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The Book of the Prophet DanielFrom the Hebrew God is my Judge
The Sixth Chapter
It pleased Darius to set over his kingdom an hundred and twenty lords, which should be in all his kingdom about. Above these he set three Princes (of whom Daniel was one) that the lords might give *accomptes unto them, and the king to be *undiseased. *accompte= possibly accounts *undiseased=exact spelling un dis eased
But Daniel exceeded all these Princes and lords, for the spirit of God was plenteous in him: so that the king was minded to set him over the whole realm. Wherefore the Princes and lords sought, to pick out in Daniel some quarrel against the kingdom: yet could they find none occasion nor fault upon him. For why? he was so faithful, that there was no blame nor dishonesty found in him.
Then said these men: we will get no quarrel against this Daniel, except it be in law of his God. Upon this, went the princes and lords together unto the king, and said thus unto him: king Darius God save your life forever, All the great estates of the realm: as the Princes, Dukes, Senators and Judges, are determined to put out a commandment of the king, and make a sure statute: namely, that who so desires any petition, either of any god or man (within this thirty days) except it be only of you, O king: the same person may be cast into the lions den. Wherefore, O king, confirm now this statute, and make a writing: that the thing which the Medes and Perses have ordered be not altered or broken.
So Darius made the writing, and confirmed it. Now when Daniel understood that the writing was made, he went into his house: and his windows of his hall toward Jerusalem stood open. There kneeled he down upon his knees, three times a day: there he made his petition, and praised his God, like as his manner was before time.
Then these men made search, and found Daniel making petition and praying unto his God. So they came to the king, and spoke before him concerning his commandment, saying: O king, have you not subscribed the statute, that within thirty days who so requires his petition of any god or man, but only of yourself, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered, and said: it is true. It must be as a law of the Medes and Perses, that may not be broken.
Then answered they, and said unto the king: Daniel one of the prisoners of Judah, O king, regards neither you nor your statute, that you have made, but makes his petition three times a day. When the king heard these words, he was sore grieved, and would have excused Daniel, to deliver him, and put off the matter, unto the Sun went down, to the intent that he might save him.
These men perceiving the kings mind, said unto him: know this (O king) that the law of the Medes and Perses is, that commandment and statute which the king makes, may not be altered. Then the king had then bring Daniel, and cast him into the Lions den.
The king also spoke unto Daniel, and said: your God whom you always servest, even he shall defend you. And there was brought a stone, and laid upon the hole of the den: this the king sealed with his own ring, and with the signet of his princes: that the kings commandment concerning Daniel, should not be broken.
So the king went to his palace, and kept him sober all night, so that there was no table spread before him, neither could he take any sleep. But by times in the morning, at the break of day, the king arose, and went in all have unto the den of the Lions.
Now as he came near unto the den, he cried with a piteous voice unto Daniel: yes the king spoke, and said to Daniel: O Daniel, you servant of the living God, is not your God, whom you always servest, able to deliver you from the lions? Daniel said unto the king: O king, God save your life for ever. My God has sent his angel, which has shut the lions mouths, so that they might not hurt me. For why? mine unguiltiness is found out before him. And as for you, O king, I never offended you.
Then was the king exceeding glad, and commanded to take Daniel out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, For he put his trust in his God. And as for those men which had accused Daniel, the king commanded to bring them, and to cast them in the Lions den: them, their children, and their wives. So the Lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones asunder, or ever they came at the ground.
After this, wrote king Darius unto all people kindreds and tongues, that dwelt in all the land: peace be multiplied with you. My commandment is, in all my dominion and kingdom, that men fear and stand in awe of Daniels God.
For he is the living God, which abides ever: his kingdom shall not fail and his power is everlasting. It is he that delivers and saves: he does wonders and marvelous works, in heaven and in earth: he has preserved Daniel from the power of the Lions. This Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius and Cirus of Persia.
The Seventh Chapter
In the first year of Balthazar king of Babylon, saw Daniel a dream, and a vision was in his head upon his bed. Which dream he wrote, and the sum of the matter is this: Daniel spoke and said: I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the sea, and four great beasts came up from the sea, one unlike another.
The first was as a lion, and yet had he Aegles (eagle) wings. I saw, that his wings were plucked from him, and he taken away from the earth: that he stood upon his feet as a man, and that there was given him a mans heart.
