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39 And he will deal with the fortified strongholds[a] with the help of a foreign god;[b] and he will increase wealth for whoever will acknowledge him, and he will cause them to rule[c] over the many, and he will distribute land for a price.

40 “And at the time of the end the king of the south will attack him, and the king of the north will storm against him with chariots[d] and with horsemen and with many ships, and he will advance against the countries and he will sweep through like a flood.[e] 41 And he will come into the beautiful land[f] and many will fall victim, but these will escape from his power: Edom and Moab and the best part[g] of the Ammonites.[h]

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  1. Daniel 11:39 Literally “the fortifications of strongholds”
  2. Daniel 11:39 Literally “the god of a foreign land”
  3. Daniel 11:39 Or “appoint”
  4. Daniel 11:40 Hebrew “chariot”
  5. Daniel 11:40 Literally “and he will overflow them and he will pass through”
  6. Daniel 11:41 Literally “into the land of the beauty”
  7. Daniel 11:41 A difficult word to translate in this context: possibly it means “the foremost” (NASB), or it may mean “the remnant” (NEB)
  8. Daniel 11:41 Literally “sons/children of Ammon”

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