« Daniel 1 »
King James Bible
Daniel Removed to Babylon
1In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon
unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. 2And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with
part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his
god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure house of his god.
3And the king spake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring [certain] of the
children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes; 4Children in whom [was] no blemish,
but well favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science,
and such as [had] ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the
learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. 5And the king appointed them a daily provision of the
king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end
thereof they might stand before the king. 6Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel,
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: 7Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave
unto Daniel [the name] of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of
Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abednego.
8But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's
meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that
he might not defile himself. 9Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the
prince of the eunuchs. 10And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king,
who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than
the children which [are] of your sort? then shall ye make [me] endanger my head to the king.
11Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah,
Mishael, and Azariah, 12Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to
eat, and water to drink. 13Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the
countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with
14So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. 15And at the end of ten days
their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion
of the king's meat. 16Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they
should drink; and gave them pulse.
17As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and
Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
18Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the
eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19And the king communed with them; and
among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they
before the king. 20And in all matters of wisdom [and] understanding, that the king inquired of
them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians [and] astrologers that [were] in all his
realm. 21And Daniel continued [even] unto the first year of king Cyrus.
« Daniel 2 »
King James Bible
1And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams,
wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. 2Then the king commanded to call
the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his
dreams. So they came and stood before the king. 3And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a
dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
4Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream,
and we will shew the interpretation. 5The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is
gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye
shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill. 6But if ye shew the dream, and
the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore
shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof. 7They answered again and said, Let the king
tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it. 8The king answered and said,
I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me. 9But if
ye will not make known unto me the dream, [there is but] one decree for you: for ye have
prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me
the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof. 10The Chaldeans
answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's
matter: therefore [there is] no king, lord, nor ruler, [that] asked such things at any magician, or
astrologer, or Chaldean. 11And [it is] a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other
that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.
12For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise [men]
of Babylon. 13And the decree went forth that the wise [men] should be slain; and they sought
Daniel and his fellows to be slain.
The Dream Revealed to Daniel
14Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which
was gone forth to slay the wise [men] of Babylon: 15He answered and said to Arioch the king's
captain, Why [is] the decree [so] hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to
Daniel. 16Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he
would shew the king the interpretation.
17Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his
companions: 18That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that
Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise [men] of Babylon.
19Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of
20Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth
wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
22He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what [is] in the darkness, and the light
dwelleth with him.
23I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might,
and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast [now] made known
unto us the king's matter.
Daniel Interprets the Dream
24Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise [men] of
Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise [men] of Babylon: bring me in
before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation.
25Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a
man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation. 26The king
answered and said to Daniel, whose name [was] Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto
me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof? 27Daniel answered in the
presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise [men],
the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king; 28But there is a God in
heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the
latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these; 29As for thee, O king,
thy thoughts came [into thy mind] upon thy bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that
revealeth secrets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. 30But as for me, this secret is
not revealed to me for [any] wisdom that I have more than any living, but for [their] sakes that
shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy
31Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness [was]
excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof [was] terrible. 32This image's head [was] of fine
gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, 33His legs of iron, his feet
part of iron and part of clay. 34Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which
smote the image upon his feet [that were] of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces. 35Then was
the iron, the clay, the brass, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like
the chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no place was found
for them: and the stone that smote the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole
36This [is] the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. 37Thou, O king,
[art] a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and
glory. 38And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the
heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou [art] this head
39And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass,
which shall bear rule over all the earth.
40And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and
subdueth all [things]: and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and bruise. 41And
whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be
divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the iron
mixed with miry clay. 42And [as] the toes of the feet [were] part of iron, and part of clay, [so] the
kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. 43And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with
miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to
another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
44And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be
destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, [but] it shall break in pieces and
consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever. 45Forasmuch as thou sawest that the
stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron, the brass,
the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made known to the king what shall come to
pass hereafter: and the dream [is] certain, and the interpretation thereof sure.
Nebuchadnezzar Promotes Daniel
46Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that
they should offer an oblation and sweet odours unto him. 47The king answered unto Daniel, and
said, Of a truth [it is], that your God [is] a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of
secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret. 48Then the king made Daniel a great man, and
gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of
the governors over all the wise [men] of Babylon. 49Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel [sat] in
the gate of the king.
