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12 At that time

Michael,h the great prince

who stands watch over your people, will rise up.

There will be a time of distressi

such as never has occurredj

since nations came into being until that time.k

But at that time all your people

who are found written in the bookl will escape.m

Many who sleep in the dustn

of the earth will awake,

some to eternal life,o

and some to disgrace and eternal contempt.p

Those who have insight will shine

like the bright expanse of the heavens,q

and those who lead many to righteousness,r

like the stars forever and ever.

“But you, Daniel, keep these words secrets and seal the bookt until the time of the end.u Many will roam about,v and knowledge will increase.”E

Then I, Daniel, looked, and two others were standing there, one on this bank of the river and one on the other. One of them said to the man dressed in linen,w who was above the water of the river,x “How long until the endy of these wondrous things?” Then I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the water of the river. He raised both his handsF,z toward heaven and swore by him who lives eternallyaa that it would be for a time, times, and half a time.ab When the power of the holy people is shattered, all these things will be completed.

I heard but did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?”ac

He said, “Go on your way, Daniel, for the words are secretad and sealed until the time of the end.ae 10 Many will be purified,af cleansed, and refined,ag but the wicked will act wickedly;ah none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.ai 11 From the time the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolationaj is set up,ak there will be 1,290 days. 12 Happy is the one who waitsal for and reaches 1,335 days. 13 But as for you, go on your way to the end;G you will rest, and then you will stand to receiveam your allotted inheritance at the end of the days.”


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