23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to show thee, for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter and consider the vision.

24 Seventy [a]weeks are determined upon [b]thy people and upon thine holy city, to finish the wickedness, and to seal up [c]the sins, and to reconcile the iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.

25 Know therefore and understand that from [d]the going forth of the commandment to bring again the people, and to build Jerusalem, unto Messiah the Prince, shall be seven [e]weeks and [f]threescore and two weeks, and the street shall be built again, and the wall even in a [g]troublous time.

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  1. Daniel 9:24 He alludeth to Jeremiah’s prophecy: who prophesied that their captivity should be seventy years: but now God’s mercy should sevenfold exceed his judgment, which should be four hundred and ninety years, even to the coming of Christ, and so then it should continue forever.
  2. Daniel 9:24 Meaning, Daniel’s nation, over whom he was careful.
  3. Daniel 9:24 To show mercy and to put sin out of remembrance.
  4. Daniel 9:25 That is, from the time that Cyrus gave them leave to depart.
  5. Daniel 9:25 These weeks make forty-nine years, whereof 46 are referred to the time of the building of the Temple, and three to the laying of the foundation.
  6. Daniel 9:25 Counting from the sixth year of Darius, who gave the second commandment for the building of the Temple are 62 weeks, which make 434 years, which comprehend the time from the building of the Temple unto the baptism of Christ.
  7. Daniel 9:25 Hebrew, in straits of time.

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