1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah
came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and
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
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
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 inquired of them, he found them ten times better than
all the magicians [and] astrologers that [were] in all his
1:21 And Daniel continued [even] unto the first year of king
2:1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was
troubled, and his sleep brake from him.
2:2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the
astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to show
the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
2:3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and
my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
2:4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king,
live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will show
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 show the dream, and the interpretation thereof,
ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour:
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 ye
would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.
2:9 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, [there
is but] one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and
corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed:
therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can show
me the interpretation thereof.
2:10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There
is not a man upon 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, or Chaldean.
2:11 And [it is] a rare thing that the king requireth, and
there is none other that can show it before the king, except
the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.
2:12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and
commanded to destroy all the wise [men] of Babylon.
2:13 And the decree went forth that the wise [men] should be
slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.
2:14 Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch
the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay
the wise [men] of Babylon:
2:15 He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why
[is] the decree [so] hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the
thing known to Daniel.
2:16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he
would give him time, and that he would show 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 show unto the king the
2:25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste,
and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of
Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation.
2:26 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name [was]
Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream
which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof?
2:27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said,
The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise [men],
the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, show unto the
2:28 But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and
maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the
latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy
bed, are these;
2:29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts came [into thy mind]
upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that
revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass.
2:30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for
[any] wisdom that I have more than any living, but for [their]
sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and
that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.
2:31 Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This
great image, whose brightness [was] excellent, stood before
thee; and the form thereof [was] terrible.
2:32 This image's head [was] of fine gold, his breast and his
arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
2:33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of
2:34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands,
which smote the image upon his feet [that were] of iron and
clay, and brake them to pieces.
2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and
the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff
of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away,
that no place was found for them: and the stone that smote the
image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.
2:36 This [is] the dream; and we will tell the interpretation
thereof before the king.
2:37 Thou, O king, [art] a king of kings: for the God of
heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and
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
potter's 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
2:43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they
shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall
not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven
set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the
kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break
in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand
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
2:46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and
worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an
oblation and sweet odours unto him.
2:47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth [it
is], that your God [is] a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and
a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
2:48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many
great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of
Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise [men] of
2:49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of
Babylon: but Daniel [sat] in the gate of the king.
3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose
height [was] threescore cubits, [and] the breadth thereof six
cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of
3:2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the
princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the
treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers
of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which
Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
3:3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the
judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all
the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the
dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set
up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set
3:4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O
people, nations, and languages,
3:5 [That] at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet,
flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of
music, 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 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 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 music, shall fall down
and worship the golden image:
3:11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, [that] he
should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
3:12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the
affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve
not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set
3:13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in [his] rage and fury commanded to
bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these
men before the king.
3:14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, [Is it] true, O
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor
worship the golden image which I have set up?
3:15 Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound
of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer,
and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the image
which I have made; [well]: but if ye worship not, ye shall be
cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace;
and who [is] that God that shall deliver you out of my hands?
3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to
the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we [are] not careful to answer thee
in this matter.
3:17 If it be [so], our God whom we serve is able to deliver
us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver [us] out
of thine hand, O king.
3:18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will
not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou
hast set up.
3:19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of
his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego:
[therefore] he spake, and commanded that they should heat the
furnace one seven times more than it was wont to be heated.
3:20 And he commanded the most mighty men that [were] in his
army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, [and] to cast
[them] into the burning fiery furnace.
3:21 Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen,
and their hats, and their [other] garments, and were cast into
the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
3:22 Therefore because the king's commandment was urgent, and
the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire slew those men
that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego.
3:23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
3:24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up
in haste, [and] spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not
we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They
answered and said unto the king, True, O king.
3:25 He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking
in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form
of the fourth is like the Son of God.
3:26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the
burning fiery furnace, [and] spake, and said, Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come
forth, and come [hither]. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
came forth of the midst of the fire.
3:27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's
counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose
bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head
singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire
had passed on them.
3:28 [Then] Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed [be] the
God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his
angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have
changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they
might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
3:29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation,
and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and
their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no
other God that can deliver after this sort.
3:30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
in the province of Babylon.
4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and
languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied
4:2 I thought it good to show 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
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 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
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 him.
4:17 This matter [is] by the decree of the watchers, and the
demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the
living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of
men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over
it the basest of men.
4:18 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O
Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as
all the wise [men] of my kingdom are not able to make known
unto me the interpretation: but thou [art] able; for the spirit
of the holy gods [is] in thee.
