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12 At that time

Michael o the great prince

who stands watch over your people will rise up.

There will be a time of distress p

such as never has occurred q

since nations came into being until that time. r

But at that time all your people

who are found written in the book s will escape. t

Many of those who sleep in the dust u

of the earth will awake,

some to eternal life, v

and some to shame and eternal contempt. w

Those who are wise will shine

like the bright expanse of the heavens, x

and those who lead many to righteousness, y

like the stars forever and ever.

“But you, Daniel, keep these words secret z and seal the book a until the time of the end. b Many will roam about, c and knowledge will increase.” d

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, e who was above the waters of the river, f “How long until the end g of these extraordinary things?” Then I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river. He raised both his hands h i toward heaven and swore by Him who lives eternally j that it would be for a time, times, and half a time. k 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?l

He said, “Go on your way, Daniel, for the words are secret m and sealed until the time of the end. n 10 Many will be purified, o cleansed, and refined, p but the wicked will act wickedly; q none of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand. r 11 From the time the daily sacrifice is abolished and the abomination of desolation s is set up, t there will be 1,290 days. 12 The one who waits u for and reaches 1,335 days is blessed. 13 But as for you, go on your way to the end; v you will rest, then rise w to your destiny at the end of the days.”


About The Holman Christian Standard Bible

The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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