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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Daniel 12

 

 

Introduction
1Michael shall deliver Israel from their troubles.
5Daniel is informed of the times.

Verse 1
And 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, every one that shall be found written in the book.
at that
11:45
Michael
10:13; Jude 1:9; Revelation 12:7
the great
9:25; 10:21; Isaiah 9:7; Ezekiel 34:24; 37:24; Ephesians 1:21; Revelation 1:5; 17:14; Revelation 19:11-16
there shall
9:12,26; Isaiah 26:20,21; Jeremiah 30:7; Matthew 24:21; Mark 13:19; Luke 21:23,24; Revelation 16:17-21
thy people
Isaiah 11:11-16; 27:12,13; Jeremiah 30:7; Ezekiel 37:21-28; 39:25-29; Hosea 3:4,5; Joel 3:16-21; Amos 9:11-15; Obadiah 1:17-21; Zechariah 12:3-10; Romans 11:5,6,15,26
written
Exodus 32:32,33; Psalms 56:8; 69:28; Isaiah 4:3; Ezekiel 13:9; Luke 10:20; Philippians 4:3; Revelation 3:5; 13:8; 20:12,15

Verse 2
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
many
Job 19:25-27; Isaiah 26:19; Ezekiel 37:1-4,12; Hosea 13:14; Matthew 22:29-32; John 11:23-26; 1 Corinthians 15:20-22,51-54; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; Revelation 20:12
some to everlasting life
Matthew 25:46; John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15
everlasting contempt
Isaiah 66:24; Jeremiah 20:11; Romans 9:21

Verse 3
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
they that be
11:33,35; Proverbs 11:30; Matthew 24:45; 1 Corinthians 3:10; 2 Peter 3:15
wise
or, teachers.
Acts 13:1; Ephesians 4:11; Hebrews 5:12
shine
Proverbs 4:18; Matthew 13:43; 19:28; 1 Corinthians 15:40-42; 1 Thessalonians 2:19,20; Revelation 1:20
turn
Jeremiah 23:22; Luke 1:16,17; John 4:36; Philippians 2:16,17; James 5:19,20

Verse 4
But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
shut
8:26; Revelation 10:4; 22:10
to the
9; 8:17; 10:1; 11:40
many
11:33; Isaiah 11:9; 29:18,19; 30:26; 32:3; Zechariah 14:6-10; Matthew 24:14; Romans 10:18; Revelation 14:6,7

Verse 5
Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river.
other two
10:5,6,10,16
bank
Heb. lip. of the river.
10:4

Verse 6
And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
one said
8:16; Zechariah 1:12,13; Ephesians 3:10; 1 Peter 1:12
man
10:5,6; Ezekiel 9:2; Revelation 15:6; 19:14
upon
or, from above.
Revelation 10:2-5
How long
8:13; Psalms 74:9; Revelation 6:10

Verse 7
And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
he held
Deuteronomy 32:40; Revelation 10:5,7
liveth
4:34; Job 27:2; Jeremiah 4:2
that it
11,12; 7:25; 8:14; 11:13; Revelation 11:2,3,15; 12:6,14; 13:5
a time
That is, 1,260 years, to be reckoned from the time the "saints were delivered into the hand" of "the little horn."
an half
or, a part. and when.
Luke 21:14; Revelation 10:7; 11:7-15
the holy
8:24; Deuteronomy 7:6; 26:19; Isaiah 62:12; 1 Peter 2:9

Verse 8
And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
but
Luke 18:34; John 12:16; Acts 1:7; 1 Peter 1:11
what
6; 10:14

Verse 9
And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
Go
closed
4; 8:26; Isaiah 8:16; 29:11; Revelation 10:4

Verse 10
Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
shall be
11:35; Psalms 51:7; Isaiah 1:18; Ezekiel 36:25; Zechariah 13:9; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Corinthians 7:1; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 12:10; 1 Peter 1:7,22; Revelation 3:18; 7:13,14; 19:8,14
but the wicked
1 Samuel 24:13; Isaiah 32:6,7; Ezekiel 47:11; Hosea 14:9; Romans 11:8-10; 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12; Revelation 9:20,21; 16:11; 22:11
but the wise
11:33,35; Psalms 107:43; Proverbs 1:5; 2:1-5; Mark 4:11; Luke 24:25; John 7:17; John 8:47; 18:37; 1 Corinthians 2:10-16; 1 John 5:20

Verse 11
And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
the time
8:11,12,26; 11:31
the abomination
Heb. to set up the abomination, etc. Probably Mohammedanism, which sprang up in power the same year as the papal, A.D. 606; and 1,290 years from that time will be A.D. 1896, and 1,335 years A.D. 1941.
8:13; 9:27; 11:31; Matthew 24:15; Mark 13:14; Revelation 11:2
maketh desolate
or, astonisheth. a thousand.
1:12; 7:25; 8:14; Revelation 11:2; 12:6; 13:5

Verse 12
Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
Romans 11:15; Revelation 20:4

Verse 13
But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.
go
for thou
or, and thou, etc. rest.
3; Isaiah 57:1; Zechariah 3:7; Matthew 19:28; Luke 2:29,30; 2 Corinthians 5:1; 2 Thessalonians 1:7; 2 Timothy 4:7,8; Revelation 14:13
stand
Psalms 1:5; Luke 21:36; Jude 1:14,15

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Daniel 12:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/daniel-12.html.

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