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23 “And in the latter time of their kingdom,
When the transgressors have reached their fullness,
A king shall arise,
(A)Having fierce [a]features,
Who understands sinister schemes.
24 His power shall be mighty, (B)but not by his own power;
He shall destroy [b]fearfully,
(C)And shall prosper and thrive;
(D)He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.

25 “Through(E) his cunning
He shall cause deceit to prosper under his [c]rule;
(F)And he shall exalt himself in his heart.
He shall destroy many in their prosperity.
(G)He shall even rise against the Prince of princes;
But he shall be (H)broken without human [d]means.

26 “And the vision of the evenings and mornings
Which was told is true;
(I)Therefore seal up the vision,
For it refers to many days in the future.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 8:23 Lit. countenance
  2. Daniel 8:24 Or extraordinarily
  3. Daniel 8:25 Lit. hand
  4. Daniel 8:25 Lit. hand