1And since I have told you about the seventy weeks, let me tell you also 1 Lit. ‘since you have heard … hear also’. about the priesthood. 2For in each jubilee there will be a priesthood. In 2 So b l: II-l ‘and in’. the first jubilee the first priest anointed to the priesthood will be great, and he will speak to God as to a father; and his priesthood will be perfect with the Lord, 3 So II: b ‘perfect with the fear of the Lord’. and on his day of joy he will stand up for the salvation of the world. 3In the second jubilee the anointed priest will be conceived amid the distresses of his people; 4 Lit. ‘in the sorrow of the beloved ones’. and his priesthood will be held in high honour and esteem by all. 4And the third priest will be overcome by sorrow. 5And the fourth will suffer anguish because unrighteousness will make a determined assault upon him, 5 Translation uncertain. and Israelites 6 Lit. ‘and all Israel’. will hate one another. 6,7The fifth will be overcome by darkness. And so also the sixth and the seventh. 8And in the seventh jubilee there will be pollution of a kind that I cannot speak of in the presence of the Lord and men 7 So b: II om. ‘the Lord and’. (but they will know who do these things). 9Because of this they will be taken as captives and plundered, and their land and their possessions will be destroyed. 10And in the fifth week they will return to their land in its desolation, and they will renew the house of the Lord. 11And in the seventh week will come priests, who will be idolaters, quarrelsome, money-lovers, arrogant, lawless, licentious, corrupters of children, and given to unnatural vice with animals.