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Danie interprets the writing.

DANIEL.

He is cast into the lions den about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in together to the king, and said thus unto him, the kingdoin.

King Darius, live for ever. 17 1 Then Daniel answered and said before the 7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the gover. king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy re-nors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the wards to anotier; yet I will read the writing captains, have consulted together to establish a unto the king, and make known to him the in- royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that terpretation.

whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or 18 0 thou king, the most high God gave Nebu- man for thirty days, save of thee, o king, he chadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty, shall be cast into the den of lions. and glory, and honour:

18 Now, o king, establish the decree, and sign 19 And for the majesty that he gave him, all the writing, that it be not changed, according to people, nations, and languages, trembled and the law of the Medes and Persians, which alterfeared before him: whom he would he slew :Jeth not. and whom he would he kept alive, and whom 9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing he would he set up; and whom he would he and the decree. put down.

| 10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was 20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his signed, he went into his house; and his winmind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his dows being open in his clamber toward Jerusakingly throne, and they took his glory from him: Icm, he kneeled upon his knees three times a

21 And he was driven from the sons of men; day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his and his heart was made like the beasts', and his God, as he did aforetiine.. dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed bim li Then these inen assembled, and found Daniel with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with praying and making supplication before his God. the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most 12 Then they came near, and spake before the high God ruled in the kingdom of inen, and that king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not he appointeth over it whomsoever he will. signed a decree, that every man that shall ask

22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not a petition of any god or man within thirty days, humbled thy heart, though thou knewest all this; save of thee, o king, shall be cast into the den

23 But hast listed up thyself against the Lord of lions? The king answered and said, The of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of thing is true, according to the law of the Medes his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, and l'ersians, which altereth not. thay wives and thy concubines, have drunk wine 13 Then answered they and said before the in them; and thou hast praised the gods of sil- king, That Daniel, which is of the children of

on, wood, and stone, the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but Cod in whose hand thy breath is, and whose maketh his petition three times a day. are all thy ways, hast thou not glorified. | 14 Then the king, when he heard these words,

24 Then was the part of the hand sent from was sore displeased with himself, and set his him; and this writing was written.

heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured 25 | And this is the writing that was written, till the going down of the sun to deliver him. DIENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. | 15 Then these men assembled unto the king,

26 This is the interpretation of the thing: and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and law of the Modes and Persians is, That no definished it.

cree nor statute which the king establisheth 27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, may be changed. and art found wanting.

| 16 Then the king commanded, and they brouglit 28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now to the Medes and Persians.

the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God 29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they whom thou servest continually, he will deliver clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain or thee. gold about his neck, and made a proclamation 17 And a stone was brought, and laid upon the concerning him, that he should be the third mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with ruler in the kingdom.

liis own signet, and with the signet of his lords; 30 11 In that night was Belshazzar the king of that the purpose might not be changed concernthe Chaldeans slain.

ing Daniel 31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, 18 4 Then the king went to his palace, and being about threescore and two years old. passed the night fasting: neither were inistritCHAP. VÌ.

inents of music brought before him: and his A conspiracy against Daniel.

sleep went from him. IT please, Darius to set over the kingdom a 19 Then the king arose very early in the nornI hundred and twenty princes, which should ing, and went in haste unto the den of lions. be over the whole kingdom;

| 20 And when he came to the den, he cried with ? And over these three presidents; of whom a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king Daniel was first : that the princes might give spake and said to Daniel, o Daniel, servant of accounts unto them, and the king should have no the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest damage.

continually, able to deliver thee from the lions ? 3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the 21 Then said Daniel unto the king, o king, presidents and princes, because an excellent live for ever. spirit was in him; and the king thought to set 22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut hini over the whole realm.

the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: 4 | Then the presidents and princes sought to forasmuch as before him innocency was found find occasion against Daniel concerning the in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done kingdom; but they could find none occasion no hurt. nor fault; forasinuch as he was faithful, neither 23 Then was the king exceeding glad for him, was there any error or fault found in him. land commanded that they should take Daniel

5 Then said these men, We shall not find any lup out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out occasion against this Daniel, except we find it loi the den, and no manner of hurt was found against him concerning the law of his God. lupon him, because lie believed in h:s God. & Then these presidents and princes assembled! 24 1 And the king commanded, and they

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Darius magnifieth God.

