And whiles I was speaking , and praying , and confessing my sin and the sin of my peopleIsrael, and presenting my supplicationbefore the LORD my God for the holymountain of my God;21
Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the manGabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to flyswiftly,atouched me about the time of the eveningoblation.22
And he informed me, and talked with me, and said , O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.23
At the beginning of thy supplications the commandmentb came forth , and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.24Seventyweeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holycity, to finishc the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring ineverlastingrighteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the mostHoly.25Know therefore and understand , that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to buildJerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be sevenweeks, and threescore and twoweeks: the street shall be builtdagain , and the wall, even in troubloustimes.26
And afterthreescore and twoweeks shall Messiah be cut off , but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the wardesolations are determined .
And he shall confirm the covenante with many for oneweek: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease , and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate , even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate .