Daniel 8


Daniel's Vision of the Ram

In [2year 1the third] of the kingdom of Belshazzar the king, a vision appeared to me, I Daniel, after the appearing to me the beginning. And I was in Sushan in the palace, the one which is in the region of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was upon the Ulai. And I lifted my eyes and looked. And behold, [2ram 1one] standing before the Ubal; and there was to him horns, and the horns were high; and the one was higher than the other, and the high one ascended up last. And I beheld the ram butting towards the west, and the north, and the south; and all the wild beasts shall not stand before him, and there was no one rescuing from out of his hand; and he did according to his will, and he was magnified.

The He-goat

And I was perceiving. And behold, a he-goat of the goats came from the southwest upon the face of all the earth, and was not touching the earth. And to the he-goat was a horn which may be viewed between his eyes. And he came unto the ram, the one [2the 3horns 1having], which I beheld standing before the Ubal, and it ran against him with the thrust of his strength. And I beheld him anticipating unto the ram, and he was furiously enraged against him, and he hit the ram, and he broke both of his horns; and there was no strength to the ram to stand before him; and he tossed him upon the ground, and trampled upon him, and there was not one rescuing the ram from out of his hand. And the he-goat of the goats was magnified even unto exceedingly. And in his being strong [4was broken 3horn 1his 2great], and there ascended another [2horns 1four] underneath him unto the four winds of the heaven. And from out of the one of them came forth [3horn 1one 2strong], and was magnified extremely towards the south, and towards the east, and towards the setting of the sun. 10 And it was magnified unto the force of the heaven; and it fell upon the earth from the force of the of heaven, and from the stars, and he trampled upon them. 11 And unto the commander-in-chief he was magnified, and through him the sacrifice was disturbed, and the holy place shall be made desolate. 12 And [2was given 3for 4the 5sacrifice 1a sin offering], and [2was tossed 3onto the ground 1righteousness]; and he performed and was prospered. 13 And I heard one holy one speaking. And [3said 1one 2holy one] to the Phelmouni, to the one speaking, For how long shall the vision stand, [3the 4sacrifice 1the 2taking away], and [3the 4sin 5of desolation 1the 2granting], and the holy place and the force shall be trampled upon? 14 And he said to him, Unto evening and morning [3days 1two thousand 2three hundred], and [3shall be cleansed 1the 2holy place]. 15 And it came to pass in my beholding, I Daniel, the vision, and I sought understanding. And behold, there stood before me as an appearance of a man.

Gabriel Brings Understanding to Daniel

16 And I heard the voice of a man in the midst of the Ulai. And he called, and said, Gabriel, bring understanding [3for that one 1the 2vision]! 17 And he came and stood next to my position. And in his coming I was distraught, and I fell upon my face. And he said to me, Take notice, O son of man! [4is still 1for 5for 7time 6end 2the 3vision]. 18 And in his speaking with me, I fell upon my face unto the earth. And he touched me, and he stood me upon my feet. 19 And he said, Behold, I make known to you the things being at the last of the wrath, for it is yet for [2of time 1end]. 20 The ram which you beheld, the one having the horns, is the king of the Medes and Persians. 21 And the he-goat of the goats is the king of the Greeks, and the [2horn 1great], the one that was in between his eyes, he is the [2king 1foremost]. 22 And of the one being broken, of which [3stood 1four 2horns] underneath -- four kings from out of his nation shall rise up, and not in his strength. 23 And at the last of their kingdom, being full of the sins, shall rise up a king with an impudent face, and perceiving riddles. 24 And [2is fortified 1his strength], and not by his strength. And wonderfully he shall corrupt, and shall prosper, and shall perform, and shall corrupt strong ones, and [2people 1a holy]. 25 And the yoke of the collar shall prosper; treachery in his hand, and [2in 3his heart 1he shall magnify himself], and by treachery he shall corrupt many, and for a destruction of many he shall establish himself; and as eggs in a hand he shall break. 26 And the vision of the evening and of the morning of the thing being spoken -- it is true. And you set a seal upon the vision, for it is for many days! 27 And I Daniel went to bed, and I was infirm for days. And I rose up and I did the works of the king; and I wondered at the vision, and there was no one perceiving.
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