The Lord comforted Daniel with another vision of the future. The vision has the same theme as the previous ones: through times of suffering and restoration, the Lord’s Church will always prevail.

The Lord comforted Daniel with another vision of the future. The vision has the same theme as the previous ones: through times of suffering and restoration, the Lord’s Church will always prevail.

BibleGateway: Daniel 9:20-27

ESV Text: Daniel 9:20-27

Daniel 9:20–27 (Listen)

Gabriel Brings an Answer

20 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my plea before the LORD my God for the holy hill of my God, 21 while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the first, came to me in swift flight at the time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He made me understand, speaking with me and saying, “O Daniel, I have now come out to give you insight and understanding. 23 At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision.

The Seventy Weeks

24 “Seventy weeks1 are decreed about your people and your holy city, to finish the transgression, to put an end to sin, and to atone for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and to anoint a most holy place.2 25 Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again3 with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. 26 And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its4 end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. 27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week,5 and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”

Footnotes

[1] 9:24 Or sevens; also twice in verse 25 and once in verse 26

[2] 9:24 Or thing, or one

[3] 9:25 Or there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. It shall be built again

[4] 9:26 Or His

[5] 9:27 Or seven; twice in this verse

(ESV)


KJV Text: Daniel 9:20-27

The section starts at about 3:40 and ends at about 5:36

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     20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God; 21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. 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 commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision. 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks 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 war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: 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.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 479 :
Zion, Rise, Zion, Rise

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1. Zion, rise, Zion, rise,
Zion, wake, arise, and shine!
Let thy lamp be brightly burning,
Never let thy love decline,
Forward still with hopeful yearning,
Zion, yonder waits the heav’nly prize;
Zion, rise! Zion, rize!

2. Bear the cross, bear the cross.
Zion, till thy latest breath
Bear the cross of scorn and jeering
And be faithful unto death;
See the crown of life appearing.
Zion, count all other things as loss.
Bear the cross! Bear the cross!

3. Watch and pray, watch and pray!
Zion, ever watch and pray
Lest the wicked world misguide thee
From the narrow path to stray
And thy God reprove and chide thee.
Zion, work with zeal while it is day.
Watch and pray, watch and pray!

4. Run thy race, run thy race,
Zion, swiftly run thy race!
Let no languor ever find thee
Idle in the market-place.
Look not to the things behind thee.
Zion, daily strengthened by His grace,
Run thy race, run thy race!


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