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1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Jerusalem, and besieged it.
2 And Adonai gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of
the vessels of the house of Elohim: which he carried into the land of
Shinar to the house of his gods; and he brought the vessels into the
treasure house of his gods.
3 And the king spoke to Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he
should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed,
and of the princes;
4 Children in whom was no blemish, but well favoured, and skilful in
all wisdom, and learned in knowledge, and understanding science, and
such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they
might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's food, and
of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the
end they might stand before the king.
6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah,
Mishael, and Azariah:
7 To whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave to
Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to
Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.
8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself
with the portion of the king's food, nor with the wine which he drank:
therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not
9 Now Elohim had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the
chief of the eunuchs.
10 And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel, I fear my adon the
king, who has appointed your food and your drink: for why should he see
your faces sadder looking than the children who are of your age? then
shall you make me endanger my head to the king.
11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
your servants, I beseech you, ten days; and let them give us
to eat, and water to drink.
13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before you, and the
countenance of the children who eat of the portion of the king's food:
and as you see, deal with your servants.
14 So he consented to them in this matter, and tested
them ten days.
15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and
fatter in flesh than all the children who ate the portion of the
16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their food, and the wine that
they should drink; and gave them vegetables.
17 As for these four children, Elohim gave them knowledge and skill in
all learning and wisdom, and Daniel had understanding in all visions and
18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring
them in, then the chief of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none
like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore they stood before the king.
20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king
inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians
and astrologers who were in all his realm.
21 And Daniel continued even to the first year of king Cyrus.
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1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar
dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep broke
2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers,
and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, to show the king his dreams.
So they came and stood before the king.
3 And the king said to them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit
was troubled to know the dream.
4 Then spoke the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for
ever: tell your servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation.
5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from
me: if you will not make known to me the dream, with its
interpretation, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses
shall be made a dunghill.
6 But if you show the dream, and its interpretation, you shall
receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore show me the
dream, and the interpretation.
7 They answered again and said: Let the king tell his servants the
dream, and we will show its interpretation.
8 The king answered and said: I know of certainty that you would gain
the time, because you see the thing is gone from me.
9 But if you will not make known to me the dream, there is but one
decree for you: for you have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak
before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I
shall know that you can show me its interpretation.
10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said: There is not a man
upon the earth who can show the king's matter: therefore there is no
king, lord, nor ruler, who asked such things at any magician, or
astrologer, or Chaldean.
11 And it is a rare thing that the king requires, and there is no
other who can show it before the king, except the elahs, whose dwelling
is not with flesh.
12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to
destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and
they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.
14 Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain
of the king's guard, who was gone forth to slay the wise men of
15 He enquired of Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree
so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.
16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him
time, and that he would show the king the interpretation.
17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah,
Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:
18 That they would desire mercies of the Elah of heaven concerning this
secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of
the wise men of Babylon.
19 The secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision, so Daniel blessed the Elah of heaven.
20 Daniel rejoiced, "
Blessed be the name of Elah for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
21 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets
up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who know
22 He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the
darkness, and the light dwells with him.
23 I thank you, and praise you, O you Elah of my fathers, who have
given me wisdom and might, and have made known to me now what we
desired of you: for you have now made known to us the king's matter."
24 Therefore Daniel went in to Arioch, whom the king had ordained to
destroy the wise men of Babylon: he spoke thus to him; "Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will
show to the king the interpretation".
25 Then Arioch brought Daniel in before the king in haste, and said
thus to him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, who will make known to the king the interpretation.
26 The king asked Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen, and its interpretation?
27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, The secret which the king has demanded cannot be shown to the king by the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, or the soothsayers.
28 But there is an Elah in heaven who reveals secrets, and makes known
to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Your dream,
and the visions of your head upon your bed, are these;
29 As for you, O king, your thoughts came into your mind upon your bed,
what should come to pass hereafter, and he who reveals secrets makes
known to you what shall come to pass.
30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that
I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known
the interpretation to the king, and that you might know the thoughts of
31 You, O king, saw, and behold a great image. This great image, whose
brightness was excellent, stood before you; and its form was terrible.
32 This image's head was of fine gold, its breast and his arms of
silver, its belly and his thighs of brass,
33 Its legs of iron, its feet part of iron and part of clay.
34 You beheld it until a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the
image upon its feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to
35 Then the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold,
were all broken to pieces,
and became like the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, so that no place was found for them, and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
36 This is the dream; and we will tell its interpretation before the king.
37 You, O king, are a king of kings: for the Elah of heaven has given
you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field
and the birds of the heaven has he given into your hand, and has made
you ruler over them all. You are this head of gold.
