The Book of Daniel

The Book of Daniel

{1:1} In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah cameNebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. {1:2}And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part ofthe vessels of the house of God; and he carried them into the land ofShinar to the house of his god: and he brought the vessels into thetreasure-house of his god. {1:3} And the king spake unto Ashpenaz themaster of his eunuchs, that he should bring in [certain] of thechildren of Israel, even of the seed royal and of the nobles; {1:4}youths in whom was no blemish, but well-favored, and skilful in allwisdom, and endued with knowledge, and understanding science, and suchas had ability to stand in the king’s palace; and that he should teachthem the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. {1:5} And the kingappointed for them a daily portion of the king’s dainties, and of thewine which he drank, and that they should be nourished three years;that at the end thereof they should stand before the king. {1:6} Nowamong these were, of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael,and Azariah. {1:7} And the prince of the eunuchs gave names unto them:unto Daniel he gave [the name of] Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, [of]Shadrach; and to Mishael, [of] Meshach; and to Azariah, [of] Abed-nego.{1:8} But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himselfwith the king’s dainties, nor with the wine which he drank: thereforehe requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defilehimself. {1:9} Now God made Daniel to find kindness and compassion inthe sight of the prince of the eunuchs. {1:10} And the prince of theeunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointedyour food and your drink: for why should he see your faces worselooking than the youths that are of your own age? so would ye endangermy head with the king. {1:11} Then said Daniel to the steward whom theprince of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, andAzariah: {1:12} Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and letthem give us pulse to eat, and water to drink. {1:13} Then let ourcountenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of theyouths that eat of the king’s dainties; and as thou seest, deal withthy servants. {1:14} So he hearkened unto them in this matter, andproved them ten days. {1:15} And at the end of ten days theircountenances appeared fairer, and they were fatter in flesh, than allthe youths that did eat of the king’s dainties. {1:16} So the stewardtook away their dainties, and the wine that they should drink, and gavethem pulse. {1:17} Now as for these four youths, God gave themknowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel hadunderstanding in all visions and dreams. {1:18} And at the end of thedays which the king had appointed for bringing them in, the prince ofthe eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. {1:19} And the kingcommuned with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel,Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king.{1:20} And in every matter of wisdom and understanding, concerningwhich the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better thanall the magicians and enchanters that were in all his realm. {1:21} AndDaniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.

{2:1} And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar,Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams; and his spirit was troubled, and hissleep went from him. {2:2} Then the king commanded to call themagicians, and the enchanters, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, totell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king.{2:3} And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and myspirit is troubled to know the dream. {2:4} Then spake the Chaldeans tothe king in the Syrian language, O king, live for ever: tell thyservants the dream, and we will show the interpretation. {2:5} The kinganswered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if yemake not known unto me the dream and the interpretation thereof, yeshall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill. {2:6}But if ye show the dream and the interpretation thereof, ye shallreceive of me gifts and rewards and great honor: therefore show me thedream and the interpretation thereof. {2:7} They answered the secondtime and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we willshow the interpretation. {2:8} The king answered and said, I know of acertainty that ye would gain time, because ye see the thing is gonefrom me. {2:9} But if ye make not known unto me the dream, there is butone law for you; for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speakbefore me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and Ishall know that ye can show me the interpretation thereof. {2:10} TheChaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man uponthe earth that can show the king’s matter, forasmuch as no king, lord,or ruler, hath asked such a thing of any magician, or enchanter, orChaldean. {2:11} And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, andthere is no other that can show it before the king, except the gods,whose dwelling is not with flesh. {2:12} For this cause the king wasangry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men ofBabylon. {2:13} So the decree went forth, and the wise men were to beslain; and they sought Daniel and his companions to be slain. {2:14}Then Daniel returned answer with counsel and prudence to Arioch thecaptain of the king’s guard, who was gone forth to slay the wise men ofBabylon; {2:15} he answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain,Wherefore is the decree so urgent from the king? Then Arioch made thething known to Daniel. {2:16} And Daniel went in, and desired of theking that he would appoint him a time, and he would show the king theinterpretation. {2:17} Then Daniel went to his house, and made thething known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions: {2:18}that they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning thissecret; that Daniel and his companions should nor perish with the restof the wise men of Babylon. {2:19} Then was the secret revealed untoDaniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.{2:20} Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for everand ever; for wisdom and might are his. {2:21} And he changeth thetimes and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings; hegiveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that haveunderstanding; {2:22} he revealeth the deep and secret things; heknoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.{2:23} I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, whohast given me wisdom and might, and hast now made known unto me what wedesired of thee; for thou hast made known unto us the king’s matter.{2:24} Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king hadappointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon; he went and said thusunto him: Destroy not the wise men of Babylon; bring me in before theking, and I will show unto the king the interpretation. {2:25} ThenArioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus untohim, I have found a man of the children of the captivity of Judah, thatwill make known unto the king the interpretation. {2:26} The kinganswered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou ableto make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and theinterpretation thereof? {2:27} Daniel answered before the king, andsaid, The secret which the king hath demanded can neither wise men,enchanters, magicians, nor soothsayers, show unto the king; {2:28} butthere is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and he hath made knownto the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream,and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these: {2:29} as forthee, O king, thy thoughts came [into thy mind] upon thy bed, whatshould come to pass hereafter; and he that revealeth secrets hath madeknown to thee what shall come to pass. {2:30} But as for me, thissecret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than anyliving, but to the intent that the interpretation may be made known tothe king, and that thou mayest know the thoughts of thy heart. {2:31}Thou, O king, sawest, and, behold, a great image. This image, which wasmighty, and whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and theaspect thereof was terrible. {2:32} As for this image, its head was offine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighsof brass, {2:33} its legs of iron, its feet part of iron, and part ofclay. {2:34} Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands,which smote the image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, andbrake them in pieces. {2:35} Then