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Daniel 1: (Back)

1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Jerusalem, and besieged it. 2 And Adonai gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the House of Elohim which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his gods; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his gods. 3 The king spoke to Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes; 4 children in whom was no blemish, but well favored, and skillful in all wisdom, and learned in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. 5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's food, and of the wine which he drank, so nourishing them three years, that at the end they might stand before the king. 6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 7 to whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names, for he gave to Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego. 8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's food, nor with the wine which he drank. Therefore, he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9 Now, Elohim had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with the chief of the eunuchs. 10 And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel: I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and your drink, for why should he see your faces sadder looking than the children who are of your age? then shall you make me endanger my head to the king. 11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 12 Test your servants, I beseech you, ten days; and let them give us vegetables to eat, and water to drink. 13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before you, and the countenance of the children who eat of the portion of the king's food, and as you see, deal with your servants. 14 So he consented to them in this matter, and tested them ten days. 15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children who ate the portion of the king's food. 16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their food, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them vegetables. 17 As for these four children, Elohim gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. 18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, therefore they stood before the king. 20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers who were in all his realm. 21 And Daniel continued even to the first year of king Cyrus.

Daniel 2: (Back)

1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep broke from him. 2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, to show the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. 3 And the king said to them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream. 4 Then spoke the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live forever; tell your servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation. 5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans: The thing is gone from me, if you will not make known to me the dream, with its interpretation, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill. 6 But if you show the dream, and its interpretation, you shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honor; therefore, show me the dream and the interpretation. 7 They answered again and said: Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will show its interpretation. 8 The king answered and said: I know of certainty that you would gain the time, because you see the thing is gone from me. 9 But if you will not make known to me the dream, there is but one decree for you, for you have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed, therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can show me its interpretation. 10 The Chaldeans answered before the king and said: There is not a man upon the earth who can show the king's matter; therefore, there is no king, lord, nor ruler, who asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean. 11 And it is a rare thing that the king requires, and there is no other who can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh. 12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. 13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain. 14 Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch, the captain of the king's guard, who was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon. 15 He inquired of Arioch the king's captain: Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel. 16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would show the king the interpretation. 17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 that they would desire mercies of the Elohim of Heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 The secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision, so Daniel blessed the Elohim of Heaven. 20 Daniel rejoiced: Blessed be the name of Elohim forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His, 21 and He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who know understanding. 22 He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him. 23 I thank You, and praise You, O You, Elohim of my fathers, who have given me wisdom and might, and have made known to me now what we desired of You, for You have now made known to us the king's matter! 24 Therefore, Daniel went into Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon; he spoke thus to him: Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon; bring me in before the king and I will show to the king the interpretation! 25 Then Arioch brought Daniel in before the king in haste, and said thus to him: I have found a man of the captives of Judah who will make known to the king the interpretation. 26 The king asked Daniel whose name was Belteshazzar: Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen and its interpretation? 27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king: The secret which the king has demanded cannot be shown to the king by the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, or the soothsayers. 28 But there is an Elohim in Heaven who reveals secrets, and makes known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, are these. 29 As for you, O king, your thoughts came into your mind upon your bed, what should come to pass hereafter, and He who reveals secrets makes known to you what shall come to pass. 30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that you might know the thoughts of your heart. 31 You, O king, saw, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before you, and its form was terrible. 32 This image's head was of fine gold, its breast and his arms of silver, its belly and his thighs of brass. 33 Its legs of iron, its feet part of iron and part of clay. 34 You beheld it until a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces. 35 Then the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, were all broken to pieces, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them, and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. 36 This is the dream; and we will tell its interpretation before the king. 37 You, O king, are a king of kings, for the Elohim of Heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, has He given into your hand and has made you ruler over them all. You are this head of gold. 39 After you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth. 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron, forasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and subdues all things, and as iron that breaks all these, it shall break in pieces and bruise. 41 And whereas you saw the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with miry clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 43 And whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cling one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings shall the Elohim of Heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed, and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. 45 Forasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the Great Elohim has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter, and the dream is certain, and its interpretation sure. 46 Then king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshiped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odors to him. 47 The king answered to Daniel, and said: Of a truth it is, that your Elohim is an Elohim of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing you could reveal this secret. 48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon. 49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon, but Daniel sat in the palace of the king.

