Daniel 11 ©
The overthrow of Persia by the king of Grecia, whose empire shall be divided. Leagues and conflicts between the kings of the south and of the north. The exploits of one of the latter princes, who, being checked in his progress by the ships of Chittim, shall turn his fury against the holy land. An impious tyranny set up. Events that shall take place in the latter times.
And now will I cshew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet dthree kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all: and by his strength ethrough his riches he fshall stir up all against the realm of gGrecia.
And iwhen he shall stand up, his kingdom jshall 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.
¶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.
And in the end of years they shall 1join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make 2an agreement: but she shall knot 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 3he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.
So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land.
For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come 8after certain years with a great army and with much riches.
But he that cometh against him wshall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in 12the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.
He shall also set his xface to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and 13upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, 14corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.
Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and anot be found.
Then shall stand up in his 17estate 18a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in 19anger, nor in battle.
He shall enter 21peaceably 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 gscatter among them the *prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall 22*forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
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.
Yea, they that feed of the portion of his *meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.
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.
At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
Now when they shall fall, they shall be *holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
And the king ushall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the vGod of gods, and shall prosper wtill the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
Thus shall he do in the 31most 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 32gain.
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 alike a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
He shall enter also into the 33glorious 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.