A Good Translation?
Some translations use the word ‘beast’ nearly 300 times. The NIV uses the word ‘beast’ only 87 times. In some translations, the beast is a man and in others it is an it. Some translations do not use the word ‘test’. The NIV uses the word ‘test’ 60 times. These are significant differences. My favorite translation, NABRE, is the only one that uses the word ‘test’ in Daniel 12:10 which may be the best explanation as to what we are doing here. “Many shall be refined, purified, and tested, but the wicked shall prove wicked; the wicked shall have no understanding, but those with insight shall.”