« Daniel 3 »
King James Bible
Nebuchadnezzar's Golden Image
1Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of gold, whose height [was] threescore cubits, [and] the
breadth thereof six cubits: he set it up in the plain of Dura, in the province of Babylon. 2Then
Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the
judges, the treasurers, the counsellers, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to
the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. 3Then the princes, the
governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellers, the sheriffs, and all the rulers
of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar
the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. 4Then an
herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, 5[That] at what
time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of
musick, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up:
6And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a
burning fiery furnace. 7Therefore at that time, when all the people heard the sound of the cornet,
flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all kinds of musick, all the people, the nations, and the
languages, fell down [and] worshipped the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
8Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. 9They spake and said
to the king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live for ever. 10Thou, O king, hast made a decree, that every
man that shall hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all
kinds of musick, shall fall down and worship the golden image: 11And whoso falleth not down and
worshippeth, [that] he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace. 12There are certain
Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the
golden image which thou hast set up.
13Then Nebuchadnezzar in [his] rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego. Then they brought these men before the king. 14Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto
them, [Is it] true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the
golden image which I have set up? 15Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of
the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and
worship the image which I have made; [well]: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour
into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who [is] that God that shall deliver you out of my
16Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, answered and said to the king, O Nebuchadnezzar, we [are]
not careful to answer thee in this matter. 17If it be [so], our God whom we serve is able to deliver
us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver [us] out of thine hand, O king. 18But if not,
be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which
thou hast set up.
The Fiery Furnace
19Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abednego: [therefore] he spake, and commanded that they should heat the furnace
one seven times more than it was wont to be heated. 20And he commanded the most mighty men
that [were] in his army to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, [and] to cast [them] into the
burning fiery furnace. 21Then these men were bound in their coats, their hosen, and their hats,
and their [other] garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. 22Therefore
because the king's commandment was urgent, and the furnace exceeding hot, the flame of the fire
slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. 23And these three men,
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace.
24Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonied, and rose up in haste, [and] spake, and said unto his
counsellers, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire? They answered and said
unto the king, True, O king. 25He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the
midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. 26Then
Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, [and] spake, and said,
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come
[hither]. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, came forth of the midst of the fire. 27And the
princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellers, being gathered together, saw these
men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were
their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.
28[Then] Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed [be] the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have
changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god,
except their own God. 29Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language,
which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in
pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver
after this sort. 30Then the king promoted Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, in the province of
« Daniel 4 »
King James Bible
Nebuchadnezzar Confesses God's Kingdom
1Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth;
Peace be multiplied unto you. 2I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God
hath wrought toward me.
3How great [are] his signs! and how mighty [are] his wonders! his kingdom [is] an everlasting
kingdom, and his dominion [is] from generation to generation.
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of a Great Tree
4I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace: 5I saw a dream which
made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.
6Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise [men] of Babylon before me, that they might
make known unto me the interpretation of the dream. 7Then came in the magicians, the
astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did
not make known unto me the interpretation thereof. 8But at the last Daniel came in before me,
whose name [was] Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom [is] the spirit of
the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, [saying], 9O Belteshazzar, master of the
magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods [is] in thee, and no secret troubleth
thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof.
10Thus [were] the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the
earth, and the height thereof [was] great.
11The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight
thereof to the end of all the earth:
12The leaves thereof [were] fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it [was] meat for all: the beasts
of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all
flesh was fed of it.
13I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came
down from heaven;
14He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves,
and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches:
15Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the
tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and [let] his portion [be] with
the beasts in the grass of the earth:
16Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven
times pass over him.
17This matter [is] by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to
the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it
to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
18This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the
interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise [men] of my kingdom are not able to make known
unto me the interpretation: but thou [art] able; for the spirit of the holy gods [is] in thee.
Daniel Interprets the Second Dream
19Then Daniel, whose name [was] Belteshazzar, was astonied for one hour, and his thoughts
troubled him. The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation
thereof, trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream [be] to them that hate
thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies. 20The tree that thou sawest, which grew,
and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth;
21Whose leaves [were] fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it [was] meat for all; under which
the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their
habitation: 22It [is] thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown,
and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth. 23And whereas the king saw
a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy
it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the
tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and [let] his portion [be] with
the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him; 24This [is] the interpretation, O king, and
this [is] the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king: 25That they shall drive
thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to
eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over
thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever
he will. 26And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be
sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule. 27Wherefore, O king, let
my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities
by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.
