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Daniel 12:9

    Daniel 12:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he said, Go thy way, Daniel; for the words are shut up and sealed till the time of the end.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said, Go on your way, Daniel: for the words are secret and shut up till the time of the end;

    Webster's Revision

    And he said, Go thy way, Daniel; for the words are shut up and sealed till the time of the end.

    World English Bible

    He said, Go your way, Daniel; for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are shut up and sealed till the time of the end.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 12:9

    The words are closed up - The prophecy shall not be understood, but in its accomplishment; and then the depth of the wisdom and providence of God will be clearly seen in these matters. See on Daniel 4 (note). We must wait "till the time of the end;" and this, it appears from the following calculations, will not arrive before the Twentieth Century. We here see the reason why these prophecies are at present so imperfectly understood. God has sealed them.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 12:9

    And he said, Go thy way, Daniel - That is, make no further inquiries. All has been disclosed that is to be. At the close of his communication Daniel 12:4, he had told Daniel to shut up, and seal the book, for his revelations were ended. He here repeats substantially the same thing, and he assures him that no more could be imparted on the subject.

    For the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end - He had finished his communication, and had directed Daniel to close up the record which he made of it, and to affix a seal to the volume, Daniel 12:4. He regarded the whole, therefore, as closed and sealed, until the "end" should come. The events themselves would unfold the meaning of the prediction more fully, and would confirm its truth by their exact correspondence with it. Yet, though the revelation was closed, and all that the angel had designed to say had been said, he does, in the subsequent verses, throw out some suggestions as to the time, or as to some important events which were to mark the termination of the wonders referred to. They are bare hints, however, the meaning of which was to be reserved until the time when the predictions would be accomplished, and they are not of such a nature that they can be supposed to have furnished any additional light to Daniel, or to have done anything to relieve the perplexity of his mind in the case.