Michael's Deliverance and the End Times1 At that time Michael, the great prince who stands watch over your people, will rise up. There will be a time of distress such as never has occurred from the beginning of nations until then. But at that time your people— everyone [whose name] is found written in the book— will be delivered. 2 And many who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to everlasting life, but others to shame [and] everlasting contempt. 3 Then the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, ▼
▼ Or the expanse; compare Genesis 1:6 - 8and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, shut up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will roam to and fro, and knowledge will increase.” 5 Then I, Daniel, looked and saw two others standing there, one on this bank of the river and one on the opposite bank. 6 One of them said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, “How long until the fulfillment of these wonders?” 7 And the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by Him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times, and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been shattered, all these things will be completed.” 8 I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these [things] ?” 9 “Go on your way, Daniel,” he replied, “for the words [are] closed up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 Many will be purified, made spotless, and refined, but the wicked will continue to act wickedly. None of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand. 11 And from the time the daily [sacrifice] is abolished and the abomination of desolation set up, there will be 1,290 days. 12 Blessed [is] he who waits and reaches the end of the 1,335 days. 13 But as for you, go on your way until the end. You will rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”
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