Daniel 12:3
New International Version
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars for ever and ever.

New Living Translation
Those who are wise will shine as bright as the sky, and those who lead many to righteousness will shine like the stars forever.

English Standard Version
And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the sky above; and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Berean Study Bible
Then the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

New American Standard Bible
"Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

King James Bible
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Christian Standard Bible
Those who have insight will shine like the bright expanse of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Contemporary English Version
Everyone who has been wise will shine as bright as the sky above, and everyone who has led others to please God will shine forever like the stars.

Good News Translation
The wise leaders will shine with all the brightness of the sky. And those who have taught many people to do what is right will shine like the stars forever."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who are wise will shine like the bright expanse of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever."

International Standard Version
Those who manifest wisdom will shine like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who turn many to righteousness will shine like the stars for ever and ever.

NET Bible
But the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavenly expanse. And those bringing many to righteousness will be like the stars forever and ever.

New Heart English Bible
And those who are wise shall shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who turn many to righteousness like the stars forever and ever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Those who are wise will shine like the brightness on the horizon. Those who lead many people to righteousness will shine like the stars forever and ever.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn the many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

New American Standard 1977
“And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And those that understand shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and those that teach righteousness to the multitude as the stars in perpetual eternity.

King James 2000 Bible
And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.

American King James Version
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

American Standard Version
And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and some of the many righteous as the stars for ever and ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they that are learned shall shine as the brightness of the firmament: and they that instruct many to justice, as stars for all eternity.

Darby Bible Translation
And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the expanse; and they that turn the many to righteousness as the stars, for ever and ever.

English Revised Version
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they that are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

World English Bible
Those who are wise shall shine as the brightness of the expanse; and those who turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever.

Young's Literal Translation
And those teaching do shine as the brightness of the expanse, and those justifying the multitude as stars to the age and for ever.
Study Bible
Michael's Deliverance and the End Times
2And many who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake, some to everlasting life, but others to shame and everlasting contempt. 3Then the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever. 4But you, Daniel, shut up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will roam to and fro, and knowledge will increase.”…
Cross References
Matthew 13:43
Then the righteous will shine like the sun in the kingdom of their Father. He who has ears, let him hear.

John 5:35
John was a lamp that burned and gave light, and you were willing for a season to bask in his light.

1 Corinthians 15:42
So will it be with the resurrection of the dead: What is sown is perishable; it is raised imperishable.

Proverbs 3:35
The wise will inherit honor, but fools are held up to shame.

Proverbs 4:18
The path of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn, shining brighter and brighter until midday.

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life, and he who wins souls is wise.

Isaiah 53:11
After the anguish of His soul, He will see the light of life and be satisfied. By His knowledge My righteous Servant will justify many, and He will bear their iniquities.

Daniel 11:33
Those with insight will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by sword and flame or be captured or plundered.

Daniel 11:35
Some of the wise will fall, so that they may be refined, purified, and made spotless until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.

Daniel 12:10
Many will be purified, made spotless, and refined, but the wicked will continue to act wickedly. None of the wicked will understand, but the wise will understand.

Treasury of Scripture

And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

they that be.

Daniel 11:33,35
And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days…

Proverbs 11:30
The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he that winneth souls is wise.

Matthew 24:45
Who then is a faithful and wise servant, whom his lord hath made ruler over his household, to give them meat in due season?

wise.

Acts 13:1
Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen, which had been brought up with Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Ephesians 4:11
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

Hebrews 5:12
For when for the time ye ought to be teachers, ye have need that one teach you again which be the first principles of the oracles of God; and are become such as have need of milk, and not of strong meat.

shine.

Proverbs 4:18
But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Matthew 13:43
Then shall the righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father. Who hath ears to hear, let him hear.

Matthew 19:28
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

turn.

Jeremiah 23:22
But if they had stood in my counsel, and had caused my people to hear my words, then they should have turned them from their evil way, and from the evil of their doings.

Luke 1:16,17
And many of the children of Israel shall he turn to the Lord their God…

John 4:36
And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together.