was the iron, the clay, the brass,the silver, and the gold, broken in pieces together, and became likethe chaff of the summer threshing-floors; and the wind carried themaway, so that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote theimage became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth. {2:36} Thisis the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before theking. {2:37} Thou, O king, art king of kings, unto whom the God ofheaven hath given the kingdom, the power, and the strength, and theglory; {2:38} and wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts ofthe field and the birds of the heavens hath he given into thy hand, andhath made thee to rule over them all: thou art the head of gold. {2:39}And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee; andanother third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all theearth. {2:40} And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron, forasmuchas iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things; and as iron thatcrusheth all these, shall it break in pieces and crush. {2:41} Andwhereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters’ clay, and partof iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but there shall be in it of thestrength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron mixed with miryclay. {2:42} And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part ofclay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. {2:43}And whereas thou sawest the iron mixed with miry clay, they shallmingle themselves with the seed of men; but they shall not cleave oneto another, even as iron doth not mingle with clay. {2:44} And in thedays of those kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom whichshall never be destroyed, nor shall the sovereignty thereof be left toanother people; but it shall break in pieces and consume all thesekingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. {2:45} Forasmuch as thou sawestthat a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that itbrake in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and thegold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to passhereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation thereofsure. {2:46} Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, andworshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation andsweet odors unto him. {2:47} The king answered unto Daniel, and said,Of a truth your God is the God of gods, and the Lord of kings, and arevealer of secrets, seeing thou hast been able to reveal this secret.{2:48} Then the king made Daniel great, and gave him many great gifts,and made him to rule over the whole province of Babylon, and to bechief governor over all the wise men of Babylon. {2:49} And Danielrequested of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach, andAbed-nego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel wasin the gate of the king.

{3:1} Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose heightwas threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it upin the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. {3:2} ThenNebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the satraps, thedeputies, and the governors, the judges, the treasurers, thecounsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to cometo the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had setup. {3:3} Then the satraps, the deputies, and the governors, thejudges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all therulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication ofthe image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stoodbefore the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. {3:4} Then the heraldcried aloud, To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,{3:5} that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp,sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down andworship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up;{3:6} and whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour becast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. {3:7} Therefore at thattime, when all the peoples heard the sound of the cornet, flute, harp,sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the peoples, thenations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden imagethat Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. {3:8} Wherefore at that timecertain Chaldeans came near, and brought accusation against the Jews.{3:9} They answered and said to Nebuchadnezzar the king, O king, livefor ever. {3:10} Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man thatshall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, anddulcimer, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship thegolden image; {3:11} and whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, shallbe cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. {3:12} There arecertain Jews whom thou hast appointed over the affairs of the provinceof Babylon: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego; these men, O king, havenot regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the goldenimage which thou hast set up. {3:13} Then Nebuchadnezzar in [his] rageand fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then theybrought these men before the king. {3:14} Nebuchadnezzar answered andsaid unto them, Is it of purpose, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego,that ye serve not my god, nor worship the golden image which I have setup? {3:15} Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound ofthe cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kindsof music, ye fall down and worship the image which I have made, [well]:but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst ofa burning fiery furnace; and who is that god that shall deliver you outof my hands? {3:16} Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego answered and saidto the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer thee in thismatter. {3:17} If it be [so], our God whom we serve is able to deliverus from the burning fiery furnace; and he will deliver us out of thyhand, O king. {3:18} But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that wewill not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hastset up. {3:19} Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form ofhis visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego:[therefore] he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnaceseven times more than it was wont to be heated. {3:20} And he commandedcertain mighty men that were in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, andAbed-nego, [and] to cast them into the burning fiery furnace. {3:21}Then these men were bound in their hosen, their tunics, and theirmantles, and their [other] garments, and were cast into the midst ofthe burning fiery furnace. {3:22} Therefore because the king’scommandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of thefire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego.{3:23} And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell downbound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. {3:24} ThenNebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste: he spakeand said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into themidst of the fire? They answered and said unto the king, True, O king.{3:25} He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in themidst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the aspect of the fourthis like a son of the gods. {3:26} Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to themouth of the burning fiery furnace: he spake and said, Shadrach,Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the Most High God, come forth,and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego came forth outof the midst of the fire. {3:27} And the satraps, the deputies, and thegovernors, and the king’s counsellors, being gathered together, sawthese men, that the fire had no power upon their bodies, nor was thehair of their head singed, neither were their hosen changed, nor hadthe smell of fire passed on them. {3:28} Nebuchadnezzar spake and said,Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath senthis angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and havechanged the king’s word, and have yielded their bodies, that they mightnot serve nor worship any god, except their own God. {3:29} Therefore Imake a decree, that every people, nation, and language, which speakanything amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego,shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill;because there is no other god that is able to deliver after this sort.{3:30} Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego in theprovince of Babylon.