4:19 Then Daniel, whose name [was] Belteshazzar, was astonied
for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spake,
and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the
interpretation thereof, trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and
said, My lord, the dream [be] to them that hate thee, and the
interpretation thereof to thine enemies.
4:20 The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong,
whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to
all the earth;
4:21 Whose leaves [were] fair, and the fruit thereof much,
and in it [was] meat for all; under which the beasts of the
field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven
had their habitation:
4:22 It [is] thou, O king, that art grown and become strong:
for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy
dominion to the end of the earth.
4:23 And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one
coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and
destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the
earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass
of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and
[let] his portion [be] with the beasts of the field, till seven
times pass over him;
4:24 This [is] the interpretation, O king, and this [is] the
decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king:
4:25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling
shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee
to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of
heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know
that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it
to whomsoever he will.
4:26 And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the
tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that
thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule.
4:27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto
thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine
iniquities by showing 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
4:34 And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up
mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me,
and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him
that liveth for ever, whose dominion [is] an everlasting
dominion, and his kingdom [is] from generation to generation:
4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth [are] reputed as
nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of
heaven, and [among] the inhabitants of the earth: and none can
stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
4:36 At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the
glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto
me; and my counsellors and my lords sought unto me; and I was
established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto
4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the
King of heaven, all whose works [are] truth, and his ways
judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
5:1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of
his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
5:2 Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring
the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar
had taken out of the temple which [was] in Jerusalem; that the
king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might
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
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 plaster of the wall
of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand
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 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
5:9 Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his
countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonied.
5:10 [Now] the queen by reason of the words of the king and
his lords came into the banquet house: [and] the queen spake
and said, O king, live for ever: let not thy thoughts trouble
thee, nor let thy countenance be changed:
5:11 There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom [is] the spirit
of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and
understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was
found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the
king, [I say], thy father, made master of the magicians,
astrologers, Chaldeans, [and] soothsayers;
5:12 Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and
understanding, interpreting of dreams, and 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 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 show the interpretation of the thing:
5:16 And I have heard of thee, that thou canst make
interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst read
the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof,
thou shalt be clothed with scarlet, and [have] a chain of gold
about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.
5:17 Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy
gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet I
will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the
5:18 O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy
father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour:
5:19 And for the majesty that he gave him, all people,
nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he
would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he
would he set up; and whom he would he put down.
5:20 But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened
in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took
his glory from him:
5:21 And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart
was made like the beasts, and his dwelling [was] with the wild
asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet
with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God
ruled in the kingdom of men, and [that] he appointeth over it
whomsoever he will.
5:22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine
heart, though thou knewest all this;
5:23 But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of heaven;
and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and
thou, and thy lords, thy wives, and thy concubines, have drunk
wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and
gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear,
nor know: and the God in whose hand thy breath [is], and whose
[are] all thy ways, hast thou not glorified:
5:24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this
writing was written.
5:25 And this [is] the writing that was written, MENE, MENE,
5:26 This [is] the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God
hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
5:27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found
5:28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes
5:29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with
scarlet, and [put] a chain of gold about his neck, and made a
proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler
in the kingdom.
5:30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans
5:31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, [being] about
threescore and two years old.
6:1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and
twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
6:2 And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel [was]
first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the
king should have no damage.
6:3 Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and
princes, because an excellent spirit [was] in him; and the king
thought to set him over the whole realm.
6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion
against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none
occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he [was] faithful, neither was
there any error or fault found in him.
6:5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion
against this Daniel, except we find [it] against him concerning
the law of his God.
6:6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to
the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.
6:7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the
princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted
together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm
decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man
for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into
the den of lions.
6:8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing,
that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and
Persians, which altereth not.
6:9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he
went into his house; and his windows being open in his chamber
toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day,
and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did
6:11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and
making supplication before his God.
6:12 Then they came near, and spake before the king
concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree,
that every man that shall ask [a petition] of any God or man
within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into
the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing [is]
true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which
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
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
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 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 unto the den of lions.
6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable
voice unto Daniel: [and] the king spake and said to Daniel, O
Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou
servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?
6:21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.
6:22 My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions'
mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him
innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I
done no hurt.
6:23 Then was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded
that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was
taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon
him, because he believed in his God.
6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which
had accused Daniel, and they cast [them] into the den of lions,
them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the
mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever
they came at the bottom of the den.
6:25 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and
languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied
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 great sea.
7:3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one
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
7:8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among
them another little horn, before whom there were three of the
first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn
[were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great
7:9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient
of days did sit, whose garment [was] white as snow, and the
hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the
fiery flame, [and] his wheels [as] burning fire.
