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Daniel Chapter 9 דָּנִיֵּאל

Daniel Chapter 9 דָּנִיֵּאל

א  בִּשְׁנַת אַחַת, לְדָרְיָוֶשׁ בֶּן-אֲחַשְׁוֵרוֹשׁ–מִזֶּרַע מָדָי:  אֲשֶׁר הָמְלַךְ, עַל מַלְכוּת כַּשְׂדִּים. 1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;
ב  בִּשְׁנַת אַחַת, לְמָלְכוֹ, אֲנִי דָּנִיֵּאל, בִּינֹתִי בַּסְּפָרִים:  מִסְפַּר הַשָּׁנִים, אֲשֶׁר הָיָה דְבַר-יְהוָה אֶל-יִרְמְיָה הַנָּבִיא, לְמַלֹּאות לְחָרְבוֹת יְרוּשָׁלִַם, שִׁבְעִים שָׁנָה. 2 in the first year of his reign I Daniel meditated in the books, over the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish for the desolations of Jerusalem seventy years.
ג  וָאֶתְּנָה אֶת-פָּנַי, אֶל-אֲדֹנָי הָאֱלֹהִים, לְבַקֵּשׁ תְּפִלָּה, וְתַחֲנוּנִים–בְּצוֹם, וְשַׂק וָאֵפֶר. 3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes.
ד  וָאֶתְפַּלְלָה לַיהוָה אֱלֹהַי, וָאֶתְוַדֶּה; וָאֹמְרָה, אָנָּא אֲדֹנָי הָאֵל הַגָּדוֹל וְהַנּוֹרָא, שֹׁמֵר הַבְּרִית וְהַחֶסֶד, לְאֹהֲבָיו וּלְשֹׁמְרֵי מִצְו‍ֹתָיו. 4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made confession, and said: ‘O Lord, the great and awful God, who keepest covenant and mercy with them that love Thee and keep Thy commandments,
ה  חָטָאנוּ וְעָוִינוּ, והרשענו (הִרְשַׁעְנוּ) וּמָרָדְנוּ; וְסוֹר מִמִּצְו‍ֹתֶךָ, וּמִמִּשְׁפָּטֶיךָ. 5 we have sinned, and have dealt iniquitously, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, and have turned aside from Thy commandments and from Thine ordinances;
ו  וְלֹא שָׁמַעְנוּ, אֶל-עֲבָדֶיךָ הַנְּבִיאִים, אֲשֶׁר דִּבְּרוּ בְּשִׁמְךָ, אֶל-מְלָכֵינוּ שָׂרֵינוּ וַאֲבֹתֵינוּ–וְאֶל, כָּל-עַם הָאָרֶץ. 6 neither have we hearkened unto Thy servants the prophets, that spoke in Thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
ז  לְךָ אֲדֹנָי הַצְּדָקָה, וְלָנוּ בֹּשֶׁת הַפָּנִים כַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה; לְאִישׁ יְהוּדָה, וּלְיֹשְׁבֵי יְרוּשָׁלִַם, וּלְכָל-יִשְׂרָאֵל הַקְּרֹבִים וְהָרְחֹקִים בְּכָל-הָאֲרָצוֹת אֲשֶׁר הִדַּחְתָּם שָׁם, בְּמַעֲלָם אֲשֶׁר מָעֲלוּ-בָךְ. 7 Unto Thee, O Lord, belongeth righteousness, but unto us confusion of face, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither Thou hast driven them, because they dealt treacherously with Thee.
ח  יְהוָה, לָנוּ בֹּשֶׁת הַפָּנִים, לִמְלָכֵינוּ לְשָׂרֵינוּ, וְלַאֲבֹתֵינוּ:  אֲשֶׁר חָטָאנוּ, לָךְ. 8 O LORD, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against Thee.
ט  לַאדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ, הָרַחֲמִים וְהַסְּלִחוֹת:  כִּי מָרַדְנוּ, בּוֹ. 9 To the Lord our God belong compassions and forgivenesses; for we have rebelled against Him;
י  וְלֹא שָׁמַעְנוּ, בְּקוֹל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ–לָלֶכֶת בְּתוֹרֹתָיו אֲשֶׁר נָתַן לְפָנֵינוּ, בְּיַד עֲבָדָיו הַנְּבִיאִים. 10 neither have we hearkened to the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in His laws, which He set before us by His servants the prophets.
יא  וְכָל-יִשְׂרָאֵל, עָבְרוּ אֶת-תּוֹרָתֶךָ, וְסוֹר, לְבִלְתִּי שְׁמוֹעַ בְּקֹלֶךָ; וַתִּתַּךְ עָלֵינוּ הָאָלָה וְהַשְּׁבֻעָה, אֲשֶׁר כְּתוּבָה בְּתוֹרַת מֹשֶׁה עֶבֶד-הָאֱלֹהִים–כִּי חָטָאנוּ, לוֹ. 11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed Thy law, and have turned aside, so as not to hearken to Thy voice; and so there hath been poured out upon us the curse and the oath that is written in the Law of Moses the servant of God; for we have sinned against Him.
