Daniel 9:22
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New International Version
He instructed me and said to me, "Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.

New Living Translation
He explained to me, "Daniel, I have come here to give you insight and understanding.

English Standard Version
He made me understand, speaking with me and saying, “O Daniel, I have now come out to give you insight and understanding.

New American Standard Bible
He gave me instruction and talked with me and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding.

King James Bible
And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He gave me this explanation: "Daniel, I've come now to give you understanding.

International Standard Version
He gave instructions, and this is what he spoke to me: 'Daniel, I've now come to give you insight and understanding.

NET Bible
He spoke with me, instructing me as follows: "Daniel, I have now come to impart understanding to you.

New Heart English Bible
He instructed me, and talked with me, and said, "Daniel, I have now come forth to give you wisdom and understanding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He informed me, "Daniel, this time I have come to give you insight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he made me to understand, and talked with me, and said: 'O Daniel, I am now come forth to make thee skilful of understanding.

New American Standard 1977
And he gave me instruction and talked with me, and said, “O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he caused me to understand and spoke with me and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to cause thee to understand the interpretation.

King James 2000 Bible
And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give you skill and understanding.

American King James Version
And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give you skill and understanding.

American Standard Version
And he instructed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee wisdom and understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he instructed me, and spoke to me, and said: O Daniel, I am now come forth to teach thee, and that thou mightest understand.

Darby Bible Translation
And he informed [me], and talked with me, and said, Daniel, I am now come forth to make thee skilful of understanding.

English Revised Version
And he instructed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to make thee skilful of understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

World English Bible
He instructed me, and talked with me, and said, Daniel, I am now come forth to give you wisdom and understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
And he giveth understanding, and speaketh with me, and saith, 'O Daniel, now I have come forth to cause thee to consider understanding wisely;
Study Bible
Gabriel's Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks
21while I was still speaking in prayer, then the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision previously, came to me in my extreme weariness about the time of the evening offering. 22He gave me instruction and talked with me and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to give you insight with understanding. 23"At the beginning of your supplications the command was issued, and I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed; so give heed to the message and gain understanding of the vision.…
Cross References
Daniel 7:16
"I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things:

Daniel 8:16
And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of Ulai, and he called out and said, "Gabriel, give this man an understanding of the vision."

Daniel 10:14
"Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future."

Daniel 10:21
"However, I will tell you what is inscribed in the writing of truth. Yet there is no one who stands firmly with me against these forces except Michael your prince.

Amos 3:7
Surely the Lord GOD does nothing Unless He reveals His secret counsel To His servants the prophets.

Zechariah 1:9
Then I said, "My lord, what are these?" And the angel who was speaking with me said to me, "I will show you what these are."
Treasury of Scripture

And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give you skill and understanding.

he informed.

Daniel 9:24-27 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your holy city, …

Daniel 8:16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, …

Daniel 10:21 But I will show you that which is noted in the scripture of truth: …

Zechariah 1:9,14 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked …

Zechariah 6:4,5 Then I answered and said to the angel that talked with me, What are …

Revelation 4:1 After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven…

five thee skill and understanding. Heb. make thee skilful of understanding

(22) He informed me--i.e., gave me understanding (as Daniel 9:2, Daniel 8:16). The angel gave Daniel understanding in the perplexing words of Jeremiah, showing him that what affected his people was a period of seventy weeks that were yet to come, rather than seventy years which were already passed.

