Daniel 8:26
New International Version
"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."

New Living Translation
"This vision about the 2,300 evenings and mornings is true. But none of these things will happen for a long time, so keep this vision a secret."

English Standard Version
The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been told is true, but seal up the vision, for it refers to many days from now.”

Berean Study Bible
The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been spoken is true. Now you must seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future.”

New American Standard Bible
"The vision of the evenings and mornings Which has been told is true; But keep the vision secret, For it pertains to many days in the future."

King James Bible
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.

Christian Standard Bible
The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been told is true. Now you are to seal up the vision because it refers to many days in the future."

Contemporary English Version
This vision about the evenings and mornings is true, but these things won't happen for a long time, so don't tell it to others.

Good News Translation
This vision about the evening and morning sacrifices which has been explained to you will come true. But keep it secret now, because it will be a long time before it does come true."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been told is true. Now you must seal up the vision because it refers to many days in the future."

International Standard Version
The vision about the twilights and dawnings that has been related is trustworthy, but keep its vision secret, because it pertains to the distant future.'

NET Bible
The vision of the evenings and mornings that was told to you is correct. But you should seal up the vision, for it refers to a time many days from now."

New Heart English Bible
The vision of the evenings and mornings which has been told is true; but seal up the vision because it refers to many days from now."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The vision about the evenings and mornings that was explained to you is true. Seal the vision, because it is about things that will happen in the distant future."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the vision of the evenings and mornings which hath been told is true; but thou, shut thou up the vision; for it belongeth to many days to come.'

New American Standard 1977
“And the vision of the evenings and mornings Which has been told is true; But keep the vision secret, For it pertains to many days in the future.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true; therefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.

King James 2000 Bible
And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: therefore shut up the vision; for it shall be many days hence.

American King James Version
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
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 .

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the vision of the evening and the morning, which was told, is true: thou therefore seal up the vision, because it shall come to pass after many days.

Darby Bible Translation
And the vision of the evening and the morning which hath been told is true; but close thou up the vision, for it is for many days [to come].

English Revised Version
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.

Webster's Bible Translation
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.

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].

Young's Literal Translation
And the appearance of the evening and of the morning, that is told, is true; and thou, hide thou the vision, for it is after many days.'
Study Bible
Gabriel Interprets Daniel's Vision
25Through his craft and by his hand, he will cause deceit to prosper, and in his own mind he will make himself great. In a time of peace he will destroy many, and he will even stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be broken off, but not by human hands. 26The vision of the evenings and the mornings that has been spoken is true. Now you must seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future.” 27I, Daniel, was exhausted and lay ill for days. Then I got up and went about the king’s business. I was devastated by the vision; it was beyond understanding.…
Cross References
Revelation 10:4
When the seven thunders had spoken, I was about to put it in writing. But I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down."

Revelation 22:10
Then he told me, "Do not seal up the words of prophecy in this book, because the time is near.

Ezekiel 12:27
"Son of man, take note that the house of Israel is saying, 'The vision that he sees is for many years from now; he prophesies about the distant future.'

Daniel 10:1
In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a message was revealed to Daniel, who was called Belteshazzar. The message was true, and it concerned a great conflict. And the understanding of the message was given to him in a vision.

Daniel 10:14
Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision concerns those days."

Daniel 11:2
Now then, I will tell you the truth: Three more kings will arise in Persia, and then a fourth, who will be far richer than the others. By the power of his wealth, he will stir up everyone against the kingdom of Greece.

Daniel 12:4
But 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."

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 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.

the vision of.

Daniel 8:11-15 Yes, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by …

Daniel 10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed to …

wherefore.

Daniel 12:4,9 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to …

Ezekiel 12:27 Son of man, behold, they of the house of Israel say, The vision that …

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

Revelation 22:10 And he said to me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: …

for. It is now

Daniel 10:1,14 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed to …

Isaiah 24:22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in …

Hosea 3:3,4 And I said to her, You shall abide for me many days; you shall not …







Lexicon
The vision
וּמַרְאֵ֨ה (ū·mar·’êh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4758: Sight, appearance, vision

of the evenings
הָעֶ֧רֶב (hā·‘e·reḇ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6153: Evening

and the mornings
וְהַבֹּ֛קֶר (wə·hab·bō·qer)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1242: Dawn, morning

that
אֲשֶׁ֥ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

has been spoken
נֶאֱמַ֖ר (ne·’ĕ·mar)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

is true.
אֱמֶ֣ת (’ĕ·meṯ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 571: Stability, certainty, truth, trustworthiness

Now you
וְאַתָּה֙ (wə·’at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

must seal up
סְתֹ֣ם (sə·ṯōm)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5640: To stop up, to repair, to keep secret

the vision,
הֶֽחָז֔וֹן (he·ḥā·zō·wn)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2377: A sight, a dream, revelation, oracle

for
כִּ֖י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

it concerns the distant
רַבִּֽים׃ (rab·bîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

future.”
לְיָמִ֥ים (lə·yā·mîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day
(26) The concluding words of the angel are intended to comfort the Jewish Church in the days of her persecution. They teach her that God has foreseen her affliction, that it comes from Him in His love, and that it shall last only for a short while. This promise accounts for the firmness which was exhibited by the saints of the Maccabees, which entitles their faith to a place in the same list of faithful men which contains the names of Abel, Abraham, and Moses (Hebrews 11:34-38).

