The Book of Daniel
In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came
Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
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.
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;
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
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.
6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel,
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
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 Abednego.
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.
9 Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love
with the prince of the eunuchs.
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.
11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the
eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let
them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
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.
14 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them
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.
16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and
the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
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.
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
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.
20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that
the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the
magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
21 And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king
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 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the
astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king
his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and
my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king,
live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the
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.
6 But if ye shew the dream, and the interpretation
thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour:
therefore shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.
7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his
servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it.
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.
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 shew me the interpretation thereof.
10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There
is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore
there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician,
or astrologer, or Chaldean.
11 And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and
there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods,
whose dwelling is not with flesh.
12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and
commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be
slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.
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
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
16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he
would give him time, and that he would shew the king the
17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known
to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:
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.
19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night
vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God
for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
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:
22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth
what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.
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
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 shew unto the king the interpretation.
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.
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?
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, shew unto the king;
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
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.
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.
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.
32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his
arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass,
33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of
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.
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.
36 This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation
thereof before the king.
37 Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of
heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
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.
39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to
thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all
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 and bruise.
41 And whereas thou sawest 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, forasmuch as thou sawest the
iron mixed with miry clay.
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.
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.
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.
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 thereof sure.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Babylon.
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
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 up.
4 Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O
people, nations, and languages,
5 That at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet,
flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall
down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set
6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the
same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
7 Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the
sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of
musick, all the people, the nations, and the languages, fell down and
worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set
8 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and
accused the Jews.
9 They spake and said to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king,
live for ever.
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 musick, shall fall down and worship the golden
11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, that he
should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
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 up.
13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to
bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. Then they brought these men before
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?
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 musick, 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
16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to
the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,
in the province of Babylon.
1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and
languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto
2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the
high God hath wrought toward me.
3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders!
his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation
4 I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and
flourishing in my palace:
5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts
upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.
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.
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 thereof.
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,
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
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
11 The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof
reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the
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.
13 I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and,
behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;
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:
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:
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.
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.
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
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.
20 The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong,
whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the
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:
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.
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;
24 This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the
decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king:
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.
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.
27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto
thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by
shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy
28 All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.
29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of
the kingdom of Babylon.
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?
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.
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
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 birds' claws.
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:
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?
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 me.
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.
1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of
his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
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.
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.
4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of
silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
5 In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and
wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the
king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
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.
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 shew 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.
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
9 Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his
countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonied.
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:
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;
12 Forasmuch as an excellent spirit, and knowledge, and
understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing 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 shew the
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
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
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 shew the
interpretation of the thing:
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.
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 interpretation.
18 O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy
father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour:
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.
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
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.
22 And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not humbled thine
heart, though thou knewest all this;
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:
24 Then was the part of the hand sent from him; and this
writing was written.
25 And this is the writing that was written, MENE, MENE,
26 This is the interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath
numbered thy kingdom, and finished it.
27 TEKEL; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found
28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes
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.
30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans
31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about
threescore and two years old.
1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and
twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
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.
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.
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.
5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion
against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning the law of
6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to
the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for ever.
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.
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.
9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the
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 aforetime.
11 Then these men assembled, and found Daniel praying and
making supplication before his God.
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 altereth not.
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.
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 deliver him.
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.
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 deliver thee.
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 concerning Daniel.
18 Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night
fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his
sleep went from him.
19 Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went
in haste unto the den of lions.
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?
21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for
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.
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 upon him, because
he believed in his God.
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
25 Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and
languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto
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 the end.
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.
28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in
the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
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.
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.
3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one
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
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
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 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 ten horns.
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.
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.
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
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.
12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their
dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and
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.
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.
15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my
body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
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.
17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings,
which shall arise out of the earth.
18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom,
and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
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 feet;
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.
21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints,
and prevailed against them;
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.
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
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.
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.
26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away
his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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 his
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 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.
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.
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
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 the
sanctuary was cast down.
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 practised, and prospered.
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?
14 And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three
hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
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.
16 And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai,
which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the
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.
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
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
20 The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the
kings of Media and Persia.
21 And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great
horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it,
four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his
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.
24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own
power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise,
and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer
and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
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
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:
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.
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.
8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings,
to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against
9 To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses,
though we have rebelled against him;
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
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 him.
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
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 truth.
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.
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 done wickedly.
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
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.
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.
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.
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;
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 oblation.
22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O
Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
23 At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment
came forth, and I am come to shew thee; for thou art greatly beloved:
therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
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
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.
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
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 desolate.
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.
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full
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
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;
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
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.
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.
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.
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 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my
knees and upon the palms of my hands.
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
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
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 of Persia.
14 Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall
thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many days.
15 And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my
face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
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.
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.
18 Then there came again and touched me one like the
appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
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
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.
21 But I will shew 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.
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
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
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
23 And after the league made with him he shall work
deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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 the book.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my
Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are
closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
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.
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 Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand
three hundred and five and thirty days.
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.