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Chapter 8

In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar, a vision appeared to me, even to me, Daniel, after that which appeared to me at the first.
I saw the vision. Now it was so, that when I saw, I was in the citadel of Susa, which is in the province of Elam. I saw in the vision, and I was by the river Ulai. Then I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold, a ram which had two horns stood before the river.
The two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward. No animals could stand before him.
There wasn’t any who could deliver out of his hand;
but he did according to his will, and magnified himself.

Chapter 9

Seventy weeks are decreed on your people and on your holy city, to finish disobedience, and to make an end of sins,
and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness,
and to seal up vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most holy.
“Know therefore and discern that from the going out of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem to the Anointed One, the prince, will be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks.
It will be built again, with street and moat,
even in troubled times.
After the sixty-two weeks the Anointed One will be cut off, and will have nothing.
The people of the prince who come will destroy the city and the sanctuary.
Its end will be with a flood, and war will be even to the end. Desolations are determined.
He will make a firm covenant with many for one week. In the middle of the week he will cause the sacrifice and the offering to cease.

Chapter 8


In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar, a vision appeared to me, even to me, Daniel, after that which appeared to me at the first.

In[H8141] the[H7200] third[H7969] year[H8141] of[H4428] the[H7200] reign[H4438] of[H4428] King[H4428] Belshazzar,[H1112] a[H7200] vision[H2377] appeared[H7200] to[H4428] me,[H7200] even[H1840] to[H4428] me,[H7200] Daniel,[H1840] after[H8141] that[H7200] which[H4428] appeared[H7200] to[H4428] me[H7200] at[H4428] the[H7200] first.[H8462]

I saw the vision. Now it was so, that when I saw, I was in the citadel of Susa, which is in the province of Elam. I saw in the vision, and I was by the river Ulai.

I[H5921] saw[H7200] the[H5921] vision.[H2377] Now[H1961] it[H5921] was[H1961] so,[H1961] that[H7200] when[H1961] I[H5921] saw,[H7200] I[H5921] was[H1961] in[H5921] the[H5921] citadel[H1002] of[H5921] Susa,[H7800] which[H1002] is[H1961] in[H5921] the[H5921] province[H4082] of[H5921] Elam.[H5867] I[H5921] saw[H7200] in[H5921] the[H5921] vision,[H2377] and[H7200] I[H5921] was[H1961] by[H5921] the[H5921] river[H5104] Ulai.[H195]
Then I lifted up my eyes, and saw, and behold, a ram which had two horns stood before the river. The two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
Then[H2009] I[H2009] lifted[H5375] up[H5927] my[H7200] eyes[H5869] and[H5869] saw,[H7200] and[H5869] behold,[H2009] a[H5375] ram[H352] which[H5869] had[H5869] two[H4480] horns[H7161] stood[H5975] before[H6440] the[H6440] river.[H5104] The[H6440] two[H4480] horns[H7161] were[H5869] high,[H1364] but[H7200] one[H4480] was[H7161] higher[H1364] than[H4480] the[H6440] other,[H8145] and[H5869] the[H6440] higher[H1364] came[H5927] up[H5927] last.[H5975]

I saw the ram pushing westward, northward, and southward. No animals could stand before him. There wasn’t any who could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and magnified himself.

