Daniel 12:2

“And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And many of them that sleepe in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to euerlasting life, and some to shame and euerlasting contempt.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Many of those who sleep in the dust of the ground will awake, these to everlasting life, but the others to disgrace {and} everlasting contempt.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a number of those who are sleeping in the dust of the earth will come out of their sleep, some to eternal life and some to eternal shame.
- Basic English Bible

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame, to everlasting contempt.
- Darby Bible

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
- Webster's Bible

Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
- World English Bible

`And the multitude of those sleeping in the dust of the ground do awake, some to life age-during, and some to reproaches -- to abhorrence age-during.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to reproaches and everlasting abhorrence.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Daniel 12

  • 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.
  • Jessica Adams
    In regards to Daniel 12:4, what does "But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end" mean?? Im confused
  • Babinanda pauskar
    I am very happy to ready Daniel chapter 12 because Michael great prince will stand for the children of righteous people in the time of trouble.
    note:- Daniel 9, 10, 11. I need explanation i did not understand the prophecy.
  • John Blue
    Romans 12:6. And they are not all Israel who are of Israel
    Meaning only those whose name is in the Book
  • MARCiA STANDiFER
    I THINK IT is Wonderful scripture!

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