Daniel 11 ©

A prophecy concerning Alexander the Great, as also of certain kings of Egypt, and of Syria, v. 1, etc. Especially of one kings’ cruelty and wickedness above all the rest, 36. Also of some other enemies of God’s people, almost unto the end of the world, 40, etc.


ALSO 1I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even 2I, stood to confirm and to strengthen 3him.


And now will I shew thee 4the truth. Behold, there shall 5stand up 6yet three kings in Persia; and 7the fourth shall be far richer than they 8all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up 9all against the realm of Grecia.


And 10a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and 11do according to his will.


And when he shall 12stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided 13toward the four winds of heaven; 14and not to his posterity, 15nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall 16be plucked up, even 17for others beside those.


¶And 18the king of the south shall be strong, and 19one of his princes; and 20he shall be strong 21above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.


And 22in the end of years 23they shall join themselves together; for 24the king’s daughter of the south 25shall come to the king of the north 26to make an agreement: but 27she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall 28he stand, nor his arm: but 29she shall be given up, and they that brought her, 30and he that begat her, and 31he that strengthened her in these times.


But 32out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate, which shall come 33with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the 34king of the north, and 35shall deal against them, and shall prevail:


And shall also carry captives into Egypt 36their gods, with their princes, and with 37their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall 38continue more years than the king of the north.


So 39the king of the south shall come 40into his kingdom, and 41shall return into his own land.


But 42his sons shall be 43stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces: and 44one shall 45certainly come, and 46overflow, and pass through: then shall 47he return, and be stirred up, even to 48his fortress.


And 49the king of the south shall be moved with choler,a and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and 50he shall set forth a great multitude; but 51the multitude shall be given into his hand.


And 52when he hath taken away the multitude, 53his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down 54many ten thousands: but he 55shall not be strengthened by it.


For 56the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and 57shall certainly come 58after certain years with a great army and with much riches.


And in those times there shall 59many stand up 60against the king of the south: also 61the robbers of thy people 62shall exalt themselves 63to establish 64the vision; but 65they shall fall.


So 66the king of the north shall come, and cast up 67a mount, 68and take the most fenced cities: and the 69arms of the south shall not withstand, 70neither his chosen people, 71neither shall there be any strength to withstand.


But 72he that cometh 73against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand 74in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be 75consumed.


He shall also set his face 76to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and 77upright ones with him; thus shall 78he do: and he shall give 79him 80the daughter of women, 81corrupting her: but 82she shall not stand on his side, 83neither be for him.


After this shall he turn his face 84unto the isles, and shall take many: but 85a prince for his own behalf shall cause 86the reproach offered 87by him to cease; without 88his own reproach he shall cause it to turn upon him.


Then he shall turn his face toward the fort 89of his own land: but he shall stumble and 90fall, and not be found.


Then shall 91stand up 92in his estate 93a raiser of taxes 94in the glory of the kingdom: but 95within few days he shall be destroyed, 96neither in anger, nor in battle.


And in his estate shall stand up 97a vile person, to whom they shall 98not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in 99peaceably, and obtain the kingdom 100by flatteries.


And with 101the arms of a flood shall they be 102overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also 103the prince of the covenant.


And after the league made 104with him 105he shall work deceitfully: for 106he shall come up, and 107shall become strong with a small people.


He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places 108of the province; and 109he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall 110scatter 111among them the 112prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against 113the strong holds, even 114for a time.


And he shall stir up his power and his courage 115against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south 116shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army; but 117he shall not stand: for 118they shall forecast devices against him.


Yea, they that feed of 119the portion of 120his meat shall 121destroy him, and 122his army 123shall overflow: and 124many shall fall down slain.


And both 125these kings’ hearts shall be to do mischief, and they shall speak 126lies at one table; but 127it shall not prosper: for yet the end shall be 128at the time appointed.


Then shall 129he return into his land 130with great riches; and his heart shall be 131against the holy covenant; and 132he shall do exploits, and return 133to his own land.


134At the time appointed he shall return, and come 135toward the south; but 136it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.


¶For the ships of 137Chittim shall come 138against him: 139therefore he shall be grieved, and 140return, and have indignation against 141the holy covenant: so 142shall he do; he shall even 143return, and 144have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.


And 145arms shall stand 146on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of 147strength, and shall take away 148the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the 149abomination that 150maketh desolate.


And 151such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he 152corrupt by flatteries: but the people 153that do know their God shall be 154strong, and 155do exploits.


And 156they that understand among the people shall 157instruct many: yet they 158shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, 159many days.


Now 160when they shall fall, they shall be holpen 161with a little help: but many shall cleave 162to them 163with flatteries.


And some of them of understanding shall 164fall, 165to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even 166to the time of the end: 167because it is yet for a time appointed.


168And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself 169above every god, and shall speak marvellous things 170against the God of gods, and shall prosper 171till the indignation be accomplished: 172for that that is determined 173shall be done.


Neither shall he regard 174the God of his fathers, nor 175the desire of women, 176nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.


But in his estate shall he honour 177the God of forces: and a god whom 178his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and 179pleasant things.


Thus 180shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, 181whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule 182over many, and shall divide the land 183for gain.


And 184at the time of the end shall 185the king of the south 186push at him: and 187the king of the north shall come 188against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall 189overflow and 190pass over.


He shall enter also 191into the glorious land, and 192many countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of 193his hand, even Edom, and Moab, and 194the chief of the children of Ammon.


He shall stretch forth his hand also 195upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall 196not escape.


But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and 197the Libyans and the Ethiopians 198shall be at his steps.


But 199tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and 200utterly to make away many.


And 201he shall plant the tabernacles 202of his palace between the seas 203in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come 204to his end, and none shall help him.