9 Out of one of them came forth a rather small horn which grew exceedingly great toward the south, toward the east, and toward the [a]Beautiful Land.10 It grew up to the host of heaven and caused some of the host and some of the stars to fall to the earth, and it trampled them down.11 It even magnified itself[b]to be equal with the [c]Commander of the host; and it removed the regular sacrifice from Him, and the place of His sanctuary was thrown down.12 And on account of transgression the host will be given over to the horn along with the regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and perform its will and prosper.13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who was speaking, “How long will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, [d]while the transgression causes horror, so as to allow both the holy place and the host [e]to be trampled?”14 He said to me, “For 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the holy place will be [f]properly restored.”
Interpretation of the Vision
15 When I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought [g]to understand it; and behold, standing before me was one [h]who looked like a man.16 And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of Ulai, and he called out and said, “Gabriel, give this man an understanding of the vision.”17 So he came near to where I was standing, and when he came I was frightened and fell on my face; but he said to me, “Son of man, understand that the vision pertains to the time of the end.”
18 Now while he was talking with me, I sank into a deep sleep with my face to the ground; but he touched me and made me stand [i]upright.19 He said, “Behold, I am going to let you know what will occur at the final period of the indignation, for it pertains to the appointed time of the end.
The Ram’s Identity
20 The ram which you saw with the two horns represents the kings of Media and Persia.
21 The shaggy [j]goat represents the [k]kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king.22 The broken horn and the four horns that arose in its place represent four kingdoms which will arise from his nation, although not with his power.
23 “In the latter period of their [l]rule, When the transgressors have [m]run their course, A king will arise, [n]Insolent and skilled in [o]intrigue. 24 “His power will be mighty, but not by his own power, And he will [p]destroy to an extraordinary degree And prosper and perform his will; He will [q]destroy mighty men and [r]the holy people. 25 “And through his shrewdness He will cause deceit to succeed by his [s]influence; And he will magnify himself in his heart, And he will [t]destroy many while they are[u]at ease. He will even [v]oppose the Prince of princes, But he will be broken without [w]human agency.
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