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12 Then he said to me, “Don’t be afraid, Daniel, for from the very first day you applied your mind[a] to understand and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I have come in response to your words. 13 However, the prince of the kingdom of Persia was opposing me for twenty-one days. But[b] Michael, one of the leading princes, came to help me, because I was left there[c] with the kings of Persia.

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  1. Daniel 10:12 tn Heb “gave your heart.”
  2. Daniel 10:13 tn Heb “and behold.”
  3. Daniel 10:13 tc The Greek version of Theodotion reads “I left him [i.e., Michael] there,” and this is followed by a number of English translations (cf. NAB, NRSV, NLT).