Daniel 3: (Back)

1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was sixty cubits, and its breadth six cubits; he set it up in the plain of Dura in the province of Babylon. 2 Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. 3 So the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. 4 Then a herald cried aloud: To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages 5 that at what time you hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up, 6 and who do not fall down and worship shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace! 7 Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshiped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. 8 Now, at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. 9 They declared to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live forever. 10 You, O king, have made a decree, that every man who shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image, 11 and those who do not fall down and worship should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. 12 There are certain Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province of Babylon; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. These men, O king, have not respected you; they do not serve your gods nor worship the golden image which you have set up. 13 Then Nebuchadnezzar, in his rage and fury, commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. So they brought these men before the king. 14 Nebuchadnezzar demanded: Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you do not serve my gods nor worship the golden image which I have set up? 15 Now if you be ready that at what time you hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the image which I have made, good! But if you worship not, you shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace, and who is that Elohim who shall deliver you out of my hands? 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king: O Nebuchadnezzar, we will answer you plainly. 17 If it be so, our Elohim, whom we serve, is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18 But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up! 19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Therefore, he commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was usually heated. 20 And he commanded the most mighty men who were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. 21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their gowns, and their hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 22 Because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew the men who took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. 23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spoke, and said to his counselors: Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said to the king: True, O king! 25 He answered and said: Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have not been hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of Elohim. 26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spoke and said: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you servants of the most high Elohim, come forth, and come here. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire. 27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counselors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was a hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. 28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spoke, and said: Blessed be the Elohim of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent His angel, and delivered those servants who trusted in Him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any gods, except their own Elohim. 29 Therefore, I make a decree that every people, nation, and language, which speak anything amiss against the Elohim of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill, because there is no other Elohim who can deliver after this sort. 30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of Babylon.

Daniel 4: (Back)

1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, to all people, nations, and languages, who dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you! 2 I thought it good to show the signs and wonders that the Most High Elohim has wrought toward me. 3 How great are His signs and how mighty are His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation. 4 I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace. 5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. 6 Therefore, I made a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream. 7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers, and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known to me its interpretation. 8 But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the Spirit of the Holy El, and before him I told the dream, saying: 9 O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the Spirit of the Holy El is in you, and no secret troubles you, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and its interpretation. 10 Thus were the visions of my head in my bed; I saw, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great. 11 The tree grew, and was strong, and its height reached to heaven, and its sight to the end of all the earth. 12 Its leaves were fair and its fruit bountiful, and in it was food for all. The beasts of the field had shade under it, and the birds of the heavens dwelt in its boughs, and all flesh was fed of it. 13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from heaven. 14 He cried aloud and said thus: Hew down the tree, and cut off its branches, shake off its leaves, and scatter its fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the birds from its branches. 15 Nevertheless leave the stump of its roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let its portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth. 16 Let its heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given to it, and let seven set times pass over it. 17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones, to the intent that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to who ever He wills, and sets up over it the basest of men! 18 This dream, I, king Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Now you, O Belteshazzar, declare its interpretation, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation, you are able, for the Spirit of the Holy El is in you! 19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spoke and said: Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or its interpretation, trouble you. Belteshazzar answered and said: My lord, the dream be to those who hate you, and its interpretation to your enemies. 20 The tree that you saw, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached to the heaven, and its sight to all the earth; 21 whose leaves were fair and its fruit in abundance, and in it was food for all, under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the birds of the heaven had their habitation: 22 It is you, O king, who are grown and become strong, for your greatness is grown, and reaches to heaven, and your dominion to the end of the earth. 23 And whereas the king saw a watcher and a holy one coming down from heaven, and saying: Hew the tree down, and destroy it, yet leave the stump of its roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him. 24 This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the Most High, which is come upon my lord the king; 25 that they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make you to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he will. 26 And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; your kingdom shall be sure to you, after that you shall have known that the heavens do rule. 27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of your tranquility. 28 And all this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. 29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. 30 The king spoke and said: Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty? 31 While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying: O king Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken; the kingdom is departed from you. 32 And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; they shall make you to eat grass as oxen, and seven set times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever He wills. 33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar, and he was driven from men, and ate grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws. 34 And at the end of the days, I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up my eyes to heaven and my understanding returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and I praised and honored Him who lives forever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom is from generation to generation. 35 All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing, and He does according to His will, in the army of Heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay His hand, or say to Him: What are You doing? 36 At the same time, my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and brightness returned to me, and my counselors and my lords sought to me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me. 37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of Heaven, all whose works are truth, and His ways judgment, and those who walk in pride, He is able to abase.

