17 He will respond to the prayer(A) of the destitute;
    he will not despise their plea.

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21 while I was still in prayer, Gabriel,(A) the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice.(B) 22 He instructed me and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.(C) 23 As soon as you began to pray,(D) a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed.(E) Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision:(F)

24 “Seventy ‘sevens’[a] are decreed for your people and your holy city(G) to finish[b] transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone(H) for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness,(I) 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(J) Jerusalem until the Anointed One,[d](K) the ruler,(L) comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.(M) 26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death(N) 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:(O) War will continue until the end, and desolations(P) have been decreed.(Q) 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(R) is poured out on him.[i][j]

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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