Know therefore and understand: from the time that the word went out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the time of an anointed prince, there shall be seven weeks; and for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with streets and moat, but in a troubled time.
After the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing, and the troops of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its a end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed.
He shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall make sacrifice and offering cease; and in their place b shall be an abomination that desolates, until the decreed end is poured out upon the desolator."
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