39 And after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you, and
another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the
40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron
breaks in pieces and subdues all things, and as iron that breaks all these, it shall break in pieces and bruise.
41 And whereas you saw the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and
part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of
the strength of the iron, forasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with miry
42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so
the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
43 And whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle
themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cling one to
another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
44 And in the days of these kings shall the Elah of heaven set up a
kingdom, which shall never be destroyed, and the kingdom shall not be
left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these
kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.
45 Forasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain
without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the
clay, the silver, and the gold; the great Elah has made known to the
king what shall come to pass hereafter, and the dream is certain, and
its interpretation sure.
46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped
Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet
odours to him.
47 The king answered to Daniel, and said: Of a truth it is, that your
Elah is an Elah of elahs, and a Lord ("Mare") of kings, and a revealer of
secrets, seeing you could reveal this secret.
48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great
gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief
of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.
49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in
the palace of the king.
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1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was
sixty cubits, and its breadth six cubits: he set it up in
the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
2 Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the
governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the
counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come
to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
3 So the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the
treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the
provinces, were gathered together to the dedication of the image that
Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that
Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
4 Then a herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people,
nations, and languages,
5 That at what time you hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp,
sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, you fall down and
worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up:
6 And whoso does not fall down and worship shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
7 Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the
cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of music, all the
people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the
golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
8 Now at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.
9 They declared to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.
10 You, O king, have made a decree, that every man who shall hear the
sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and
all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image:
11 And whoso does not fall down and worship, should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
12 There are certain Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the
province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not respected you: they do not serve your elahs, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.
13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before the
14 Nebuchadnezzar demanded, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you do not serve my elahs, nor worship the golden image which I have set up?
15 Now if you be ready that at what time you hear the sound of the
cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of
music, you fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but
if you worship not, you shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a
burning fiery furnace; and who is that Elah who shall deliver you out
of my hands?
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O
Nebuchadnezzar, we will answer you plainly.
17 If it be so, our Elah whom we serve is able to deliver us from the
burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of your hand, O king.
18 But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve
your elahs, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.
19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and the form of his visage was
changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times more than it was usually heated.
20 And he commanded the most mighty men who were in his army to bind
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the burning fiery
21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their gowns, and their
hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the
burning fiery furnace.
22 Because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace
exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men who took up
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down
bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and
spoke, and said to his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound
into the midst of the fire? They answered and said to the king, True,
25 He answered and said: Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst
of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like
the Son of Elah.
26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery
furnace, and spoke, and said: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you
servants of the most high Elah, come forth, and come here. Then
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's
counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies
the fire had no power, nor was a hair of their head singed, neither
were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spoke, and said: Blessed be the Elah of
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent his angel, and delivered
his servants who trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and
yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any elah,
except their own Elah.
29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language,
which speak any thing amiss against the Elah of Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a
dunghill: because there is no other Elah who can deliver after this
30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the
province of Babylon.
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1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, to all people, nations, and languages,
who dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied to you.
2 I thought it good to show the signs and wonders that the high Elah
has wrought toward me.
3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom
is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to
4 I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my
5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and
the visions of my head troubled me.
6 Therefore I made a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream.
7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the
soothsayers, and I told the dream before them; but they did not make
known to me its interpretation.
8 But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was
Belteshazzar, according to the name of my elah, and in whom is the
spirit of the holy elahs, and before him I told the dream, saying:
9 O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the
spirit of the holy elahs is in you, and no secret troubles you, tell me
the visions of my dream that I have seen, and its interpretation.
10 Thus were the visions of my head in my bed; I saw, and behold, a
tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great.
11 The tree grew, and was strong, and its height reached to
heaven, and its sight to the end of all the earth:
12 Its leaves were fair, and its fruit bountiful, and in it was food for all: the beasts of the field had shade under it, and the birds of the heaven dwelt in its boughs, and all flesh was fed of it.
13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher
and a holy one came down from heaven;
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 birds from its branches:
15 Nevertheless leave the stump of its
roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let its
portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth:
16 Let its heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be
given to it, and let seven set times pass over it.
17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the
word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the
most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he
will, and sets up over it the basest of men.
18 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now you, O Belteshazzar,
declare its interpretation, forasmuch as all the wise men of my
kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation: but you
are able; for the spirit of the holy elahs is in you.