Behold, the second beast was like a bear, and stood upon the one side. Among his teeth in his mouth he had three great long teeth, and it was said unto him: Arise, eat up, much flesh. Then I looked, and behold, there was another like unto a leopard: this had wings as a fowl, even four upon the back. This beast had four heads, and there was power given him. After this I saw in a vision by night, and behold, the fourth beast was grim and horrible, and marvelous strong. It had great iron teeth, it devoured and destroyed, and stamped the residue under his feet. It was far unlike the other beasts that were before it: for it had ten horns, whereof I took good heed.
And behold, there came up among them, another like horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked away. Behold, this horn had eyes like a man, and a mouth speaking presumptuous things. I looked till the seats were prepared, and till the old aged sat him down. His clothing was white as snow, and the hairs of his head like the pure wool. His throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as the burning fire. There drew forth a fiery stream, and went out from him. A thousand times a thousand served him. Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him. The judgment was set, and the books opened. Then took I heed there unto, because of the voice of the proud words, which the horn spoke. I beheld, till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given over to be burnt in the fire.
As for the power of the other beasts also, it was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a time and season. I saw in vision by night, and behold, there came one in the clouds of heaven like the son of a man, which went unto the old aged, before whom they brought him: Then gave he him power and dignity regal, that all people, tribes, and tongues should serve him: His power is an everlasting power, which shall never be put down: and his kingdom endures uncorrupt. My heart was vexed, and I Daniel had a troubled spirit within me, and the visions of my head made me afraid: till I got me to one of them that stood by, to know the truth, concerning all these things. So he told me, and made me understand the interpretation of these things.
These four great beasts, are four kings which shall arise out of the earth. These shall take in the kingdom of the saints of the most highest, and possess it still more and more for a long season. After this I required diligently to know the truth, concerning the fourth beast, which was so far unlike the other beasts, and so horrible: whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass: which wounded and destroyed, and stamped the residue with his feet. I devised also to know the truth, as touching the ten horns that he had upon his head, and this other that came up afterward, before whos face there fell down three: which horn had eyes and a mouth that spoke presumptuous things, and looked with a grimmer visage than his fellows. I beheld, and the same horn made battle against the saints, yes and got victory of them till the time that the old aged came, that the judgement was given to the cheifest saints: and till the time, that the saints had the kingdom in possession. He gave me this answer: That forth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon the earth: it shall be more than all other kingdoms, it shall devour, tread down, and destroy all other lands.
The ten horns, are ten kings that shall arise out of the kingdom, after whom there shall stand up another, which shall be greater than the first. He shall subdue three kings, and shall speak words against the highest of all: he shall destroy the saints of the most highest, and think, that he may change times and laws. They shall be given under his power, until a time, two times, and a half a time.
But the judgement shall be kept, so that his power shall be taken from him, for he shall be destroyed, and perish at the last. As for the kingdom, power and all might that is under heaven: it shall be given to the holy people of the most highest, whose kingdom is everlasting, yes all powers shall serve and obey him. Thus far extend the words. Nevertheless, I Daniel was so vexed in my thoughts, that my countenance changed, but the words I kept still in my heart.
The Eighth Chapter
In the third year of the reign of king Balthazar, there appeared unto me Daniel, after that I had seen the first. I saw in a vision, and when I saw it, I was at Susis in the chief city, which lays in the land of Elam, and in the vision me thought I was by the river of Ulai.
Then I looked up, and saw, and behold, there stood before the river, a ram, which had horns: and these horns were high, but one was higher then another, and the highest came up last. I saw that this ram pushed with his horns, against the west, against the north and against the south: so that no beasts might stand before him, nor defend them from his power: but he did as him listed, and waxed greatly. I took heed unto this, and then came there an he goat from the west over the whole earth, and touched not the ground.
This goat had a marvelous goodly horn between his eyes, and came unto the ram, that had the two horns (whom I had seen before by the river) and ran fiercely upon him with his might. I saw him draw near unto the ram, being very fierce upon him: yes he gave him such a stroke, that he break his two horns: Neither had the ram so much strength as to stand before him: but he cast him down, trod him under his feet: and no man was able to deliver the ram out of his power.
