After this manner; you should pray, Our Father Who is in heaven, hallowed is Your Name.
“This is the day which Yahweh has made; We will
rejoice and be glad in it”! (Psalms 118:24)
This is the day to be joyfully encouraged!
For today, you hold in your hand, a faithful English
translation of the Word of Yahweh, our One True
God Almighty and Creator of all this is!
Natural Israelite Bible English Version
“The Book of the Writings”:
1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim
king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon
came to Jerusalem and besieged it.
1:2 And Yahweh gave Jehoiakim king of Judah
into his hand, with some of the articles of the
house of Yahweh, which he carried into the land
of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought
the articles into the treasure house of his god.
1:3 Then the king instructed Ashpenaz, the
master of his eunuchs, to bring some of the
children of Israel and some of the king's
descendants and some of the nobles,
1:4 young men in whom there was no blemish,
but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom,
possessing knowledge and quick to understand,
who had ability to serve in the king's palace, and
whom they might teach the language and
literature of the Chaldeans.
1:5 And the king appointed for them a daily
provision of the king's delicacies and of the wine
which he drank, and three years of training for
them, so that at the end of that time they might
serve before the king.
1:6 Now from among those of the sons of Judah
were Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
1:7 To them the chief of the eunuchs gave
names: he gave Daniel the name Belteshazzar; to
Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and
to Azariah, Abed-Nego.
1:8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he
would not defile himself with the portion of the
king's delicacies, nor with the wine which he
drank; therefore he requested of the chief of the
eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
1:9 Now Yahweh had brought Daniel into the
favor and goodwill of the chief of the eunuchs.
1:10 And the chief of the eunuchs said to Daniel,
"I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your
food and drink. For why should he see your faces
looking worse than the young men who are your
age? Then you would endanger my head before
1:11 So Daniel said to the steward whom the
chief of the eunuchs had set over Daniel,
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
1:12 "Please test your servants for ten days, and
let them give us vegetables to eat and water to
1:13 "Then let our appearance be examined
before you, and the appearance of the young men
who eat the portion of the king's delicacies; and
as you see fit, so deal with your servants."
1:14 So he consented with them in this matter,
and tested them ten days.
1:15 And at the end of ten days their features
appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the
young men who ate the portion of the king's
1:16 Thus the steward took away their portion of
delicacies and the wine that they were to drink,
and gave them vegetables.
1:17 As for these four young men, Yahweh gave
them knowledge and skill in all literature and
wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all
visions and dreams.
1:18 Now at the end of the days, when the king
had said that they should be brought in, the chief
of the eunuchs brought them in before
1:19 Then the king interviewed them, and among
them all none was found like Daniel, Hananiah,
Mishael, and Azariah; therefore they served
before the king.
1:20 And in all matters of wisdom and
understanding about which the king examined
them, he found them ten times better than all the
magicians and astrologers who were in all his
1:21 Thus Daniel continued until the first year of
2:1 Now in the second year of Nebuchadnezzar's
reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit
was so troubled that his sleep left him.
2:2 Then the king gave the command to call the
magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the
Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they
came and stood before the king.
2:3 And the king said to them, "I have had a
dream, and my spirit is anxious to know the
2:4 Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in
Aramaic, "O king, live forever! Tell your
servants the dream, and we will give the
2:5 The king answered and said to the
Chaldeans, "My decision is firm: if you do not
make known the dream to me, and its
interpretation, you shall be cut in pieces, and
your houses shall be made an ash heap.
2:6 "However, if you tell the dream and its
interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts,
rewards, and great honor. Therefore tell me the
dream and its interpretation."
2:7 They answered again and said, "Let the king
tell his servants the dream, and we will give its
2:8 The king answered and said, "I know for
certain that you would gain time, because you
see that my decision is firm:
2:9 "if you do not make known the dream to me,
there is only one decree for you! For you have
agreed to speak lying and corrupt words before
me till the time has changed. Therefore tell me
the dream, and I shall know that you can give me
2:10 The Chaldeans answered the king, and said,
"There is not a man on earth who can tell the
king's matter; therefore no king, lord, or ruler has
ever asked such things of any magician,
astrologer, or Chaldean.
2:11 "It is a difficult thing that the king requests,
and there is no other who can tell it to the king
except the gods, whose dwelling is not with
2:12 For this reason the king was angry and very
furious, and gave a command to destroy all the
wise men of Babylon.
2:13 So the decree went out, and they began
killing the wise men; and they sought Daniel and
his companions, to kill them.
2:14 Then with counsel and wisdom Daniel
answered Arioch, the captain of the king's guard,
who had gone out to kill the wise men of
2:15 he answered and said to Arioch the king's
captain, "Why is the decree from the king so
urgent?" Then Arioch made the decision known
2:16 So Daniel went in and asked the king to
give him time, that he might tell the king the
2:17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made
the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and
Azariah, his companions,
2:18 that they might seek mercies from the God
of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel
and his companions might not perish with the
rest of the wise men of Babylon.
2:19 Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a
night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of
2:20 Daniel answered and said:
"Blessed be the name of Yahweh forever and
For wisdom and might are His.
2:21 And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have
2:22 He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.
2:23 "I thank You and praise You,
O God of my fathers;
You have given me wisdom and might,
And have now made known to me what we
asked of You,
For You have made known to us the king's
2:24 Therefore Daniel went to Arioch, whom the
king had appointed to destroy the wise men of
Babylon. He went and said thus to him: "Do not
destroy the wise men of Babylon; take me before
the king, and I will tell the king the
2:25 Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel before
the king, and said thus to him, "I have found a
man of the captives of Judah, who will make
known to the king the interpretation."
2:26 The king answered and said to Daniel,
whose name was Belteshazzar, "Are you able to
make known to me the dream which I have seen,
and its interpretation?"
2:27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king,
and said, "The secret which the king has
demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the
magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to
2:28 "But there is a God in heaven who reveals
secrets, and He has made known to King
Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days.
