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Intro to Daniel

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In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem,
and besieged it.
2 And 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.

3 And 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;
4 Children 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.
5 And 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.
6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
7 Unto 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 Abed-nego.

8 But 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.
9 Now 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
PrAzariah,
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 thy servants.
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.
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And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and
PrAzariah: therefore stood they before the king.
20And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired 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.

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And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit
was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.
2 Then 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.
3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will
shew the interpretation.
5 The 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.
6 But 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.
7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it.
8 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone
from me.
9 But 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.

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 PrAzariah, 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.

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19Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
20Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
21And 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.

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 heart.

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 earth.

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 of gold.
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

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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.

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 couldst 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 Abed-nego, over the affairs of the
province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.

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Nebuchadnezzar 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.
2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the
treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image
which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, 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.
4 Then 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:
6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery
furnace.
7 Therefore 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.

8 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.
9 They 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
Abed-nego; 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 Abed-nego. Then they
brought these men before the king.

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14Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 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 hands?
16Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 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.

19Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and
Abed-nego: 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 Abed-nego,
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 Abed- nego.
23And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 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 counsellors, 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 Abed-nego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abed-nego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
27And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, 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.
28Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 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 Abed-nego, 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 Abed-nego, in the province of Babylon.

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Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied
unto you.
2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his
dominion is from generation to generation.

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.
6 Therefore 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.
7 Then 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.

8 But 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,
9 O 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.

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

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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 tranquility.

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 counsellors 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.

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Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
2 Belshazzar, 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.
3 Then 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.
4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

5 Inthe 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.

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6 Then 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.
7 The 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.
8 Then came in all the king’s wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the
interpretation thereof.
9 Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonied.

10Now 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.
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.
26Thisis 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.

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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 kingdom.

30Inthat night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain. 31And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being
about threescore and two years old.

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It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole
kingdom;
2 And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and
the king should have no damage.
3 Then 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.

4 Then 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.
5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him concerning
the law of his God.
6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius, live for
ever.
7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, 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.
8 Now, 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.
9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.

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 changed.
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.

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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.

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.

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In 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. 2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold,
the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
4 The 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.
5 And 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.
6 After 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.
7 After 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.
8 I 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 great things.

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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 opened.
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 and time.
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.

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.
18But 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.

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In 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.
2 And 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.
3 Then 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.
4 I 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.
5 And 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.
6 And 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.
7 And 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.
8 Therefore 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.
9 And 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 be cleansed.

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

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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.

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In 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;
2 In 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.

3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
4 And 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;
5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing
from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
6 Neither 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.
7 O 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.
8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have
sinned against thee.
9 To 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

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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.

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.

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In 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.
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
3 I 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.
4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with
fine gold of Uphaz:
6 His 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.
7 And 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.
8 Therefore 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.
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Yet 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.

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.

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Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him.
2 And 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.
3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
4 And 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.

5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have
dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.
6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king’s daughter of the south shall come to the
king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor
his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in
these times.
7 But 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:

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8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver
and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north.
9 So 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.
12And 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.

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.

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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.

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And 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.
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and
everlasting contempt.
3 And 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.
4 But 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.

5 Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the

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other on that side of the bank of the river.


6 And 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?
7 And 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.
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And 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 the days.

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DANIEL
Chapter 1

In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of
Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it.
2 And 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.

3 And 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;
4 Children 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.
5 And 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.
6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and PrAzariah:
7 Unto 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 PrAzariah,
of Abed-nego.

8 But 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.
9 Now 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 PrAzariah,
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 thy servants.
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,

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Hananiah, Mishael, and PrAzariah: therefore stood they before the king.
20And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired 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.

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DANIEL 2
To Daniel Chapter 1 1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9  To Daniel Chapter 3
Quotes 10 11 12   Quotes

And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams,
wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.
2 Then 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.
3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know
the dream.
4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the
dream, and we will shew the interpretation.
5 The 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.
6 But 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.
7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the
interpretation of it.
8 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see
the thing is gone from me.
9 But 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.

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
PrAzariah, his companions:
18That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel

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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
heaven.
20Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and
might are his:
21And 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.

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 heart.

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.  Quotes
32This image’s head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his
thighs of brass,  Quotes
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 earth.

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

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head of gold.   Quotes vs. 38


39And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of
brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.   Quotes vs. 39
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.  
"fourth kingdom"
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.   Quotes vs. 41, 42 "Iron and clay"
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. 
Quotes vs. 43
Quotes vs. 40-43
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.  Quotes vs 44
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.  Quotes vs 45

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 ared 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 couldst 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 Abed-nego, over the
affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel sat in the gate of the king.

Quotes vs. 21

Quotes vs. 31

    "32. On ancient coins states are often represented by human figures. The head and
higher parts signify the earlier times; the lower, the later times. The metals become
successively baser and baser, implying the growing degeneracy from worse to worse.
Hesiod, two hundred years before Daniel, had compared the four ages to the four metals
in the same order; the idea is sanctioned here by Holy Writ. It was perhaps one of those
fragments of revelation among the heathen derived from the tradition as to the fall of
man. The metals lessen in specific gravity, as they downwards; silver is not so heavy as
gold, brass not so heavy as silver, and iron not so heavy as brass, the weight thus being
arranged in the reverse of stability [Tregelles]. Nebuchadnezzar derived his authority
from God, not from man, nor as responsible to man. But the Persian king was so far
dependent on others that he could not deliver Daniel from the princes (Da 6:14, 15);
contrast Da 5:18, 19, as to Nebuchadnezzar's power from God, "whom he would he
slew, and whom he would he kept alive"(compare Ezr 7:14; Es 1:13-16). Græco-

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Macedonia betrays its deterioration in its divisions, not united as Babylon and Persia. " 
Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible,  Jamieson, Robert (1802-1880),
1871, p 1551

Quotes vs. 32

"Hesiod, who lived about two centuries before Daniel, characterises the succession of ages
(four) by the very same metals—gold, silver, brass, and iron." 
Notes,  Critical, Illustrative, and Practical  on the Book of Daniel by Albert Barnes, p. 133,
1853
This is in his Works and Days, lines 109-178 available online here. and Hesiod, The Homeric
Hymns, and Homerica, pp. 11, 13, 15, 17.

"Numerous later writers refer to the four ages.  Plato, Ovid, and Claudian name all four
metals;  Aratus the first three."  Prophetic Faith of our Fathers: Vol. 1, Froom, footnotes, p.
43

Prophetic Faith of our Fathers: Vol. 1, Froom, to view go here; p. 41-2

"It may be remarked here, in general, that such an appearance of a gigantic image was well
adapted to represent successive kingdoms, and that the representation was in accordance with
the spirit of ancient times.  "In ancient coins and medalts," says the editor of the Pictorial
Bible, "nothing is more common than to see cities and nations represented by human figures,
male or female.  According to the ideas which suggested such symbols, a vast image in the
human figure was, therefore, a very fit emblem of sovereign power and dominion; while the
material of which it was composed did most significantly typify the character of the various
empires, the succession of which was foreshown by this vision.  This last idea, of expressing
the condition of things by metallic symbols, was prevalent before the time of Daniel.  Hesiod,
who lived about two centuries before Daniel, characterizes the sccession of ages (four) by the
very same metals--gold, silver, brass, and iron."
Notes on the Old Testament Explanatory and Practical: Daniel Vol. 1 , 1850 ed. by Albert
Barnes (1798-1870),  p. 149-150, or page 133  in the 1853 ed. here
 
"The metals become successively baser and baser, implying the growing degeneracy from
worse to worse."
Jamieson, Fausset, Brown: Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, on
Dan. 8:32. from here.

"The inferior value of silver as compared with gold, will naturally suggest some degree of
decline or degeneracy in the character of the subject represented by the metal; and so in other
members, as we proceed downward, as the material becomes continually baser, we naturally
infer that the subject deteriorates, in some sense, in the like manner." Prof. Bush, in loc....

"The expression would denote that there was a general decline or degeneracy in the character
of the monarchs, and the general condition of the empire."
Notes,  Critical, Illustrative, and Practical  on the Book of Daniel by Albert Barnes,  p. 133 ,
140, 41, 1853

The following historian had an anti-Christian bias yet wrote the following:
"The arms of the republic, sometimes vanquished in battle, always victorious in war,
advanced with rapid steps to the Euphrates, the Danube, the Rhine, and the Ocean; and the
images of gold, or silver, or brass, that might serve to represent the nations and their kings,

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were successively broken by the iron monarchy of Rome."   The History of the Decline and
Fall of the Roman Empire, Edward Gibbons, Chapter 38, Reign Of Clovis. -- Part VI.

Quotes vs. 38

Prophetic Faith of our Fathers: Vol. 1, Froom, to view go here,  p. 41-2

   "I. This image's head was of fine gold, (ver. 32.) which Daniel
interprets, (ver. 38.) Thou art this head of gold, thou, and thy
family, and thy representatives. The Babylonian, therefore, was
the first of these kingdoms; and it was fitly represented by the head
of fine gold, on account of its great riches; and Babylon for the
same reason was called by Isaiah (xiv. 4.) the golden city. The
Assyrian is usually said to be the first of the four great empires;
and the name may be allowed to pass, if it be not taken too strictly.
For the Assyrian empire, properly so called, was dissolved before
this time; the Babylonian was erected in its stead; but the Baby-
lonians are sometimes called Assyrians in the best classic authors,
Herodotus, Xenophon, Strabo, and others, as well as in the Holy
Scriptures. Daniel addresseth Nebuchadnezzar as if he was a very
powerful king, and his empire very large and extensive, (ver. 37.)
Thou, king, art a king of kings. He perhaps might think, like
some of his predecessors, that his conquests were owing to his own
fortitude and prudence; (Isai. x. 13.) By the strength of my hand
I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am prudent; and I have
removed the bounds of the people, and have robbed their treasures,
and I have put down the inhabitants like a valiant man. But the
prophet assures him that his success must be primarily imputed to
the God of heaven, (ver. 37 and 38.) For the God of heaven hath
given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And where-
soever 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. "
Dissertations on the Prophecies by Thomas Newton, D. D., 1832,
p. 177

"There is another shrine below belonging to this Babylonian temple, and containing a great
statue of Zeus [Belos] of gold in a sitting posture, and a great golden table is set beside it. 
The pedestal and chair of the statue are of gold, and, as the Chaldaeans used to say, the gold
was as much as 800 talents in weight. Outside the shrine is a golden altar. There is also
another great altar upon which full-grown sheep are sacrificed, for upon the golden altar only
sucklings are allowed to be offered. Upon the larger altar also the Chaldaeans burn each year
a thousand talents of frankincense at the time when they keep the festival of the god. In this
part of the temple there was still at that time a figure of a man twelve cubits high, of solid
gold.”  Herodotus, Vol 1, p. 229

See Jer. 51:7

"Pliny describes the robes of priests as interlaced with gold."  SDA Bible Commentary, vol.
4, p. 772.

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and Is. 21:2, 9 [714 B. C.].  See chapter 3 of Great Empires of Prophecy by A. T. Jones here
and online here.

On the declining value, preciousness of the the metals in the image relating to the nations
they represent.  Note:  Look up verses on gold as God relates it to the value of a man. 
Isa 13:12   "I will make a man more precious than fine gold; even a man than the golden
wedge of Ophir."

Many commentators and writers on Daniel say that the declining value of the materials
composing the image does not mean anything discernable; some say it was wealth, the power
of their leaders, etc., but these theories fail when tested with history.  I was convinced that it
had to relate to character (in God's eyes) and degree of submission to His holy will; of course
portraying a declining value.  It cannot be that God would inspire such a notable factor in His
Word and have it mean nothing.  Would He not then simply omit them completely and state
that Babylon was the head, Medo-Persia the chest and arms, etc..  Contemplating the
founding rulers of each of the first 3 kingdoms as relating to the people of God reveals an
obvious downward moral trend.  I have yet to investigate Rome's first encounter with Israel. 
The evidence grows greater as you study the behavior of the leaders of these nations
throughout their existence.

Nebuchadnezzar who first declared, "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 couldst reveal this secret.", and "Blessed
be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego..", eventually proclaimed, "Now 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."     He went through
all the steps of salvation; knowledge of God, acknowledging Him above all else, and finally
humbling himself before God.  I believe he accetped God's free salvation and we will see him
in heaven.  Darius in  Daniel 6 did not advance so far.  Alexander, the Romans, and the
Papacy decended further in moral worth.  This should lead us to consider: where we are in
God's eyes.  Are we receiving all the light He would give us; are we submitting to it, and
using it to bless others. 

Of the Medo Persians, we have the following, " 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. " in  chapter 6.  Also in Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther we have instances of
the leaders of this nation doing good for God's people.... and bad.  However we have nothing
to lead us to suppose any of them accepted the Truth.  Prideaux calls the Persians "the worst
race of men that ever governed an empire".  The Old and New Testament Connected, vol. 1,
p. 131, 1836 ed.

Next came Alexander the Great whose wrath against the Jews was suppressed when the high
priest revealed to him God's mention of him in the scriptures.  He was extremely vulgar,
proud, violent, wanton, often killing friends in a drunken stupor.  Rome was even worse,
taking the life of the King of Kings, the Lord of Life, and destroying Jerusalem, its cruelty
obvious in their perfection and widespread use of crucifixion.  And the basest of the them all;
the clay, representing the Papacy, that perfected torture in the Inquisition,  blasphemous,
deceitful, conniving, killing millions of God's faithful servants all the while claiming to serve
Him!  And it is portrayed differently in that it is not a metal.  None of the other four
kingdoms or their leaders (for Rome is also a kingdom: it has its own land, laws, leaders,

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ambassadors, etc.) claimed to be the way of salvation, the only true church and representative
of God, or even God Himself, although some did claim to be a god amongst many gods while
leading multitudes down a fearful, mystical,  false path to eternal ruin.

"...The Chaldean empire, then, was first in the order of time, and is called “golden” by
comparison; because the world grows worse as it becomes older; for the Persians and Medes
who seized upon the whole East under the auspices of Cyrus, were worse than the Assyrians
and Chaldeans. So profane poets invented fables about The Four Ages, the Golden, Silver,
Brazen, and Iron. They do not mention the clay, but without doubt they received this tradition
from Daniel. If any one object, that Cyrus excelled in the noblest qualities, and was of a
heroic disposition, and celebrated by historians for his prudence and perseverance, and other
endowments, I reply, we must not look here at the character of any one man, but at the
continued state of the Persian empire. This is sufficiently probable on comparing the empire
of the Medes and Persians with that of the Babylonians, which is called “silver;” since their
morals were deteriorated, as we have already said. Experience also demonstrates how the
world always degenerates, and inclines by degrees to vices and corruptions.

Then as to the Macedonian empire, it ought not to seem absurd to find it compared to brass,
since we know the cruelty of Alexander’s disposition. It is frivolous to notice that politeness
which has gained him favor with historians; since, if we reflect upon his natural character, he
surely breathed cruelty from his very boyhood. Do we not discern in him, when quite a boy,
envy and emulation? When he saw his father victorious in war, and subduing by industry or
depraved arts the cities of Greece, he wept with envy, because his father left him nothing to
conquer. As he manifested such pride when a boy, we conclude him to have been more cruel
than humane. And with what purpose and intention did he undertake the expedition by which
he became king of kings, unless through being discontented not only with his own power, but
with the possession of the whole worm? We know also how tie wept when he heard from that
imaginative philosophy, that there were more worlds than this. “What,” said he, “I do not
possess even one world!” Since, then, one world did not suffice for a man who was small of
stature, he must indeed put off all humanity, as he really appeared to do. He never spared the
blood of any one; and wherever he burst forth, like a devouring tempest, he destroyed
everything. Besides, what is here said of that monarchy ought not to be restricted to the
person of Alexander, who was its chief and author, but is extended to all his successors. We
know that they committed horrible cruelties, for before his empire was divided into four parts,
constituting the kingdoms of Asia, Syria, Egypt, and Macedonia, how much blood was sited!
God took away from Alexander all his offspring. He might have lived at home and begotten
children, and thus his memory would have been noble and celebrated among all posterity; but
God exterminated all his family from the world. His mother perished by the sword at the age
of eighty years; also his wife and sons, as well as a brother of unsound mind. Finally, it was a
horrible proof of God’s anger against Alexander’s offspring, for the purpose of impressing all
ages with a sense of his displeasure at such cruelty. If then we extend the Macedonian empire
to the period when Perseus was conquered, and Cleopatra and Ptolemy slain in Egypt., and
Syria, Asia, and Egypt reduced under the sway of Rome — if we comprehend the whole of
this period, we shall not wonder at the prophet Daniel calling the monarchy “brazen.”

