I, Daniel, looked and suddenly saw two other figures—one standing on each side of the stream.
One said to the man clothed in white linen, who was farther upstream: "When will these astonishing things be over?"
I heard the man clothed in white linen, who was farther upstream, swear by the one who lives forever as he raised both hands to heaven: "For one set time, two set times, and half a set time. When the breaking of the holy people's power is over, all these things will be over."
I heard it, but I didn't understand it. "My lord," I said, "what will happen after all this?"
He said, "Get going now, Daniel, because these words must remain secret and sealed up until the end time.
Many will purify, cleanse, and refine themselves, but the wicked will act wickedly. None of the wicked will understand, but those skilled in wisdom will understand.
There will be one thousand two hundred ninety days from the time the daily sacrifice is stopped to the setting up of the desolating monstrosity.
Happy is the one who waits and reaches one thousand three hundred thirty-five days.
Now as for you, go on to the end. You will rest and will stand to receive your reward at the end of days."