Your dream, and the visions of your head upon
your bed, were these:
2:29 "As for you, O king, thoughts came to your
mind while on your bed, about what would come
to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has
made known to you what will be.
2:30 "But as for me, this secret has not been
revealed to me because I have more wisdom than
anyone living, but for our sakes who make
known the interpretation to the king, and that
you may know the thoughts of your heart.
2:31 "You, O king, were watching; and behold,
a great image! This great image, whose splendor
was excellent, stood before you; and its form
2:32 "This image's head was of fine gold, its
chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of
2:33 "its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and
partly of clay.
2:34 "You watched while a stone was cut out
without hands, which struck the image on its feet
of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces.
2:35 "Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the
silver, and the gold were crushed together, and
became like chaff from the summer threshing
floors; the wind carried them away so that no
trace of them was found. And the stone that
struck the image became a great mountain and
filled the whole earth.
2:36 "This is the dream. Now we will tell the
interpretation of it before the king.
2:37 "You, O king, are a king of kings. For the
God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power,
strength, and glory;
2:38 "and wherever the children of men dwell, or
the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky,
He has given them into your hand, and has made
you ruler over them all-you are this head of gold.
2:39 "But after you shall arise another kingdom
inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom
of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth.
2:40 "And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong
as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and
shatters everything; and like iron that crushes,
that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all
2:41 "Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly
of potter's clay and partly of iron, the kingdom
shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall
be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with
2:42 "And as the toes of the feet were partly of
iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be
partly strong and partly fragile.
2:43 "As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay,
they will mingle with the seed of men; but they
will not adhere to one another, just as iron does
not mix with clay.
2:44 "And in the days of these kings the God of
heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never
be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left
to other people; it shall break in pieces and
consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand
2:45 "Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was
cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it
broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the
silver, and the gold-the great Yahweh has made
known to the king what will come to pass after
this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation
2:46 Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his
face, prostrate before Daniel, and commanded
that they should present an offering and incense
2:47 The king answered Daniel, and said, "Truly
your God is the God of gods, Yahweh of kings,
and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal
2:48 Then the king promoted Daniel and gave
him many great gifts; and he made him ruler
over the whole province of Babylon, and chief
administrator over all the wise men of Babylon.
2:49 Also Daniel petitioned the king, and he set
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego over the
affairs of the province of Babylon; but Daniel sat
in the gate of the king.
3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king made an image of
gold, whose height was sixty cubits and its width
six cubits. He set it up in the plain of Dura, in the
province of Babylon.
3:2 And King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to
gather together the satraps, the administrators,
the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the
judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of
the provinces, to come to the dedication of the
image which King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
3:3 So the satraps, the administrators, the
governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the
judges, the magistrates, and all the officials of
the provinces gathered together for the
dedication of the image that King
Nebuchadnezzar had set up; and they stood
before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set
3:4 Then a herald cried aloud: "To you it is
commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,
3:5 "that at the time you hear the sound of the
horn, flute, harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony
with all kinds of music, you shall fall down and
worship the gold image that King
Nebuchadnezzar has set up;
3:6 "and whoever does not fall down and
worship shall be cast immediately into the midst
of a burning fiery furnace."
3:7 So at that time, when all the people heard
the sound of the horn, flute, harp, and lyre, in
symphony with all kinds of music, all the people,
nations, and languages fell down and worshiped
the gold image which King Nebuchadnezzar had
3:8 Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans
came forward and accused the Hebrews.
3:9 They spoke and said to King
Nebuchadnezzar, "O king, live forever!
3:10 "You, O king, have made a decree that
everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute,
harp, lyre, and psaltery, in symphony with all
kinds of music, shall fall down and worship the
3:11 "and whoever does not fall down and
worship shall be cast into the midst of a burning
3:12 "There are certain Hebrews whom you have
set over the affairs of the province of Babylon:
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego; these men,
O king, have not paid due regard to you. They do
not serve your gods or worship the gold image
which you have set up."
3:13 Then Nebuchadnezzar, in rage and fury,
gave the command to bring Shadrach, Meshach,
and Abed-Nego. So they brought these men
before the king.
3:14 Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying to them, "Is
it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, that
you do not serve my gods or worship the gold
image which I have set up?
3:15 "Now if you are ready at the time you hear
the sound of the horn, flute, harp, lyre, and
psaltery, in symphony with all kinds of music,
and you fall down and worship the image which
I have made, good! But if you do not worship,
you shall be cast immediately into the midst of a
burning fiery furnace. And who is the god who
will deliver you from my hands?"
3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego
answered and said to the king, "O
Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to answer you
in this matter.
3:17 "If that is the case, our God whom we serve
is able to deliver us from the burning fiery
furnace, and He will deliver us from your hand,
3:18 "But if not, let it be known to you, O king,
that we do not serve your gods, nor will we
worship the gold image which you have set up."
3:19 Then Nebuchadnezzar was full of fury, and
the expression on his face changed toward
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego. He spoke
and commanded that they heat the furnace seven
times more than it was usually heated.
3:20 And he commanded certain mighty men of
valor who were in his army to bind Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abed-Nego, and cast them into the
burning fiery furnace.
3:21 Then these men were bound in their coats,
their trousers, their turbans, and their other
garments, and were cast into the midst of the
burning fiery furnace.
3:22 Therefore, because the king's command was
urgent, and the furnace exceedingly hot, the
flame of the fire killed those men who took up
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego.
3:23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach,
and Abed-Nego, fell down bound into the midst
of the burning fiery furnace.
3:24 Then King Nebuchadnezzar was
astonished; and he rose in haste and spoke,
saying to his counselors, "Did we not cast three
men bound into the midst of the fire?" They
answered and said to the king, "True, O king."
3:25 "Look!" he answered, "I see four men loose,
walking in the midst of the fire; and they are not
hurt, and the form of the fourth is like the Son of
3:26 Then Nebuchadnezzar went near the mouth
of the burning fiery furnace and spoke, saying,
"Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego, servants
of the Most High God, come out, and come
here." Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego
came from the midst of the fire.
