Daniel 11

1. "In the first year of Darius the Mede, I rose to strengthen you and empower you.  
2. "Because it is with certainty that I show you [these things.] Three more* kings shall rise in Persia, but a fourth one shall achieve great wealth, more than all of them, and when he is well-established in his country, he shall oversee all the kingdoms of the Greeks.
3. "And there shall rise a giant of a king, who will possess great authority,* and he shall do as he pleases.
4. "And as he rises, his kingdom shall be broken and scattered to the four spirits of heaven, and this shall be neither according to his intentions,* nor according to the authority that he exerted,* except his kingdom shall be barren and there will come no one after them.
5. "The King of the South shall come to power, together with his generals;* he shall capture him and bring authority to bear [over him.]
6. "And at the end* of the years, they would resolve* their differences, so the daughter of the King of the South shall go to the King of the North to foment the peace between them; but she will not have the strength, from fear,* and she will surrender herself, together with those that brought her, her maidens and servants,* in that season.
7. "And there shall rise one from the root of her seed over his land, and he shall come with strength and mastery against the King of the North; he shall pass through them and seize them,
8. "Together* with their subjects, personal belongings, assets, money, gold and furnishing, [and he shall carry them] down to Egypt, and he shall raise twice the force* against the King of the North.
9. "And he shall rejoin* the King of the South and return to his land.
10. "And his sons will turn against him, they will gather great forces and enter upon him, sweeping and overrunning; they will return and utterly alienate him.
11. "And the King of the South shall grumble; he shall go out and take the battle to the King of the North. He shall raise a great force. And that power shall be placed* into his hand.
12. "And they shall [send] the power to oblivion and his heart shall grow haughty;* he shall overthrow many but he shall not hold on [to anything.]
13. "Then the King of the North shall return and he shall raise a greater force than before, and at the end of the season* he shall be coming with twice as much power, consisting of an elite and overwhelming force.*
14. "And in that season, many shall rise against the King of the North,* and the abominable* of your people shall alight in order to uphold the vision, but they shall blunder.
15. "Then the King of the North shall come and he shall lay a siege* and capture the fortified swordsmen, and the army of the South shall not rise because there will be no strength left in them to rise, and the chosen of the people shall rise but they will not prevail.
16. "And the one who would come against him will do as he pleases; there will be no one that could stand before him, to rise in the land of Israel, which will be delivered into his hands.
17. "And he will set his sight on entering,* with the strength* of his entire kingdoms; his entire nation will perish,* together with the Daughter of Man, who will be given to him for his ruin,* who will neither stand by him, nor [truly] became his.
18. "And he shall turn his face* against the islands of the sea and capture many. He shall undo the authority that plundered* him, and his booty* shall be returned to him.
19. "And he shall set his sights on the difficult terrain, but he shall slip and fall and he shall not prevail.*
20. "And he shall rise against his own best interest;* his authority will be breached* and his envoys will be dispatched;* however, he will be broken in a few days, but it will be neither with anger, nor with bickering.
21. "And he shall rise over his country through intrigue, and he shall not be given the recognition of the kingdoms; he will come at a time of peace and he will take over the kingdom through the constitutional laws.
22. "And the assault of their chariots shall be blunted;* and even the carriers* of the Ark of the Covenant shall be broken before him.
23. "And some of the ones who associated themselves with him will betray* him.
24. "He shall go up and seize a small nation, together with the wealthy men of the towns, and he will do what even his parents never did, nor his parents' parents;* he will carry off* the booty, their furnishings, cattle, and he will treat their wagons as his own.*
25. "And until the season [has arrived,] he shall focus his power and his heart against the King of the South, with a great force and strength. And the King of the South shall draw toward war with a great force; he shall be strengthened greatly but he shall not prevail,* because there will be great doubts expressed against him.*
26. "And those who partake of food with him shall break him,* his forces will be scattered, and many shall fall to the sword.*
27. "And both these kings, their hearts are set on evil, and over the same table they speak of treachery, but they do not come to terms, because the apocalyptical [figure] arrives in his season.
28. "And he shall return to the earth with a great force, and his heart is set on a holy uprising.
29. "And he shall do as in the beginning, and also as in the end.
30. "And there will come against him the camps of Cathay and they shall break him. Then he shall return and become angry against the holy uprising, and he shall be exposed* among those who abandoned the holy uprising.
31. "And their captors shall rise from themselves, and they shall defile the holy of holies,* and they shall forgo the offerings,* and they shall carry defilement to the [point of] ruin.
32. "And he shall hold responsible those that committed* the uprising.
33. "And the people that know fear shall be captured, but the holy ones of the nation shall teach many, and they shall be carried away by sword and by fire; they shall be held captive and they shall be plundered for a Thousand Days.
34. "And when they make the sweep, they shall provide some assistance, and many shall add to that their half share.
35. "And of the wise men that will be swept up to be paraded* -- until the apocalypse will have arrived -- because there will still be time* before the season arrives.
36. "And the king shall do according to his wishes, and he shall raise himself against every god, and even against the God of gods he shall speak grandiosely, and he shall be held together until the wrath has ended,* because there will be slayings* conducted.
37. "But he shall not recognize the God of his fathers; he shall ignore the attention of women, and he shall pay no heed to any god, except he shall raise* himself above all.
38. "And to the Almighty God he honors when it is to his gain,* and and to the god that his ancestors did not honor, he will honor with gold, money,* pearls,* and jewelry.*
39. "And he shall pass through the rituals* to foreign gods, in order to see and rule over many, and he shall divide the land with interest.*
40. "And at the apocalypse, the King of the South shall fight with him, and the King of the North shall lay him to waste,* with twin-horse chariots, foot soldiers and many sail ships, and he shall enter the land.
41. "And he shall reach the land of Israel; many shall be killed, and those that are delivered from his hands -- Edom, Moab and some of Ammon.
42. "And he shall stretch his hand upon the countries, and the land of Egypt will not flit from his hands.
43. "And he shall rule by the treasures of gold and silver, and every product of Egypt, and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall assist him.
44. "However, words from the East and the North shall betray* him, and he shall go out with great wrath to destroy and annihilate many.
45. "And he shall spike his tent in a spacious land,* between the sea and the mountain, but his blessings shall depart from him,* and there will arrive his time of reckoning,* and there will be none to help him.