CHAP. VII, VIII.

Daniel's vision interpreted brought those men which had accused Daniel, 1 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and lantheir children, and their wives; and the lionsguages, should serve him: his dominion is an had the mastery of them, and brake all their everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottoni and his kingdoni, that which shall not be deof the den.

stroyed. 25 1 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, 15 || I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the nations, and languages, that dwell in all the midst of my body, and the visions of my head earth ; Peace be multiplied unto you.

troubled me. 26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of 16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, my kingdom men iremble and fear before the and asked him the truth of all this. So he told God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and me, and made ine know the interpretation of the steadfast for ever, and his kingdom that which things. shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall! 17 These great beasts, which are four, are four be even unto the end.

kings, which shall arise out of the earth. 27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh 18 But the saints of the Most High shall take signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, hath delivered Daniel from the power of the lions. even for ever and ever.

29 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Da-| 19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth rius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian. beast, which was diverse from all the others, CHAP. VII.

exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, Daniel's vision of four beasts

land his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in TN the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

T Daniel had a dream and visions of his head 20 And of the ten horns that were in his head. upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and and of the other which came up, and before told the sum of the matters.

whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, 2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by and a mouth that spake very great things, whose night, and behold, the four winds of the lieaven look was more stout than his fellows. strove upon the great sea.

21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with 3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, the saints, and prevailed against them; diverse one from another.

| 22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judg4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's ment was given to the saints of the Most High: wings; I beheld till the wings thereof were and the time came that the saints possessed the plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and kingdom. inade stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's 23 Thus he said The fourth beast shall be the heart was given to it.

(fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be di5 And behold another beast, a second, like to verse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break had three ribs in the mouth of it between the it in pieces. teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, de- 24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are vour much flesh.

ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise 6 After this, I beheld, and lo, another, like a after them; and he shall be diverse from the leopard, which had upon the back of it four first, and he shall subdue three kings. wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; 25 And he shall speak great words against the

Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the 7 After this I saw in the night visions, and be- Most High, and think to change times and laws: hold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and and they shall be given into his hand until a strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth :time and times and the dividing of time. it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped 26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall the residue with the feet of it: and it was di- take away his dominion to consume and to de verse from all the beasts that were before it; and stroy it unto the end. it had ten horns.

| 27 And the kinglom and dominion, and the 8 ( considered the horns, and behold, there greatness of the kingdom under the whole heacame up among them another little horn, before ven, shall be given to the people of the saints of whom there were three of the first horns pluck- the Most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting ed up by the roots: and behold, in this horn were kingdoin, and all dominions shall serve and obey eyes like the cyes of man, and a mouth speak-him. ing great things

| 28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for 911 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment and niy countenance changed in me: but I kepi 20 as white as snow, and the hair of his head like the matter in my heart the pure wool: his throne was like the ficry flame,

CHAP. VIII. and his wheels as burning fire.

Daniel's vision of the ram, ifc. 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from TN the third year of the reign of king Belshazbefore hiin: thousand thousands ministered unto 1 zar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at before him: the judgment was set, and the books the first. were opened.

1 2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, 11 I beheld then because of the voice of the when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, great words which the horn spake: I beheld which is in the province of Elam; and I saw even till the beast was slain, and his body de- in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. stroyed, and given to the burning flame. 1.3 Then I lifted up inine eyes, and saw, and be

12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they hold, there stood before the river a rain which had their dominion taken away: yet their lives had two horns; and the two horns were high; were prolonged for a season and time.

but one was higher than the other, and tho 13 I saw in the night visions, and behold, one higher came up last. like the Son of man came with tlie clouds of 4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northlicaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and ward, and southward; so that no heasts night they brought him near before him.

Istand before him, neither was there any that

nion was given to it also four heads; 25And he shall subdue three

Visiok of the ram and goat.

DANIEL.

