Daniel 9:22

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

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Daniel 9:22 in Other Translations

22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
22 He made me understand, speaking with me and saying, "O Daniel, I have now come out to give you insight and understanding.
22 He explained to me, “Daniel, I have come here to give you insight and understanding.
22 "He stood before me and said, 'Daniel, I have come to make things plain to you.
22 He gave me this explanation: "Daniel, I've come now to give you understanding.

Daniel 9:22 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 9:22

And he informed me, and talked with me
He informed him, by talking with him, of the will of God, to restore the captivity of his people, to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple, and of the coming of the Messiah: or, "he caused me to attend" F14, "and talked with me"; he excited his attention to what he had to say, and caused him to advert to his discourse, in order to understand it: and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth;
just now come from heaven, from the presence of God, and by his order: to give thee skill and understanding;
or, "to instruct thee in understanding" F15; to teach thee the knowledge and give thee the understanding of secret things, which otherwise could not be known; such as particularly the time of the coming of Christ, which the angels themselves knew not till it was revealed; and being made acquainted with it, one of them is employed to make it known to Daniel; who is the only prophet that fixes the exact time of it, and was favoured with this divine and heavenly skill of knowing it, and of being the publisher of it to others.


F14 (Nbyw) "attendere fecit", Michaelis.
F15 (hnyb Klykvhl) "ad imbuendum te intelligentia", Piscator; "ad docendum te intelligentiam", Micaelis.

Daniel 9:22 In-Context

20 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the LORD my God for his holy hill—
21 while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice.
22 He instructed me and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.
23 As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision:
24 “Seventy ‘sevens’ are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.

Cross References 1

  • 1. S Daniel 7:16; Daniel 10:14; Amos 3:7
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