12:1 Michael. See notes on Daniel 10:13.
12:1 time of trouble. This is the “great tribulation,” the last half of Daniel’s seventieth week, following the placement of the “abomination of desolation” in the temple’s holy place (Matthew 24:15, Daniel 9:24-27).
12:1 thy people shall be delivered. During this terrible “time of Jacob’s trouble” (Jeremiah 30:7), the true Israelites will be protected in the wilderness (Revelation 12:6,14), and prepared to receive Christ when He returns at the end of the great tribulation (Zechariah 12:10; Romans 11:25,26).