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

25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild(D) Jerusalem until the Anointed One,[d](E) the ruler,(F) comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.(G) 26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death(H) and will have nothing.[e] The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood:(I) War will continue until the end, and desolations(J) have been decreed.(K) 27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’[f] In the middle of the ‘seven’[g] he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple[h] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed(L) is poured out on him.[i][j]

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  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
  4. Daniel 9:25 Or an anointed one; also in verse 26
  5. Daniel 9:26 Or death and will have no one; or death, but not for himself
  6. Daniel 9:27 Or ‘week’
  7. Daniel 9:27 Or ‘week’
  8. Daniel 9:27 Septuagint and Theodotion; Hebrew wing
  9. Daniel 9:27 Or it
  10. Daniel 9:27 Or And one who causes desolation will come upon the wing of the abominable temple, until the end that is decreed is poured out on the desolated city

Seventy Weeks and the Messiah

24 “Seventy [a](A)weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to [b]finish the wrongdoing, to [c]make an end of sin, to (B)make atonement for guilt, to bring in (C)everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and [d]prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy Place. 25 So you are to know and understand that from the issuing of a [e](D)decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem, until [f](E)Messiah the (F)Prince, there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with [g]streets and moat, even in times of distress. 26 Then after the sixty-two weeks, the [h]Messiah will be (G)cut off and have [i]nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will (H)destroy the city and the sanctuary. And [j]its end will come with a (I)flood; even to the end [k]there will be war; desolations are determined. 27 And he will confirm a covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of [l](J)abominations will come the one who [m]makes desolate, until a (K)complete destruction, one that is [n]decreed, gushes forth on the one who [o]makes desolate.”

Read full chapter

Footnotes

  1. Daniel 9:24 Or units of seven, and so throughout the ch
  2. Daniel 9:24 Or bring to an end
  3. Daniel 9:24 Another reading is seal up sins
  4. Daniel 9:24 Lit prophet
  5. Daniel 9:25 Lit word
  6. Daniel 9:25 Or an anointed one
  7. Daniel 9:25 Or city square
  8. Daniel 9:26 Or anointed one
  9. Daniel 9:26 Or no one
  10. Daniel 9:26 Or his
  11. Daniel 9:26 Or war will be decreed for desolations
  12. Daniel 9:27 Or detestable things
  13. Daniel 9:27 Or causes horror
  14. Daniel 9:27 Or determined
  15. Daniel 9:27 Or causes horror