Daniel 9

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 יהוה came to Jeremiah (Yirmeyahu) the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).

3 And I set my face unto the Lord God (Adonai Elohim), to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.

4 And I prayed unto יהוה my God (YHWH Elohai), and made my confession, and said, “O Lord (Adonai), the great and awesome God (El), 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 Your precepts and from Your judgments.

6 Neither have we hearkened unto Your servants the prophets, who spake in Your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

7 O Lord (Adonai), righteousness belongeth unto You, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah (Yehudah), and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), and unto all Yisrael, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither you have driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against You.

8 O Lord (Adonai), to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against You.

9 To the Lord our God (Adonai Eloheinu) belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against Him;

10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of יהוה our God (Elohim), to walk in His Torah, which He set before us by His servants the prophets.

11 Yea, all Yisrael have transgressed Your Torah, even by departing, that they might not obey Your voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the Torah by Moses the servant of God (Elohim), because we have sinned against Him.

12 And He hath confirmed His words, which He spake against us, and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster (raah), for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem (Yerushalayim).

13 As it is written in the Torah by Moses, all this disaster (raah) has come upon us; yet made we not our prayer before יהוה our God (Elohim), that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand Your truth.

14 Therefore hath יהוה watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us; for יהוה our God (Elohim) is righteous in all His works which He doeth; for we obeyed not His voice.

15 And now, O Lord our God (Adonai Eloheinu), who hast brought Your people forth out of the land of Egypt (Mitsrayim) with a mighty hand, and hast gotten You renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.

16 O Lord (Adonai), according to all Your righteousness, I beseech You, let Your anger and Your fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem (Yerushalayim), Your holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem (Yerushalayim) and Your people are become a reproach to all who are around us.

17 Now therefore, O our God (Elohim), hear the prayer of Your servant, and his supplications, and cause Your face to shine upon Your sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord (Adonai)’s sake.

18 O my God (Elohim), incline Your ear, and hear; open Your eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by Your name; for we do not present our supplications before You for our righteousnesses, but for Your great mercies.

19 O my Lord (Adonai), hear; O my Lord (Adonai), forgive; O my Lord (Adonai), hearken and do; defer not, for Your own sake, O my God (Elohim); for Your city and Your people are called by Your name.”

20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Yisrael, and presenting my supplication before יהוה my God (Elohim) for the holy mountain of my God (Elohim);

21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gavriel, 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 have now come forth to give you skill and understanding.

23 At the beginning of your supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to shew you; for you are greatly beloved; therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.

24 Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon your 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 (Yerushalayim) unto 46aMessiah (Mashiach) the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks (sixty-two weeks): the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah (Mashiach) 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.