During the reign of King Cyrus (Dan 10:1-10:1)

“In the third year

Of King Cyrus

Of Persia,

A word was revealed

To Daniel,

Who was named Belteshazzar.

The word was true.

It concerned

A great conflict.

He understood

The word.

He had received

Understanding

In the vision.

Daniel, also called Belteshazzar, his Babylonian name, had a vision that took place in the 3rd year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, about 535 BCE. Daniel would be getting old at this time. This vision or word concerned a great conflict. Daniel understood this word because he had an understanding of this vision.

Daniel was a little stunned (Dan 4:19-4:19)

“Then Daniel,

Who was called Belteshazzar,

Was severely distressed

For a while.

His thoughts

Terrified him.”

Daniel was called Belteshazzar, his Babylonian name. He was distressed about what he had just heard. His own thoughts terrified him. Perhaps, this was not going to be as easy as it sounded.