7:10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him:
thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times
ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the
books were opened.
7:11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words
which the horn spake: I beheld [even] till the beast was slain,
and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
7:12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their
dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a
season and time.
7:13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, [one] like the
Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the
Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
7:14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a
kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve
him: his dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, which shall not
pass away, and his kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed.
7:15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of [my]
body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
7:16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked
him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the
interpretation of the things.
7:17 These great beasts, which are four, [are] four kings,
[which] shall arise out of the earth.
7:18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom,
and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
7:19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which
was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose
teeth [were of] iron, and his nails [of] brass; [which]
devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his
7:20 And of the ten horns that [were] in his head, and [of]
the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even [of]
that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great
things, whose look [was] more stout than his fellows.
7:21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints,
and prevailed against them;
7:22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given
to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the
saints possessed the kingdom.
7:23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth
kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms,
and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and
break it in pieces.
7:24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings
[that] shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he
shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three
7:25 And he shall speak [great] words against the most High,
and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to
change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand
until a time and times and the dividing of time.
7:26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his
dominion, to consume and to destroy [it] unto the end.
7:27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the
kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of
the saints of the most High, whose kingdom [is] an everlasting
kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
7:28 Hitherto [is] the end of the matter. As for me Daniel,
my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in
me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
8:1 In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a
vision appeared unto me, [even unto] me Daniel, after that
which appeared unto me at the first.
8:2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw,
that I [was] at Shushan [in] the palace, which [is] in the
province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river
8:3 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there
stood before the river a ram which had [two] horns: and the
[two] horns [were] high; but one [was] higher than the other,
and the higher came up last.
8:4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and
southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither
[was there any] that could deliver out of his hand; but he did
according to his will, and became great.
8:5 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from
the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the
ground: and the goat [had] a notable horn between his eyes.
8:6 And he came to the ram that had [two] horns, which I had
seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of
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 practiced, and prospered.
8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said
unto that certain [saint] which spake, How long [shall be] the
vision [concerning] the daily [sacrifice], and the
transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the
host to be trodden under foot?
8:14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred
days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
8:15 And it came to pass, when I, [even] I Daniel, had seen
the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there
stood before me as the appearance of a man.
8:16 And I heard a man's voice between [the banks of] Ulai,
which called, and said, Gabriel, make this [man] to understand
8:17 So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was
afraid, and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand,
O son of man: for at the time of the end [shall be] the vision.
8:18 Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on
my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me
8:19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be
in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed
the end [shall be].
8:20 The ram which thou sawest having [two] horns [are] the
kings of Media and Persia.
8:21 And the rough goat [is] the king of Grecia: and the
great horn that [is] between his eyes [is] the first king.
8:22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it,
four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his
8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the
transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce
countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power:
and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and
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
8:26 And the vision of the evening and the morning which was
told [is] true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it
[shall be] for many days.
8:27 And I Daniel fainted, and was sick [certain] days;
afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was
astonished at the vision, but none understood [it].
9:1 In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the
seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the
9:2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by
books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD
came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy
years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
9:3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer
and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
9:4 And I prayed unto the LORD my God, and made my
confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God,
keeping the covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to
them that keep his commandments;
9:5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have
done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy
precepts and from thy judgments:
9:6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the prophets,
which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our
fathers, and to all the people of the land.
9:7 O Lord, righteousness [belongeth] unto thee, but unto us
confusion of faces, as at this day; to the men of Judah, and to
the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, [that are]
near, and [that are] far off, through all the countries whither
thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that they have
trespassed against thee.
9:8 O Lord, to us [belongeth] confusion of face, to our
kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have
sinned against thee.
9:9 To the Lord our God [belong] mercies and forgivenesses,
though we have rebelled against him;
9:10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to
walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the
9:11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by
departing, that they might not obey thy voice; therefore the
curse is poured upon us, and the oath that [is] written in the
law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against
9:12 And he hath confirmed his words, which he spake against
us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us
a great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as
hath been done upon Jerusalem.
9:13 As [it is] written in the law of Moses, all this evil is
come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our
God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy
9:14 Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and
brought it upon us: for the LORD our God [is] righteous in all
his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
9:15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people
forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast
gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have
9:16 O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech
thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city
Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the
iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people [are
become] a reproach to all [that are] about us.
9:17 Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy
servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine
upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.
9:18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes,
and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy
name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for
our righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
9:19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do;
defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy
people are called by thy name.