Daniel's confession and prayer. I. could deliver out of his hand; but he did ac-snify himself in his heart, and by peace shall de cording to his will, and became great.

stroy many: he shall also stand up against the 5 And as I was considering, behold, a he-goat Prince of princes; but he shall be broken withcame from the west on the face of the whole out hand. carth, and touched not the ground : and the goat 26 And the vision of the evening and the had a notable horn between his eyes.

morning which was told is true: wherefore shut 6 Aná he came to the ram that liad tro horns, thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days. which I had seen standing before the river, and 27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain ran unto him in the fury of his power.

days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's 7 And I saw him coine close unto the ram, business; and I was astonished at the vision, and he was moved with choler against him, and but none understood it. smole the ram, and brake his two horns: and

CHAP. IX. there was no power in the ram to stand before

Prophecy of the seventy weeks. him, but he cast him down to the ground, and TN the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuestamped upon him: and there was none that I rus, of the seed of the Medes, which was could deliver the ram out of his hand.

Junade king over the realın of the Chaldeans : 8 Therefore, the he-goat waxed very great :/ 2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel underand when he was strong, the grcat horn was stood by books the number of the years, whereof broken; and for it, came up four notable ones the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the toward the four winds of heaven.

prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years 9 And out of one of them came forth a little in the desolations of Jerusalem. horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the 3 | And I set my face unto the Lord God, to south, and toward the east, and toward the plea- seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, sant land.

and sackcloth, and ashes : 10 And it waxed great, even to the host of hea- 4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and ven; and it cast down some of the host and of made my confession, and said, O Lord, the the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant

11 Yea, heinagnified himself even to the prince and mercy to them that love him, and to them of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was that keep his commandments; taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was 5 We have sinned, and have committed inicast down.

quity, and have done wickedly, and have rebel12 And a host was given him against the daily led, even by departing from thy precepts and sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast from thy judgments: down the truth to the ground, and it practised, 6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy ser. and prospered.

vants the prophets, which spake in thy name 13 1 Then I heard one saint speaking, and ano-to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and ther saint said unto that certain saint which to all the people of the land. spake, How long shall be the vision concerning 7 O Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of de- but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day: solation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of to be trodden under foot?

Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and 14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand that are far off, through all the countries whiand three hundred days; then shall the sanctua-ther thou hast driven them, because of their ry be cleansed.

trespass that they have trespassed against thee. 15 | And it came to pass, when I, even I Da- 8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, nicl, had seen the vision, and sought for the to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, meaning, then behold, there stood before me as because we have sinned against thee. the appearance of a man.

| 9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and for16 And I heard a man's voice between the givenesses, though we have rebelled against him; banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, 10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the make this man to understand the vision. LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he

17 So he came near where I stood; and when set before us by his servants the prophets.
he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: 11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law,
but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man:leven by departing, that they might not obey thy
for at the time of the end shall be the vision. voice; therefore the curse is roured upon us,

18 Now as he was speaking with me, I was in and the oath that is written in the law of Moses
a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but the servant of God, because we have sinned
hc touched me, and set me upright.

against him. 19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know 12 And he hath confirmed his words, which what shall be in the last end of the indignation : he spake against us, and against our judges that for at the time appointed the end shall be judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for

20 The ram which thou sawest having two under the whole heaven hath not been done as horns are the kings of Media and Persia. Thath been done upon Jerusalem.

21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: 13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this and the great horn that is between his eyes is evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer the first king.

before the LORD our God, that we might turn 22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood from our iniquities, and understand thy truth. up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of 14 Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the the nation, but not in his power.

levil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD Our 23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, God is righteous in all his works which he when the transgressors are come to the full, a doeth: for we obeyed not his voice. king of fierce countenance, and understanding 15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought dark sentences, shall stand up.

thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a 24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, is his own power: and he shall destroy wonder- at this day; we have sinned, we have done fully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall wickedly. destroy the mighty and the holy people.

16 O Lord, according to all thy righteous25 And through his policy also he shall cause ness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury craft to prosper in his liand; and he shall mag. be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy

18 Now as he was crend shall be the vision." :even by departing, that theransgressed thy law,

A didine messenger is sent to Daniel. CHAP. X, XI. Daniel comforied by an angel holy mountain: because for our sins and for the in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy peo-words like the voice of a multitude. ple are become a reproach to all that are about us. 7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the '17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer men that were with me saw not the vision ; but of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is de- to hide themselves. solate, for the Lord's sake.