3:27 And the satraps, administrators, governors,
and the king's counselors gathered together, and
they saw these men on whose bodies the fire had
no power; the hair of their head was not singed
nor were their garments affected, and the smell
of fire was not on them.
3:28 Nebuchadnezzar spoke, saying, "Blessed be
the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego,
who sent His Angel and delivered His servants
who trusted in Him, and they have frustrated the
king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they
should not serve nor worship any god except
their own God!
3:29 "Therefore I make a decree that any people,
nation, or language which speaks anything amiss
against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abed-Nego shall be cut in pieces, and their
houses shall be made an ash heap; because there
is no other God who can deliver like this."
3:30 Then the king promoted Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abed-Nego in the province of
4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, To all peoples,
nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth:
Peace be multiplied to you.
4:2 I thought it good to declare the signs and
wonders that the Most High God has worked for
4:3 How great are His signs,
And how mighty His wonders!
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And His dominion is from generation to
4:4 I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house,
and flourishing in my palace.
4:5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the
thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head
4:6 Therefore I issued a decree to bring in all the
wise men of Babylon before me, that they might
make known to me the interpretation of the
4:7 Then the magicians, the astrologers, the
Chaldeans, and the soothsayers came in, and I
told them the dream; but they did not make
known to me its interpretation.
4:8 But at last Daniel came before me (his name
is Belteshazzar, according to the name of my
god; in him is the Spirit of the Holy God), and I
told the dream before him, saying:
4:9 "Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians,
because I know that the Spirit of the Holy God is
in you, and no secret troubles you, explain to me
the visions of my dream that I have seen, and its
4:10 "These were the visions of my head while
on my bed:
"I was looking, and behold,
A tree in the midst of the earth,
And its height was great.
4:11 The tree grew and became strong;
Its height reached to the skies,
And it could be seen to the ends of all the earth.
4:12 Its leaves were lovely,
Its fruit abundant,
And in it was food for all.
The beasts of the field found shade under it,
The birds of the skies dwelt in its branches,
And all flesh was fed from it.
4:13 "I saw in the visions of my head while on
my bed, and there was a watcher, a holy one,
coming down from the sky.
4:14 He cried aloud and said thus:
'Chop down the tree and cut off its branches,
Strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit.
Let the beasts get out from under it,
And the birds from its branches.
4:15 Nevertheless leave the stump and roots in
Bound with a band of iron and bronze,
In the tender grass of the field.
Let it be wet with the dew of the clouds,
And let him graze with the beasts
On the grass of the earth.
4:16 Let his heart be changed from that of a man,
Let him be given the heart of a beast,
And let seven times pass over him.
4:17 'This decision is by the decree of the
And the sentence by the word of the holy ones,
In order that the living may know
That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men,
Gives it to whomever He will,
And sets over it the lowest of men.'
4:18 "This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have
seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, declare its
interpretation, since all the wise men of my
kingdom are not able to make known to me the
interpretation; but you are able, for the Spirit of
the Holy God is in you."
4:19 Then Daniel, whose name was
Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his
thoughts troubled him. So the king spoke, and
said, "Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its
interpretation trouble you." Belteshazzar
answered and said, "My lord, may the dream
concern those who hate you, and its
interpretation concern your enemies!
4:20 The tree that you saw, which grew and
became strong, whose height reached to the skies
and which could be seen by all the earth,
4:21 whose leaves were lovely and its fruit
abundant, in which was food for all, under which
the beasts of the field dwelt, and in whose
branches the birds of the sky had their home-
4:22 it is you, O king, who have grown and
become strong; for your greatness has grown and
reaches to the skies, and your dominion to the
end of the earth.
4:23 And inasmuch as the king saw a watcher, a
holy one, coming down from the sky and saying,
'Chop down the tree and destroy it, but leave its
stump and roots in the earth, bound with a band
of iron and bronze in the tender grass of the
field; let it be wet with the dew of the clouds,
and let him graze with the beasts of the field, till
seven times pass over him';
4:24 this is the interpretation, O king, and this is
the decree of the Most High, which has come
upon my lord the king:
4:25 They shall drive you from men, your
dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and
they shall make you eat grass like oxen. They
shall wet you with the dew of the clouds, and
seven times shall pass over you, till you know
that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men,
and gives it to whomever He chooses.
4:26 And inasmuch as they gave the command to
leave the stump and roots of the tree, your
kingdom shall be assured to you, after you come
to know that Heaven rules.
4:27 Therefore, O king, let my advice be
acceptable to you; break off your sins by being
righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy
to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening
of your prosperity."
4:28 All this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar.
4:29 At the end of the twelve months he was
walking about the royal palace of Babylon.
4:30 The king spoke, saying, "Is not this great
Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by
my mighty power and for the honor of my
4:31 While the word was still in the king's
mouth, a voice fell from the sky: "King
Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the
kingdom has departed from you!
4:32 And they shall drive you from men, and
your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the
field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen;
and seven times shall pass over you, until you
know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of
men, and gives it to whomever He chooses."
4:33 That very hour the word was fulfilled
concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from
men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet
with the dew of the clouds till his hair had grown
like eagles' feathers and his nails like birds'
4:34 And at the end of the time I,
Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to the sky, and
my understanding returned to me; and I blessed
the Most High and praised and honored Him
who lives forever:
For His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
And His kingdom is from generation to
4:35 All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed
He does according to His will in the army of
And among the inhabitants of the earth.
No one can restrain His hand
Or say to Him, "What have You done?"
4:36 At the same time my reason returned to
me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor
and splendor returned to me. My counselors and
nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my
kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to
4:37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol
and honor the King of heaven, all of whose
works are truth, and His ways justice. And those
who walk in pride He is able to put down.
5:1 Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a
thousand of his lords, and drank wine in the
presence of the thousand.
5:2 While he tasted the wine, Belshazzar gave
the command to bring the gold and silver vessels
which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken from
the temple which had been in Jerusalem, that the
king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines
might drink from them.
