All nations will serve him, his son, and his grandson until the time for his own land comes, and then many nations and great kings will enslave him.
and said, "I am here to tell you what will happen at the conclusion of the time of wrath, because it refers to the appointed time of the end.
Seventy weeks are decreed about your people and your holy city-- to bring the rebellion to an end, to put a stop to sin, to wipe away injustice, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy place.
Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until Messiah the Prince will be seven weeks and 62 weeks. It will be rebuilt with a plaza and a moat, but in difficult times.
After those 62 weeks the Messiah will be cut off and will have nothing. The people of the coming prince will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come with a flood, and until the end there will be war; desolations are decreed.
He will make a firm covenant with many for one week, but in the middle of the week he will put a stop to sacrifice and offering. And the abomination of desolation will be on a wing of the temple until the decreed destruction is poured out on the desolator."
In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia, a message was revealed to Daniel, who was named Belteshazzar. The message was true and was about a great conflict. He understood the message and had understanding of the vision.
Now I have come to help you understand what will happen to your people in the last days, for the vision refers to those days."
The two kings, whose hearts are bent on evil, will speak lies at the same table but to no avail, for still the end will come at the appointed time.
Some of the wise will fall so that they may be refined, purified, and cleansed until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.
He said to them, "It is not for you to know times or periods that the Father has set by His own authority.
From one man He has made every nation of men to live all over the earth and has determined their appointed times and the boundaries of where they live,
Instead, he is under guardians and stewards until the time set by his father.
And you know what currently restrains [him], so that he will be revealed in his time.
For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; but the one now restraining will do so until he is out of the way,
and then the lawless one will be revealed. The Lord Jesus will destroy him with the breath of His mouth and will bring him to nothing with the brightness of His coming.
At the end of 430 years, on that same day, all the divisions of the LORD went out from the land of Egypt.
You will arise and have compassion on Zion, for it is time to show favor to her-- the appointed time has come.
When the 70 years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation'-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- 'the land of the Chaldeans, for their guilt, and I will make it a ruin forever.
I will bring on that land all My words I have spoken against it, all that is written in this book that Jeremiah prophesied against all the nations.
For many nations and great kings will enslave them, and I will repay them according to their deeds and the work of their hands.'"
For you need endurance, so that after you have done God's will, you may receive what was promised.
While Elisha was still speaking with them, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, "This disaster is from the LORD. Why should I trust the LORD any longer?"
Wait for the LORD; be courageous and let your heart be strong. Wait for the LORD.
I wait for the LORD; I wait, and put my hope in His word.
I [wait] for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning-- more than watchmen for the morning.
Therefore the LORD is waiting to show you mercy, and is rising up to show you compassion, for the LORD is a just God. Happy are all who wait patiently for Him.
The LORD is good to those who wait for Him, to the person who seeks Him.
It is good to wait quietly for deliverance from the LORD.
But as for me, I will look to the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation. My God will hear me.
There was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon. This man was righteous and devout, looking forward to Israel's consolation, and the Holy Spirit was on him.
Therefore, brothers, be patient until the Lord's coming. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth and is patient with it until it receives the early and the late rains.
You also must be patient. Strengthen your hearts, because the Lord's coming is near.
it will surely
Will not God grant justice to His elect who cry out to Him day and night? Will He delay [to help] them?
I tell you that He will swiftly grant them justice. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He find that faith on earth?"
In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation, [pronounced] long ago, is not idle, and their destruction does not sleep.