Daniel 5: (Back)

1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand. 2 Belshazzar, while he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink from them. 3 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the House of Elohim, which was in Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them. 4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone. 5 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's palace, and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. 6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another. 7 The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. And the king spoke, and said to the wise men of Babylon: Whosoever shall read this writing and show me its interpretation, shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom! 8 Then all the king's wise men came in, but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king its interpretation. 9 Then king Belshazzar was greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonished. 10 Now, the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords, came into the banquet house, and the queen spoke and said: O king, live forever! Let not your thoughts trouble you, nor let your countenance be changed. 11 There is a man in your kingdom, in whom is the Spirit of the Holy El. In the days of your father, light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king, Nebuchadnezzar your father; the king, I say, your father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers. 12 Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and showing of hard sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called; he will show the interpretation! 13 So Daniel was brought in before the king. And the king spoke and said to Daniel: Are you that Daniel, who are of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Judea? 14 I have even heard of you, that the Spirit of Elohim is in you, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in you. 15 And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known to me its interpretation, but they could not show the interpretation of the thing. 16 And I have heard of you, that you can make interpretations, and dissolve doubts. Now, if you can read the writing, and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom! 17 Then Daniel answered and said before the king: Let your gifts be to yourself, and give your rewards to another; yet I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation. 18 O you king, the Most High Elohim, gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honor. 19 And for the majesty that He gave him, all people, nations and languages, trembled and feared before him. Whom he would, he slew; and whom he would, he kept alive; and whom he would, he set up; and whom he would, he put down. 20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him. 21 And he was driven from the sons of men; his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses. They fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the Most High Elohim, ruled in the kingdom of men, and that He appoints over it whomsoever He wills. 22 And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though you knew all this, 23 but have lifted up yourself against the Master of Heaven, and they have brought the vessels of His house before you, and you and your lords, your wives, and your concubines, have drunk wine in them; you have praised the gods of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know, and the Elohim, in whose hand your breath is, and whose are all your ways, you have not glorified. 24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written. 25 And this is the writing that was written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PERAS! 26 This is the interpretation of the thing. MENE: Elohim has numbered your kingdom, and finished it. 27 TEKEL: You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting. 28 PERAS: Your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians! 29 Then Belshazzar commanded, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom. 30 On that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain, 31 and Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about sixty two years old.

Daniel 6: (Back)

1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom, a hundred and twenty princes, who should be over the whole kingdom. 2 And over these three presidents, of whom Daniel was first; that the princes might give accounts to them, and the king should have no hurt. 3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. 4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. 5 Eventually these man declared: We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, unless we find it against him concerning the law of his Elohim! 6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus to him: King Darius, live forever! 7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counselors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, save of you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. 8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which alters not. 9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree. 10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his Elohim, as he did aforetime. 11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making supplication before his Elohim. 12 So they reported to the king concerning the king's decree: Have you not signed a decree that every man who shall ask a petition of any god or man within thirty days, save you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said: The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which alters not! 13 Then they exclaimed to the king: That Daniel, who is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regards you not, O king, nor the decree that you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day! 14 When the king heard these words, he was greatly displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him, and he labored till the going down of the sun to deliver him. 15 Again these men assembled to the king, and said to the king: Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is; that no decree nor statute which the king establishes may be changed. 16 Reluctantly the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. And the king cried to Daniel: Your Elohim whom you serve continually; He will deliver you! 17 A stone was brought and laid upon the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel. 18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were instruments of music brought before him, and his sleep went from him. 19 The king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste to the den of lions. 20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice to Daniel: O Daniel, servant of the living Elohim, is your Elohim, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions? 21 Daniel responded: O king, live forever! 22 My Elohim has sent His angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me. Forasmuch as before Him guiltlessness was found in me; and also before you O king, I have done no wrong. 23 The king was ecstatic, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his Elohim. 24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions; them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and broke all their bones in pieces before they even fell to the floor of the den. 25 Then king Darius wrote to all people, nations, and languages, who dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you! 26 I make a decree, that in every dominion of my kingdom, men tremble and fear before the Elohim of Daniel, for He is the living Elohim, and steadfast forever, and His kingdom is that which shall not be destroyed, and His dominion shall be even to the end. 27 He delivers and rescues, and He works signs and wonders in Heaven and in earth, who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. 28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

