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Daniel 11:18-20 New English Translation (NET Bible)

18 Then he will turn his attention[a] to the coastal regions and will capture many of them. But a commander[b] will bring his shameful conduct to a halt; in addition,[c] he will make him pay for his shameful conduct.[d] 19 He will then turn his attention to the fortresses of his own land, but he will stumble and fall, not to be found again. 20 There will arise after him[e] one[f] who will send out an exactor[g] of tribute to enhance the splendor of the kingdom, but after a few days he will be destroyed,[h] though not in anger or battle.


  1. Daniel 11:18 tn Heb “his face,” as also in v. 19.
  2. Daniel 11:18 sn The commander is probably the Roman commander, Lucius Cornelius Scipio.
  3. Daniel 11:18 tn The Hebrew here is difficult in that the negative בִּלְתִּי (bilti, “not”) is used in an unusual way. The sense is not entirely clear.
  4. Daniel 11:18 tn Heb “his shameful conduct he will return to him.”
  5. Daniel 11:20 tn Heb “on his place.”
  6. Daniel 11:20 sn The one who will send out an exactor of tribute was Seleucus IV Philopator (ca. 187-176 b.c.).
  7. Daniel 11:20 sn Perhaps this exactor of tribute was Heliodorus (cf. 2 Macc 3).
  8. Daniel 11:20 tn Heb “broken” or “shattered.”
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Daniel 11:18-20 New International Version (NIV)

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

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

New International Version (NIV)

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