9 *aIn the first year of bDarius the son of cAhasuerus, of the seed of dthe Medes, ||which was made king over the realm of ethe Chaldeans; 2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the Lord came to fJeremiah the prophet, gthat he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. 3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek hby prayer and isupplications, hkwith fasting, and lsackcloth, and lashes: 4 And hI mprayed unto the Lord my God, and mnmade my confession, and said,
oO Lord, opthe great and dreadful God, oqkeeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; 5 rWe have sinned, and rhave committed iniquity, and rhave done wickedly, and rrhave rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: 6 sNeither have we hearkened unto tthy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name uzto our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land. 7 O Lord, vrighteousness ||belongeth unto thee, but vzunto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, wthat are near, and that are far off, through all the countries xwhither thou hast driven them, ybecause of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee. 8 O Lord, vzto us belongeth confusion of face, uato our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because bwe have sinned against thee. 9 cTo the Lord our God belong mercies and dforgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; 10 efNeither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, fto walk in his laws, which he set before us by ehis servants the prophets. 11 Yea, gall Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, hthat they might not obey thy voice; therefore ithe curse kis poured upon us, and the oath lthat is written in the law of Moses llthe servant of God, bhbecause we have sinned against him. 12 And mhe hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against nour judges that judged us, oby bringing upon us a great evil: mfor under the whole heaven phath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem. 13 As lmit is written in the law of Moses, qall this evil is come upon us: ryet †made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and sunderstand thy truth. 14 Therefore thath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for uthe Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doeth: for ewe obeyed not his voice. 15 vAnd now, O Lord our God, vwthat hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt xwith a mighty hand, and vhast †ygotten thee renown, as at this day; zwe have sinned, we have done wickedly. 16 O Lord, aaccording to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, bthy holy mountain: cbecause for our sins, and dfor the iniquities of our fathers, eJerusalem and thy people fare become a reproach fgto all that are about us. 17 Now therefore, O our God, hhear the prayer of thy servant, and hhis supplications, and icause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary kthat is desolate, lfor the Lord’s sake. 18 O my God, mincline thine ear, and hear; mopen thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city †which is called by thy name: for we do not †present our hsupplications before thee nfor our orighteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. 19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; pdefer not, for lqthine own sake, O my God: for rthy city and thy people are called by thy name.
20 And swhiles I was speaking, and tpraying, and tconfessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the Lord my God for bthe holy mountain of my God; 21 Yea, swhiles I was speaking in prayer, even uthe man vGabriel, vwhom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly †swiftly, wtouched me xabout the time of the evening oblation. 22 And yhe informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth †to give thee skill and understanding. 23 sAt the beginning of thy hsupplications the †commandment came forth, and zI am come to shew thee; afor thou art †greatly beloved: therefore bunderstand the matter, and consider the vision. 24 *Seventy cweeks are determined upon thy people and upon dthy holy city, ||to finish ethe transgression, and ||fto make an end of sins, and gto make reconciliation for iniquity, and to hbring in everlasting righteousness, and ito seal up the vision and †prophecy, and kto anoint lthe most Holy. 25 bKnow therefore and understand, that mfrom the going forth of the commandment ||to restore and to build Jerusalem nunto othe Messiah pthe Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street †shall be built again, and the ||wall, qeven †in troublous times. 26 And rafter threescore and two weeks sshall oMessiah be cut off, ||*tbut not for himself: ||and uthe people of the prince that shall come vshall destroy the city and wthe sanctuary; and xthe end thereof shall be ywith a flood, and unto xthe end of the war ||desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm ||zzthe covenant with amany for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, *and ||for bthe overspreading of cabominations he shall make it desolate, deven until the consummation, and dthat determined eshall be poured ||upon fthe desolate.
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