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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Daniel 12:4


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    King James Bible - Daniel 12:4

    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.

    World English Bible

    But you, Daniel, shut up the
    words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run back and forth, and knowledge shall be increased."

    Douay-Rheims - Daniel 12:4

    But thou, O Daniel, shut up the
    words, and seal the book, even to the time appointed: many shall pass over, and knowledge shall be manifold.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    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.

    Original Hebrew

    ואתה
    859 דניאל 1840 סתם 5640 הדברים 1697 וחתם 2856 הספר 5612 עד 5704 עת 6256 קץ 7093 ישׁטטו 7751 רבים 7227 ותרבה 7235 הדעת׃ 1847

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    VERSE (4) -
    Da 8:26 Re 10:4; 22:10

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:4

    Tú, pues, Daniel, cierra las palabras y sella el libro hasta el tiempo del fin; pasarán muchos, y se multiplicará la ciencia.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Daniel 12:4

    Verse 4. Shut up the
    words, and seal the book] When a prophet received a prediction concerning what was at a considerable distance of time, he shut his book, did not communicate his revelation for some time after. This Daniel was commanded to do, chap. viii. 26. See also Isa. xxix. 10, 11; Rev. xxii. 10. Among the ancients, those were said to seal, who in the course of their reading stamped the places of which they were yet doubtful, in order to keep them in memory, that they might refer to then; again, as not yet fully understood. This custorn Salmasius, in his book De modo Usurarum, p. 446, proves from Hesychius.

    Many shall ru to and fro] Many shall endeavour to search out the sense; and knowledge shall be increased by these means; though the meaning shall not be fully known till the events take place: THEN the seal shall be broken, and the sense become plain. This seems to be the meaning of this verse, though another has been put on it, viz., "Many shall run to and fro preaching the Gospel of Christ, and therefore religious knowledge and true wisdom shall be increased." This is true in itself; but it is not the meaning of the prophet's words.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words , etc.] Of the book, in which he had wrote the visions and prophecies delivered to him: this he is bid to “shut up”, to keep it from the common and profane people, who would only burlesque it; and to keep it to himself, as a peculiar treasure committed to his care; and though it was not kept from the saints and people of God, from their reading it, yet he was not to interpret and explain it to them; it was to remain a secret until the time of its accomplishment was come, or, however, near at hand; so that this denotes the obscurity of the prophecy, and the great difficulty of understanding it; it being like a book that is shut and sealed, as follows, (see Revelation 5:1-5): and seal the book, even to the time of the end ; till the time comes appointed for the fulfilment of it, which shows that it reached to times at a great distance; that till these times were come, or near, it would be as a sealed book, and yet the accomplishment of it would be sure and certain, as what is sealed is: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased ; that is, towards the end of the time appointed, many persons will be stirred up to inquire into these things delivered in this book, and will spare no pains or cost to get knowledge of them; will read and study the Scriptures, and meditate on them; compare one passage with another; spiritual things with spiritual, in order to obtain the mind of Christ; will peruse carefully the writings of such who have gone before them, who have attempted anything of this kind; and will go far and near to converse with persons that have any understanding of such things: and by such means, with the blessing of God upon them, the knowledge of this book of prophecy will be increased; and things will appear plainer the nearer the accomplishment of them is; and especially when accomplished, when prophecy and facts can be compared together: and not only this kind of knowledge, but knowledge of all spiritual things, of all evangelic truths and doctrines, will be abundantly enlarged at this time; and the earth will be filled and covered with it, as the sea with its waters; (see Isaiah 11:9 Habakkuk 2:14).
    Matthew Henry Commentary
    The conclusion of the vision of the Scriptures of
    truth. (Dan. 12:1-4 The times of the continuance of these events. (Dan. 12:5-13)

    Dan. 12:1-4. Michael signifies, "Who is like God," and his name, with the title of "the great Prince," points out the Divine Saviour. Chris stood for the children of our people in their stead as a sacrifice bore the curse for them, to bear it from them. He stands for them in pleading for them at the throne of grace. And after the destruction of antichrist, the Lord Jesus shall stand at the latter day upon the earth; and He shall appear for the complete redemption of all his people. When God works deliverance from persecution for them, it is a life from the dead. When his gospel is preached, many who sleep in the dust, both Jews and Gentiles, shall be awakened by it out of their heathenism of Judaism. And in the end the multitude that sleep in the dust shall awake; many shall arise to life, and many to shame. There is glory reserved for all the saints in the future state, for all that ar wise, wise for their souls and eternity. Those who turn many to righteousness, who turn sinners from the errors of their ways, and hel to save their souls from death, James 5:20, will share in the glory of those they have helped to heaven, which will add to their own glory.

    Dan. 12:5-13 One of the angels asking how long it should be to the en of these wonders, a solemn reply is made, that it would be for a time times, and a half, the period mentioned Dan. 7:25, and in the Revelation. It signifies 1260 prophetic days or years, beginning from the time when the power of the holy people should be scattered. The imposture of Mohammed, and the papal usurpation, began about the sam time; and these were a twofold attack upon the church of God. But all will end well at last. All opposing rule, principality, and power shall be put down, and holiness and love will triumph, and be in honour, to eternity. The end, this end, shall come. What an amazin prophecy is this, of so many varied events, and extending through s many successive ages, even to the general resurrection! Daniel mus comfort himself with the pleasing prospect of his own happiness in death, in judgment, and to eternity. It is good for us all to thin much of going away from this world. That must be our way; but it is ou comfort that we shall not go till God calls us to another world, an till he has done with us in this world; till he says, God thou thy way thou hast done thy work, therefore now, go thy way, and leave it to others to take thy place. It was a comfort to Daniel, and is a comfor to all the saints, that whatever their lot is in the days of their lives, they shall have a happy lot in the end of the days. And it ough to be the great care and concern of every one of us to secure this Then we may well be content with our present lot, and welcome the wil of God. Believers are happy at all times; they rest in God by fait now, and a rest is reserved for them in heaven at last __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    ואתה 859 דניאל 1840 סתם 5640 הדברים 1697 וחתם 2856 הספר 5612 עד 5704 עת 6256 קץ 7093 ישׁטטו 7751 רבים 7227 ותרבה 7235 הדעת׃ 1847


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