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10 “His sons shall wage war and assemble a multitude of great forces, which shall keep coming (A)and overflow and pass through, and again shall carry the war as far as his (B)fortress. 11 Then the king of the south, (C)moved with rage, shall come out and fight against the king of the north. (D)And he shall raise a great multitude, but it shall be given into his hand. 12 And when the multitude is taken away, his heart shall be exalted, and he shall cast down tens of thousands, but he shall not prevail. 13 For the king of the north shall again (E)raise a multitude, greater than the first. And (F)after some years[a] he shall come on with a great army and abundant supplies.
14 “In those times many shall rise against the king of the south, and the violent among your own people shall lift themselves up in order to fulfill the vision, but (G)they shall fail. 15 Then the king of the north shall come and (H)throw up siegeworks and take a well-fortified city. And the forces of the south shall not stand, or even his best troops, for there shall be no strength to stand. 16 But he who comes against him shall (I)do as he wills, and (J)none shall stand before him. And he shall stand in (K)the glorious land, with destruction in his hand. 17 He shall (L)set his face to come with the strength of his whole kingdom, and he shall bring terms of an agreement and perform them. He shall give him the daughter of women to destroy the kingdom,[b] but it shall not stand or be to his advantage. 18 Afterward he shall turn his face to the coastlands and shall capture many of them, but a commander shall put an end to his insolence. Indeed,[c] he (M)shall turn his insolence back upon him. 19 Then he shall turn his face back toward the (N)fortresses of his own land, but he shall (O)stumble and fall, (P)and shall not be found.Read full chapter