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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 flame 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,


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


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


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


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


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


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,


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


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


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


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


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


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


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 exceeding 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


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


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


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


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 his 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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


9:22 And he informed [me], and talked with me, and said, O

Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and


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


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


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


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]


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


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


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 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


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.

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