Daniel 8 ©

1 Daniel's vision of the ram and he goat. 13 The days of suspension of the daily sacrifice, and desolation of the sanctuary. 15 Gabriel comforteth Daniel, and interpreteth the vision.


IN the third year of the reign of king aBelshazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me bat the first.

a ch. 5.1.
b ch. 7.1.

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


Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river ea ram which had two fhorns: and the two horns were high; but gone was higher than 1the other, and the higher came up last.


I saw the ram hpushing 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 idid according to his will, and became great.


And as I was considering, behold, an jhe goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and 2touched not the ground: and the goat had 3a notable horn between his eyes.


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.


And I saw him come close unto the ram, and khe was moved with l*choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his mtwo horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, nbut he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.

m v.3.

Therefore the he goat owaxed very great: and pwhen he was strong, the great horn was qbroken; and for it came up rfour notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.

r ch. 7.6.

And out of one of them came forth sa little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the tpleasant land.


And it waxed great, 4even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.


Yea, he magnified himself even 5to uthe prince of the host, and 6by him the vdaily sacrifice was taken away, and wthe place of his sanctuary was cast down.


And 7an host was given him against the xdaily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and yprospered.


¶Then I heard zone saint speaking, and aanother saint said unto 8that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the btransgression 9of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?


And he said unto me, cUnto two thousand and three hundred 10days; then shall the sanctuary be 11cleansed.


¶And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and dsought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of ea man.


And I heard a man's voice fbetween the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, gGabriel, make this man to understand the vision.


So he came near where I stood: and when he came, hI was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand, iO son of man: for jat the time of the end shall be the vision.


Now as he was speaking with me, I kwas in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he ltouched me, and 12set me upright.


And he said, Behold, mI will make thee know what shall be in the nlast end of the indignation: for at the time oappointed the end shall be.


The pram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.


And the qrough goat is the king of Grecia: and the rgreat horn that is between his eyes is the first king.


sNow that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.


And in the latter time of their kingdom, twhen the transgressors 13are come to the full, ua king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.


vAnd his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he wshall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the 14holy people.


And xthrough his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by 15peace shall destroy many: he shall also ystand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall zbe broken without hand.


And athe vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore bshut thou up the vision; for cit shall be for many days.


And I Daniel dfainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and edid the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.