1 "At that time shall arise a Michael, the great prince who has charge of your people. And b there shall be a time of trouble, such as never has been since there was a nation till that time. But at that time your people shall be delivered, c everyone whose name shall be found written in the book. 2 And many of those who d sleep in e the dust of the earth shall e awake, f some to everlasting life, and f some to shame and everlasting contempt. 3 g And those who are wise h shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; 1 and i those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4 But you, Daniel, j shut up the words and k seal the book, until l the time of the end. m Many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall increase."
5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others stood, one on n this bank of the stream and one on that bank of the stream. 6 And someone said to o the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream, 2 p "How long shall it be till the end of these wonders?" 7 And I heard o the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the stream; q he raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven and r swore by him who lives forever that it would be for a s time, times, and half a time, and that when the shattering of t the power of t the holy people comes to an end all these things would be finished. 8 I heard, u but I did not understand. Then I said, "O my lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?" 9 He said, v "Go your way, Daniel, w for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end. 10 x Many shall purify themselves and make themselves white and be refined, but y the wicked shall act wickedly. And none of the wicked shall understand, g but those who are wise shall understand. 11 And from the time that z the regular burnt offering is taken away and a the abomination that makes desolate is set up, there shall be 1,290 days. 12 b Blessed is he who waits and arrives at the 1,335 days. 13 c But go your way till the end. d And you shall rest and shall stand in your allotted place at e the end of the days."English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.