The Old Testament

The Book of Daniel


 

1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came

Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.

 

1:2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part

of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of

Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the

treasure house of his god.

 

1:3 And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that

he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's

seed, and of the princes; 1:4 Children in whom was no blemish, but

well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge,

and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in

the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the

tongue of the Chaldeans.

 

1:5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat,

and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that

at the end thereof they might stand before the king.

 

1:6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah,

Mishael, and Azariah: 1:7 Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave

names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to

Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of

Abednego.

 

1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself

with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank:

therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not

defile himself.

 

1:9 Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the

prince of the eunuchs.

 

1:10 And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord

the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should

he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your

sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.

 

1:11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had

set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 1:12 Prove thy

servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat,

and water to drink.

 

1:13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the

countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's

meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.

 

1:14 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.

 

1:15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and

fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the

king's meat.

 

1:16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine

that they should drink; and gave them pulse.

 

1:17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in

all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions

and dreams.

 

1:18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring

them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before

Nebuchadnezzar.

 

1:19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found

none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they

before the king.

 

1:20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king

enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the

magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.

 

1:21 And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.

 

2:1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar

Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and

his sleep brake from him.

 

2:2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the

astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the

king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.

 

2:3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit

was troubled to know the dream.

 

2:4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for

ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the

interpretation.

 

2:5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone

from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the

interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses

shall be made a dunghill.

 

2:6 But if ye shew the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall

receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore shew me

the dream, and the interpretation thereof.

 

2:7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the

dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it.

 

2:8 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain

the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.

 

2:9 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one

decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak

before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and

I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof.

 

2:10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a

man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore there is

no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or

astrologer, or Chaldean.

 

2:11 And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none

other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose

dwelling is not with flesh.

 

2:12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded

to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.

 

2:13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and

they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

 

2:14 Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the

captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men

of Babylon: 2:15 He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain,

Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing

known to Daniel.

 

2:16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give

him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.

 

2:17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to

Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions: 2:18 That they would

desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that

Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men

of Babylon.

 

2:19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then

Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

 

2:20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and

ever: for wisdom and might are his: 2:21 And he changeth the times and

the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom

unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: 2:22 He

revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the

darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

 

2:23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast

given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we

desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's

matter.

 

2:24 Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained

to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him;

Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and

I will shew unto the king the interpretation.

 

2:25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said

thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will

make known unto the king the interpretation.

 

2:26 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was

Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I

have seen, and the interpretation thereof?  2:27 Daniel answered in

the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath

demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the

soothsayers, shew unto the king; 2:28 But there is a God in heaven

that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar

what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy

head upon thy bed, are these; 2:29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts

came into thy mind upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter:

and he that revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to

pass.

 

2:30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom

that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make

known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the

thoughts of thy heart.

 

2:31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image,

whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form

thereof was terrible.

 

2:32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of

silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, 2:33 His legs of iron, his

feet part of iron and part of clay.

 

2:34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which

smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake

them to pieces.

 

2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold,

broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer

threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was

found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great

mountain, and filled the whole earth.

 

2:36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof

before the king.

 

2:37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath

given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.

 

2:38 And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the

field and the fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and

hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold.

 

2:39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and

another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the

earth.

 

2:40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron

breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things: and as iron that breaketh

all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise.

 

2:41 And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay,

and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in

it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron

mixed with miry clay.

 

2:42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay,

so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.

 

2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall

mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one

to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.

 

2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a

kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be

left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all

these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever.

 

2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut out of the

mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the

brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made

known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is

certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.

 

2:46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped

Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet

odours unto him.

 

2:47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that

your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of

secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.

 

2:48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great

gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and

chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.

 

2:49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach,

and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel

sat in the gate of the king.

 

3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was

threescore cubits, and the breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in

the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon.

 

3:2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes,

the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the

counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to

come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had

set up.

 

3:3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the

treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the

provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image

that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the

image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

 

3:4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people,

nations, and languages, 3:5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the

cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of

musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar

the king hath set up: 3:6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth

shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

 

3:7 Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the

cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all

the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped

the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

 

3:8 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused

the Jews.

 

3:9 They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for

ever.

 

3:10 Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every man that shall hear

the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer,

and all kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image:

3:11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he should be

cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.

 

3:12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the

province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O

king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the

golden image which thou hast set up.

 

3:13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before

the king.

 

3:14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach,

Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden

image which I have set up?  3:15 Now if ye be ready that at what time

ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and

dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image

which I have made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the

same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that

God that shall deliver you out of my hands?  3:16 Shadrach, Meshach,

and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are

not careful to answer thee in this matter.

 

3:17 If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the

burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O

king.

 

3:18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve

thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

 

3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage

was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego: therefore he

spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace one seven times

more than it was wont to be heated.