When he speaks of The Roman Empire as “iron,” we must always remember the reason I
have noticed, which has reference to the world in general, and to the depraved nature of
mankind; whence their vices and immoralities always increase till they arrive at a fearful
height. If we consider how the Romans conducted themselves, and how cruelly they
tyrannized over others, the reason why their dominion is called “iron” by Daniel will
immediately appear. Although they appear to have possessed some skill in political affairs,
we are acquainted with their ambition, avarice, and cruelty. Scarcely any nation can be found
which suffered like the Romans under those three diseases, and since they were so subject to
these, as well as to others, it is not surprising that the Prophet detracts from their fame and

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prefers the Macedonians, Persians, Medes, and even Assyrians and Chaldeans to them.

When he says, the feet of the image were partly of iron and partly of clay, this ought to be
referred to the ruin which occurred, when God dispersed and cut in pieces, so to speak, that
monarchy. The Chaldean power fell first; then the Macedonians, after subduing the East,
became the sole monarchs to whom the Medes and Persians were subservient. The same event
happened to the Macedonians, who were at length subdued by the, Romans; and all their
kings who succeeded Alexander were cut off. But there was another reason why God wished
to overthrow the Roman monarchy. For it fell by itself according to the prediction of this
prophecy. Since, then, without any external force it fell to pieces by itself, it easily appears
that it was broken up by Christ, according to this dream of King Nebuchadnezzar. It is
positively certain, that nothing was ever stable from the beginning of the world, and the
assertion of Paul was always true — the fashion of this world passeth away. (1Co 7:31.) By
the word “fashion” he means whatever is splendent in the world is also shadowy and
evanescent, he adds, also, that all which our eyest gaze upon must vanish away. But, as I
have said, the reason was different when God wished to destroy the empire of the Chaldees,
the Persians, and the Macedonians; because this was more clearly shewn in the case of the
Romans, how Christ by his advent took away whatever was splendid, and magnificent, and
admirable in the world. This, therefore, is the reason why God assigns specially to the
Romans feet of clay Thus much, then, with respect to the four empires."
Calvin's Commentary on Dan. 2:31-35 here online.

"From the time of Xerxes, "symptoms of decay and corruption were manifest in the empire:
the national character gradually degenerated; the citizens were corrupted and enfeebled by
luxury, and confided more in mercenary troops than in native valor and fidelity. The kings
submitted to the control of their wives, or the creatures whom they raised to posts of
distinction; and the satraps from being civil functionaries began to usurp military authority*." 
"With the ancient simplicity of manners,
all that was noble and good was irrecoverably lost." *
* Lynam's Hist. Chart.   * Schlosser, i. 288"
Inspiration of the book of Daniel; and other portions of holy Scripture By William Robert A.
Boyle, p. 126, 1863

"The image shown to Nebuchadnezzar in the visions of the night represents the kingdoms of
the world. The metals in the image, symbolizing the different kingdoms, became less and less
pure and valuable, from the head down. The head of the image was of gold, the breast and
arms of silver, the sides of brass, and the feet and toes iron mingled with clay. So the
kingdoms represented by them deteriorated in value." Review and Herald, February 6, 1900.

Quotes vs. 39

"The Greeks (the third empire, Da 8:21; 10:20; 11:2-4) were celebrated for the brazen armor
of their warriors. Jerome fancifully thinks that the brass, as being a clear-sounding metal,
refers to the eloquence for which Greece was famed. The "belly," in Da 2:32, may refer to the
drunkenness of Alexander and the luxury of the Ptolemies [Tirinus]."
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary on verse 39.

"And a third empire of bronze (the Vulgate LXX has "made of copper"), which shall rule
over the entire earth." This signifies the Alexandrian empire, and that of (p. 504) the
Macedonians, and of Alexander's successors. Now this is properly termed brazen, for among
all the metals bronze possesses an outstanding resonance and a clear ring, and the blast of a
brazen trumpet is heard far and wide, (634) so that it signifies not only the fame and power of

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the empire but also the eloquence of the Greek language."

St. Jerome, Commentary on Daniel (1958). pp. 15-157  from here.

"In this verse Daniel embraces the Second and Third Monarchies. He says the second should
be inferior to the Chaldean in neither power nor wealth; for the Chaldean empire, although it
spread so far and so wide, was added to that of the Medes and Persians. Cyrus subdued the
Medes first; and although he made his father-in-law, Cyaxares, his ally in the sovereignty, yet
he had expelled his maternal grandfather, and thus obtained peaceable possession of the
kingdom throughout all Media. Then he afterwards conquered the Chaldeans and Assyrians,
as well as the Lydians and the rest of the nations of Asia Minor. We see then that his
kingdom is not called inferior through having less splendor or opulence in human estimation,
but because the general condition of the world was worse under the second monarchy, as
men’s vices and corruptions increase more and more. Cyrus was, it is true, a prudent prince,
but yet sanguinary. Ambition and avarice carried him fiercely onwards, and he wandered in
every direction, like a wild beast, forgetful of all humanity. And if we scan his disposition
accurately, we shall discover it to be, as Isaiah says, very greedy of human blood. (Isa 13:18.)
And here we may remark, that he does not treat only of the persons of kings, but of their
counselors and of the whole people. Hence Daniel deservedly pronounces the second state of
the kingdom inferior to the first; not because Nebuchadnezzar excelled in dignity, or wealth,
or power, but because the world had not degenerated so much as it afterwards did. For the
more these monarchies extend themselves, the more licentiousness increases in the world,
according to the teaching of experience."
Calvin's Commentary on Dan. 2:39 here online.

Prophetic Faith of our Fathers: Vol. 1, Froom, p. 42

Note re: vs 39; the "third kingdom of brass" represented "by the belly and thighs of the
image"

"This refers to the Grecian kingdom, especially under Alexander the great, who conquered the
world.  Homer represents the Greeks as famous for their brazen armour; and therefore it is
called a Kingdom of Brass.  This was divided afterward into four kingdoms by Alexander's
general; the principal of these were Syria and Egypt, which are represented by the thighs, but
are always spoken of by heathen writers as one and the same kingdom."
A Short and Plain Exposition of the Old Testament, with Devotional and Practical Reflections
for the Use of Families, By Job Orton, vol. 6, p. 162

Quotes vs. 40 'four empires'  

“The four empires are clearly delineated; and the invincible armies of the Romans are
described with as much clearness in the prophecies of Daniel, as in the histories of Justin and
Diodorus.”
   --Edward Gibbon
Return

Quotes vs 41, 42

"The mingling of church craft and State craft is represented by the iron and the clay. This
union is weakening all the churches. This investing the church with the power of the States
will bring evil results. Men have almost reached the point of God’s forebearing. They have
invested their strength in politics, and have united with the papacy. But the time will come

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when God will punish those who make void the law of God, and their evil work willrecoil
upon themselves” (Ms. 63, 1897).  return

Quotes vs. 43  "Iron and clay"

"Over time, due to the relatively small pool of potential consorts, the gene pool of many
regional royal families grew progressively smaller, until all European royalty was related,
often to their consorts as well. This also resulted in many being descended from a certain
person through many lines of descent, such as the numerous European royals and nobles
descended from the British Queen Victoria or King Christian IX of Denmark. The House of
Habsburg became infamous for its inbreeding, with the Habsburg lip cited as an ill-effect.
The Habsburgs frequently married within the family and the closely related houses of
Bourbon and Wittelsbach, uncle-niece and double-cousin and first-cousin unions occurring
frequently.

Modern examples

A well-known example of royal intermarriage and interrelation today is that of Elizabeth II of


the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (born a Prince of Greece and
Denmark). Prince Philip is the son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess
Alice of Battenberg, whose mother Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine and paternal
grandfather, Prince Alexander of Battenberg, were both members of the same paternal family.
Princess Alice's father's brother, Prince Henry of Battenberg, meanwhile, married Princess
Beatrice (a daughter of Elizabeth II's great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria). Their
daughter, Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg married King Alfonso XIII of Spain, and her
grandson, the present king, Juan Carlos, married Princess Sophia of Greece & Denmark,
whose father was a cousin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Alternatively, Queen
Elizabeth's great-great-grandfather, King Christian IX of Denmark, was also Prince Philip's
great-grandfather. They are also related several times through Princess Sophia, Electress of
Hanover.

In early twentieth century Europe, the grandchildren of Queen Victoria and King Christian IX
were prevalent throughout most of Europe's royal courts. The British throne was occupied by
King Edward VII, who was married to Princess Alexandra, the daughter of King Christian IX
of Denmark. German Emperor William was the son of German Emperor Frederick III and
Victoria, Princess Royal, the eldest daughter of Queen Victoria. Another of Victoria's
daughters, Princess Alice, married Grand Duke Louis IV of Hesse and by Rhine, whose
daughter Princess Alix became Empress of Russia as the consort of Tsar Nicholas II.
Nicholas himself was the son of Tsar Alexander III and Princess Marie Sophie Frederikke
Dagmar, another daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark."
Source:  Wikipeadia article on 'Royal Intermarriage" available here.

Quotes vs. 40-43

"...Here are farther proofs that the kingdoms of  the Seleucidae and of the Lagidae cannot
possibly be the fourth kingdom, because the marks and characters here given of the fourth
kingdom by no means agree with either of those kingdoms. This fourth kingdom is described
as stronger than the preceding. As iron breaketh and bruiseth all other metals, so this breaketh
and subdueth all the former kingdoms: but the kingdoms of the Lagidae and of the Seleucide
were so far from being stronger, that they were much weaker, and less than any of  the
former kingdoms. This kingdom too is represented as divided into ten toes: but when or
where were the kingdoms of the Lagidae and of the Seleucidae divided into so many parts?
Besides, the metal here is different, and consequently
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the nation should be different from the preceding. The four different metals must signify four
different nations; and as the gold signified the Babylonians, and the silver the Persians, and
the brass the Macedonians; so the iron cannot signify the Macedonians again, but must
necessarily denote some other nation: and we will venture to say that there is not a nation
upon earth, to which this description is applicable, but the Romans.

The Romans succeeded next to the Macedonians, and therefore in course were next to be
mentioned. The Roman empire was stronger and larger than any of the preceding. The
Romans brake in pieces, and subdued all the former kingdoms, As Josephus said, that the two
arms of silver denoted the kings of the Medes and Persians; so we might say in like manner,
that the two legs of iron signified the two Roman consuls. The iron was mixed with miry clay,
and the Romans were defiled with a mixture of barbarous nations. The Roman empire was at
length divided into ten lesser kingdoms, answering to the ten toes of the image, as we shall
see hereafter. These kingdoms retained much of the old Roman strength, and manifested it
upon several occasions, so that the kingdom was partly strong and partly broken,
p. 420
They mingled themselves with the seed of men; they made marriages and alliances one with
another, as they continue to do at this day: but no hearty union ensued; reasons of state are
stronger than the ties of blood, and interest will always avail more than affinity. The Roman
empire therefore is represented in a double state, first with the strength of iron, conquering all
before it, his legs of iron; and then weakened and divided by the mixture of barbarous
nations, his feet part of iron, and part of clay. It subdued Syria, and made the kingdom of the
Seleucidas a Roman province in the year 65 before Christ; it subdued Egypt, and made the
kingdom of the Lagidae a Roman province in the year 30 before Chrift: and in the fourth
century after Christ, it began to be torn in pieces by the incursions of the barbarous nations.

St. Jerome lived to see the incursions of the barbarous nations: and his comment is,
p. 421
that "the fourth kingdom, which plainly belongs to the Romans, is the iron that breaketh and
subdueth all things; but his feet and toes are part of iron, and part of clay, which is most
manifestly proved at this time: For as in the beginning nothing was stronger and harder than
the Roman empire so in the end of things nothing is weaker; since both in civil wars, and
against divers nations, we want the assistance of other barbarous nations." He hath given the
same interpretation in other parts of his works; and it seemeth that he had been blamed for it,
as a reflection upon the government; and therefore he maketh this apology for himself.   'In 
faith he in explaining the statue and the difference of his feet and toes, I have interpreted the
iron and clay of the Roman kingdom, which the scripture foretells should first be strong, and
then weak, let them not impute it to me, but to the prophet: For we must not so
p. 422
flatter princes, as to neglect: the verity of the, holy scriptures, nor is a general disputation an
injury to a single person.'

All ancient writers, both Jewish and Christian, agree with Jerome in explaining the fourth
kingdom to be the Roman. Porphyry, who was a heathen, and an enemy to Christ, was the
first who broached the other opinion; which, though it hath been maintained since by some of
the moderns, is yet not only destitute of the authority, but is even contrary to the authority of
both scripture and history. It is a just observation of  Mr. Mede, who was as able and
consummate a judge as any in these matters; " The Roman empire to be the fourth kingdom
of Daniel, was believed by the church of Israel both before and in our Saviour's time;
received by the disciples of the apostles, and the whole Christian church for the first 300
years, without any known contradiction. And I confess, having so good ground in scripture, it
is with me tantum non articulus fidei, little less than an article of faith:"
Dissertation on the Dragon, Beast, and False Prophet, of the Apocalypse: In Which the
Number 666 is Satisfactorily Explained. and also a full Illustration of Daniel's Vision of the

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Ram and He-Goat  By James Edward Clarke,  p. 418-22,  Online or Local

"Verse 40. "And there shall be a fourth empire like unto iron. Just as iron breaks to pieces
and overcomes all else, so it shall break to pieces and shatter all these preceding empires . ..."
Now the fourth empire, which clearly refers to the Romans, is the iron empire which breaks
in pieces and overcomes all others. But its feet and toes are partly of iron and partly of
earthenware, a fact most clearly demonstrated at the present time. For just as there was at the
first nothing stronger or hardier than the Roman realm, so also in these last days there is
nothing more feeble, since we require the assistance of barbarian tribes both in our civil wars
and against foreign nations. However, at the final period of all these empires of gold and
silver and bronze and iron, a rock (namely, the Lord and Savior) was cut off without hands,
that is, without copulation or human seed and by birth from a virgin's womb; and after all the
empires had been crushed, He became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. This last
the Jews and the impious Porphyry apply to the people of Israel, who they insist will be the
strongest power at the end of the ages, and will crush all realms and will rule forever."  Ibid.,
St. Jerome

Note re: vs 41,42; the "the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay."

"This refers to the ten kingdoms into which the Roman empire was divided:  The iron and
clay may refer to the civil and ecclesiastical power after the establishment of the popes of
Rome:  the ecclesiastical power represented by the clay, as it not only defiled but weakened
the empire."
A Short and Plain Exposition of the Old Testament, with Devotional and Practical Reflections
for the Use of Families, By Job Orton, vol. 6, p. 162

“We have come to a time when God’s sacred work is represented by the feet of the image in
which the iron was mixed with the miry clay...The mingling of churchcraft and statecraft is
represented by the iron and the clay...Men have almost passed the point of God’s forbearance.
They have invested their strength in politics, and have united with the Papacy.” SDA Bible
Comm, vol. 4, 1168-1169.

Quotes vs. 45

"Now, Christ is compared to a stone cut out of a mountain Some restrict this, unnecessarily,
to the generation of Christ, because he was born of a virgin, out of the usual course of nature.
Hence he says, as we have seen, that it was cut out of a mountain without the hand of man;
that is, he was divinely sent, and his empire was separated from all earthly ones, since it was
divine and heavenly. Now, therefore, we understand the reason of this simile. With respect to
the word “stone,” Christ is not here called a stone in the sense of the word in Ps 118:22, and
Isa 8:14, and Zec 9:15, and elsewhere. For there the name of a stone is applied to Christ,
because his Church is founded on it. The perpetuity of his kingdom is denoted there as well as
here; but, as I have already said, these phrases ought to be distinguished. It must now be
added, — Christ is called a stone cut out without human hands, because he was from the
beginning almost without form and comeliness, as far as human appearance goes. There is
also a silent contrast between its magnitude, which the Prophet will soon mention, and this
commencement. The stone cut out of the mountain shall descend, and it shall become a great
mountain, and shall fill the whole earth."

Calvin's Commentary on Dan. 2:40-43 here online.

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Nebuchadnezzar 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.
2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the
sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
3 Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, 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.
4 Then 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:
6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
7 Therefore 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.

8 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.
9 They 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 Abed-nego; 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 Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king.
14Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 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 hands?
16Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 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.

19Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of fury, and the form of his visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: 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 Abed-nego, 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 Abed- nego.
23And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 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 counsellors, 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 Abed-nego, ye servants of
the most high God, come forth, and come hither. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, came forth of the midst of the fire.
27And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king’s counsellors, 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.
28Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 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 Abed-

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nego, 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 Abed-nego, in the province of Babylon.

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DANIEL 4

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Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
3 How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.

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.
6 Therefore 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.
7 Then 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.

8 But 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,
9 O 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.

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 tranquility.

