22 He gave me instruction and talked with me and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with (A)understanding. 23 At the (B)beginning of your supplications the [a]command was issued, and I have come to tell you, for you are [b](C)highly esteemed; so give heed to the message and gain (D)understanding of the vision.

Seventy Weeks and the Messiah

24 “Seventy [c](E)weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to [d]finish the transgression, to [e]make an end of sin, to (F)make atonement for iniquity, to bring in (G)everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and [f]prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 9:23 Lit word went out
  2. Daniel 9:23 Lit desirable; or precious
  3. Daniel 9:24 Or units of seven, and so throughout the ch
  4. Daniel 9:24 Or restrain
  5. Daniel 9:24 Another reading is seal up sins
  6. Daniel 9:24 Lit prophet

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