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

New Living Translation
I heard what he said, but I did not understand what he meant. So I asked, "How will all this finally end, my lord?"

English Standard Version
I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, “O my lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?”

Berean Study Bible
I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?”

New American Standard Bible
As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, "My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?"

King James Bible
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

Christian Standard Bible
I heard but did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?"

Contemporary English Version
I heard what the angel said, but I didn't understand. So I asked, "Sir, how will it all end?" The angel in my vision then replied:

Good News Translation
I heard what he said, but I did not understand it. So I asked, "But, sir, how will it all end?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I heard but did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?"

International Standard Version
"I heard, but I didn't understand. So I asked, 'Sir, what happens next?'

NET Bible
I heard, but I did not understand. So I said, "Sir, what will happen after these things?"

New Heart English Bible
And I heard, but I did not understand. Then I said, "My lord, what shall be the outcome of these things?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I heard him, but I did not understand. So I asked him, "Sir, how will these things end?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And I heard, but I understood not; then said I: 'O my Lord, what shall be the latter end of these things?'

New American Standard 1977
As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And I heard, but I did not understand; then I said, O my Lord, what is the fulfillment of these things?

King James 2000 Bible
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

American King James Version
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

American Standard Version
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my lord, what shall be the issue of these things?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And I heard, but I understood not: and I said, O Lord, what will be the end of these things?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And I heard, and understood not. And I said: O my lord, what shall be after these things?

Darby Bible Translation
And I heard, but I understood not. And I said, My lord, what shall be the end of these things?

English Revised Version
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my lord, what shall be the issue of these things?

Webster's Bible Translation
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

World English Bible
I heard, but I didn't understand: then I said, my lord, what shall be the issue of these things?

Young's Literal Translation
And I have heard, and I do not understand, and I say, 'O my lord, what is the latter end of these?'
Study Bible
Michael's Deliverance and the End Times
7And the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by Him who lives forever, saying, “It will be for a time, times, and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been shattered, all these things will be completed.” 8I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?” 9“Go on your way, Daniel,” he replied, “for the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.…
Cross References
Daniel 8:13
Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, "How long until the fulfillment of the vision of the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, and the surrender of the sanctuary and of the host to be trampled?"

Daniel 12:6
One of them said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long until the fulfillment of these wonders?"

Daniel 12:7
And the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, raised his right hand and his left hand toward heaven, and I heard him swear by Him who lives forever, saying, "It will be for a time, times, and half a time. When the power of the holy people has been shattered, all these things will be completed."

Daniel 12:9
"Go on your way, Daniel," he replied, "for the words are closed up and sealed until the time of the end.

Treasury of Scripture

And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?

but.

Luke 18:34
And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

John 12:16
These things understood not his disciples at the first: but when Jesus was glorified, then remembered they that these things were written of him, and that they had done these things unto him.

Acts 1:7
And he said unto them, It is not for you to know the times or the seasons, which the Father hath put in his own power.

what.

Daniel 12:6
And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

Daniel 10:14
Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.







Lexicon
I
וַאֲנִ֥י (wa·’ă·nî)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 589: I

heard,
שָׁמַ֖עְתִּי (šā·ma‘·tî)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 8085: To hear intelligently

but I did not
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

understand.
אָבִ֑ין (’ā·ḇîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

So I asked,
וָאֹ֣מְרָ֔ה (wā·’ō·mə·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“My lord,
אֲדֹנִ֕י (’ă·ḏō·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 113: Sovereign, controller

what
מָ֥ה (māh)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

will be the outcome
אַחֲרִ֖ית (’a·ḥă·rîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 319: The last, end, the future, posterity

of these [things]?”
אֵֽלֶּה׃ (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those
(8) I understood not.--He did not understand the answer given in Daniel 12:7. The question did not seem to have had any reply. It had been asked how long the end should continue, and the answer had been only the obscure words, "time, times, and an half."

What shall be the end?--Daniel refers to the "wonderful things" mentioned in Daniel 12:6, and using a different word for "end," asks which of these wonders is to be the last--i.e., which of them is to come immediately before the end of all things.

Verse 8. - And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? The Septuagint rendering differs in a somewhat singular way from the above, "And I heard and understood not, especially about this time; and I said, Lord, what is the solution of this word, and what are those parables?" These variations seem due to glosses and paraphrase. Theodotion is in complete agreement with the Massoretic text. The Peshitta differs only by inserting "Daniel." The Vulgate renders the last clause, Quid erit post haec? "What will be after these things?" Daniel understood the words, but by hypothesis he did not understand the meaning of them. This exhibits the relation of the prophet always to the revelations given - his faculty of understanding was totally independent of the receptive faculty by which he received the revelation. If we assume this as representing a fact, then all arguments which are grounded on the meanings which the prophet himself might see in his words are beside the question. Since he does not understand, he appeals to the angelic messenger, who had declared so much. 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.
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