King James VersionDaniel9


1 In the first year of Dar­ius the son of Aha­suerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; 2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel un­der­stood by books the num­ber of the years, where­of the word of the LORD came to Jeremi­ah the prophet, that he would ac­com­plish sev­en­ty years in the des­o­la­tions of Jerusalem. 3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and sup­pli­ca­tions, with fast­ing, and sack­cloth, and ash­es: 4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my con­fes­sion, and said, O Lord, the great and dread­ful God, keep­ing the covenant and mer­cy to them that love him, and to them that keep his com­mand­ments; 5 We have sinned, and have com­mit­ted in­iq­ui­ty, and have done wicked­ly, and have re­belled, even by de­part­ing from thy pre­cepts and from thy judg­ments: 6 Nei­ther have we hear­kened unto thy ser­vants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fa­thers, and to all the peo­ple of the land. 7 O Lord, righ­teous­ness belongeth unto thee, but unto us con­fu­sion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Ju­dah, and to the in­hab­i­tants of Jerusalem, and unto all Is­rael, that are near, and that are far off, through all the coun­tries whith­er thou hast driv­en them, be­cause of their tres­pass that they have tres­passed against thee. 8 O Lord, to us belongeth con­fu­sion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fa­thers, be­cause we have sinned against thee. 9 To the Lord our God belong mer­cies and for­give­ness­es, though we have re­belled against him; 10 Nei­ther have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set be­fore us by his ser­vants the prophets. 11 Yea, all Is­rael have trans­gressed thy law, even by de­part­ing, that they might not obey thy voice; there­fore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is writ­ten in the law of Moses the ser­vant of God, be­cause we have sinned against him. 12 And he hath con­firmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bring­ing upon us a great evil: for un­der the whole heav­en hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem. 13 As it is writ­ten in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer be­fore the LORD our God, that we might turn from our in­iq­ui­ties, and un­der­stand thy truth. 14 There­fore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righ­teous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice. 15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy peo­ple forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast got­ten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wicked­ly. 16 O Lord, ac­cord­ing to all thy righ­teous­ness, I be­seech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy moun­tain: be­cause for our sins, and for the in­iq­ui­ties of our fa­thers, Jerusalem and thy peo­ple are become a re­proach to all that are about us. 17 Now there­fore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy ser­vant, and his sup­pli­ca­tions, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanc­tu­ary that is des­o­late, for the Lord's sake. 18 O my God, in­cline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and be­hold our des­o­la­tions, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not pre­sent our sup­pli­ca­tions be­fore thee for our righ­teous­ness­es, but for thy great mer­cies. 19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, for­give; O Lord, hear­ken and do; de­fer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy peo­ple are called by thy name. 20 And whiles I was speak­ing, and pray­ing, and con­fess­ing my sin and the sin of my peo­ple Is­rael, and pre­sent­ing my sup­pli­ca­tion be­fore the LORD my God for the holy moun­tain of my God; 21 Yea, whiles I was speak­ing in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vi­sion at the be­gin­ning, be­ing caused to fly swift­ly, touched me about the time of the evening obla­tion. 22 And he in­formed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and un­der­stand­ing. 23 At the be­gin­ning of thy sup­pli­ca­tions the com­mand­ment came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art great­ly beloved: there­fore un­der­stand the mat­ter, and con­sid­er the vi­sion. 24 Sev­en­ty weeks are de­ter­mined upon thy peo­ple and upon thy holy city, to fin­ish the trans­gres­sion, and to make an end of sins, and to make rec­on­cil­i­a­tion for in­iq­ui­ty, and to bring in ev­er­last­ing righ­teous­ness, and to seal up the vi­sion and prophe­cy, and to anoint the most Holy. 25 Know there­fore and un­der­stand, that from the go­ing forth of the com­mand­ment to re­store and to build Jerusalem unto the Mes­si­ah the Prince shall be sev­en weeks, and three­score and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in trou­blous times. 26 And af­ter three­score and two weeks shall Mes­si­ah be cut off, but not for him­self: and the peo­ple of the prince that shall come shall de­stroy the city and the sanc­tu­ary; and the end there­of shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war des­o­la­tions are de­ter­mined. 27 And he shall con­firm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sac­ri­fice and the obla­tion to cease, and for the over­spread­ing of abom­i­na­tions he shall make it des­o­late, even un­til the con­sum­ma­tion, and that de­ter­mined shall be poured upon the des­o­late.