1 And at that [a]time shall Michael stand up, the great prince, which standeth for the children of thy people, and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there began to be a nation unto that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book.
2 And many [b]of them that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and perpetual contempt.
3 And they that be [c]wise, shall shine, as the brightness of the firmament: and they that [d]turn many to righteousness, shall shine as the stars, forever and ever.
4 But thou, O Daniel, [e]shut up the words, and seal the book [f]till the end of the time: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
5 ¶ Then I Daniel looked, and behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the brink of the [g]river, and the other on that side of the brink of the river.
6 And one said unto the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, When shall be the end of these wonders?
7 And I heard the man clothed in linen which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his [h]right hand, and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth forever, that it shall tarry for a [i]time two times and an half: and when he shall have accomplished [j]to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
8 Then I heard it, but I understood it not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up, and sealed, till the end of the time.
10 Many shall be purified, made white, and tried: but the wicked shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall have understanding: but the wise shall understand.
11 And from the time that the [k]daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abominable desolation set up, there [l]shall be a thousand, two hundred and ninety days.
12 Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh to the thousand, three hundred and [m]five and thirty days.
13 But go [n]thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest and stand up in thy lot, at the end of the days.
Daniel 12:1The Angel here noteth two things: first that the Church shall be in great affliction and trouble at Christ’s coming, and next that God will send his Angel to deliver it, whom here he calleth Michael, meaning Christ, which is published by the preaching of the Gospel.
Daniel 12:2Meaning, all shall rise at the general resurrection, which thing he here nameth because the faithful should have ever respect to that: for in the earth there shall be no sure comfort.
Daniel 12:3Who have kept the true fear of God and his religion.
Daniel 12:3He chiefly meaneth the ministers of God’s word, and next all the faithful which instruct the ignorant, and bring them to the true knowledge of God.
Daniel 12:4Though the most part despise this prophecy, yet keep thou it sure and esteem it as a treasure.
Daniel 12:4Till the time that God hath appointed for the full revelation of these things: and then many shall run to and fro to search the knowledge of these mysteries which things they obtain now by the light of the Gospel.
Daniel 12:7Which was as were a double oath, and did the more confirm the thing.
Daniel 12:7Meaning, a long time, a longer time, and at length a short time: signifying that their troubles should have an end.
Daniel 12:7When the Church shall be scattered and diminished in such sort as it shall seem to have no power.
Daniel 12:11From the time that Christ by his sacrifice shall take away the sacrifice and ceremonies of the Law.
Daniel 12:11Signifying that the time shall be long of Christ’s second coming, and yet the children of God ought not to be discouraged, though it be deferred.
Daniel 12:12In this number he addeth a month and a half to the former number, signifying that it is not in man to appoint the time of Christ’s coming, but that they are blessed that patiently abide his appearing.
Daniel 12:13The Angel warneth the Prophet patiently to abide; till the time appointed come, signifying that he should depart this life, and rise again with the elect, when God had sufficiently humbled and purged his Church.
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