The Second Dream Fulfilled
28All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. 29At the end of twelve months he walked in the
palace of the kingdom of Babylon. 30The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I
have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my
majesty? 31While the word [was] in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, [saying], O
king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee. 32And they shall
drive thee from men, and thy dwelling [shall be] with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee
to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High
ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. 33The same hour was the thing
fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his
body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' [feathers], and his nails
like birds' [claws].
34And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine
understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him
that liveth for ever, whose dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom [is] from
generation to generation:
35And all the inhabitants of the earth [are] reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in
the army of heaven, and [among] the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say
unto him, What doest thou?
36At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour
and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellers and my lords sought unto me; and I was
established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me. 37Now I Nebuchadnezzar
praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works [are] truth, and his ways
judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
« Daniel 5 »
King James Bible
Belshazzar's Impious Feast
1Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the
thousand. 2Belshazzar, whiles he tasted the wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver
vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which [was] in Jerusalem;
that the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, might drink therein. 3Then they
brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which [was] at
Jerusalem; and the king, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them. 4They
drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.
The Handwriting on the Wall
5In the same hour came forth fingers of a man's hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon
the plaister of the wall of the king's palace: and the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
6Then the king's countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his
loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another. 7The king cried aloud to bring in the
astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. [And] the king spake, and said to the wise [men]
of Babylon, Whosoever shall read this writing, and shew me the interpretation thereof, shall be
clothed with scarlet, and [have] a chain of gold about his neck, and shall be the third ruler in the
kingdom. 8Then came in all the king's wise [men]: but they could not read the writing, nor make
known to the king the interpretation thereof. 9Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his
countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonied.
10[Now] the queen, by reason of the words of the king and his lords, came into the banquet house:
[and] the queen spake and said, O king, live for ever: let not thy thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy
countenance be changed: 11There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom [is] the spirit of the holy
gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the
gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, [I say], thy father,
made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, [and] soothsayers; 12Forasmuch as an
excellent spirit, and knowledge, and understanding, interpreting of dreams, and shewing of hard
sentences, and dissolving of doubts, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named
Belteshazzar: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the interpretation.
Daniel Interprets the Handwriting
13Then was Daniel brought in before the king. [And] the king spake and said unto Daniel, [Art] thou
that Daniel, which [art] of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought
out of Jewry? 14I have even heard of thee, that the spirit of the gods [is] in thee, and [that] light
and understanding and excellent wisdom is found in thee. 15And now the wise [men], the
astrologers, have been brought in before me, that they should read this writing, and make known
unto me the interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the interpretation of the thing: 16And I
have heard of thee, that thou canst make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if thou canst
read the writing, and make known to me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with
scarlet, and [have] a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third ruler in the kingdom.
17Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards
to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation.
18O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty, and
glory, and honour: 19And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages,
trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and
whom he would he set up; and whom he would he put down. 20But when his heart was lifted up,
and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory
from him: 21And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and
his dwelling [was] with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet
with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and
[that] he appointeth over it whomsoever he will. 22And thou his son, O Belshazzar, hast not
humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this; 23But hast lifted up thyself against the Lord of
heaven; and they have brought the vessels of his house before thee, and thou, and thy lords, thy
wives, and thy concubines, have drunk wine in them; and thou hast praised the gods of silver, and
gold, of brass, iron, wood, and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor know: and the God in whose
hand thy breath [is], and whose [are] all thy ways, hast thou not glorified: 24Then was the part of
the hand sent from him; and this writing was written.
25And this [is] the writing that was written, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. 26This [is] the
interpretation of the thing: MENE; God hath numbered thy kingdom, and finished it. 27TEKEL; Thou
art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. 28PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to
the Medes and Persians.
29Then commanded Belshazzar, and they clothed Daniel with scarlet, and [put] a chain of gold
about his neck, and made a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the
30In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. 31And Darius the Median took the
kingdom, [being] about threescore and two years old.
