Daniel 12

1 »At that time Michael will stand up. He is the great prince who stands for the children of your people. There will be a time of trouble that has not happened since the beginning of nations. Then your people will be delivered, every one whos name is found written in the book.

2 »Many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

3 »Those who have wisdom insight will shine like the brightness of the firmament. They turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

4 »But you, O Daniel, keep the words secret, and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will run back and forth and knowledge will increase.«

5 Then I, Daniel, looked, and, behold, there stood two others, one on the bank of the river on this side, and the other on the bank of the river on that side.

6 One said to the man clothed in linen, which was above the waters of the river: »How long will it be to the end of these wonders?«

7 I heard the man clothed in linen, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by him that lives forever: »It will be for three and one half years; and when they have made an end of breaking in pieces the power of the holy people, all these things will be finished.«

8 I heard but I did not understand. I said: »O my lord, how will this all end?«

9 He replied: »Go your way, Daniel for the words are kept secret and sealed till the time of the end.

10 »Many will purify themselves, and make themselves white, and be refined. The wicked will do wickedly and none of the wicked will understand. Those who are wise will understand!

11 »From the time that the continual burnt offering will be taken away, and the abomination that makes desolate set up, there will be a thousand and two hundred and ninety days.

12 »Blessed is he who waits and comes to the thousand three hundred and thirty five days.

13 »Go toward the end, for you will enter into rest. Then you will rise for your determined condition in life at the end of the days.«