Verse 22. - And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding. The LXX. and Peshitta render the first clause, "And he approached and talked with me." It is difficult to understand how that reading could have arisen from the Massoretic text, or how, on the other hand, the Massoretie text could have arisen from that behind the Septuagint. The rendering of the Septuagint in the last clause is better than that in our Authorized Version, and is in accordance with our Revised, "to make thee skilful of understanding." Theodotion agrees with the Massoretic. Although Daniel was highly endowed, and although he had before him the inspired words of Jeremiah, he had need of yet higher endowments to understand the secrets of the Divine plan. He knew that if he reckoned seventy years from the time when he himself had been carried captive, then the period was drawing to a close: but the sins of the people were still there. It might be that God would restrain the fulfilment of his promise; the more so that, if the prophecy of Jeremiah were reckoned from the fall of Jerusalem, twenty years would yet have to run. Daniel is concerned about the sins of his people, knowing that, unless they were removed, renewed punishment would befall them. Ver 23. - At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I am come to show thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision. The version of the LXX. differs somewhat from this, "In the beginning of thy prayer a commandment came from the Lord, and I came to show thee, because thou art merciful, and do thou understand (διανοήθητι) the command." The other versions do not present much worthy of remark. At the beginning of thy supplications. This affords a reason why it was while Daniel "was yet speaking," that Gabriel came to him; the moment the desire was strong enough to shape itself in words, the answer was on the way. The commandment came forth. The word translated "commandment" is the very common Hebrew word, דָבָר (dabar), "a word," "a thing," "a matter," in which sense it occurs in the penultimate clause of this verse. And I am come to show thee. The angel Gabriel is the messenger sent forth to interpret to Daniel the ways of God with his people. The angel Gabriel is sent to give Daniel an explanatory oracle or word that he may be comforted concerning his people. The reason of this is, "for thou art greatly beloved." This phrase has caused considerable difference of opinion. The LXX. renders, ἐλεεινὸς; Theodotion, ἀνὴρ ἐπιθυμιῶν; the Peshitta, regee; Jerome, vir desideriorum; Hitzig's rendering is "darling" (liebling); Ewald, "dearly beloved one." Hemoodoth means "desires," "loves;" hence may either be understood subjectively or objectively; in this case, most probably the latter, "a man, the object of love." Therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision. The reader will have observed that the last clause is omitted from the LXX. There is a false succession here. Daniel is first commanded "to understand the matter," and then "to consider the vision." Another rendering of the Massoretic avoids this by neglecting the ethnach, and connecting בִין with the preceding clause, gives, "thou art greatly beloved and understanding in the matter." And he informed me, and talked with me,.... He informed him, by talking with him, of the will of God, to restore the captivity of his people, to rebuild Jerusalem and the temple, and of the coming of the Messiah: or, "he caused me to attend" (n), "and talked with me"; he excited his attention to what he had to say, and caused him to advert to his discourse, in order to understand it:

and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth; just now come from heaven, from the presence of God, and by his order:

to give thee skill and understanding; or, "to instruct thee in understanding" (o); to teach thee the knowledge and give thee the understanding of secret things, which otherwise could not be known; such as particularly the time of the coming of Christ, which the angels themselves knew not till it was revealed; and being made acquainted with it, one of them is employed to make it known to Daniel; who is the only prophet that fixes the exact time of it, and was favoured with this divine and heavenly skill of knowing it, and of being the publisher of it to others.

(n) "attendere fecit", Michaelis. (o) "ad imbuendum te intelligentia", Piscator; "ad docendum te intelligentiam", Micaelis. 22. to give thee … understanding—Da 8:16; Da 8:26 shows that the symbolical vision had not been understood. God therefore now gives "information" directly, instead of by symbol, which required interpretation.9:20-27 An answer was immediately sent to Daniel's prayer, and it is a very memorable one. We cannot now expect that God should send answers to our prayers by angels, but if we pray with fervency for that which God has promised, we may by faith take the promise as an immediate answer to the prayer; for He is faithful that has promised. Daniel had a far greater and more glorious redemption discovered to him, which God would work out for his church in the latter days. Those who would be acquainted with Christ and his grace, must be much in prayer. The evening offering was a type of the great sacrifice Christ was to offer in the evening of the world: in virtue of that sacrifice Daniel's prayer was accepted; and for the sake of that, this glorious discovery of redeeming love was made to him. We have, in verses 24-27, one of the most remarkable prophecies of Christ, of his coming and his salvation. It shows that the Jews are guilty of most obstinate unbelief, in expecting another Messiah, so long after the time expressly fixed for his coming. The seventy weeks mean a day for a year, or 490 years. About the end of this period a sacrifice would be offered, making full atonement for sin, and bringing in everlasting righteousness for the complete justification of every believer. Then the Jews, in the crucifixion of Jesus, would commit that crime by which the measure of their guilt would be filled up, and troubles would come upon their nation. All blessings bestowed on sinful man come through Christ's atoning sacrifice, who suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God. Here is our way of access to the throne of grace, and of our entrance to heaven. This seals the sum of prophecy, and confirms the covenant with many; and while we rejoice in the blessings of salvation, we should remember what they cost the Redeemer. How can those escape who neglect so great salvation!
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