*11:2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Again."
*11:3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Who will author great authority." Or: rule with great authority.
*11:4.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Ending."
*11:4.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Authorized."
*11:5.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Great ones."
*11:5.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "And authorize great authority."
*11:6.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Lips" or "edges."
*11:6.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Leveled" or "furnished."
*11:6.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "From the fear of fear."
*11:6.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "Handlers."
*11:8.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "And also."
*11:8.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "And he one twice shall rise."
*11:9 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Enter into grasp."
*11:11 Lit. Ar.: "Surrendered."
*11:13.1 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "At the conclusion of the event."
*11:13.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Arresting guards."
*11:14.1 Western Bible translators changed this to "king of the south."
*11:14.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Children of Abomination."
*11:15 Lit. Ar. id.: "Machine the [siege] machines." (The origin of the word.)
*11:17.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "He consecrated his faces to enter."
*11:17.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Grasp."
*11:17.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Passed."
*11:17.4 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "To drive him crazy."
*11:18.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Faces."
*11:18.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Harvested him."
*11:18.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Harvest."
*11:19 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And he consecrated his faces against the grasp of the land and he heaved and fell and could not find."
*11:20.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "His earning."
*11:20.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Passed."
*11:20.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Realized."
*11:22.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And their wheeled grasp shall be pierced."
*11:22.2 Lit. Ar. id.: Also: "Leaders."
*11:24.1 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "Ancestors."
*11:24.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Appropriated."
*11:24.3 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "Pretend pretentions."
*11:25.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Stand."
*11:25.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "There will be pretended against him pretensions." Or: his legitimacy will be questioned.
*11:26.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic construction: "And eaters of his kitchen will break him.
*11:26.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic figure of speech: "And they fall destroyed many."
*11:30 Lit. Ar. id.: "Seen."
*11:31.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "The Deeply..." or "Profoundly Holy."
*11:31.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Sacrifices."
*11:32 Lit. Ar. id.: "Entered into."
*11:35.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Looked at."
*11:35.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Delay."
*11:36.1 Lit. Ar. id.: Or: "Concluded."
*11:36.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Flattened many."
*11:37 Lit. Ar. idiom retained: "Exalt only himself."
*11:38.1 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Over his gain."
*11:38.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Silver coins."
*11:38.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Stringed precious stones."
*11:38.4 Lit. Ar. id.: "Desirable objects."
*11:39.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Machinations."
*11:39.2 Lit. Ar. id.: "Investment."
*11:40 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "Lose him."
*11:44 Lit. Ar. id.: "Deny."
*11:45.1 Lit. Ar. id.: "Country."
*11:45.2 Lit. Ar. idiomatic expression: "There flew off his holiness." Or: "He lost his divine protection."
*11:45.3 Lit. Ar. id.: "Apportioning."

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