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Daniel 9 - NIV

Daniel’s Prayer

1 In the first year of Darius son of Xerxes[a] (a Mede by descent), who was made ruler over the Babylonian[b] kingdom—

2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, understood from the Scriptures, according to the word of the Lord given to Jeremiah the prophet, that the desolation of Jerusalem would last seventy years.

3 So I turned to the Lord God and pleaded with him in prayer and petition, in fasting, and in sackcloth and ashes.

4 I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed:
“Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments,

5 we have sinned and done wrong. We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws.

6 We have not listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes and our ancestors, and to all the people of the land.

7 “Lord, you are righteous, but this day we are covered with shame—the people of Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all Israel, both near and far, in all the countries where you have scattered us because of our unfaithfulness to you.

8 We and our kings, our princes and our ancestors are covered with shame, Lord, because we have sinned against you.

9 The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him;

10 we have not obeyed the Lord our God or kept the laws he gave us through his servants the prophets.

11 All Israel has transgressed your law and turned away, refusing to obey you.
“Therefore the curses and sworn judgments written in the Law of Moses, the servant of God, have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against you.

12 You have fulfilled the words spoken against us and against our rulers by bringing on us great disaster. Under the whole heaven nothing has ever been done like what has been done to Jerusalem.

13 Just as it is written in the Law of Moses, all this disaster has come on us, yet we have not sought the favor of the Lord our God by turning from our sins and giving attention to your truth.

14 The Lord did not hesitate to bring the disaster on us, for the Lord our God is righteous in everything he does; yet we have not obeyed him.

15 “Now, Lord our God, who brought your people out of Egypt with a mighty hand and who made for yourself a name that endures to this day, we have sinned, we have done wrong.

16 Lord, in keeping with all your righteous acts, turn away your anger and your wrath from Jerusalem, your city, your holy hill. Our sins and the iniquities of our ancestors have made Jerusalem and your people an object of scorn to all those around us.

17 “Now, our God, hear the prayers and petitions of your servant. For your sake, Lord, look with favor on your desolate sanctuary.

18 Give ear, our God, and hear; open your eyes and see the desolation of the city that bears your Name. We do not make requests of you because we are righteous, but because of your great mercy.

19 Lord, listen! Lord, forgive! Lord, hear and act! For your sake, my God, do not delay, because your city and your people bear your Name.”

The Seventy “Sevens”

20 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel and making my request to the Lord my God for his holy hill—

21 while I was still in prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the time of the evening sacrifice.

22 He instructed me and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come to give you insight and understanding.

23 As soon as you began to pray, a word went out, which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word and understand the vision:

24 “Seventy ‘sevens’[c] are decreed for your people and your holy city to finish[d] transgression, to put an end to sin, to atone for wickedness, to bring in everlasting righteousness, to seal up vision and prophecy and to anoint the Most Holy Place.[e]

25 “Know and understand this: From the time the word goes out to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One,[f] the ruler, comes, there will be seven ‘sevens,’ and sixty-two ‘sevens.’ It will be rebuilt with streets and a trench, but in times of trouble.

26 After the sixty-two ‘sevens,’ the Anointed One will be put to death and will have nothing.[g] The people of the ruler who will come will destroy the city and the sanctuary. The end will come like a flood: War will continue until the end, and desolations have been decreed.

27 He will confirm a covenant with many for one ‘seven.’[h] In the middle of the ‘seven’[i] he will put an end to sacrifice and offering. And at the temple[j] he will set up an abomination that causes desolation, until the end that is decreed is poured out on him.[k][l]


a. Daniel 9:1 Or Chaldean
b. Daniel 9:1 Hebrew Ahasuerus
c. Daniel 9:24 Or the most holy One
d. Daniel 9:24 Or restrain
e. Daniel 9:24 Or ‘weeks’; also in verses 25 and 26
f. Daniel 9:25 Or an anointed one; also in verse 26
g. Daniel 9:26 Or death and will have no one; or death, but not for himself
h. Daniel 9:27 Or And one who causes desolation will come upon the wing of the abominable temple, until the end that is decreed is poured out on the desolated city
i. Daniel 9:27 Or it
j. Daniel 9:27 Septuagint and Theodotion; Hebrew wing
k. Daniel 9:27 Or ‘week’
l. Daniel 9:27 Or ‘week’

