But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro…
But go thou thy way, etc. (ver. 13). From Daniel 12:4 to the end we have the epilogue to the last vision of the book. In the epilogue are many interesting matters, which will no doubt be developed in the Exposition. We here lay hold of the closing words of all, suggest them for homiletical treatment, and indicate their meaning. No more than this.
I. A PRECEPT. "Go thou thy way till the end be." Here the old man of near ninety years is bidden to continue in the path of well-doing until death; for that is "the end" referred to.
II. PROMISE. Threefold. Of:
1. Rest. In the grave. After that long, toilsome, noble life.
2. Resurrection. תָּקוּםאּתַּעֲטוד: To rise up from the rest of the grave.
3. Inheritance; i.e. with the saints in light. "Lot" has primary reference to the inheritance of Israel in Canaan; and so secondarily to the antitype, Heaven. - R.
Parallel VersesKJV: But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.