19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for one hour,
and his thoughts troubled him. The king spoke, and said: Belteshazzar,
let not the dream, or its interpretation, trouble you.
Belteshazzar answered and said: My lord, the dream be to those who hate
you, and its interpretation to your enemies.
20 The tree that you saw, which grew, and was strong, whose height
reached to the heaven, and its sight to all the earth;
21 Whose leaves were fair, and its fruit in abundance, and in it was food for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the birds of the heaven had their habitation:
22 It is you, O king, who are grown and become strong: for your
greatness is grown, and reaches to heaven, and your dominion to the
end of the earth.
23 And whereas the king saw a watcher and a holy one coming down from
heaven, and saying: Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the
stump of its roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and
brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew
of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till
seven times pass over him;
24 This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the
most High, which is come upon my lord the king:
25 That they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with
the beasts of the field, and they shall make you to eat grass as oxen,
and they shall wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall
pass over you, till you know that the most High rules in the kingdom of
men, and gives it to whomsoever he will.
26 And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots;
your kingdom shall be sure to you, after that you shall have known
that the heavens do rule.
27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break
off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to
the poor; if it may be a lengthening of your tranquillity.
28 All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.
29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom
30 The king spoke, and said: Is not this great Babylon, that I have
built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the
honour of my majesty?
31 While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from
heaven, saying: O king Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken; The kingdom
is departed from you.
32 And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with
the beasts of the field: they shall make you to eat grass as oxen, and
seven set times shall pass over you, until you know that the most High rules
in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he will.
33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar, and he
was driven from men, and ate grass as oxen, and his body was wet
with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers,
and his nails like birds' claws.
34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up my eyes to
heaven, and my understanding returned to me, and I blessed the most
High, and I praised and honoured him who lives for ever, whose dominion
is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to
35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing, and he
does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the
inhabitants of the earth, and none can stay his hand, or say to him, What are you doing?
36 At the same time my reason returned to me; and for the glory of my
kingdom, my honour and brightness returned to me; and my counsellors
and my lords sought to me; and I was established in my kingdom, and
excellent majesty was added to me.
37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven,
all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment, and those who walk in
pride he is able to abase.
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1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords,
and drank wine before the thousand.
2 Belshazzar, while he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden
and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the
temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his princes, his
wives, and his concubines, might drink from them.
3 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the
temple of the house of Elah which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and
his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.
4 They drank wine, and praised the elahs of gold, and of silver, of
brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
5 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over
against the candlestick upon the plaster of the wall of the king's
palace, and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled
him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote
one against another.
7 The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and
the soothsayers. And the king spoke, and said to the wise men of
Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and show me its
interpretation, shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain
of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.
8 Then all the king's wise men came in: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king its interpretation.
9 Then king Belshazzar was greatly troubled, and his countenance was
changed in him, and his lords were astonished.
10 Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came
into the banquet house, and the queen spoke and said: O king, live for
ever: let not your thoughts trouble you, nor let your countenance be changed:
11 There is a man in your kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy
elahs; and in the days of your father light and understanding and
wisdom, like the wisdom of the elahs, was found in him; whom the king
Nebuchadnezzar your father, the king, I say, your father, made master of
the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;
12 Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding,
interpreting of dreams, and showing of hard sentences, and dissolving of
doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar:
now let Daniel be called, and he will show the interpretation.
13 Then Daniel was brought in before the king. And the king spoke and
said to Daniel, Are you that Daniel, who are of the children of the
captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Judea?
14 I have even heard of you, that the spirit of the elahs is in you,
and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in you.
15 And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before
me, that they should read this writing, and make known to me its
interpretation: but they could not show the interpretation of the thing:
16 And I have heard of you, that you can make interpretations, and
dissolve doubts: now if you can read the writing, and make known to me
its interpretation, you shall be clothed with scarlet, and have
a chain of gold about your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.
17 Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let your gifts be to
yourself, and give your rewards to another; yet I will read the writing
to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.
18 O you king, the most high Elah gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a
kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour:
19 And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and
languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and
whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he set up; and whom he
would he put down.
20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he
was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:
21 And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like
the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with
grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he
knew that the most high Elah ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he
appoints over it whomsoever he will.
22 And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though
you knew all this;
23 But have lifted up yourself against the Master of heaven; and they
have brought the vessels of his house before you, and you, and your
lords, your wives, and your concubines, have drunk wine in them; and you
have praised the elahs of silver, and gold, of brass, iron, wood, and
stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know, and the Elah in whose hand
your breath is, and whose are all your ways, you have not glorified:
24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.
