New International Version
Then he told me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near.
King James Bible
And he saith unto me, Seal not the sayings of the prophecy of this book: for the time is at hand.
Darby Bible Translation
And he says to me, Seal not the words of the prophecy of this book. The time is near.
World English Bible
He said to me, "Don't seal up the words of the prophecy of this book, for the time is at hand.
Young's Literal Translation
And he saith to me, 'Thou mayest not seal the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is nigh;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Seal not the sayings - Do not lay them up for future generations; they concern the present times; they must shortly come to pass, for the time is at hand. See above, Revelation 22:6. What concerned the Jews was certainly at hand.
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Nay, further than this, this is not only Christ's cry to you; but if you be a believer, this is your cry to Christ--"Come! come!" You will be longing for his second advent; you will be saying, "Come quickly, even so come Lord Jesus." And you will be always panting for nearer and closer communion with him. As his voice to you is "Come," even so will be your prayer to him, "Come, Lord, and abide in my house. Come, and consecrate me more fully to thy service; come, and without a rival reign; come, occupy …
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"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."
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."
And do this, understanding the present time: The hour has already come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed.
The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.
which said: "Write on a scroll what you see and send it to the seven churches: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia and Laodicea."
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."
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