Jesus answered them and GAVE THEM THE SIGN: “When ye therefore shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)...” Mark reported: “But when ye shall see the ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION, spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not, (let him that readeth understand)” Luke's Report TELLS US PLAINLY what we're supposed to "UNDERSTAND": “And WHEN YE SHALL SEE JERUSALEM COMPASSED WITH ARMIES, THEN KNOW that the DESOLATION THEREOF is nigh.” The END-TIME ANNIHILATION of JERUSALEM IS THE ABOMINATION OF DESOLATION!! (Mat 24:15, Luk 21:20, Mar 13:14) ..... Let's TURN ON THE NEWS and see if armies are CURRENTLY surrounding Jerusalem?? --clark

Bible Versions Compared on "70 Weeks of Daniel"

Below is a comparison showing how the New International Version (NIV) differs from the King James Version (KJV). We are specifically looking at the 9th Chapter of Daniel. The differences are drastic. 
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KJV:  Black  
Clark’s Comment: Purple 

Dan 9:2:
“In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.” 

“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.” 

NIV changed plural desolations of Jerusalem into a single event and they removed Daniel’s statement saying: “that He [The LORD Himself] would accomplish … the desolations.  Gabriel explains to Daniel that these are not simply 70 years, but rather weeks (of years): 

Dan 9:24:

“Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people [Israel] and upon thy holy city [Jerusalem], to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.”  

"Seventy 'sevens'  are decreed for your people [Israel] and your holy city [Jerusalem] to finish 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.”  

Israel is given 490 years to finish the transgression.  This one transgression is that they have rejected their Messiah.  In the Last Days, God has allotted them 490 years to receive JESUS CHRIST as their Lord, Savior, and King … but NIV turns the meaning into a general “transgression” (meaning many transgressions).  Israel is to use this time for reconciliation for iniquity.” Reconciliation is defined as “re-establishing a relationship.”  The Lord is allowing Israel to return to their Messiah but the NIV is saying they (Israel) need to perform their own atonement. 

Dan 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.   

"Know and understand this: From the issuing of the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem until the Anointed One, 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.” 

KJV speaks of building JerusalemUNTO the Messiah.”  Literally, this will be fulfilled only once:  at the sounding of the Seventh Trump (Rev 11:15; Jer 3:17; Rev 14:1-4).  But NIV removes “unto” and changes it to “until” changing the text to an entirely different context.  NIV says “it (Jerusalem) will be rebuilt with streets and a trench” but KJV only tells us that “the street” is “built again” and also “the wall” during this time of trouble… saying nothing about a trench. 

Dan 9:26:

“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.” *(see Footnote below) 

“After the sixty-two 'sevens,' the Anointed One will be cut off and will have nothing.  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.*(see Footnote below)

This time is after the 7 weeks and after the 62 weeks (69 total), which means we are within the final week of years (the final seven years of man’s time).  KJV tells us that during this time Messiah will be cut off but not for Himself.”  I believe this simply means that “the times of the Gentiles” is hereby fulfilled (Luke 21:24).  Salvation is cut off, but not to God’s elect (His Bride as described in Rev 21:9-14).  NIV removes but not for Himself” and changes it to say:  He “will have nothing.”  That makes no sense!  KJV says the time of the gentiles destroying Jerusalem will end with a flood.”  NIV says it “will come like a flood.”  KJV says that desolations are determined” “unto the end of the war.”  NIV simply tells us that war will continue until the endand the “desolations (of Jerusalem) are no longer determined “unto the end” (as KJV states). 

Dan 9:27:

And HE [Messiah the Prince]  

He [NIV wants us to believe this is the antichrist] 

V. 27 Continued: 

shall confirm THE [One and Only] COVENANT with many [both Gentiles and Israelites] for one week 

will confirm a [one (of some/many)] covenant with many for one 'seven.' 