Daniel 7: (Back)

1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed. Then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. 2 Daniel spoke and said: I saw in my vision by night, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. 3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. 4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings. I beheld until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. 5 And behold another beast, a second, like a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth, and they said thus to it: Arise, devour much flesh! 6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon its back four wings of a bird; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it. 7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and exceedingly strong; and it had great iron teeth. It devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet, and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns. 8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots, and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. 9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of Days sat, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head like the purest wool; His throne was like the fiery flame and its wheels as burning fire. 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him; a thousand thousands ministered to Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. The judgment was set, and the books were opened. 11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke; I beheld even till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. 12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time. 13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, One like the Son of Man, came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. 14 And there was given Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve Him! His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed. 15 I Daniel, was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. 16 I came near to one of those who stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. 17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kingdoms, which shall arise out of the earth, 18 but the Saints of the Most High, shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever! 19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and its nails of brass; which devoured, broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet. 20 And of the ten horns that were in its head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spoke very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. 21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the Saints, and prevailed against them, 22 until the Ancient of Days came, and judgment was given to the Saints of the Most High; and the time came that the Saints possessed the kingdom. 23 Thus he explained: The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. 24 The ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings who shall arise, and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25 He shall speak great words against the Most High, and shall wear out the Saints of the Most High, and think to change times and laws, and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and a half of time. 26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it to the end. 27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the Saints of the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him! 28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me, but I kept the matter in my heart.

Daniel 8: (Back)

1 In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar, a vision appeared to me, even to me Daniel, after that which appeared to me at the first. 2 And I saw in a vision, and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. 3 Then I lifted up my eyes, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last. 4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great. 5 And as I was considering, behold, a he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground, and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. 6 And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran to him in the fury of his power. 7 And I saw him come close to the ram, and he was moved with bitter anger against him, and smote the ram, and broke his two horns, and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him, and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand. 8 Therefore the he goat grew very great, and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and in lieu of it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven. 9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceedingly great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. 10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. 11 Yes, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of His sanctuary was cast down. 12 And a host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered. 13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said to the one who spoke: How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot? 14 And he said to me: To two thousand three hundred mornings and evenings; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed! 15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. 16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, who called and said: Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision! 17 So he came near where I stood, and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face. But he said to me: Understand, O son of man, for the vision shall be for the time of the end! 18 Now, as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep stun on my face toward the ground, but he touched me and set me upright. 19 And he said: Behold, I will make you know what shall be in the last end of the indignation, for the end shall be at the appointed time. 20 The ram which you saw having two horns represents the kings of Media and Persia. 21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia, and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. 22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power. 23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. 24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power, and he shall destroy by wondrous works, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. 25 And through his intelligence also he shall cause treachery to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by false security shall destroy many; he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes, but he shall be broken without hand. 26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true; therefore, shut up the vision, for it shall be for many days! 27 And I Daniel, fainted, and was sick certain days. But afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.

Daniel 9: (Back)