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

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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 counsellors
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.

Quotes vs 33:

"The form of insanity in which men think of themselves as animals and imitate the behavior of an animal has been
observed. Some call it generally insania zoanthropica; and more specifically, in Nebuchadnezzar's case, boanthropy, the
delusion that one is an ox. Walvoord quotes a Dr. Raymond Harrison of Britain, who in 1946 had a patient suffering from
boanthropy, as Nebuchadnezzar had."

"There is, understandably, no preserved secular record of this; but Abydenus, a Greek historian, wrote in 268 BC that
Nebuchadnezzar had been "possessed by some god" and that he had "immediately disappeared". Some dismiss this
account of Nebuchadnezzar's madness as unhistorical; but there is no historical record of his governmental activity
between 582 and 575; this silence is deafening, especially when we keep in mind how Near Eastern leaders liked to
egotistically trumpet their achievements - and hide their embarrassments"
From:  http://www.prophecyupdate.com/daniel_chapter_4.htm  Accessed Mar. 1/08
“Josephus attributes to the Babylonian historian, Berosus, a definite reference concerning a strange malady suffered by Nebuchadnezzar before his
death.”
   --Albert Barnes

" Boanthropy is a mental disorder where the victim believes he or she is an ox. The Babylonian king Nebuchadnezzar is considered by some Christians
to be one of history's few documented sufferers. "He was driven away from people and ate grass like cattle. (Daniel 4:33b NIV)"
From: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boanthropy.  Accessed Mar. 1/08

"    Although his insanity was supernaturally imposed, it is not to be regarded as much different in it resulf from hwat might be expected if it had been
produced by natural causes.  The form of insanity in which men think of themselves as beasts and imitate the behaviour of a beast is not without
precedent.  Keil disignates the maladay as insania zoanthropica.*27"

"   Young in his treatment of theis disignates the desease as Boanthropy, i.e., he thought himself to be an ox, an cites Pusey as ahving collected
considerable data on the subject.  A person in this stage of insanity in his inner consciousness remains somewhat unchanged, but his outer behavior is
irrational.  Young states, "Pusey adduces the remarkable case of Pere Surin, who believed himself to be possessed, yet maintained communion with
God.  It is true to fact, then, that Neb., although under the influence of this strange malady, could lift up his eyes unto heaven."28  In any case, the
malady supernaturally imposed by God was supernaturally relieved at the proper time."

"   Raymond Harrison recites a personal experience with a modern case similar to that of Nebuchadnezzar, which he observed in a British mental
institution in 1846.  Harrison writes,

    "A great many doctors spend an entire, busy professional career without once incountering an instnceof the kind of monomania
described in the book of Daniel.  The present writer, therefore, considers himself particularly fortunate to have actually observed a clinical
case of boanthropy in a British mental institution in 1946.  Thepatient was in his early 20's, who reportedly had been hospitalized for about
five years.  His symtoms were well-developed on admission, and diagnosis was immediate and conclusive.  He was of average height and
weight with good physique, and was in excellent bodly health.  His mental symptoms included pronounced anti-social tendencies, and
because of this he spent the entire day from dawn to dusk outdoors, in the grounds fo the institution.... His daily routine consisted of
wandering around the magnificent lawns with which the otherwise dingy hospital situation was greaced, and it was his custom to pluck up
and eat handfuls of the grass as he went along.  On observation he was seen to discriminate carefully between grass and weeds, and on
inquiry from the attendant the writer was told the diet of this patient consisted exclusively of grass from hospital lawns.  He never ate
instituional food with the other inmates, and his only drink was water... The writer was able to examine him cursorily, and the only
physical abnormality noted consisted of a lengthening of the hair and a coarse, thickened condition of he finger-nails.  Without
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foregoing it seems evident that the author of the fourth chapter of Daniel was describing accurately an attestable, if rathere rare, mental
affliction.29"

   *Keil notes that historical documents on this form of madness have been collected by Trusen in his Sitten, Gebr. u. Krank. der aten Hebraer, p. 205.,
2d end., and by Friedreich in Zur Bibel, i. p. 308 f. (Keil, p. 160).

27   KEIL, CARL FRIEDRICH,  Biblical Commentary on the Book of Daniel,   Trans. M. G. Easton.  Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1955.  p. 159.
28   YOUNG, EDWARD J.  The Prophecy of Daniel, Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1949.  p. 112.
29   HARRISON, RAYMOND K.  Introduction to the Old Testament, Grand Rapids:  Eerdmans, 1969.  pp. 1116-17.

Quoted from:  Daniel:  The Key to Prophetic Revelation, by John F. Walvoord.  Moody Press, 1989, pp. 109-110.

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DANIEL 5

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Belshazzar the king made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before the thousand.
2 Belshazzar, 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.
3 Then 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.
4 They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

5 Inthe 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.
6 Then 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.
7 The 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.
8 Then came in all the king’s wise men: but they could not read the writing, nor make known to the king the interpretation thereof.    Quotes
9 Then was king Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his countenance was changed in him, and his lords were astonied.

10Now 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.
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.
26Thisis 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.

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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 kingdom.

30In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.    Quotes
31And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about threescore and two years old.

Quotes vs 8

"Let now the astrologers, the stargazers, the monthly prognosticators, stand up, and save thee from these things that shall come upon thee . . . none shall
save thee." Isa. 47:13, 15.

Quotes vs. 30

"Elsewhere the rest of the population was occupied in feasting and dancing. Drunken riot and mad excitement held possession of the town; the siege
was forgotten;
ordinary precautions were neglected. Following the example of their king, the Babylonians gave themselves up for the night to orgies in which
religious frenzy and
drunken excess formed a strange and revolting medley." --  "Seven Great Monarchies," Rawlinson, Fourth Monarchy, chap. viii, pars. 47-51.

"And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not
wake, saith
the King, whose name is the Lord of Hosts." "In their heat I will make their feasts, and I will make them drunken, that they may rejoice, and sleep a
perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the Lord."  Jer. 51:57, 39.

"Against him that bendeth let the archer bend his bow, and against him that lifteth himself up in his brigandine [coat of mail]; and spare not her young
men; destroy ye utterly all her host. Thus the slain shall fall in the land of the Chaldeans, and they that are thrust through in the streets." "Therefore
shall her young men fall in the streets, and all her men of war shall be cut off in that day, saith the Lord."  Jer. 51:3, 4; 50:30.

"The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight, they have remained in their holds; their might hath failed; they became as women; they have
burned her dwelling-places; her bars are broken."  Jer. 51:30.

"A sword is upon the Chaldeans, saith the Lord, and upon the inhabitants of Babylon, and upon her princes, and upon her wise men. A sword is upon
the liars; and they shall dote; a sword is upon her mighty men; and they shall be dismayed. A sword is upon their horses, and upon their chariots, and
upon all the mingled people that are in the midst of her; and they shall become as women."  "Thus saith the Lord of Hosts: The broad walls of Babylon
shall be utterly broken, and
her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labor in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary."  Jer. 50: 35-37; 51:58.

"Thus saith the Lord to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have holden, to subdue nations before him; and I will loose the loins of kings, to
open before him "And it shall be, when thou hast made an end of reading this book, that thou shalt bind a stone to it, and cast it into the midst of
Euphrates; and thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shalt not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her; and they shall be weary. Thus far are
the words of Jeremiah." Jer. 51:63, 64.

"...the two-leaved gates; and the gates shall not be shut."  Isa. 45:1.

Here is Cyrus' own account of the overthrow of  Babylon:

"He [Merodach] appointed also a prince who should guide aright the wish of the heart which his hand upholds, even Cyrus the king of the city of
Ansan; he has proclaimed his title; for the sovereignty of all the world does he commemorate his name. 

The country of Quti (and) all the people of the Manda18 he has subjected to his feet; the men of the black heads19 he has caused his hand to conquer.

In justice and righteousness has he governed them. Merodach the great lord, the restorer of his people, beheld with joy the deeds of his vicegerent who
was righteous in hand and heart.

To his city of Babylon he summoned his march; he bade him also take the road to Babylon; like a friend and a comrade he went at his side.

The weapons of his vast army, whose number, like the waters of a river, could not be known, were marshaled in order, and it spread itself at his side.

Without fighting and battle (Merodach) caused him to enter into Babylon; his city of Babylon he spared; in a hiding-place Nabonidos the king, who
revered him not, did he give into his hand.

The men of Babylon, all of them, (and) the whole of Sumer and Accad, the nobles and the high-priest, bowed themselves beneath him; they kissed his
feet; they rejoiced at his sovereignty; their faces shone.

The lord (Merodach) who through trust therein raises the dead to life, who benefits all men in difficulty and fear, has in goodness drawn nigh to him,
has made strong his name.  At that time I entered into Babylon in peace.

 With joy and gladness in the palace of the princes I founded the seat of dominion.  Merodach the great lord enlarged my heart; the son[s] of Babylon
and . . . on that day I appointed his ministers(?).

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My vast army spread itself peacefully in the midst of Babylon; throughout [Sumer and] Accad I permitted no gainsayer.
Babylon and all its cities in peace I governed. The sons of Babylon, [and . . . gave me ?] the fulness of [their] heart[s], and my yoke they bore, and
their lives, their seat, (and) their ruins I restored. I delivered their prisoners. For my work . . . Merodach the great lord, the . . . , established a decree;
unto me, Cyrus, the king, his worshiper, and Kambyses (my) son, the offspring of my heart, [and to] all my people he graciously drew nigh, and in
peace before them we duly . . . All the king(s) who inhabit the high places of all regions from the Upper Sea to the Lower Sea,20 the inhabitants of the
in[lands], the kings of Syria, (and) the inhabitants of tents, all of them brought their rich tribute and in Babylon kissed my feet. From [the city of] . . . to
the cities of Assur and Istar-Sumeli (?),21 (and) Accad, the land of Umhas,22 the cities of Zamban, Me-Turnut, (and) Dur-ili, as far as the frontier of
Quti,23 the cities [which lie upon] the Tigris, whose seats had been established from of old,

I restored the gods who dwelt within them to their places, and I founded (for them) a seat that should be long-enduring; all their peoples I collected and
restored their habitations. And the gods of Sumer and Accad whom Nabonidos, to the anger of (Merodach) the lord of the gods, had brought into
Babylon, by the command of Merodach the great lord, in peace in their sanctuaries I settled in seats according to (their) hearts. May all the gods whom
I have brought into their own cities intercede daily before Bel and Nebo that my days be long, may they pronounce blessings upon me, and may they
say to Merodach my lord: Let Cyrus the king, thy worshiper, and Kambyses his son, [accomplish the desire?] of their heart; [let them enjoy length?] of
days . . . I have settled [the peoples] of all countries in a place of rest."
 "Records of the Past," New Series, Vol. v, pp. 165-168.  Some available online here. 

"The fall of Babylon was also the fall of an ancient, widely spread, and deeply venerated religious system. Not of course, that the religion suddenly
disappeared or ceased to have votaries, but that, from a dominant system, supported by all the resources of the state, and enforced by the civil power
over a wide extent of territory, it became simply one of many tolerated beliefs, exposed to frequent rebuffs and insults, and at all times overshadowed
by a new and rival system—the comparatively pure creed of Zoroastrianism, The conquest of Babylon by Persia was, practically, if not a death-blow, at
least a severe wound, to that sensuous idol-worship which had for more than twenty centuries been the almost universal religion in the countries
between the Mediterranean and the Zagros mountain range. The religion never recovered itself—was never reinstated. It survived, a longer or a shorter
time, in places. To a slight extent it corrupted Zoroastrianism; but, on the whole, from the date of the fall of Babylon it declined. "Bel bowed down;
Nebo stooped;" "Merodach was broken in pieces." Judgment was done upon the Babylonian graven images; and the system, of which they formed a
necessary part, having once fallen from its proud pre-eminence, gradually decayed and vanished.

<> Parallel with the decline of the old Semitic idolatry was the advance of its direct antithesis, pure spiritual Monotheism. The same blow which
laid the Babylonian religion in the dust struck off the fetters from Judaism. Purified and refined by the precious discipline of adversity, the Jewish
system, which Cyrus, feeling towards it a natural sympathy, protected, upheld, and replaced in its proper locality, advanced from this time in influence
and importance, leavening little by little the foul mass of superstition and impurity which came in contact with it. Proselytism grew more common. The
Jews spread themselves wider. The return from, the captivity, which Cyrus authorized almost immediately after the capture of Babylon, is the
starting point from which we may trace a gradual enlightenment of the heathen world by the dissemination of Jewish beliefs and practices—such
dissemination being greatly helped by the high estimation in which the Jewish system was held by the civil authority, both while the empire of the
Persians lasted, and when power passed to the Macedonians."
"Seven Great Monarchies," Rawlinson, Fifth Monarchy, chap. vii, par. 27-8.  Available here.

This fall of Babylon is paralelled by the fall of the papacy in 1798 when Berthier took the pope captive and also Babylon's destruction just before Jesus
returns, and then His people inherit the Kingdom of God.  Shortly after Babylon was defeated a portion of the Jews returned to Israel and rebuilt the
temple.  After 1798 the Reformation was free to spread; the churches main worldly oppostion lost her secular power.  Noteworthy is the fact that shortly
after 1798 the 2520 year prophecy of the curses upon the Jews endes and they started returning to Palestine, their 'Promised Land'.  Several quotes on
this under the 2520 study.

"The expedition of Cyrus against Babylon has been described already. Its success added to the Empire the rich and valuable provinces of Babylonia,
Susiana, Syria, and Palestine, thus augmenting its size by about 240,000 or 250,000 square miles. Far more important, however, than this geographical
increase was the removal of the last formidable rival—the complete destruction of a power which represented to the Asiatics the old Semitic
civilization, which with reason claimed to be the heir and the successor of Assyria, and had a history stretching back for a space of nearly two thousand
years. So long as Babylon, "the glory of kingdoms," "the praise of the whole earth," retained her independence, with her vast buildings, her prestige of
antiquity, her wealth, her learning, her ancient and grand religious system, she could scarcely fail to be in the eyes of her neighbors the first power in
the world, if not in mere strength, yet in honor, dignity, and reputation. Haughty and contemptuous herself to the very last, she naturally imposed on
men's minds, alike by her past history and her present pretensions; nor was it possible for the Persian monarch to feel that he stood before his subjects
as indisputably the foremost man upon the earth until he had humbled in the dust the pride and arrogance of Babylon. But, with the fall of the Great
City, the whole fabric of Semetic greatness was shattered. Babylon became "an astonishment and a hissing"—all her prestige vanished—and Persia
stepped manifestly into the place, which Assyria had occupied for so many centuries, of absolute and unrivalled mistress of Western Asia."
Rawlinson, Ibid., par. 26 

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Quotes vs. 8
Having read this verse and considering whether there was any
other power that had, or claimed to have, laws that could not
change, I thought of the Roman Catholic church, believing it to
be so.  This was the first place I looked!  The following excerpt 
seems to fit this chapter so well thus it is quoted here.  The
'presidents and princes' misrepresented themselves, feigning
concern for the king, his kingdom, and his honor, while their true
purpose was to exalt themselves and rid themselves of
competition, he who was truly exalting God.  They were jealous
for their form of worship, their pagan gods... and what is
Catholicism but paganism in disguise.  They did not believe in
freedom of conscience, nor does the Catholic church.  I hope to
find a Catholic quote I read some time ago which basically said.
"Yes; the Catholic church believes in freedom.  You are free to
be a Catholic or else suffer miserably, be persecuted, and
perhaps be put to death for your heresy.
The author is listing his reasons for publishing his work.  These
are the first two of  five.

"First.  He believes firmly, that the system of popery, as taught


in the standards of the Church of Rome, as enforced by the
clergy, and as bleieved and practised by the great body of
Romanist, clergy and laity, is at variance with the pure religion
taught in the Bible, and is injurious to the public and private
morals of this whole nation, and of the world; and, if unchecked,
will retard or destroy true religiou, and overturn the civil and
religious liberties of the United States.  Such he believes is it
tendency, whether this is the design of its leaders or not."

"Secondly.  Another reason which induced him to publish these


volumes is, to disabuse the public mind respecting the deceitful
character of popery.  Romanists misrepresent their own creed, 

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their church, and its institutions.  The most forbidding features of


this professedly immutable system are kept out of sight by its
Jesuitical teachers, while a Protestant sense is attached to most of
their doctrines and peculiarities.  By this means, they designedly 
misrepresent themselves, and impose on the public.  One object,
then, of this work is, to spread before the people true popery,
and to strip it of its Protestant garb, which it has for the time
being assumed."