18 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this 18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; great vision, and there remained no strength in open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, me: for my comeliness was turned in me into and the city which is called by thy name: for we corruption, and I retained no strength. do not present our supplications before thee for 9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies. when I heard the voice of his words, then was

19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, I in a deep sleep on iny face, and my face to hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, ward the ground. O my God : for thy city and thy people are 10 1 And behold, a hand touched me, which called by thy name.

set me upon my knees and upon the pahns of my 20 N And while I was speaking, and praying, hands, and confessing my sin, and the sin of my people 11 And he said unto me, o Daniel, a man Israel, and presenting my supplication before the greatly beloved, understand the words that I 1.ord my God for the holy mountain of my God; speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto

21 Yea, while I was speaking in prayer, even the thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the this word unto me, I stood trembling. beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched 12 Then said he unto me, Fear not. Daniel, me about the time of the evening oblation. for from the first day that thou didst set thy

22 And he informed me, and talked with me, heart to understand, and to chasten thyself beand said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to fore thy God, thy words were heard, and I am give thee skill and understanding.

come for thy words. 23 At the beginning of thy supplications the 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia commandment caine forth, and I am come withstood me one and twenty days: but lo, Mi. to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved : chael, one of the chief princes, came to help me therefore understand the matter, and consider and I remained there with the kings of Persia. the vision.

| 14 Now I am come to make thee understand 24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy peo-what shall befall thy people in the latter days: ple and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgres-for yet the vision is for many days. sion, and to make an end of sins, and to make 15 And when he had spoken such words unto reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in ever- me, I set my face toward the ground, and I belasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision came dumb. . and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy, 16 And behold, one like the similitude of the

25 Know therefore and understand, that from sons of men touched my lips: then I opened my the going forth of the conrmandment to restore mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and are turned upon me, and I have retained no two weeks: the street shall be built again, and strength. the wall, even in troublous tinies.

17 For how can the servant of this my lord 26 And after threescore and two wecks shall talk with this my lord ? for as for me, straightMessiah be cut off, but not for himself : and the way there remained no strength in me, neither people of the prince that shall come shall destroy is there breath left in me, ihe city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof 18 Then there came again and touched me ona shall be with a flood, and unto the end of the like the appearance of a man, and he strengthwar desolations are determined.

ened me, 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with 19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear noi : many for one week: and in the midst of the peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation when he had spoken imto me, I was strengthento cease, and for the overspreading of abomina- ed, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast tions, he shall make it desolate, even until the strengthened me. 'consummation, and that determined shall bel 20 Then said he. Knowest thou wherefore I poured upon the desolate.

come unto thee? and now will I return to figlit CHAP. X.

with the prince of Persia : and when I am goue Daniel seeth a glorious vision.

I forth, lo, ihe prince of Grecia shall come. TN the third year of Cyrus king of Peisia a 21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in

I thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose naine the scripture of truth; and there is none that was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, holdeth with me in these things, but Michael but the time appointed was long: and he under- your prince." stood the thing, and had understanding of the

CHAP. XI. vision,

The overthrow of Persin. 2 In those days [ Daniel was mour

eel SO I, in the first year of Darius the Mede. full weeks.

A enen I, stood to confirm and to strengthen 3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh him. nor wine in my nouth, neither did I anoint my- 2 And now will I shew thee the truth. Beself at all, till ihree whole weeks were fulfilled. Thold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Per

4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first sia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they nionth, as I was by the side of the great river, all: and by his strength through his riches, he which is Hiddekel;

shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia. 5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and 3 And a mighty king shall stand un, that shall behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose rule with great dominion, and do according to loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: his will.

6 Ilis body also was like the bery), and his 4 And when he shall stand up. his kingdoin face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes shall be broken, and shall be divided toward as lamps of fire, and his arins and his feet like the four winds of heaven :' and not to luis pos

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DANIEL. : the kings of the north and south terity. por according to his dominion which he overflown from before him, and shall be broken: ruled for his kingdom shall be plucked up, yea, also the prince of the covenant. even for others besides those.