יב  וַיָּקֶם אֶת-דבריו (דְּבָרוֹ) אֲשֶׁר-דִּבֶּר עָלֵינוּ, וְעַל שֹׁפְטֵינוּ אֲשֶׁר שְׁפָטוּנוּ–לְהָבִיא עָלֵינוּ, רָעָה גְדֹלָה:  אֲשֶׁר לֹא-נֶעֶשְׂתָה, תַּחַת כָּל-הַשָּׁמַיִם, כַּאֲשֶׁר נֶעֶשְׂתָה, בִּירוּשָׁלִָם. 12 And He hath confirmed His word, which He spoke against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil; so that under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
יג  כַּאֲשֶׁר כָּתוּב בְּתוֹרַת מֹשֶׁה, אֵת כָּל-הָרָעָה הַזֹּאת בָּאָה עָלֵינוּ; וְלֹא-חִלִּינוּ אֶת-פְּנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, לָשׁוּב מֵעֲו‍ֹנֵנוּ, וּלְהַשְׂכִּיל, בַּאֲמִתֶּךָ. 13 As it is written in the Law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us; yet have we not entreated the favour of the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and have discernment in Thy truth.
יד  וַיִּשְׁקֹד יְהוָה עַל-הָרָעָה, וַיְבִיאֶהָ עָלֵינוּ:  כִּי-צַדִּיק יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, עַל-כָּל-מַעֲשָׂיו אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה, וְלֹא שָׁמַעְנוּ, בְּקֹלוֹ. 14 And so the LORD hath watched over the evil, and brought it upon us; for the LORD our God is righteous in all His works which He hath done, and we have not hearkened to His voice.
טו  וְעַתָּה אֲדֹנָי אֱלֹהֵינוּ, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצֵאתָ אֶת-עַמְּךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם בְּיָד חֲזָקָה, וַתַּעַשׂ-לְךָ שֵׁם, כַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה:  חָטָאנוּ, רָשָׁעְנוּ. 15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought Thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten Thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
טז  אֲדֹנָי, כְּכָל-צִדְקֹתֶךָ יָשָׁב-נָא אַפְּךָ וַחֲמָתְךָ, מֵעִירְךָ יְרוּשָׁלִַם, הַר-קָדְשֶׁךָ:  כִּי בַחֲטָאֵינוּ וּבַעֲו‍ֹנוֹת אֲבֹתֵינוּ, יְרוּשָׁלִַם וְעַמְּךָ לְחֶרְפָּה לְכָל-סְבִיבֹתֵינוּ. 16 O Lord, according to all Thy righteousness, let Thine anger and Thy fury, I pray Thee, be turned away from Thy city Jerusalem, Thy holy mountain; because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and Thy people are become a reproach to all that are about us.
יז  וְעַתָּה שְׁמַע אֱלֹהֵינוּ, אֶל-תְּפִלַּת עַבְדְּךָ וְאֶל-תַּחֲנוּנָיו, וְהָאֵר פָּנֶיךָ, עַל-מִקְדָּשְׁךָ הַשָּׁמֵם–לְמַעַן, אֲדֹנָי. 17 Now therefore, O our God, hearken unto the prayer of Thy servant, and to his supplications, and cause Thy face to shine upon Thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord’s sake.
יח  הַטֵּה אֱלֹהַי אָזְנְךָ, וּשְׁמָע–פקחה (פְּקַח) עֵינֶיךָ וּרְאֵה שֹׁמְמֹתֵינוּ, וְהָעִיר אֲשֶׁר-נִקְרָא שִׁמְךָ עָלֶיהָ:  כִּי לֹא עַל-צִדְקֹתֵינוּ, אֲנַחְנוּ מַפִּילִים תַּחֲנוּנֵינוּ לְפָנֶיךָ–כִּי, עַל-רַחֲמֶיךָ הָרַבִּים. 18 O my God, incline Thine ear, and hear; open Thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city upon which Thy name is called; for we do not present our supplications before Thee because of our righteousness, but because of Thy great compassions.