{4:1} Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all the peoples, nations, andlanguages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied unto you.{4:2} It hath seemed good unto me to show the signs and wonders thatthe Most High God hath wrought toward me. {4:3} How great are hissigns! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlastingkingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation. {4:4} I,Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace.{4:5} I saw a dream which made me afraid; and the thoughts upon my bedand the visions of my head troubled me. {4:6} Therefore made I a decreeto bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might makeknown unto me the interpretation of the dream. {4:7} Then came in themagicians, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers; and Itold the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me theinterpretation thereof. {4:8} But at the last Daniel came in before me,whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and inwhom is the spirit of the holy gods: and I told the dream before him,[saying], {4:9} O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I knowthat the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleththee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and theinterpretation thereof. {4:10} Thus were the visions of my head upon mybed: I saw, and, behold, a tree in the midst of the earth; and theheight thereof was great. {4:11} The tree grew, and was strong, and theheight thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end ofall the earth. {4:12} The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruitthereof much, and in it was food for all: the beasts of the field hadshadow under it, and the birds of the heavens dwelt in the branchesthereof, and all flesh was fed from it. {4:13} I saw in the visions ofmy head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and a holy one came downfrom heaven. {4:14} He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree,and cut off its branches, shake off its leaves, and scatter its fruit:let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from its branches.{4:15} Nevertheless leave the stump of its roots in the earth, evenwith a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; andlet it be wet with the dew of heaven: and let his portion be with thebeasts in the grass of the earth: {4:16} let his heart be changed fromman’s, and let a beast’s heart be given unto him; and let seven timespass over him. {4:17} The sentence is by the decree of the watchers,and the demand by the word of the holy ones; to the intent that theliving may know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, andgiveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the lowest ofmen. {4:18} This dream I, king Nebuchadnezzar, have seen; and thou, OBelteshazzar, declare the interpretation, forasmuch as all the wise menof my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation;but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee. {4:19}Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was stricken dumb for awhile, and his thoughts troubled him. The king answered and said,Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation, trouble thee.Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hatethee, and the interpretation thereof to thine adversaries. {4:20} Thetree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reachedunto heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth; {4:21} whoseleaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was food forall; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branchesthe birds of the heavens had their habitation: {4:22} it is thou, Oking, that art grown and become strong; for thy greatness is grown, andreacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth. {4:23}And whereas the king saw a watcher and a holy one coming down fromheaven, and saying, Hew down the tree, and destroy it; neverthelessleave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band ofiron and brass, in the tender grass of the field, and let it be wetwith the dew of heaven: and let his portion be with the beasts of thefield, till seven times pass over him; {4:24} this is theinterpretation, O king, and it is the decree of the Most High, which iscome upon my lord the king: {4:25} that thou shalt be driven from men,and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and thou shaltbe made to eat grass as oxen, and shalt be wet with the dew of heaven,and seven times shall pass over thee; till thou know that the Most Highruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.{4:26} And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the roots ofthe tree; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalthave known that the heavens do rule. {4:27} Wherefore, O king, let mycounsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins byrighteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; ifthere may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity. {4:28} All this cameupon the king Nebuchadnezzar. {4:29} At the end of twelve months he waswalking in the royal palace of Babylon. {4:30} The king spake and said,Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royaldwelling-place, by the might of my power and for the glory of mymajesty? {4:31} While the word was in the king’s mouth, there fell avoice from heaven, [saying], O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it isspoken: The kingdom is departed from thee: {4:32} and thou shalt bedriven from men; and they dwelling shall be with the beasts of thefield; thou shalt be made to eat grass as oxen; and seven times shallpass over thee; until thou know that the Most High ruleth in thekingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. {4:33} The samehour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was drivenfrom men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dewof heaven, till his hair was grown like eagles’ [feathers], and hisnails like birds’ [claws]. {4:34} And at the end of the days I,Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understandingreturned unto me, and I blessed the Most High, and I praised andhonored him that liveth for ever; for his dominion is an everlastingdominion, and his kingdom from generation to generation. {4:35} And allthe inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doethaccording to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitantsof the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doestthou? {4:36} At the same time mine understanding returned unto me; andfor the glory of my kingdom, my majesty and brightness returned untome; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I wasestablished in my kingdom, and excellent greatness was added unto me.{4:37} Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King ofheaven; for all his works are truth, and his ways justice; and thosethat walk in pride he is able to abase.

