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rum, ami lit- was moved v illi 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 lor it came up lour notable ones, toward the four winds of heaven.
9 And out of one of them came foul) a little horn, which waxed exceeding great toward the south, and toward the east.aud toward llie pleasant land.
10 And it waxed great, even to the 1h>si of heaven ; anil it cast down of the hosi and of the stars t< ground, anil stamped upon them.
11 Yen, lie magnified/rimse//"even to the prince of the host, and by him the d;iilyj(/CJ-£/ic<; was taken away,and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
12 And a host was given him against the daily sucrijice by reason of trans giession, and it cast down the truth to the ground ; and it practised, and prospered.
13 V Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shatl be the vision coticerning dai ly sacrijice, ami the transgression of desolation,to give both the sanctuary and the host to he trodden under foot:
14 And he said unto me, Untotwi thousand and three hundred days then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
15 IT And it came to pass, when 1 even L Daniel, had seen the visiou.and sought for the meaning, then, behold there stood before me as the appear
16 A nd 1 heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulni, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to un derstaud the vision.
17 So he cauie near where I stood and when he came, 1 was afraid, am fell upon my face: but he said unit nie, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end,»7i«i7 be the vision.
IS Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched ine, and set me upright.
ly And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the las'
the vision, end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.
20 The ram which thou saweet bavug two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.
21 And the rough goat U the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it,lour kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.
23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of lierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
24 And Ilis power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy woiulerluliy, and shall
and practice, and shall destroy the mighty and tiie holy people
25 And through his policy also he shall cause emit to prosper in his hand; ami he shall maguily himself
Ins heart, and by peace shall des>y many: he shall also stand up aius t the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without band. 2b And the vision of the evening and he morning which was told, is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; lor it shall be for many days. 27 And 1 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 i£.
CHAP. IX. N the firstyear of Darius the son of Ahasuerus.of the seed of IheMedes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;
2 In the lirstyearof his reign, 1 Dan iel understood by hooks the number of the years, whereof the word of the
came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy eara in the desolations of Jerusalem.
3 1T And I set my lace unto the Lord Goo, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fastings, and sackcloth,and ashes:
4 And 1 prayed unto the Lord my God, mid made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them that iove him, and to lhei» that keep his commandments;
5 We have sinned, and have commit
Daniel's confession ted iniquity, and have done wickedly and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
0 Neither have we hearkened unto ihy 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 0 Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Juuah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that arc afar off, through all| the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that Iheyhave trespassed against Ihee. i
8 O Lord, to us belongetk confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we hav sinned against thee.
9 To life Loan our God belong mer cies and forgiveness, though we havi rebelled against him;
10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Loan our God, to walk laws, which he set before us by his] servants the prophets.
11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy Jaw, even by deporting, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the" curse is poured upon us, and,the oath that is written in the law of Mo i-es the servant of God, because we! have sinned against him.
J 2 And he hath confirmed his words, ivhich he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under llif whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
J 3 As U is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: j'el| made we not our prayer before the Lord our God, that we miglit turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
14 Therefore hath the Lord watched upon the evil, and brought it upon i for the Lord our God is righteous nil his works which he doeth: for 1
• abeyed not his voice.
15 And now, 0 Lord our God, that /iast brought thy people forth out of j the land of iCgypt w,th a mighty hand, and hast gotten Usee reno\vn,a3 at this day; we have siuneo*, we have donej wickedly.
Aniel. and prayer.
righteousness,I beseech thee,let thine, anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, J ecu salem and thy people are become a re proach to all that are about us.
17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate,for the Lord's sake.
18 O my God, incline thine ear, and ear; open thine eyes, and behold our
desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do not pre ent our supplications before thee for >ur righteousnesses, but for thy great
19 0 Lord, hear; 0 Lord, forgive;
0 Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine *>wn sake, O my God : for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.
20 TT And while I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin", and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplications before the Lord my God for the holy mountain of my God;
21 Yea, while I was speaking in praj'er, even the man Gabriel, whom
1 had seen in the vision at the begin ning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.
22"And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, 1 am now come forth to give thee skill ami understanding.
23 At the beginning of thy supplira lions the commandment camp forth, and I am co-me to show thee; for thou greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the v:s
24 Seventy weeks are determined, upon thy people and upon thy holy! city, to finish the transgression,and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and 1o sea) up the vision and prophesy, and to anoint the Most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, thai from the going forth of the com nandment to restore and to build Jeusalem, unto the Messiah the Prince.
shall be seven weeks, and threesci
lb" H O Lcro, accorc-ing to nil thy and two weeks: the street shall be
Ilciscomjortea CHAP. X. by cn angel.
Utiilt again, and I lie wall, even in, my face, and my face toward the
troublous times. ground.
