Daniel 12:4

“But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

But thou, O Daniel, shut vp the wordes, and seale the booke euen to the time of the ende: many shall runne to and fro, and knowledge shall bee increased.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
- American Standard Version (1901)

But as for you, O Daniel, let the words be kept secret and the book rolled up and kept shut till the time of the end: numbers will be going out of the way and troubles will be increased.
- Basic English Bible

And thou, Daniel, close the words, and seal the book, till the time of the end. Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
- Darby Bible

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
- Webster's Bible

But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run back and forth, and knowledge shall be increased."
- World English Bible

And thou, O Daniel, hide the things, and seal the book till the time of the end, many do go to and fro, and knowledge is multiplied.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end; many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 12:4


12:4 Seal the book - The book was command to be sealed, because it would be long before the words would be fulfilled, whereas those that were shortly to be fulfilled, were forbidden to be sealed. Shall run - Shall diligently search these prophecies; and they shall know the signs of the times, and wait upon God in the way of his judgments: he means chiefly in gospel - times.


Discussion for Daniel 12:4

  • Robert Franklin odaniel for verse 4
    I really enjoy my last name spoke about in this verse. Thy lord of lords lamb of lambs king of all kings Jesus Christ is thee saver and deliver people see thee light before Christ returns. A watchman is telling thus children of thys read Ezekiel chapter 33 11 11. Luke 3 3 9. 2 Corinthians 5 1 10. Revelation 22 7 21 AMEN
  • Ramblerkat for verse 4
    What is your take on "and knowledge shall be increased "?
  • Lowell rogers for verse 4
    I agree, and also love the prophecies of the bible. Gods word is telling us beforehand what to expect.
  • Jeremiah Caddell for verse 4
    My comment is plain and simple the end is near and we can tell this not by man but clearly by observation. Egypt is running around in a frenzy trying to identify who they want to defend and run their country. And as of right now 7 states have voted to have same-sex marriages which is an abomination to the Lord our God. It says in Romans chapter number 8 verse number 12: Therefore bretheren we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh. And in Romans chapter 8:13 it says this: For if ye live after the flesh ye shall die; but if through the spirit shall you mortify the deeds of the body, ye shall live. This is saying that we can not live without Christ and if we stray to the things of this world we will surely perish. Today in the state of Kentucky 4 counties have established the fact that the 10 commandments has no reason to be hanging on the wall in a public courthouse. We are the voice of the Christian people if we are the ones who make the decision to live like our God we need to live the life. Because without it we will perish like the Rich man and our tongues will be of fire.

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