יט  אֲדֹנָי שְׁמָעָה, אֲדֹנָי סְלָחָה, אֲדֹנָי הַקְשִׁיבָה וַעֲשֵׂה, אַל-תְּאַחַר:  לְמַעַנְךָ אֱלֹהַי–כִּי-שִׁמְךָ נִקְרָא, עַל-עִירְךָ וְעַל-עַמֶּךָ. 19 O Lord, hear, O Lord, forgive, O Lord, attend and do, defer not; for Thine own sake, O my God, because Thy name is called upon Thy city and Thy people.’
כ  וְעוֹד אֲנִי מְדַבֵּר, וּמִתְפַּלֵּל, וּמִתְוַדֶּה חַטָּאתִי, וְחַטַּאת עַמִּי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וּמַפִּיל תְּחִנָּתִי, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהַי–עַל, הַר-קֹדֶשׁ אֱלֹהָי. 20 And while I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God;
כא  וְעוֹד אֲנִי מְדַבֵּר, בַּתְּפִלָּה; וְהָאִישׁ גַּבְרִיאֵל אֲשֶׁר רָאִיתִי בֶחָזוֹן בַּתְּחִלָּה, מֻעָף בִּיעָף, נֹגֵעַ אֵלַי, כְּעֵת מִנְחַת-עָרֶב. 21 yea, while I was speaking in prayer, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, approached close to me about the time of the evening offering.
כב  וַיָּבֶן, וַיְדַבֵּר עִמִּי; וַיֹּאמַר–דָּנִיֵּאל, עַתָּה יָצָאתִי לְהַשְׂכִּילְךָ בִינָה. 22 And he made me to understand, and talked with me, and said: ‘O Daniel, I am now come forth to make thee skilful of understanding.
כג  בִּתְחִלַּת תַּחֲנוּנֶיךָ יָצָא דָבָר, וַאֲנִי בָּאתִי לְהַגִּיד–כִּי חֲמוּדוֹת, אָתָּה; וּבִין, בַּדָּבָר, וְהָבֵן, בַּמַּרְאֶה. 23 At the beginning of thy supplications a word went forth, and I am come to declare it; for thou art greatly beloved; therefore look into the word, and understand the vision.
כד  שָׁבֻעִים שִׁבְעִים נֶחְתַּךְ עַל-עַמְּךָ וְעַל-עִיר קָדְשֶׁךָ, לְכַלֵּא הַפֶּשַׁע ולחתם (וּלְהָתֵם) חטאות (חַטָּאת) וּלְכַפֵּר עָו‍ֹן, וּלְהָבִיא, צֶדֶק עֹלָמִים; וְלַחְתֹּם חָזוֹן וְנָבִיא, וְלִמְשֹׁחַ קֹדֶשׁ קָדָשִׁים. 24 Seventy weeks are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sin, and to forgive iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal vision and prophet, and to anoint the most holy place.
כה  וְתֵדַע וְתַשְׂכֵּל מִן-מֹצָא דָבָר, לְהָשִׁיב וְלִבְנוֹת יְרוּשָׁלִַם עַד-מָשִׁיחַ נָגִיד–שָׁבֻעִים, שִׁבְעָה; וְשָׁבֻעִים שִׁשִּׁים וּשְׁנַיִם, תָּשׁוּב וְנִבְנְתָה רְחוֹב וְחָרוּץ, וּבְצוֹק, הָעִתִּים. 25 Know therefore and discern, that from the going forth of the word to restore and to build Jerusalem unto one anointed, a prince, shall be seven weeks; and for threescore and two weeks, it shall be built again, with broad place and moat, but in troublous times.
כו  וְאַחֲרֵי הַשָּׁבֻעִים שִׁשִּׁים וּשְׁנַיִם, יִכָּרֵת מָשִׁיחַ וְאֵין לוֹ; וְהָעִיר וְהַקֹּדֶשׁ יַשְׁחִית עַם נָגִיד הַבָּא, וְקִצּוֹ בַשֶּׁטֶף, וְעַד קֵץ מִלְחָמָה, נֶחֱרֶצֶת שֹׁמֵמוֹת. 26 And after the threescore and two weeks shall an anointed one be cut off, and be no more; and the people of a prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; but his end shall be with a flood; and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
כז  וְהִגְבִּיר בְּרִית לָרַבִּים, שָׁבוּעַ אֶחָד; וַחֲצִי הַשָּׁבוּעַ יַשְׁבִּית זֶבַח וּמִנְחָה, וְעַל כְּנַף שִׁקּוּצִים מְשֹׁמֵם, וְעַד-כָּלָה וְנֶחֱרָצָה, תִּתַּךְ עַל-שֹׁמֵם.  {פ} 27 And he shall make a firm covenant with many for one week; and for half of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the offering to cease; and upon the wing of detestable things shall be that which causeth appalment; and that until the extermination wholly determined be poured out upon that which causeth appalment.’ {P}