25 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, PERAS.
26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; Elah has numbered
your kingdom, and finished it.
27 TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.
28 PERAS; Your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
29 Then Belshazzar commanded, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and
put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning
him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about sixty two years old.
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1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty
princes, who should be over the whole kingdom;
2 And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the
princes might give accounts to them, and the king should have no hurt.
3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes,
because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him
over the whole realm.
4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against
Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor
fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
5 Eventually these man declared, We shall not find any occasion against this
Daniel, unless we find it against him concerning the law of his Elah.
6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and
said thus to him, King Darius, live for ever.
7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes,
the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish
a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a
petition of any elah or man for thirty days, save of you, O king, he
shall be cast into the den of lions.
8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be
not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which alters not.
9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his
house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he
kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks
before his Elah, as he did aforetime.
11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making
supplication before his Elah.
12 So they reported to the king concerning the king's
decree; Have you not signed a decree, that every man who shall ask a
petition of any elah or man within thirty days, save of you, O king,
shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said: The
thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which alters not.
13 Then they exclaimed to the king, That Daniel, who is
of the children of the captivity of Judah, regards you not, O king, nor
the decree that you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day.
14 When the king heard these words, he was greatly displeased with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him, and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.
15 Again these men assembled to the king, and said to the king,
Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree
nor statute which the king establishes may be changed.
16 Reluctantly the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions, and the king cried to Daniel, Your Elah whom you serve continually, he will deliver you.
17 A stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the
king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords;
that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.
18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting:
neither were instruments of music brought before him, and his sleep went from him.
19 The king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste to the den of lions.
20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice to Daniel: O Daniel, servant of the living Elah, is your Elah, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions?
21 Daniel responded.
O king, live for ever.
22 My Elah has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that
they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him guiltlessness was found in me; and also before you, O king, I have done no wrong.
23 The king was ecstatic, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he believed in his Elah.
24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men who had accused
Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children,
and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and broke all
their bones in pieces before they even fell to the floor of the den.
25 Then king Darius wrote to all people, nations, and languages, who
dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied to you.
26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble
and fear before the Elah of Daniel: for he is the living Elah, and
steadfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed,
and his dominion shall be even to the end.
27 He delivers and rescues, and he works signs and wonders in heaven
and in earth, who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of
Cyrus the Persian.
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1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream
and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told
the sum of the matters.
2 Daniel related, I saw in my vision by night, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till its
wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and
made to stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
5 And behold another beast, a second, like a bear, and it raised up
itself on one side, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its
teeth, and they said thus to it, Arise, devour much flesh.
6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon
its back four wings of a bird; the beast had also four heads; and
dominion was given to it.
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast,
dreadful and terrible, and exceedingly strong; and it had great iron
teeth: it devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its
feet, and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it;
and it had ten horns.
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another
little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up
by the roots, and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man,
and a mouth speaking great things.
9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days sat, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the
purest wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and its wheels as burning fire.
10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: a thousand
thousands ministered to him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood
before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn
spoke: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed,
and given to the burning flame.
12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken
away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man
came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and
they brought him near before him.
14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all
people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an
everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that
which shall not be destroyed.
15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the
visions of my head troubled me.
16 I came near to one of those who stood by, and asked him the truth
of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall
arise out of the earth.
18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess
the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse
from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and
its nails of brass; which devoured, broke in pieces, and stamped the
residue with its feet;
20 And of the ten horns that were in its head, and of the other which
came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes,
and a mouth that spoke very great things, whose look was more stout than
21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed
22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints
of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
23 Thus he explained, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon
earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the
whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings who shall
arise, and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from
the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear
out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws, and
they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and a half of time.
26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion,
to consume and to destroy it to the end.
27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under
the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most
High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall
serve and obey him.
28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations
much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the
matter in my heart.
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1 In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared
to me, even to me Daniel, after that which appeared to me at the first.
2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at
Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a
vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.
3 Then I lifted up my eyes, and, behold, there stood before
the river a ram which had two horns, and the two horns were high; but
one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that
no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could
deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.
5 And as I was considering, behold, a he goat came from the west on
the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground, and the goat
had a notable horn between his eyes.
6 And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing
before the river, and ran to him in the fury of his power.
7 And I saw him come close to the ram, and he was moved with bitter anger
against him, and smote the ram, and broke 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 grew very great, and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and in lieu of it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.
