posture, he adds,
for unto thee am I now sent:
of God, and particularly to the prophet,
and that after three weeks' fasting and mourning: this is another proof
that not the glorious Person before described, but an angel of his, is
meant, since he is said to be "sent" to Daniel:
and when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling:
he got up
and stood upon his feet, as the angel had bid him, but trembling and
tottering, not yet recovered from his fainting fit; like a man that has
been ill, and got upon his legs again, trembles and totters as he goes
or stands: and also, though the angel was kind and serviceable to him,
set him on his knees and hands, and spoke to him in a tender manner;
yet the appearance of such a divine messenger had such an effect upon
him, as we find such appearances used to have on good men.
F21 (twdmx vya) "vir desideriorum", V. L.
F23 (Kdme-le dme) "sta super stare tuum", Montanus, Calvin; "sta in
statione tua", Piscator; "super statione tua", Michaelis.
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Gill, John. "Commentary on Daniel 10:11". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". <http://classic.studylight.org/com/geb/view.cgi?book=da&chapter=010&verse=011>. 1999.