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18 After this, he (Antiochus III the Great, King of Syria) will turn his attention to the [a]islands and coastlands and capture many [of them]. But a commander (Lucius Scipio Asiaticus of Rome) will put an end to his aggression [toward Rome’s territorial interests]; in fact, he will repay his insolence and turn his audacity back upon him. 19 Then he will turn back toward the fortresses of his own land [of Syria], but he will stumble and fall and not be found.

20 “Then in his place one (his eldest son, Seleucus IV Philopator) will arise who will send an oppressor through the Jewel of his kingdom; yet within a few days he will be [b]shattered, though not in anger nor in battle.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 11:18 Greek and Mediterranean territories under Rome’s influence.
  2. Daniel 11:20 Seleucus IV was poisoned soon after coming to power.

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