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Daniel 12 (Lexham English Bible)

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The Time of the Judgment and the Resurrection of Two Groups

1 "Now at that time, Michael, the great prince, will arise, {the protector}a over the sons of your people, and it will be a time of distress that has not been since [your people] {have been}b a nation until that time. And at that time your people will escape, {everyone who is found}c written in the scroll.d 2 And many from [those] sleeping {in the dusty ground}e will awake, some to {everlasting life}f and some to disgrace and {everlasting contempt}.g 3 But the [ones] having insight will shine like the brightness of the expanse, and [the ones] providing justice [for] the manyh [will be] like the stars {forever and ever}.i 4 But you, Daniel, keep the words secret and seal the scrollj until [the] time of [the] end; many will run back and forth and knowledge will increase." 5 Then I looked, I myself, Daniel, and look, there were two others standing: {one on this bank of the stream and one on the other}.k 6 Then he said to the man [who] was clothed in linen who [was] abovel the water of the stream,m "{How long until}n the end of the wonders?" 7 And I heard the man [who] was clothed in linen who [was] aboveo the water of the stream,p and he raised his right hand and his left hand to heaven and he swore {by the one who lives forever}q that [an] appointed time, appointed times, and half [an appointed time] [would pass] when [the] shattering of {the power of the holy people}r {would be completed};s [then] all these things will be accomplished.

Daniel Seeks Additional Insights

8 Now I myself heard, but I [did] not understand, and I said, "My lord, what [will be the] outcome [of] these [things]?" 9 And he said, "Go, Daniel, for the words [are] secret and [are] sealed [up] until [the] time of [the] end. 10 Many will be purified and will be cleansed and will be refined, but [the] wicked will act wickedly {and none of the wicked will understand},t but {those who have insight}u will understand. 11 And from [the] time the regular burnt offering is removed and [the] abomination that causes desolation {is set up}v [there will be] one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Happy [is] the [one who is] persevering, and attains [to] [the] one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. 13 But you, go [on] to the end and rest, and you will arise for your allotted inheritance at the end of the days."
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