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Daniel 11 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:1 - “In the first year of Darius the Mede, [fn]I arose to be [fn]an encouragement and a protection for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:2 - “And now I will tell you the truth. Behold, three more kings are going to arise [fn]in Persia. Then a fourth will gain far more riches than all of them; as soon as he becomes strong through his riches, [fn]he will arouse the whole empire against the realm of [fn]Greece.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:3 - “And a mighty king will arise, and he will rule with great authority and do as he pleases.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:4 - “But as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled out toward the four [fn]points of the compass, though not to his own descendants, nor according to his authority which he wielded, for his sovereignty will be uprooted and given to others besides [fn]them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:5 - “Then the king of the South will grow strong, [fn]along with one of his princes [fn]who will gain ascendancy over him and obtain dominion; his domain will be a great dominion indeed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:6 - “After some years they will form an alliance, and the daughter of the king of the South will come to the king of the North to carry out [fn]a peaceful arrangement. But she will not retain her [fn]position of power, nor will he remain with his [fn]power, but she will be given up, along with those who brought her in and the one who sired her as well as he who supported her in those times.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:7 - “But one of the [fn]descendants of her line will arise in his place, and he will come against their army and enter the fortress of the king of the North, and he will deal with them and display great strength.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:8 - “Also their gods with their [fn]metal images and their precious vessels of silver and gold he will take into captivity to Egypt, and he on his part will [fn]refrain from attacking the king of the North for some years.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:9 - “Then [fn]the latter will enter the realm of the king of the South, but will return to his own land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:10 - “His sons will [fn]mobilize and assemble a multitude of great forces; and one of them will keep on coming and overflow and pass through, that he may [fn]again wage war up to his very fortress.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:11 - “The king of the South will be enraged and go forth and fight [fn]with the king of the North. Then the latter will raise a great multitude, but that multitude will be given into [fn]the hand of the former.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:12 - “When the multitude is carried away, his heart will be lifted up, and he will cause tens of thousands to fall; yet he will not prevail.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:13 - “For the king of the North will again raise a greater multitude than the former, and [fn]after an interval of some years he will [fn]press on with a great army and much equipment.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:14 - “Now in those times many will rise up against the king of the South; the violent ones among your people will also lift themselves up in order to fulfill the vision, but they will [fn]fall down.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:15 - “Then the king of the North will come, cast up a siege ramp and capture a well-fortified city; and the forces of the South will not stand their ground, not even [fn]their choicest troops, for there will be no strength to make a stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:16 - “But he who comes against him will do as he pleases, and no one will be able to withstand him; he will also stay for a time in the [fn]Beautiful Land, with destruction in his hand.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:17 - “He will set his face to come with the power of his whole kingdom, [fn]bringing with him [fn]a proposal of peace which he will put into effect; he will also give him the daughter of women to ruin it. But she will not take a stand for him or be [fn]on his side.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:18 - “Then he will turn his face to the coastlands and capture many. But a commander will put a stop to his scorn against him; moreover, he will repay him for his scorn.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:19 - “So he will turn his face toward the fortresses of his own land, but he will stumble and fall and be found no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:20 - “Then in his place one will arise who will send an [fn]oppressor through the [fn]Jewel of his kingdom; yet within a few days he will be shattered, though not in anger nor in battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:21 - “In his place a despicable person will arise, on whom the honor of kingship has not been conferred, but he will come in a time of tranquility and seize the kingdom by intrigue.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:22 - “The overflowing forces will be flooded away before him and shattered, and also the prince of the covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:23 - “After an alliance is made with him he will practice deception, and he will go up and gain power with a small force of people.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:24 - [fn]In a time of tranquility he will enter the richest parts of the [fn]realm, and he will accomplish what his fathers never did, nor his [fn]ancestors; he will distribute plunder, booty and possessions among them, and he will devise his schemes against strongholds, but only for a time.