Daniel 8:27

And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.
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Aquinas Study Bible

AD 2017
The prophet having thus instructed us with all exactness as to the certainty of the things that are to be, broke off from his present subject in chapter 7, and passed again to the kingdom of the Persians and Greeks, recounting to us another vision which took place, and was fulfilled in its proper time; in order that, by establishing our belief in this, he might be able to present us to God as ready believers in the things of the future. Accordingly, what he had narrated in the first vision concerning the kingdom of the Persians and the Greeks, he again recounts in detail for the edification of the faithful. (St. Hippolytus) ...

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Business, at Susa. Nabuchodonosor had given him the province of Babylon. It. All prophecies have a degree of obscurity before they be accomplished. Hebrew may intimate that none could tell the cause of his anxiety. (Calmet)


AD 420
This is the same thing as we read in Genesis about Abraham, for after he had heard the Lord speaking to him, he averred that he was but dust and ashes (Gen. 18). And so Daniel states that he languished as a reaction to the horror of the vision, and suffered illness. And after he had risen from his sick-bed, he says he performed the tasks assigned to him by the king, rendering to all men all that was due them and bearing in mind the gospel principle: "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's" (Luke 20:25). ...


AD 420
If there was no one who could interpret it, how was it that the angel interpreted it in the previous passage? What he means is that he had heard mention of kings and did not know what their names were; he learned of things to come, but he was tossed about with uncertainty as to what time they would come to pass. And so he did the only thing he could do: he marveled at the vision, and resigned everything to God's omniscience. ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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