9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceedingly great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
10 And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down
some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
11 Yes, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him
the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
12 And a host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said to that
certain saint who spoke, How long shall be the vision concerning the
daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the
sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
14 And he said to me, To two thousand three hundred mornings and evenings; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
15 And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and
sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the
appearance of a man.
16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, who called,
and said: Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.
17 So he came near where I stood, and when he came, I was afraid, and
fell upon my face: but he said to me, Understand, O son of man: for the vision shall be for the time of the end.
18 Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep stun on my face
toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me upright.
19 And he said: Behold, I will make you know what shall be in the last
end of the indignation: for the end shall be at the appointed time.
20 The ram which you saw having two horns represents the kings of Media and Persia.
21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia, and the great horn that is
between his eyes is the first king.
22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four 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 fierce countenance, and understanding dark
sentences, shall stand up.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power, and he
shall destroy by wondrous works, and shall prosper, and practice, and shall
destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25 And through his intelligence also he shall cause treachery to prosper in his
hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by false security shall
destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but
he shall be broken without hand.
26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is
true: wherefore shut up the vision; for it shall be for many days.
27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose
up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but
none understood it.
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1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the
Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;
2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the
number of the years, whereof the word of YHVH came to Jeremiah the
prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
3 And I set my face to Adonai Elohim, to seek by prayer and
supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
4 And I prayed to YHVH my Elohim, and made my confession, and said: O
Adonai, the great and dreadful El, keeping the covenant and mercy to
those who love him, and to those who keep His commandments;
5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly,
and have rebelled, even by departing from your precepts and from your judgments:
6 Neither have we hearkened to your servants the prophets, who
spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to
all the people of the land.
7 O Adonai, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of
faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of
Jerusalem, and to all Israel, who are near, and who are far off,
through all the countries where you have driven them, because of their
trespass that they have trespassed against you.
8 O Adonai, to us belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our
princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you.
9 To Adonai our Elohim belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have
rebelled against him;
10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of Adonai our Elohim, to walk in his
laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
11 Yes, all Israel have transgressed your law, even by departing, that
they might not obey your voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us,
and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of Elohim,
because we have sinned against him.
12 And he has confirmed his words, which he spoke against us, and
against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for
under the whole heaven has not been done as has been done upon Jerusalem.
13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet we did not make our prayer before Adonai our Elohim, that we might turn
from our iniquities, and understand your truth.
14 Therefore YHVH has watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for Adonai our Elohim is righteous in all his works which he does: for we did not obey his voice.
15 And now, O Adonai our Elohim, who has brought your people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and has gotten you renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
16 O Adonai, according to all your righteousness, I beseech you, let
your anger and your fury be turned away from your city Jerusalem, your
holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our
fathers, Jerusalem and your people have become a reproach to all who are about us.
17 Now therefore, O our Elohim, hear the prayer of your servant, and
his supplications, and cause your face to shine upon your sanctuary that
is desolate, for the Adonai's sake.
18 O my Elohim, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold
our desolations, and the city which is called by your name: for we do
not present our supplications before you for our righteousnesses, but
for your great mercies.
19 O Adonai, hear; O Adonai, forgive; O Adonai, hearken and do; defer
not, for your own sake, O my Elohim: for your city and your people are
called by your name.
20 And while I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and
the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before YHVH
my Elohim for the holy mountain of my Elohim;
21 Yes, while I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I
had seen in the vision at the beginning, 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, I am now come forth to give you intelligence and understanding.
23 At the beginning of your supplications the commandment came forth,
and I am come to show you; for you are greatly beloved: therefore
understand the matter, and consider the vision.
24 Seventy weeks are determined upon your people and upon your 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 to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the
commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem to the Messiah the
Prince shall be seven weeks, and sixty two weeks: the street
shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
26 And after sixty two weeks Messiah shall be cut off, but not for himself, and the people of the prince who shall come shall destroy
the city and the sanctuary; and its end shall be with a flood,
and to the end of the war desolations are determined.
27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week, and in the
midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to
cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it
desolate, even until the complete destruction, and that determined shall be
poured upon the desolate.
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1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed to
Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, but
the time appointed was long, and he understood the thing, and had
understanding of the vision.
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
3 I ate no pleasant food, neither came meat nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
4 And in the twenty fourth day of the first month, as I was by the
side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
5 Then I lifted up my eyes, and, behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
6 His body also was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of
lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like
in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice
of a multitude.
7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men who were with me saw
not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they fled to
8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there
remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into
corruption, and I retained no strength.
9 Yet I heard the voice of his words, and when I heard the voice of his
words, then was I in a deep stun on my face, and my face toward the ground.