Shut thou up.--The revelation is to be kept safe, because the time of fulfilment is far off, and then the comforting words will be needed. Comp. Revelation 22:10, where the opposite counsel is given, "seal it not, for the time of fulfilment is near."

Verse 26. - 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. The rendering of the LXX. here is, "The vision of the evening and morning was found true, and the vision has been secured for many days." אֲשַׁר נֶאֶמֲר (asher ne'emar) has been read נמצא על, although it is difficult to see the genesis of such a reading from the Massoretic , or vice versa. The LXX. rendering of סתם ought to be observed - not "shut up," in the sense of being "sealed," but "defended from interference by being secured as with a hedge." Theodotion and the Peshitta agree with the Massoretic text, but have חתם, construct of סתם. The vision of the evening and the morning refers to ver. 14. The phrase used. here differs by the insertion of the definite article: but this merely intimates a reference. This statement does not mean that the period indicated by the two thousand three hundred evenings and mornings would end with the death of Antiochus. Certainly, his death occurred in the year following the cleansing of the temple (1 Macc. 6:16). If the writer reckons the beginning of the year according to the Macedonian Calendar, almost a year must have elapsed between the temple-cleansing and the death of Antiochus; but it is the cleansing that is the terminus ad quem, not the death of Antiochus. The pollution of the temple was the event that, of all others, would be trying to the faith and patience of Jewish believers; therefore attention is directed to this. As the beginning of this season of trial is the point to which the whole history of the Greek Empire travels, so the termination of this desecration is the end contemplated. Shut thou up the vision. Certainly the verb satham means sometimes "to hide;" and it is also certain that it is a characteristic of apocalyptic literature to contain, in the text, elaborate directions fur hiding the vision; e.g. the Apocalypse of Moses. It has been argued that this is a preparation for the publication of Daniel in the age of the Maccabees, so long after the date at which it purports to be written. But there is no description of how the book is to be hidden, as in the Assumption of Moses. Moreover, the translators of the LXX. did not understand satham as "hide." If it had been hidden, and had been discovered, he would have known and translated accordingly. Then when we turn to the next verse, we find that Daniel himself did not understand the command as meaning that he was to keep the vision secret from his contemporaries; so far from that being the case, one at' his reasons for distress is that no one understood the vision. The vision shall be far many days. That is to say, that a long interval divided the time when the revelation was made from the time of its fulfilment (Ezekiel 12:27); the vision he sees is for many days to come. Before the beginning of the history revealed to Daniel, certainly not many years intervened; but between the days of Belshazzar and those of Antiochus was an interval of approximately four centuries. The Persian Empire rose and fell, and the Macedonian Empire rose and was approaching its fall. At the end of the period, the light of the vision fell most clearly. It was not necessary that Daniel should know the events portrayed to foretell them truly, any more than it was needful that the Second Isaiah should know the exact historical events portrayed so clearly in his fifty-third chapter. Daniel could not fail to know of Persia, and it even did not require more than a knowledge of the past, and ordinary powers of political forecast, to see that Cyrus might, and probably would, found a world-empire. He knew of the Greeks: there were Greeks in the army of Nebuchadnezzar. Moreover, we learn from Herodotus (1:77) that Nabu-nahid Labynetus had made an alliance with Croesus, in order to check the advance of Cyrus. We know from Herodotus (1:26, 27) that Croesus subdued all the Greek cities in Asia Minor. To Daniel, who possibly had favoured this alliance with the Western monarch, the King of Javan would mean, not Alexander the Great, as it means to us, but Croesus. But his hopes that Babylon will be delivered by the help of Croesus are shown to be groundless, by the intimation that it will be "for many days." The intimation that he had made to Belshazzar, of the interpretation of the inscription on the palace wall, did not necessarily, in his mind, militate against the hope that repentance might lead to respite. Daniel may have made use of political expedients to help in the result he wished. 8:15-27 The eternal Son of God stood before the prophet in the appearance of a man, and directed the angel Gabriel to explain the vision. Daniel's fainting and astonishment at the prospect of evils he saw coming on his people and the church, confirm the opinion that long-continued calamities were foretold. The vision being ended, a charge was given to Daniel to keep it private for the present. He kept it to himself, and went on to do the duty of his place. As long as we live in this world we must have something to do in it; and even those whom God has most honoured, must not think themselves above their business. Nor must the pleasure of communion with God take us from the duties of our callings, but we must in them abide with God. All who are intrusted with public business must discharge their trust uprightly; and, amidst all doubts and discouragements, they may, if true believers, look forward to a happy issue. Thus should we endeavour to compose our minds for attending to the duties to which each is appointed, in the church and in the world.
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