THE BOOK OF
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
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 Abed-nego.
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
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
2:8: The king answered and said, I know of certainty
that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone
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
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
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 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
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
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
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,
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
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
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 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
2:49: Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 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
3:2: Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather
together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges,
the treasurers, the counsellers, 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 counsellers, 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
Abed-nego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve
not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set
3:13: Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded
to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought
these men before the king.
3:14: Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is
it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 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 Abed-nego, 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
Abed-nego: 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 Abed-nego, 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 Abed-nego.
3:23: And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abed-nego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery
3:24: Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied,
and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellers,
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 Abed-nego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and
come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, came forth
of the midst of the fire.
3:27: And the princes, governors, and captains, and
the king's counsellers, 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 Abed-nego, 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 Abed-nego, 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
Abed-nego, 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
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
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
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
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
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'
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 counsellers and my lords sought unto me; and I
was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added
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,
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
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
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
6:7: All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors,
and the princes, the counsellers, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 there 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
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
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
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
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
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 supplication, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.