5:3 Then they brought the gold vessels that had
been taken from the temple of the house of
Yahweh which had been in Jerusalem; and the
king and his lords, his wives, and his concubines
drank from them.
5:4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of
gold and silver, bronze and iron, wood and stone.
5:5 In the same hour the fingers of a man's hand
appeared and wrote opposite the lampstand on
the plaster of the wall of the king's palace; and
the king saw the part of the hand that wrote.
5:6 Then the king's countenance changed, and
his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of
his hips were loosened and his knees knocked
against each other.
5:7 The king cried aloud to bring in the
astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers.
The king spoke, saying to the wise men of
Babylon, "Whoever reads this writing, and tells
me its interpretation, shall be clothed with purple
and have a chain of gold around his neck; and he
shall be the third ruler in the kingdom."
5:8 Now all the king's wise men came, but they
could not read the writing, or make known to the
king its interpretation.
5:9 Then King Belshazzar was greatly troubled,
his countenance was changed, and his lords were
5:10 The queen, because of the words of the
king and his lords, came to the banquet hall. The
queen spoke, saying, "O king, live forever! Do
not let your thoughts trouble you, nor let your
5:11 "There is a man in your kingdom in whom
is the Spirit of the Holy God. And in the days of
your father, light and understanding and wisdom,
like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him;
and King Nebuchadnezzar your father-your
father the king-made him chief of the magicians,
astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers.
5:12 "Inasmuch as an excellent spirit,
knowledge, understanding, interpreting dreams,
solving riddles, and explaining enigmas were
found in this Daniel, whom the king named
Belteshazzar, now let Daniel be called, and he
will give the interpretation."
5:13 Then Daniel was brought in before the
king. The king spoke to Daniel, "Are you that
Daniel who is one of the captives from Judah,
whom my father the king brought from Judah?
5:14 "I have heard of you, that the Spirit of
Yahweh is in you, and that light and
understanding and excellent wisdom are found in
5:15 "Now the wise men, the astrologers, have
been brought in before me, that they should read
this writing and make known to me its
interpretation, but they could not give the
interpretation of the thing.
5:16 "And I have heard of you, that you can give
interpretations and explain enigmas. Now if you
can read the writing and make known to me its
interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple
and have a chain of gold around your neck, and
shall be the third ruler in the kingdom."
5:17 Then Daniel answered, and said before the
king, "Let your gifts be for yourself, and give
your rewards to another; yet I will read the
writing to the king, and make known to him the
5:18 "O king, the Most High God gave
Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom and
majesty, glory and honor.
5:19 "And because of the majesty that He gave
him, all peoples, nations, and languages trembled
and feared before him. Whomever he wished, he
executed; whomever he wished, he kept alive;
whomever he wished, he set up; and whomever
he wished, he put down.
5:20 "But when his heart was lifted up, and his
spirit was hardened in pride, he was deposed
from his kingly throne, and they took his glory
5:21 "Then he was driven from the sons of men,
his heart was made like the beasts, and his
dwelling was with the wild donkeys. They fed
him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet
with the dew of the clouds, till he knew that the
Most High God rules in the kingdom of men, and
appoints over it whomever He chooses.
5:22 "But you his son, Belshazzar, have not
humbled your heart, although you knew all this.
5:23 "And you have lifted yourself up against
Yahweh of heaven. They have brought the
vessels of His house before you, and you and
your lords, your wives and your concubines,
have drunk wine from them. And you have
praised the gods of silver, gold, bronze, iron,
wood and stone, which do not see, hear or know;
and the God who holds your breath in His hand
and owns all your ways, you have not glorified.
5:24 "Then the fingers of the hand were sent
from Him, and this writing was written.
5:25 "And this is the inscription that was
written: MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN.
5:26 "This is the interpretation of each word.
MENE: Yahweh has numbered your kingdom,
and finished it;
5:27 "TEKEL: You have been weighed in the
balances, and found wanting;
5:28 "PERES: Your kingdom has been divided,
and given to the Medes and Persians."
5:29 Then Belshazzar gave the command, and
they clothed Daniel with purple and put a chain
of gold around his neck, and made a
proclamation concerning him that he should be
the third ruler in the kingdom.
5:30 That very night Belshazzar, king of the
Chaldeans, was slain.
5:31 And Darius the Mede received the
kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.
6:1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one
hundred and twenty satraps, to be over the whole
6:2 and over these, three governors, of whom
Daniel was one, that the satraps might give
account to them, so that the king would suffer no
6:3 Then this Daniel distinguished himself above
the governors and satraps, because an excellent
spirit was in him; and the king gave thought to
setting him over the whole realm.
6:4 So the governors and satraps sought to find
some charge against Daniel concerning the
kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault,
because he was faithful; nor was there any error
or fault found in him.
6:5 Then these men said, "We shall not find any
charge against this Daniel unless we find it
against him concerning the law of his God."
6:6 So these governors and satraps thronged
before the king, and said thus to him: "King
Darius, live forever!
6:7 "All the governors of the kingdom, the
administrators and satraps, the counselors and
advisors, have consulted together to establish a
royal statute and to make a firm decree, that
whoever petitions any god or man for thirty
days, except you, O king, shall be cast into the
den of lions.
6:8 "Now, O king, establish the decree and sign
the writing, so that it cannot be changed,
according to the law of the Medes and Persians,
which does not alter."
6:9 Therefore King Darius signed the written
6:10 Now when Daniel knew that the writing
was signed, he went home. And in his upper
room, with his windows open toward Jerusalem,
he knelt down on his knees three times that day,
and prayed and gave thanks before his God, as
was his custom since early days.
6:11 Then these men assembled and found
Daniel praying and making supplication before
6:12 And they went before the king, and spoke
concerning the king's decree: "Have you not
signed a decree that every man who petitions any
god or man within thirty days, except you, 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 does not alter."
6:13 So they answered and said before the king,
"That Daniel, who is one of the captives from
Judah, does not show due regard for you, O king,
or for the decree that you have signed, but makes
his petition three times a day."