Lexicon
Then the wise
וְהַ֨מַּשְׂכִּלִ֔ים (wə·ham·maś·ki·lîm)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

will shine
יַזְהִ֖רוּ (yaz·hi·rū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2094: To gleam, to enlighten

like the brightness
כְּזֹ֣הַר (kə·zō·har)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2096: Shining, brightness

of the heavens,
הָרָקִ֑יעַ (hā·rā·qî·a‘)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7549: An expanse, the firmament, visible arch of the sky

and those who lead many
הָֽרַבִּ֔ים (hā·rab·bîm)
Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

to righteousness,
וּמַצְדִּיקֵי֙ (ū·maṣ·dî·qê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6663: To be just or righteous

like the stars
כַּכּוֹכָבִ֖ים (kak·kō·w·ḵā·ḇîm)
Preposition-k, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3556: A star, a prince

forever
לְעוֹלָ֥ם (lə·‘ō·w·lām)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5769: Concealed, eternity, frequentatively, always

and ever.
וָעֶֽד׃ (wā·‘eḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5703: A, terminus, duration, advance, perpetuity
(3) They that be wise.--Comp. Matthew 13:43, Notes. "The wise" are the same as "those that understand" who were spoken of in Daniel 11:33, meaning those who by their own righteousness--that is, by their faithfulness to their covenant with God--had set a bright example to the others, as in Daniel 11:35. Such is the consolation held out for the support of those who shall witness the tribulation of the last days. (See Notes on Matthew 24 and the parallel passages.)

Verse 3. - And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. The rendering of the LXX. differs from this considerably, "Those who understand shall appear as the lights of heaven, and those that confirm my word as the stars of heaven for ever and ever." There seems to be a difference of reading in the first clause. Instead of yazheeroo kezohar, there seems to have been yayraro kim'ooroth. The verb used in the Massoretic text means really "admonish." The noun occurs only in Ezekiel 13:2. In the last clause, instead of הָרַבִּים (harabbeem), "many," the Septuagint has read דְּבָרֵי (deboray), "my words." It is difficult to account for the omission of the final ם unless from the likeness of מ to כ and and (see Corpus Insc. Semit.). Theodotion renders, "And they that understand shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and certain from amongst the righteous as the stars for ever and ever." The Peshitta rendering is somewhat paraphrastic, "Those that do good and are wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament, and those who conquer many shall be lights, and arise as the stars of heaven for ever and ever." The Vulgate is in close harmony with the Massoretic text. The versions are superior to our Authorized, in having "those that understand" instead of "those that be wise." Bevan regards the wise here as the "teachers." There seems, however, no reason for such a restriction. The reading of the Septuagint in the opening clause of the second member of the sentence is inferior, as confirming or justifying the words of Daniel or of God is a simpler idea than that of turning many to righteousness. Further, there is a difficulty of fixing who is referred to by the prenominal suffix "my." Professor Fuller refers to Isaiah 51:11 for a parallel use of the hiphil of צָדַק; but there, as elsewhere, it means, not "turn to righteousness," but "justify," that is, "declare righteous." Yet the connection between the two ideas is close, and the forensic idea can have no place here. Matthew 13:43 represents a similar reward to the righteous. 12:1-4. Michael signifies, Who is like God, and his name, with the title of the great Prince, points out the Divine Saviour. Christ stood for the children of our people in their stead as a sacrifice, bore the curse for them, to bear it from them. He stands for them in pleading for them at the throne of grace. And after the destruction of antichrist, the Lord Jesus shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and He shall appear for the complete redemption of all his people. When God works deliverance from persecution for them, it is as life from the dead. When his gospel is preached, many who sleep in the dust, both Jews and Gentiles, shall be awakened by it out of their heathenism of Judaism. And in the end the multitude that sleep in the dust shall awake; many shall arise to life, and many to shame. There is glory reserved for all the saints in the future state, for all that are wise, wise for their souls and eternity. Those who turn many to righteousness, who turn sinners from the errors of their ways, and help to save their souls from death, Jas 5:20, will share in the glory of those they have helped to heaven, which will add to their own glory.
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