The goat waxed exceedingly great, and when he was at the strongest, his great horn was broken also. Then grew there other such like instead, toward the four winds of heaven. Yes out of one of the least of these horns, there came up yet another horn, which waxed marvelous great: toward the south, toward the east, and toward the fair pleasant land. It grew up to the host of heaven, whereof it did cast some down to the ground, and of the stars also, and trod them under feet.
Yes it grew up unto the prince of the host, from whom the daily offering was taken, and the place of his Sanctuary casten down. And a certain season was given unto it , against the daily offering (because of wickedness) that it might cast down the *verity to the ground, and so to prosper in all things, that is went about.
*verity=The quality or condition of being true, factual, or real; such as a statement, principle, or belief, that is true, especially an enduring truth.
Upon this I heard one of the saints speaking, which saint said unto one that asked this question: How long shall this vision of the daily sacrifice and of the wasting abomination endure: that the Sanctuary and the power shall so be trodden under foot? And he answered him: Unto the evening and the morning, even two thousand and three hundred days: then shall the Sanctuary be cleansed again.
Now when I Daniel had seen this vision, and sought for the understanding of it: behold, there stood before me a thing like unto a man. And I heard a mans voice in the river of Ulai, which cried, and said: O Gabriel, make this man understand the vision. So he came, and stood by me. But I was afraid at his coming, and fell down upon my face.
Then said he unto me: O you son of man, mark well, for in the last time shall this vision be fulfilled. Now as he was speaking unto me, I waxed faint, so that I sunk down into the ground. But he took hold upon me, and set me up again, saying: Behold I will show you, what shall happen in the last wrath: for in the time appointed it shall be fulfilled.
The ram which you saw with the two horns, is the king of the Medes and Perses: but the goat is the king of Greek land: the great horn that stood between his eyes, that is the principle king. But where as it brake, and four other rose up in stead: it signifies, that out of this people shall stand up four kingdoms, but not so mighty as it.
After these kingdoms (while ungodliness is growing) there shall arise a king of an unshamefast face, which shall be wise in dark speakings.
He shall be mighty and strong, but not in his own strength. He shall destroy above measure, and all that he goes above shall prosper: he shall slay the strong and holy people. And through his craftiness, falsehood shall prosper in his hand, his heart shall be proud, and many one shall be put to death in his wealthiness: He shall stand up against the Prince of Princes, but he shall be destroyed without hand. And this vision that is showed unto you, is as sure as the evening and morning. Therefore write you upon this sight, for it will be long or it come to pass.
Upon this was I Daniel very faint, so that I lay sick certain days: but when I rose up, I went about the kings business, and marveled at the vision, nevertheless no man knew of it.
The Ninth Chapter
In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, which was of the seed of the Medes, and was made king over the realm of the Caldees: yes even in the first year of his reign, I Daniel desired to know the yearly number out of the books, whereof the Lord sake unto Jeremy the Prophet: that Jerusalem should lay waste seventy years: and I turned unto God the Lord, for to pray and make mine intercession, with fasting, sack cloth and ashes, I prayed before the Lord my God, and knowledged, saying:
O' Lord, you great and dreadful God, you that keep the covenant and mercy with them, that love you, and do your commandments: We have sinned, we have offended, we have been disobedient and gone back: yes we have departed from all your precepts and judgments.
We would never follow your servants the Prophets, that spoke in your name to our kings and our princes, to forefathers, and to all the people of the land. O' Lord, righteousness belongs unto you, unto us pertains nothing but open shame: as it is come to pass this day unto every man of Judah, and to them that dwell at Jerusalem: Yes unto all Israel, whether they be so far or nye: throughout all lands: wherein you have strewn them, because of the offenses that they had done against you.
Yes O' Lord, unto us, our kings and our princes, to forefathers: even to us all, that have offended you, belongs open shame. But unto you O' Lord our God, pertains mercy and forgiveness. As for us, we are gone back from him, and have not obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws, which he layed before us by his servants the Prophets: Yes all Israel have transgressed, and gone back from your law, so that they have not harkened unto your voice.
Wherefore the curse and oath, that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God (against whom we have offended) is poured upon us. And he has performed his words, which he spoke against us, and against our judges that judged us: to bring upon us such a great plague, as never was under heaven, like as it is now come to pass in Jerusalem. Yes all this plague, as it is written in the law of Moses, is come upon us. Yet made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we might turn again from our wickedness, and to be learned in your *verite (truth). Therefore has the Lord made hast, to bring this plague upon us: for the Lord our God is righteous, in all his works which he does: for why? we would not hearken unto his voice.