 

3:20 And he commanded the most mighty men that were in his army to

bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, and to cast them into the

burning fiery furnace.

 

3:21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their

hats, and their other garments, and were cast into the midst of the

burning fiery furnace.

 

3:22 Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the

furnace exceeding hot, the flames of the fire slew those men that took

up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.

 

3:23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down

bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

 

3:24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste,

and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men

bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said unto the

king, True, O king.

 

3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the

midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth

is like the Son of God.

 

3:26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery

furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye

servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire.

 

3:27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's

counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies

the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither

were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.

 

3:28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and

delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the

king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor

worship any god, except their own God.

 

3:29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and

language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach,

Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall

be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver

after this sort.

 

3:30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the

province of Babylon.

 

4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages,

that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.

 

4:2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God

hath wrought toward me.

 

4:3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his

kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation

to generation.

 

4:4 I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my

palace: 4:5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon

my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.

 

4:6 Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon

before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of

the dream.

 

4:7 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and

the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not

make known unto me the interpretation thereof.

 

4:8 But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was

Belteshazzar, according to the name of my God, and in whom is the

spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying, 4:9

O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the

spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell

me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation

thereof.

 

4:10 Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a

tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.

 

4:11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached

unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth: 4:12

The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it

was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the

fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed

of it.

 

4:13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a

watcher and an holy one came down from heaven; 4:14 He cried aloud,

and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off

his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under

it, and the fowls from his branches: 4:15 Nevertheless leave the stump

of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the

tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven,

and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth: 4:16

Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given

unto him; and let seven times pass over him.

 

4:17 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by

the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that

the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to

whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.

 

4:18 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O

Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the

wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the

interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is

in thee.

 

4:19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonied for one

hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spake, and said,

Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof,

trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to

them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies.

 

4:20 The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose

height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the

earth; 4:21 Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in

it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and

upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation: 4:22

It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy

greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the

end of the earth.

 

4:23 And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down

from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave

the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron

and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with

the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the

field, till seven times pass over him; 4:24 This is the

interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which

is come upon my lord the king: 4:25 That they shall drive thee from

men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they

shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the

dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know

that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to

whomsoever he will.

 

4:26 And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots;

thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known

that the heavens do rule.

 

4:27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and

break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing

mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

 

4:28 All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.

 

4:29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the

kingdom of Babylon.

 

4:30 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have

built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for

the honour of my majesty?  4:31 While the word was in the king's

mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar,

to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.

 

4:32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be

with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as

oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the

most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he

will.

 

4:33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he

was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet

with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles'

feathers, and his nails like birds' claws.

 

4:34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes

unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed

the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever,

whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from

generation to generation: 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth

are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army

of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay

his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?  4:36 At the same time my

reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour

and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellors and my lords

sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent

majesty was added unto me.

 

4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of

heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those

that walk in pride he is able to abase.

 

5:1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords,

and drank wine before the thousand.

 

5:2 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the

golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken

out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the king, and his

princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein.

 

5:3 Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the

temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the king, and

his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.

 

5:4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of

brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

 

5:5 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote

over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the

king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.

 

5:6 Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled

him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote

one against another.

 

5:7 The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans,

and the soothsayers. And the king spake, and said to the wise men of

Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me the

interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a

chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the

kingdom.

 

5:8 Then came in all the king's wise men: but they could not read the

writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.

 

5:9 Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was

changed in him, and his lords were astonied.

 

5:10 Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords

came into the banquet house: and the queen spake and said, O king,

live for ever: let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy

countenance be changed: 5:11 There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is

the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and

understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in

him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy

father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and

soothsayers; 5:12 Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and

understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard sentences,

and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king

named Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the

interpretation.

 

5:13 Then was Daniel brought in before the king. And the king spake

and said unto Daniel, Art thou that Daniel, which art of the children

of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of

Jewry?  5:14 I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods is

in thee, and that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is

found in thee.

 

5:15 And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in

before me, that they should read this writing, and make known unto me

the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation

of the thing: 5:16 And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make

interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read the

writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt

be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about thy neck, and

shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.

 

5:17 Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be

to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet I will read the

writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

 

5:18 O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a

kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour: 5:19 And for the majesty

that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and

feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept

alive; and whom he would he set up; and whom he would he put down.

 

5:20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride,

he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from

him: 5:21 And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was

made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they

fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of

heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of

men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.

 

5:22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine heart,

though thou knewest all this; 5:23 But hast lifted up thyself against

the Lord of heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house

before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines,

have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and

gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor

know: and the God in whose hand thy breath is, and whose are all thy

ways, hast thou not glorified: 5:24 Then was the part of the hand sent

from him; and this writing was written.

 

5:25 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL,

UPHARSIN.

 

5:26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered

thy kingdom, and finished it.

 

5:27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting.

 

5:28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and

Persians.