•2H And after threescore and two 10 IT And, behold, a hand touchc-d
weeks shall Messiah be cut otT, but
IN the third year of Cyrus king of'
5 Then 1 lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain mar dothed in linen, whose loins u-crc gir 'led with fine gold of Uphaz:
6 His body also tms like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of lire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voire of his words like the voice of a multitude
7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with not the vision; but a great quaking! fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
8 Therefore 1 was left alone, and saw tin's great vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
9 Vet heard I the voice of his words: and when 1 heard the voice of his] word?, then was I in a deep sleep on
, hich set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.
11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, n man greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, 1 stood trembling.
12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thy heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and lam come for thv words.
13 But the prince or the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but, lo,Michael, one of the chiel princes, came to help me; and I re mained there with the kings of Persia.
14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy people in the latter days : for yet the vision is for many days.
15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face towan' the ground, and 1 became dumb.
J6 And, behold, one like the simih (ude of the sons of men touched niy lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto hiin that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and 1 have retained no strength. J 7 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord? for as forme, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither is there breath left in me.
18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
19 And said.O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace Z>cunto thee,be strong, yea, be strong. And when he h:ul spoken unto me, 1 was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me.
20 Then said he, Knowcst thou wherefore 1 come unto thee? and now will I return to fight will, the prince of Persia: and when I amgone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
21 But I will show thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and, there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
Jjtagues and conflicts
ALSO I in Hie first year of Darii
3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for Mis kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others besides the
DANIEL. between kings,
set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand
12 And when he hath taken away . the multitude, his heart shall be lilted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it.
13 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with a great army and with much riches.
14 And in those times there sha). many stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to establish the
ision; but they shall fall.
15 So the king of the north shall ome, and cast up a mount, ami take
the most fenced cities; and the arms
ft TT And the king of the south shalljof the south shall not withstand.
be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above hnu, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.
6 And in the end ofyears Lhey shall join themselves together; for the ki daughter of the south shall come~to the king of the north to make an nient: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.
7 But out of a branch of her roots .■shall one stand up in his estate, whic h shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the king of the north, and shall ileal against them, and shall prevail:
8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold : and he shall continue mwe years than the king of the north.
9 So Ihe king of the south shall come into Ids kingdom, and shall return into liis own land.
10 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress.
11 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with Die king of'the north: and he shall j
ther his chosen people, iifithc there he any strength to withstand.
16 But-he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will,and none shall stand before him: and hn shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.
L7 He shall also set his lace to enter with the strength ol his whole kingdom, and upright ones w ith him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.
18 After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many: hut a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him.
ly Then he shall turn his face toward the furt of his own land: hut he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
20 Then shall 8tand up in his estate i raiser of taxes in the glory of the
kingdom : but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor iu [battle.
21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but h» shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by (latteries.
22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, i\!iO th* prince of the covenant.
23 And after the league made with, him, he shall work deceitfully: for lie shall come up, and shall become| strong with a small people.
2-1 Me shall enter peaceably even upon the lattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his| lathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strongholds, even for n lime. _ I
2f> And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the south with a great army'; and H>< king of the south shall be stirred up to 1 battle wiih n very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand: for ihey shall forecast devices against him.
'2o' Yea, they thai feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and Ins army shall overflow: and man}' shall fill down slain.
27 And both these kings'heartsfAa// bt to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it sliail not prosper: for yet ihe end shall be at the] time appointed.
2S Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall\ ie against the holy covenant; and he shall do cz-ploits, and return to his own land.
l_9 At the time appointed he shall re turn, and come toward the south; but •t shall not be as the former, or as the| Jatter.
30 For the ships of Chittim shall! come against him: therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have diguation against the holy covenant:! so shah he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them thai] forsake the holy covenant.
31 And arms shall stand on his part, and tliey shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the! daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall be corrupt by (latteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exp/.oits.
33 And they that understand among! the people shall instruct ninny: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by Kr.me, by enpt/rity, and bv spoil, mavy days.
P. XI. tyranny of the Romans 3-1 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them willi flatteries.
35 And some of them of understand ing shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end; because it is yet for n time appointed.
36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt him self, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
37 Neither ehall he regard the God ot his fathers, nor the (lesire of women, nor regard any god; lor he shall magnify himself above all.
38 But in his estate shall he honour the god of forces: and a god whom his lathers knew not shall he honour wiih gold, and silver, and with precious Hi ones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god,whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory : and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the laud for gain.
40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, Willi chariots, and with horsemen,and with many ships; and he shall eater into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many cvu-tuHe* shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Amnion.
42 He ehall stretch forth his hand al so upon the countries: and the land of Egypt, shall not escape.
43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Ejy pi: and the Libyans and the- Ethiopians shall he at his steps.
44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall tiouble him ; therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
4o And !:c shall plant the tabernacles