I[H7200] saw[H7200] the[H3605] ram[H352] pushing[H5055] westward,[H3220] northward,[H6828] and[H3027] southward.[H5045] No[H3808] animals[H2416] could[H5337] stand[H5975] before[H6440] him.[H6440] There[H5975] wasn’t any[H3605] who[H3605] could[H5337] deliver[H5337] out[H7200] of[H3027] his[H3605] hand,[H3027] but[H3808] he[H6213] did[H6213] according[H3027] to[H6213] his[H3605] will,[H7522] and[H3027] magnified[H1431] himself.[H3027]
As I was considering, behold, a male goat came from the west over the surface of the whole earth, and didn’t touch the ground. The goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
As[H1961] I[H2009] was[H1961] considering,[H995] behold,[H2009] a[H1961] male[H6842] goat[H5795] came[H1961] from[H4480] the[H3605] west[H4628] over[H5921] the[H3605] surface[H6440] of[H6440] the[H3605] whole[H3605] earth,[H776] and[H5869] didn’t[H3808] touch[H5060] the[H3605] ground.[H6440] The[H3605] goat[H5795] had[H1961] a[H1961] notable[H2380] horn[H7161] between[H5921] his[H3605] eyes.[H5869]
He came to the ram that had the two horns, which I saw standing before the river, and ran on him in the fury of his power.
He[H5704] came[H935] to[H5704] the[H6440] ram[H352] that[H7200] had[H1167] the[H6440] two[H8147] horns,[H7161] which[H7161] I[H5704] saw[H7200] standing[H5975] before[H6440] the[H6440] river,[H5704] and[H6440] ran[H7323] on[H7200] him[H6440] in[H6440] the[H6440] fury[H2534] of[H6440] his[H6440] power.[H3581]
I saw him come close to the ram, and he was moved with anger against him, and struck the ram, and broke his two horns. There was no power in the ram to stand before him; but he cast him down to the ground, and trampled on him. There was no one who could deliver the ram out of his hand.
I[H7200] saw[H7200] him[H6440] come[H1961] close[H5060] to[H1961] the[H6440] ram,[H352] and[H3027] he[H3027] was[H1961] moved[H4131] with[H6440] anger[H6440] against[H6440] him,[H6440] and[H3027] struck[H5221] the[H6440] ram,[H352] and[H3027] broke[H7665] his[H6440] two[H8147] horns.[H7161] There[H1961] was[H1961] no[H3808] power[H3027] in[H6440] the[H6440] ram[H352] to[H1961] stand[H5975] before[H6440] him;[H6440] but[H3808] he[H3027] cast[H7993] him[H6440] down[H5221] to[H1961] the[H6440] ground[H6440] and[H3027] trampled[H7429] on[H7200] him.[H6440] There[H1961] was[H1961] no[H3808] one[H3808] who[H5975] could[H5337] deliver[H5337] the[H6440] ram[H352] out[H7993] of[H3027] his[H6440] hand.[H3027]
The male goat magnified himself exceedingly. When he was strong, the great horn was broken; and instead of it there came up four notable horns toward the four winds of the sky.
The[H5704] male[H6842] goat[H5795] magnified[H1431] himself[H1431] exceedingly.[H3966] When[H5704] he[H5704] was[H7307] strong,[H6105] the[H5704] great[H1419] horn[H7161] was[H7307] broken;[H7665] and[H8064] instead[H8478] of[H7307] it[H5704] there[H5927] came[H5927] up[H5927] four[H702] notable[H2380] horns[H7161] toward[H5927] the[H5704] four[H702] winds[H7307] of[H7307] the[H5704] sky.[H8064]
Out of one of them came out a little horn, which grew exceedingly great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the glorious land.
Out[H3318] of[H4480] one[H4480] of[H4480] them[H1992] came[H3318] out[H3318] a[H3318] little[H4704] horn[H7161] which[H1992] grew[H1431] exceedingly[H3499] great[H1431] —toward[H4480] the[H4480] south,[H5045] and[H3318] toward[H4480] the[H4480] east,[H4217] and[H3318] toward[H4480] the[H4480] glorious[H6643] land.[H776]
It grew great, even to the army of the sky; and it cast down some of the army and of the stars to the ground, and trampled on them.
It[H5704] grew[H1431] great,[H1431] even[H5704] to[H5704] the[H4480] army[H6635] of[H4480] the[H4480] sky;[H8064] and[H8064] it[H5704] cast[H5307] down[H5307] some[H4480] of[H4480] the[H4480] army[H6635] and[H8064] of[H4480] the[H4480] stars[H3556] to[H5704] the[H4480] ground[H776] and[H8064] trampled[H7429] on[H5307] them.[H5307]
Yes, it magnified itself, even to the prince of the army; and it took away from him the continual burnt offering, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down.
Yes,[H3588] it[H5704] magnified[H1431] itself,[H1431] even[H5704] to[H5704] the[H4480] prince[H8269] of[H8269] the[H4480] army;[H6635] and[H8269] it[H5704] took[H7311] away[H7993] from[H4480] him[H1431] the[H4480] continual[H8548] burnt[H8548] offering,[H4480] and[H8269] the[H4480] place[H4349] of[H8269] his[H4480] sanctuary[H4720] was[H6635] cast[H7993] down.[H7993]
The army was given over to it together with the continual burnt offering through disobedience. It cast down truth to the ground, and it did its pleasure and prospered.