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Michael Grant avatar
The Abomination of Desolation
Shared by: Michael Grant on Sep, 2016
Summary: A Study of The End Times (Eschatology) - Mark 13 & Daniel's 70 Weeks Prophecy
Shared by: NNAEMEKA DURUEKE on Jul, 2016
Scripture: Daniel 9:1-3
Denomination: Pentecostal
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Shared by: Jeff Strite on Dec, 2015
Summary: There are 3 great prophecies out of the book of Daniel that give a detailed and accurate time table for the coming of Jesus. Do you know what these prophecies are and how they apply to us?
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Christmas Time's A'coming
Shared by: Darrell Stetler II on Dec, 2015
Summary: What is Advent? How do we "prepare our hearts" for Christmas?
Scripture: Daniel 9:21-26
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 782
Ian Humphrey avatar
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: Prayer
Scripture: Daniel 9:1-19
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 80
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Countdown to Armageddon
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Jul, 2015
Summary: Daniel 9 helps us answer the question of where we are in God’s prophetic time line.
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Who Is The Antichrist? Daniel 8 and 9
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on May, 2015
Summary: The Prophet Daniel and the Apostle John are key in determining who antichrist is and will be. No need to check the daily news or watch the world powers come and go. He's in your Bible, this antichrist.
Mark Mitchell avatar
Eight Qualities of Effective Prayer
Shared by: Mark Mitchell on Mar, 2015
Summary: How effective is your prayer life?
Scripture: Daniel 9:1-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 687
John Lowe avatar
Daniel; A Man of Prayer
Shared by: John Lowe on Jan, 2015
Summary: Folks, God will send a blessing to many because of the prayer of one. But how much better would it be if all of us here, and the entire Church of God, were stirred up to pray for God’s kingdom.
Scripture: Daniel 9:19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 393
Dr.W.Samuel Legon avatar
Shared by: Dr.W.Samuel Legon on Jan, 2015
Summary: How and what we need to pray for today.
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Daniel fasting
Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2014
Summary: We are not boldly able to look straight at the face of kings and say, ‘look, this is what God is telling you’ because we chat more on face book rather than with God like Daniel!
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Scripture: Daniel 9:1-23
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,629
Archie Norman avatar
The Seventy Weeks
Shared by: Archie Norman on Aug, 2014
Summary: the last days
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Scripture: Daniel 9:24-27
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 390
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Lion of Judah!
Shared by: bala samson on Aug, 2014
Summary: Lions cannot stand before the LION OF JUDAH! Hurray!
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No Ordinary God
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Oct, 2013
Summary: Don't be discouraged; instead, trust God to answer your prayers and accomplish His plan in ways far beyond what you or I could ever imagine.
Series: Daniel
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 9:20-27
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,701
C. Philip Green avatar
One Nation Under Judgment
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Oct, 2013
Summary: When a nation is under God's judgment, pray as Daniel did with confidence in God's Word; pray confessing our nation's sins; and pray calling on God's mercy.
Series: Daniel
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Scripture: Daniel 9:1-19
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 2,463
Mike Fogerson avatar
Masada Mystery Part 1
Shared by: Mike Fogerson on Aug, 2013
Summary: If you go to Israel, wilderness, near lowest place on earth, Dead Sea. There is a plateau mountain, that in Biblical times served as a royal palace, Masada
Scripture: Daniel 9:24-26
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 727
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Standing On Guard For Canada
Shared by: ralph juthman on Jul, 2013
Summary: A Canada Day message calling the church to pray for the nation
Scripture: Daniel 9:1-19
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 858
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Prayer of Daniel
Shared by: bala samson on May, 2013
Summary: This chapter talks about the magnificent prayer of Daniel to God. Friend, such tear-drenched-passionate-prayer comes out through a sincere-fervent-pursuit of God!
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Scripture: Daniel 9:13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,036
Damian Phillips avatar
A Time to Repent
Shared by: Damian Phillips on Jan, 2013
Summary: This message examines Daniel’s prayer of repentance. When Daniel came under attack, his first line of defense was prayer. It was his resolve to pray without ceasing, that actually contributed to the freedom of Israel from captivity in Babylon.
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Scripture: Daniel 9:1-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,388
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You are greatly loved!
Shared by: bala samson on Dec, 2012
Summary: Friend, the reason for our mediocre lives, broken homes and debt-drenched lives is because we read more of ‘how to become rich and how to have stress-free life’ rather than the Word of God.
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Scripture: Daniel 9:1-27
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 702
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Your truth!
Shared by: bala samson on Nov, 2012
Summary: Daniel emphasized the words ‘we have failed to understand YOUR truth!’
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Scripture: Daniel 9:13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 1,148
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Daniel's passionate prayer
Shared by: bala samson on Nov, 2012
Summary: Young people! Youth Leaders! Listen! When would you abandon the world, work and spend time with God in fasting and prayer, so that you could get directions from ABOVE for your life rather than running behind men/women of God?
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Nov, 2012
Summary: We need more than a favorable election, we need a national revival. This message shows how Daniel harnessed the power of prayer by 1). Setting his face to seek God. 2). Agonizing in prayer, and 3). Giving each new crisis a new effort in prayer.
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Scripture: Daniel 9:2-23
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,297
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The Power of Prayer
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Aug, 2012
Summary: Daniel was a man of prayer and thought prayer to be vitally important. We see that through his willingness to pray even though it meant being thrown to the Lions! Let’s learn about Daniel’s prayer life and see how we might grow in our prayer life to be
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Scripture: Daniel 9:1-11:1
Views: 2,773
Thomas Swope avatar
So Much From So Little – Part 2
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jul, 2012
Summary: A study of the book of Daniel chapter 9
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So Much From So Little – Part 3
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jul, 2012
Summary: A study of the book of Daniel chapter 9 verses 20 - 27
Scripture: Daniel 9:20-27
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 604
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So Much From So Little – Part 1
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jul, 2012
Summary: A study of the Gospel of Daniel chapter 9 verses 20 - 27
Series: Daniel
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Shared by: Thomas Swope on Jul, 2012
Summary: A study of the book of Daniel part I verses 1 through 23
Series: Daniel
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Shared by: bala samson on Jul, 2012
Summary: This chapter talks about the magnificent prayer of Daniel to God.
Series: Truth
Scripture: Daniel 9:1-13
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 371
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Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Jun, 2012
Summary: Daniel's prayer is about God, about His Kingdom, about restoring His people so that God will be glorified.
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Scripture: Daniel 9:2-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 688