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The End of the Days

12 “Now at that time, (A)Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will stand. And there will be a (B)time of distress (C)such as never happened since there was a nation until that time; and at that time your people, everyone who is found written in the (D)book, will be rescued. (E)And many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, (F)these to everlasting life, but the others to reproach and everlasting [a]contempt. [b]And those who have (G)insight will (H)shine brightly like the brightness of the [c]expanse of heaven, and those who (I)lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. But as for you, Daniel, (J)conceal these words and (K)seal up the book until the (L)time of the end; (M)many will go to and fro, and knowledge will increase.”

Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others were standing, one on this bank of the river and the other on that bank of the river. And (N)one said to the man (O)dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “(P)How long will it be until the end of these wonders?” And I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, [d]as he (Q)raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by (R)Him who lives forever that it would be for a [e](S)time, [f]times, and half a [g]time; and as soon as [h]they complete (T)shattering the [i]power of the holy people, all these events will be completed. As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, “My lord, what will be the [j]outcome of these events?” Then he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and (U)sealed up until the time of the end. 10 (V)Many will be purged, [k]purified, and refined, but the (W)wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but [l]those who (X)have insight will understand. 11 But from the time that the regular sacrifice is abolished and the [m](Y)abomination of desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 How (Z)blessed is he who keeps waiting and reaches the (AA)1,335 days! 13 But as for you, go your way to the [n]end; then you will enter into (AB)rest and stand again for your (AC)allotted portion at the end of the days.”


  1. Daniel 12:2 Lit abhorrence
  2. Daniel 12:3 Or The instructors will
  3. Daniel 12:3 Or firmament
  4. Daniel 12:7 Lit and
  5. Daniel 12:7 Year(s)
  6. Daniel 12:7 Year(s)
  7. Daniel 12:7 Year(s)
  8. Daniel 12:7 Lit to finish
  9. Daniel 12:7 Lit hand
  10. Daniel 12:8 Or final end
  11. Daniel 12:10 Lit made white
  12. Daniel 12:10 Or the instructors will
  13. Daniel 12:11 Or horrible abomination
  14. Daniel 12:13 End of your life