Daniel 8:19 Index
"And he said, 'Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.'"
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"...end of the indignation..." (Daniel 8:17)

  • With a general statement that at the time appointed the end shall be, and that he will make him to know "what shall be in the last end of the indignation," the angel enters upon an interpretation of the vision. "The indignation" must be understood to cover a period of time. What period of time? God told His people Israel that He wold pour upon them His indignation for their wickedness; and thus He gave directions concerning the "profane wicked prince of Israel:" "Remove the diadem, and take off the crown..... I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until He come whose right it is; and I will give it Him." (Ezekiel 21:25-27, 31). (US 188)
  • Here is the period of God's indignation against His covenant people, the period during which the sanctuary and host are to be trodden underfoot. The diadem was removed, and the crown taken off, when Israel was subjected to the kingdom of Babylon. It was overturned by the Medes and Persians, again by the Grecians, again by the Romans, corresponding to the three times the word is repeated by the prophet. The Jews, having rejected Christ, were soon scattered abroad over the face of the earth. Spiritual Israel has taken the place of the literal seed; but they are in subjection to earthly powers, and will be until the throne of David is again set up - until He who is its rightful heir, the Messiah, the Prince of peace, shall come. Then the indignation will have ceased. The events that shall take place in the end of this period are now to be made known to Daniel by the angel. (US 188)