Daniel 7

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The Book of Daniel

Chapter 8

1

In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared8 unto me, [even unto] me Daniel, after that which appeared8 unto me at the first.

2

And I saw4 in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw,2 that I [was] at Shushan [in] the palace, which [is] in the province of Elam; and I saw4 in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.

3

Then I lifted up4 mine eyes, and saw,4 and, behold, there stood6 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 up6 last.

4

I saw1 the ram pushing18 westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand4 before him, neither [was there any] that could deliver56 out of his hand; but he did1 according to his will, and became great.52

5

And as I was considering,56 behold, an he goat 6842 came6 from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched6 not the ground: and the goat [had] a notable horn between his eyes.

6

And he came4 to the ram that had [two] horns, which I had seen1 standing6 before the river, and ran4 unto him in the fury of his power.

7

And I saw1 him come56 close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler118 against him, and smote55 the ram, and brake17 his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand2 before him, but he cast him down55 to the ground, and stamped4 upon him: and there was none that could deliver56 the ram out of his hand.

8

Therefore the he goat waxed very great:52 and when he was strong,2 the great horn was broken;8 and for it came up4 four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.

9

And out of one of them came forth1 a little horn, which waxed exceeding great,4 toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant [land].

10

And it waxed great,4 [even] to the host of heaven; and it cast down55 [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped4 upon them.

11

Yea, he magnified52 [himself] even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily [sacrifice] was taken away,90 7311 52 and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.90

12

And an host was given11 [him] against the daily [sacrifice] by reason of transgression, and it cast down55 the truth to the ground; and it practised,1 and prospered.52

13

Then I heard4 one saint speaking,18 and another saint said4 unto that certain [saint] which spake,18 How long [shall be] the vision [concerning] the daily [sacrifice], and the transgression of desolation,6 to give2 both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

14

And he said4 unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; 1242 then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.8

15

And it came to pass, when I, [even] I Daniel, had seen2 the vision, and sought17 for the meaning, then, behold, there stood6 before me as the appearance of a man.

16

And I heard4 a man's voice between [the banks of] Ulai, which called,4 and said,4 Gabriel, make this [man] to understand54 the vision.

17

So he came4 near where I stood: and when he came,2 I was afraid,8 and fell4 upon my face: but he said4 unto me, Understand,54 O son of man: for at the time of the end [shall be] the vision.

18

Now as he was speaking15 with me, I was in a deep sleep8 on my face toward the ground: but he touched4 me, and set55 me upright.

19

And he said,4 Behold, I will make thee know56 what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end [shall be].

20

The ram which thou sawest1 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,12 whereas four stood up4 for it, four kingdoms shall stand up4 out of the nation, but not in his power.

23

And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors6 are come to the full,53 a king of fierce countenance, and understanding56 dark sentences, shall stand up.4

24

And his power shall be mighty,1 but not by his own power: and he shall destroy55 wonderfully,12 and shall prosper,52 and practise,1 and shall destroy52 the mighty and the holy people.

25

And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper52 in his hand; and he shall magnify55 [himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy55 many: he shall also stand up4 against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken11 without hand.

26

And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told8 [is] true: wherefore shut thou up3 the vision; for it [shall be] for many days.

27

And I Daniel fainted,8 and was sick8 [certain] days; afterward I rose up,4 and did4 the king's business; and I was astonished113 at the vision, but none understood56 [it].

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