SEV Biblia, Chapter 12:7 Y oía al Varón vestido de lienzos, que estaba sobre las aguas del río, el cual alzó su diestra y su siniestra al cielo, y juró por el Viviente en los siglos, que será por tiempo, tiempos, y la mitad. Y cuando se acabare el esparcimiento del poder del pueblo santo, todas estas cosas serán cumplidas.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Daniel 12:7 Verse 7. Which was upon the waters] By this description, he was standing on the water. This is very similar to the description of the angel, Rev. x. 5, 6, and in the seventh verse there seems to be a reference to this prophecy "a time, times, and a half." See the note on chap. vii. 25.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 7. And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river , etc.] Christ, as he appeared in a human form, and as the High Priest our profession, and as the Mediator that has power over all flesh; so he pronounced articulate sounds with a human voice, and so loud, clear, and distinct, that Daniel could hear every word he said, and for whose sake it was said: when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven ; the lifting up of the right hand is a gesture used in swearing, and the lifting up of both hands is either for the greater solemnity of the action, or with respect to the two angels that stood one on one side of him, and the other on the other, that both might be eyewitnesses of this solemn affair; though lifting up both hands is often a prayer gesture, and there may be a mixture of both in this action, of both praying and swearing; Christ, as the High Priest, intercedes for his church and people, that their faith fail not till the end of their troubles comes: and sware by him that liveth for ever ; by the living God, the immortal One, who only hath immortality. Maimonides interprets it, “by the Life of the world”; that is, by God, who is the Life of the world, that gives life and being to all creatures; all live, and move, and have their being in him, and so is greater than all, and by whom an oath is only to be taken. Christ, as man, swears by his divine Father, who, as such, was greater than he; though, if we understand it of God, Father, Son, and Spirit, the one, only, true, and living God, there is no impropriety in Christ’s swearing by himself the living God, which is a character he sometimes bears; (see Hebrews 3:12 6:13), what he here swears to is, that it shall be for a time, times, and an half ; that it would be so long to the end of these wonderful things; or that the troubles of the church would last so long, and, at the end of that date here fixed, a glorious scene would open, and amazing things appear, to the great joy and comfort of the saints. “Time” signifies a prophetic year, or 360 years; and “times” two prophetic years, or 720 years; and half a time half a prophetic year, or years, in all 1260 years; which is the exact date and duration of the reign of antichrist, of the church’s being in the wilderness, and of the witnesses prophesying in sackcloth, and of the treading under foot the holy city, expressed both by 1260 days, and by forty two months, which are the same; see ( Revelation 11:2,3 12:8,14 13:5): and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people : that is, either, “when he (God) shall have finished the scattering the power of the holy people”, the Jews; when the dispersion of them, who were formerly a holy people to the Lord, and shall be so again, will be over; and they shall be gathered out of all nations where they have been dispersed, and, being converted, shall return to their own land: or, “when he” (antichrist) “shall have done scattering”, the church and people of God in general; when his wars with the saints, and victories over them, will be ended; and particularly when the slaying of the witnesses will be over, at which time there will be a great scattering of the saints; they will be as sheep without a shepherd, their pastors being smitten, slain, or removed into corners; all which things will be fulfilled about the end of the date before mentioned: and then all these things shall be finished ; or, as the same glorious Person explains it, “time will be no longer, and the mystery of God will be finished”, ( Revelation 10:6,7), the time of antichrist’s reign, and of the troubles of the church, and the witnesses’ prophesying in sackcloth, will be protracted no longer than the time, and times, and half a time, or the days, or forty months, that is, 1260 years; then all the afflictions of the church will be at an end, and glorious times will succeed, as before spoken of; the spiritual reign of Christ, the first resurrection, and the Millennium, in their order.
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 ואשׁמע 8085 את 853 האישׁ 376 לבושׁ 3847 הבדים 906 אשׁר 834 ממעל 4605 למימי 4325 היאר 2975 וירם 7311 ימינו 3225 ושׂמאלו 8040 אל 413 השׁמים 8064 וישׁבע 7650 בחי 2416 העולם 5769 כי 3588 למועד 4150 מועדים 4150 וחצי 2677 וככלות 3615 נפץ 5310 יד 3027 עם 5971 קדשׁ 6944 תכלינה 3615 כל 3605 אלה׃ 428