Concerning a ram and a male goat with its successors — Persia and Greece
The year of the vision (about 554 B.C.)
year of the reign of Belshazzar the king a avision
appeared to me, Daniel, after the one that appeared to me at the beginning.
The place of the vision
I looked in the vision, and while I looked, now I was in the fortress of aShushan
, which is in the province of Elam; and while I looked in the vision, I was beside the river Ulai.
The vision concerning a ram and a male goat with its successors
I lifted my eyes, and I looked, and there was a 1aram
, standing before the river, and he had two horns. And the two horns were high, but one was higher than the other; and the higher one came up last.
saw the ram 1pushing
westward, northward, and southward; and no beast could stand before him, and there was no one who could deliver from his power; but he 2adid
as he pleased, and he became great.
while I considered this
, there was a 1male
goat, coming from the west over the face of the whole earth without touching the ground; and the goat had a 2conspicuous ahorn
between his eyes.
he came up to the ram that had the two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran toward him in his mighty wrath.
I saw him come close to the ram, and he was enraged at him; and he struck the ram and 1broke
his two horns; and the ram had no strength to withstand him, but the goat
threw him down to the ground and trampled him; and there was none to deliver the ram from his power.
the male goat became very 1great
. But once he became strong, the great horn was 1broken
, and in its place 2afour
conspicuous ones came up toward the four winds of heaven.
out of one of them came forth a 1little ahorn
, which grew very great toward the bsouth
, toward the east, and toward that which is cbeautiful
it grew great, 1as
high as the ahost
of heaven; and it caused some of the host and some of the bstars
to fall to the earth, and it trampled them.
, he grew in greatness to that of
of the host; and 2from
Him the bdaily
sacrifice was ctaken
away, and the place of His dsanctuary
was thrown down.
an army was given to him
together with the daily sacrifice because of transgression; and he cast truth down to the ground, and he took action and prospered.
I heard a 1holy
one speaking; and another 1holy
one said to the particular one who was speaking, How long will the vision concerning
the daily sacrifice and the atransgression
that desolates apply, so that the sanctuary and the host are trampled down?
he said to me, For 1atwo
thousand three hundred nights and days; then the sanctuary will be 2cleansed
The interpretation of the vision
when I, Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought an understanding of it
; and immediately there was
someone with an appearance like that of a man standing before me.
I heard the voice of a man between the banks of
the Ulai; and He called out and said, aGabriel
, cause this man to understand the vision.
he came near to where I stood; and when he came, I was afraid, and I afell
on my face; but he said to me, Understand, O son of man, that the vision pertains to the bend
as he was speaking with me, I fell into a deep asleep
on my face upon the ground; but he btouched
me and made me stand in my place.
he said, I now make known to you what will happen at the end of the indignation, for the vision
pertains to the appointed time of the aend
that you saw, which had the two horns, are the kings of Media and Persia.
the hairy agoat
is the king of 1Javan
; and the great horn which was between its eyes is the first bking
the broken horn
and the afour horns
that arose in its place are four kingdoms that will arise from his
nation, but not with his power.
in the latter time of their kingdom,
When the transgressors have afilled
up their transgressions
fierce countenance and skilled in 3ambiguities
his power will be mighty, but not by his own apower
And he will destroy in an extraordinary manner
And will prosper and take action.
He will destroy mighty men
And the bholy
He will also cause adeceit
to prosper in his hand;
And he will bmagnify himself
in his heart;
And he will destroy many who are
And against the cPrince
of princes he will stand up;
But he will be dbroken
not by human
the vision of the evenings and the mornings,
Which has been told, is true.
the vision up,
For it pertains to something
many days from now
I, Daniel, was spent, and I was sick for days. Then I arose and conducted the king’s affairs; but I was astonished at the vision, and there was no one to explain it