And now, O' Lord our God, you that with a mighty hand have brought your people out of Egypt, to get yourself a name, which remains this day: we have sinned, O' Lord, and done wickedly against all your righteousness: Yet let your wrothful displeasure be turned away (I beseech you) from your city Jerusalem, your holy hill. And why? for our sins sake, and for the wickedness of our fathers is Jerusalem and your people abhorred, of all them that are about us. Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of your servant, and his intercession. *O let not your face shine over your Sanctuary, that lies waste. note: this let NOT your face shine over your Sanctuary RN
O my God, incline your ear, and hearken (at the least for your own sake) open your eyes: behold, how we be desolated, yes and the city also, which is called after your name: for we do not cast our prayers before you in our own righteousnesses, no, but only in your great mercies. O' Lord, hear: O forgive Lord, O' Lord consider, tarry not over long: but for your own sake do it. O my God: for your city and your people are called after your name.
As I was yet speaking at my prayers, knowledging mine own sins, and the sins of my people, making so my intercession before the Lord my God, for the holy hills sake of my God: Yes while I was yet speaking in my prayer, behold, the man Gabriel, (whom I had seen before in the vision) came flying to me, and touched me about the offering time in the evening. He informed me, and spoke unto me: O Daniel said he, I am now come to make you understand it: For as soon as you began to make your prayer, it was so devised, and therefore am I come to show you. And why? For you are a man greatly beloved.
Wherefore, ponder the matter well, that you may learn, to understand the vision. *Seventy weeks are determined over your people and over the holy city: that the wickedness may be consumed, that the sin may have an end, that the offense may be reconciled, and to bring in ever lasting righteousness, to fulfill the visions and the Prophets, and to anoint the most holy one. Understand this then, and mark it well: that from the time it shall be concluded, to go and repair Jerusalem again, unto the Christ (or the anointed) prince: there shall be seven weeks. Then shall the streets and walls be built again sixty two weeks, but with hard troublous time. After these sixty two weeks, shall Christ be slain, and they shall have no pleasure in him, Then shall there come a people with the Prince, and destroy the city and the Sanctuary: and his end shall come as the water flood. But the desolation shall continue till the end of the battle.*A week here is taken to be seven years as in Leviticus 25 pp3 Wherefore seventy weeks are four hundred and ninety years MN
He shall make a strong bond with many, for the space of a week: and when the week is half gone, he shall put down the slain and meat offering. And in the temple there shall be an abominable desolation, till it have destroyed all. And it is concluded, that this wasting shall continue unto the end.
The Tenth Chapter
In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, there was showed unto Daniel (otherwise called Balthasar) a matter, yes a true matter, but it is yet along time unto it. He understood the matter well, and perceived what the vision was. At the same time, I Daniel mourned for the space of three weeks, so that I had no lust to eat bread: as for flesh and wine there came none within my mouth: No, I did not once anoint myself, till the whole three weeks were out.
Upon the twenty fourth day of the first month, I was by the great flood called Tigris: I lift up mine eyes, and looked: and behold, a man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Araby: His body was like the Chrisolite stone, his face (to look upon) was like lightning, his eyes as the flame of fire, his arms and feet were like fair glittering metal, but the voice of his words was like the voice of a multitude.
I Daniel alone saw this vision, the men that were with me, saw it not: but a great fearfulness fell upon them, so that they fled away, and hid themselves. I was left there myself alone, and saw this great vision, so long till there remained no more strength within me: yes I lost my color clean, I wasted away, and my strength was gone. Yet heard I the voice of his words: and as soon as I heard it, faintness came upon me, and I fell down flat to the ground upon my face. And behold an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands, saying unto me: O Daniel, you well beloved man: take good heed of the words, that I shall say unto you, and stand right up, for unto you am I now sent.
And when he had said these words, I stood up trembling. Then said he unto me: fear not, Daniel: for why since the first day that you set your heart to understand, and did chasten yourself before your God: your words have been heard. And I had come unto you, when you began to speak had not the prince over the kingdom of the Perses withstand me twenty one days. But lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, him have I left by the king of Persia, and am come to show you, what shall happen unto your people in the latter days: For it will be long yet or the vision be fulfilled.