{5:1} Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of hislords, and drank wine before the thousand. {5:2} Belshazzar, while hetasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels whichNebuchadnezzar his father had taken out of the temple which was inJerusalem; that the king and his lords, his wives and his concubines,might drink therefrom. {5:3} Then they brought the golden vessels thatwere taken out of the temple of the house of God which was atJerusalem; and the king and his lords, his wives and his concubines,drank from them. {5:4} They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold,and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone. {5:5} In thesame hour came forth the fingers of a man’s hand, and wrote overagainst the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king’spalace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote. {5:6} Thenthe king’s countenance was changed in him, and his thoughts troubledhim; and the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote oneagainst another. {5:7} The king cried aloud to bring in the enchanters,the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. The king spake and said to the wisemen of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and show me theinterpretation thereof, shall be clothed with purple, and have a chainof gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.{5:8} Then came in all the king’s wise men; but they could not read thewriting, nor make known to the king the interpretation. {5:9} Then wasking Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed inhim, and his lords were perplexed. {5:10} [Now] the queen by reason ofthe words of the king and his lords came into the banquet house: thequeen spake and said, O king, live forever; let not thy thoughtstrouble thee, nor let thy countenance be changed. {5:11} There is a manin thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the daysof thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom ofthe gods, were found in him; and the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father,the king, [I say], thy father, made him master of the magicians,enchanters, Chaldeans, and soothsayers; {5:12} forasmuch as anexcellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting ofdreams, and showing of dark sentences, and dissolving of doubts, werefound in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now letDaniel be called, and he will show the interpretation. {5:13} Then wasDaniel brought in before the king. The king spake and said unto Daniel,Art thou that Daniel, who art of the children of the captivity ofJudah, whom the king my father brought out of Judah? {5:14} I haveheard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is in thee, and that lightand understanding and excellent wisdom are found in thee. {5:15} Andnow the wise men, the enchanters, have been brought in before me, thatthey should read this writing, and make known unto me theinterpretation thereof; but they could not show the interpretation ofthe thing. {5:16} But I have heard of thee, that thou canst giveinterpretations, and dissolve doubts; now if thou canst read thewriting, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt beclothed with purple, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shaltbe the third ruler in the kingdom. {5:17} Then Daniel answered and saidbefore the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards toanother; nevertheless I will read the writing unto the king, and makeknown to him the interpretation. {5:18} O thou king, the Most High Godgave Nebuchadnezzar thy father the kingdom, and greatness, and glory,and majesty: {5:19} and because of the greatness that he gave him, allthe peoples, nations, and languages trembled and feared before him:whom he would he slew, and whom he would he kept alive; and whom hewould he raised up, and whom he would he put down. {5:20} But when hisheart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened so that he dealtproudly, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his gloryfrom him: {5:21} and he was driven from the sons of men, and his heartwas made like the beasts’, and his dwelling was with the wild asses; hewas fed with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew ofheaven; until he knew that the Most High God ruleth in the kingdom ofmen, and that he setteth up over it whomsoever he will. {5:22} And thouhis son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thy heart, though thou knewestall this, {5:23} but hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven;and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thouand thy lords, thy wives and thy concubines, have drunk wine from them;and thou hast praised the gods of silver and gold, of brass, iron,wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know; and the God inwhose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy ways, hast thou notglorified. {5:24} Then was the part of the hand sent from before him,and this writing was inscribed. {5:25} And this is the writing that wasinscribed: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. {5:26} This is theinterpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, andbrought it to an end; {5:27} TEKEL; thou art weighed in the balances,and art found wanting. {5:28} PERES; thy kingdom is divided, and givento the Medes and Persians. {5:29} Then commanded Belshazzar, and theyclothed Daniel with purple, and put a chain of gold about his neck, andmade proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler inthe kingdom. {5:30} In that night Belshazzar the Chaldean King wasslain. {5:31} And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being aboutthreescore and two years old.

{6:1} It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twentysatraps, who should be throughout the whole kingdom; {6:2} and overthem three presidents, of whom Daniel was one; that these satraps mightgive account unto them, and that the king should have no damage. {6:3}Then this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and thesatraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thoughtto set him over the whole realm. {6:4} Then the presidents and thesatraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom;but they could find no occasion nor fault, forasmuch as he wasfaithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. {6:5} Thensaid these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel,except we find it against him concerning the law of his God. {6:6} Thenthese presidents and satraps assembled together to the king, and saidthus unto him, King Darius, live for ever. {6:7} All the presidents ofthe kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counsellors and thegovernors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and tomake a strong interdict, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any godor man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into theden of lions. {6:8} Now, O king, establish the interdict, and sign thewriting, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes andPersians, which altereth not. {6:9} Wherefore king Darius signed thewriting and the interdict. {6:10} And when Daniel knew that the writingwas signed, he went into his house (now his windows were open in hischamber toward Jerusalem) and he kneeled upon his knees three times aday, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.