Now listen and understand! Seven sets of seven plus sixty-two sets of seven a will pass from the time the command is given to rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One b comes. Jerusalem will be rebuilt with streets and strong defenses, c despite the perilous times.
"After this period of sixty-two sets of seven, d the Anointed One will be killed, appearing to have accomplished nothing, and a ruler will arise whose armies will destroy the city and the Temple. The end will come with a flood, and war and its miseries are decreed from that time to the very end.
He will make a treaty with the people for a period of one set of seven, e but after half this time, he will put an end to the sacrifices and offerings. Then as a climax to all his terrible deeds, f he will set up a sacrilegious object that causes desecration, g until the end that has been decreed is poured out on this defiler."
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)