 

5:29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet,

and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation

concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

 

5:30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.

 

5:31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore

and two years old.

 

6:1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty

princes, which should be over the whole kingdom; 6:2 And over these

three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might

give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage.

 

6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes,

because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set

him over the whole realm.

 

6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against

Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor

fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or

fault found in him.

 

6:5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this

Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of his God.

 

6:6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king,

and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.

 

6:7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes,

the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to

establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever

shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee,

O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

 

6:8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it

be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which

altereth not.

 

6:9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.

 

6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into

his house; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem,

he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave

thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

 

6:11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and making

supplication before his God.

 

6:12 Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the

king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that

shall ask a petition of any God or man within thirty days, save of

thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered

and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and

Persians, which altereth not.

 

6:13 Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which

is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O

king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition

three times a day.

 

6:14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased

with himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he

laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.

 

6:15 Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king,

Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no

decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed.

 

6:16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him

into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy

God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.

 

6:17 And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and

the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his

lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning Daniel.

 

6:18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting:

neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep

went from him.

 

6:19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste

unto the den of lions.

 

6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice

unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant

of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to

deliver thee from the lions?  6:21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O

king, live for ever.

 

6:22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that

they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in

me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.

 

6:23 Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that

they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out

of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because he

believed in his God.

 

6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had

accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their

children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and

brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the

den.

 

6:25 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages,

that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.

 

6:26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble

and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and

stedfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed,

and his dominion shall be even unto the end.

 

6:27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in

heaven and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the power of the

lions.

 

6:28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign

of Cyrus the Persian.

 

7:1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream

and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and

told the sum of the matters.

 

7:2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold,

the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

 

7:3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from

another.

 

7:4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till

the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth,

and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to

it.

 

7:5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised

up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it

between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour

much flesh.

 

7:6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had

upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four

heads; and dominion was given to it.

 

7:7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast,

dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron

teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with

the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were

before it; and it had ten horns.

 

7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them

another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns

plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the

eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.

 

7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days

did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head

like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his

wheels as burning fire.

 

7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand

thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand

stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

 

7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the

horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body

destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

 

7:12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion

taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

 

7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man

came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and

they brought him near before him.

 

7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that

all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is

an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom

that which shall not be destroyed.

 

7:15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and

the visions of my head troubled me.

 

7:16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the

truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation

of the things.

 

7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall

arise out of the earth.

 

7:18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and

possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

 

7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was

diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of

iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and

stamped the residue with his feet; 7:20 And of the ten horns that were

in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three

fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very

great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

 

7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and

prevailed against them; 7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and

judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came

that the saints possessed the kingdom.

 

7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon

earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the

whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

 

7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall

arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from

the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

 

7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall

wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and

laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and

the dividing of time.

 

7:26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his

dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

 

7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom

under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of

the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all

dominions shall serve and obey him.

 

7:28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my

cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I

kept the matter in my heart.

 

8:1 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.

 

8:2 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.

 

8:3 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.

 

8:4 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.

 

8:5 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.

 

8:6 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.

 

8:7 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.

 

8:8 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.

 

8:9 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.

 

8:10 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.

 

8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by

him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary

was cast down.

 

8:12 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.

 

8:13 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?  8:14 And he said

unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the

sanctuary be cleansed.

 

8:15 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.

 

8:16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which

called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.

 

8:17 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.

 

8:18 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.

 

8:19 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.

 

8:20 The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media

and Persia.

 

8:21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that

is between his eyes is the first king.

 

8:22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four

kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.

 

8:23 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.

 

8:24 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.

 

8:25 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.

 

8:26 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.

 

8:27 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.

 

9:1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of

the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans; 9:2 In

the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of

the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet,

that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of

Jerusalem.

 

9:3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and

supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: 9:4 And I

prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord,

the great and dreadful God, keeping the covenant and mercy to them

that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; 9:5 We have

sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have

rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:

9:6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, which

spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to

all the people of the land.

 

9:7 O LORD, righteousness belongeth unto thee, but unto us confusion

of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants

of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, that are near, and that are far

off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because

of their trespass that they have trespassed against thee.

 

9:8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our

princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.

 

9:9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we

have rebelled against him; 9:10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of

the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his

servants the prophets.

 

9:11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing,

that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon

us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of

God, because we have sinned against him.

 

9:12 And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against us, and

against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil:

for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon

Jerusalem.

 

9:13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon

us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might

turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.

 

9:14 Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it

upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he

doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.

 

9:15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out

of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown,

as at this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.

 

9:16 O LORD, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let

thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy

holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our

fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a reproach to all that

are about us.

 

9:17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his

supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is

desolate, for the Lord's sake.

 

9:18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and

behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy name: for

we do not present our supplications before thee for our

righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.

 

9:19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not,

for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called

by thy name.

