Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Princea will be seven weeks and 62 weeks.b It will be rebuilt with a plaza and a moat, but in difficult times.
After those 62 weeksc the Messiah will be cut offd and will have nothing. The people of the coming prince will destroy the city and the sanctuary. Thee end will come with a flood, and until the end there will bef war; desolations are decreed.
He will make a firm covenantg with many for one week,h but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and offering. And the abomination of desolation will be on a wingi of the templejk until the decreed destruction is poured out on the desolator."