11 And he said to me, 'Daniel, man of longing, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand yourself upright, for I am now sent to you.' And when he had said these words to me, I stood trembling.
12 And he said to me, 'Do not be afraid, Daniel, because from the first day that you set your heart to understand, by afflicting yourself in the sight of your God, your words have been heeded, and I have arrived because of your words.
13 But the leader of the kingdom of the Persians resisted me for twenty-one days, and behold, Michael, one of the primary leaders, came to help me, and I remained there next to the king of the Persians.
14 But I have come to teach you what will happen to your people in the latter days, because the vision is for a long time from now.'
15 And while he was speaking words to me in this way, I cast my face down to the ground and was silent.