27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’[a] In the middle of the ‘seven’[b] he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple[c] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed(A) is poured out on him.[d][e]

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  1. Daniel 9:27 Or ‘week’
  2. Daniel 9:27 Or ‘week’
  3. Daniel 9:27 Septuagint and Theodotion; Hebrew wing
  4. Daniel 9:27 Or it
  5. Daniel 9:27 Or And one who causes desolation will come upon the wing of the abominable temple, until the end that is decreed is poured out on the desolated city

30 Ships of the western coastlands(A) will oppose him, and he will lose heart.(B) Then he will turn back and vent his fury(C) against the holy covenant. He will return and show favor to those who forsake the holy covenant.

31 “His armed forces will rise up to desecrate the temple fortress and will abolish the daily sacrifice.(D) Then they will set up the abomination that causes desolation.(E) 32 With flattery he will corrupt those who have violated the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist(F) him.

33 “Those who are wise will instruct(G) many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered.(H) 34 When they fall, they will receive a little help, and many who are not sincere(I) will join them. 35 Some of the wise will stumble, so that they may be refined,(J) purified and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.

The King Who Exalts Himself

36 “The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself(K) above every god and will say unheard-of things(L) against the God of gods.(M) He will be successful until the time of wrath(N) is completed, for what has been determined must take place.(O) 37 He will show no regard for the gods of his ancestors or for the one desired by women, nor will he regard any god, but will exalt himself above them all. 38 Instead of them, he will honor a god of fortresses; a god unknown to his ancestors he will honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and costly gifts.

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