{6:11} Then these men assembled together, and found Daniel makingpetition and supplication before his God. {6:12} Then they came near,and spake before the king concerning the king’s interdict: Hast thounot signed an interdict, that every man that shall make petition untoany god or man within thirty days, save unto thee, O king, shall becast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing istrue, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which alterethnot. {6:13} Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel,who is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, Oking, nor the interdict that thou hast signed, but maketh his petitionthree times a day. {6:14} Then the king, when he heard these words, wassore displeased, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him; and helabored till the going down of the sun to rescue him. {6:15} Then thesemen assembled together unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, Oking, that it is a law of the Medes and Persians, that no interdict norstatute which the king establisheth may be changed. {6:16} Then theking commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den oflions. [Now] the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thouservest continually, he will deliver thee. {6:17} And a stone wasbrought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed itwith his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that nothingmight be changed concerning Daniel. {6:18} Then the king went to hispalace, and passed the night fasting; neither were instruments of musicbrought before him: and his sleep fled from him. {6:19} Then the kingarose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den oflions. {6:20} And when he came near unto the den to Daniel, he criedwith a lamentable voice; the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel,servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually,able to deliver thee from the lions? {6:21} Then said Daniel unto theking, O king, live for ever. {6:22} My God hath sent his angel, andhath shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not hurt me; forasmuch asbefore him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king,have I done no hurt. {6:23} Then was the king exceeding glad, andcommanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel wastaken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him,because he had trusted in his God. {6:24} And the king commanded, andthey brought those men that had accused Daniel, and they cast them intothe den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lionshad the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces, beforethey came to the bottom of the den. {6:25} Then king Darius wrote untoall the peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth:Peace be multiplied unto you. {6:26} I make a decree, that in all thedominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel;for he is the living God, and stedfast for ever, And his kingdom thatwhich shall not be destroyed; and his dominion shall be even unto theend. {6:27} He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs andwonders in heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from thepower of the lions. {6:28} So this Daniel prospered in the reign ofDarius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

{7:1} In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had adream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream andtold the sum of the matters. {7:2} Daniel spake and said, I saw in myvision by night, and, behold, the four winds of heaven brake forth uponthe great sea. {7:3} And four great beasts came up from the sea,diverse one from another. {7:4} The first was like a lion, and hadeagle’s wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it waslifted up from the earth, and made to stand upon two feet as a man; anda man’s heart was given to it. {7:5} And, behold, another beast, asecond, like to a bear; and it was raised up on one side, and threeribs were in its mouth between its teeth: and they said thus unto it,Arise, devour much flesh. {7:6} After this I beheld, and, lo, another,like a leopard, which had upon its back four wings of a bird; the beasthad also four heads; and dominion was given to it. {7:7} After this Isaw in the night-visions, and, behold, a fourth beast, terrible andpowerful, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth; itdevoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet:and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it hadten horns. {7:8} I considered the horns, and, behold, there came upamong them another horn, a little one, before which three of the firsthorns were plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyeslike the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things. {7:9} Ibeheld till thrones were placed, and one that was ancient of days didsit: his raiment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like purewool; his throne was fiery flames, [and] the wheels thereof burningfire. {7:10} A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him:thousands of thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times tenthousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books wereopened. {7:11} I beheld at that time because of the voice of the greatwords which the horn spake; I beheld even till the beast was slain, andits body destroyed, and it was given to be burned with fire. {7:12} Andas for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away: yet theirlives were prolonged for a season and a time. {7:13} I saw in thenight-visions, and, behold, there came with the clouds of heaven onelike unto a son of man, and he came even to the ancient of days, andthey brought him near before him. {7:14} And there was given himdominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all the peoples, nations, andlanguages should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion,which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not bedestroyed. {7:15} As for me, Daniel, my spirit was grieved in the midstof my body, and the visions of my head troubled me. {7:16} I came nearunto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth concerning allthis. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.{7:17} These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, that shallarise out of the earth. {7:18} But the saints of the Most High shallreceive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for everand ever. {7:19} Then I desired to know the truth concerning the fourthbeast, which was diverse from all of them, exceeding terrible, whoseteeth were of iron, and its nails of brass; which devoured, brake inpieces, and stamped the residue with its feet; {7:20} and concerningthe ten horns that were on its head, and the other [horn] which cameup, and before which three fell, even that horn that had eyes, and amouth that spake great things, whose look was more stout than itsfellows. {7:21} I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints,and prevailed against them; {7:22} until the ancient of days came, andjudgment was given to the saints of the Most High, and the time camethat the saints possessed the kingdom. {7:23} Thus he said, The fourthbeast shall be a fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse fromall the kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread itdown, and break it in pieces. {7:24} And as for the ten horns, out ofthis kingdom shall ten kings arise: and another shall arise after them;and he shall be diverse from the former, and he shall put down threekings. {7:25} And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shallwear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change thetimes and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a timeand times and half a time. {7:26} But the judgment shall be set, andthey shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it untothe end. {7:27} And the kingdom and the dominion, and the greatness ofthe kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people ofthe saints of the Most High: his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, andall dominions shall serve and obey him. {7:28} Here is the end of thematter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts much troubled me, and mycountenance was changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

{8:1} In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a visionappeared unto me, even unto me, Daniel, after that which appeared untome at the first. {8:2} And I saw in the vision; now it was so, thatwhen I saw, I was in Shushan the palace, which is in the province ofElam; and I saw in the vision, and I was by the river Ulai. {8:3} ThenI lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before theriver a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but onewas higher than the other, and the higher came up last. {8:4} I saw theram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; and no beasts couldstand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of hishand; but he did according to his will, and magnified himself. {8:5}And as I was considering, behold, a he-goat came from the west over theface of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had anotable horn between his eyes. {8:6} And he came to the ram that hadthe two horns, which I saw standing before the river, and ran upon himin the fury of his power. {8:7} And I saw him come close unto the ram,and he was moved with anger against him, and smote the ram, and brakehis two horns; and there was no power in the ram to stand before him;but he cast him down to the ground, and trampled upon him; and therewas none that could deliver the ram out of his hand. {8:8} And thehe-goat magnified himself exceedingly: and when he was strong, thegreat horn was broken; and instead of it there came up four notable[horns] toward the four winds of heaven. {8:9} And out of one of themcame forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward thesouth, and toward the east, and toward the glorious [land]. {8:10} Andit waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and some of the host and ofthe stars it cast down to the ground, and trampled upon them. {8:11}Yea, it magnified itself, even to the prince of the host; and it tookaway from him the continual [burnt-offering], and the place of hissanctuary was cast down. {8:12} And the host was given over [to it]together with the continual [burnt-offering] through transgression; andit cast down truth to the ground, and it did [its pleasure] andprospered. {8:13} Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holyone said unto that certain one who spake, How long shall be the vision[concerning] the continual [burnt-offering], and the transgression thatmaketh desolate, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be troddenunder foot? {8:14} And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and threehundred evenings [and] mornings; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.