6:14 And the king, when he heard these words,
was greatly displeased with himself, and set his
heart on Daniel to deliver him; and he labored till
the going down of the sun to deliver him.
6:15 Then these men approached the king, and
said to the king, "Know, O king, that it is the law
of the Medes and Persians that no decree or
statute which the king establishes may be
6:16 So the king gave the command, and they
brought Daniel and cast him into the den of
lions. But the king spoke, saying to Daniel,
"Your God, whom you serve continually, He will
6:17 Then a stone was brought and laid on the
mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his
own signet ring and with the signets of his lords,
that the purpose concerning Daniel might not be
6:18 Now the king went to his palace and spent
the night fasting; and no musicians were brought
before him. Also his sleep went from him.
6:19 Then the king arose very early in the
morning and went in haste to the den of lions.
6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried out
with a lamenting voice to Daniel. The king
spoke, saying to Daniel, "Daniel, servant of the
living God, has your God, whom you serve
continually, been able to deliver you from the
6:21 Then Daniel said to the king, "O king, live
6:22 "My God sent His angel and shut the lions'
mouths, so that they have not hurt me, because I
was found innocent before Him; and also, O
king, I have done no wrong before you."
6:23 Then the king was exceedingly 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 injury whatever was found
on him, because he believed in his God.
6:24 And the king gave the command, and they
brought those men who had accused Daniel, and
they cast them into the den of lions-them, their
children, and their wives; and the lions
overpowered them, and broke all their bones in
pieces before they ever came to the bottom of the
6:25 Then King Darius wrote: To all peoples,
nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth:
Peace be multiplied to you.
6:26 I make a decree that in every dominion of
my kingdom men must tremble and fear before
the God of Daniel.
For He is the living God,
And steadfast forever;
His kingdom is the one which shall not be
And His dominion shall endure to the end.
6:27 He delivers and rescues,
And He works signs and wonders
In heaven and on earth,
Who has delivered Daniel from the power of the
6:28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of
Darius and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
7:1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of
Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his
head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the
dream, telling the main facts.
7:2 Daniel spoke, saying, "I saw in my vision by
night, and behold, the four winds of the sky were
stirring up the Great Sea.
7:3 "And four great beasts came up from the sea,
each different from the other.
7:4 "The first was like a lion, and had eagle's
wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off;
and it was lifted up from the earth and made to
stand on two feet like a man, and a man's heart
was given to it.
7:5 "And suddenly another beast, a second, like a
bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three
ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said
thus to it: 'Arise, devour much flesh!'
7:6 "After this I looked, and there was another,
like a leopard, which had on its back four wings
of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and
dominion was given to it.
7:7 "After this I saw in the night visions, and
behold, a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible,
exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was
devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the
residue with its feet. It was different from all the
beasts that were before it, and it had ten horns.
7:8 "I was considering the horns, and there was
another horn, a little one, coming up among
them, before whom three of the first horns were
plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn,
were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth
speaking pompous words.
7:9 "I watched till thrones were put in place,
And the Ancient of Days was seated;
His garment was white as snow,
And the hair of His head was like pure wool.
His throne was a fiery flame,
Its wheels a burning fire;
7:10 A fiery stream issued
And came forth from before Him.
A thousand thousands ministered to Him;
Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before
The court was seated,
And the books were opened.
7:11 "I watched then because of the sound of the
pompous words which the horn was speaking; I
watched till the beast was slain, and its body
destroyed and given to the burning flame.
7:12 "As for the rest of the beasts, they had their
dominion taken away, yet their lives were
prolonged for a season and a time.
7:13 "I was watching in the night visions,
And behold, One like the Son of Man,
Coming with the clouds of the sky!
He came to the Ancient of Days,
And they brought Him near before Him.
7:14 Then to Him was given dominion and glory
and a kingdom,
That all peoples, nations, and languages should
His dominion is an everlasting dominion,
Which shall not pass away,
And His kingdom the one
Which shall not be destroyed.
7:15 "I, Daniel, was grieved in my spirit within
my body, and the visions of my head troubled
7:16 "I came near to one of those who stood by,
and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me
and made known to me the interpretation of
7:17 'Those great beasts, which are four, are four
kings which arise out of the earth.
7:18 'But the saints of the Most High shall
receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom
forever, even forever and ever.'
7:19 "Then I wished to know the truth about the
fourth beast, which was different from all the
others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of
iron and its nails of bronze, which devoured,
broke in pieces, and trampled the residue with its
7:20 "and the ten horns that were on its head, and
the other horn which came up, before which
three fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and
a mouth which spoke pompous words, whose
appearance was greater than his fellows.
7:21 "I was watching; and the same horn was
making war against the saints, and prevailing
7:22 "until the Ancient of Days came, and a
judgment was made in favor of the saints of the
Most High, and the time came for the saints to
possess the kingdom.
7:23 "Thus he said:
'The fourth beast shall be
A fourth kingdom on earth,
Which shall be different from all other
And shall devour the whole earth,
Trample it and break it in pieces.
7:24 The ten horns are ten kings
Who shall arise from this kingdom.
And another shall rise after them;
He shall be different from the first ones,
And shall subdue three kings.
7:25 He shall speak pompous words against the
Shall persecute the saints of the Most High,
And shall intend to change times and law.
Then the saints shall be given into his hand
For a time and times and half a time.
7:26 'But the court shall be seated,
And they shall take away his dominion,
To consume and destroy it forever.
7:27 Then the kingdom and dominion,
And the greatness of the kingdoms under the
Shall be given to the people, the saints of the
His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.'
7:28 "This is the end of the account. As for me,
Daniel, my thoughts greatly troubled me, and my
countenance changed; but I kept the matter in my
8:1 In the third year of the reign of King
Belshazzar a vision appeared to me-to me,
Daniel-after the one that appeared to me the first
8:2 I saw in the vision, and it so happened while
I was looking, that I was in Shushan, the citadel,
which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in
the vision that I was by the River Ulai.
