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Daniel 8:26

    Daniel 8:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: why shut you up the vision; for it shall be for many days.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the vision of the evenings and mornings which hath been told is true: but shut thou up the vision; for it belongeth to many days to come .

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the vision of evenings and mornings which has been talked of is true: and keep the vision secret; for it has to do with the far-off future.

    Webster's Revision

    And the vision of the evenings and mornings which hath been told is true: but shut thou up the vision; for it belongeth to many days to come .

    World English Bible

    The vision of the evenings and mornings which has been told is true: but seal up the vision; for it belongs to many days [to come].

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the vision of the evenings and mornings which hath been told is true: but shut thou up the vision; for it belongeth to many days to come.

    Definitions for Daniel 8:26

    Wherefore - Why?; for what reason?; for what cause?

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 8:26

    He shall cause craft to prosper - They subdued as many by their diplomatic skill and political intrigues as they did by the sword.

    He shall also stand up against the Prince of princes - Against Christ, for it was by the Roman authority that he was condemned to death and crucified; and their persecutions had nearly destroyed the Christian religion; but the house was founded on a rock.

    But he shall be broken without hand - The tide was turned by the invisible hand of God; and thus heathen Rome was overcome, and converted to Christianity.

    The vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true - That mentioned in Daniel 8:14.

    For it shall be for many days - Not less than two thousand three hundred years!

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 8:26

    And the vision of the evening and the morning - That is, of the two thousand three hundred days. See Daniel 8:14, and the margin on that verse. The meaning here is, "the vision pertaining to that succession of evenings and mornings." Perhaps this appellation was given to it particularly because it pertained so much to the evening and morning sacrifice.

    Is true - Shall be certainly accomplished. This was said by the angel, giving thus to Daniel the assurance that what he had seen Daniel 8:9-14 was no illusion, but would certainly come to pass.

    Wherefore shut thou up the visions - Seal it up. Make a record of it, that it may be preserved, and that its fulfillment may be marked. See the notes at Isaiah 8:16.

    For it shall be for many days - That is, many days will elapse before it will be accomplished. Let a fair record, therefore, be made of it, and let it be sealed up, that it may be preserved to prepare the people for these events. "When" these things would come thus fearfully upon the people of Judea, they would be the better able to bear these trials, knowing the period when they would terminate.