{8:15} And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision,that I sought to understand it; and, behold, there stood before me asthe appearance of a man. {8:16} And I heard a man’s voice between [thebanks of] the Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man tounderstand the vision. {8:17} So he came near where I stood; and whenhe came, I was affrighted, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me,Understand, O son of man; for the vision belongeth to the time of theend. {8:18} Now as he was speaking with me, I fell into a deep sleepwith my face toward the ground; but he touched me, and set me upright.{8:19} And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in thelatter time of the indignation; for it belongeth to the appointed timeof the end. {8:20} The ram which thou sawest, that had the two horns,they are the kings of Media and Persia. {8:21} And the rough he-goat isthe king of Greece: and the great horn that is between his eyes is thefirst king. {8:22} And as for that which was broken, in the placewhereof four stood up, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation,but not with his power. {8:23} And in the latter time of their kingdom,when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fiercecountenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. {8:24}And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; and he shalldestroy wonderfully, and shall prosper and do [his pleasure]; and heshall destroy the mighty ones and the holy people. {8:25} And throughhis policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shallmagnify himself in his heart, and in [their] security shall he destroymany: he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but heshall be broken without hand. {8:26} And the vision of the evenings andmornings which hath been told is true: but shut thou up the vision; forit belongeth to many days [to come]. {8:27} And I, Daniel, fainted, andwas sick certain days; then I rose up, and did the king’s business: andI wondered at the vision, but none understood it.

{9:1} In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seedof the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans, {9:2}in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books thenumber of the years whereof the word of Jehovah came to Jeremiah theprophet, for the accomplishing of the desolations of Jerusalem, evenseventy years. {9:3} And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek byprayer and supplications, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes. {9:4}And I prayed unto Jehovah my God, and made confession, and said, Oh,Lord, the great and dreadful God, who keepeth covenant andlovingkindness with them that love him and keep his commandments, {9:5}we have sinned, and have dealt perversely, and have done wickedly, andhave rebelled, even turning aside from thy precepts and from thineordinances; {9:6} neither have we hearkened unto thy servants theprophets, that spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and ourfathers, and to all the people of the land. {9:7} O Lord, righteousnessbelongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion of face, as at this day; tothe men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto allIsrael, that are near, and that are far off, through all the countrieswhither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they havetrespassed against thee. {9:8} O Lord, to us belongeth confusion offace, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we havesinned against thee. {9:9} To the Lord our God belong mercies andforgiveness; for we have rebelled against him; {9:10} neither have weobeyed the voice of Jehovah our God, to walk in his laws, which he setbefore us by his servants the prophets. {9:11} Yea, all Israel havetransgressed thy law, even turning aside, that they should not obey thyvoice: therefore hath the curse been poured out upon us, and the oaththat is written in the law of Moses the servant of God; for we havesinned against him. {9:12} And he hath confirmed his words, which hespake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringingupon us a great evil; for under the whole heaven hath not been done ashath been done upon Jerusalem. {9:13} As it is written in the law ofMoses, all this evil is come upon us: yet have we not entreated thefavor of Jehovah our God, that we should turn from our iniquities, andhave discernment in thy truth. {9:14} Therefore hath Jehovah watchedover the evil, and brought it upon us; for Jehovah our God is righteousin all his works which he doeth, and we have not obeyed his voice.{9:15} And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth outof the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown,as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly. {9:16} O Lord,according to all thy righteousness, let thine anger and thy wrath, Ipray thee, be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain;because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalemand thy people are become a reproach to all that are round about us.{9:17} Now therefore, O our God, hearken unto the prayer of thyservant, and to his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thysanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord’s sake. {9:18} O my God,incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold ourdesolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for we do notpresent our supplications before thee for our righteousness, but forthy great mercies’ sake. {9:19} O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord,hearken and do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God, because thycity and thy people are called by thy name. {9:20} And while I wasspeaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my peopleIsrael, and presenting my supplication before Jehovah my God for theholy mountain of my God; {9:21} yea, while I was speaking in prayer,the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, beingcaused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the eveningoblation. {9:22} And he instructed me, and talked with me, and said, ODaniel, I am now come forth to give thee wisdom and understanding.{9:23} At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment wentforth, and I am come to tell thee; for thou art greatly beloved:therefore consider the matter, and understand the vision. {9:24}Seventy weeks are decreed upon thy people and upon thy holy city, tofinish transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to makereconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness,and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy. {9:25}Know therefore and discern, that from the going forth of thecommandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the anointed one,the prince, shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: itshall be built again, with street and moat, even in troublous times.{9:26} And after the threescore and two weeks shall the anointed one becut off, and shall have nothing: and the people of the prince thatshall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the endthereof shall be with a flood, and even unto the end shall be war;desolations are determined. {9:27} And he shall make a firm covenantwith many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause thesacrifice and the oblation to cease; and upon the wing of abominations[shall come] one that maketh desolate; and even unto the full end, andthat determined, shall [wrath] be poured out upon the desolate.

