Daniel 8:26

And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: therefore shut up the vision; for it shall be many days hence.
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Aquinas Study Bible

AD 2017
seal up the vision: that is, to leave it obscure for many people. (Theodoret of Cyrus)

George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Morning of this day, or of what shall happen in certain full days, ver. 14. Seal. When the predictions were to take place soon, they were dated and published. (Calmet) This will remain obscure till after the event. (St. Jerome) What regarded the temple, happened in 300 years' time. But it alluded also to antichrist. (St. Gregory, Mor. xxx. 12.) (Worthington) ...


AD 420
Having explained the vision which we have examined (p. 539) above to the best of our ability, the angel Gabriel adds at the end: "Thou therefore seal up the vision, because it shall come to pass after many days." By the mention of a seal, he showed that the things spoken were of a hidden character and not accessible to the ears of the multitude, or susceptible of comprehension prior to their actual fulfilment by the events themselves. ...

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. - 2 Peter 1:20

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