11:1 Also I, in the first year of Darius the Mede, [even] I,
stood to confirm and to strengthen him.
11:2 And now will I show thee the truth. Behold, there shall
stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far
richer than [they] all: and by his strength through his riches
he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
11:3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with
great dominion, and do according to his will.
11:4 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken,
and shall be divided towards the four winds of heaven; and not
to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled:
for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside
11:5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and [one] of his
princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion;
his dominion [shall be] a great dominion.
11:6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves
together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to
the king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not
retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his
arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and
he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in [these]
11:7 But out of a branch of her roots shall [one] stand up in
his estate, who shall come with an army, and shall enter into
the fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against
them, and shall prevail:
11:8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with
their princes, [and] with their precious vessels of silver and
of gold; and he shall continue [more] years than the king of
11:9 So the king of the south shall come into [his] kingdom, and
shall return into his own land.
11:10 But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble a
multitude of great forces: and [one] shall certainly come, and
overflow, and pass through: then shall he return, and be
stirred up, [even] to his fortress.
11:11 And the king of the south shall be moved with wrath, and
shall come forth and fight with him, [even] with the king of
the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the
multitude shall be given into his hand.
11:12 [And] when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart
shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down [many] ten
thousands: but he shall not be strengthened [by it].
11:13 For the king of the north shall return, and shall set
forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly
come after certain years with a great army and with much
11:14 And in those times there shall many stand up against the
king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt
themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
11:15 So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a mount,
and take the most fortified cities: and the arms of the south
shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither [shall
there be any] strength to withstand.
11:16 But he that cometh against him shall do according to his
own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand
in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.
11:17 He shall also set his face to enter with the strength of
his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do:
and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her:
but she shall not stand [on his side], neither be for him.
11:18 After this shall he turn his face to the isles, and shall
take many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the
reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he
shall cause [it] to turn upon him.
11:19 Then he shall turn his face towards the fort of his own
land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
11:20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes [in]
the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be
destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.
11:21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom
they shall not give the honor of the kingdom: but he shall come
in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
11:22 And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflowed from
before him, and shall be broken; yes, also the prince of the
11:23 And after the league [made] with him he shall work
deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with
a small people.
11:24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of
the province; and he shall do [that] which his fathers have not
done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the
prey, and spoil, and riches: [yes], and he shall forecast his
devices against the strong holds, even for a time.
11:25 And he shall stir up his power and his courage against the
king of the south with a great army; and the king of the south
shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty
army; but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices
11:26 Yes, they that feed of the portion of his provisions shall
destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall
11:27 And both these kings hearts [shall be] to do mischief, and
they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not prosper:
for yet the end [shall be] at the time appointed.
11:28 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and
his heart [shall be] against the holy covenant; and he shall do
[exploits], and return to his own land.
11:29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come towards
the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
11:30 For the ships of Chittim shall come against him: therefore
he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against
the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and
have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.
11:31 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute
the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily
[sacrifice], and they shall place the abomination that maketh
11:32 And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he
corrupt by flatteries: but the people that know their God shall
be strong, and do [exploits].
11:33 And they that understand among the people shall instruct
many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by
captivity, and by spoil, [many] days.
11:34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be assisted with a
little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
11:35 And [some] of them of understanding shall fall, to try
them, and to purge, and to make [them] white, [even] to the
time of the end: because [it is] yet for a time appointed.
11:36 And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall
exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall
speak marvelous things against the God of gods, and shall
prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that which is
determined shall be done.
11:37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the
desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify
himself above all.
11:38 But in his estate shall he honor the God of forces: and a
god whom his fathers knew not shall he honor with gold, and
silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
11:39 Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange
god, whom he shall acknowledge [and] increase with glory: and
he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the
land for gain.
11:40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south
push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him
like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with
many ships; and he shall enter into the countries, and shall
overflow and pass over.
11:41 He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many
[countries] shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of
his hand, [even] Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children
11:42 He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries:
and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
11:43 But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of
silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the
Libyans and the Cushites [shall be] at his steps.
11:44 But tidings out of the east and out of the north shall
trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to
destroy, and utterly to make away many.
11:45 And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace between
the seas in the glorious holy mountain: yet he shall come to
his end, and none shall help him.