Daniel 9 ©

Daniel prays unto the LORD for Jerusalem’s restoration, v. 1, etc. The Lord hears him and instructs him, 20. He also reveals unto him by Gabriel the time of the seventy weeks, at the end whereof the true spiritual deliverance would be brought not only to the Jews, but also to all mankind by Christ, the Prince, 24, etc. The angel speaks also of the fearful destruction that would come upon the unthankful and obstinate people of the Jews, 26, 27.


IN 1the first year of Darius the son of 2Ahasuerus, 3of the seed of the Medes, 4which was 5made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;


In the first year of his reign I Daniel 6understood 7by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came 8to Jeremiah the prophet, 9that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.


¶And 10I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and 11sackcloth, and ashes:


And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and 12made my confession, and said, 13O Lord, the great and 14dreadful God, keepinga the covenant and mercy to them that love 15him, and to them that keep his commandments;


16Web have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have 17rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy 18judgments:


Neither have we 19hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people 20of the land.


O Lord, 21righteousness belongeth 22unto thee, but 23unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.


O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, 24because we have sinned against thee.


Toc25the Lord our God belong 26mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;


Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us 27by his servants the prophets.


Yea, all Israel 28have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the cursed is 29poured upon us, and the oath 30that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.


And he hath 31confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges 32that judged us, by bringing upon us 33a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.


As it is written 34in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand 35thy truth.


36Therefore hath the LORD watched upon 37the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.


Ande now, O Lord our God, 38thatf hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and 39hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; 40we have sinned, we have done wickedly.


¶O Lord, 41according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, 42let thine anger and thy fury be turned away 43from thy city Jerusalem, 44thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach 45to all that are about us.


Now therefore, O our God, hear 46the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to 47shine 48upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, 49for the Lord's sake.


O my God, 50incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold 51our desolations, and the city 52which is called by thy name: for 53we do not present our supplications before thee 54for our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.


O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for 55thy city and thy people are called by thy name.


¶And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and 56presenting my supplication before the LORD my God 57for the holy mountain of my God;


Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even 58the man 59Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision 60at the beginning, being caused to fly 61swiftly, touched 62me about the time 63of the evening oblation.g


And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now 64come forth to give thee 65skill and understanding.


66At the beginning of thy supplications 67the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art 68greatly beloved: therefore understand 69the matter, and 70consider the vision.


71Seventy 72weeks 73are determined 74upon thy people and upon thy holy city, 75to finish the transgression, and 76to make an end of sins, and 77to make reconciliation for iniquity, and 78to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and 79prophecy, and 80to anoint 81the most Holy.


82Know therefore and understand, that 83from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the 84Messiah 85the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: 86the street shall be built again, and the wall, even 87in troublous times.


And 88after threescore and two weeks shall Messiahh89be cut off, 90but not for himself: and 91the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and 92the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations 93are determined.


And he shall confirm the covenant with 94many for 95one week: and 96in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation 97to cease, and 98fori the 99overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even 100until the consummation, and 101that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.