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Daniel 12 (New International Version)

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The End Times

1 "At that time Michael,1 the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress2 such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people--everyone whose name is found written in the book3--will be delivered.4 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake:5 some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.6 3 Those who are wisea7 will shine8 like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness,9 like the stars for ever and ever.10 4 But you, Daniel, close up and seal11 the words of the scroll until the time of the end.12 Many will go here and there13 to increase knowledge." 5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank.14 6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen,15 who was above the waters of the river, "How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?"16 7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand17 and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever,18 saying, "It will be for a time, times and half a time.b19 When the power of the holy people20 has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.21" 8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?" 9 He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed22 until the time of the end.23 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined,24 but the wicked will continue to be wicked.25 None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.26 11 "From the time that the daily sacrifice27 is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation28 is set up, there will be 1,290 days.29 12 Blessed is the one who waits30 for and reaches the end of the "1,335 days.31 13 "As for you, go your way till the end.32 You will rest,33 and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.3435"
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