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the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

6 And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.

7 And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him; and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.

8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.

9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.

10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.

11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.

12 And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.

13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the

sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.

16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

17 So he came near where I stood : and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.

18 Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.

19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation : for at the time appointed the end shall be.

20 The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.

21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia : and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first

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but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

25 And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.

27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none 'understood it.


5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments :

6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.

7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;

10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.

11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.

12 And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.

13 As it is written in the law of

In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;

2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes :

4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and inercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments;

Moses, all this evil is come upon | fore the LORD my God for the holy us: yet made we not our prayer mountain of my God; before the LORD our God, that we 21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in might turn from our iniquities, and prayer, even the man Gabriel, understand thy truth.

whom I had seen in the vision at 14 Therefore hath the LORD the beginning, being caused to fly watched upon the evil, and brought swiftly, touched me about the time it upon us: for the LORD our God of the evening oblation. is righteous in all his works which 22 And he informed me, and talkhe doeth : for we obeyed not his ed with me, and said, O Daniel, I voice.

am now come forth to give thee 15 And now, O Lord our God, skill and understanding. that hast brought thy people forth 23 At the beginning of thy supout of the land of Egypt with a plications the commandment came mighty hand, and hast gotten thee forth, and I am come to shew thee; renown, as at this day; we have sin for thou art greatly beloved : therened, we have done wickedly.

fore understand the matter, and con16 O Lord, according to all thy sider the vision. righteousness, I beseech thee, let 24 Seventy weeks are determined thine anger and thy fury be turned upon thy people and upon thy holy away from thy city Jerusalem, thy city, to finish the transgression, and holy mountain : because for our sins, to make an end of sins, and to make and for the iniquities of our fathers, reconciliation for iniquity, and to Jerusalem and thy people are be bring in everlasting righteousness, come a reproach to all that are a and to seal up the vision and probout us.

phecy, and to anoint the most 17 Now therefore, O our God, Holy. hear the prayer of thy servant, and 25 Know therefore and underhis supplications, and cause thy face stand, that from the going forth of to shine upon thy sanctuary that is the commandment to restore and to desolate, for the Lord's sake.

build Jerusalem unto the Messiah 18 O my God, incline thine ear, the Prince shall be seven weeks, and hear; open thine eyes, and be and threescore and two weeks: the hold our desolations, and the city streets shall be built again, and the which is called by thy name: for wall, even in troublous times. we do not present our supplications 26 And after threescore and two before thee for our righteousnesses, weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but but for thy great mercies.

not for himself: and the people of 19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; the prince that shall come shall deO Lord, hearken and do; defer not, stroy the city and the sanctuary; and for thine own sake, O my God : for the end thereof shall be with a flood, thy city and thy people are called and unto the end of the war desoby thy name.

lations are determined. 20 And whiles I was speaking, 27 And he shall confirm the coand praying, and confessing my sin venant with many for one week: and the sin of my people Israel, and in the midst of the week he and presenting my supplication be- || shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the over- || into corruption, and I retained no spreading of abominations he shall strength. make it desolate, even until the 9 Yet heard I the voice of his consummation, and that determin words : and when I heard the voice ed shall be poured upon the de of his words, then was I in a deep solate.

sleep on my face, and my face to

ward the ground. CHAP. X.

10 And, behold, an hand touched

me, which set me upon my knees IN the third year of Cyrus king and upon the palms of my hands. of Persia a thing was revealed unto 11 And he said unto me, O DaDaniel, whose name was called Bel niel, a man greatly beloved, unteshazzar; and the thing was true, derstand the words that I speak but the time appointed was long : unto thee, and stand upright: for and he understood the thing, and unto thee am I now sent. And had understanding of the vision. when he had spoken this word unto

2 In those days I Daniel was me, I stood trembling. mourning three full weeks.

12 Then said he unto me, Fear 3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither not, Daniel: for from the first day came flesh nor wine in my mouth, that thou didst set thine heart to neither did I anoint myself at all, understand, and to chasten thyself till three whole weeks were fulfilled. before thy God, thy words were

4 And in the four and twentieth heard, and I am come for thy day of the first month, as I was by words. the side of the great river, which is 13 But the prince of the kingHiddekel;

dom of Persia withstood me one 5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, and looked, and behold a certain one of the chief princes, came to man clothed in linen, whose loins help me; and I remained there were girded with fine gold of U with the kings of Persia. phaz:

14 Now I am come to make thee 6 His body also was like the understand what shall befall thy beryl, and his face as the appear people in the latter days : for yet ance of lightning, and his eyes as the vision is for many days. lamps of fire, and his arms and his 15 And when he had spoken feet like in colour to polished brass, such words unto me, I set my face and the voice of his words like the toward the ground, and I became voice of a multitude.

dumb. 7 And I Daniel alone saw the 16 And, behold, one like the sivision : for the men that were with militude of the sons of men touched me saw not the vision; but a great my lips : then I opened my mouth, quaking fell upon them, so that and spake, and said unto him that they fled to hide themselves.

stood before me, O my lord, by the 8 Therefore I was left alone, and vision my sorrows are turned upon saw this great vision, and there *me, and I have retained no strength. remained no strength in me: for 17 For how can the servant of my comeliness was turned in me this my lord talk with this my lord ? for as for me, straightway there re- | minion which he ruled: for his mained no strength in me, neither kingdom shall be plucked up, even is there breath left in me.

for others beside those. 18 Then there came again and 5 And the king of the south shall touched me one like the appear be strong, and one of his princes ; ance of a man, and he strengthen and he shall be strong above him, ed me,

and have dominion; his dominion 19 And said, O man greatly be shall be a great dominion. loved, fear not: peace be unto thee, 6 And in the end of years they be strong, yea, be strong. And shall join themselves together; for when he had spoken unto me, I the king's daughter of the south was strengthened, and said, Let my shall come to the king of the north lord speak; for thou hast strength to make an agreement: but she shall ened me.

not retain the power of the arın; 20 Then said he, Knowest thou neither shall he stand, nor his arm : wherefore I come unto thee? and but she shall be given up, and they now will I return to fight with the that brought her, and he that begat prince of Persia: and when I am her, and he that strengthened her gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia in these times. shall come.

7 But out of a branch of her 21 But I will shew thee that roots shall one stand up in his estate, which is noted in the scripture of which shall come with an army, truth: and there is none that hold and shall enter into the fortress of eth with me in these things, but the king of the north, and shall deal Michael your prince.

against them, and shall prevail:

8 And shall also carry captives | CH AP. XI.

into Egypt their gods, with their

princes, and with their precious vesALSO I in the first year of Darius sels of silver and of gold; and he the Mede, even I, stood to confirm shall continue more years than the and to strengthen him.

king of the north. 2 And now will I shew thee the 9 So the king of the south shall truth. Behold, there shall stand up come into his kingdom, and shall yet three kings in Persia; and the return into his own land. fourth shall be far richer than they 10 But his sons shall be stirred all: and by his strength through up, and shall assemble a multitude his riches he shall stir up all against of great forces: and one shall certhe realm of Grecia.

tainly come, and overflow, and pass 3 And a mighty king shall stand through: then shall he return, and up, that shall rule with great do be stirred up, even to his fortress. minion, and do according to his 11 And the king of the south will.

shall be moved with choler, and 4 And when he shall stand up, shall come forth and fight with his kingdom shall be broken, and him, even with the king of the shall be divided toward the four north: and he shall set forth a winds of heaven; and not to his great multitude; but the multitude posterity, nor according to his do- || shall be given into his hand..

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