1 In anno primo Darii filii Asueri de semine Medorum, qui impe ravit super regnum Chaldaeorum,
2 anno uno regni eius, ego Daniel intellexi in libris numerum annorum, de quo factus est sermo Domini ad Ieremiam prophetam, ut complerentur desolationes Ierusalem, septuaginta anni;
3 et posui faciem meam ad Dominum Deum meum, ut quaererem rogationem et deprecationem in ieiuniis, sacco et cinere.
4 Et oravi Dominum Deum et confessus sum et dixi: "Obsecro, Domine, Deus magne et terribilis, custodiens pactum et misericordiam diligentibus eum et custodientibus mandata eius;
5 peccavimus, inique fecimus, impie egimus et recessimus et declinavimus a mandatis tuis ac iudiciis tuis;
6 non oboedivimus servis tuis prophetis, qui locuti sunt in nomine tuo regibus nostris, principibus nostris, patribus nostris omnique populo terrae.
7 Tibi, Domine, iustitia; nobis autem confusio faciei, sicut est hodie viro Iudae et habitatoribus Ierusalem et omni Israel, his qui prope sunt et his qui procul in universis terris, ad quas eiecisti eos propter iniquitates eorum, in quibus peccaverunt in te.
8 Domine, nobis confusio faciei, regibus nostris, principibus nostris et patribus nostris, quia peccavimus tibi;
9 Domino autem, Deo nostro, misericordia et propitiatio, quia recessimus a te.
10 Et non audivimus vocem Domini Dei nostri, ut ambularemus in lege eius, quam posuit nobis per servos suos prophetas;
11 et omnis Israel praevaricati sunt legem tuam et declinaverunt, ne audirent vocem tuam, et stillavit super nos maledictio et detestatio, quae scripta est in libro Moysis servi Dei, quia peccavimus ei.
12 Et statuit sermones suos, quos locutus est super nos et super iudices nostros, qui iudicaverunt nos, ut superducerent in nos magnum malum, quale numquam fuit sub omni caelo, secundum quod factum est in Ierusalem.
13 Sicut scriptum est in lege Moysis, omne malum hoc venit super nos, et non rogavimus faciem Domini Dei nostri, ut reverteremur ab iniquitatibus nostris et cogitaremus veritatem tuam.
14 Et vigilavit Dominus super malitiam et adduxit eam super nos, quia iustus Dominus Deus noster in omnibus operibus suis, quae fecit; non enim audivimus vocem eius.
15 Et nunc, Domine Deus noster, qui eduxisti populum tuum de terra Aegypti in manu forti et fecisti tibi nomen secundum diem hanc, peccavimus, iniquitatem fecimus,
16 Domine, in omnem iustitiam tuam; avertatur, obsecro, ira tua et furor tuus a civitate tua Ierusalem et monte sancto tuo; propter peccata enim nostra et iniquitates patrum nostrorum Ierusalem et populus tuus in opprobrium sunt omnibus per circuitum nostrum.
17 Nunc ergo exaudi, Deus noster, orationem servi tui et preces eius et ostende faciem tuam super sanctuarium tuum, quod desertum est, propter temetipsum.
18 Inclina, Deus meus, aurem tuam et audi; aperi oculos tuos et vide desolationem nostram et civitatem, super quam invocatum est nomen tuum; neque enim in iustificationibus nostris prosternimus preces ante faciem tuam sed in miserationibus tuis multis.
19 Exaudi, Domine! Placare, Domine! Attende et fac! Ne moreris propter temetipsum, Deus meus, quia nomen tuum invocatum est super civitatem et super populum tuum".
20 Cumque adhuc loquerer et orarem et confiterer peccata mea et peccata populi mei Israel et prosternerem preces meas in conspectu Dei mei pro monte sancto Dei mei,
21 adhuc me loquente in oratione, ecce vir Gabriel, quem videram in visione principio, cito volans tetigit me in tempore sacrificii vespertini;
22 et docuit me et locutus est mihi dixitque: "Daniel, nunc egressus sum, ut docerem te, et intellegeres.
23 Ab exordio precum tuarum egressus est sermo; ego autem veni, ut indicarem, quia vir desideriorum es tu; ergo animadverte sermonem et intellege visionem.
24 Septuaginta hebdomades decretae sunt super populum tuum et super urbem sanctam tuam, ut consummetur praevaricatio, et finem accipiat peccatum, et deleatur iniquitas, et adducatur iustitia sempiterna, et impleatur visio et prophetes, et ungatur Sanctus sanctorum.
25 Scito ergo et animadverte: ab exitu sermonis ut iterum aedificetur Ierusalem usque ad christum ducem, hebdomades septem. Et hebdomades sexaginta duae erunt; et rursum aedificabitur platea et muri in angustia temporum.
26 Et post hebdomades sexaginta duas occidetur christus; et nihil erit ei. Et civitatem et sanctuarium dissipabit populus ducis venturi, et finis eius vastitas, et usque ad finem belli statuta desolatio.
27 Confirmabit autem pactum multis hebdomade una; et in dimidio hebdomadi deficiet hostia et sacrificium, et erit super alam abominationis vastator, et usquedum consummatio et decretum effundantur super vastatorem".
King James Version
1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which 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 the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
3 ¶ And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;
5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.
8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
12 And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
14 Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
16 ¶ O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.
17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.
18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.
20 ¶ And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God;
21 Yea, whiles 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 thee skill and understanding.
23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy 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 the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And 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 consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.