But you, Daniel, close up and seal1 the words of the scroll until the time of the end.2 Many will go here and there3 to increase knowledge."
Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank.46
One of them said to the man clothed in linen,5 who was above the waters of the river, "How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?"67
The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand7 and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever,8 saying, "It will be for a time, times and half a time.a9 When the power of the holy people10 has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.11"
I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?"
He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are closed up and sealed12 until the time of the end.1310
Many will be purified, made spotless and refined,14 but the wicked will continue to be wicked.15 None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.1611
"From the time that the daily sacrifice17 is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation18 is set up, there will be 1,290 days.1912
Blessed is the one who waits20 for and reaches the end of the "1,335 days.2113
"As for you, go your way till the end.22 You will rest,23 and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.2425"