You love righteousness(A) and hate wickedness;(B)
    therefore God, your God, has set you above your companions
    by anointing(C) you with the oil of joy.(D)

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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)

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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

26 The kings of the earth rise up
    and the rulers band together
against the Lord
    and against his anointed one.[a][b](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Acts 4:26 That is, Messiah or Christ
  2. Acts 4:26 Psalm 2:1,2