Daniel 12:9
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New International Version
He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end.

New Living Translation
But he said, "Go now, Daniel, for what I have said is kept secret and sealed until the time of the end.

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

New American Standard Bible
He said, "Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time.

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

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He said, "Go on your way, Daniel, for the words are secret and sealed until the time of the end.

International Standard Version
"He answered, 'Go on your way, Daniel, because these matters are wrapped up and sealed until the time of the end.

NET Bible
He said, "Go, Daniel. For these matters are closed and sealed until the time of the end.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He replied, "Go, Daniel. These words are to be kept secret and sealed until the end times.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel, for these words are closed up and sealed until the time of the fulfillment.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he said: Go, Daniel, because the words are shut up, and sealed until the appointed time.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel; for these words are closed and sealed till the time of the end.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, Go thy way Daniel: for the words are closed 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.

Young's Literal Translation
And he saith, 'Go, Daniel; for hidden and sealed are the things till the time of the end;
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

12:5-13 One of the angels asking how long it should be to the end of these wonders, a solemn reply is made, that it would be for a time, times, and a half, the period mentioned ch. 7:25, and in the Revelation. It signifies 1260 prophetic days or years, beginning from the time when the power of the holy people should be scattered. The imposture of Mohammed, and the papal usurpation, began about the same time; and these were a twofold attack upon the church of God. But all will end well at last. All opposing rule, principality, and power, shall be put down, and holiness and love will triumph, and be in honour, to eternity. The end, this end, shall come. What an amazing prophecy is this, of so many varied events, and extending through so many successive ages, even to the general resurrection! Daniel must comfort himself with the pleasing prospect of his own happiness in death, in judgment, and to eternity. It is good for us all to think much of going away from this world. That must be our way; but it is our comfort that we shall not go till God calls us to another world, and till he has done with us in this world; till he says, Go thou thy way, thou hast done thy work, therefore now, go thy way, and leave it to others to take thy place. It was a comfort to Daniel, and is a comfort to all the saints, that whatever their lot is in the days of their lives, they shall have a happy lot in the end of the days. And it ought to be the great care and concern of every one of us to secure this. Then we may well be content with our present lot, and welcome the will of God. Believers are happy at all times; they rest in God by faith now, and a rest is reserved for them in heaven at last.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - And he said, Go thy way, Daniel; for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end. The Septuagint omits the last clause, and completes this verse from that which succeeds, "And he said, Depart, Daniel; for the commands are veiled and sealed until many shall be tried and shall be sanctified." Theodotion renders, "Come, Daniel, because the words are fenced and sealed till the time of the end." The Peshitta and the Vulgate agree with the Massoretic. Go thy way, Daniel. This is a refusal to grant Daniel's prayer, but in the refusal no condemnation of Daniel is implied. The oracles were sealed until circumstance broke the seal. The purpose of prophecy was not to enable men to write history beforehand. It is to be a sign that, recognized in its fulfilment, may afford evidence of the Divinity of the message or person to whom it referred. Closed up and sealed. This verse gives us the real meaning of these words. Daniel's oracles were not concealed and sealed from being read, but because they were not interpreted they were not understood. For even to Daniel they are "closed up and sealed." Till the time of the end. This is omitted, as may be seen above, from the Septuagint. Although this has a satisfactory meaning, yet it seems better to connect this verse more directly with that which follows.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said, go thy way, Daniel,.... About thy business; attend to civil affairs, the affairs in which he was concerned in the king's court, and ask no more questions concerning this matter; but be content with the prophecies that have been delivered to thee, and with what knowledge thou hast of them: or he is bid to go and write in a book the several visions he had seen, and the predictions related to him; that he might read them, and meditate on them at his leisure, and transmit them to future posterity, for their use: or go the way of all flesh, prepare for death and eternity; for in the present state he was not to expect a full revelation of these things; but should rest satisfied with what he knew, and assure himself with the full performance of them, and that he should have his share of the blessed times in the Millennium, and of the ultimate glory, as in Daniel 12:13.

For the words are closed up, and sealed till the time of the end; that is, till the time comes, or draws near, that they shall be accomplished; till then they would not be clearly understood, but remain in a great measure dark and obscure, though sure and certain: it is suggested they would not always remain so; time is the best interpreter of prophecy, and, the nearer the time of the accomplishment of it is, the clearer it appears, things leading the way to it being gradually fulfilled; but clearest of all when it is accomplished; then it is no more shut and sealed, but open and manifest; See Gill on Daniel 12:4.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. Daniel's desire of knowing more is thus deferred "till the time of the end." John's Revelation in part reveals what here is veiled (see on [1112]Da 12:4; [1113]Da 8:26).

Daniel 12:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Michael's Deliverance and the End Times
8As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, "My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?" 9He said, "Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time. 10"Many will be purged, purified and refined, but the wicked will act wickedly; and none of the wicked will understand, but those who have insight will understand.…
Cross References
Revelation 10:4
And when the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write; but I heard a voice from heaven say, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said and do not write it down."

Isaiah 29:11
For you this whole vision is nothing but words sealed in a scroll. And if you give the scroll to someone who can read, and say, "Read this, please," they will answer, "I can't; it is sealed."

Daniel 8:26
"The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future."

Daniel 10:14
Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the future, for the vision concerns a time yet to come."

Daniel 11:40
"At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood.

Daniel 12:4
But you, Daniel, roll up and seal the words of the scroll until the time of the end. Many will go here and there to increase knowledge."

Daniel 12:8
I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?"
Treasury of Scripture

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

Go.

Daniel 12:13 But go you your way till the end be: for you shall rest, and stand …

closed.

Daniel 12:4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to …

Daniel 8:26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: …

Isaiah 8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.

Isaiah 29:11 And the vision of all is become to you as the words of a book that …

Revelation 10:4 And when the seven thunders had uttered their voices, I was about …

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