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 weeks.
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.
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
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 trembling.
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.
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 me.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.