The[H5921] army[H6635] was[H6635] given[H5414] over[H5921] to[H6213] it[H5414] together[H5921] with[H6213] the[H5921] continual[H8548] burnt[H8548] offering[H6213] through[H5921] disobedience.[H6588] It[H5414] cast[H7993] down[H7993] truth[H571] to[H6213] the[H5921] ground,[H776] and[H6213] it[H5414] did[H6213] its[H5414] pleasure[H2656] and[H6213] prospered.[H6743]
Then I heard a holy one speaking; and another holy one said to that certain one who spoke, “How long will the vision about the continual burnt offering, and the disobedience that makes desolate, to give both the sanctuary and the army to be trodden under foot be?”
Then[H1696] I[H5414] heard[H8085] a[H5414] holy[H6944] one[H6918] speaking;[H1696] and[H8085] another[H312] holy[H6944] one[H6918] said[H1696] to[H1696] that[H8085] certain[H6422] one[H6918] who[H6635] spoke,[H1696] “How[H4970] long[H5704] will[H6635] the[H8085] vision[H2377] about[H8085] the[H8085] continual[H8548] burnt[H8548] offering,[H4503] and[H8085] the[H8085] disobedience that[H8085] makes[H5414] desolate,[H8074] to[H1696] give[H5414] both[H8147] the[H8085] sanctuary[H6944] and[H8085] the[H8085] army[H6635] to[H1696] be[H5414] trodden[H4823] under[H5414] foot[H4823] be?”[H5414]
He said to me, “To two thousand and three hundred evenings and mornings. Then the sanctuary will be cleansed.”
He[H5704] said[H559] to[H5704] me,[H6153] “To[H5704] two[H3967] thousand[H505] and[H3967] three[H7969] hundred[H3967] evenings[H6153] and[H3967] mornings.[H1242] Then[H227] the[H5704] sanctuary[H6944] will[H5704] be[H6153] cleansed.”[H6663]
When I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it. Then behold, there stood before me something like the appearance of a man.
When[H1961] I,[H2009] even[H1840] I[H2009] Daniel,[H1840] had[H1961] seen[H7200] the[H7200] vision,[H2377] I[H2009] sought[H1245] to[H1961] understand[H7200] it.[H7200] Then[H1961] behold,[H2009] there[H2009] stood[H5975] before[H5048] me[H7200] someone[H376] with[H1961] the[H7200] appearance[H4758] of[H4758] a[H1961] man.[H1397]
I heard a man’s voice between the banks of the Ulai, which called, and said, “Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.”
I[H8085] heard[H8085] a[H8085] man’s[H376] voice[H6963] between[H6963] the[H8085] banks[H1415] of[H6963] the[H8085] Ulai,[H195] which[H8085] called[H7121] and[H6963] said,[H7121] “Gabriel,[H1403] make[H8085] this[H1975] man[H376] understand[H8085] the[H8085] vision.”[H4758]
So he came near where I stood; and when he came, I was frightened, and fell on my face; but he said to me, “Understand, son of man; for the vision belongs to the time of the end.”
So[H3588] he[H3588] came[H5307] near[H6440] where[H5921] I[H3588] stood;[H5975] and[H1121] when[H3588] he[H3588] came,[H5307] I[H3588] was[H1121] frightened,[H1204] and[H1121] fell[H5307] on[H5921] my[H5921] face;[H6440] but[H3588] he[H3588] said[H559] to[H5921] me,[H6440] “Understand,[H995] son[H1121] of[H1121] man,[H1121] for[H3588] the[H6440] vision[H2377] belongs[H1961] to[H5921] the[H6440] time[H6256] of[H1121] the[H6440] end.”[H7093]
Now as he was speaking with me, I fell into a deep sleep with my face toward the ground; but he touched me, and set me upright.
Now[H5921] as[H6440] he[H5921] was[H6440] speaking[H1696] with[H5973] me,[H6440] I[H5921] fell[H5921] into[H5921] a[H1696] deep[H7290] sleep[H7290] with[H5973] my[H5921] face[H6440] toward[H6440] the[H6440] ground;[H6440] but[H1696] he[H5921] touched[H5060] me[H6440] and[H6440] set[H5975] me[H6440] upright.[H5975]
He said, “Behold, I will make you know what will be in the latter time of the indignation; for it belongs to the appointed time of the end.
He[H3588] said,[H559] “Behold,[H2005] I[H3588] will[H1961] make[H3045] you[H3588] know[H3045] what[H3045] will[H1961] be[H1961] in[H1961] the[H3588] latter[H319] time[H4150] of[H7093] the[H3588] indignation,[H2195] for[H3588] it[H3588] belongs[H1961] to[H1961] the[H3588] appointed[H4150] time[H4150] of[H7093] the[H3588] end.[H7093]
The ram which you saw, that had the two horns, they are the kings of Media and Persia.
The[H7200] ram[H352] which[H7161] you[H7200] saw,[H7200] that[H7200] had[H4428] the[H7200] two[H8147] horns,[H7161] they[H7200] are[H4428] the[H7200] kings[H4428] of[H4428] Media[H4074] and[H4428] Persia.[H6539]
The rough male goat is the king of Greece. The great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
The[H5869] rough[H8163] male[H8163] goat[H8163] is[H1931] the[H5869] king[H4428] of[H4428] Greece.[H3120] The[H5869] great[H1419] horn[H7161] that[H1931] is[H1931] between[H996] his[H4428] eyes[H5869] is[H1931] the[H5869] first[H7223] king.[H4428]
As for that which was broken, in the place where four stood up, four kingdoms will stand up out of the nation, but not with his power.