Now when he had spoken these words unto me, I cast down my head to the ground and held my tongue. Behold, there touched my lips one very like unto a man. Then opened I my mouth, and said unto him, that stood before me: O my Lord, my joints are loosed in the vision, and there is no more strength within me: Now may my Lords servant then talk with my Lord? seeing there is no strength in me, so that I can not take my breath? Upon this there touched me again, one much like a man, and comforted me, saying: O you man so well beloved, fear not: be content, take a good heart unto you, and be strong. So when he had spoken unto me, I recovered, and said: Speak on my Lord, for you have refreshed me. Then said he: know you wherefore I am come unto you? now will I go again to fight with the prince of Perses: As soon as I go forth, lo, the prince of Greklande (Greek land) shall come. Nevertheless, I will show you the thing, that is fast noted in the scripture of truth. And as for all yonder matters, there is none that helps me in them, but Michael your prince.
The Eleventh Chapter
And in the first year of Darius of Medea, I stood by him, to comfort and to strengthen him, and now I will show you the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia, but the fourth shall be far richer than they all. And when he is in the chiefest power of his riches, he provoke every man against the realm of Greekland. Then there shall arise a mighty king, that shall rule with great dominion, and do what him list. And as soon as his kingdom comes up, it shall be destroyed, and divided toward the four winds of heaven. They that come after him, shall not have such power and dominion as he: but his kingdom shall be scattered, yes even among other than those. And the king of the south shall be mightier, then his other princes. Against him there shall one make himself strong, and shall rule his dominion with great power.
But after certain years they shall be joined together, and the kings daughter of the south shall come to the king of the North, for to make friendship, but she shall not obtain the power of that arm, neither shall she be able to endure through her, yes and he that begat her, and comforted her for his time, shall be delivered up. Out of the branches of her root, there shall stand one up in his stead: which with power of armies shall go through the kings land of the north, and handle him according to his strength. As for their Idols and princes, with their costly Jewels of gold and silver, he shall carry them away captives into Egypt, and he shall prevail against the king of the north certain years. And when he is come into the kings realm of the south, he shall be faine to turn again in to his own land. Wherefore his sons shall be displeased, and shall gather together a mighty great host of people: and one of them shall come, and go through like a water flowed: then shall he return, and go forth with defying and boasting into his own land.
Then the king of the south shall be angry, and shall come forth to fight with the king of the north: yes he shall bring a great multitude of people together, and a great heap shall be given into his hand. these he shall carry away with great pride, for so much as he has cast down so many thousands, nevertheless he shall not prevail. For the king of the north shall gather (of the new) a greater heap of people than before, and come forth (after a certain time of years) with a mighty host and exceeding great good.
At the same time there shall many stand up against the king of the south, so that the wicked children of your people also shall exalt themselves (to fulfill the vision) and then fall. So the king of the north shall come to lay siege, and to take the strong fenced cities: And the power of them of the south shall not be able to abide him, and the best men of the people shall not be so strong, as to resist him. Shortly, when he comes, he shall handle him as he list, and no man shall be so hardy as to stand against him. He shall stand in the pleasant country, which through him shall be destroyed. He shall set his face with all his power to obtain his kingdom, and to be like it. Yes that shall he do, and give him unto the daughters among women, to destroy him. But he shall fail, neither shall he obtain his purpose. After this shall he set his face unto the Isles, and take many of them. A prince shall stop him, to do him a shame, beside the confusion that else shall come upon him. Thus shall he turn again to his own land, stumble, and fall, and be no more found: so that he that came upon him and did him violence, shall stand in his place, and have a pleasant kingdom: and after few days he shall be destroyed, and that neither in wrath, nor in battle. In his stead there shall arise a vile person, not holden worthy of a kings dignity: this shall come in craftily, and obtain the kingdom with fair words: he shall fight against the armies of the mighty (and destroy them) yes and against the prince of the covenant. So after that he has take truce with him, he shall handle deceitfully: that he may get up, and overcome him with a small flock: and so with craftiness to get him to the fattest place of the land, and to deal otherwise, then either his fathers or grandfathers did. For he shall destroy the thing, that they had robbed and spoiled, yes all of their substance: imagining thoughts against the strong holds, and that for a time. His power and heat shall be stirred up with a great army against the king of the south: where through the king of the south shall be moved then unto battle, with a great mighty host also. Nevertheless, he shall not be able to stand, for they shall conspire against him. Yes they that eat of his meat, shall hurt him: so that his host shall fall, and many be slain down.