"Popery is truly irreformable, and it cannot change essentially


without destruction.  Hence it professes to be unchangeable. 
Pope Pius's creed affirms that the chruch hath held her doctrines
as she now holds them.  Infallibility and unchageableness are
their boast.  Pope Gregory XVI. in his encyclical letter of August
15th 1832, says, "Ever bearing in mind 'that the universal church
suffers from every novelty,' as well as the admonition of the
pope, St. Agatho, 'That from what has been regularly defined,
nothing can be taken away, no innovation introduced there, no
addition made; but that it must be preserved untouched as to
words and meaning'."  Again, he says, concerning the Church of
Rome, "It is no less absurd than injurious to her, that any thing
by way of restoration, or regeneration, should be forced upon
her as necessary for her soundness or increase, as if she could be
thought obnoxious to decay, to obscurities, or to any other such
inconveniences." And Mr. Charles Butler, Esq., in his Book of
the Roman Catholic Church, p. 11, says, "It is most true, that the
Roman Catholic believe the doctrines of their church to be un-
changeable; and that it is a tenet of their creed, that what their
faith ever has been, such it now is, and such it ever will be." 
And as Roman Catholics profess this immutability, Protestants
cannot be charged with uncharitableness in ascribing great
unfairness to them when they vary so glaringly from the
accredited standards of their church."
Delineation of Roman Catholicism vol. 1, by C. Elliott, 1851, p.
5, 6.

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"Mu. BUTLER, the author of the book of the Roman Catholic


Church, declares, "It is most true that the Roman Catholics
believe the doctrines of their church to be unchangeable; and that
it is a tenet of their creed, that what their faith ever has been,
such it was from the beginning, such it now is, and such it ever
will be." Immutability in doctrine is the boast of the Church of
Rome. If this high claim could be maintained, all men ought to
bow to her decisions. But it can be shown that no claim can be
worse founded; for it can be proved that she has varied from
herself, from the primitive church, and from Holy Scripture."
Delineation of Roman Catholicism vol. 1, by C. Elliott, p. 25. 
Vol. 2 also availabe online here.
The RC church  wants to be like God; adopt all His
characteristics.   God's laws do not change.

Matt. 5 
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I
am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or
one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

Mal 3:6  For I [am] the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons


of Jacob are not consumed.

James1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above,
and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no
variableness, neither shadow of turning.

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DANIEL 6

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It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole
kingdom;
 
2 And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto
them, and the king should have no damage.

3 Then 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.

4 Then 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.

5 Thensaid these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel, except we find it against him
concerning the law of his God.

6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said thus unto him, King Darius,
live for ever.

7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, 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.

8 Now, 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.  Quotes

9 Wherefore king Darius signed the writing and the decree.

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

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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 changed.   See on
verse 8.

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.

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.

Quotes vs. 8

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laws that could not change, I thought of the Roman Catholic church, believing it to be so.  The following
book was the first place I looked!  The following excerpt  seems to fit this chapter so well thus it is quoted
here.  The 'presidents and princes' misrepresented themselves, feigning concern for the king, his kingdom,
and his honor, while their true purpose was to exalt themselves and rid themselves of competition, he who
was truly exalting God.  They were jealous for their form of worship, their pagan gods... and what is
Catholicism but paganism in disguise.  They did not believe in freedom of conscience, nor does the
Catholic church.  I hope to find a Catholic quote I read some time ago which basically said. "Yes; the
Catholic church believes in freedom.  You are free to be a Catholic or else suffer miserably, be persecuted,
and perhaps be put to death for your heresy.
The author is listing his reasons for publishing his work.  These are the first two of  five.

"First.  He believes firmly, that the system of popery, as taught in the standards of the Church of Rome, as
enforced by the clergy, and as bleieved and practised by the great body of Romanist, clergy and laity, is at
variance with the pure religion taught in the Bible, and is injurious to the public and private morals of this
whole nation, and of the world; and, if unchecked, will retard or destroy true religiou, and overturn the
civil and religious liberties of the United States.  Such he believes is it tendency, whether this is the design
of its leaders or not."

"Secondly.  Another reason which induced him to publish these volumes is, to disabuse the public mind
respecting the deceitful character of popery.  Romanists misrepresent their own creed,  their church, and its
institutions.  The most forbidding features of this professedly immutable system are kept out of sight by its
Jesuitical teachers, while a Protestant sense is attached to most of their doctrines and peculiarities.  By this
means, they designedly  misrepresent themselves, and impose on the public.  One object, then, of this work
is, to spread before the people true popery, and to strip it of its Protestant garb, which it has for the time
being assumed."

"Popery is truly irreformable, and it cannot change essentially without destruction.  Hence it professes to be
unchangeable.  Pope Pius's creed affirms that the chruch hath held her doctrines as she now holds them. 
Infallibility and unchageableness are their boast.  Pope Gregory XVI. in his encyclical letter of August 15th
1832, says, "Ever bearing in mind 'that the universal church suffers from every novelty,' as well as the
admonition of the pope, St. Agatho, 'That from what has been regularly defined, nothing can be taken
away, no innovation introduced there, no addition made; but that it must be preserved untouched as to
words and meaning'."  Again, he says, concerning the Church of Rome, "It is no less absurd than injurious
to her, that any thing by way of restoration, or regeneration, should be forced upon her as necessary for
her soundness or increase, as if she could be thought obnoxious to decay, to obscurities, or to any other
such inconveniences." And Mr. Charles Butler, Esq., in his Book of the Roman Catholic Church, p. 11,
says, "It is most true, that the Roman Catholic believe the doctrines of their church to be unchangeable;
and that it is a tenet of their creed, that what their faith ever has been, such it now is, and such it ever will
be."  And as Roman Catholics profess this immutability, Protestants cannot be charged with
uncharitableness in ascribing great unfairness to them when they vary so glaringly from the accredited
standards of their church."

Delineation of Roman Catholicism vol. 1, by C. Elliott, 1851, p. 5, 6.

"Mu. BUTLER, the author of the book of the Roman Catholic Church, declares, "It is most true that the
Roman Catholics believe the doctrines of their church to be unchangeable; and that it is a tenet of their
creed, that what their faith ever has been, such it was from the beginning, such it now is, and such it ever
will be." Immutability in doctrine is the boast of the Church of Rome. If this high claim could be
maintained, all men ought to bow to her decisions. But it can be shown that no claim can be worse
founded; for it can be proved that she has varied from herself, from the primitive church, and from Holy
Scripture."

Delineation of Roman Catholicism vol. 1, by C. Elliott, p. 25.  Vol. 2 also availabe online here.

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The RC church  wants to be like God; adopt all His characteristics.   God's laws do not change.

Matt. 5 
17Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the
law, till all be fulfilled.

Mal 3:6  For I [am] the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

James1:17  Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of
lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

      “The Roman Church now presents a fair front to the world, covering with apologies her record of
horrible cruelties. She has clothed herself in Christlike garments; but she is unchanged. Every principle of
the papacy that existed in past ages exists today. The doctrines devised in the darkest ages are still held.
Let none deceive themselves. The papacy that Protestants are now so ready to honor is the same that ruled
the world in the days of the Reformation, when men of God stood up, at the peril of their lives, to expose
her iniquity. She possesses the same pride and arrogant assumption that lorded it over kings and princes,
and claimed the prerogatives of God. Her spirit is no less cruel and despotic now than when she crushed
out human liberty and slew the saints of the Most High.'
      “The papacy is just what prophecy declared that she would be, the apostasy of the latter times. 2
Thessalonians 2:3, 4. It  is a part of her policy to assume the character which will best accomplish her
purpose; but beneath the variable appearance of the chameleon she conceals the invariable venom of the
serpent. ‘Faith ought not to be kept with heretics, nor persons suspected of heresy’ (Lenfant, volume 1,
page 516), she declares. Shall this power, whose record for a thousand years is written in the blood of the
saints, be now acknowledged as a part of the church of Christ?
The Great Controversy, 572

    “And let it be remembered, it is the boast of Rome that she never changes. The principles of Gregory
VII. and Innocent III. are still the principles of the Romish Church. And had she but the power, she would
put them in practice with as much vigor now as in past centuries. Let the principle once be established in
the United States, that the church may employ or control the power of the State; that religious observances
may be enforced by secular laws; in short, that the authority of church and State is to dominate the
conscience, and the triumph of Rome in this country is assured.”
The Great Controversy, 581.

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DANIEL 7

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In 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. 2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four
winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
4 The 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.
5 And 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.   Quotes
6 After 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.  Quotes
7 After 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.  Quotes
8 I 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
great things.   Quotes

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 opened.
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
and time.
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.

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.
18But 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.

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21I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Quotes vs. 20,21
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.   Quotes
vs. 25
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.

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Prov. 28:15   "As a roaring lion, and a ranging bear; so is a wicked ruler over the poor people."
Jer. 51:56  "Because the spoiler is come upon her, even upon Babylon, and her mighty men are taken, every one of
their bows is broken..."  'spoiler' means:  deal violently with, despoil, devastate, ruin, destroy, spoil; thus describing
Medo-Persia.

"This Beast raised itself up on one side; the Persians being under the Medes at the fall of Babylon, but presently rising
up above them. And it had three ribs in the mouth of it, between the teeth of it [Chap. vii. 5.], to signify the kingdoms
of Sardes, Babylon, and Egypt, which were conquered by it, but did not belong to its proper body. And it devoured
much flesh, the riches of those three kingdoms."
Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John By Sir Isaac Newton (1733), p. 29
Note: Sardes is Sardis, was capital of Lydia. (546 BC the Persian king Cyrus II captured Sardis and Lydia became his
satrapy.)

    "5. bear—symbolizing the austere life of the Persians in their mountains, also their cruelty (Isa13:17, 18; Cambyses,
Ochus, and other of the Persian princes were notoriously cruel; the Persianlaws involved, for one man's offense, the
whole kindred and neighborhood in destruction, Da 6:24)and rapacity. "A bear is an all-devouring animal" [Aristotle,
8.5], (Jer 51:48, 56).raised … itself on one side—but the Hebrew, "It raised up one dominion." The Medes, anancient
people, and the Persians, a modern tribe, formed one united sovereignty in contrast to thethird and fourth kingdoms,
each originally one, afterwards divided. English Version is the resultof a slight change of a Hebrew letter. The idea
then would be, "It lay on one of its fore feet, andstood on the other"; a figure still to be seen on one of the stones of
Babylon [Munter, The Religionof Babylonia, 112]; denoting a kingdom that had been at rest, but is now rousing itself
for conquest.Media is the lower side, passiveness; Persia, the upper, active element [Auberlen]. The three ribs inits
mouth are Media, Lydia, and Babylon, brought under the Persian sway. Rather, Babylon, Lydia,and Egypt, not
properly parts of its body, but seized by Medo-Persia [Sir Isaac Newton]. Called "ribs"because they strengthened the
Medo-Persian empire. "Between its teeth," as being much grindedby it."
Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible,  Jamieson, Robert (1802-1880), 1871, p 1572

"The lion which abounded in the warmer and more luxuriant districts of Babylonia here gave way to the bear, than
which no animal could so aptly typify the country or its inhabitants. Rough and snaggy in its appearance, as well as
fierce and voracious in its disposition, it was the fit emblem of what Persia was, when the Babylonians and Lydians
met them in the shock of battle, or were assailed by them in strongholds until then deemed impregnable."

"The learned Bochart * recounts several instances in which the Medes and Persians resembled animals: and Grotius, in

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allusion to Aristotle's remark that a bear is an all-devouring animal, subjoins, "So the Medo-Persians were great
robbers and spoilers," referring to Jer. li. 48. 56 *. Their institutions were in many respects worthy of admiration; but
all writers concur in representing them as having practised the most atrocious and revolting enormities. Bishop Newton
makes this comment, "Cambyses Ochus, and others of their princes were indeed more like bears than men. Instances
of their cruelty abound in almost all the historians, who have written of their affairs, from Herodotus down to
Ammianus Marcellinus."2   The latter author describes them as "haughty, cruel, and in the exercise of the power of life
and death, wantonly and barbarously subjecting slaves and obscure plebeians to torture and death.  They are
accustomed to flay men alive, tearing off their skin in strips, or in masses. The laws existing among them are
detestable, by which, for the offence of a single individual, a whole neighbourhood is made to perish ."

* Hierozoic. Pars prior iii. ix. col. 816.


* See also isa. xiii.18.
2  Bishop Newton, Proph. i. 257, 258"
The Inspiration of the Book of Daniel; and other Portions of Holy Scripture, by William Robert A. Boyle p. 121, 2

"It is at the turning-point of their history; when, though still lingering in the frigid regions inhabited by the bear,
(whose skins even served them for clothing,) the Persians were preparing for a descent upon the opulent cities of
Central and Western Asia,— that Daniel's first prophecy concerning them purports to have been written. With
admirable propriety, he at this time represents them under the symbolic form of a bear; but it is that of a bear raising
itself on one side; or, according to the marginal reading, raising up one dominion, and having three ribs in the mouth of
it between the teeth of it. The nation consisted of two people, the Medes and
the Persians, of whom the former once had the supremacy. In Daniel's days, however, they were nearly in a state of
equilibrium; while shortly afterwards the Persians were to elevate themselves above their fellows, and assume a
decided superiority over the Medes. The nation as a whole was to " raise up one dominion " as the bear of Daniel "
raised up itself on one side."

Concerning the "three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it" there has been a diversity of opinion; St. Jerome,
Vatablus, and Crotius understanding these as indicating the three kingdoms of the Babylonians, Medes, and Persians,
which were reduced into one kingdom; while " Sir Isaac Newton and Bishop Chandler, with greater propriety, explain
them to signify the kingdoms of Babylon, Lydia, and Egypt, which were conquered by it (i.e. the Medo-Persian
nation); but were not properly parts or members of its body. They might be called ribs, as the conquest of them much
strengthened the Persian Empire; and they might be said to be between the teeth of the bear, as they were much
grinded and oppressed by the Persians." *
*  Bp. Newton's Proph. i. 257. "
Inspiration of the book of Daniel; and other portions of holy Scripture By William Robert A. Boyle, p. 123, 1863

    "The order of the two dynasties appears in all the profane historians.  Herodotus, Xenophon, ad Ctesias, all agree
that the Medes were superior, until the fame and victories of Cyrus turned the scale, and gave rise to a Persian
dynasty.  They vary, however, not a little in the details of this change.  But even Scripture history aline, without foregn
aid, will explain the prophecy by undesigned coincidences, at once remarkable and minute.  After the fall of
Belshazzar, we are told that "Darius the Mede took the kingdom;" and again, that " Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the
seed of the Medes, was made king over the realm of the Chaldeans."  Both at the fall of Babylon and during the reign
of this Darius, the Scripture gives the Medes precedence over the Persians.  But, after the accession of Cyrus, this
order is constantly reversed, not only in the history of Daniel, but in those of Ezra, Nehemiah, and Ester.  The Persians,
from that time, have the foremost place.  Their continued pre-eminence is marked, even in the title of the last king
recorded in the sacred canon, and who is caled, in the book Nehemiah, Darius the Persian.  The reign of Smerdis, in
Herodotus, is the history of an abortive attempt, by the Medes, to recover the throne.  After his fall, the Persian
supremacy continued without a change, till the final overthrow of the whole empire."
The Two Later Visions of Daniel: Historically Explained, by T. R. Birks, 1846,  p. 9, 10,

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"The leopard is peculiarly an animal of chase, springing upon its prey, which sinks under its attack. It is distinguished
by four characteristics,—the smallness of its size, in comparison with other animals of a similar class,—its courage,—

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its swiftness,—and its spots.

All these marks are to be traced in the personal appearance, the individual qualities, and the public career of
Alexander. Small in stature, nothing could be more indomitable than his courage, more impetuous than his assaults,
more rapid than his progress, or more varied than his character and conduct.

These striking analogies have frequently been pointed out; although with some diversity of opinion respecting the last
of them. The two first are noticed by Bochart in these terms, "As the leopard is small in size, but excels in courage and
strength to such a degree as not to be afraid of encountering the lion, and some of the largest wild beasts; so
Alexander, scarcely more than a petty king, and with slender means at his disposal, ventured to attack the king of
kings, that is, Darius, whose empire extended from the AEgean Sea even to India *."

