American King James Version
The Book of Daniel
1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar
king of Babylon to 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 spoke to Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should
bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of
1:4 Children in whom was no blemish, but well favored, and skillful in
all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such
as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might
teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
1:5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and
of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the
end thereof they might stand before the king.
1:6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael,
1:7 To whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave to Daniel
the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael,
of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.
1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with
the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore
he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
1:9 Now God had brought Daniel into favor and tender love with the prince
of the eunuchs.
1:10 And the prince of the eunuchs said to Daniel, I fear my lord the king,
who has 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
you 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 your servants, I beseech you, ten days; and let them give us
vegetables to eat, and water to drink.
1:13 Then let our countenances be looked on before you, and the countenance
of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as you
see, deal with your 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
1:16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that
they should drink; and gave them vegetables.
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
1:20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired
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 to the first year of king Cyrus.
2:1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar
dreamed dreams, with which his spirit was troubled, and his sleep broke
2:2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers,
and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to show the king his dreams.
So they came and stood before the king.
2:3 And the king said to them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was
troubled to know the dream.
2:4 Then spoke the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever:
tell your servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation.
2:5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from
me: if you will not make known to me the dream, with the interpretation
thereof, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.
2:6 But if you show the dream, and the interpretation thereof, you shall
receive of me gifts and rewards and great honor: therefore show 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 show the interpretation of it.
2:8 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that you would gain
the time, because you see the thing is gone from me.
2:9 But if you will not make known to me the dream, there is but one decree
for you: for you 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 you can show me the interpretation thereof.
2:10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man
on the earth that can show the king's matter: therefore there is no king,
lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer,
2:11 And it is a rare thing that the king requires, and there is none other
that can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not
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 show the king the interpretation.
2:17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah,
Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:
2:18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this
secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of
the wise men of Babylon.
2:19 Then was the secret revealed to 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 changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets
up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know
2:22 He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the darkness,
and the light dwells with him.
2:23 I thank you, and praise you, O you God of my fathers, who have given
me wisdom and might, and have made known to me now what we desired of you:
for you have now made known to us the king's matter.
2:24 Therefore Daniel went in to Arioch, whom the king had ordained to
destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said thus to him; Destroy
not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will show
to the king the interpretation.
2:25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus
to him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known
to the king the interpretation.
2:26 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar,
Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation
2:27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret
which the king has demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians,
the soothsayers, show to the king;
2:28 But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known
to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Your dream,
and the visions of your head on your bed, are these;
2:29 As for you, O king, your thoughts came into your mind on your bed,
what should come to pass hereafter: and he that reveals secrets makes known
to you 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 you might know the thoughts of
2:31 You, O king, saw, and behold a great image. This great image, whose
brightness was excellent, stood before you; 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 You saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the
image on his feet that were of iron and clay, and broke 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 threshing
floors; 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
2:37 You, O king, are a king of kings: for the God of heaven has given
you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
2:38 And wherever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and
the fowls of the heaven has he given into your hand, and has made you ruler
over them all. You are this head of gold.
2:39 And after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to you, 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: for as much as iron
breaks in pieces and subdues all things: and as iron that breaks all these,
shall it break in pieces and bruise.
2:41 And whereas you saw 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, for as much as you saw the iron mixed with miry
2:42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so
the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
2:43 And whereas you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves
with the seed of men: but they shall not join one to another, even as iron
is not mixed with clay.
2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom,
which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other
people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and
it shall stand for ever.
2:45 For as much as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain
without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay,
the silver, and the gold; the great God has made known to the king what
shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is certain, and the interpretation
2:46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, and worshipped Daniel,
and commanded that they should offer an oblation and sweet odors to him.
2:47 The king answered to 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
you could reveal this secret.
2:48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts,
and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the
governors over all the wise men of Babylon.
2:49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in
the gate of the king.
3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height was three
score 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 to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the
king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had
3:4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations,
3:5 That at what time you hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut,
psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, you fall down and worship the
golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king has set up:
3:6 And whoever falls not down and worships shall the same hour be cast
into the middle 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 music, all the
people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and worshipped the golden
image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
3:8 Why at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.
3:9 They spoke and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever.
3:10 You, O king, have made a decree, that every man that shall hear the
sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and
all kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the golden image:
3:11 And whoever falls not down and worships, that he should be cast into
the middle of a burning fiery furnace.
3:12 There are certain Jews whom you have set over the affairs of the province
of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not
regarded you: they serve not your gods, nor worship the golden image which
you have 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 spoke and said to them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach,
and Abednego, do not you serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which
I have set up?
