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1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book.

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.

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.

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.

5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.

6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.

8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

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.

11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.

12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.

13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.

Commentary for Daniel 12

The conclusion of the vision of the Scriptures of truth. (1-4) The times of the continuance of these events. (5-13)1-4. Michael signifies, "Who is like God," and his name, with the title of "the great Prince," points out the Divine Saviour. Christ stood for the children of our people in their stead as a sacrifice, bore the curse for them, to bear it from them. He stands for them in pleading for them at the throne of grace. And after the destruction of antichrist, the Lord Jesus shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and He shall appear for the complete redemption of all his people. When God works deliverance from persecution for them, it is as life from the dead. When his gospel is preached, many who sleep in the dust, both Jews and Gentiles, shall be awakened by it out of their heathenism of Judaism. And in the end the multitude that sleep in the dust shall awake; many shall arise to life, and many to shame. There is glory reserved for all the saints in the future state, for all that are wise, wise for their souls and eternity. Those who turn many to righteousness, who turn sinners from the errors of their ways, and help to save their souls from death, #Jas 5:20|, will share in the glory of those they have helped to heaven, which will add to their own glory.

5-13 One of the angels asking how long it should be to the end of these wonders, a solemn reply is made, that it would be for a time, times, and a half, the period mentioned ch. #7:25|, and in the Revelation. It signifies 1260 prophetic days or years, beginning from the time when the power of the holy people should be scattered. The imposture of Mohammed, and the papal usurpation, began about the same time; and these were a twofold attack upon the church of God. But all will end well at last. All opposing rule, principality, and power, shall be put down, and holiness and love will triumph, and be in honour, to eternity. The end, this end, shall come. What an amazing prophecy is this, of so many varied events, and extending through so many successive ages, even to the general resurrection! Daniel must comfort himself with the pleasing prospect of his own happiness in death, in judgment, and to eternity. It is good for us all to think much of going away from this world. That must be our way; but it is our comfort that we shall not go till God calls us to another world, and till he has done with us in this world; till he says, Go thou thy way, thou hast done thy work, therefore now, go thy way, and leave it to others to take thy place. It was a comfort to Daniel, and is a comfort to all the saints, that whatever their lot is in the days of their lives, they shall have a happy lot in the end of the days. And it ought to be the great care and concern of every one of us to secure this. Then we may well be content with our present lot, and welcome the will of God. Believers are happy at all times; they rest in God by faith now, and a rest is reserved for them in heaven at last.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Daniel 12

  • Bruce
    WARNING BRIDGE IS GONE 1000 FT DROP 1MILE AHEAD: Don't Worry I wil Run Out of Gas Before I Get There, Hopefully You To. If You Need to Make Sure You are Saved You're Probably Not. A Person Who is Saved Knows They are and Others Around Them.The Spirit Lives in Their Hear(2 Corinthians 5:17) End is Near(Mark 13:29, Luke 21:28) The Only Real Thing to do is Tell Others, Saved by The Blood of The Lamb
  • Bruce
    Rev. One Must be Called:(John 6:44) Ask Forgiveness(1JOHN 1:9) Then You are Washed by The Blood of The Lamb(Revelation 1:5) Then You are Baptized with The Holy Ghost(Mark 1:8) You Will be Changed, All Things are Become New(2Corinthians 5:1) One Who is Saved Will Know, Impossible Not to Know. The Spirit Will Give a Love for Church, Reading The Bible, Praying, Telling Others What Christ has Done.
  • Richard Boyd
    The prophsy of the end is not important the scriptures says him that indore to the end thous shall be saved, making shore you really are saved is the only real thing to be thinking about the end is going to come i will not be here and i do hope you are not eather
  • Rev. Richard Boyd
    the blood is applied to you in baptisim Acts 4:12 without the sheading of blood there is no remission of sin Jesus was perfect why would he need baptisim, Jesus was our example and if JESUS was baptized then it should be good enoph for us also,
  • Obbie Beal
    the day of judgement shall be ; so from the time of Daniel - 2019 the most that matter is my /your personnel SALVATION by /through the BLOOD of JESUS / Emmanuel; all mention in Daniel shall come to past whether I / we understand the who, what,when how, and if we are not called into REST by GOD, we of 2019 shall be eye-witnesses to the wrath of GOD against sin, which has started via REV; 7-seals.
  • Steve morrow
    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 forever and ever PROVERBS 10:8 the wise in heart will receive commandments but a prating fool shall fall PSALM 52:3 thou lovest evil more than good and lying rather than to speak righteousness
  • Don La blond
    This is a the time of the end when we travel over superhighways and knowledge is increased. resurrected saints will visit men of God and help them turn many to righteousness in preparation for the return of the Lord. In the last days many will be purified and made sinless fit for the Kingdom of God. But the wicked will not understand. Jesus will remove the wicked from the face of the earth. Amen
  • Bubba
    Once Christ's sacrifice was accepted by God the Father, He - Christ has been our High Priest. He has been sitting as our - man's - Intercessor. Christ has been petitioning for us to God the Father.

    "At that time" is when Christ stands up and takes on His new role as Judge and Judgement is going to begin.

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