The third of these analogies is thus referred to by Jerome: " Truly nothing was more rapid than the conquests of
Alexander, who from Illyricum and the Adriatic Sea, even to the Indian Ocean, and the river Ganges, ran over the
various countries by a succession, not so much of battles, as of victories: and in six (rather nine) years subjugated part
of Europe, and the whole of Asia."
Inspiration of the book of Daniel; and other portions of holy Scripture By William Robert A. Boyle, p. 128, 9, 1863

"After that he subdued ... several other nations, over which he flew with victory, swifter than others can travel, often
with his horse pursuing his enemies upon the spur whole days and nights, and sometimes making long marches for
several days, one after the other, as once he did in pursuit of Darius, of near forty miles a day, for eleven days
together. So that, by the speed of his marches, he came upon his enemy before they were aware of him, and conquered
them before they could be in a posture to resist him. Which exactly agreeth with the description given of him in the
prophecies of Daniel some ages before; he being in them set forth under the similitude of a panther or leopard, with
four wings; for he was impetuous and fierce in his warlike expeditions, as a panther after his prey, and came on upon
his enemies with that speed, as if he flew with a double pair of wings. And to this purpose he is, in another place of
those prophecies, compared to a he-goat, coming from the west with that swiftness upon the king of Media and Persia,
that he seemed as if his feet did not touch the ground.  And his actions, as well in this conmparison as in the former,
fully verify the prophecy."
The Old and New Testament connected in the history of the Jews and neighbouring nations, from the declension of the
kingdoms of Israel and Judah to the time of Christ. by Humphrey Prideaux, vol. 1, p. 380, 381, 1836 ed., (first pub. in
1716).

"It was like a Leopard, to signify its fierceness; and had four heads and four wings, to signify that it should become
divided into four kingdoms, Dan. viii. 22. for it continued in a monarchical form during the reign of Alexander the
great, and his brother Aridaeus, and young sons Alexander and Hercules; and then brake into four kingdoms, by the
governors of provinces putting crowns on their own heads, and by mutual consent reigning [30] over their provinces.
Cassander  reigned over Macedon, Greece, and Epirus; Lysimachus over Thrace and Bithynia; Ptolemy over Egypt,
Lybia, Arabia, Coelosyria, and Palestine; and Seleucus over Syria."
Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John By Sir Isaac Newton (1733), p. 29.30

The last male descendant of Alexander was murdered in 309 BC.  [Alexander IV Aegus (in Greek, Aλέξανδρος Aιγός
— 323–309 BC) was the son of Alexander and the princess Roxana, of Bactria.]
The last living heir to the Argead Dynasty (that of Alexander's family) was his sister Cleopatra, murdered in 308 B.C. 
At that time there were still 5 generals holding parts of Alexander's kingdom being Antoginus and the above
mentioned, but in 301 B.C. Antigonus was killed at the Battle of Ipsus and his territory divided up amongst the others,
leaving only 4.

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empire must none of them be sought for in the realms of the third, second, or first, but exclusively in the realm of the
fourth, or in the territory peculiar to ROME, and which had never formed part either of the Grecian, Medo-
Persian, or Babylonian empires.' The master mind of Sir Isaac Newton perceived this long ago. He says: 'Seeing the
body of the third beast is confined to the nations on this side the Euphrates, and the body of the fourth beast is confined
to the nations on this side of Greece, we are to look for all the four heads of the third beast among the nations on this
side the Euphrates, and for all the eleven horns of the fourth beast among the nations on this side of Greece.'..."
(H.Grattan Guinness, Light for The Last Days, Edited by E.P. Chachmaille.( London & Edinburgh: Marshall, Morgan
& Scott, 1917), pp. 72-73.)

"Irenaeus [120-202AD]: “Daniel having respect to the end of the last kingdom; that is the last ten kings among
whom their kingdom should be divided, upon whom the son of perdition shall come; he says that ten horns
shall be upon the beast, and another little horn should rise up in the midst of them; and three horns of the
first be rooted out before him; and, "behold", saith he, "in this horn were eyes as the eyes of man", of whom
again the Apostle Paul, in  2Th 2:8 declaring together the cause of his coming, thus says, "and then shall
that wicked one be revealed."... and he shall sit in the temple of God, leading astray those who worship him,
as if he were Christ.” Irenaeus: Advers. Haeress, l. 5. c. 25.

Hippolytus [170-236AD] “As these things, then, are in the future, and as the ten toes of the image are
equivalent to (so many) democracies, and the ten horns of the fourth beast are distributed over ten
kingdoms, let us look at the subject a little more closely, and consider these matters as in the clear light of a
personal survey.  The golden head of the image and the lioness denoted the Babylonians; the shoulders and
arms of silver, and the bear, represented the Persians and Medes; the belly and thighs of brass, and the
leopard, meant the Greeks, who held the sovereignty from Alexander’s time; the legs of iron, and the beast
dreadful and terrible, expressed the Romans, who hold the sovereignty at present; the toes of the feet which
were part clay and part iron, and the ten horns, were emblems of the kingdoms that are yet to rise; the other
little horn that grows up among them meant the Antichrist in their midst; the stone that smites the earth and
brings judgment upon the world was Christ.” – Hippolytus Treatise on Christ and AntiChrist.

“And it [the fourth beast ]had ten horns.” For as the prophet said already of the leopard, that the beast had
four heads, and that was fulfilled, and Alexander’s kingdom was divided into four principalities, so also now
we ought to look for the ten horns which are to spring from [the Roman Empire], when the time of the beast
shall be fulfilled, and the little horn, which is Antichrist, shall appear suddenly in their midst” – Hippolytus
Exegetical On Daniel 7

St. Cyril of Jerusalem [315-386 AD] “There shall rise up together ten kings of the Romans, reigning in different
parts perhaps, but all about the same time; and after these an eleventh, the Antichrist, who by his magical
craft shall seize upon the Roman power; and of the kings who reigned before him, three he shall humble,
and the remaining seven he shall keep in subjection to himself.” Lecture XV

Jerome [340-420 AD] "We should therefore concur with the traditional interpretation of all the commentators of
the Christian Church, that at the end of the world, when the Roman Empire is to be destroyed, there shall be
ten kings who will partition the Roman world amongst themselves. Then an insignificant eleventh king will
arise, who will overcome three of the ten kings" Commentary on Daniel, Chapter 7, Verse 8

J. Zanchius the historian writes: “All ecclesiastical writers [agree], that when the Roman empire is destroyed,
there shall be ten kings who shall divide it among them; and an eleventh shall arise, a little king, who shall
conquer three of the ten kings; and having slain them, the other seven shall submit their necks to the
conqueror:”

Jerome Zanchius [1516-1590]

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As you can see the early Church had a wonderful historical understanding of prophecy. All of these men wrote before
Rome fell, yet they all knew that it would be divided because of the prophecies of Daniel. Bishop Hippolytus [who wrote
around 200 AD] had an especially astounding understanding of the Book of Daniel. From his prophetic studies he predicted
the restoration of the nation of Israel and even accurately predicted the timing of the Roman Empire’s fall as seen in the
following quote:

“ of necessity the fourth beast [the Roman Empire], as being strong and mightier than all that were before it, will reign 500
years. When the times are fulfilled, and the ten horns spring from the beast in the last (times), then Antichrist will appear
among them.” – Hippolytus Exegetical On Daniel 2

If you begin counting from the time Rome captured Palestine in 63 BC and add 500 years you come to the latter half of the
fifth century [464AD]. Which is quite remarkable seeing that the Roman Empire was divided into ten nations in 476 AD."
http://www.babylonforsaken.com/daniel7.html,  Accessed  April 27, 2008

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"AD 538, the year when the Ostrogoths collapsed. It was out of the smoking ruins of the western Roman Empire and
after the overthrow of the three Arian kingdoms that the pope of Rome emerged as the most important single
individual in the West, the head of a closely organized church with a carefully defined creed and with vast potential for
political influence. Dozens of writers have pointed out that the real survivor of the ancient Roman Empire was the
Church of Rome”.
-E.G. McKenzie, "Catholic Church", p. 14.

“Long ages ago, when Rome through the neglect of the Western emperors was left to the mercy of the barbarous hordes,
the Romans turned to one figure for aid and protection, and asked him to rule them; and thus, in this simple manner, the
best title of all to kingly right, commenced the temporal sovereignty of the popes… And meekly stepping to the throne of
Caesar, the vicar of Christ took up the scepter to which the emperors and kings of Europe were to bow in reverence
through out so many ages.”
– American Catholic Quarterly Review, April 1911.

“Another consequence of the fall of the Roman power in the West was the development of the Papacy. In the absence of
an emperor in the West, the popes rapidly gained influence and power, and soon built up an ecclesiastical empire that in
some respects took the place of the old empire and carried on its civilizing work.”
Philip Van Ness Myers, Rome: Its Rise and Fall, General History for Colleges, Pg. 316.

“In a few centuries the pope had become in theory, and to a certain extent in practice, the high priest, censor, judge and
divine monarch of Christiandom” Well’s Outline of History, pg 526.

"It is, therefore, by a particular decree of Divine Providence that, at the fall of the Roman Empire and its partition into separate
kingdoms, the Roman Pontiff, whom Christ made the head and center of his entire Church, acquired civil power."
 Pius IX, Apostolic Letter Cum Catholica Ecclesia, March 26, 1860.
Source: Papal Teachings: The Church, selected and arranged by the Benedictine Monks of Solesmes, translated by Mother E.
O'Gorman, R.S.C.J., Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, St. Paul Editions, Boston,  1980, 1962 by Daughters of St. Paul,
Library of Congress catalog card number 62-12454, par. #225,

Verse 20-21 Quotes

In the fifth Council of Toledo, can. 3d, the "Holy Fathers" say :—

"We, the Holy Council, promulge this sentence pleasing to God, that whosoever hereafter shall succeed to the
kingdom, shall not mount to the throne till he hath sworn among others to permit no man to live in his kingdom who is
not a Catholic. And if, after he has taken the reins of government" he shall violate this, let him be anathema maranatha
in the sight of the eternal God, and become fuel for the eternal fire."

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At the turn of the nineteenth century Dr.Mananus de Luca, SJ, Professor of Canon Law at the Gregorian University at
Rome, said: “The Catholic Church has the right and the duty to kill heretics, because it is by fire and sword that heresy can
be extirpated.....The only recourse is to put them to death. Repentance cannot be allowed to save civil criminals.”
http://www.babylonforsaken.com/daniel7.html, Accessed  April 27, 2008

“The Church of Rome has shed more innocent blood than any other institution that has ever existed among mankind,
will be questioned by no Protestant who has a complete knowledge of history”
History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe,William E. H. Lecky,, Vol. II, pp. 35, 37). 

Verse 24 Quotes

'Ten Horns'  or 'Ten Kings'  ;  see verses 7, 20, and 24, Rev. , 13:1,     17:3, 7, 12, and 16.  See also under quotes for
verse 7 for more, even some from before Rome was divided.

"Now it is said that this last kingdom, which we have shown, I think irresistibly, to be the Roman empire, was to be
split into ten divisions; or, if the wild beast from the abyss, seen by John in Patmos, be taken, it, was to have ten
horns; or, if Daniel's subsequent visions be had recourse to, it was to be tenfold. We have the fact clearly predicted,
that it was to be split or divided into ten kingdoms. Here is a broad prediction, of which palpable facts can alone be
regarded as the fulfillment. Is it, then, matter of historic fact, as it is a matter of prophetic declaration, that this Roman
empire has been divided into ten kingdoms at its fall, or decline ? That this has been so, every historian will tell
you. Gibbon speaks of the ten kingdoms; Muller; the German historian, alludes to the ten kingdoms of the Roman
empire; and I might quote from historians innumerable, all speaking of this tenfold division, not as a prophetic
announcement, but as a historical and actual fact. I ask you to notice this startling fact. You will find
that in each century these ten kingdoms have always turned out of each revolution; and every attempt to make them
fewer, or to make them one, has signally and histoiieally failed." —  Cummings, Lectures on Dan. 2:40-43.

"This fourth empire was governed in another manner, and by other maxims, than any of the preceding : and in process
of time, it (Rome) was divided into ten kingdoms. These are indeed reckoned up in several ways by different writers,
according to the date assigned to the enumeration; but in general it is clear that the principal kingdoms in Europe, at
this day, sprang from them, and comprised them... 

The western empire, was first divided into ten kingdoms; as the regions, conquered by Alexander the Great, were into
four; and whatever alterations took place in subsequent ages; the one still continued, in the language of prophecy, the
ten horns of the fourth beast, and the other, the four heads of the third beast. The western empire was broken into ten
kingdoms; this therefore must be exclusively intended: and St. John, before he enters on the state of the church in the
west, during the reign of the tenhorned beast and the two-horned beast, gives an account of the eastern empire, and the
subversion of it, by the Saracens and Turks, in a distinct chapter.  It is certain that the Roman empire was divided into
ten kingdoms, and though they might be sometimes fewer, yet they were still known by the name of the ten kingdoms
of the Western empire...." The Holy Bible According to the Authorized Version, Vol 4, Thomas Scott, p. 663, 4.

"They have been there for twelve hundred and sixty years. If several have had their names changed according to the
caprice of him who conquered; this change of name did not destroy existence. If others have had their territorial limits
changed, the nation was still there. If others have fallen while successors were forming in their room, the ten horns
were stfll there."
The Cause and Cure of Infidelity, David Nelson, P. 376.

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“Vigilius...ascended the papal chair (538 A.D.) under the military protection of Belisarius."
History of the Christian Church, Vol. 3, p. 327

“In 1798 General Berthier made his entrance into Rome, abolished the papal government, and established a secular one."
-Encyclopedia Britannica 1941 edition

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DANIEL 8
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1 In 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.
2 And 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.
3 Then 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.  Quotes below.
4 I 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.  Quotes below.
5 And 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.   Quotes below.
6 And 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.
7 And 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.
8 Therefore 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.
9 And 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.

This is Rome.  Fulfilled in 30 B.C.  see below


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.

"Daily" is paganism.  "Taken away" should be 'exalted'.  The Catholic church did exalt paganism.  See below

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 be cleansed. Quotes

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.      Quotes.
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.   See quotes on vs. 25 how Rome used/uses others armies/resources to accomplish her goals.
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.   Quotes
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.

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Verse 4 Quotes:

"The ram, or Medo-Persian empire, was seen " pushing westward, and northward, and southward," that is, this dominion was rapidly increased in these
three directions. First towards the west by the conquest of the kingdom of Lydia by Cyrus B. C. 548, and of that of Babylon, B. C. 538; secondly
towards the north, by subjugating the Armenians, Cappadocians, and various other nations; lastly, towards the south by the conquest of Egypt by
Cambyses, B. C. 525."
Dissertation on the Dragon, Beast, and False Prophet, of the Apocalypse: In Which the Number 666 is Satisfactorily Explained. and also a full
Illustration of Daniel's Vision of the Ram and He-Goat  By James Edward Clarke,  p. 347 etc., et al.  Online or Local

Prophetic Faith of our Fathers, Vol. 1, Leroy Edwin Froom, Page 129

"The Ram was seen "pushing westward, and northward, and southward." These words are a very clear prediction of the conquests of Cyrus, though
perhaps they may include the later conquest of Egypt by his son Cambyses. The wars of Darius Hystaspes, at a still later period, to which one able
commentator refers them, do not answer to the description. The vision was in the sixth or seventh year of Cyrus, when his career of victory had already
begun. It must naturally, on this ground alone, be referred to these conquests, and not to others separated from them by nearly forty years. The
conquests in the vision are those by which the empire became great ; and this is true • of those of Cyrus only. They are unbroken victories in every
direction; but those of Darius were mingled with great and heavy reverses. The chief, perhaps the only, direction of the conquests of Darius was
eastward ; and this is the only quarter excluded in the prophecy. They were after the empire had attained the pinnacle of greatness ; they were
chequered by many and shameful defeats, and were much too late to form a natural commencement
of the vision."
THE TWO LATER VISIONS OF DANIEL: HISTORICALLY EXPLAINED. By REV. T. R. BIRKS, 1866, p. 10.

Verse 5 Quotes:

"The kingdom of the Greeks is called a he-goat, evidently from the .circumstance of the goat being its ensign or standard. Bishop Newton says, "A
goat is very
properly made the type of the Grecian or Macedonian empire, because the Macedonians at first, about two hundred years before Daniel, were
denominated Egeadae, or the goat's people; and upon this occasion, as heathen authors report Caranus, their first king, going with a great multitude of
Greeks to seek new habitations in Macedonia, was commanded by the oracle to take the goats for his guides to empire : and afterwards seeing a herd of
goats flying from a violent storm, he followed them to Edessa, and there fixed the seat of  his empire, made the goats his ensigns or standards, and
called the city AEgeae, or the goat's town, and the people AEgeadae, or the goat's people."
Dissertation on the Dragon..., By James Edward Clarke,  p. 347,8 etc., et al.  Online or Local

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Prophetic Faith of our Fathers, Vol. 1, Leroy Edwin Froom, Page 130

Verse 9 Quotes:

This is Rome.  Fulfilled in 30 B.C

     "The battle was fought upon the second of September, at the mouth of the gulf of Ambracia, near the city of Actinm, in sight of both the land
armies; the one of which was drawn up in battle upon the north, and the other upon the south of that strait, expecting the event. The contest was
doubtful for some time, and seemed as much in favour of Antony as Ceasar, till the retreat of Cleopatra. That queen, frightened with the noise of the
battle, in which every thing was terrible to a woman, took to flight when she was in no danger, and drew after her the whole Egyptian squadron, which
consisted of sixty ships of the line; with which she sailed for the coast of Peloponnesus.  Antony, who saw her fly, forgetting even himself, followed
her precipitately, and yielded a victory to Caeaar, which, till then, he had exceedingly well disputed. It, however, cost the victor extremely dear. For
Antony's ships fought so well after his departure, that, though the battle began before noon, it was not over when night came on; so that Caesar's troops
were obliged to pass it on board their ships."