V. 27 Continued: 

and in the midst of [somewhere within] the week He [Messiah the Prince] shall cause THE Sacrifice and the Oblation [the One and Only True Sacrifice/True Oblation] to cease [“but not for Himself Not for His marriage with HIS BRIDE, aka His Elect (as described in Rev 21:9-14). “The times of the Gentiles” is hereby “fulfilled” and God’s promise to gather scattered Israel escalates],  

In the middle [different than “in the midst of”] of the ‘seven’ he [antichrist] will put an end to sacrifice and offering [This speaks generally, allowing for multiple sacrifices and oblations while KJV speaks of only one] 

V. 27 Continued: 

and for the overspreading of abominations [because of the extensive and increasing evil of the people of Jerusalem] He [Messiah the Prince] shall make it [Daniel’s Holy City Jerusalem] desolate, (see * and ** Footnotes below)] 

And on a wing of the temple he [antichrist] will set up an abomination that causes desolation [NIV inserts this phrase which has no semblance to the KJV!  The above KJV desolation is God’s punishment upon Jerusalem because of the overspreading of abominations.  NIV completely removes that explanation from the text.  Then NIV, in this final portion of mankind’s last seven years, inserts The Abomination of Desolation.  Jesus, Daniel, and Apostle John have already taught us that the A of D occurs toward the early portion of the Tribulation… not toward the end, as NIV is teaching here], 

V. 27 Continued: 

even until the consummation, [the desolation by Messiah the Prince will continue upon Jerusalem unto the ultimate fulfillment.]

[NIV leaves this out] 

and that determined [the final of the desolations “determined” in verse 26 above] shall be poured upon the desolate.” 

until the end that is decreed is poured out on him [antichrist]." [as in the above phrase, NIV inserts this phrase which has no semblance to the KJV!]

The Lord has Determined Desolations for Jerusalem (by both men and God): 

“And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh. (Luk 21:20)” 

“And when He [Jesus] was come near, He beheld the city [Jerusalem], and wept over it,   Saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace! but now they are hid from thine eyes.  For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee [Jerusalem] one stone upon another…( Luk 19:41-44)” 

“And say unto the people of the land, Thus saith the Lord GOD of the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and of the land of Israel; They shall eat their bread with carefulness, and drink their water with astonishment, that her [Jerusalem’s] land may be desolate from all that is therein, because of the violence of all them that dwell therein. And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and ye shall know that I am the LORD. (Eze 12:19-20)” 

“For thus saith the Lord GOD; How much more when I send my four sore judgments upon Jerusalem, the sword, and the famine, and the noisome beast, and the pestilence, to cut off from it man and beast?  Yet, behold, therein shall be left a remnant that shall be brought forth, both sons and daughters: behold, they shall come forth unto you, and ye shall see their way and their doings: and ye shall be comforted concerning the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem, even concerning all that I have brought upon it. (Eze 14:21-22)” 

And what does the Lord do after these desolations of Jerusalem (where He rescued the remnant)?

“Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; As the vine tree among the trees of the forest, which I have given to the fire for fuel, so will I give the inhabitants of Jerusalem.  And I will set My face against them; they shall go out from one fire, and another fire shall devour them; and ye shall know that I am the LORD, when I set My face against them.  And I will make the land desolate, because they have committed a trespass, saith the Lord GOD. (Eze 15:6-8) 

For Jerusalem, The LORD has determined that His desolations shall be poured upon desolations.  This is what Daniel 9:27 is saying with the KJV, but the NIV does not even come close.

**The "desolations" of Jerusalem are plural. By my count, throughout time, 3 such desolations are by men's armies (2 have occurred & A of D is about to occur any day), with the final 2 being by the Hand of The Lord:
  1. C. 587 BC: 2Ki 25:9
  2. 70 AD
  3. Abomination of Desolation: Luke 19:44 & 21:20
  4. God, before 7th Trump: Eze 14:21-23 & 15:6-8& Rev 11:13
  5. God, during 7th Trump: Eze 15:6-8 & Dan 9:27 
Clark Callear


  1. Most of the differences between the NIV and the KJV are not significant. The one this is important is the "He" of Daniel 9:27. Most traditional "last days" prophecy interpretation implies the "he" is is "the prince [ruler] who is to come," which is incorrect. The "He" of Daniel 9:27 is the Messiah, Jesus. He confirmed THE Covenant, that is, "fulfilled" the old covenant. He was "cut off" meaning put to death for sins, but not for his own sins [he had no sin of his own, but died for the sins of the world.]

    1. Ty and I agree on much. We disagree on a little (such as what "cut off" means above). The importance of what he says about the “He” of Daniel 9:27” is a BIG DEAL! Most prophecy teachers say this is antichrist, which is exactly the opposite of how it reads in the King James Bible!

      The NIV changes the words to match the erroneous doctrine of the day.


  2. When I read the above comparison, I don't see the comparison of the NIV & KJV but the added comments which are to direct you to a certain frame of mind. It would be so much easier if the two were compared and the person reading the comparison could do some research and determine the difference where there is any.

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