King James VersionDaniel11


1 Also I in the first year of Dar­ius the Mede, even I, stood to con­firm and to strength­en him. 2 And now will I shew thee 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, that shall rule with great do­min­ion, and do ac­cord­ing to his will. 4 And when he shall stand up, his king­dom shall be bro­ken, and shall be di­vid­ed to­ward the four winds of heav­en; and not to his pos­ter­i­ty, nor ac­cord­ing to his do­min­ion which he ruled: for 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 they that brought her, and he that be­gat her, and he that strength­ened her in these times. 7 But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his es­tate, which 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 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 shall he re­turn, and be stirred up, even to his fortress. 11 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with 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 hath 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 much rich­es. 14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of the south: also the rob­bers of thy 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 with­stand. 16 But he that cometh 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 shall he do: and he shall give him the daugh­ter of wom­en, cor­rupt­ing her: but she shall not stand on his side, nei­ther be for him. 18 Af­ter this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take many: 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 shall they be over­flown from be­fore him, and shall be bro­ken; yea, 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: yea, and he shall fore­cast his de­vices against the strong holds, 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 fore­cast de­vices against him. 26 Yea, they that feed of the por­tion of his meat 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 them that 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 maketh des­o­late. 32 And such as do wicked­ly against the covenant shall he cor­rupt by flat­ter­ies: but the peo­ple that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. 33 And they that 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 holpen with a lit­tle help: but many shall cleave 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 god, and shall speak mar­vel­lous things against the God of gods, and shall pros­per till the in­dig­na­tion be ac­com­plished: for that that is de­ter­mined shall be done. 37 Nei­ther shall he re­gard the God of his fa­thers, nor the de­sire of wom­en, nor re­gard any god: for he shall mag­ni­fy him­self above all. 38 But in his es­tate shall he hon­our the God of forces: and a god whom his fa­thers knew not shall he hon­our with gold, and sil­ver, and with pre­cious stones, and pleas­ant things. 39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall ac­knowl­edge and in­crease with glo­ry: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall di­vide the land for gain. 40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like a whirl­wind, 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.