Rollins, "Ancient History" Vol. 6, p. 404

     "She died at thirty-nine years of age, of which she had reigned twenty-two from the death of her father., The statues of Antony were thrown down,
and those of Cleopatra remained as they were; Archibius, who had long been in her service, having given Ceesar 1000 talents that they might not be
treated as Antony's had been. 
     After Cleopatra's death, Egypt was reduced into a province of  the Roman empire, and governed by a prefect sent thither from Rome. The reign of
the Ptolemies in Egypt, if we date its commencement from the death of Alexander the Great, had continued 293 years, from the year of the world 3681
to 3974."
Rollins, "Ancient History" Vol. 6, p. 413.

"The legs were of iron, and represent the Romans who reigned next after the Greeks, and began to conquer them in the eighth year of Antiochus
Epiphanes. For in that year they conquered Perseus King of Macedon, the fundamental kingdom of the Greeks; and from thence forward grew into a
mighty empire, and reigned with great power till the days of Theodosius the great. Then by the incursion of many northern nations, they brake into
many smaller kingdoms, which are represented by the feet and toes of the Image, composed part of iron, and part of clay."
Observations Upon the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John By Sir Isaac Newton (1733), p. 26

CIVIL AND RELIGIOUS STATE OF THE WORLD AT THE BIRTH OF CHRIST.

1. At the time Jesus Christ made his appearance upon the earth, to prepare the way for the establishment of the
Christian Church, a great part of the known world had become subject to the Roman Empire, under Augustus Caesar.

The Roman Empire, at this time, was a magnificant object.  It extended from the river Euphrates on the East, to the
Atlantic Ocean on the West. In length it was more than 3000 miles; and in breadth it exceeded 2000. The whole
included above sixteen hundred thousand square miles.

This territory, which was divided into provinces, comprised the countries now called Spain, France, the greater part of
Britain, Italy, Greece, Germany, Asia Minor, Egypt, Africa, and the Mediterranean Sea, with it's islands and colonies.

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The subjects of the empire, at this period, have been estimated at one hundred and twenty millions.

 2. The state of the world, at this time, in respect to the prevalence of peace, civilization, and learning, was admirably
adapted to the rapid diffusion of Christianity.  The world, in general, had not only become subject  to the Roman
dominion, but was now at peace. This was a state of things, which had not existed before for many years, and justly
entitled the period, in which our Saviour descended upon earth, to the character of the pacific age.  Such tranquiilily
was indeed necessary to enable the ministers of Christ to execute with success, their sublime commmission to the
human race.

An unexampled degree of civilization also prevailed. Barbarous tribes had submitted to the Roman laws, which, with
all their imperfections, were the best which human wisdom had devised. Distant nations, differing in language, and
manners, were united in friendly intercourse. A degeee of literature was also spread abroad in countries which had
before lain under the darkest ignorance. The Greek language was both extensively read and spoken; and presented a
medium to the heralds of the cross, of communicating to almost all nations, the doctrines which they were
commissioned to preach.

A History Of The Church From The Birth Of Christ To The Present Time  by Charles A.Goodrich, in the Introduction
on p. 5.  Pub. 1835

Verse 11 Quotes:

"Daily" is paganism.  "Taken away" should be 'exalted'. 

"....most expositors overlook the use of rum in Daniel 8:11 and sur in Daniel 11:31 & 12:11. Both are rendered "take away" by most translators. The
verb rum is rendered
    
    lift up                  --34 times in the Old Testament,
    be exalted          --20 times,
    be lifted up         --9 times,
    high                    --17 times,
    be high               --4 times,
    exalt                   --11 times,
    take up               --7 times,
    set up                 --5 times,
    be lofty               --2 times,
    be higher            --2 times,
    exalt self             --2 times,
    tall                      --4 times

    The preponderance of this sense of "exalt," making up 117 cases against a single isolated "take away" in Daniel 8:11, virtually shows it up to be a
mistranslation. Yet the popular view requires such a mistranslation, for the exaltation of the tamid would be incompatible with its removal. Hence the
proponents of this view take rum to be a synonym of sur. This failure to give due recognition to a weighty word is count three against this view." 
David Lin, The China Letters, Ch. 26, Thoughts on the Tamid

The Catholic church did exalt paganism.

    "The Chronologigche Anseiger of Reyner gives the following apercu of the 'development' of practices in the church of Rorne: 'The use of holy water
was introduced in the year 120; penance, in 157; monks appeared in 348; the Latin mass, in 391; extreme unction, in 550; purgatory, in 593 ; the
invocation of Mary and the saints, in 715; kissing the feet of the pope, in 809; the canonization of saints and the beatification of the blessed, in 893;
blessing bells, in 1000; the celibacy of priests, in 1015 ; indulgences, in 1119; dispensations, in 1200; the elevation of the host, in 1200; the inquisition,
in 1204; oral confession, in 1215; the immaculate conception, in 1860 ; infallibility, in 1870.'"
Facts for the Times, p. 19

The hightest form of worship in paganism was human sacrifice.  The Papacy has the mass which is a sacrifice.  See this info...

Christmas and other 'Holidays' which came from the Catholic church came from paganism.  See this info...

The Two Babylons  by Alexander Hislop has the subtitle of The Papal Worship Proved to be the Worship of Nimrod and His Wife   You can read it
online or download it here....   http://www.cbcg.org/twobabylons_noframes.htm

See also Romanism in America by Rufus Wheelwright Clark, chap. 6, The Paganism of Popery

Pagans also named the days of the week after their gods, the greatest god getting the first day of the week, and going down to the seventh day, thus
Sunday, Monday, Tuesday (named after the Nordic god Tyr, who was the equivalent of the Roman war god Mars.), Tuesday (The name comes from
the Middle English Wednes dei, which is from Old English Wēdnes dæg, meaning the day of the Germanic god Woden (Wodan) who was a god of the
Anglo-Saxons in England until about the 7th century. Wēdnes dæg is like the Old Norse Oðinsdagr ("Odin's day"), which is an early translation of the

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Latin dies Mercurii ("Mercury's day"). Though Mercury (the messenger of the gods) and Woden (the king of the Germanic gods) are not equivalent in
most regards.), etc.  The Catholic Church has exalted Sunday, a day not recognised as a special day in the scriptures.

What was the origin of the great apostasy? How did the church first depart from the simplicity of the gospel?—By conforming to the practices of
paganism, to facilitate the acceptance of Christianity by the heathen. The apostle Paul declared, even in his day, “The mystery of iniquity doth already
work.” [2 Thessalonians 2:7.] During the lives of the apostles the church remained comparatively pure. “But toward the latter end of the second century
most of the churches assumed a new form, the first simplicity disappeared; and insensibly, as the old disciples retired to their graves, their children,
along with new converts ... came forward and new-modeled the cause.” [Robinson, in History of Baptism.] To secure converts, the exalted standard of
the Christian faith was lowered, and as the result “a pagan flood, flowing into the church, carried with it its customs, practices, and idols.” [Gavazzi’s
Lectures, p. 290.] As the Christian religion secured the favor and support of secular rulers, it was nominally accepted by multitudes; but while in
appearance Christians, many “remained in substance pagans, especially worshiping in secret their idols.” [Gavazzi’s Lectures, p. 290.] (Father
Gavazzi's lectures in New York (c1853), p. 278 in this edition, in a chapter titled,  'Romanism and Paganism the Same')

Has not the same process been repeated in nearly every church calling itself Protestant? As its founders, those who possessed the true spirit of reform,
pass away, their descendants come forward and “new model the cause.” While blindly clinging to the creed of their fathers and refusing to accept any
truth in advance of what they saw, the children of the reformers depart widely from their example of humility, self-denial, and renunciation of the
world. Thus “the first simplicity disappears.” A worldly flood, flowing into the church, “carries with it its customs, practices, and idols.” {GC88 385.1}

"'Remember: said [Pope] Gregory the Great, when  issuing his instructions to a missionary to the Saxon heathens, 'that you must not interfere with any
traditional belief or religious of service that can be harmonized, with Christianity:"  —Gordon J. Laing, Survivals of Roman Religion, 1911, pp. 129-
110.

'Nor did Christianity stop there, It took from its opponents their own weapons, and used them; the elements of paganism were transferred to the new
religion." —Grant Showerman, Introduction, in Franz Cumont, Oriental Religions in Roman Paganism, p. xi.

"The belief in miracle-working objects, talismans, amulets, and formulas was dear to . . Christianity, and they were received from pagan antiquity.. The
vestments of the clergy and the papal title' of 'pontifex-maximus' were legacies from pagan Rome. The [Catholic] Church found that rural converts still
revered certain springs, wells, trees, and stones; she thought it wiser to bless these to Christian use than to break too sharply the customs of sentiment. .
Pagan festivals dear to the people, reappeared as Christian feasts, and pagan rites were transformed into Christian liturgy. . The Christian calendar of
saints replaced the Roman 'festi' [gods}; ancient divinities dear to the people were, allowed to revive under the names of . 'Christian saints' . . Gradually
the tenderest features of Astarte, Cybele, Artemis, Diana,' and Isis were gathered together in the worship of Mary."—Will Durant, The Age of Faith,
1950, pp. 745-746.

"Langdon tells us that Mary worship came from ancient Babylon where the virgin mother-goddess was worshiped under the name "Ishtar." Elsewhere
in the Near East, the mother goddess was called "Astarte, Ashtoreth, Persephone, Artemis [Diana] of Ephesus, Venus, and Isis." This goddess;
considered to be greater than any god, was called by these heathen the "virgin mother, merciful mother, Queen of Heaven, and my lady" [which is what
"Madonna" means in Italian] . Langdon says she was often sculptured in mother-and-infant images, or as a "mater dolorosa" [sorrowful mother]
interceding for me" with a wrathful god. And thus ancient paganism was brought into the churches and lives of Christians.—see S H. Langdon, Semitic
Mythology, 1911 edition, pp. 12-14, 108-111. 141-144. Laing mentions several other corruptions by which the mother goddess was worshiped by
heathens, that Rome adopted into Christianity: holy water, votive, offerings, elevation of sacred objects [lifting of the host], the priest's bells, the
decking of images, processions, festivals, prayers for the dead, the worship of relics and the statues of saints—see Gordon L. Laing, Survivals of
Roman Religion, 1911 edition, pp. 92-95, 121-111,218-241."

"[Two dominant elements brought into Christianity from paganism by Rome were Sun worship symbols and the religious practices of ancient Babylon].
"the solar theology of the Chaldeans [Babylonians], had a decisive effect. . [upon the] final form reached by the religion of the pagan Semites, and
following them,  by that of the Romans when [the Roman emperor] Aurelian, the conqueror of Palmyra, had raised 'Sol Invictus' [the invincible sun-
god] to the rank of supreme divinity in the Empire."—The Cambridge Ancient History, vol. 11, pp. 643, 646-647. From Palmyra he transferred to the
new sanctuary the images of Helios [the sun-god] and Bel, the ancient patron god of Babylon—see Cumont, The Oriental Religions in Roman
Paganism, 1911 edition, pp. 114-115. 124".
http://www.remnantofgod.org/whoreofbabylon.htm   (Much good information on this page)

“September 23, the Lord showed me that He had stretched out His hand the second time to recover the remnant of His people, and that efforts must be
redoubled in this gathering time. In the scattering, Israel was smitten and torn, but now in the gathering time God will heal and bind up His people. In
the scattering, efforts made to spread the truth had but little effect, accomplished but little or nothing; but in the gathering, when God has set His hand
to gather His people, efforts to spread the truth will have their designed effect. All should be united and zealous in the work. I saw that it was wrong for
any to refer to the scattering for examples to govern us now in the gathering; for if God should do no more for us now than He did then, Israel would
never be gathered. I have seen that the 1843 chart was directed by the hand of the Lord, and that it should not be altered; that the figures were as He
wanted them; that His hand was over and hid a mistake in some of the figures, so that none could see it, until His hand was removed.

“Then I saw in relation to the ‘daily’ (Daniel 8:12) that the word ‘sacrifice’ was supplied by man’s wisdom, and does not belong to the text, and that the
Lord gave the correct view of it to those who gave the judgment hour cry. When union existed, before 1844, nearly all were united on the correct view
of the ‘daily’; but in the confusion since 1844, other views have been embraced, and darkness and confusion have followed. Time has not been a test
since 1844, and it will never again be a test.” Early Writings, 74–75.

Catholic Testimony on the Paganisation of the Church

"BARONIUS says:

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"It was permitted the Church to transfer to pious uses those ceremonies which the pagans had
wickedly applied in a superstitious worship, after having purified them by consecration; so that,
to the greater contumely of the devil, all might honor Christ with those rites which he intended
for his own worship. Thus the pagan festivals, laden with superstition, were changed into the
praiseworthy festivals of the martyrs; and the idolatrous temples were changed to sacred
churches, as Theodoret shows."  Epilonte, Annalium Cardinalis Baronii, a Spondano. In Dues
Partes. P. 79, Lugduni, 1686.

POLYDORE VIRGIL says:


"The Church has borrowed many customs from the religion of the Romans and other pagans,
but it has meliorated them and applied them to a better use."  De Inventore Rerum, lib. v.,
cap. i., Venetus, 1490.

FAUCHET says:
"The bishops of this kingdom employ all means to gain men to Christ, converting to their use
some pagan ceremonies, as well as they did the stones of their temples to the building of
churches."

PIERRE MUSSARD says:


"William de Choul,(8) counsellor to the king and bailiff to the mountains, composed, an age
ago, a treatise of the religion of the ancient Romans, wherein he shows an entire conformity
between old Rome and new. On the point of religion he closes with these words(9): 'If we
consider carefully,' says he, 'we shall see that many institutions in our religion have been
borrowed and transferred from Egyptian and Pagan ceremonies, such as tunics and surplices,
priestly ornaments for the head, bowing at the altar, the solemnity at mass, music in churches,
prayers, supplications, processions, litanies, and many other things. These our priests make use
of in our mysteries, and refer them to one only God, Jesus Christ, which the ignorance of the
heathen, their false religion, and foolish presumption perverted to their false gods, and to dead
men deified'."(10)
During the Tractarian controversy in England, John Poynder wrote Popery in Alliance with
Heathenism, to show that Roman Catholicism is essentially pagan. Cardinal Nicholas Wiseman,
then a professor in the University at Rome, replied under the title: Letters to John Poynder,
Esq.. upon his Work Entitled "Popery in Alliance with Heathenism," London, 1836."
PAGANISM SURVIVING IN CHRISTIANITY, by ABRAM HERBERT LEWIS, D.D., ch. 1.

This is only a few of  the sources he quotes.

Please see the above mentioned books for much more proof that the Catholic church is Paganism and that most of the so-called Protestant or formerly
"Protesting" churches have to a great degree gone back to Paganism or pagan ways.

Verse 14 Quotes

"The coming of Christ as our high priest to the most holy place, for the cleansing of the sanctuary, brought to view in Daniel 8:14; the coming of the
Son of man to the Ancient of Days, as presented in Daniel 7:13; and the coming of the Lord to His temple, foretold by Malachi, are descriptions of the
same event; and this is also represented by the coming of the bridegroom to the marriage, described by Christ in the parable of the ten virgins, of
Matthew 25." The Great Controversy, 426.

"Thus was presented to the prophet‘s vision the opening of the investigative Judgment. The coming of Christ here described is not his second coming to
the earth. He comes to the Ancient of days in Heaven to receive dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, which will be given him at the close of his
mediatorial work. It is this coming, and not his second advent to the earth, that was foretold in prophecy to take place at the termination of the 2300
days, in 1844. Attended by a cloud of heavenly angels, our great High Priest enters the holy of holies, and there appears in the presence of God to
engage in the last acts of his ministration in behalf of man,--to perform the work of investigative Judgment, and to make an atonement for all who are
shown to be entitled to its benefits." The Spirit of Prophecy, volume 4, 307.

