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18 [a]He shall turn to the coastland and take many prisoners, but a commander shall put an end to his shameful conduct, so that he cannot retaliate. 19 He shall turn to the strongholds of his own land, but shall stumble and fall, to be found no more. 20 [b]In his stead one shall arise who will send a collector of tribute through the glorious kingdom, but he shall soon be destroyed, though not in conflict or in battle.

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Footnotes

  1. 11:18 The Roman general Scipio defeated Antiochus at Magnesia in 190 B.C.
  2. 11:20 Seleucus IV, who sent Heliodorus to Jerusalem (cf. 2 Mc 3).

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