8:3 Then I lifted my eyes and saw, and there,
standing beside the river, was a ram which had
two horns, and the two horns were high; but one
was higher than the other, and the higher one
came up last.
8:4 I saw the ram pushing westward, northward,
and southward, so that no animal could
withstand him; nor was there any that could
deliver from his hand, but he did according to his
will and became great.
8:5 And as I was considering, suddenly a male
goat came from the west, across the surface of
the whole earth, without touching the ground;
and the goat had a notable horn between his
8:6 Then he came to the ram that had two horns,
which I had seen standing beside the river, and
ran at him with furious power.
8:7 And I saw him confronting the ram; he was
moved with rage against him, attacked the ram,
and broke his two horns. There was no power in
the ram to withstand him, but he cast him down
to the ground and trampled him; and there was
no one that could deliver the ram from his hand.
8:8 Therefore the male goat grew very great; but
when he became strong, the large horn was
broken, and in place of it four notable ones came
up toward the four winds of the sky.
8:9 And out of one of them came a little horn
which grew exceedingly great toward the south,
toward the east, and toward the Glorious Land.
8:10 And it grew up to the host of the sky; and it
cast down some of the host and some of the stars
to the ground, and trampled them.
8:11 He even exalted himself as high as the
Prince of the host; and by him the daily
sacrifices were taken away, and the place of His
sanctuary was cast down.
8:12 Because of transgression, an army was
given over to the horn to oppose the daily
sacrifices; and he cast truth down to the ground.
He did all this and prospered.
8:13 Then I heard a holy one speaking; and
another holy one said to that certain one who was
speaking, "How long will the vision be,
concerning the daily sacrifices and the
transgression of desolation, the giving of both
the sanctuary and the host to be trampled under
8:14 And he said to me, "For two thousand three
hundred days; then the sanctuary shall be
8:15 Then it happened, when I, Daniel, had seen
the vision and was seeking the meaning, that
suddenly there stood before me one having the
appearance of a man.
8:16 And I heard a man's voice between the
banks of the Ulai, who called, and said, "Gabriel,
make this man understand the vision."
8:17 So he came near where I stood, and when
he came I was afraid and fell on my face; but he
said to me, "Understand, son of man, that the
vision refers to the time of the end."
8:18 Now, as he was speaking with me, I was in
a deep sleep with my face to the ground; but he
touched me, and stood me upright.
8:19 And he said, "Look, I am making known to
you what shall happen in the latter time of the
indignation; for at the appointed time the end
8:20 "The ram which you saw, having the two
horns-they are the kings of Media and Persia.
8:21 "And the male goat is the kingdom of
Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is
the first king.
8:22 "As for the broken horn and the four that
stood up in its place, four kingdoms shall arise
out of that nation, but not with its power.
8:23 "And in the latter time of their kingdom,
When the transgressors have reached their
A king shall arise,
Having fierce features,
Who understands sinister schemes.
8:24 His power shall be mighty, but not by his
He shall destroy fearfully,
And shall prosper and thrive;
He shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy
8:25 "Through his cunning
He shall cause deceit to prosper under his rule;
And he shall exalt himself in his heart.
He shall destroy many in their prosperity.
He shall even rise against the Prince of princes;
But he shall be broken without human means.
8:26 "And the vision of the evenings and
Which was told is true;
Therefore seal up the vision,
For it refers to many days in the future."
8:27 And I, Daniel, fainted and was sick for
days; afterward I arose and went about the king's
business. I was astonished by the vision, but no
one understood it.
9:1 In the first year of Darius the son of
Ahasuerus, of the lineage of the Medes, who was
made king over the realm of the Chaldeans-
9:2 in the first year of his reign I, Daniel,
understood by the books the number of the years
specified by the word of Yahweh through
Jeremiah the prophet, that He would accomplish
seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.
9:3 Then I set my face toward Yahweh the God
to make request by prayer and supplications,
with fasting, sackcloth, and ashes.
9:4 And I prayed to Yahweh my God, and made
confession, and said, "O Lord, great and
awesome God, who keeps His covenant and
mercy with those who love Him, and with those
who keep His commandments,
9:5 "we have sinned and committed iniquity, we
have done wickedly and rebelled, even by
departing from Your precepts and Your
9:6 "Neither have we heeded Your servants the
prophets, who spoke in Your name to our kings
and our princes, to our fathers and all the people
of the land.
9:7 "O Lord, righteousness belongs to You, but
to us shame of face, as it is this day-to the men
of Judah, to the inhabitants of Jerusalem and all
Israel, those near and those far off in all the
countries to which You have driven them,
because of the unfaithfulness which they have
committed against You.
9:8 "O Lord, to us belongs shame of face, to our
kings, our princes, and our fathers, because we
have sinned against You.
9:9 "To Yahweh our God belong mercy and
forgiveness, though we have rebelled against
9:10 "We have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh
our God, to walk in His laws, which He set
before us by His servants the prophets.
9:11 "Yes, all Israel has transgressed Your law,
and has departed so as not to obey Your voice;
therefore the curse and the oath written in the
Law of Moses the servant of Yahweh have been
poured out on us, because we have sinned
9:12 "And He has confirmed His words, which
He spoke against us and against our judges who
judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster;
for under the whole sky such has never been
done as what has been done to Jerusalem.
9:13 "As it is written in the Law of Moses, all
this disaster has come upon us; yet we have not
made our prayer before Yahweh our God, that
we might turn from our iniquities and understand
9:14 "Therefore Yahweh has kept the disaster in
mind, and brought it upon us; for Yahweh our
God is righteous in all the works which He does,
though we have not obeyed His voice.
9:15 "And now, O Lord our God, who brought
Your people out of the land of Egypt with a
mighty hand, and made Yourself a name, as it is
this day-we have sinned, we have done
9:16 "O Lord, according to all Your
righteousness, I pray, let Your anger and Your
fury be turned away from Your city Jerusalem,
Your holy mountain; because for our sins, and
for the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and
Your people are a reproach to all those around
9:17 "Now therefore, our God, hear the prayer of
Your servant, and his supplications, and for
Yahweh’s sake cause Your face to shine on Your
sanctuary, which is desolate.