« Daniel 6 »
King James Bible
The Plot against Daniel
1It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over
the whole kingdom; 2And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel [was] first: that the princes
might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. 3Then this Daniel was
preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit [was] in him; and the king
thought to set him over the whole realm. 4Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion
against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as
he [was] faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him. 5Then said these men, We shall
not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find [it] against him concerning the law of his
6Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King
Darius, live for ever. 7All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the
counsellers, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a
firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O
king, he shall be cast into the den of lions. 8Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the
writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
9Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.
Daniel in the Lions' Den
10Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house; and his windows
being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and
prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime. 11Then these men assembled, and
found Daniel praying and making supplication before his God. 12Then they came near, and spake
before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that
shall ask [a petition] of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into
the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing [is] true, according to the law of the
Medes and Persians, which altereth not. 13Then answered they and said before the king, That
Daniel, which [is] of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the
decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.
14Then the king, when he heard [these] words, was sore displeased with himself, and set [his]
heart on Daniel to deliver him: and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him.
15Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the king, Know, O king, that the law of
the Medes and Persians [is], That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be
16Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast [him] into the den of lions. [Now]
the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.
17And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his
own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose might not be changed concerning
Daniel. 18Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments
of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.
19Then the king arose very early in the morning, and went in haste unto the den of lions. 20And
when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: [and] the king spake and
said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able
to deliver thee from the lions? 21Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. 22My God
hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as
before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. 23Then
was the king exceeding glad for him, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the
den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was found upon him, because
he believed in his God.
The King's Decree
24And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast
[them] into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of
them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den.
25Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace
be multiplied unto you.
26I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of
Daniel: for he [is] the living God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdom [that] which shall not be
destroyed, and his dominion [shall be even] unto the end.
27He delivereth and rescueth, and he worketh signs and wonders in heaven and in earth, who hath
delivered Daniel from the power of the lions.
28So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
« Daniel 7 »
King James Bible
Daniel's Vision of the Four Beasts
1In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his
bed: then he wrote the dream, [and] told the sum of the matters. 2Daniel spake and said, I saw in
my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea. 3And four
great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another. 4The first [was] like a lion, and had
eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and
made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it. 5And behold another beast,
a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and [it had] three ribs in the mouth of it
between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. 6After this I beheld,
and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had
also four heads; and dominion was given to it. 7After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a
fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured
and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it [was] diverse from all the
beasts that [were] before it; and it had ten horns. 8I considered the horns, and, behold, there
came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked
up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn [were] eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking
Daniel's Vision of the Ancient of Days
9I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment [was]
white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne [was like] the fiery flame,
[and] his wheels [as] burning fire.
10A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him,
and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were
11I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld [even] till
the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. 12As concerning the
rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season
13I saw in the night visions, and, behold, [one] like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven,
and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
14And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and
languages, should serve him: his dominion [is] an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away,
and his kingdom [that] which shall not be destroyed.
Daniel's Visions Interpreted
15I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of [my] body, and the visions of my head troubled
me. 16I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told
me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. 17These great beasts, which are four,
[are] four kings, [which] shall arise out of the earth. But the saints of the most High shall take
the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
19Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding
dreadful, whose teeth [were of] iron, and his nails [of] brass; [which] devoured, brake in pieces,
and stamped the residue with his feet; 20And of the ten horns that [were] in his head, and [of] the
other which came up, and before whom three fell; even [of] that horn that had eyes, and a mouth
that spake very great things, whose look [was] more stout than his fellows. 21I beheld, and the
same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; 22Until the Ancient of days
came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints
possessed the kingdom.
23Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse
from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in
pieces. 24And the ten horns out of this kingdom [are] ten kings [that] shall arise: and another shall
rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25And he
shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High,
and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times
and the dividing of time. 26But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to
consume and to destroy [it] unto the end. 27And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of
the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High,
whose kingdom [is] an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
28Hitherto [is] the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my
countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.
« Daniel 8 »
King James Bible
Daniel's Vision of the Ram and Goat
1In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, [even unto] me Daniel,
after that which appeared unto me at the first. 2And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I
saw, that I [was] at Shushan [in] the palace, which [is] in the province of Elam; and I saw in a
vision, and I was by the river of Ulai. 3Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there
stood before the river a ram which had [two] horns: and the [two] horns [were] high; but one
[was] higher than the other, and the higher came up last. 4I saw the ram pushing westward, and
northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither [was there any] that
could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.