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:25 - “He will stir up his strength and [fn]courage against the king of the South with a large army; so the king of the South will mobilize an extremely large and mighty army for war; but he will not stand, for schemes will be devised against him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:26 - “Those who eat his choice food will [fn]destroy him, and his army will [fn]overflow, but many will fall down slain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:27 - “As for both kings, their hearts will be intent on evil, and they will speak lies to each other at the same table; but it will not succeed, for the end is still to come at the appointed time.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:28 - “Then he will return to his land with much [fn]plunder; but his heart will be set against the holy covenant, and he will take action and then return to his own land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:29 - “At the appointed time he will return and come into the South, but [fn]this last time it will not turn out the way it did before.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:30 - “For ships of [fn]Kittim will come against him; therefore he will be disheartened and will return and become enraged at the holy covenant and take action; so he will come back and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:31 - “Forces from him will arise, desecrate the sanctuary fortress, and do away with the regular sacrifice. And they will set up the abomination [fn]of desolation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:32 - “By smooth words he will [fn]turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:33 - [fn]Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:34 - “Now when they fall they will be granted a little help, and many will join with them in hypocrisy.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:35 - “Some of [fn]those who have insight will fall, in order to refine, purge and make them [fn]pure until the end time; because it is still to come at the appointed time.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:36 - “Then the king will do as he pleases, and he will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will speak [fn]monstrous things against the God of gods; and he will prosper until the indignation is finished, for that which is decreed will be done.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:37 - “He will show no regard for the [fn]gods of his fathers or for the desire of women, nor will he show regard for any other god; for he will magnify himself above them all.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:38 - “But [fn]instead he will honor a god of fortresses, a god whom his fathers did not know; he will honor him with gold, silver, costly stones and treasures.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:39 - “He will take action against the strongest of fortresses with the help of a foreign god; he will give great honor to [fn]those who acknowledge him and will cause them to rule over the many, and will parcel out land for a price.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:40 - “At the end time the king of the South will collide with him, and the king of the North will storm against him with chariots, with horsemen and with many ships; and he will enter countries, overflow them and pass through.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:41 - “He will also enter the [fn]Beautiful Land, and many countries will fall; but these will be rescued out of his hand: Edom, Moab and the foremost of the sons of Ammon.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:42 - “Then he will stretch out his hand against other countries, and the land of Egypt will not escape.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:43 - “But he will [fn]gain control over the hidden treasures of gold and silver and over all the precious things of Egypt; and Libyans and Ethiopians will follow at his [fn]heels.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:44 - “But rumors from the East and from the North will disturb him, and he will go forth with great wrath to destroy and [fn]annihilate many.
Unchecked Copy BoxDan 11:45 - “He will pitch the tents of his royal pavilion between the seas and the beautiful Holy Mountain; yet he will come to his end, and no one will help him.
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: my standing up was
Literally: for a strengthener
Literally: for
Or, they all will stir up the realm of Greece
Hebrew: Javan
Literally: winds of the heaven
I.e. his descendants
Literally: and
Literally: and he
Or, an equitable agreement
Literally: strength of arm
Literally: arm
Literally: branch of her roots
Literally: cast images
Or, stand against the king
Literally: he will, and so throughout the chapter
Or, wage war
Or, return and wage
Literally: with him, with
Literally: his hand
Literally: at the end of the times, years
Or, keep on coming
Literally: stumble, and so throughout the chapter
Literally: the people of its choice ones
I.e. Palestine
Literally: and
Literally: equitable things
Literally: for him; i.e. for her father
Or, exactor of tribute
Literally: adornment; i.e. probably Jerusalem and its temple
Literally: Into tranquility and the richest...he will enter
Or, province
Literally: fathers' fathers
Literally: heart
Literally: break
Or, be swept away, and many
Literally: possessions
Literally: it will not happen as the first and as the last
I.e. Cyprus
Literally: that makes desolate; or that causes horror
Or, pollute those
Or, Instructors of the people
Or, the instructors
Literally: white
Literally: extraordinary
Or, God
Literally: in his place
Literally: the one who acknowledges
I.e. Palestine
Or, rule over
Literally: footsteps
Literally: devote to destruction

New American Standard Bible 1995
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
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