DANIYE’L (Daniel) 9-12
IN the first year of Dar`yavesh the son of Achashverosh, of the seed of the Madai, which was made king over the realm of the Kasdiym; 2 In the first year of his reign I Daniy’el understood by the cepheriym the number of the years, whereof the Word of YAHUAH came to Yirmeyahu the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Yerushalayim.
3 And I set את eth-my face unto EL-ADONAI ELOHIYM, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: 4 And I prayed unto YAHUAH ELOHAI, and made my confession, and said, O ADONAI, the great and dreadful EL, guarding the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that guard his commandments; 5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from your precepts and from your judgments: 6 Neither have we hearkened unto your servants the prophets, which spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. 7 O ADONAI, righteousness belongs unto you, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Yahudah, and to the inhabitants of Yerushalayim, and unto all Yisra’el, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither you have driven them, because of their transgression that they have transgressed against you. 8 O ADONAI, to us belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you. 9 To ADONAI ELOHAYNU belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; 10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of YAHUAH ELOHAYNU, to walk in his Torah, which he set before us by his servants the prophets. 11 Yea, all Yisra’el have transgressed את eth-your Torah, even by departing, that they might not obey your voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the Torah of Mosheh the servant of ELOHIYM, because we have sinned against him. 12 And he has confirmed את eth-his words, which he spoke against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven has not been done as has been done upon Yerushalayim. 13 As it is written in the Torah of Mosheh, את eth all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer את eth-before YAHUAH ELOHAYNU, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand your Truth. 14 Therefore has YAHUAH watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for YAHUAH ELOHAYNU is righteous in all his works which he does: for we obeyed not his voice. 15 And now, O ADONAI ELOHAYNU, that has brought את eth-your people forth out of the land of Mitsrayim with a mighty hand, and has gotten you renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
16 O ADONAI, according to all your righteousness, I beseech you, let your anger and your fury be turned away from your city Yerushalayim, your holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Yerushalayim and your people are become a reproach to all that are about us. 17 Now therefore, O our ELOHIYM, hear the prayer of your servant, and his supplications, and cause your face to shine upon your sanctuary that is desolate, for ADONAI’S sake. 18 O my ELOHIYM, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by your name: for we do not present our supplications before you for our righteousnesses, but for your great mercies. 19 O ADONAI, hear; O ADONAI, forgive; O ADONAI, hearken and do; defer not, for your own sake, O my ELOHIYM: for your city and your people are called by your name.
20 And while I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Yisra’el, and presenting my supplication before YAHUAH ELOHAI for the holy mountain of my ELOHIYM; 21 Yea, while I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gavriy’el, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. 22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniy’el, I am now come forth to give you skill and understanding. 23 At the beginning of your supplications the word came forth, and I am come to show you; for you are greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision. 24 For seventy Shavua,[i] the people are cut off from the holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Holy of Holies. 25 Know therefore and understand; from the going forth of the word to return and to build Yerushalayim until HAMASHIACH the Prince is seven Shavua, and threescore and two Shavua: return and build the wide place with eagerness in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two Shavua, MASHIACH is cut off, but nothing of the holy city is ruined: and the people of the prince to come thereafter shall conquer until the war is decided with devastation. 27 And the greatness of the covenant multiplies for one Shavua: and in the middle of the Shavua, the sacrifice and the oblation cease, and the overspreading of abominations makes it desolate, even until the consummation is determined and poured over the desolation.
IN the third year of Koresh king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniy’el, whose name was called Ba`altesha’tstsar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood את eth-the thing, and had understanding of the vision. 2 In those days I Daniy’el was mourning three full weeks. 3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. 4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Chiddeqel; 5 Then I lifted up את eth-my eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: 6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. 7 And I Daniy’el alone saw את eth-the vision: for the men that were with me saw not את eth-the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves. 8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw את eth-this great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength. 9 Yet heard I את eth-the voice of his words: and when I heard את eth-the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
10 And, behold, a hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands. 11 And he said unto me, O Daniy’el, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto you, and stand upright: for unto you am I now sent. And when he had spoken את eth-this word unto me, I stood trembling. 12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniy’el: for from the first day that you did set את eth-your heart to understand, and to chasten yourself before your ELOHIYM, your words were heard, and I am come for your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo, Miyka’el, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I am come to make you understand את eth what shall befall your people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days. 15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb. 16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spoke, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength. 17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me. 18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me, 19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto you, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for you have strengthened me. 20 Then said he, Know you wherefore I come unto you? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Yavan shall come. 21 But I will show you את eth-that which is noted in the Scripture of Truth: and there is none that holds with me in these things, but Miyka’el your prince.
ALSO I in the first year of Dar`yavesh the Madai,[ii] even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him. 2 And now will I show you the Truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against את eth the realm of Yavan. 3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. 4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.
5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion. 6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times. 7 But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail: 8 And shall also carry captives into Mitsrayim their elohiym, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north. 9 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land. 10 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress. 11 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand. 12 And when he has taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it. 13 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches. 14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the rebellious children of your people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall. 15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand. 16 But he that comes against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed. 17 He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him. 18 After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him. 19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found. 20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle. 21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. 22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. 23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people. 24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strongholds, even for a time. 25 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him. 26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain. 27 And both these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed. 28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return to his own land. 29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the Negev; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
30 For the ships of Kittiym shall come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant. 31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily lifting up, and they shall place the abomination of desolation. 32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their ELOHIYM shall be strong, and do exploits. 33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. 34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. 35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed. 36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every el, and shall speak marvellous things against the EL of elohiym, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. 37 Neither shall he regard the elohiym of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any eloah: for he shall magnify himself above all. 38 But in his estate shall he honour an eloah of forces: and an eloah whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. 39 Thus shall he do in the most strongholds with a strange eloah, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain. 40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over. 41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Mo’av, and the chief of the children of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Mitsrayim shall not escape. 43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Mitsrayim: and the Libyans and the Kushiym shall be at his steps. 44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many. 45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
AND at that time shall Miyka’el stand up, the great prince which stands for the children of your people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the cepher. 2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, O Daniy’el, shut up the words, and seal the cepher, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
5 Then I Daniy’el looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. 6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? 7 And I heard את eth-the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and swore by him that lives forever that it shall be for a time, times, and a half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished. 8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my ADONAI, what shall be the end of these things? 9 And he said, Go your way, Daniy’el: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand. 11 And from the time of the removal of the daily lifting up, and the giving of the abomination of desolation, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days. 13 But go you your way till the end: for you shall rest, and stand in your lot at the end of the days.