5And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth,
and touched not the ground: and the goat [had] a notable horn between his eyes. 6And he came
to the ram that had [two] horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in
the fury of his power. 7And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler
against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to
stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was
none that could deliver the ram out of his hand. 8Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and
when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the
four winds of heaven.
9And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south,
and toward the east, and toward the pleasant [land]. 10And it waxed great, [even] to the host of
heaven; and it cast down [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon
them. 11Yea, he magnified [himself] even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily [sacrifice]
was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. 12And an host was given [him]
against the daily [sacrifice] by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground;
and it practised, and prospered. 13Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto
that certain [saint] which spake, How long [shall be] the vision [concerning] the daily [sacrifice],
and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under
foot? 14And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary
Gabriel Interprets Daniel's Vision
15And it came to pass, when I, [even] I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning,
then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man. 16And I heard a man's voice
between [the banks of] Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this [man] to understand the
vision. 17So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face:
but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end [shall be] the vision.
18Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he
touched me, and set me upright. 19And he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the
last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end [shall be].
20The ram which thou sawest having [two] horns [are] the kings of Media and Persia.
21And the rough goat [is] the king of Grecia: and the great horn that [is] between his eyes [is] the
first king. 22Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out
of the nation, but not in his power.
23And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of
fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
24And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and
shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
25And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify
[himself] in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of
princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
26And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told [is] true: wherefore shut thou up
the vision; for it [shall be] for many days.
27And I Daniel fainted, and was sick [certain] days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's
business; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood [it].
« Daniel 9 »
King James Bible
Daniel's Prayer for his People
1In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, which was made king
over the realm of the Chaldeans; 2In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the
number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he would
accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem. 3And I set my face unto the Lord God, to
seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes: 4And I prayed unto the
LORD my God, and made my confession, and said, O Lord, the great and dreadful God, keeping the
covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments; 5We have
sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by
departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments: 6Neither have we hearkened unto thy
servants the prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our fathers, and to
all the people of the land.
7O Lord, righteousness [belongeth] unto thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at this day; to the
men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel, [that are] near, and [that
are] far off, through all the countries whither thou hast driven them, because of their trespass that
they have trespassed against thee. 8O Lord, to us [belongeth] confusion of face, to our kings, to
our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee. 9To the Lord our God
[belong] mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him; 10Neither have we
obeyed the voice of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants
the prophets. 11Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy law, even by departing, that they might not
obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that [is] written in the law of
Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him. 12And he hath confirmed his
words, which he spake against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a
great evil: for under the whole heaven hath not been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem.
13As [it is] written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer
before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
14Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and brought it upon us: for the LORD our God
[is] righteous in all his works which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
15And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy people forth out of the land of Egypt with a
mighty hand, and hast gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done
wickedly. 16O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury
be turned away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the
iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people [are become] a reproach to all [that are] about
us. 17Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause
thy face to shine upon thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake. 18O my God, incline thine
ear, and hear; open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy
name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses, but for thy
great mercies. 19O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and do; defer not, for thine own
sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people are called by thy name.
Gabriel's Prophecy of the Seventy Weeks
20And whiles I [was] speaking, and praying, and confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel,
and presenting my supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God; 21Yea,
whiles I [was] speaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the
beginning, being caused to fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation. 22And
he informed [me], and talked with me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill
and understanding. 23At the beginning of thy supplications the commandment came forth, and I
am come to shew [thee]; for thou [art] greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and
consider the vision.
24Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the
transgression, and to make an end of sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in
everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the most Holy.
25Know therefore and understand, [that] from the going forth of the commandment to restore and
to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince [shall be] seven weeks, and threescore and two
weeks: the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times. 26And after threescore
and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall
come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof [shall be] with a flood, and unto
the end of the war desolations are determined. 27And he shall confirm the covenant with many for
one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and
for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it] desolate, even until the consummation,
and that determined shall be poured upon the desolate.
