Daniel 12 Lexham English Bible (LEB)
The Time of the Judgment and the Resurrection of Two Groups
12 “Now at that time, Michael, the great prince, will arise, the protector[a] over the sons of your people, and it will be a time of distress that has not been since your people have been[b] a nation until that time. And at that time your people will escape, everyone who is found[c] written in the scroll.[d] 2 And many from those sleeping in the dusty ground[e] will awake, some to everlasting life[f] and some to disgrace and everlasting contempt.[g] 3 But the ones having insight will shine like the brightness of the expanse, and the ones providing justice for the many[h] will be like the stars forever and ever.[i] 4 But you, Daniel, keep the words secret and seal the scroll[j] until the time of the end; many will run back and forth and knowledge will increase.”
5 Then I looked, I myself, Daniel, and look, there were two others standing: one on this bank of the stream and one on the other.[k] 6 Then he said to the man who was clothed in linen who was above[l] the water of the stream,[m] “How long until[n] the end of the wonders?” 7 And I heard the man who was clothed in linen who was above[o] the water of the stream,[p] and he raised his right hand and his left hand to heaven and he swore by the one who lives forever[q] that an appointed time, appointed times, and half an appointed time would pass when the shattering of the power of the holy people[r] would be completed;[s] then all these things will be accomplished.
Daniel Seeks Additional Insights
8 Now I myself heard, but I did not understand, and I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?” 9 And he said, “Go, Daniel, for the words are secret and are sealed up until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified and will be cleansed and will be refined, but the wicked will act wickedly and none of the wicked will understand,[t] but those who have insight[u] will understand. 11 And from the time the regular burnt offering is removed and the abomination that causes desolation is set up[v] there will be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12 Happy is the one who is persevering, and attains to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. 13 But you, go on to the end and rest, and you will arise for your allotted inheritance at the end of the days.”
Daniel 12 New International Version (NIV)
The End Times
12 “At that time Michael, the great prince who protects your people, will arise. There will be a time of distress such as has not happened from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people—everyone whose name is found written in the book—will be delivered. 2 Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 Those who are wise[a] will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge.”
5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and there before me stood two others, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank. 6 One of them said to the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long will it be before these astonishing things are fulfilled?”
7 The man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, lifted his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times and half a time.[b] When the power of the holy people has been finally broken, all these things will be completed.”
8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?”
9 He replied, “Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless and refined, but the wicked will continue to be wicked. None of the wicked will understand, but those who are wise will understand.
11 “From the time that the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination that causes desolation is set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed is the one who waits for and reaches the end of the 1,335 days.
13 “As for you, go your way till the end. You will rest, and then at the end of the days you will rise to receive your allotted inheritance.”