1 In the third year of Cyrus, king of the Persians, a message was revealed to Daniel, called Belteshazzar, and a true word, and great strength. And he understood the message, for understanding is needed in a vision.
2 In those days, I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks of days.
3 I ate no desirable bread, and neither meat, nor wine, entered my mouth, neither was I anointed with ointment, until the three weeks of days were completed.
4 But on the twenty-fourth day of the first month, I was next to the great river, which is the Tigris.