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.”

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  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

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