OK - here is my attempt to outline the literary structure of Dan 9:24-27 based on the first few lines that appear to repeat throughout the passage. Note that the word structure is based on the Hebrew words, not English words although I have tried to some extent to reflect this in the way i have translated the passage.
70 weeks are determined for -
A: Your people [2 word phrase]
. B: Your Holy City [3 word phrase]
A: Finish the-transgression, end sin, expiate iniquity, [2 word phrases]
. B: Introduce eternal righteousness, seal vision & prophecy, anoint most holy [3 word phrase]
A: From the decree to restore and rebuild Jerusalem till Messiah – 7 weeks + 62 weeks
. B: Rebuilt in times of trouble
A: After 62 weeks Messiah cut off and will have nothing
. B: People of prince destroy city & sanctuary, end like a flood, war & desolations
A: He confirms covenant with many for 1 week, cut off mid-week & stops sacrifice & offering
. B: On the wing he will come abomination that makes desolate until the end
Note that the prophet Daniel has effectively melded two prophecies about simultaneous events into one narrative but still managed to keep them distinct. The two sets of events concern "your people" and Messiah, vs, "Your Holy City". From this we observe several things:
- The time elements, 7 weeks, 62 weeks, being cut-off, etc, all apply to Messiah who confirms a covenant for 1 week, etc. It is Messaih being cut off that causes the sacrifice to cease
- The Holy City is be rebuilt in times of trouble but there would be the people of the prince would destroy the city and depopulate it, etc.
Hope this helps.