Introduction to Daniel Chapter 9

This chapter contains a prayer of Daniel, and the answer to it. The time, occasion, and manner of his prayer, or circumstances of it, are observed, Daniel 9:1, the parts of it, an address unto God, under various suitable epithets and characters, Daniel 9:4 confession of sin, of his own, of the inhabitants of the land, kings, princes, and people, which are largely dwelt upon and exaggerated, Daniel 9:5 and petitions for mercy, Daniel 9:16, then the answer follows; the time when it was ordered and given, and the person by whom it was sent, are expressed, Daniel 9:20 who delivered to him the vision of the seventy weeks to be considered by him; in which both the work of the Messiah, and the time of his coming, are clearly pointed out, Daniel 9:24.