Daniel 12:3

“And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightnesse of the firmament, and they that turne many to righteousnesse, as the starres for euer and euer.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And those who are wise will be shining like the light of the outstretched sky; and those by whom numbers have been turned to righteousness will be like the stars for ever and ever.
- Basic English Bible

And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the expanse; and they that turn the many to righteousness as the stars, for ever and ever.
- Darby Bible

And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
- Webster's Bible

Those who are wise shall shine as the brightness of the expanse; and those who turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.
- World English Bible

And those teaching do shine as the brightness of the expanse, and those justifying the multitude as stars to the age and for ever.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn the many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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