Daniel 9


9:1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the
 seed of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the
 Chaldeans;
9:2 In the first year of his reign, I Daniel understood by
 books the number of the years, concerning which the word of the
 LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish
 seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
9:3 And I set my face to the Lord GOD, to seek by prayer and
 supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
9:4 And I prayed to the LORD my God, and made my confession,
 and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the
 covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep
 his commandments;
9:5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done
 wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy
 precepts and from thy judgments:
9:6 Neither have we hearkened to thy servants the prophets, who
 spoke in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers,
 and to all the people of the land.
9:7 O Lord, righteousness [belongeth] to thee, but to us
 confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to
 the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to 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.
9:8 O Lord, to us [belongeth] confusion of face, to our kings,
 to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned
 against thee.
9:9 To the Lord our God [belong] mercies and forgivenesses,
 though we have rebelled against him;
9:10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to
 walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the
 prophets.
9:11 And all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by
 departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the
 curse is poured upon us, and the oath that [is] written in the
 law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against
 him.
9:12 And he hath confirmed his words, which he spoke against
 us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us
 a great evil: for under the whole heaven it hath not been done
 as it hath been done upon Jerusalem.
9:13 As [it is] written in the law of Moses, all this evil is
 come upon us: yet we have not made our prayer before the LORD
 our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand
 thy truth.
9:14 Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought
 it upon us: for the LORD our God [is] righteous in all his
 works which he doeth: for we have not obeyed his voice.
9:15 And now, O LORD our God, that hast brought thy people out
 of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast obtained thee
 renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
9:16 O LORD, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech
 thee, let thy anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city
 Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins and for the
 iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people [have
 become] a reproach to all [that are] about us.
9:17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant,
 and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy
 sanctuary that is desolate, for the LORD'S sake.
9:18 O my God, incline thy ear, and hear; open thy eyes, and
 behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy
 name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for
 our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
9:19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do;
 defer not, for thy own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy
 people are called by thy name.
9:20 And while I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my
 sin, and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my
 supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my
 God;
9:21 Yes, while I [was] speaking in prayer, even the man
 Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being
 caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening
 oblation.
9:22 And he informed [me], and talked with me, and said, O
 Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and
 understanding.
9:23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came
 forth, and I am come to show [thee]; for thou [art] greatly
 beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the
 vision.
9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy
 holy city to finish the transgression, and to make an end of
 sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in
 everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and
 prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
9:25 Know therefore and understand, [that] from the going forth
 of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem to the
 Messiah the Prince [shall be] seven weeks, and sixty and two
 weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in
 troublous times.
9:26 And after sixty and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off,
 but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall
 come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and its end
 [shall be] with a flood, and to the end of the war desolations
 are determined.
9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week:
 and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and
 the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of
 abominations, he shall make [it] desolate, even until the
 consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the
 desolate.
 
 

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