I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by him who lives forever that it will be for a time, times, and a half; and when they have finished breaking in pieces the power of the holy people, all these things will be finished.
I heard, but I didn’t understand. Then I said, “My lord, what will be the outcome of these things?”
He said, “Go your way, Daniel; for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end.
Many will purify themselves,
and make themselves white,
and be refined;
but the wicked will do wickedly;