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Verse 20 Quotes:

"..The question is, Why  should this empire have been called a ram. The answer which Bishop Newton and others have given appears to me
sufficiently decisive, " that it was usual for the king of Persia to wear a ram's head made of gold, and adorned with precious stones, instead of a diadem
; for so Ammianus Maricellimis describes him. Bishop Chandler and others farther observe, that rams' heads with horns, one higher and the other
lower, are still to be seen on the pillars of Persepolis." "
Dissertation on the Dragon, Beast, and False Prophet, of the Apocalypse: In Which the Number 666 is Satisfactorily Explained. and also a full
Illustration of Daniel's Vision of the Ram and He-Goat  By James Edward Clarke,  p. 346 etc., et al.  Online or Local

"The order of the two dynasties appears in all the profane historians. Herodotus, Xenophon, and Ctesias, all agree that the Medes were superior, until
the fame and victories of Cyrus turned the scale, and gave rise to a Persian dynasty. They vary, however, not a little in the details of this change. But

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even Scripture history alone, without foreign aid, will explain the prophecy by undesigned coincidences, at once remarkable and minute. After the fall
of Belshazzar, we are told that "Darius the Mede took the kingdom;" and again, that "Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, was made
king over the realm of the Chaldeans." Both at the fall of Babylon and during the reign of this Darius, the Scripture gives the Medes precedence over
the Persians. But, after the accession of Cyrus, this order is constantly reversed, not only in the history of Daniel, but in those of Ezra, Nehemiah, and
Esther. The Persians, from that time, have the foremost place. Their continued pre-eminence is marked, even in the title of the last king recorded in the
sacred canon, and who is called, in the book of Nehemiah, Darius the Persian. The reign of  Smerdis, in Herodotus, is the history of an abortive
attempt, by the Medes, to recover the throne. After his fall, the Persian supremacy continued without a change, till the final overthrow of the whole
empire."
THE TWO LATER VISIONS OF DANIEL: HISTORICALLY EXPLAINED. By REV. T. R. BIRKS, 1866, p. 9, 10.

Verse 25 Quotes:

The following quote is from a Catholic historian commenting on the 'policy' of the Pagan Roman empire.  It is amazing how this same policy has been
and  is being  used by the Catholic Church.

"Refections on the conduct of the Romans with regard to the Grecian states and the kings both of Europe and Asia.

The reader begins to discover, in the events before related, one of the principal characteristics of the Romans, which will soon determine the fate of all
the states of Greece, and produce an almost general change in the universe, I mean a spirit of sovereignty and dominion. This characteristic does not
display itself at first in its full extent; it reveals itself only by degrees; and it is only by insensible progression, which at the same time are rapid enough,
that it is carried at last to its greatest height.

It must be confessed, that this people, on certain occasions, show such a moderation and disinterestedness, as (judging of them only from their outside)
exceed every thing we meet with in history, and to which it seems inconsistent to refuse praise.

Was there ever a more delightful or more glorious day, than that in which the Romans, after having carried on a long and dangerous war; after crossing
seas, and exhausting their treasures, caused a herald to proclaim, in a general assembly, that the Roman people restored all the cities to their liberty; and
desired to reap no other fruit from their victory, than the noble pleasure of doing good to nations, the bare rememhrance of whose ancient glory
sufficed to endear them to the Romans? The description of what passed on that immortal day can hardly be read without tears, and without being
affected with a kind of enthusiasm of esteem and admiration.

Had this deliverance of the Grecian states proceeded merely from a principle of generosity, void of all interested motives; had the whole tenor of the
conduct of the Romans never belied such exalted sentiments; nothing could possibly have been more august, or more capable of doing honor to a
nation.  But, if we penetrate ever so little beyond this glaring outside, we soon perceive, that this specious moderation of the Romans was entirely
founded upon a profound policy: wise indeed, and prudent, according to the ordinary rules of government, but at the same time very remote from that
noble disinterestedness, which has been so highly extolled on the present occasion. It may be affirmed, that the Grecians then abandoned themselves to
a stupid joy: fondly imagining that they were really free, because the Romans declared them so.

Greece, in the time I am now speaking of, was divided between two powers: I mean the Grecian republics and Macedonia; and they were always
engnged in war; the former to preserve the remains of their ancient liberty; and the latter to complete their subjection. The Romans, being perfectly
well acquainted with this state of Gгeесе, were sensible, that they needed not be under any apprehensions from those little republics, which were
grown weak through length of years, intestine feuds, mutual jealousies, and the wars they had been forced to support against foreign powers.

But Macedonia, which was possessed of well disciplined troops, inured to all the toils of wars, which had continually in view the glory of its former
monarchs; which had formerly extended its conquests to the extremities of the globe; which still harbored an ardent, though chimerical desire of
attaining universal empire; and which had a kind of natural alliance with the kings of Egypt and Syria, sprung from the same origin, and united by the
common interests of monarchy; Macedonia, I say, gave just alarms to Rome, which, from the time of the ruin of Carthage, had no obstacles to her
ambitious designs, but those powerful kingdoms that shared the rest of the world between them, and especially Macedonia, as it lay nearer to Italy than
the rest.

To balance therefore the power of Macedón, and to dispossess Philip of the aid which he flattered himself he should receive from the Greeks, which
indeed, had they united all their forces with his in order to oppose this common enemy, would perhaps have made him invincible with regard to the
Romans; in this view, I say, these latter people declared loudly in favor of those republics; made it their glory to take them under their protection, and
that with no other design, in outward appearance, than to defend them against their oppressors; and, farther to attach them by a still stronger tie, they
hung out to them a specious bait, (as a reward to their fidelity,) I mean liberty, of which all the republics in question were inexpressibly jealous; and
which the Macedonian monarchs had perpetually disputed with them.

The bait was artfully prepared, and swallowed very greedily by the generality of the Greeks, whose views penetrated no farther.  But the most judicious
and most clear-sighted among them discovered the danger that lay concealed beneath this charming bait; and accordingly they exhorted the people
from time to time, in their public assemblies, to beware of this cloud that was gathering in the West; and which, changing on a sudden into a dreadful
tempest, would break like thunder over their heads, to their utter destruction.

Nothing could be more gentle and equitable than the conduct of the Romans in the beginning. They acted with the utmost moderation towards such
states and nations as addressed them for protection; they succored them against their enemies, took the utmost pains in terminating their differences,
and in suppressing all commotions which arose amongst them, and did not demand the least recompense from their allies for all these services. By this
means their authority gained strength daily, and prepared the nations for entire subjection.

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And indeed, under pretence of offering them their good offices, of entering into their interest, and of reconciling them, they rendered themselves the
sovereign arbiters of those whom they had restored to liberty, and whom they now considered, in some measure, as their freedmen. They used to depute
commissioners to them, to inquire into their complaints, to weigh and examine the reasons on both sides, and to decide their quarrels; but when the
articles were of such a nature, that there was no possibility of reconciling them on the spot, they invited them to send their deputies to Rome. 
Afterwards, they used, with plenary authority, to summon those who refused to come to an agreement; obliged them to plead their cause before the
senate, and even to appear in person there. From arbiters and mediators being become supreme judges, they soon assumed a magisterial tone, looked
upon their decrees as irrevocable decisions, were greatly offended when the most implicit obedience was not paid to them, and gave the name of
rebellion to a second resistance.  Thus there arose, in the Roman senate, a tribunal which judged all nations and kings, from which there was no appeal.
This tribunal, at the end of every war, determined the rewards and punishments due to all parties. They dispossessed the vanquished nations of their
territories, in order to bestow them on their allies, by which they did two things from which they reaped a double advantage; for they thereby engaged
in the interest of Rome such kings as were no ways formidable to them, and from whom they had something to hope; and weakened others, whose
friendship the Romans could not expect, and whose arms they had reason to dread.

We shall hear one of the chief magistrates in the republic of the Acheans inveigh strongly in a public assembly against this unjust usurpation, and ask
bу what title the Romans are empowered to assume so haughty an ascendant over them; whether their republic was not as free and independent as that
of Rome; by what right the latter pretended to force the Acheans to account for the conduct; whether they would be pleased should the Achaens, in
their turn, officiously pretend to enquire into their affairs; and whether matters ought not to be on the same footing on both sides.  All these reflections
were very reasonable, just, and unanswerable; and the Romans had no advantage in the question but force.

They acted in the same manner, and their politics were the same, with regard to their treatment of kings. They first won over to their interest such
among them as were the weakest, and consequently the least formidable; they gave them the title of allies, whereby their persons were rendered in
some measure sacred and inviolable; and which was a kind of safeguard against other kings more powerful than themselves; they increased their
revenues, and enlarged their territories, to let them see what they might expect from their protection. It was this which raised the king of Pergamus to
so exalted a pitch of grandeur.

In the sequel, the Romans invaded, upon different pretences, those great potentates who divided Europe and Asia. And how haughtily did they treat
them, even before they were conquered!  A powerful king confined within a narrow circle by a private man of Rome, was obliged to make his answer
before he quitted it; how imperious was this!  But then how did they treat vanquished kings?  They command them to deliver up their children, and the
heirs to their crown, as hostages and pledges of their fidelity and good behavior; forbid them to declare war, or, conclude any alliance without first
obtaining their leave; banish them to the other side of the mountains; and leave them, in strictness of speech, only in empty title, and a vain shadow of
royalty, divested of all its rights and advantages.

We cannot doubt, but that providence had decreed to the Romans the sovereignty of the world, and the Scriptures had prophesied their future grandeur;
but they were strangers to those divine oracles; and besides, the bare prediction of their conquests was no justification of their conduct. Although it be
difficult to affirm, and still more so to prove, that this people had, from their first rise, formed a plan, in order to conquer and subject all nations; it
cannot be denied but that, if we examine their conduct attentively, it will appear that they acted as if they had a foreknowledge of this; and that a kind
of instinct had determined them to conform to it in all things.

But be this as it will, we see, by the event, in what this so much boasted lenity and moderation of the Romans terminated.  Enemies to the liberties of
all nations; having the utmost contempt for kings and monarchy; looking upon the whole universe as their ргеy, they grasped, with insatiable ambition,
the conquest of the whole world; they seized indiscriminately all provinces and kingdoms, and extended their empire over all nations; in a word, they
prescribed no other limits to their vast projects, than those which deserts and seas made it impossible to pass."

The Ancient History of the Egyptians, Carthaginians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Medes and Persians, Grecians, and Macedonians.   Vol. 2 of 2, 1841, by
Charles Rollin, p. 275-77.
Also in:
vol 4 of 4, p. 77, 1825 ed. or
vol. 8 of 10, p. 208, 1815 ed. or
vol. 2 of 2, p. 275, 1841 ed.
Quoted by Jones in "Roman Republic"

See the introduction to THE VATICAN IN WORLD POLITICS by Avro Manhattan  here.  The rest of the book describes her 'policies'.

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DANIEL 9

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In 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;
2 In 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.

3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
4 And 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;
5 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy
judgments:
6 Neither 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.
7 O 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.
8 O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned against thee.
9 To 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.

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.    Quotes on
vs 24:
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.    Quotes on vs 25:

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.

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             " `Seventy weeks are determined', literally `cut off'. The Hebraists all admit that the word determined, in our English version, does signify `cut off'. Not one has
disputed it." - JOSIAH LITCH, Midnight Cry, Vol. iv, No. 25.

            "Thus Chaldaic and Rabbinical authority, and that of the earliest versions, the Septuagint and Vulgate, give the single signification of `cutting off' to this verb.
Should it be inquired why a tropical sense has been attributed to it, such as `determining' or `decreeing,' it may be answered that the reference of the verse (in which it
occurs) to Dan. 8:14, was unobserved. It was therefore supposed that there was no propriety in saying `seventy weeks are cut off', when there was no other period of
which they could have formed a portion. But as the period of 2300 days is first given, and verses 21 and 23, compared with Dan. 8:16, show that the ninth chapter
furnishes an explanation of the vision in which Gabriel appeared to Daniel, and of the `matter' - (the commencement of the 2300 days) - the literal (or rather, to speak
properly, the only) signification demanded by the subject matter, is that of `cut off' ". - PROF. WHITING, Midnight Cry, Vol. iv, No. 17.

            "Seventy weeks have been cut off upon thy people and upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sin offerings, and to make
atonement for iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness, and to seal the vision and prophecy, and to anoint the Most Holy." Dan. 9:24. Whiting's Translation.

Quotes on vs 25:

            "The Bible gives the data for a complete system of chronology, extending from the creation to the birth of Cyrus, a clearly ascertained date. From this period
downward we have the undisputed Canon of Ptolemy, and the undoubted era of Nabonassar, extending below our vulgar era. At the point where inspired chronology
leaves us, this Canon of undoubted accuracy commences. And thus the whole arch is spanned. It is by the Canon of Ptolemy that the great prophetical period of
seventy weeks is fixed. This Canon places the seventh year of Artaxerxes in the year B.C. 457; and the accuracy of the Canon is demonstrated by the concurrent
agreement of more than twenty eclipses. The seventy weeks date from the going forth of a decree respecting the restoration of Jerusalem. There were no decrees
between the seventh and twentieth years of Artaxerxes. Four hundred and ninety years, beginning with the seventh, must commence in B.C. 457, and end in A.D. 34.
Commencing in the twentieth, they must commence in B.C. 444, and end in A.D. 47. As no event occurred in A.D. 47 to mark their termination, we cannot reckon from
the twentieth; we must, therefore, look to the seventh of Artaxerxes. This date we cannot change from B.C. 457 without first demonstrating the inaccuracy of Ptolemy's
Canon. To do this, it would be necessary to show that the large number of eclipses by which its accuracy has been repeatedly demonstrated, have not been correctly
computed; and such a result would unsettle every chronological date, and leave the settlement of epochs and the adjustment of eras entirely at the mercy of every
dreamer, so that chronology would be of no more value than mere guess work. As the seventy weeks must terminate in A.D. 34, unless the seventh of Artaxerxes is
wrongly fixed, and as that cannot be changed without some evidence to that effect, we inquire, What evidence marked that termination? The time when the apostles
turned to the Gentiles harmonizes with that better than any other which has been named. And the crucifixion, in A.D. 31, in the midst of the last week, is sustained by
a mass of testimony which cannot be easily invalidated." - Advent Herald, March 2, 1850.

            "The Saviour attended but four passovers, at the last of which he was crucified. This could not bring the crucifixion later than A.D. 31, as is recorded by
Aurelius Cassiodorus, a respectable Roman Senator, about A.D. 514: `In the consulate of Tiberius Caesar Aug. V. and Aelius Sejanus [U.C. 784, A.D. 31], our Lord
Jesus Christ suffered on the eighth of the Calends of April.' In this year, and in this day, says Dr. Hales, agree also the Council of Caesarea, A.D. 196, or 198, the
Alexandrian Chronicle, Maximus Monachus, Nicephorus Constantinus, Cedrenus; and in this year, but on different days, concur Eusebius and Epiphanius, followed by
Kebler, Bucher, Patinus, and Petavius." - Advent Herald, August 24, 1850.

            "There are certain chronological points which have been settled as fixed; and before the seventy weeks can be made to terminate at a later period, those must
be unsettled, by being shown to have been fixed on wrong principles; and a new date must be assigned for their commencement based on better principles. Now that
the commencement of the reign of Artaxerxes Longimanus was B.C. 464-3, is demonstrated by the agreement of above twenty eclipses, which have been repeatedly
calculated, and have invariably been found to fall in the times specified. Before it can be shown that the commencement of his reign is wrongly fixed, it must first be
shown that those eclipses have all been wrongly calculated. This no one has done, or ever will venture to do. Consequently, the commencement of his reign cannot be
removed from that point.

            "The seventy weeks must date from some decree for the restoration of Jerusalem. Only two events are named in the reign of Artaxerxes for the
commencement of those weeks. The one is the decree of the seventh year of his reign, and the other, that of the twentieth. From one of these, those four hundred and
ninety years must reckon. As his reign began B.C. 464-3, his seventh year must have been B.C. 458-7; and his twentieth, B.C. 445-4. If the seventy weeks date from
the former, they cannot terminate later than A.D. 34; and if from the latter, they cannot have terminated earlier than A.D. 46-7.