As[H8478] for[H8478] that[H1471] which[H1471] was[H4438] broken,[H7665] in[H5975] the[H8478] place[H8478] where[H8478] four[H702] stood[H5975] up,[H5975] four[H702] kingdoms[H4438] will[H1471] stand[H5975] up[H5975] out[H1471] of[H4438] the[H8478] nation,[H1471] but[H3808] not[H3808] with[H5975] his[H8478] power.[H3581]
“In the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have come to the full, a king of fierce face, and understanding dark sentences, will stand up.
In[H4428] the[H6440] latter[H319] time[H6440] of[H4428] their[H6440] kingdom,[H4438] when[H5975] the[H6440] transgressors[H6586] have[H4428] come[H8552] to[H6440] the[H6440] full,[H8552] a[H5975] king[H4428] of[H4428] fierce[H5794] face,[H6440] and[H4428] understanding[H6440] riddles,[H2420] will[H4428] stand[H5975] up.[H5975]
His power will be mighty, but not by his own power. He will destroy awesomely, and will prosper in what he does. He will destroy the mighty ones and the holy people.
His[H6213] power[H3581] will[H5971] be[H3808] mighty,[H6099] but[H3808] not[H3808] by[H3808] his[H6213] own[H5971] power.[H3581] He[H6213] will[H5971] destroy[H7843] awesomely,[H6381] and[H5971] will[H5971] prosper[H6743] in[H6213] what[H6213] he[H6213] does.[H6213] He[H6213] will[H5971] destroy[H7843] the[H6213] mighty[H6099] ones[H6918] and[H5971] the[H6213] holy[H6918] people.[H5971]
Through his policy he will cause deceit to prosper in his hand. He will magnify himself in his heart, and he will destroy many in their security. He will also stand up against the prince of princes; but he will be broken without hand.
Through[H3027] his[H5921] policy[H7922] he[H3027] will[H3027] cause[H2600] deceit[H4820] to[H5921] prosper[H6743] in[H5921] his[H5921] hand.[H3027] He[H3027] will[H3027] magnify[H1431] himself[H3027] in[H5921] his[H5921] heart,[H3824] and[H3027] he[H3027] will[H3027] destroy[H7843] many[H7227] in[H5921] their[H5921] security.[H983] He[H3027] will[H3027] also[H3027] stand[H5975] up[H5975] against[H5921] the[H5921] prince[H8269] of[H3027] princes,[H8269] but[H5921] he[H3027] will[H3027] be[H3027] broken[H7665] without[H7665] human[H3027] hands.[H3027]
“The vision of the evenings and mornings which has been told is true; but seal up the vision, for it belongs to many days to come.”
The[H3588] vision[H2377] of[H3117] the[H3588] evenings[H6153] and[H3117] mornings[H1242] which[H1931] has[H3117] been[H1961] told[H5046] is[H1931] true;[H571] but[H3588] seal[H2368] up[H5640] the[H3588] vision,[H2377] for[H3588] it[H1931] belongs[H1961] to[H3117] many[H7227] days[H3117] to[H3117] come.”[H935]
I, Daniel, fainted, and was sick for some days. Then I rose up, and did the king’s business. I wondered at the vision, but no one understood it.
I,[H3117] Daniel,[H1840] fainted,[H1961] and[H6965] was[H1961] sick[H2470] for[H5921] some[H3117] days.[H3117] Then[H1961] I[H3117] rose[H6965] up[H6965] and[H6965] did[H6213] the[H5921] king’s[H4428] business.[H4399] I[H3117] wondered[H8074] at[H5921] the[H5921] vision,[H4758] but[H1961] no[H6213] one[H6213] understood[H995] it.[H5921]

Chapter 9

In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the offspring of the Medes, who was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans,
in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years about which Yahweh’s word[1] came to Jeremiah the prophet, for the accomplishing of the desolations of Jerusalem, even seventy years.
I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and petitions, with fasting and sackcloth and ashes.
I prayed to Yahweh my God, and made confession, and said, “Oh, Lord, the great and dreadful God, who keeps covenant and loving kindness with those who love him and keep his commandments,
we have sinned, and have dealt perversely, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even turning aside from your precepts and from your ordinances.
We haven’t listened to your servants the prophets, who spoke in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the people of the land.
“Lord, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of face, as it is today; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, who are near, and who are far off, through all the countries where you have driven them, because of their trespass that they have trespassed against you.
Lord, to us belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you.
To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness; for we have rebelled against him.
We haven’t obeyed Yahweh our God’s voice, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
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