The Time of the Judgment and the Resurrection of Two Groups
1“Now at that time, Michael, the great prince, will arise, the protector#Literally “the one who stands with” over the sons of your people, and it will be a time of distress that has not been since your people have been#Literally “to be” or “being” a nation until that time. And at that time your people will escape, everyone who is found#Literally “all of the being found” written in the scroll.#Or “book” 2And many from those sleeping in the dusty ground#Literally “of the ground of dust” will awake, some to everlasting life#Literally “life of eternity” and some to disgrace and everlasting contempt.#Literally “contempt of eternity” 3But the ones having insight will shine like the brightness of the expanse, and the ones providing justice for the many#Or “leading the many in righteousness” will be like the stars forever and ever.#Literally “to eternity and ever” 4But you, Daniel, keep the words secret and seal the scroll#Or “book” until the time of the end; many will run back and forth and knowledge will increase.”
5Then I looked, I myself, Daniel, and look, there were two others standing: one on this bank of the stream and one on the other.#Literally “one here on the bank of the stream and one there on the bank of the stream” 6Then he said to the man who was clothed in linen who was above#Hebrew “from above” the water of the stream,#Or “river” “How long until#Literally “Until when” the end of the wonders?” 7And I heard the man who was clothed in linen who was above#Hebrew “from above” the water of the stream,#Or “river” and he raised his right hand and his left hand to heaven and he swore by the one who lives forever#Literally “by the life of the eternity” that an appointed time, appointed times, and half an appointed time would pass when the shattering of the power of the holy people#Literally “the power of the people of holiness” would be completed;#Literally “to come to an end” then all these things will be accomplished.
Daniel Seeks Additional Insights
8Now I myself heard, but I did not understand, and I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?” 9And he said, “Go, Daniel, for the words are secret and are sealed up until the time of the end. 10Many will be purified and will be cleansed and will be refined, but the wicked will act wickedly and none of the wicked will understand,#Literally “and not will understand all the wicked” but those who have insight#Literally “the ones having insight” will understand. 11And from the time the regular burnt offering is removed and the abomination that causes desolation is set up#Literally “to be set up” or “to put in place” there will be one thousand two hundred and ninety days. 12Happy is the one who is persevering, and attains to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days. 13But you, go on to the end and rest, and you will arise for your allotted inheritance at the end of the days.”
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