These two kings shall be minded to do mischief, and talk of deceit at one table: but they shall not prosper: for why? the end shall not come yet, unto the time appointed. Then shall he go home again into his own land with great good, and set his heart against the holy covenant, he shall be busy against it, and then return home. At the time appointed he shall come again, and go toward the south: So shall it happen otherwise then at the first, yet once again. And why? the ships of Cithum shall come upon him, that he may be smitten and turn again: that he may take indignation against the covenant of holiness, to meddle against it. Yes he shall turn him, and draw such unto him, as leave the holy covenant.
He shall set mighty men to unhallow the Sanctuary of strength, and to put down the daily offering, and to set up the abominable desolation. And such as break the covenant shall he flatter with fair words. But the people that will know their God, shall have the overhand and prosper. Those also that have understanding among the people shall inform the multitude: and for a long season, they shall be persecuted with sword, with fire, with captivity and with the taking away of their goods. Now when they fall, they shall be set up with a little help: but many shall cleave unto them *fainedly. *fainedly= obligated / ready willing pleased happy RN
Yes some of those which have understanding shall be persecuted also: that they may be tried, purified, and cleansed, till the time be out: for there is yet another time appointed. The king shall do what him list, he shall exalt and magnify himself against all, that is God. Yes he shall speak marvelous things against the God of all gods, wherein he shall prosper, so long till the wrath be fulfilled, for the conclusion is devised already. He shall not regard the God of his fathers, but his lust shall be upon women: Yes he shall not care for any God, for he shall magnify himself above all. In his place shall he worship the mighty Idols: and the God whom his fathers knew not, shall he honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant jewels.
This shall he do, seeking help and sucure (security) at the mighty Idols and strange Gods. Such as receive him, and take him for God, he shall give them great worship and power: yes and make them lords of the multitude, and give them the land with rewards. In the latter time shall the king of the south strive with him: and the king of the north in like manner shall come against him with chariots, horsemen and a great navy of ships. He shall come into the lands, destroy and go through: he shall enter also in to the fair pleasant land. Many cities and countries shall decay, except Edom, Moab and the best of the children of Ammon, which shall escape from his hand. He shall stretch forth his hands upon the countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape him. For through his going in, he shall have dominion over the treasures of silver and gold, and over all the precious jewels of Egypt, Lybia and Ethiopia. Nevertheless the tidings out of the East and north shall trouble him, for the which he will go forth to destroy and curse a great multitude. The tents of his palace shall be pitched between the two seas, upon the hill of the noble Sanctuary, for he shall come to the end of it, and then shall no man help him.
The Twelfth Chapter
The time will come also, that the great prince Michael, which stands on your people side, shall arise up, for there shall come a time of trouble, such as never was, since there began to be any people, unto that same time. Then shall your people be delivered, yes all those that be found written in the book. Many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake, some to everlasting life, some to perpetual shame and reproof. The wise (such as have taught other) shall glister, as the shining of heaven: and those that have instruct the multitude unto Godliness, shall be as the stars, world without end.
And you O Daniel, shut up these words, and seal the book to the last time. Many shall go about here and there, and then shall knowledge increase. So I Daniel looked, and behold, there stood other two: one upon this shore of the water, the other upon yonder side. And one of them said unto him, which was clothed in linen, and stood above upon the waters of the flood, How long shall it be to the end of these wonderous works?
Then I heard the man with the linen clothes, which stood above upon the waters of the flood: when he held up his right and left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that lives for ever: that it shall tarry for a time, two times and half a time: when the power of the holy people is clean scattered abroad, then shall this things be fulfilled.
I heard it well, but I understood it not. Then said I : O my Lord, what shall happen after that ? He answered: Go your way Daniel, for the words shall be closed up and sealed, till the last time: and many shall be purified, cleansed and tried. But the ungodly shall live wickedly, and those wicked (as many as they be) shall have no understanding. As for such as have understanding, they shall regard it. And from that time forth that the daily offering shall be put down and the abominable desolation set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days. O well is him, that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred and thirty five days. Go you your way now, till it be ended: take your rest, and bide in your lot, till the days have an end.
The end of the Prophecy of Daniel
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