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saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long is this vision of the daily sacrifice, and is this apostacy of desolation to give both sanctuary and host to be trodden under foot ? * And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary

be cleansed. 15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel,

had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning,

then, behold, there stood before me as the ap16 pearance of a man. And I heard a man's voice

between the banks of Ulai, which called, and

said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the 17 vision. So he came near where I stood; and

when he came I was afraid and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man;

for at the time of the end shall be the vision. 18 Now, as he was speaking with me, I was in a

deep sleep on my face toward the ground; but 19 he touched me, and set me upright. And he

said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be

in the last end of the indignation : for at the time 20 appointed the end shall be. The ram which

thou sawest having two horns are the kings of

* He does not ask “ how long is this vision of the ram and hegoat,” but “how long is this vision of the daily sacrifice ?” which is not answered in a direct manner, till Gabriel comes to give Daniel skill and understanding. The answer to this question is but yet included in the answer to the other part of the question, “ and how long is this apostacy of desolation to give both sanctuary and host to be trodden under foot ?" The whole period, it is answerėd, is to last 2300 years.

21 Media and Persia. And the rough goat is the

king of Grecia : and the great horn that is be22 tween his

eyes is the first king. Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four king

doms shall stand up out of the nation, but not 23 in his power. And in the latter time of their

kingdom, when the transgressors are come to

the full, a king of fierce countenance, and under24 standing dark sentences, shall stand up. And his

power shall be mighty, but not by his own power : and he shall destroy wonderfully, and

shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the 25 mighty and the holy people. And through his

policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in peace shall destroy many : he shall also

stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall 26 be broken without hand. And the vision of the

evening and the morning which was told is true : wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall

be for many days. 27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain

days : afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision,

but none understood it. IX. 1.-In the first year of Darius, the son of

Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was 2 made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; 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 Jeremiah the prophet,

that he would accomplish seventy years in the 3 desolations of Jerusalem. And I set my face

unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and sup

plications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and 4 ashes: and I prayed unto 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 5 him, and to them that keep his commandments;

we have sinned and have committed iniquity,

and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, 6 even by departing from thy precepts, and

from thy judgments : neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and

our fathers, and to all the people of the land. 7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee; but

unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither

thou hast driven them, because of their trespass 8 that they have trespassed against thee. O Lord,

to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings,

to our princes, and to our fathers, because we 9 have sinned against thee. To the Lord our God

belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have 10 rebelled against him: 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 11 prophets. Yea, 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 12 sinned against him. And he hath confirmed his

words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us

a great evil : for under the whole heaven hath not 13 been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem. As

it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us : yet made we not our prayer before the

Lord our God, that we might turn from our in14 iquities, and understand thy truth. 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 obeyed not 15 his voice. And now, O Lord our God, that hast

brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee

renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have 16 done wickedly. O Lord, according to all thy

righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine 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 are become a reproach to all that are 17 about us. Now, therefore, O our God, hear the

prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and

cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that 18 is desolate, for the Lord's sake. O my God,

incline thine ear, and hear; open thine 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 righteous19 ness, but for thy great mercies. O Lord, hear;

O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken, and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for

thy city and thy people are called by thy name. 20 And whiles 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; 21 yea, whiles 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 22 me about the time of the evening oblation. And he informed me, and talked with me, and said,

O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee 23 skill and understanding. At the beginning of

thy supplications sentence was passed, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and

consider the vision. 24 Seventy weeks are decided upon thy people

and upon thy holy city* to finish the apostacy,

* He does not say that seventy weeks are decided upon thy people and upon thy holy city to make an end of them, but to make

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