New International Version
He replied, "Go your way, Daniel, because the words are rolled up and sealed until the time of the end.
King James Bible
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Darby Bible Translation
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel; for these words are closed 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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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The words are closed up - The prophecy shall not be understood, but in its accomplishment; and then the depth of the wisdom and providence of God will be clearly seen in these matters. See on Daniel 4 (note). We must wait "till the time of the end;" and this, it appears from the following calculations, will not arrive before the Twentieth Century. We here see the reason why these prophecies are at present so imperfectly understood. God has sealed them.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryApril 5. "Many Shall be Purified and Made White and Tried" (Dan. xii. 10).
"Many shall be purified and made white and tried" (Dan. xii. 10). This is the promise for the Lord's coming. It is more than purity. It is to be made white, lustrous, or bright. To be purified is to have the sin burned out; to be made white is to have the glory of the Lord burned in. The one is cleansing, the other is illumination and glorification. The Lord has both for us, but in order for us to have both, we must be put into the fire to be tried, and to be led into difficult and peculiar places …
Rev. A. B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth
A Great Religious Awakening
In the Lions' Den
Watching the Horizon
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."
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."
"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."
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."
"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.
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."
I heard, but I did not understand. So I asked, "My lord, what will the outcome of all this be?"
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