Daniel 9:22-27 NIV

22 He instructed me and said to me, "Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.1

References for Daniel 9:22

23 As soon as you began to pray,2 an answer was given, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed.3 Therefore, consider the message and understand the vision:4

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24 "Seventy 'sevens'a are decreed for your people and your holy city5 to finishb transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone6 for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness,7 to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the most holy.c

References for Daniel 9:24

    • c 9:24 - Or "'weeks' "; also in verses 25 and 26
    • d 9:24 - Or "restrain"
    • e 9:24 - Or "Most Holy Place"; or "most holy One"
      25 "Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decreed to restore and rebuild8 Jerusalem until the Anointed One,e9 the ruler,10 comes, there will be seven 'sevens,' and sixty-two 'sevens.' It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.11

      References for Daniel 9:25

        • f 9:25 - Or "word"
        • g 9:25 - Or "an anointed one"; also in verse 26
          26 After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off12 and will have nothing.f The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood:13 War will continue until the end, and desolations14 have been decreed.15

          References for Daniel 9:26

            • h 9:26 - Or "off and will have no one"; or "off, but not for himself"
              27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one 'seven.'g In the middle of the 'seven'h he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on a wing [of the temple] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed16 is poured out on him.i "j

              References for Daniel 9:27

                • i 9:27 - Or "'week'"
                • j 9:27 - Or "'week'"
                • k 9:27 - Or "it"
                • l 9:27 - Or "And one who causes desolation will come upon the pinnacle of the abominable [temple], until the end that is decreed is poured out on the desolated [city]"