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Daniel 9 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Daniel's Prayer for His People

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:1 - In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of Median descent, who was made king over the kingdom of the Chaldeans
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:2 - in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, observed in the books the number of the years which was revealed as the word of the LORD to Jeremiah the prophet for the completion of the desolations of Jerusalem, namely, seventy years.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:3 - So I [fn]gave my attention to the Lord God to seek Him by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sackcloth and ashes.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:4 - I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed and said, “Alas, O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant and lovingkindness for those who love Him and keep His commandments,
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:5 - we have sinned, committed iniquity, acted wickedly and rebelled, even turning aside from Your commandments and ordinances.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:6 - “Moreover, we have not listened to Your servants the prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings, our princes, our fathers and all the people of the land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:7 - “Righteousness belongs to You, O Lord, but to us [fn]open shame, as it is this day—to the men of Judah, the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, those who are nearby and those who are far away in all the countries to which You have driven them, because of their unfaithful deeds which they have committed against You.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:8 - [fn]Open shame belongs to us, O LORD, to our kings, our princes and our fathers, because we have sinned against You.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:9 - “To the Lord our God belong compassion and forgiveness, [fn]for we have rebelled against Him;
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:10 - nor have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in His [fn]teachings which He set before us through His servants the prophets.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:11 - “Indeed all Israel has transgressed Your law and turned aside, not obeying Your voice; so the curse has been poured out on us, along with the oath which is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, for we have sinned against Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:12 - “Thus He has confirmed His words which He had spoken against us and against our [fn]rulers who ruled us, to bring on us great calamity; for under the whole heaven there has not been done anything like what was done to Jerusalem.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:13 - “As it is written in the law of Moses, all this calamity has come on us; yet we have not [fn]sought the favor of the LORD our God by turning from our iniquity and [fn]giving attention to Your truth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:14 - “Therefore the LORD has [fn]kept the calamity in store and brought it on us; for the LORD our God is righteous with respect to all His deeds which He has done, but we have not obeyed His voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:15 - “And now, O Lord our God, who have brought Your people out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand and have made a name for Yourself, as it is this day—we have sinned, we have been wicked.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:16 - “O Lord, in accordance with all Your [fn]righteous acts, let now Your anger and Your wrath turn away from Your city Jerusalem, Your holy mountain; for because of our sins and the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Your people have become a reproach to all those around us.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:17 - “So now, our God, listen to the prayer of Your servant and to his supplications, and for [fn]Your sake, O Lord, let Your face shine on Your desolate sanctuary.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:18 - “O my God, incline Your ear and hear! Open Your eyes and see our desolations and the city which is called by Your name; for we are not [fn]presenting our supplications before You on account of [fn]any merits of our own, but on account of Your great compassion.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:19 - “O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, listen and take action! For Your own sake, O my God, do not delay, because Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”

Gabriel Brings an Answer

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:20 - Now while I was speaking and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and [fn]presenting my supplication before the LORD my God in behalf of the holy mountain of my God,
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:21 - while I was still speaking in prayer, then the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision [fn]previously, [fn]came to me [fn]in my extreme weariness about the time of the evening offering.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:22 - He gave me instruction and talked with me and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:23 - “At the beginning of your supplications the [fn]command was issued, and I have come to tell you, for you are [fn]highly esteemed; so give heed to the message and gain understanding of the vision.

Seventy Weeks and the Messiah

Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:24 - “Seventy [fn]weeks have been decreed for your people and your holy city, to [fn]finish the transgression, to [fn]make an end of sin, to make atonement for iniquity, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and [fn]prophecy and to anoint the most holy place.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:25 - “So you are to know and discern that from the issuing of a [fn]decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until [fn]Messiah the Prince there will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks; it will be built again, with [fn]plaza and moat, even in times of distress.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:26 - “Then after the sixty-two weeks the [fn]Messiah will be cut off and have [fn]nothing, and the people of the prince who is to come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. And [fn]its end will come with a flood; even to the end [fn]there will be war; desolations are determined.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 9:27 - “And he will make a firm covenant with the many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and grain offering; and on the wing of [fn]abominations will come one who [fn]makes desolate, even until a complete destruction, one that is decreed, is poured out on the one who [fn]makes desolate.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: set my face
Literally: the shame of face
Literally: The shame of face
Or, though
Or, laws
Literally: judges who judged us
Literally: softened the face of
Or, having insight into
Literally: watched over the evil
Literally: righteousnesses
Literally: the sake of the Lord
Literally: causing to fall
Literally: our righteousnesses
Literally: causing to fall
Literally: at the beginning
Literally: was reaching; or touching
Literally: wearied with weariness
Literally: word went out
Literally: desirable; or precious
Or, units of seven, and so throughout the chapter
Or, restrain
Another reading is seal up sins
Literally: prophet
Literally: word
Or, an anointed one
Or, streets
Or, anointed one
Or, no one
Or, his
Or, war will be decreed for desolations
Or, detestable things
Or, causes horror

New American Standard Bible 1995
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