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The book of Daniel, chapter 12, New English Translation and King James Version

Chapter 12

New English Translation

   1 "At that time Michael, the great prince who watches over your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress unlike any other from the nation's beginning up to that time. But at that time your own people, all those whose names are found written in the book, will escape.
   2 Many of those who sleep in the dusty ground will awake - some to everlasting life, and others to shame and everlasting abhorrence.
   3 But the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavenly expanse. And those bringing many to righteousness will be like the stars forever and ever.
   4 "But you, Daniel, close up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will dash about, and knowledge will increase."
   5 I, Daniel, watched as two others stood there, one on each side of the river. 6 One said to the man clothed in linen who was above the waters of the river, "When will the end of these wondrous events occur?" 7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen who was over the waters of the river as he raised both his right and left hands to the sky and made an oath by the one who lives forever: "It is for a time, times, and half a time. Then, when the power of the one who shatters the holy people has been exhausted, all these things will be finished."
   8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I said, "Sir, what will happen after these things?" 9 He said, "Go, Daniel. For these matters are closed and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made clean, and refined, but the wicked will go on being wicked. None of the wicked will understand, though the wise will understand. 11 From the time that the daily sacrifice is removed and the abomination that causes desolation is set in place, there are 1, 290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits and attains to the 1, 335 days. 13 But you should go your way until the end. You will rest and then at the end of the days you will arise to receive what you have been allotted."

King James Version

   1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy 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 thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.
   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 for ever and ever.
   4 But thou, 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, which 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, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an 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 Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
   9 And he said, Go thy 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 maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
   12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
   13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

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