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22 He came[a] and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come out to give you wisdom and understanding. 23 At the beginning of your supplications a word went out, and I have come to declare it, for you are greatly beloved. So consider the word and understand the vision:

24 “Seventy weeks are decreed for 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.[b]

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  1. Daniel 9:22 Gk Syr: Heb He made to understand
  2. Daniel 9:24 Or thing or one

22 He instructed me and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.(A) 23 As soon as you began to pray,(B) a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed.(C) Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision:(D)

24 “Seventy ‘sevens’[a] are decreed for your people and your holy city(E) to finish[b] transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone(F) for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness,(G) to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.[c]

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  1. Daniel 9:24 Or ‘weeks’; also in verses 25 and 26
  2. Daniel 9:24 Or restrain
  3. Daniel 9:24 Or the most holy One

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