1 Ego autem ab anno primo Darii Medi astabam ei, ut confortaretur et roboraretur.
2 Et nunc veritatem annuntiabo tibi: Ecce adhuc tres reges stabunt pro Perside, et quartus ditabitur opibus nimis super omnes et, cum invaluerit divitiis suis, concitabit omnia adversum regnum Graeciae.
3 Surget vero rex fortis et dominabitur dominatione multa et faciet, quod placuerit ei;
4 et cum steterit, conteretur regnum eius et dividetur in quattuor ventos caeli, sed non in posteros eius neque secundum potentiam illius, qua dominatus est; lacerabitur enim regnum eius etiam ad alios, exceptis his.
5 Et confortabitur rex austri, et unus de principibus eius praevalebit super eum et dominabitur dominatione super dominationem eius.
6 Et post finem annorum foederabuntur; filiaque regis austri veniet ad regem aquilonis facere amicitiam. Et non obtinebit fortitudinem brachii, nec stabit brachium eius; et tradetur ipsa, et qui adduxerunt eam, et adulescens eius, et qui confortabat eam in temporibus.
7 Et stabit de germine radicum eius plantatio loco eius et veniet ad exercitum et ingredietur oppidum regis aquilonis; et faciet adversus eos et confortabitur.
8 Insuper et deos eorum cum sculptilibus eorum et vasis pretiosis argenti et auri captivos ducet in Aegyptum: ipse per aliquot annos praevalebit adversus regem aquilonis.
9 Et intrabit in regnum regis austri et revertetur ad terram suam.
10 Filii autem eius provocabuntur et congregabunt multitudinem exercituum plurimorum; et veniet properans et inundans et revertetur et concitabitur et congredietur usque ad oppidum eius.
11 Et provocabitur rex austri et egredietur et pugnabit adversus eum, adversus regem aquilonis; et praeparabit multitudinem nimiam, et dabitur multitudo in manu eius.
12 Et tolletur multitudo, et exaltabitur cor eius, et deiciet multa milia, sed non praevalebit.
13 Revertetur enim rex aquilonis et praeparabit multitudinem maiorem quam prius; et in fine temporum annorumque veniet properans cum exercitu magno et opibus nimis.
14 Et in temporibus illis multi consurgent adversus regem austri, filii quoque praevaricatorum populi tui extollentur, ut impleant visionem, et corruent.
15 Et veniet rex aquilonis et comportabit aggerem et capiet urbem munitissimam; et brachia austri non sustinebunt, et populo electorum eius non erit fortitudo ad resistendum.
16 Et faciet veniens super eum iuxta placitum suum, et non erit qui stet contra faciem eius; et stabit in terra inclita, et consumptio in manu eius.
17 Et ponet faciem suam, ut veniat ad tenendum universum regnum eius, et recta faciet cum eo et filiam feminarum dabit ei, ut evertat illud; et non stabit nec illius erit.
18 Et convertet faciem suam ad insulas et capiet multas, et cessare faciet princeps opprobrium eius, et opprobrium eius convertetur in eum.
19 Et convertet faciem suam ad oppida terrae suae et impinget et corruet, et non invenietur.
20 Et stabit in loco eius, qui mittat exactorem in decus regni; et in paucis diebus conteretur, non in furore nec in proelio.
21 Et stabit in loco eius despectus, et non tribuetur ei honor regius; et veniet clam et obtinebit regnum in fraudulentia.
22 Et brachia pugnantis expugnabuntur a facie eius et conterentur; insuper et dux foederis.
23 Et post amicitias, cum eo faciet dolum et ascendet et superabit in modico populo.
24 In prosperitate uberes urbes ingredietur et faciet, quae non fecerunt patres eius et patres patrum eius: rapinas et praedam et divitias eorum dissipabit et contra oppida cogitationes inibit, et hoc usque ad tempus.
25 Et concitabitur fortitudo eius et cor eius adversum regem austri in exercitu magno; et rex austri provocabitur ad bellum multis auxiliis et fortibus nimis, et non stabit, quia inibunt adversus eum consilia.
26 Et comedentes panem cum eo conterent illum; exercitusque eius opprimetur, et cadent interfecti plurimi.
27 Duorum quoque regum cor erit, ut malefaciant et ad mensam unam mendacium loquentur et non proficient, quia adhuc finis in aliud tempus.
28 Et revertetur in terram suam cum opibus multis, et cor eius adversum testamentum sanctum; et faciet et revertetur in terram suam.
29 Statuto tempore revertetur et veniet ad austrum, et non erit priori simile novissimum.
30 Et venient super eum trieres, Romani; et percutietur et revertetur et indignabitur contra testamentum sanctum et faciet reverteturque et cogitabit adversum eos, qui dereliquerunt testamentum sanctum.
31 Et brachia ex eo stabunt et polluent sanctuarium fortitudinis et auferent iuge sacrificium et dabunt abominationem vastatoris.
32 Et impios in testamentum errare faciet fraudulenter; populus autem scientium Deum suum obtinebit et faciet.
33 Et docti in populo docebunt plurimos; et ruent in gladio et in flamma et in captivitate et in rapina per dies.
34 Cumque corruerint, sublevabuntur auxilio parvulo, et applicabuntur eis plurimi fraudulenter.
35 Et de eruditis ruent, ut aliqui eorum conflentur et purgentur et dealbentur usque ad tempus praefinitum, quia adhuc aliud tempus erit.
36 Et faciet iuxta voluntatem suam rex et elevabitur et magnificabitur adversus omnem deum et adversus Deum deorum loquetur magnifica et prosperabitur, donec compleatur iracundia; perpetrata quippe est definitio.
37 Et deos patrum suorum non reputabit neque concupiscentiam feminarum nec quemquam deorum curabit, quia super universa magnificabit se;
38 deum autem oppidorum in loco suo venerabitur et deum, quem ignoraverunt patres eius, colet auro et argento et lapide pretioso rebusque pretiosis
39 et faciet adversus oppida munita cum deo alieno; qui cognoverit eum, multiplicabit gloriam eius et dabit eis potestatem in multis et terram dividet pretio.
40 Et in tempore praefinito proeliabitur adversus eum rex austri, et quasi tempestas veniet contra illum rex aquilonis in curribus et in equitibus et in classe magna, et ingredietur terras et conteret et pertransiet.
41 Et introibit in terram gloriosam, et multae corruent; hae autem solae salvabuntur de manu eius: Edom et Moab et principium filiorum Ammon.
42 Et mittet manum suam in terras, et terra Aegypti non effugiet;
43 et dominabitur thesaurorum auri et argenti et in omnibus pretiosis Aegypti, et Libyes et Aethiopes in vestigia eius transibunt.
44 Et fama turbabit eum ab oriente et ab aquilone; et veniet in ira magna, ut conterat et interficiat plurimos,
45 et figet tabernacula palatii sui inter maria super montem sanctum decoris; et veniet usque ad summitatem eius, et nemo auxiliabitur ei.
King James Version
1 Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him.
2 And now will I shew 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.
3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
9 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 consumed.
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.
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.
19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
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.
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.
22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.
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.
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.
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.
26 Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 maketh desolate.
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.
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.
34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
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.
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.
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.