9:20 And whiles I [was] speaking, and praying, and confessing
my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my
supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my
9:21 Yea, whiles I [was] speaking in prayer, even the man
Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being
caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening
9:22 And he informed [me], and talked with me, and said, O
Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and
9:23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment
came forth, and I am come to show [thee]; for thou [art]
greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider
9:24 Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon
thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end
of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring
in everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and
prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
9:25 Know therefore and understand, [that] from the going
forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto
the Messiah the Prince [shall be] seven weeks, and threescore
and two weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall,
even in troublous times.
9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut
off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that
shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the
end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto the end of the
war desolations are determined.
9:27 And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one
week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice
and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of
abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the
consummation, and that determined shall be poured upon the
10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was
revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and
the thing [was] true, but the time appointed [was] long: and he
understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
10:2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
10:3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine in
my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole
weeks were fulfilled.
10:4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as
I was by the side of the great river, which [is] Hiddekel;
10:5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a
certain man clothed in linen, whose loins [were] girded with
fine gold of Uphaz:
10:6 His body also [was] like the beryl, and his face as the
appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his
arms and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the
voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.
10:7 And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that were
with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them,
so that they fled to hide themselves.
10:8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great vision,
and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was
turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
10:9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the
voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and
my face toward the ground.
10:10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my
knees and [upon] the palms of my hands.
10:11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved,
understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright:
for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word
unto me, I stood trembling.
10:12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the
first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to
chasten thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am
come for thy words.
10:13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me
one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief
princes, came to help me; and I remained there with the kings
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
10:15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my
face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
10:16 And, behold, [one] like the similitude of the sons of
men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and
said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my
sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength.
10:17 For how can the servant of this my lord talk with this
my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength
in me, neither is there breath left in me.
10:18 Then there came again and touched me [one] like the
appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
10:19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace [be]
unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken
unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for
thou hast strengthened me.
10:20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee?
and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and
when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
10:21 But I will show 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 show thee the truth. Behold, there shall
stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far
richer than [they] all: and by his strength through his riches
he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
11:3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with
great dominion, and do according to his will.
11:4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken,
and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not
to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled:
for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside
11:5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and [one] of
his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have
dominion; his dominion [shall be] a great dominion.
11:6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves
together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to
the king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not
retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his
arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and
he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in [these]
11:7 But out of a branch of her roots shall [one] stand up in
his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into
the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against
them, and shall prevail:
11:8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods,
with their princes, [and] with their precious vessels of silver
and of gold; and he shall continue [more] years than the king
of the north.
11:9 So the king of the south shall come into [his] kingdom,
and shall return into his own land.
11:10 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a
multitude of great forces: and [one] shall certainly come, and
overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be
stirred up, [even] to his fortress.
11:11 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler,
and shall come forth and fight with him, [even] with the king
of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the
multitude shall be given into his hand.
11:12 [And] when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart
shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down [many] ten
thousands: but he shall not be strengthened [by it].
11:13 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set
forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly
come after certain years with a great army and with much
11:14 And in those times there shall many stand up against
the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall
exalt themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
11:15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a
mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the
south shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither
[shall there be any] strength to withstand.
11:16 But he that cometh against him shall do according to
his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall
stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be
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
11:23 And after the league [made] with him he shall work
deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with
a small people.
11:24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places
of the province; and he shall do [that] which his fathers have
not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them
the prey, and spoil, and riches: [yea], and he shall forecast
his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
11:25 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against
the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the
south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and
mighty army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast
devices against him.
11:26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall
destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall
11:27 And both these kings' hearts [shall be] to do mischief,
and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not
prosper: for yet the end [shall be] at the time appointed.
11:28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches;
and his heart [shall be] against the holy covenant; and he
shall do [exploits], and return to his own land.
11:29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward
the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
11:30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him:
therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation
against the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even
return, and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy
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
11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he
corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God
shall be strong, and do [exploits].
11:33 And they that understand among the people shall
instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame,
by captivity, and by spoil, [many] days.
11:34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a
little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
11:35 And [some] of them of understanding shall fall, to try
them, and to purge, and to make [them] white, [even] to the
time of the end: because [it is] yet for a time appointed.
11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he
shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and
shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and
shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that
that is determined shall be done.
11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the
desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify
himself above all.
11:38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces:
and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold,
and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
11:39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a
strange god, whom he shall acknowledge [and] increase with
glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall
divide the land for gain.
11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south
push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him
like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with
many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall
overflow and pass over.
11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many
[countries] shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of
his hand, [even] Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children
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
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]
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.