9:18 "O my God, incline Your ear and hear; open
Your eyes and see our desolations, and the city
which is called by Your name; for we do not
present our supplications before You because of
our righteous deeds, but because of Your great
9:19 "O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord,
listen and act! Do not delay for Your own sake,
my God, for Your city and Your people are
called by Your name."
9:20 Now while I was speaking, praying, and
confessing my sin and the sin of my people
Israel, and presenting my supplication before
Yahweh my God for the holy mountain of my
9:21 yes, while I was speaking in prayer, the
man Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at
the beginning, being caused to fly swiftly,
reached me about the time of the evening
9:22 And he informed me, and talked with me,
and said, "O Daniel, I have now come forth to
give you skill to understand.
9:23 "At the beginning of your supplications the
command went out, and I have come to tell you,
for you are greatly beloved; therefore consider
the matter, and understand the vision:
9:24 "Seventy weeks are determined
For your people and for your holy city,
To finish the transgression,
To make an end of sins,
To make reconciliation for iniquity,
To bring in everlasting righteousness,
To seal up vision and prophecy,
And to anoint the Most Holy.
9:25 "Know therefore and understand,
That from the going forth of the command
To restore and build Jerusalem
Until Messiah the Prince,
There shall be seven weeks and sixty-two weeks;
The street shall be built again, and the wall,
Even in troublesome times.
9:26 "And after the sixty-two weeks
Messiah shall be cut off, but not for Himself;
And the people of the prince who is to come
Shall destroy the city and the sanctuary.
The end of it shall be with a flood,
And till the end of the war desolations are
9:27 Then he shall confirm a covenant with
many for one week;
But in the middle of the week
He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering.
And on the wing of abominations shall be one
who makes desolate,
Even until the consummation, which is
Is poured out on the desolate."
10:1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a
message was revealed to Daniel, whose name
was called Belteshazzar. The message was true,
but the appointed time was long; and he
understood the message, and had understanding
of the vision.
10:2 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three
10:3 I ate no pleasant food, no meat or wine
came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at
all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
10:4 Now on the twenty-fourth day of the first
month, as I was by the side of the great river, that
is, the Tigris,
10:5 I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a
certain man clothed in linen, whose waist was
girded with gold of Uphaz!
10:6 His body was like beryl, his face like the
appearance of lightning, his eyes like torches of
fire, his arms and feet like burnished bronze in
color, and the sound of his words like the voice
of a multitude.
10:7 And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, for the
men who were with me did not see the vision;
but a great terror fell upon them, so that they fled
to hide themselves.
10:8 Therefore I was left alone when I saw this
great vision, and no strength remained in me; for
my vigor was turned to frailty in me, and I
retained no strength.
10:9 Yet I heard the sound of his words; and
while I heard the sound of his words I was in a
deep sleep on my face, with my face to the
10:10 Suddenly, a hand touched me, which
made me tremble on my knees and on the palms
of my hands.
10:11 And he said to me, "O Daniel, man greatly
beloved, understand the words that I speak to
you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent
to you." While he was speaking this word to me,
I stood trembling.
10:12 Then he said to me, "Do not fear, Daniel,
for from the first day that you set your heart to
understand, and to humble yourself before your
God, your words were heard; and I have come
because of your words.
10:13 "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia
withstood me twenty-one days; and behold,
Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help
me, for I had been left alone there with the kings
10:14 "Now I have come to make you
understand what will happen to your people in
the latter days, for the vision refers to many days
yet to come."
10:15 When he had spoken such words to me, I
turned my face toward the ground and became
10:16 And suddenly, one having the likeness of
the sons of men touched my lips; then I opened
my mouth and spoke, saying to him who stood
before me, "My lord, because of the vision my
sorrows have overwhelmed me, and I have
retained no strength.
10:17 "For how can this servant of my lord talk
with you, my lord? As for me, no strength
remains in me now, nor is any breath left in me."
10:18 Then again, the one having the likeness of
a man touched me and strengthened me.
10:19 And he said, "O man greatly beloved, fear
not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!"
So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and
said, "Let my lord speak, for you have
10:20 Then he said, "Do you know why I have
come to you? And now I must return to fight
with the prince of Persia; and when I have gone
forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come.
10:21 "But I will tell you what is noted in the
Scripture of Truth. (No one upholds me against
these, except Michael your prince.
11:1 "Also in the first year of Darius the Mede, I,
even I, stood up to confirm and strengthen him.)
11:2 "And now I will tell you the truth: Behold,
three more kings will arise in Persia, and the
fourth shall be far richer than them all; by his
strength, through his riches, he shall stir up all
against the realm of Greece.
11:3 "Then a mighty king shall arise, who shall
rule with great dominion, and do according to his
11:4 "And when he has arisen, his kingdom shall
be broken up and divided toward the four winds
of the sky, but not among his posterity nor
according to his dominion with which he ruled;
for his kingdom shall be uprooted, even for
others besides these.
11:5 "Also the king of the South shall become
strong, as well as one of his princes; and he shall
gain power over him and have dominion. His
dominion shall be a great dominion.
11:6 "And at the end of some years they shall
join forces, for the daughter of the king of the
South shall go to the king of the North to make
an agreement; but she shall not retain the power
of her authority, and neither he nor his authority
shall stand; but she shall be given up, with those
who brought her, and with him who begot her,
and with him who strengthened her in those
11:7 "But from a branch of her roots one shall
arise in his place, who shall come with an army,
enter the fortress of the king of the North, and
deal with them and prevail.
11:8 "And he shall also carry their gods captive
to Egypt, with their princes and their precious
articles of silver and gold; and he shall continue
more years than the king of the North.
11:9 "Also the king of the North shall come to
the kingdom of the king of the South, but shall
return to his own land.
11:10 "However his sons shall stir up strife, and
assemble a multitude of great forces; and one
shall certainly come and overwhelm and pass
through; then he shall return to his fortress and
stir up strife.
