Daniel 12:10

“Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Many shalbe purified, and made white and tried: but the wicked shall doe wickedly: and none of the wicked shall vnderstand, but the wise shall vnderstand.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but they that are wise shall understand.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Till a number are tested and make themselves clean; and the evil-doers will do evil; for not one of the evil-doers will have knowledge; but all will be made clear to those who are wise.
- Basic English Bible

Many shall be purified, and be made white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
- Darby Bible

Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
- Webster's Bible

Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but those who are wise shall understand.
- World English Bible

Purify themselves, yea, make themselves white, yea, refined are many: and the wicked have done wickedly, and none of the wicked understand, and those acting wisely do understand;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Many shall purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but they that are wise shall understand.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 12:10


12:10 And tried - The afflictions of the church are to prepare them, by taking away their filth, for the bridegroom, as gold and silver are tried and refined.


Discussion for Daniel 12

  • A disciple
    Nathaniel Foster; where do you find Daniel having 14 chapters? I've seen in the German Martin Luther Bible that Malachi has 3 chapters instead of 4; but nothing was omitted. You may want to check to see if the entire Text is still there in Daniel, or if there's anything changed. The divisions of chapters and verses were not part of the Original Text anyway; but were added later for easy reference.
  • Nathaniel Foster
    I am so confused as to why Daniel stopped at Chapter 12 in the King James Version and in a sense I know that there are 14 chapters of Daniel. What happen to the last 2 chapters and why are they not included in the KJV Bible. You know for a fact too that there are more than 12 Chapters in the Old Testament Book of Daniel.....please help me with this and explain. send me an email explanation.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Praise the Lord my God amen. These are the latter days in the Kingdom of God { Acts through Jude} of the spiritual restoration of His promise of the latter rain in this final outpouring of the Holy Spirit of His chosen elect beloved Judah Holy Zion to come and enter into our Glorious and Blessed Lords sheepfold both Jew and Gentile united in one Christ YESHUA. The latter greater than the first.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    THESE ARE THE LATTER DAYS OF THE GREATER THAN JOHN THE TO COME IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD THE TEMPLE MADE WITHOUT HANDS FOR OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR CHRIST YESHUA IS TRULY GLORFIED SEATED AT OUR HEAVENLY ABBA DAD AND GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH'S RIGHT HAND FOR THE DAY OF PENTECOST THE HOLY SPIRIT SPEAKING IN TONGUES HAD BEEN FULFILLED AMEN. SHALOM BELOVED JUDAH HOLY ZION TO COME AMEN. RESTORATION.
  • Scott Bennett
    Dear Jessica,
    I think passage 12:4 may have to do with the seals opened by the Lamb in the Book of Revelation beginning w/chapter 6. Within the last two weeks or so, when I was reading Daniel, this came to me. The first four seals opened by the Lamb [unleash] the 4 horses of the Apocalypse; the first seal releases the white horse. The white horse is mentioned again in Rev: 19, v11 (v.14
  • A disciple
    Jessica; "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end:" if you keep reading carefully the whole thing, you will see the context. Jesus said that, to those who are without, it is not given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven; because they are willfully blind and deaf to God's Spirit, and their hearts they have hardened that they will not believe.

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