1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; 2 in the first year of his reign, I Daniel, understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of YHVH came to Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. 3 And I set my face unto Adonai Elohim, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes. 4 And I prayed unto YHVH my Elohim, and made my confession, and said: O Adonai, the great and dreadful El, keeping the covenant and mercy to those who Love Him, and to those who keep 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 to Your servants, the prophets, who 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 to You, but to us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, who are near, and who are far off, through all the countries where You have driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed 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 our Elohim, belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him. 10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of YHVH our Elohim, to walk in His laws, which He set before us by His servants the prophets. 11 Yes, all Israel have transgressed Your law, 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 law of Moses the servant of Elohim, because we have sinned against Him. 12 And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us, and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil, for under the whole heaven has not been done as has been done upon Jerusalem. 13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us. Yet we did not make our prayer before Adonai our Elohim, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand Your truth. 14 Therefore, YHVH has watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us, for YHVH our Elohim is righteous in all His works which He does, for we did not obey His voice. 15 And now, O Adonai our Elohim, who has brought Your people forth out of the land of Egypt 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 fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain, because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people have become a reproach to all who are about us. 17 Now therefore, O our Elohim, hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and cause Your face to shine upon Your sanctuary that is desolate, for Your sake. 18 O my Elohim, 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 righteousness, 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 Elohim, 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 Israel, and presenting my supplication before YHVH my Elohim, for the holy mountain of my Elohim: 21 Yes, while I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, 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 Daniel, I am now come forth to give you intelligence and understanding. 23 At the beginning of your supplications, the commandment came forth, and I came to show you, for you are greatly beloved. Therefore, understand the matter, and consider the vision. 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon your 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 Most Holy. 25 Know therefore and understand that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem, unto Messiah the Prince, shall be seven weeks, and sixty two weeks; the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troubled times. 26 After sixty two weeks, The Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself; the people of the prince who shall come, shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; its end shall be with a flood, and to the end of the war, desolations are determined. 27 Then he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week, and in the midst of the week, he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the complete destruction, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.

Daniel 10: (Back)

1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed to Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but the time appointed was long, and he understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision. 2 In those days, I Daniel, was mourning three full weeks. 3 I ate no pleasant food, neither came meat nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. 4 And in the twenty fourth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel, 5 I lifted up my eyes, 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 color to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. 7 And I Daniel, alone saw the vision, for the men who were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them so that they fled to hide themselves. 8 Therefore, I was left alone, and saw 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 I heard the voice of his words, and when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep stun 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 to me: O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for to you I am now sent! And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood trembling. 12 Then he said to me: Fear not, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to chasten yourself before your Elohim, your words were heard, and I am come for your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty one days; but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes came to help me, and I remained there with the kings of Persia. 14 Now I come to make you understand what shall befall your people in the latter days, for yet the vision is for many days! 15 After he had spoken such words to 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 to him who 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 to you, be strong, yes, be strong! And when he had spoken to me, I was strengthened, and said: Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me! 20 Then he asked: Do you know why I have come to you? Then I will return to fight with the prince of Persia, and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come. 21 But I will show you that which is noted in the scripture of truth, and there is none who holds with me in these things, but Michael your prince.

Daniel 11: (Back)

1 Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him. 2 And now I will 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 the realm of Grecia. 3 A mighty king shall stand up, who 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 those who brought her, and he who fathered her, and he who strengthened her in these times. 7 But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, who 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 as captives into Egypt, their gods, 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 he shall return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress. 11 And the king of the south shall be moved with anger, 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 many riches. 14 And in those times there, many shall stand up against the king of the south; also the robbers 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 who 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 he shall 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 to 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 flattery. 22 And with the arms of a flood they shall be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yes, 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; yes, and he shall weave 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 fabricate plans against him. 26 Yes, those who feed of the portion of his food 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 south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter. 30 For the ships of Chittim 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 those who 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 sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that makes desolate. 32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flattery, but the people who know their Elohim shall be strong, and do exploits. 33 And those who 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 cling to them with flattery. 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; he shall exalt himself and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvelous things against the El of gods, and shall prosper until the indignation is accomplished, for what is predetermined to be done, shall be done. 37 Neither shall he regard the Elohim of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any goes, for he shall magnify himself above all. 38 But in their place he shall honor the gods of forces; and gods whom his fathers did not know, he shall honor with gold and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. 39 Thus, he shall do in the most strongholds with a strange gods, 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 At the time of the end, the king of the south shall 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 Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon. 42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt, and the Libyans and the Ethiopians 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.

Daniel 12: (Back)

1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who 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, every one who shall be found written in the book. 2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 And those who be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and those who turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end, many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased. 5 Then I Daniel 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, who was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? 7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him who 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 I said: O my lord, what shall be the end of these things? 9 And he said: Go your way Daniel, 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 that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty five days. 13 But go your way till the end be, for you shall rest, and stand in your lot at the end of the days.

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