« Daniel 10 »
King James Bible
Daniel's Vision of a Mighty Man
1In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called
Belteshazzar; and the thing [was] true, but the time appointed [was] long: and he understood the
thing, and had understanding of the vision.
2In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks. 3I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh
nor wine in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled. 4And
in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which [is]
Hiddekel; 5Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen,
whose loins [were] girded with fine gold of Uphaz: 6His body also [was] like the beryl, and his face
as the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms and his feet like in
colour to polished brass, and the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude. 7And I Daniel
alone saw the vision: for the men that were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell
upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves. 8Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great
vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was turned in me into corruption,
and I retained no strength. 9Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard the voice of his
words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.
The Angel's Prophecy of Persia, Greece
10And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and [upon] the palms of my
hands. 11And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, understand the words that I
speak unto thee, and stand upright: for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this
word unto me, I stood trembling. 12Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day
that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself before thy God, thy words
were heard, and I am come for thy words. 13But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me
one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me; and I remained
there with the kings of Persia. 14Now I am come to make thee understand what shall befall thy
people in the latter days: for yet the vision [is] for [many] days.
15And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became
dumb. 16And, behold, [one] like the similitude of the sons of men touched my lips: then I opened
my mouth, and spake, and said unto him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my
sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength. 17For how can the servant of this
my lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in me, neither
is there breath left in me.
18Then there came again and touched me [one] like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened
me, 19And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace [be] unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong.
And when he had spoken unto me, I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast
strengthened me. 20Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I
return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall
come. 21But I will shew thee that which is noted in the scripture of truth: and [there is] none that
holdeth with me in these things, but Michael your prince.
« Daniel 11 »
King James Bible
The Overthrow of Persia
1Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, [even] I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him. 2And
now will I shew 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. 3And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion,
and do according to his will. 4And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall
be divided toward 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 those.
Kings of the South and the North
5And 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. 6And 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] times. 7But out of a branch of her roots shall [one] stand up in his
estate, which 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: 8And 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 the north. 9So the king of the south shall come into [his] kingdom,
and shall return into his own land.
10But 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. 11And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, 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. 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]. 13For 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 riches.
14And 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. 15So the king of the
north shall come, and cast up a mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south
shall not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither [shall there be any] strength to withstand.
16But 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. 17He 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. 18After this shall he turn his face unto 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. 19Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his
own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
20Then 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. 21And in his estate shall stand up a vile
person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in peaceably,
and obtain the kingdom by flatteries. 22And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from
before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant. 23And after the league
[made] with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a
small people. 24He 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: [yea], and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even
for a time. 25And 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 against him. 26Yea, they that feed of
the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down
slain. 27And 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. 28Then 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.
29At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the
former, or as the latter.
The Tyranny of the Western King
30For 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. 31And 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 desolate. 32And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall
he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do [exploits].
33And 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. 34Now when they shall fall, they shall be
holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. 35And [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.
36And the king shall do according to his will; and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above
every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the
indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done. 37Neither shall he regard
the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself
above all. 38But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew
not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. 39Thus
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.
40And 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. 41He 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 of Ammon. 42He shall stretch forth his hand
also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape. 43But 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 Ethiopians [shall be] at his steps. 44But 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.
45And 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.
« Daniel 12 »
King James Bible
Michael's Deliverance and the End Times
1And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great prince which standeth for the children of thy
people: and there shall be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation [even] to
that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found
written in the book. 2And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to
everlasting life, and some to shame [and] everlasting contempt. 3And they that be wise shall shine
as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever
and ever. 4But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, [even] to the time of the
end: many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.
5Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the
river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. 6And [one] said to the man clothed in
linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, How long [shall it be to] the end of these wonders?
7And I heard the man clothed in linen, which [was] upon the waters of the river, when he held up
his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that [it shall be]
for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the
holy people, all these [things] shall be finished. 8And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O
my Lord, what [shall be] the end of these [things]? 9And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the
words [are] closed up and sealed till the time of the end. 10Many shall be purified, and made
white, and tried; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand; but
the wise shall understand. 11And from the time [that] the daily [sacrifice] shall be taken away, and
the abomination that maketh desolate set up, [there shall be] a thousand two hundred and ninety
days. 12Blessed [is] he that waiteth, and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty
days. 13But go thou thy way till the end [be]: for thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of