3:15 Now if you be ready that at what time you hear the sound of the cornet,
flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of music, you
fall down and worship the image which I have made; well: but if you worship
not, you shall be cast the same hour into the middle 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 you 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 your hand, O king.
3:18 But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your
gods, nor worship the golden image which you have 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 spoke, 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
3:21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats,
and their other garments, and were cast into the middle of the burning
3:22 Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace
exceeding hot, the flames of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego.
3:23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound
into the middle of the burning fiery furnace.
3:24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste,
and spoke, and said to his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound
into the middle of the fire? They answered and said to the king, True,
3:25 He answered and said, See, I see four men loose, walking in the middle
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 spoke, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, you servants of the
most high God, come forth, and come here. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
came forth of the middle of the fire.
3:27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors,
being gathered together, saw these men, on 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 spoke, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, who has 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
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
4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, to all people, nations, and languages, that
dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied to you.
4:2 I thought it good to show the signs and wonders that the high God has
worked 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 my house, and flourishing in my palace:
4:5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on 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 to 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
to me the interpretation thereof.
4:8 But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar,
according to the name of my God, and in whom is the spirit of the holy
gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,
4:9 O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit
of the holy gods is in you, and no secret troubles you, tell me the visions
of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof.
4:10 Thus were the visions of my head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree
in the middle of the earth, and the height thereof was great.
4:11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached to 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 dwelled in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed
4:13 I saw in the visions of my head on 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
to 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 rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he will,
and sets up over it the basest of men.
4:18 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now you, O Belteshazzar,
declare the interpretation thereof, for as much as all the wise men of
my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation: but you
are able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in you.
4:19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for one hour,
and his thoughts troubled him. The king spoke, and said, Belteshazzar,
let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble you. Belteshazzar
answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate you, and the
interpretation thereof to your enemies.
4:20 The tree that you saw, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached
to 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 dwelled, and on whose
branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation:
4:22 It is you, O king, that are grown and become strong: for your greatness
is grown, and reaches to heaven, and your 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
4:24 This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the
most High, which is come on my lord the king:
4:25 That they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with
the beasts of the field, and they shall make you to eat grass as oxen,
and they shall wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass
over you, till you know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men,
and gives it to whomsoever he will.
4:26 And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; your
kingdom shall be sure to you, after that you shall have known that the
heavens do rule.
4:27 Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your
sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor;
if it may be a lengthening of your tranquility.
4:28 All this came on the king Nebuchadnezzar.
4:29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom
4:30 The king spoke, 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 honor
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 you it is spoken; The kingdom is departed
4:32 And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with
the beasts of the field: they shall make you to eat grass as oxen, and
seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the most High rules
in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he will.
4:33 The same hour was the thing fulfilled on 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 my eyes to heaven,
and my understanding returned to me, and I blessed the most High, and I
praised and honored him that lives 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
does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants
of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say to him, What do you?
4:36 At the same time my reason returned to me; and for the glory of my
kingdom, my honor and brightness returned to me; and my counsellors and
my lords sought to me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent
majesty was added to me.
4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honor 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 on the plaster 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
5:7 The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and
the soothsayers. And the king spoke, and said to the wise men of Babylon,
Whoever shall read this writing, and show me the interpretation thereof,
shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about his neck,
and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.
5:8 Then came in all the king's wise men: but they could not read the writing,
nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.
5:9 Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was
changed in him, and his lords were astonished.
5:10 Now the queen by reason of the words of the king and his lords came
into the banquet house: and the queen spoke and said, O king, live for
ever: let not your thoughts trouble you, nor let your countenance be changed:
5:11 There is a man in your kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy
gods; and in the days of your father light and understanding and wisdom,
like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar
your father, the king, I say, your father, made master of the magicians,
astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;
5:12 For as much as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding,
interpreting of dreams, and showing 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 show the interpretation.
5:13 Then was Daniel brought in before the king. And the king spoke and
said to Daniel, Are you that Daniel, which are of the children of the captivity
of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Jewry?
5:14 I have even heard of you, that the spirit of the gods is in you, and
that light and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in you.
5:15 And now the wise men, the astrologers, have been brought in before
me, that they should read this writing, and make known to me the interpretation
thereof: but they could not show the interpretation of the thing:
5:16 And I have heard of you, that you can make interpretations, and dissolve
doubts: now if you can read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation
thereof, you shall be clothed with scarlet, and have a chain of gold about
your neck, and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom.