 

9:20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and

the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the

LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God; 9:21 Yea, whiles I was

speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the

vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about

the time of the evening oblation.

 

9:22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am

now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.

 

9:23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth,

and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved: therefore

understand the matter, and consider the vision.

 

9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy

city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to

make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting

righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint

the most Holy.

 

9:25 Know therefore and understand, that from the going forth of the

commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the

Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks: the street

shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.

 

9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but

not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall come shall

destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall be with

a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.

 

9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in

the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to

cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make it

desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall be

poured upon the desolate.

 

10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed

unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was

true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the thing,

and had understanding of the vision.

 

10:2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.

 

10:3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in my mouth,

neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were

fulfilled.

 

10:4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by

the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel; 10:5 Then I lifted up

mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen,

whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz: 10:6 His body also

was like the beryl, and his face as the appearance of lightning, and

his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in colour to

polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a

multitude.

 

10:7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me

saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so that they

fled to hide themselves.

 

10:8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision, and there

remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into

corruption, and I retained no strength.

 

10:9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of

his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward

the ground.

 

10:10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and

upon the palms of my hands.

 

10:11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand

the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am

I now sent.

 

And when he had spoken this word unto me, I stood trembling.

 

10:12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day

that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself

before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

 

10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and

twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help

me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.

 

10:14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy

people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.

 

10:15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward

the ground, and I became dumb.

 

10:16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of men touched

my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that

stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned upon

me, and I have retained no strength.

 

10:17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this my lord?

for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither

is there breath left in me.

 

10:18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of

a man, and he strengthened me, 10:19 And said, O man greatly beloved,

fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he

had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak;

for thou hast strengthened me.

 

10:20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now

will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone

forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.

 

10:21 But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of

truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these things, but

Michael your prince.

 

11:1 Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to

confirm and to strengthen him.

 

11:2 And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up

yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than

they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all

against the realm of Grecia.

 

11:3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great

dominion, and do according to his will.

 

11:4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall 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.

 

11:5 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.

 

11:6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for

the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north

to make an agreement: but she shall not 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 he that begat her, and he that strengthened

her in these times.

 

11:7 But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his

estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the

fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and

shall prevail: 11:8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their

gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver

and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the

north.

 

11:9 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall

return into his own land.

 

11:10 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude

of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass

through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his

fortress.

 

11:11 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall

come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he

shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given

into his hand.

 

11:12 And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be

lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not

be strengthened by it.

 

11:13 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a

multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come after

certain years with a great army and with much riches.

 

11:14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of

the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves to

establish the vision; but they shall fall.

 

11:15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount, and

take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall not

withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any

strength to withstand.

 

11:16 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own

will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the

glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.

 

11:17 He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of his

whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he

shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall

not stand on his side, neither be for him.

 

11:18 After this shall he turn his face unto the isles, and shall take

many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the reproach offered

by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall cause it to turn

upon him.

 

11:19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but

he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.

 

11:20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory

of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in

anger, nor in battle.

 

11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they

shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in

peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

 

11:22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before

him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

 

11:23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully:

for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

 

11:24 He shall enter peaceably 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 scatter among them the prey, and spoil,

and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong

holds, even for a time.

 

11:25 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.

 

11:26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy

him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

 

11:27 And both of these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and

they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet

the end shall be at the time appointed.

 

11:28 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.

 

11:29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the

south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.

 

11:30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he

shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy

covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence

with them that forsake the holy covenant.

 

11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the

sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and

they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.

 

11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by

flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and

do exploits.

 

11:33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct many:

yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by

spoil, many days.

 

11:34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little

help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.

 

11:35 And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and

to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because

it is yet for a time appointed.

 

11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt

himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak

marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the

indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be

done.

 

11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire

of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

 

11:38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god

whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and

with precious stones, and pleasant things.

 

11:39 Thus shall he do in the most 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 gain.

 

11:40 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 like a

whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and

he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.

 

11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious 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.

 

11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the

land of Egypt shall not escape.

 

11:43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of

silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and

the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.

 

11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall trouble

him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to destroy, and

utterly to make away many.

 

11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between the

seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his end, and

none shall help him.

 

12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which

standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be a time of

trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to that same

time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that

shall be found written in the book.

 

12:2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake,

some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

 

12:3 And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the

firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for

ever and ever.

 

12:4 But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to

the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be

increased.

 

12:5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one

on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of

the bank of the river.

 

12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the

waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?

12:7 And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters

of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto

heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be for a

time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to

scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be

finished.

 

12:8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what

shall be the end of these things?  12:9 And he said, Go thy way,

Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the

end.

 

12:10 Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried; but the

wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but

the wise shall understand.

 

12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away,

and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall be a

thousand two hundred and ninety days.

 

12:12 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three

hundred and five and thirty days.

 

12:13 But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt rest,

and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.