37 Neither shall he regard the [a]God of his fathers, nor the desires [b]of women, nor care for any God: for he shall magnify himself above all.
38 But in his place shall he honor the [c]god Mauzzim, and the god whom his fathers knew not, shall he honor with [d]gold and with silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
39 Thus shall he do in [e]the holds of Mauzzim with a strange god whom he shall acknowledge: he shall increase his glory, and shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
Daniel 11:37The Romans shall observe no certain form of religion as other nations, but shall change their gods at their pleasures, yea, contemn them and prefer themselves to their gods.
Daniel 11:37Signifying that they should be without all humanity: for the love of women is taken for singular or great love, as 2 Sam. 1:26.
Daniel 11:38That is, the god of power and riches: they shall esteem their own power above all their gods and worship it.
Daniel 11:38Under pretence of worshipping the gods, they shall enrich their city with the most precious jewels of all the world, because that hereby all men should have them in admiration for their power and riches.
Daniel 11:39Although in their hearts they had no religion, yet they did acknowledge the gods, and worshipped them in their temples, lest they should have been despised as Atheists: but this was to increase their fame and riches: and when they got any country, they so made others the rulers thereof, that the profit ever came to the Romans.
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