11:11 "And the king of the South shall be
moved with rage, and go out and fight with him,
with the king of the North, who shall muster a
great multitude; but the multitude shall be given
into the hand of his enemy.
11:12 "When he has taken away the multitude,
his heart will be lifted up; and he will cast down
tens of thousands, but he will not prevail.
11:13 "For the king of the North will return and
muster a multitude greater than the former, and
shall certainly come at the end of some years
with a great army and much equipment.
11:14 "Now in those times many shall rise up
against the king of the South. Also, violent men
of your people shall exalt themselves in
fulfillment of the vision, but they shall fall.
11:15 "So the king of the North shall come and
build a siege mound, and take a fortified city;
and the forces of the South shall not withstand
him. Even his choice troops shall have no
strength to resist.
11:16 "But he who comes against him shall do
according to his own will, and no one shall stand
against him. He shall stand in the Glorious Land
with destruction in his power.
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 to destroy it; but she
shall not stand with him, or be for him.
11:18 "After this he shall turn his face to the
coastlands, and shall take many. But a ruler shall
bring the reproach against them to an end; and
with the reproach removed, he shall turn back on
11:19 "Then he shall turn his face toward the
fortress of his own land; but he shall stumble and
fall, and not be found.
11:20 "There shall arise in his place one who
imposes taxes on the glorious kingdom; but
within a few days he shall be destroyed, but not
in anger or in battle.
11:21 "And in his place shall arise a vile person,
to whom they will not give the honor of royalty;
but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the
kingdom by intrigue.
11:22 "With the force of a flood they shall be
swept away from before him and be broken, and
also the prince of the covenant.
11:23 "And after the league is made with him he
shall act deceitfully, for he shall come up and
become strong with a small number of people.
11:24 "He shall enter peaceably, even into the
richest places of the province; and he shall do
what his fathers have not done, nor his
forefathers: he shall disperse among them the
plunder, spoil, and riches; and he shall devise his
plans against the strongholds, but only for a time.
11:25 "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 devise plans
11:26 "Yes, those who eat of the portion of his
delicacies shall destroy him; his army shall be
swept away, and many shall fall down slain.
11:27 "Both these kings' hearts shall be bent on
evil, and they shall speak lies at the same table;
but it shall not prosper, for the end will still be at
the appointed time.
11:28 "While returning to his land with great
riches, his heart shall be moved against the holy
covenant; so he shall do damage and return to his
11:29 "At the appointed time he shall return and
go toward the south; but it shall not be like the
former or the latter.
11:30 "For ships from Cyprus shall come against
him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in
rage against the holy covenant, and do damage.
So he shall return and show regard for those who
forsake the holy covenant.
11:31 "And forces shall be mustered by him, and
they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they
shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place
there the abomination of desolation.
11:32 "Those who do wickedly against the
covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the
people who know their God shall be strong, and
carry out great exploits.
11:33 "And those of the people who understand
shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall
fall by sword and flame, by captivity and
11:34 "Now when they fall, they shall be aided
with a little help; but many shall join with them
11:35 "And some of those of understanding shall
fall, to refine them, purify them, and make them
white, until the time of the end; because it is still
for the appointed time.
11:36 "Then the king shall do according to his
own will: he shall exalt and magnify himself
above every god, shall speak blasphemies against
the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath
has been accomplished; for what has been
determined shall be done.
11:37 "He shall regard neither the God of his
fathers nor the desire of women, nor regard any
god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.
11:38 "But in their place he shall honor a god of
fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not
know he shall honor with gold and silver, with
precious stones and pleasant things.
11:39 "Thus he shall act against the strongest
fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall
acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall
cause them to rule over many, and divide the
land for gain.
11:40 "At the time of the end the king of the
South shall attack him; and the king of the North
shall come against him like a whirlwind, with
chariots, horsemen, and with many ships; and he
shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and
11:41 "He shall also enter the Glorious Land,
and many countries shall be overthrown; but
these shall escape from his hand: Edom, Moab,
and the prominent people of Ammon.
11:42 "He shall stretch out his hand against the
countries, and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
11:43 "He shall have power over the treasures of
gold and silver, and over all the precious things
of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall
follow at his heels.
11:44 "But news from the east and the north
shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with
great fury to destroy and annihilate many.
11:45 "And he shall plant the tents of his palace
between the seas and the glorious holy mountain;
yet he shall come to his end, and no one will help
12:1 "At that time Michael shall stand up,
The great prince who stands watch over the sons
of your people;
And there shall be a time of trouble,
Such as never was since there was a nation,
Even to that time.
And at that time your people shall be delivered,
Every one who is found written in the book.
12:2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of
the earth shall awake,
Some to everlasting life,
Some to shame and everlasting contempt.
12:3 Those who are wise shall shine
Like the brightness of the firmament,
And those who turn many to righteousness
Like the stars forever and ever.
12:4 "But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and
seal the book until the time of the end; many
shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall
12:5 Then I, Daniel, looked; and there stood two
others, one on this riverbank and the other on
12:6 And one said to the man clothed in linen,
who was above the waters of the river, "How
long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?"
12:7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who
was above the waters of the river, when he held
up his right hand and his left hand to the sky, and
swore by Him who lives forever, that it shall be
for a time, times, and half a time; and when the
power of the holy people has been completely
shattered, all these things shall be finished.
12:8 Although I heard, I did not understand.
Then I said, "My lord, what shall be the end of
12:9 And he said, "Go your way, Daniel, for the
words are closed up and sealed till the time of
12:10 "Many shall be purified, made white, and
refined, but the wicked shall do wickedly; and
none of the wicked shall understand, but the wise
12:11 "And from the time that the daily sacrifice
is taken away, and the abomination of desolation
is set up, there shall be one thousand two
hundred and ninety days.
12:12 "Blessed is he who waits, and comes to the
one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
12:13 "But you, go your way till the end; for you
shall rest, and will arise to your inheritance at the
end of the days."