17 And so, how can the servant of my lord speak with my lord? For no strength remains in me; and even my breathing is hindered.'
18 Therefore, he who looked like a man, touched me again and strengthened me.
19 And he said, 'Fear not, O man of longing. May peace be with you. Take courage and be strong.' And when he spoke to me, I recovered, and I said, 'Speak, my lord, for you have strengthened me.'
20 And he said, 'Do you not know why I have come to you? And next I will return, to fight against the leader of the Persians. When I was leaving, there appeared the leader of the Greeks arriving.
21 But, in truth, I announce to you what is expressed in the scripture of truth. And no one is my helper in all these things, except Michael your leader.'