The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Now it came to pass in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,
that in those days, when the king Ahasuerus sat on the throne of his kingdom, which was in Shushan the palace,
There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, who caused their terror in the land of the living, and have borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.
Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of heaven brake forth upon the great sea.
As for me, Daniel, my spirit was grieved in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
And I heard a man's voice between (the banks of) the Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.