23 And after the league made with him he shall 5 11 And the kirg of the south shall be strong, work deceitfully : for he shall come up, and shall and one of his princes; and he shall be strong become strong with a small people. above him, and have dominion; his dominion 24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the shall be a great dominion.

fattest places of the province; and he shall do 6 And in the end of years they shall join them- that which his fathers have not done, nor his selves together; for the king's daughter of the fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them south shall come to the king of the north to make the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he an agreement: but she shall not retain the power shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, of the arm; neither shall be stand, nor his arm : even for a time. but she shall be given up, and they that brought 25 And he shall stir up his power and his cour. her, and he that begat her, and he that strength- age against the king of the south with a great ened her in these times.

army; and the king of the south shall be stirred 7 But out of a branch of her roots shall one up to battle with a very great and unighty army; stand up in his estate, which shall come with but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast stand up in his estate, into the fortress of the devices against him.rood of the portion of his king of the north, and shall deal against them, 26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his and shall prevail :

meat shall destroy him, and his army shall over8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their flow: and many shall fall down slain. gods, with their princes, and with their precious 27 And both these kings' hearts shall be to do vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall con- mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; Linue more years than the king of the north. but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be

9 So the king of the south shall come into his at the time appointed. kingdom, and shall return into his own land. 28 Then shall 'he return into his land with

10 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall great riches; and his heart shall be against the assemble a multitude of great forces: and one holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass return to his own land, through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, 29 At the time appointed he shall return, and even to his fortress.

corne toward the south; but it shall not be as 11 And the king of the south shall be moved the former, or as the latter. with choler, and shall come forth and fight with 30 1 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him, even with the king of the north: and he him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, shall set forth a great multitude; but the multi-and have indignation against the holy covetude shall be given into his hand.

nant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and 12 And when he hath taken away the multi-have intelligence with them that forsake the tude, his heart shall be lifted up, and he shall holy covenant. cast down many ten thousands : but he shall not 31 And arips shall stand on his part, and they be strengthened by it.

shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall 13 For the king of the north shall return, and take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall shall set forth a multitude greater than the for- place the abomination that maketh desolate. mer, and shall certainly come after certain years 32 And such as do wickedly against the covewith a great army and with much riches. nant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the peo

14 And in those times there shall many stand ple that do know their God shall be strong, and up against the king of the south : also the rob-ldo erploits. bers of thy people shall exalt theinselves to estab. 33 And they that understand among the people Jish the vision; but they shall fall.

shall instruct many: yet they shall fall hy the 15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: many days. and the arms of the south shall not withstand, 34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be neither his chosen people, neither shall there beholpen with a little help: but many shall cleave any strength to withstand.

to them with flatteries. 16 But he that cometh against him shall do ac- 35 And some of them of understanding shall cording to his own will, and none shall stand all, to try them, and to purge, and to make before him: and he shall stand in the glorious them white, even to the tiine of the end : because land, which by his hand shall be consumed. lit is yet for a time appointed.

17 He shall also set his face to enter with the 36 And the king shali do according to his will; strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself with him ; thus shall he do: and he shall give above every god, and shall speak marvellous him the daughter of women, corrupting hier: but things against the God of gods, and shall prosper she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him. till the indignation be accomplished: for that

18 After this shall he turn his face unto the Isles, that is determined shall be done. and shall take many: but a prince for his own 37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him nor the desire of women, nor regard any god : to cease ; without his own reproach he shall for he shall magnify himself above all. cause it to turn upon him.

38 But in his estate shall he honour the god of 19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, Ishall be honour with gold, and silver, and with and not be found.

precious stones, and pleasant things. 20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser or 39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but withiul with a strange god, whom he shall acknowlengo few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, land increase with glory: and he shall cause nor in battle.

them to rule over many, and shall divide the 21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile per land for gain. son. tu whom they shall not give the honour of 40 And at the time of the end shall the king the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, Ithe south push at him: and the king of the hori and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

shall come against him like a whirlwind, with W And with the arms of a flood shall they chariots, and with horsemen, and with niany

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