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18 Next, he will put his attention on the coastlands and islands and capture many, but an army commander will put a stop to his outrages and cause his outrages to come back upon him. 19 After this, he will put his attention on the strongholds in his own land; but he will stumble, fall and not be seen again.

20 “In his place will arise one who will send a tax collector through the Glorious Kingdom; but within a few days, he will be broken, though neither in anger nor in battle.

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18 Then he will turn his attention to the coastlands(A) and will take many of them, but a commander will put an end to his insolence and will turn his insolence back on him.(B) 19 After this, he will turn back toward the fortresses of his own country but will stumble and fall,(C) to be seen no more.(D)

20 “His successor will send out a tax collector to maintain the royal splendor.(E) In a few years, however, he will be destroyed, yet not in anger or in battle.

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