12:1 “At that time Michael,
the great prince who watches over your people, 1
will arise. 2
There will be a time of distress
unlike any other from the nation’s beginning 3
up to that time.
But at that time your own people,
all those whose names are 4 found written in the book,
12:2 Many of those who sleep
in the dusty ground will awake –
some to everlasting life,
and others to shame and everlasting abhorrence. 5
12:3 But the wise will shine
like the brightness of the heavenly expanse.
And those bringing many to righteousness
will be like the stars forever and ever.
1 tn Heb “stands over the sons of your people.”
2 tn Heb “will stand up.”
3 tn Or “from the beginning of a nation.”
4 tn The words “whose names are” are added in the translation for stylistic reasons and for clarification.
5 sn This verse is the only undisputed reference to a literal resurrection found in the Hebrew Bible.