"So you must know and gain wisdom about this: There will be seven weeks from the moment the word went out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until a leader is anointed. And for sixty-two weeks the city will be rebuilt with a courtyard and a moat. But in difficult times,
after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one will be eliminated. No one will support him.a The army of a future leader will destroy the city and the sanctuary. Hisb end will come in a flood, but devastations will be decreed until the end of the war.c27
For one week, he will make a strong covenant with many people. For a half-week, he will stop both sacrifices and offerings. In their placed will be the desolating monstrosities until the decreed destruction sweeps over the devastator."