Daniel 9:22

“And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he informed mee, and talked with mee, and said; O Daniel, I am now come foorth to giue thee skill and vnderstanding.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

He gave {me} instruction and talked with me and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he instructed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee wisdom and understanding.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And teaching me and talking to me he said, O Daniel, I have come now to give you wisdom.
- Basic English Bible

And he informed [me], and talked with me, and said, Daniel, I am now come forth to make thee skilful of understanding.
- Darby Bible

And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
- Webster's Bible

He instructed me, and talked with me, and said, Daniel, I am now come forth to give you wisdom and understanding.
- World English Bible

And he giveth understanding, and speaketh with me, and saith, `O Daniel, now I have come forth to cause thee to consider understanding wisely;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he made me to understand, and talked with me, and said: 'O Daniel, I am now come forth to make thee skilful of understanding.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Daniel 9

  • A disciple
    verse 27 - I think it is foolishness and irresponsible as a servant of the Lord to try to make up methods and formulas for deciphering things that are declared sealed by God. What things ARE revealed to us, are the things we should occupy ourselves in; for they are the things which we must give account for when the Master returns. As we grow in grace and are able to bear it, He will show us more.
  • A disciple
    (Cont.) Yet there are multitudes of immature and misguided, who know nothing nor seem to have any clue to seek for, the kind of character that God WOULD INDEED RESPECT, in order to find knowledge. Daniel was confessing and repenting, and acknowledging the truth about himself and of all God's people; NOT seeking to be anything great! THEN did the LORD send to give him understanding of all things!
  • A disciple
    While Daniel was speaking, confessing his sins and the sins of Israel; while he was confessing the righteousness of God and praying for His mercy and forgiveness; while Daniel was mortified and in a horror of grief because his people for all that they had suffered of punishment for their sins, still did not repent nor seek God at all! That's when the Angel was sent to give him understanding!
  • A disciple
    False prophets seek their own glory, and have not heard the Lord's voice at all; but speak out of the worthless imagination of their own hearts. Should we then be afraid of them or their words? I suppose not! Everyone who has tried to say they know something which the Lord Himself said "It is not given for you to know!" is a liar seeking only for men to worship HIMSELF, and works against the LORD!
  • BSP
    Verse 2 shows how deep of a student Daniel was of God's written Word. We should strive to imitate his example.
  • Ann Hering
    Israel's 4 Great Jubilee Redemption Cycles of 490 years are:
    (i) Birth of Abram to the Exodus
    (ii) The Exodus to the Dedication of Solomon’s Temple.
    (iii) The Dedication of Solomon’s Temple to the Decree to Restore Jerusalem by Artaxerxes (Ezra 7)
    (iv) Decree to Restore Jerusalem to the Death and Resurrection of Christ. (This is Daniel's 70 weeks.)

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