but many will join themselves to them with flatteries.
Some of those who are wise will fall, to refine them, and to purify, and to make them white, even to the time of the end; because it is yet for the time appointed.
“The king will do according to his will. He will exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and will speak marvelous things against the God of gods.
He will prosper until the indignation is accomplished; for that which is determined will be done.
He won’t regard the gods of his fathers, or the desire of women, or regard any god; for he will magnify himself above all.
But in his place he will honor the god of fortresses. He will honor a god whom his fathers didn’t know with gold, silver, and with precious stones and pleasant things.
He will deal with the strongest fortresses by the help of a foreign god.