D A N I E L.
In this chapter we have, I. Daniel's prayer for
the restoration of the Jews who were in captivity, in which he
confesses sin, and acknowledges the justice of God in their
calamities, but pleads God's promises of mercy which he had yet in
store for them, ver. 1-19.
II. An immediate answer sent him by an angel to his prayer, in
which, 1. He is assured of the speedy release of the Jews out of
their captivity, ver.
20-23. And, 2. He is informed concerning the redemption
of the world by Jesus Christ (of which that was a type), what
should be the nature of it and when it should be accomplished,
ver. 24-27. And it is the
clearest, brightest, prophecy of the Messiah, in all the Old