5:17 Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let your gifts be to
yourself, and give your rewards to another; yet I will read the writing
to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.
5:18 O you king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom,
and majesty, and glory, and honor:
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 appoints
over it whomsoever he will.
5:22 And you his son, O Belshazzar, have not humbled your heart, though
you knew all this;
5:23 But have lifted up yourself against the Lord of heaven; and they have
brought the vessels of his house before you, and you, and your lords, your
wives, and your concubines, have drunk wine in them; and you have 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 your breath is, and
whose are all your ways, have you not glorified:
5:24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this writing was
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 has numbered your
kingdom, and finished it.
5:27 TEKEL; You are weighed in the balances, and are found wanting.
5:28 PERES; Your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.
5:29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and
put a chain of gold about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning
him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
5:30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.
5:31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about three score 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 to 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
6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel
concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; for
as much as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found
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 to 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 whoever shall ask a petition
of any God or man for thirty days, save of you, 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 alters
6:9 Why 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
on 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 spoke before the king concerning the king's
decree; Have you not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition
of any God or man within thirty days, save of you, 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 alters not.
6:13 Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is
of the children of the captivity of Judah, regards not you, O king, nor
the decree that you have signed, but makes 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 labored till
the going down of the sun to deliver him.
6:15 Then these men assembled to the king, and said to the king, Know,
O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute
which the king establishes may be changed.
6:16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into
the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said to Daniel, Your God whom
you serve continually, he will deliver you.
6:17 And a stone was brought, and laid on 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 music brought before him: and his sleep went from him.
6:19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste to
the den of lions.
6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice to Daniel:
and the king spoke and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living
God, is your God, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from
6:21 Then said Daniel to the king, O king, live for ever.
6:22 My God has sent his angel, and has shut the lions' mouths, that they
have not hurt me: for as much as before him innocence was found in me;
and also before you, O king, have I done no hurt.
6:23 Then was the king exceedingly glad for him, and commanded that they
should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the
den, and no manner of hurt was found on him, because he believed in his
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 broke all their
bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.
6:25 Then king Darius wrote to all people, nations, and languages, that
dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied to 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 steadfast
for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion
shall be even to the end.
6:27 He delivers and rescues, and he works signs and wonders in heaven
and in earth, who has 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 on his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the
sum of the matters.
7:2 Daniel spoke and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the
four winds of the heaven strove on the great sea.
7:3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
7:4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the
wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made
stand on 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 to it, Arise, devour much flesh.
7:6 After this I beheld, and see another, like a leopard, which had on
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 broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it
was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another
little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up
by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man,
and a mouth speaking great things.
7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did
sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the
pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning
7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands
ministered to 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
spoke: 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
7:15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the middle of my body, and the
visions of my head troubled me.
7:16 I came near to 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
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, broke 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 spoke very great things, whose look was more stout than his
7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed
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 on earth,
which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth,
and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise:
and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first,
and he shall subdue three kings.
7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear
out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and
they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing
7:26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion,
to consume and to destroy it to 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 Till now 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
to me, even to me Daniel, after that which appeared to 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 my 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 to him in the fury of his power.
8:7 And I saw him come close to the ram, and he was moved with choler against
him, and smote the ram, and broke 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 on him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his
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 on them.
8:11 Yes, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him
the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary was
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 practiced,
8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said to that certain
saint which spoke, 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 to me, To 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 on my face: but he said to 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 you 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 you saw having two horns are the kings of Media and
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 practice, 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:
why shut you up the vision; for it shall be for many days.
8:27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose
up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the vision, but
none understood it.
9:1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the
Medes, which was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans;
9:2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number
of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet,
that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
9:3 And I set my face to the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications,
with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
9:4 And I prayed to 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 your precepts and from your judgments:
9:6 Neither have we listened to your servants the prophets, which spoke
in your name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to all the
people of the land.
9:7 O LORD, righteousness belongs to you, but to us confusion of faces,
as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem,
and to all Israel, that are near, and that are far off, through all the
countries where you have driven them, because of their trespass that they
have trespassed against you.
9:8 O Lord, to us belongs confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes,
and to our fathers, because we have sinned against you.
9:9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have
rebelled against him;
9:10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his
laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
9:11 Yes, all Israel have transgressed your law, even by departing, that
they might not obey your voice; therefore the curse is poured on us, and
the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because
we have sinned against him.
9:12 And he has confirmed his words, which he spoke against us, and against
our judges that judged us, by bringing on us a great evil: for under the
whole heaven has not been done as has been done on Jerusalem.
