The Time of the End

12 “Now at that time (A)Michael, the great prince who stands guard over the sons of your people, will arise. And there will be a (B)time of distress (C)such as never occurred 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)Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, (F)these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace and everlasting [a]contempt. [b]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)end of time; (M)many will go back and forth, 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?” 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 finish (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?” He said, “Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and (U)sealed up until the end time. 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 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 attains to 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 rise again for your (AC)allotted portion at the end of the [o]age.”


  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 I.e. year(s)
  6. Daniel 12:7 I.e. year(s)
  7. Daniel 12:7 I.e. 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 I.e. end of your life
  15. Daniel 12:13 Lit days

The End Times

12 “At that time Michael,(A) the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress(B) such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book(C)—will be delivered.(D) Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake:(E) some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.(F) Those who are wise[a](G) will shine(H) like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness,(I) like the stars for ever and ever.(J) But you, Daniel, roll up and seal(K) the words of the scroll until the time of the end.(L) Many will go here and there(M) to increase knowledge.”

Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank.(N) One of them said to the man clothed in linen,(O) who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?”(P)

The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand(Q) and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever,(R) saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time.[b](S) When the power of the holy people(T) has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.(U)

I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?”

He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed(V) until the time of the end.(W) 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined,(X) but the wicked will continue to be wicked.(Y) None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.(Z)

11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice(AA) is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation(AB) is set up, there will be 1,290 days.(AC) 12 Blessed is the one who waits(AD) for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.(AE)

13 “As for you, go your way till the end.(AF) You will rest,(AG) and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.(AH)


  1. Daniel 12:3 Or who impart wisdom
  2. Daniel 12:7 Or a year, two years and half a year