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?
Darby Bible Translation
And I heard, but I understood not. And I said, 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?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And I heard, but I understood not - He understood not the full significance of the language employed - "a time, and times, and an half." This would make it probable that there was something more intended than merely three years and a half as the period of the continuation of these troubles. Daniel saw, apparently from the manner of the angel, as well as from the terms which he used, that there was something mystical and unusual in those terms, and he says, therefore, that he could not understand their full import.
Then said I, O my Lord - A term of civil address. The language is such as would be used by an inferior when respectfully addressing one of superior rank. It is not a term that is peculiarly appropriate to God, or that implies a Divine nature, but is here given to the angel as an appellation of respect, or as denoting one of superior rank.
What shall be the end of these things? - Indicating great anxiety to know what was to be the termination of these wonders. The "end" had been often referred to in the communication of the angel, and now he had used an enigmatical expression as referring to it, and Daniel asks, with great emphasis, when the end was to be.
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"At that time shall Michael stand up, the great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, everyone that shall be found written in the book." Daniel 12:1. When the third angel's message closes, mercy no longer pleads for the guilty inhabitants of the earth. The people of God have accomplished their work. They have received "the latter …
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Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who was speaking, "How long will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, while the transgression causes horror, so as to allow both the holy place and the host to be trampled?"
And one said to the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, "How long will it be until the end of these wonders?"
I heard the man dressed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, as he raised his right hand and his left toward heaven, and swore by Him who lives forever that it would be for a time, times, and half a time; and as soon as they finish shattering the power of the holy people, all these events will be completed.
He said, "Go your way, Daniel, for these words are concealed and sealed up until the end time.
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