God is glorified, Daniel's enemies became lion fodder instead of him, and "Daniel prospered during the reign of Darius and[margin "that is"] the reign of Cyrus the Persian" (NIV, 6:28). In Darius' first year, Daniel prays the prayer of confession (chapter 9) that we are studying in this lesson. In Cyrus' third year he has visions of a Man (chapter 10), the Kings of the South and the North (chapter 11), the King Who Exalts Himself (11:36-45), and more visions of the end times (chapter 12). Daniel died in Babylon, never to return to his homeland. But his intercession to God made it possible for many of his people to return to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple.
But I heard a voice from heaven saying, "Seal up what the seven thunders have said, and do not write it down."
The entire vision will be to you like the words of a sealed book, which when they give it to the one who is literate, saying, "Please read this," he will say, "I cannot, for it is sealed."
"The vision of the evenings and mornings Which has been told is true; But keep the vision secret, For it pertains to many days in the future."
"Now I have come to give you an understanding of what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision pertains to the days yet future."
"At the end time the king of the South will collide with him, and the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, with horsemen and with many ships; and he will enter countries, overflow them and pass through.
"But as for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time; many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase."
As for me, I heard but could not understand; so I said, "My lord, what will be the outcome of these events?"And he said, Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.Go.closed.
Daniel's Confession on Behalf of His People - Bible Study
The then elderly Daniel's position was not diminished however, despite an attempt by political rivals to have him discredited - his survival in the well-known "lions den" incident actually increased his position even more, in the reigns of both and (Daniel 6:1-28).Daniel's remaining years produced more detailed prophecies, including the "four beasts" (Daniel 7:1-28), the "ram and goat" (Daniel 8:1-27), the "seventy sevens" (Daniel 9:20-27), and the "kings of the north and south" (Daniel 11:1-45).
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The book is to be carefully preserved till the end of time. - The Septuagint omits the last clause, and completes this verse from that which succeeds, "And he said, Depart, Daniel; for the commands are veiled and sealed until many shall be tried and shall be sanctified." Theodotion renders, "Come, Daniel, because the words are fenced and sealed till the time of the end." The Peshitta and the Vulgate agree with the Massoretic.
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We want to learn prayer from someone who knows prayer -- who prays and God answers. Our mentor for this lesson is the prophet Daniel. Daniel was considered one of the most righteous men in history -- placed by God alongside Noah and Job (Ezekiel 14:14-20). He was punished for praying, persisted, was thrown to the lions, and conquered. One of his prayers was resisted by the "prince of Persia," but God sent the answer nonetheless (Daniel 10:12-13). For nearly 60 years he served at the top rungs ofa pagan government, serving three different kings without compromising his relationship toGod. And in the passage we are studying today he acts as intercessor for the entirepeople of Israel.
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"1In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian kingdom -- 2in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the L given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years. 3So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.
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Daniel was 80 to 85 years old by this time and did not return to Jerusalem, so far as we know. But others did. The book of Ezra records the amazing decree of Cyrus that freed the Israelites to return.