{10:1} In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing wasrevealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thingwas true, even a great warfare: and he understood the thing, and hadunderstanding of the vision. {10:2} In those days I, Daniel, wasmourning three whole weeks. {10:3} I ate no pleasant bread, neithercame flesh nor wine into my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all,till three whole weeks were fulfilled. {10:4} And in the four andtwentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the greatriver, which is Hiddekel, {10:5} I lifted up mine eyes, and looked,and, behold, a man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with puregold of Uphaz: {10:6} his body also was like the beryl, and his face asthe appearance of lightning, and his eyes as flaming torches, and hisarms and his feet like unto burnished brass, and the voice of his wordslike the voice of a multitude. {10:7} And I, Daniel, alone saw thevision; for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a greatquaking fell upon them, and they fled to hide themselves. {10:8} So Iwas left alone, and saw this great vision, and there remained nostrength in me; for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption, andI retained no strength. {10:9} Yet heard I the voice of his words; andwhen I heard the voice of his words, then was I fallen into a deepsleep on my face, with my face toward the ground. {10:10} And, behold,a hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of myhands. {10:11} And he said unto me, O Daniel, thou man greatly beloved,understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright; forunto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, Istood trembling. {10:12} Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel; forfrom the first day that thou didst set thy heart to understand, and tohumble thyself before thy God, thy words were heard: and I am come forthy words’ sake. {10:13} But the prince of the kingdom of Persiawithstood me one and twenty days; but, lo, Michael, one of the chiefprinces, came to help me: and I remained there with the kings ofPersia. {10:14} Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befallthy people in the latter days; for the vision is yet for [many] days:{10:15} and when he had spoken unto me according to these words, I setmy face toward the ground, and was dumb. {10:16} And, behold, one inthe likeness of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened mymouth, and spake and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, byreason of the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I retain nostrength. {10:17} For how can the servant of this my lord talk withthis my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength inme, neither was there breath left in me. {10:18} Then there touched meagain one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me. {10:19}And he said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, bestrong, yea, be strong. And when he spake unto me, I was strengthened,and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast strengthened me. {10:20}Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I am come unto thee? and now willI return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I go forth, lo,the prince of Greece shall come. {10:21} But I will tell thee thatwhich is inscribed in the writing of truth: and there is none thatholdeth with me against these, but Michael your prince.

{11:1} And as for me, in the first year of Darius the Mede, I stoodup to confirm and strengthen him. {11:2} And now will I show thee thetruth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and thefourth shall be far richer than they all: and when he is waxed strongthrough his riches, he shall stir up all against the realm of Greece.{11:3} And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with greatdominion, and do according to his will. {11:4} And when he shall standup, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the fourwinds of heaven, but not to his posterity, nor according to hisdominion wherewith he ruled; for his kingdom shall be plucked up, evenfor others besides these. {11:5} And the king of the south shall bestrong, and [one] of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, andhave dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion. {11:6} And atthe end of years they shall join themselves together; and the daughterof the king of the south shall come to the king of the north to make anagreement: but she shall not retain the strength of her arm; neithershall he stand, nor his arm; but she shall be given up, and they thatbrought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her inthose times. {11:7} But out of a shoot from her roots shall one standup in his place, who shall come unto the army, and shall enter into thefortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, andshall prevail. {11:8} And also their gods, with their molten images,[and] with their goodly vessels of silver and of gold, shall he carrycaptive into Egypt; and he shall refrain some years from the king ofthe north. {11:9} And he shall come into the realm of the king of thesouth, but he shall return into his own land. {11:10} And his sonsshall war, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces, which shallcome on, and overflow, and pass through; and they shall return and war,even to his fortress. {11:11} And the king of the south shall be movedwith anger, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the kingof the north; and he shall set forth a great multitude, and themultitude shall be given into his hand. {11:12} And the multitude shallbe lifted up, and his heart shall be exalted; and he shall cast downtens of thousands, but he shall not prevail. {11:13} And the king ofthe north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater thanthe former; and he shall come on at the end of the times, [even of]years, with a great army and with much substance. {11:14} And in thosetimes there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also thechildren of the violent among thy people shall lift themselves up toestablish the vision; but they shall fall. {11:15} So the king of thenorth shall come, and cast up a mound, and take a well-fortified city:and the forces of the south shall not stand, neither his chosen people,neither shall there be any strength to stand. {11:16} But he thatcometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shallstand before him; and he shall stand in the glorious land, and in hishand shall be destruction. {11:17} And he shall set his face to comewith the strength of his whole kingdom, and with him equitableconditions; and he shall perform them: and he shall give him thedaughter of women, to corrupt her; but she shall not stand, neither befor him. {11:18} After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, andshall take many: but a prince shall cause the reproach offered by himto cease; yea, moreover, he shall cause his reproach to turn upon him.