Daniel 12

1“˻The man in the vision said,˼ 'Daniel, at that time, the great prince ˻(angel)˼ Michael will stand up. Michael is in charge of your people, the Jews. There will be a time of much trouble, the worst time since nations have been on earth. But Daniel, at that time, every one of your people whose name is found written in the book ˻of life˼ will be saved. 2Many of the people that are dead and buried will wake up. Some of them will wake up to have life forever. But some will wake up to have shame and disgrace forever. 3The wise people will shine as bright as the sky. The wise people that taught others to live right will shine like stars forever and ever. 4“'But you, Daniel, keep this message a secret. You must close the book. You must keep this secret until the time of the end. Many people will go here and there looking for true knowledge. And the true knowledge will increase.’ 5“Then I, Daniel, looked and I saw two other people. One person was standing on my side of the river. And the other person was standing on the other side of the river. 6The man who was dressed in linen was standing over the water in the river. One of the two people said to him, 'How long will it be before these amazing things come true?’ 7“The man dressed in linen and standing over the water lifted his right and left hands toward heaven. And I heard him make a promise using the name of God who lives forever. He said, 'It will be for three and one-half years. The power of the holy people will be broken, and then all these things will finally come true.’ 8“I heard the answer, but I really didn’t understand. So I asked, 'Sir, what will happen after all these things come true?’ 9“He answered, 'Go on about your life Daniel. The message is hidden. It will be a secret until the time of the end. 10Many people will be made pure—they will make themselves clean. But evil people will continue to be evil. And those wicked people will not understand these things. But the wise people will understand these things. 11“'The daily sacrifice will be stopped. There will be 1,290 days from that time until the time that the terrible thing that destroys is set up. 12The person that waits for, and comes to, the end of the 1,335 days will be very happy. 13“'As for you Daniel, go and live your life till the end. You will get your rest. At the end, you will rise ˻from death˼ to get your share.’”

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