Daniel Temp Index
"Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand."
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"Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried..."

  • Or, "purify themselves and make themselves white" or "show themselves to be pure and white." While man cannot of his own power purify himself, he can show forth by his life the fact that God has purified him. This forms a contrast with the following clause, "but the wicked shall do wickedly." (4BC 880)
  • The phraseology of Daniel 12:10 seems at first sight to be rather peculiar: "Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried." How, it may be asked, can they be made white, and then tried (as the language wold seem to imply), when it is by being tried that they are purified and made white? The language doubtless describes a process which is many times repeated in the experience of those, who, during this time, are being made ready for the coming and kingdom of the Lord. They are purified and made white, as compared with their former condition. Then they are again tried. Greater tests are brought to bear upon them. If they endure these, the work of purification is thus carried on to a still greater extent until they attain to a purer character. After reaching this stare, they are tried again, and further purified and made white. Thus the process goes on until characters are developed which will stand the test of the day of judgment and a spiritual condition is reached which needs no further trial. (US 322-323)

"...the wise shall understand."

  • A guarantee that those in the last days who study devoutly and intelligently will understand God's message for their time. (4BC 880)