9:13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come on us:
yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn
from our iniquities, and understand your truth.
9:14 Therefore has the LORD watched on the evil, and brought it on us:
for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works which he does: for we
obeyed not his voice.
9:15 And now, O Lord our God, that have brought your people forth out of
the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and have gotten you renown, as at
this day; we have sinned, we have done wickedly.
9:16 O LORD, according to all your righteousness, I beseech you, let your
anger and your fury be turned away from your city Jerusalem, your holy
mountain: because for our sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers,
Jerusalem and your people are become a reproach to all that are about us.
9:17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of your servant, and his
supplications, and cause your face to shine on your sanctuary that is desolate,
for the Lord's sake.
9:18 O my God, incline your ear, and hear; open your eyes, and behold our
desolations, and the city which is called by your name: for we do not present
our supplications before you for our righteousnesses, but for your great
9:19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, listen and do; defer not, for
your own sake, O my God: for your city and your people are called by your
9:20 And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and
the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my supplication before the
LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God;
9:21 Yes, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I
had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched
me about the time of the evening oblation.
9:22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now
come forth to give you skill and understanding.
9:23 At the beginning of your supplications the commandment came forth,
and I am come to show you; for you are greatly beloved: therefore understand
the matter, and consider the vision.
9:24 Seventy weeks are determined on your people and on your 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 to the Messiah the Prince shall be seven
weeks, and three score and two weeks: the street shall be built again,
and the wall, even in troublous times.
9:26 And after three score 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 to the end of the war desolations are determined.
9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one week: and in the
middle 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 on the desolate.
10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed to
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 my 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 color to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of
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 on them, so that they fled to
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
10:10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me on my knees and on
the palms of my hands.
10:11 And he said to me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the
words that I speak to you, and stand upright: for to you am I now sent.
And when he had spoken this word to me, I stood trembling.
10:12 Then said he to me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that
you did set your heart to understand, and to chasten yourself before your
God, your words were heard, and I am come for your words.
10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty
days: but, see, 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 you understand what shall befall your people
in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
10:15 And when he had spoken such words to 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 spoke, and said to him that stood before
me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned on me, and I have retained
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 to you, be strong,
yes, be strong. And when he had spoken to me, I was strengthened, and said,
Let my lord speak; for you have strengthened me.
10:20 Then said he, Know you why I come to you? and now will I return to
fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, see, the prince
of Grecia shall come.
10:21 But I will show you that which is noted in the scripture of truth:
and there is none that holds with me in these things, but Michael your
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 show you the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet
three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all:
and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the
realm of Grecia.
11:3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion,
and do according to his will.
11:4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall
be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor
according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked
up, even for others beside those.
11:5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes;
and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall
be a great dominion.
11:6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the
king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make
an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall
he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought
her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.
11:7 But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up in his estate,
which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the fortress of the
king of the north, and shall deal against them, and shall prevail:
11:8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes,
and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue
more years than the king of the north.
11:9 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return
into his own land.
11:10 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a multitude
of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow, and pass through:
then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his fortress.
11:11 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come
forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he shall
set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his
11:12 And when he has taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted
up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened
11:13 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set forth a multitude
greater than the former, and shall certainly come after certain years with
a great army and with much riches.
11:14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the king of
the south: also the robbers of your 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 comes 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 to 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 on 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 honor 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 overflowed from before
him, and shall be broken; yes, 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 on 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: yes,
and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a
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 Yes, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him,
and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.
11:27 And both of these kings' hearts shall be to do mischief, and they
shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper: for yet the end
shall be at the time appointed.
11:28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart
shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits, and return
to his own land.
11:29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south;
but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
11:30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore he shall
be grieved, and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant:
so shall he do; he shall even return, and have intelligence with them that
forsake the holy covenant.
11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary
of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place
the abomination that makes desolate.
11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by
flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and
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,
11:34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help:
but many shall join 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 marvelous 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 honor the God of forces: and a god whom
his fathers knew not shall he honor 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 on 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
12:1 And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which stands
for the children of your 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 your 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 you, 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 on 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 on the waters of the
river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and
swore by him that lives 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 your 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
12:11 And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be taken away, and
the abomination that makes desolate set up, there shall be a thousand two
hundred and ninety days.
12:12 Blessed is he that waits, and comes to the thousand three hundred
and five and thirty days.
12:13 But go you your way till the end be: for you shall rest, and stand
in your lot at the end of the days.