18 “Then the northern king will turn his attention to the countries along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. He will defeat many of those cities, but then a commander will put an end to the pride and rebellion of that northern king. The commander will make the northern king ashamed.
19 “After that happens, the northern king will go back to the strong forts of his own country. But he will be weak and will fall. He will be finished.
20 “After the northern king, there will be a new ruler who sends out tax collectors so that he can live like a king. But after a few years, he will be destroyed, although he will not die in battle.Read full chapter
New International Version
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.Read full chapter