Bible: Daniel 9:24-27; 12:1-13
9:24 “Seventy weeks 1 have been determined
concerning your people and your holy city
to put an end to 2 rebellion,
to atone for iniquity,
to bring in perpetual 5 righteousness,
and to anoint a most holy place. 8
9:25 So know and understand:
From the issuing of the command 9 to restore and rebuild
there will be a period of seven weeks 12 and sixty-two weeks.
It will again be built, 13 with plaza and moat,
but in distressful times.
9:26 Now after the sixty-two weeks,
an anointed one will be cut off and have nothing. 14
As for the city and the sanctuary,
the people of the coming prince will destroy 15 them.
Until the end of the war that has been decreed
there will be destruction.
9:27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one week. 18
But in the middle of that week
he will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt.
until the decreed end is poured out on the one who destroys.”
The Obedience of Abram
“Go out 3 from your country, your relatives, and your father’s household
to the land that I will show you. 4
and I will make your name great, 7
so that you will exemplify divine blessing. 8
12:3 I will bless those who bless you, 9
but the one who treats you lightly 10 I must curse,
and all the families of the earth will bless one another 11 by your name.”
12:4 So Abram left, 12 just as the
12:6 Abram traveled through the land as far as the oak tree 19 of Moreh 20 at Shechem. 21 (At that time the Canaanites were in the land.) 22 12:7 The
12:8 Then he moved from there to the hill country east of Bethel 25 and pitched his tent, with Bethel on the west and Ai on the east. There he built an altar to the
The Promised Blessing Jeopardized
12:10 There was a famine in the land, so Abram went down to Egypt 29 to stay for a while 30 because the famine was severe. 31 12:11 As he approached 32 Egypt, he said to his wife Sarai, “Look, 33 I know that you are a beautiful woman. 34 12:12 When the Egyptians see you they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will keep you alive. 35 12:13 So tell them 36 you are my sister 37 so that it may go well 38 for me because of you and my life will be spared 39 on account of you.”