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."
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
8:26 Shut thou up - Lay it up in thy heart. For many days - Three hundred years after this; long after Daniel's days.
LibraryThe Angel of the Lord in the Pentateuch, and the Book of Joshua.
The New Testament distinguishes between the hidden God and the revealed God--the Son or Logos--who is connected with the former by oneness of nature, and who from everlasting, and even at the creation itself, filled up the immeasurable distance between the Creator and the creation;--who has been the Mediator in all God's relations to the world;--who at all times, and even before He became man in Christ, has been the light of [Pg 116] the world,--and to whom, specially, was committed the direction …
Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg—Christology of the Old Testament
The Return of the Exiles
When the seven thunders spoke, I was about to write. But I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Keep secret what the seven thunders said, and do not write it down."
Then he instructed me, "Do not seal up the prophetic words in this book, for the time is near.
"Son of man, the people of Israel are saying, 'He's talking about the distant future. His visions won't come true for a long, long time.'
In the third year of the reign of King Cyrus of Persia, Daniel (also known as Belteshazzar) had another vision. He understood that the vision concerned events certain to happen in the future--times of war and great hardship.
Now I am here to explain what will happen to your people in the future, for this vision concerns a time yet to come."
"Now then, I will reveal the truth to you. Three more Persian kings will reign, to be succeeded by a fourth, far richer than the others. He will use his wealth to stir up everyone to fight against the kingdom of Greece.
But you, Daniel, keep this prophecy a secret; seal up the book until the time of the end, when many will rush here and there, and knowledge will increase."
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