King James VersionDaniel8


1 In the third year of the reign of king Bels­haz­zar a vi­sion ap­peared unto me, even unto me Daniel, af­ter that which ap­peared unto 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 mine eyes, and saw, 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, an 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 unto him in the fury of his pow­er. 7 And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no pow­er in the ram to stand be­fore him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could de­liv­er the ram out of his hand. 8 There­fore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was bro­ken; and for 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 ex­ceed­ing 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 Yea, 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 an 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 unto that cer­tain saint which spake, 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 unto me, Unto two thou­sand and three hun­dred days; 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, which 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 unto me, Un­der­stand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vi­sion. 18 Now as he was speak­ing with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face to­ward the ground: but he touched me, and set me up­right. 19 And he said, Be­hold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the in­dig­na­tion: for at the time ap­point­ed the end shall be. 20 The ram which thou sawest hav­ing two horns are 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 won­der­ful­ly, and shall pros­per, and prac­tise, and shall de­stroy the mighty and the holy peo­ple. 25 And through his pol­i­cy also he shall cause craft to pros­per in his hand; and he shall mag­ni­fy himself in his heart, and by peace 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 thou 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.