Daniel prophesies three distinct eras until the final destruction of Jerusalem. Note the references to Jesus’ birth and death.

BibleGateway: Daniel 9:25-27

ESV Text: Daniel 9:25-27

Daniel 9:25–27 (Listen)

25 Know therefore and understand that from the going out of the word to restore and build Jerusalem to the coming of an anointed one, a prince, there shall be seven weeks. Then for sixty-two weeks it shall be built again1 with squares and moat, but in a troubled time. 26 And after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one shall be cut off and shall have nothing. And the people of the prince who is to come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary. Its2 end shall come with a flood, and to the end there shall be war. Desolations are decreed. 27 And he shall make a strong covenant with many for one week,3 and for half of the week he shall put an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall come one who makes desolate, until the decreed end is poured out on the desolator.”

Footnotes

[1] 9:25 Or there shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks. It shall be built again

[2] 9:26 Or His

[3] 9:27 Or seven; twice in this verse

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 9
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined. 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.(KJV)


Hymn: WS 762:
This Is He

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Some divine advice for dealing with disagreements.

BibleGateway: Proverbs 18:15-19

ESV Text: Proverbs 18:15-19

Proverbs 18:15–19 (Listen)


15   An intelligent heart acquires knowledge,
    and the ear of the wise seeks knowledge.
16   A man’s gift makes room for him
    and brings him before the great.
17   The one who states his case first seems right,
    until the other comes and examines him.
18   The lot puts an end to quarrels
    and decides between powerful contenders.
19   A brother offended is more unyielding than a strong city,
    and quarreling is like the bars of a castle.

(ESV)


KJV Text:

(Alt. audio): Chapter: 18

     15 The heart of the prudent getteth knowledge; and the ear of the wise seeketh knowledge.

     16 A man’s gift maketh room for him, and bringeth him before great men.

     17 He that is first in his own cause seemeth just; but his neighbour cometh and searcheth him.

     18 The lot causeth contentions to cease, and parteth between the mighty.

     19 A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle.(KJV)


Hymn: TLH 412:
May We Thy Precepts, Lord, Fulfill

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1. May we Thy precepts, Lord, fulfil 
And do on earth our Father’s will 
As angels do above; 
Still walk in Christ, the living Way, 
With all Thy children and obey 
The law of Christian love. 

2. So may we join Thy name to bless, 
Thy grace adore, Thy power confess, 
From sin and strife to flee. 
One is our calling, one our name, 
The end of all our hopes the same, 
A crown of life with Thee. 

3. Spirit of Life, of Love, and Peace, 
Unite our hearts, our joy increase, 
Thy gracious help supply. 
To each of us the blessing give 
In Christian fellowship to live, 
In joyful hope to die. 


Hymn: LSB 695 Not for tongues of Heaven’s Angels
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