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DAILY SCRIPTURES

Reading 1 1 Jn 1:1-4

Beloved:
What was from the beginning,
what we have heard,
what we have seen with our eyes,
what we looked upon
and touched with our hands
concerns the Word of life ?
for the life was made visible;
we have seen it and testify to it
and proclaim to you the eternal life
that was with the Father and was made visible to us?
what we have seen and heard
we proclaim now to you,
so that you too may have fellowship with us;
for our fellowship is with the Father
and with his Son, Jesus Christ.
We are writing this so that our joy may be complete.

Responsorial Psalm Ps 97:1-2, 5-6, 11-12

R. (12) Rejoice in the Lord, you just!
The LORD is king; let the earth rejoice;
let the many isles be glad.
Clouds and darkness are around him,
justice and judgment are the foundation of his throne.
R.Rejoice in the Lord, you just!
The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
before the LORD of all the earth.
The heavens proclaim his justice,
and all peoples see his glory.
R. Rejoice in the Lord, you just!
Light dawns for the just;
and gladness, for the upright of heart.
Be glad in the LORD, you just,
and give thanks to his holy name.
R. Rejoice in the Lord, you just!

Gospel Jn 20:1a and 2-8

On the first day of the week,
Mary Magdalene ran and went to Simon Peter
and to the other disciple whom Jesus loved, and told them,
“They have taken the Lord from the tomb,
and we do not know where they put him.”
So Peter and the other disciple went out and came to the tomb.
They both ran, but the other disciple ran faster than Peter
and arrived at the tomb first;
he bent down and saw the burial cloths there, but did not go in.
When Simon Peter arrived after him,
he went into the tomb and saw the burial cloths there,
and the cloth that had covered his head,
not with the burial cloths but rolled up in a separate place.
Then the other disciple also went in,
the one who had arrived at the tomb first,
and he saw and believed.

MORE RED TIDE & DEAD FISH IN FLORIDA!

Dozens of dead fish are floating towards the mouth of the Caloosahatchee river. Many fear red tide is to blame, and some charter fishermen worry this could affect their bottom line. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says a high concentration of red tide bloom is lingering near the shores of Sanibel and floating down to Collier County. Fort Myers Beach is packed with tourists playing in the waves and enjoying the sun. But just offshore, Charter Captain George Howell noticed a disturbing sight lurking a few miles off Fort Myers Beach. “We noticed some dead fish, and the bait fish we caught in the well died within about two minutes,” said Howell. He believes red tide is to blame. He snapped photos with his phone, and says as the day wore on, the fish kill was moving in. “By four this afternoon it had moved into the mouth of the Caloosahatchee river,” he said. “There’s a haze over the water today. We have got a huge fish kill happening. We’ve had clients call and cancel the next couple of days.” His wife Lynda Mastronardo is the publisher of the local guide SWFL Naturally. With the recent red tide concerns, she says she’s afraid to let her young son swim in the water, and worries about her husband’s business. “It’s affecting our health, people are catching these fish and eating the fish, it’s in turn affecting them and making them sick. Tourist dollars are going to be hurt,” she said. “People that are vacationing here now, if they have a bad experience with red tide or fish kill, next year when they plan their vacation, they may decide to go somewhere else,” said Howell. He said a bad fish kill hasn’t affected his business in five years, and he hopes the tide will push it out. SWFL Naturally is publishing an article about local water quality in their January issue.

DEAD BIRDS IN KENTUCKY!

There’s a bizarre scene in Montgomery County where dozens of birds are dead. More than 30 birds are lying dead on Indian Mound Drive at the intersection of Grassy Lick Road in Mt. Sterling. All the birds appear to be the same species, and seem to have died and landed at this spot all at once. No word yet about what caused their death. The strange sight was first spotted on Christmas morning by people who live nearby. “Yesterday morning around 9:30 a.m. I pulled out on to the bypass, and there was a whole slew of birds,” explains local resident Karen Williams. “I didn’t know where they came from. I didn’t know. I thought if someone shot them there was an awful lot of shooting going on but I don’t know,” said Williams. State wildlife officials tell LEX18 they expect the birds to be removed on Tuesday.

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