{11:19} Then he shall turn his face toward the fortresses of his ownland; but he shall stumble and fall, and shall not be found. {11:20}Then shall stand up in his place one that shall cause an exactor topass through the glory of the kingdom; but within few days he shall bedestroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle. {11:21} And in his placeshall stand up a contemptible person, to whom they had not given thehonor of the kingdom: but he shall come in time of security, and shallobtain the kingdom by flatteries. {11:22} And the overwhelming forcesshall be overwhelmed from before him, and shall be broken; yea, alsothe prince of the covenant. {11:23} And after the league made with himhe shall work deceitfully; for he shall come up, and shall becomestrong, with a small people. {11:24} In time of security shall he comeeven upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do thatwhich his fathers have not done, nor his fathers’ fathers; he shallscatter among them prey, and spoil, and substance: yea, he shall devisehis devices against the strongholds, even for a time. {11:25} And heshall stir up his power and his courage against the king of the southwith a great army; and the king of the south shall war in battle withan exceeding great and mighty army; but he shall not stand; for theyshall devise devices against him. {11:26} Yea, they that eat of hisdainties shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow; and many shallfall down slain. {11:27} And as for both these kings, their heartsshall be to do mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table: but itshall not prosper; for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.{11:28} Then shall he return into his land with great substance; andhis heart [shall be] against the holy covenant; and he shall do [hispleasure], and return to his own land. {11:29} At the time appointed heshall return, and come into the south; but it shall not be in thelatter time as it was in the former. {11:30} For ships of Kittim shallcome against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and shall return, andhave indignation against the holy covenant, and shall do [hispleasure]: he shall even return, and have regard unto them that forsakethe holy covenant. {11:31} And forces shall stand on his part, and theyshall profane the sanctuary, even the fortress, and shall take away thecontinual [burnt-offering], and they shall set up the abomination thatmaketh desolate. {11:32} And such as do wickedly against the covenantshall he pervert by flatteries; but the people that know their Godshall be strong, and do [exploits]. {11:33} And they that are wiseamong the people shall instruct many; yet they shall fall by the swordand by flame, by captivity and by spoil, [many] days. {11:34} Now whenthey shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but manyshall join themselves unto them with flatteries. {11:35} And some ofthem that are wise shall fall, to refine them, and to purify, and tomake them white, even to the time of the end; because it is yet for thetime appointed. {11:36} And the king shall do according to his will;and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, andshall speak marvellous things against the God of gods; and he shallprosper till the indignation be accomplished; for that which isdetermined shall be done. {11:37} Neither shall he regard the gods ofhis fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shallmagnify himself above all. {11:38} But in his place shall he honor thegod of fortresses; and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honorwith gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.{11:39} And he shall deal with the strongest fortresses by the help ofa foreign god: whosoever acknowledgeth [him] he will increase withglory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide theland for a price. {11:40} And at the time of the end shall the king ofthe south contend with him; and the king of the north shall comeagainst him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, andwith many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shalloverflow and pass through. {11:41} He shall enter also into theglorious land, and many [countries] shall be overthrown; but theseshall be delivered out of his hand: Edom, and Moab, and the chief ofthe children of Ammon. {11:42} He shall stretch forth his hand alsoupon the countries; and the land of Egypt shall not escape. {11:43} Buthe shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and overall the precious things of Egypt; and the Libyans and the Ethiopiansshall be at his steps. {11:44} But tidings out of the east and out ofthe north shall trouble him; and he shall go forth with great fury todestroy and utterly to sweep away many. {11:45} And he shall plant thetents of his palace between the sea and the glorious holy mountain; yethe shall come to his end, and none shall help him.

{12:1} And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince whostandeth for the children of thy people; and there shall be a time oftrouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that sametime: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one thatshall be found written in the book. {12:2} And many of them that sleepin the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, andsome to shame and everlasting contempt. {12:3} And they that are wiseshall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn manyto righteousness as the stars for ever and ever. {12:4} But thou, ODaniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of theend: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.{12:5} Then I, Daniel, looked, and, behold, there stood other two, theone on the brink of the river on this side, and the other on the brinkof the river on that side. {12:6} And one said to the man clothed inlinen, who was above the waters of the river, How long shall it be tothe end of these wonders? {12:7} And I heard the man clothed in linen,who was above the waters of the river, when he held up his right handand his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for everthat it shall be for a time, times, and a half; and when they have madean end of breaking in pieces the power of the holy people, all thesethings shall be finished. {12:8} And I heard, but I understood not:then said I, O my lord, what shall be the issue of these things? {12:9}And he said, Go thy way, Daniel; for the words are shut up and sealedtill the time of the end. {12:10} Many shall purify themselves, andmake themselves white, and be refined; but the wicked shall dowickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand; but they that arewise shall understand. {12:11} And from the time that the continual[burnt-offering] shall be taken away, and the abomination that makethdesolate set up, there shall be a thousand and two hundred and ninetydays. {12:12} Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousandthree hundred and five and thirty days. {12:13} But go thou thy waytill the end be; for thou shalt rest, and shalt stand in thy lot, atthe end of the days.

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