10 And, behold, a hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon
the palms of my hands.
11 And he said to me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the
words that I speak to you, and stand upright: for to you I am now sent.
And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood trembling.
12 Then he said to me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to chasten yourself before
your Elohim, your words were heard, and I am come for your words.
13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty one
days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I
remained there with the kings of Persia.
14 Now I am come to make you understand what shall befall your people
in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
15 And when he had spoken such words to me, I set my face toward the
ground, and I became dumb.
16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched my
lips: then I opened my mouth, and spoke, and said to him who stood
before me, O my adon, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and I
have retained no strength.
17 For how can the servant of this my adon talk with this my adon? for
as for me, 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 be to you, be
strong, yes, be strong.
And when he had spoken to me, I was
strengthened, and said: Let my adon speak; for you have strengthened me.
20 Then he asked, Do you know why I have come to you? and then I will return to fight with the prince of Persia, and when I am gone forth, lo,
the prince of Grecia shall come.
21 But I will show you that which is noted in the scripture of truth:
and there is none who holds with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
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1 Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm
and to strengthen him.
2 And now I will show you the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet
three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all:
and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the
realm of Grecia.
3 And a mighty king shall stand up, who 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 his kingdom shall be
plucked up, even for others beside those.
5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes;
and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall
be a great dominion.
6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the
king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make
an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither
shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and those who
brought her, and he who fathered her, and he who strengthened her in these times.
7 But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate,
who shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the
king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail:
8 And shall also carry as captives into Egypt, their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north.
9 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall
return into his 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 he shall return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress.
11 And the king of the south shall be moved with anger, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north, and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand.
12 And when he has taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted 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 many riches.
14 And in those times there, many shall stand up against the king of the south: also the robbers of your people shall exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take
the most fenced cities, and the arms of the south shall not withstand,
neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to
16 But he who comes against him shall do according to his own will,
and none shall stand before him, and he shall stand in the glorious
land, which by his hand shall be consumed.
17 He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his whole
kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus he shall 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 to the isles, and shall take
many: but 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.
19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he
shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of
the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in
anger, nor in battle.
21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall
not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably, and
obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
22 And with the arms of a flood they shall be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yes, also the prince of the covenant.
23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he
shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.
24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the
province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his
fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and
riches: yes, and he shall weave his devices against the strongholds, even for a time.
25 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the king of
the south with a great army; and the king of the south shall be stirred
up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but he shall not stand:
for they shall fabricate plans against him.
26 Yes, those who feed of the portion of his food shall destroy him,
and his army shall overflow, and many shall fall down slain.
27 And both these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall
speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall
be at the time appointed.
28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart
shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return
to his own land.
29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south;
but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall
be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant:
so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with those
who forsake the holy covenant.
31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the
sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they
shall place the abomination that makes desolate.
32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by
flatteries: but the people who know their Elohim shall be strong, and do exploits.
33 And those who understand among the people shall instruct many: yet
they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help:
but many shall cling to them with flatteries.
35 And some of them of understanding 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 a time appointed.
36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt
himself, and magnify himself above every el, and shall speak marvellous
things against the El of el(s), and shall prosper till the indignation
be accomplished: for what is predetermined to be done shall be done.
37 Neither shall he regard the Elohim of his fathers, nor the desire of
women, nor regard any eloah: for he shall magnify himself above all.
38 But in his place he shall honour the eloah of forces, and an gods whom his fathers did not know, he shall honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus he shall do in the most strongholds with a strange eloah, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory, and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
40 And at the time of the end the king of the south shall push at him, and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter
into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many countries shall
be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom, and
Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also 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 Egypt, and the Libyans and the
Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and utterly to make away many.
45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the seas in
the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him.
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1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince who
stands for the children of your people, and there shall be a time of
trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same
time, and at that time your people shall be delivered, every one who
shall be found written in the book.
2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,
some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And those who be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament;
and those who turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
4 But you, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the
time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on
this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the
bank of the river.
6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, who was upon the waters
of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, who was upon the waters of
the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven,
and swore by him who lives for ever that it shall be for a time, times,
and a half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of
the holy people, all these things shall be finished.
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Adon, what shall
be the end of these things?
And he said: Go your way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the wicked
shall do wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand; but the wise shall understand.
11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and
the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be one thousand
two hundred and ninety days.
12 Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the one thousand three hundred
and thirty five days.
13 But go your way till the end be: for you shall rest, and stand
in your lot at the end of the days.
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