The Seventy Weeks

Daniel 9

24 i "Seventy weeks 1 are decreed about your people and j your holy city, to finish k the transgression, to put an end to sin, l and to atone for iniquity, m to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal both vision and prophet, and n to anoint a most holy place. 2 25 o Know therefore and understand that p from the going out of the word to restore and q build Jerusalem to the coming of an r anointed one, a s prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again with squares and moat, t but in a troubled time. 26 And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall u be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come v shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. w Its 3 end shall come with a flood, x and to the end there shall be war. y Desolations are decreed. 27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, 4 and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. z And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until a the decreed end is poured out on the desolator."

  1. Cross References
    Ezekiel 4:6
    And when you have completed these, you shall lie down a second time, but on your right side, and bear the punishment of the house of Judah. Forty days I assign you, a day for each year.
  2. Cross References
    Nehemiah 11:1
    Now the leaders of the people lived in Jerusalem. And the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to live in Jerusalem the holy city, while nine out of ten remained in the other towns.
  3. Cross References
    Daniel 8:13
    Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the one who spoke, "For how long is the vision concerning the regular burnt offering, the transgression that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and host to be trampled underfoot?
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 78:38
    Yet he, being compassionate, atoned for their iniquity and did not destroy them; he restrained his anger often and did not stir up all his wrath.
    Hebrews 2:17
    Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect, so that he might become a merciful and faithful high priest in the service of God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people.
    Jeremiah 31:34
    And no longer shall each one teach his neighbor and each his brother, saying, 'Know the Lord,' for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest, declares the Lord. For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
  5. Cross References
    Romans 3:25 - 26
    Whom God put forward as a propitiation by his blood, to be received by faith. This was to show God's righteousness, because in his divine forbearance he had passed over former sins.
    Jeremiah 23:5 - 6
    Behold, the days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, and he shall reign as king and deal wisely, and shall execute justice and righteousness in the land.
  6. Cross References
    Psalms 45:7
    You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Therefore God, your God, has anointed you with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.
    Isaiah 61:1
    The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor; he has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
    Acts 4:26 - 27
    The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers were gathered together, against the Lord and against his Anointed' -
  7. Cross References
    Daniel 9:23
    At the beginning of your pleas for mercy a word went out, and I have come to tell it to you, for you are greatly loved. Therefore consider the word and understand the vision.
  8. Cross References
    2 Chronicles 36:23
    "Thus says Cyrus king of Persia, 'The Lord, the God of heaven, has given me all the kingdoms of the earth, and he has charged me to build him a house at Jerusalem, which is in Judah. Whoever is among you of all his people, may the Lord his God be with him. Let him go up.'"
    Ezra 1:3
    Whoever is among you of all his people, may his God be with him, and let him go up to Jerusalem, which is in Judah, and rebuild the house of the Lord, the God of Israel - he is the God who is in Jerusalem.
    Ezra 4:24
    Then the work on the house of God that is in Jerusalem stopped, and it ceased until the second year of the reign of Darius king of Persia.
    Ezra 6:15
    And this house was finished on the third day of the month of Adar, in the sixth year of the reign of Darius the king.
    Nehemiah 6:15
    So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty-two days.
  9. Cross References
    Psalms 51:18
    Do good to Zion in your good pleasure; build up the walls of Jerusalem.
  10. Cross References
    John 1:41
    He first found his own brother Simon and said to him, "We have found the Messiah" (which means Christ).
  11. Cross References
    Isaiah 55:4
    Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples.
  12. Cross References
    Nehemiah 4:7 - 8
    But when Sanballat and Tobiah and the Arabs and the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the repairing of the walls of Jerusalem was going forward and that the breaches were beginning to be closed, they were very angry.
    Nehemiah 4:16 - 18
    From that day on, half of my servants worked on construction, and half held the spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail. And the leaders stood behind the whole house of Judah.
  13. Cross References
    Isaiah 53:8
    By oppression and judgment he was taken away; and as for his generation, who considered that he was cut off out of the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people?
    Mark 9:12
    And he said to them, "Elijah does come first to restore all things. And how is it written of the Son of Man that he should suffer many things and be treated with contempt?
    Luke 24:26
    Was it not necessary that the Christ should suffer these things and enter into his glory?
  14. Cross References
    Matthew 24:2
    But he answered them, "You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.
    Mark 13:2
    And Jesus said to him, "Do you see these great buildings? There will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.
    Luke 19:43 - 44
    For the days will come upon you, when your enemies will set up a barricade around you and surround you and hem you in on every side
  15. Cross References
    Nahum 1:8
    But with an overflowing flood he will make a complete end of the adversaries, and will pursue his enemies into darkness.
    Daniel 11:10
    His sons shall wage war and assemble a multitude of great forces, which shall keep coming and overflow and pass through, and again shall carry the war as far as his fortress.
    Daniel 11:22
    Armies shall be utterly swept away before him and broken, even the prince of the covenant.
    Daniel 11:26
    Even those who eat his food shall break him. His army shall be swept away, and many shall fall down slain.
    Daniel 11:40
    At the time of the end, the king of the south shall attack him, but the king of the north shall rush upon him like a whirlwind, with chariots and horsemen, and with many ships. And he shall come into countries and shall overflow and pass through.
  16. Cross References
    Matthew 24:6
    And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet.
    Matthew 24:14
    And this gospel of the kingdom will be proclaimed throughout the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
  17. Cross References
    Daniel 9:18
    O my God, incline your ear and hear. Open your eyes and see our desolations, and the city that is called by your name. For we do not present our pleas before you because of our righteousness, but because of your great mercy.
    Daniel 9:27
    And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week, and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.
  18. Cross References
    Matthew 24:15
    So when you see the abomination of desolation spoken of by the prophet Daniel, standing in the holy place ( let the reader understand).
    Mark 13:14
    But when you see the abomination of desolation standing where he ought not to be ( let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains.
    Luke 21:20
    But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation has come near.
  19. Cross References
    Isaiah 10:23
    For the Lord God of hosts will make a full end, as decreed, in the midst of all the earth.
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