"Righteousness belongs to You, O Lord, but to us open shame, as it is this day -to the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those who are nearby and those who are far away in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of their unfaithful deeds which they have committed against You.
He said to me, "O Daniel, man of high esteem, understand the words that I am about to tell you and stand upright , for I have now been sent to you." And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood up trembling.
He said, "O man of high esteem, do not be afraid. Peace be with you; take courage and be courageous !" Now as soon as he spoke to me, I received strength and said, "May my lord speak, for you have strengthened me."
And one said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long will it be until the end of these wonders ?"
I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed.