Bible: Dan 9:21-27

9:21 yes, while I was still praying, 1  the man Gabriel, whom I had seen previously 2  in a vision, was approaching me in my state of extreme weariness, 3  around the time of the evening offering. 9:22 He spoke with me, instructing me as follows: 4  “Daniel, I have now come to impart understanding to you. 9:23 At the beginning of your requests a message went out, and I have come to convey it to you, for you are of great value in God’s sight. 5  Therefore consider the message and understand the vision: 6 

9:24Seventy weeks 7  have been determined

concerning your people and your holy city

to put an end to 8  rebellion,

to bring sin 9  to completion, 10 

to atone for iniquity,

to bring in perpetual 11  righteousness,

to seal up 12  the prophetic vision, 13 

and to anoint a most holy place. 14 

9:25 So know and understand:

From the issuing of the command 15  to restore and rebuild

Jerusalem 16  until an anointed one, a prince arrives, 17 

there will be a period of seven weeks 18  and sixty-two weeks.

It will again be built, 19  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. 20 

As for the city and the sanctuary,

the people of the coming prince will destroy 21  them.

But his end will come speedily 22  like a flood. 23 

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. 24 

But in the middle of that week

he will bring sacrifices and offerings to a halt.

On the wing 25  of abominations will come 26  one who destroys,

until the decreed end is poured out on the one who destroys.”

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