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And at that time MICHAEL, the great leader who stands over the sons of your people, shall stand,

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and there shall be a time of trouble such as there never was since the nation came into being until that time, and at that time your people shall be delivered, everyone who is found written in the book.


At that time, WHO IS LIKE GOD? the powerful leader who stands over and protects the sons of your people, will stand up for and protect them. A time of trouble will come that will be worse than anything this nation has seen since it began until then, but at the right moment your people will be delivered from disaster, specifically those whose names have been written in God’s book.



This word for “stand” is used twice in this sentence to emphasize the action Michael is taking on behalf of God’s people. There are a variety of ways one can “stand,” but the context tells us that both of these are used of His efforts to fight for God’s people against attacks from the Evil one. We could also paraphrase it, “the one who protects will protect.”