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."
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.
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].
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.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He shall cause craft to prosper - They subdued as many by their diplomatic skill and political intrigues as they did by the sword.
He shall also stand up against the Prince of princes - Against Christ, for it was by the Roman authority that he was condemned to death and crucified; and their persecutions had nearly destroyed the Christian religion; but the house was founded on a rock.
But he shall be broken without hand - The tide was turned by the invisible hand of God; and thus heathen Rome was overcome, and converted to Christianity.
The vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true - That mentioned in Daniel 8:14.
For it shall be for many days - Not less than two thousand three hundred years!
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the vision of.
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2,387 years since Daniel had this vision; and the utter desolation of the sanctuary had continued
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2,300 years is not far distant.
LibraryAbram's Horror of Great Darkness.
"And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him." If we consider the sketch, given us in scripture, of the life of this patriarch, we shall find that few have had equal manifestations of the divine favor. But the light did not at all times shine on him. He had his dark hours while dwelling in this strange land. Here we find an horror of great darkness to have fallen upon him. The language used to describe his state, on this occasion, …
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The Great Controversy
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."
Then he told me, "Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near.
"Son of man, the Israelites are saying, 'The vision he sees is for many years from now, and he prophesies about the distant future.'
In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a revelation was given to Daniel (who was called Belteshazzar). Its message was true and it concerned a great war. The understanding of the message came to him in a vision.
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."
"Now then, I tell you the truth: Three more kings will arise in Persia, and then a fourth, who will be far richer than all the others. When he has gained power by his wealth, he will stir up everyone against the kingdom of Greece.
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."
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