            "In addition to the above, sixty-nine of the seventy were to extend to the Messiah the Prince. It does not read that they are to terminate when he is called the
Prince, or that he is to begin to be the Prince when they terminate. They were to extend to the MESSIAH - the words, the Prince, being added to show who was
signified by the Messiah. Sixty-nine weeks of years are four hundred and eighty-three years. Beginning these with the seventh of Artaxerxes, they extend to A.D. 26-7;
dating from the twentieth, they terminate in A.D. 89-40. Was there anything in either of those years which would make the words, `unto the Messiah the Prince'
appropriate? When Jesus was baptized of John in Jordan, a voice was heard from heaven, acknowledging the Saviour as the Son of God, in whom the Father was
well pleased. Consequently, he was `the messiah the Prince', whose coming had been predicted. With that baptism, the Saviour commenced the work of his public
ministry - the Messiah the Prince had then come, as it was predicted he should at the end of the sixty-nine weeks. When he was acknowledged as the Son of God -
the Messiah - he went into Galilee preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, `The time is fulfilled'. The time then fulfilled, must have been some
predicted period. There was no predicted period which could then terminate but the sixty-nine or seventy weeks. Did either of these then terminate? We have seen
that the former, reckoned from the seventh of Artxerxes, as it is fixed by astronomical calculations, would end in A.D. 26-7; and A.D. 27 we find is the precise point of
time when the Saviour must have been about thirty years of age, when he was baptized of John, and declared the time fulfilled. At the first passover the Saviour
attended, which could not have been later than the spring of his second year, the Jews told him that the temple had been forty-six years in building: reckoning back
forty-six years from A.D. 28, they began B.C. 19, which is the precise year when Herod began the work of rebuilding the temple. From the eclipse which marked the
death of Herod, before which the Saviour had been born, his birth could not have been later than B.C. 4, which would make him about thirty at the very time of his
baptism of John. Such a concurrence of chronological, astronomical, and historical testimony, can only be set aside by testimony still more conclusive.

            "Your argument that he was not called a prince till after his crucifixion is of no weight; for the Jews could not have crucified `the Prince of life,' as Peter
accused them, if he was not the Prince of life till after his crucifixion. Nor is your argument respecting the midst of the week any more to the point. Your criticism has
respect only to the English word midst. If you wish to show that it does not mean middle in the present case, you must first show that the Hebrew word chatzi, which is
here translated midst, from the verb chatzah, has no such meaning; and that its verb has not `a special signification of dividing into two parts, or to halve'; and that it
has not `a general sense of dividing into any number of equal parts', as Hebraists tell us it has. Till you show this, you make no progress whatever toward proving that it
does not mean `middle'. But what was to occur in the midst of the week? The `sacrifice and oblation' were then to cease. Those Jewish ordinances could only cease

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actually or virtually. They did not actually cease till A.D. 70. They ceased virtually only at the crucifixion; they then ceased to foreshadow the sacrifice then offered. Was
that in the midst of the week? 3 1/2 years from A.D. 27 bring us to the spring of A.D. 31, where Dr. Hales has demonstrated the crucifixion took place. The week
during which the covenant was confirmed was that in the `midst' of which the sacrifice and oblation virtually ceased. Consequently it could not extend beyond A.D. 34 -
the latest time to which seventy weeks from the seventh of Artaxerxes Longimanus could reach." - Advent Herald, Feb. 15, 1851.

            "Eusebius dates the first half of the Passion Week of years as beginning with our Lord's baptism, and ending with his crucifixion. The same period precisely is
recorded by Peter, as including our Lord's personal ministry: `all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of [or by] John,
until the day that he was taken up from us,' at his ascension, which was only forty-three days after the crucifixion. Acts 1:21, 22. And the remaining half of the Passion
Week ended with the martyrdom of Stephen, in the seventh, or last, year of the week. For it is remarkable, that the year after, A.D. 35, began a new era in the church;
namely, the conversion of Saul, or Paul, the apostle, by the personal appearance of Christ to him on the road to Damascus, when he received his mission to the
Gentiles, after the Jewish Sanhedrin had formally rejected Christ by persecuting his disciples. Acts 9:1-18. And the remainder of the Acts principally records the
circumstances of his mission to the Gentiles, and the churches he founded among them." - DR. HALES, as quoted in the Advent Herald, March 2, 1850.

            "We are informed in Ezra 7:11: `Now this is the copy of the letter that the king Artaxerxes gave unto Ezra the priest, the scribe, even a scribe of the words of
the commandments of the Lord, and of his statutes to Israel.' The letter then follows, written not in Hebrew, but in Chaldaic [or the Eastern Aramaic], the language then
used at Babylon. At the 27th verse, the narrative proceeds in Hebrew. We are thus furnished with the original document, by virtue of which Ezra was authorized to
`restore and build Jerusalem;' or, in other words, by which he was clothed with power, not merely to erect walls or houses, but to regulate the affairs of his countrymen
in general, to `set magistrates and judges which may judge all the people beyond the river.' He was commissioned to enforce the observance of the laws of his God,
and to punish those who transgressed, with death, banishment, confiscation or imprisonment. See verses 23-27. No grant of powers thus ample, can be found in the
case of Nehemiah, or in any other instance after the captivity. That the commission given to Ezra authorized him to proceed in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem, is
evident from the fact that in the twentieth year of Artaxerxes, Nehemiah, who was then in the Persian court, received information that `the remnant who were left of the
captivity, then in the province, were in great affliction and reproach; the wall of Jerusalem was broken down, and the gates thereof burned with fire.' See Nehemiah
1:1-3. The fact is, that Ezra and his associates met with continued opposition from the Samaritans, so that during the whole of the seven weeks, or forty-nine years,
from the time that Ezra went up, to the last act of Nehemiah in obliging the Jews to put away their strange wives, the prediction of the prophet was verified - `the street
shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.' After Nehemiah reached Jerusalem, he examined the city by night. The result of his examination is thus
stated, Nehemiah2:13: `And I went out by night, by the gate of the valley, even before the dragon-well, and to the dung-port, and viewed the walls of Jerusalem, which
were broken down, and the gates thereof were consumed with fire.' It is evident that `the walls and gates' which had been destroyed, were the works of Ezra. The
impropriety of referring the language of Nehemiah to the destruction of the city by Nebuchadnezzar will be seen at once, if we recollect that he reduced it to ruins on
the capture of Zedekiah, B.C. 588, one hundred and forty-four years previous to the time when Nehemiah went up to Jerusalem." - Advent Shield, No. 1, Article,
Prophetic Chronology, pages 105-6.

The several quotes above were taken from J. N. Andrews' "The Sanctuary and the 2300 Days", p. 20-26

See also: THE CHRONOLOGY OF EZRA 7 by SIEGFRIED H. HORN, et. al.


               ANALYSIS OF SACRED CHRONOLGY BY S. Bliss

See The Beginning of the 490 years.

 Jesus' Testimony on the Book of Daniel


"Jesus' first entry into the field of prophetic interpretation was the initial declaration of His ministry, soon after His baptism—"The time is fulfilled, and
the kingdom of God is at hand: repent ye, and believe the gospel." Mark 1:15. What other time could He mean except the completion of Daniel's
prophetic sixty-ninth week, which was to extend "unto the Messiah the Prince"? Dan. 9:25. There is definite evidence that about that time many Jews
were looking for "Messiah the Prince" to come." Here was prophecy fulfilling before their eyes.

"But Christ based some of His prophetic statements even more directly on Daniel. There are three allusions to that book in His vita! Olivet discourse.

First, He mentions the "abomination of desolation, spoken of by Daniel the prophet," and adds significantly, "whoso readeth, let him understand." Matt.
24:15. He thus bids them study this prophecy intelligently, and find in its fulfillment the signal for their escape from the fall of Jerusalem. The passage
is, from the context, doubtless Daniel 9:27, where the Septuagint—which was used by Christ and the apostles— reads: "Upon the temple an
abomination of the desolations," and similar phrases reappear in Daniel 11 and 12.7

This "abomination of desolation" which was to stand in the holy place is interpreted in Luke as the armies encompassing Jerusalem (Luke 21:20)—
evidently the Roman forces which  were to take the city. Thus Christ here applies Daniel's prophecy specifically to the Roman Empire, which had long
before taken over world supremacy from the Macedonian, and which was already recognized among the Jews as prophesied by Daniel.8......

Christ's second reference to Daniel, in His great prophetic discourse, obviously employs the language of Daniel 12:1 to describe the future woes: "For
then shall be great tribulation, such as was not since the beginning of the world." Matt. 24:21. (See also Mark 13:19.) And the third reference is found
in His description of the second advent: "They shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory." Matt. 24:30. (See
also Mark 13:26; Luke 21:27.)

This should be compared with His reply, in almost the same wording, to the high priest at His trial: "Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on
the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven." Matt. 26:64. (See also Mark 14:62.) The phrasing is clearly borrowed from Daniel's
description of the judgment:

"I 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. And 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." Dan. 7:13, 14.

The allusion to Daniel is unmistakable. Here is obviously the origin of Christ's self-chosen title "the Son of man." The definite article, prefixed to the
name in the New Testament, plainly implies that He is Himself the mysterious Being whom Daniel described. He claims the right to be invested with
all that divine power and authority which Daniel saw bestowed on "one like a son of man" (margin).8 Both the high priest and the Sanhedrin

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understood perfectly the Saviour's claim, for in their eyes that Person of Daniel 7 was a divine Being.10 Hence, the high priest declared that Jesus, in
making that pretentious claim, had spoken blasphemy, and the Sanhedrin
asked with one insistent voice, "Art Thou then the Son of God?" Luke 22:70.

In addition to this, Christ's emphasis on a twofold resurrection (John 5:28, 29) parallels Daniel 12:2, and His description of the future, "Then shall the
righteous shine forth as the sun in the kingdom of their Father" (Matt. 13:43), paraphrases Daniel 12:3. Thus did Christ, while here on earth, set His
seal irrevocably upon the book of Daniel, the book which later critics would fain reduce to the level of pious Jewish fiction, a "prophecy" composed
after the events had taken place, and fraudulently ascribed to a "Daniel" that never existed historically!"  Prophetic Faith of Our Fatthers, Froom, pp.
145-7.

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DANIEL 10

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In 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.
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three full weeks.
3 I 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.
4 And in the four and twentieth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of Uphaz:
6 His 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.
7 And 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.
8 Therefore 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.
9 Yet 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.

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.

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Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him.
2 And 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.    Quotes
3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
4 And 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.  Quotes

5 And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great
dominion.
6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together; for the king’s daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an
agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and
he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.
7 But 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:
8 And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue
more years than the king of the north.
9 So 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.
12And 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

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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.

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.   Quotes vs. 31
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.

Whole Chapter
      
  "The Lord desires His people to move into the country, where they can settle on the land, and raise their own fruit and vegetables, and where their
children can be brought in direct contact with the works of God in nature. Take your families away from the cities is my message...The cities are to be
worked from outposts. Said the messenger of God, 'Shall not the cities be warned? Yes; not by God's people living in them, but by their visiting them,
to warn them of what is coming upon the earth."
       "Soon grievous troubles will rise among the nations--trouble that will not cease until Jesus comes. As never before we need to press together,
serving Him who has prepared His throne in the heavens and whose kingdom ruleth over all. God has not forsaken His people, and our strength lies in
not forsaking Him...The judgments of God are in the land. The wars and rumors of wars, the destruction by fire and flood, say clearly that the time of
trouble, which is to increase until the end, is very near at hand. We have no time to lose. The world is stirred with the spirit of war. The prophecies of
the eleventh of Daniel have almost reached their final fulfillment." (Maranatha. p. 184). 

 "We have no time to lose. Troublous times are before us. The world is stirred with the spirit of war. Soon the scenes of trouble
spoken of in the prophecies will take place. The prophecy in the eleventh of Daniel has nearly reached its complete fulfillment.
Much of the history that has taken place in fulfillment of this prophecy will be repeated. In the thirtieth verse a power is spoken
of that '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. And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of
strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate. And 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. And they that
understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.
Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries. And some of them of
understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time
appointed. And 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.' Daniel 11:30-36.

 "Scenes similar to those described in these words will take place. We see evidence that Satan is fast obtaining the control of human
minds who have not the fear of God before them. Let all read and understand the prophecies of this book, for we are now entering
upon the time of trouble spoken of: "' And 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

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people shall be delivered, every one that shall be found written in the book. And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall
awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And 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. But 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.' Daniel 12: 1-4"  Manuscript
Releases, number 13, pg 394

I have quoted much here to indicate somewhat what the author believes will happen in the fulfillment of chapter 11.

     We are living in the time of the end. The fast-fulfilling signs of the times declare that the coming of Christ is near at hand. The
days in which we live are solemn and important. The Spirit of God is gradually but surely being withdrawn from the earth. Plagues
and judgments are already falling upon the despisers of the grace of God. The calamities by land and sea, the unsettled state of society,
the alarms of war, are portentous. They forecast approaching events of the greatest magnitude. {9T 11.1}

     The agencies of evil are combining their forces and consolidating. They are strengthening for the last great crisis. Great changes are
soon to take place in our world, and the final movements will be rapid ones. {9T 11.2}

     On one occasion, when in New York City, I was in the night season called upon to behold buildings rising story after story toward
heaven. These buildings were warranted to be fireproof, and they were erected to glorify the owners and builders. Higher and still
higher these buildings rose, and in them the most costly material was used. Those to whom these buildings belonged were not asking
themselves: "How can we best glorify God?" The Lord was not in their thoughts. {9T 12.1}

     I thought: "Oh, that those who are thus investing their means could see their course as God sees it! They are piling up magnificent
buildings, but how foolish in the sight of the Ruler of the universe is their planning and devising. They are not studying with all the
powers of heart and mind how they may glorify God. They have lost sight of this, the first duty of man." {9T 12.2}

     As these lofty buildings went up, the owners rejoiced with ambitious pride that they had money to use in gratifying self and
provoking the envy of their neighbors. Much of the money that they thus invested had
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been obtained through exaction, through grinding down the poor. They forgot that in heaven an account of every business transaction
is kept; every unjust deal, every fraudulent act, is there recorded. The time is coming when in their fraud and insolence men will
reach a point that the Lord will not permit them to pass, and they will learn that there is a limit to the forbearance of Jehovah. {9T
12.3}

     The scene that next passed before me was an alarm of fire. Men looked at the lofty and supposedly fire-proof buildings and said:
"They are perfectly safe." But these buildings were consumed as if made of pitch. The fire engines could do nothing to stay the
destruction. The firemen were unable to operate the engines. {9T 13.1}

     I am instructed that when the Lord's time comes, should no change have taken place in the hearts of proud, ambitious human
beings, men will find that the hand that had been strong to save will be strong to destroy. No earthly power can stay the hand of God.
No material can be used in the erection of buildings that will preserve them from destruction when God's appointed time comes to
send retribution on men for their disregard of His law and for their selfish ambition. {9T 13.2}

     There are not many, even among educators and statesmen, who comprehend the causes that underlie the present state of society.
Those who hold the reins of government are not able to solve the problem of moral corruption, poverty, pauperism, and increasing
crime. They are struggling in vain to place business operations on a more secure basis. If men would give more heed to the teaching
of God's word, they would find a solution of the problems that perplex them. {9T 13.3}

     The Scriptures describe the condition of the world just before Christ's second coming. Of the men who
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by robbery and extortion are amassing great riches, it is written: "Ye have heaped treasure together for the last days. Behold, the hire
of the laborers who have reaped down your fields, which is of you kept back by fraud, crieth: and the cries of them which have reaped
are entered into the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your
hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye have condemned and killed the just; and he doth not resist you." James 5:3-6. {9T 13.4}

     But who reads the warnings given by the fast-fulfilling signs of the times? What impression is made upon worldlings? What
change is seen in their attitude? No more than was seen in the attitude of the inhabitants of the Noachian world. Absorbed in worldly
business and pleasure, the antediluvians "knew not until the Flood came, and took them all away." Matthew 24:39. They had heaven-
sent warnings, but they refused to listen. And today the world, utterly regardless of the warning voice of God, is hurrying on to eternal
ruin. {9T 14.1}

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     The world is stirred with the spirit of war. The prophecy of the eleventh chapter of Daniel has nearly reached its complete
fulfillment. Soon the scenes of trouble spoken of in the prophecies will take place. {9T 14.2}

    Satan is a diligent Bible student. He knows that his time is short, and he seeks at every point to counterwork the work of the
Lord upon this earth. It is impossible to give any idea of the experience of the people of God who shall be alive upon the earth
when celestial glory and a repetition of the persecutions of the past are blended. They will walk in the light proceeding from
the throne of God. By means of the angels there will be constant communication between heaven and earth. And Satan,
surrounded by evil angels, and claiming to be God, will work miracles of all kinds, to deceive, if possible, the very elect.
God's people will not find their safety in working miracles, for Satan will counterfeit the miracles that will be wrought. God's
tried and tested people will find their power in the sign spoken of in Exodus 31:12-18. They are to take their stand on the
living word: "It is written." This is the only foundation upon which they can stand securely. Those who have broken their
covenant with God will in that day be without God and without hope. {9T 16.1}

Verse 2 Quotes:
"Then said the angel: "There shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far richer than they all." These were three from Cyrus, and
the fourth was the fourth from Cyrus—not the fourth with Cyrus, but the fourth from Cyrus. The first of these was Cambyses; the second was Smerdis,
or Gomatis; and then Darius the Persian, of the book of Ezra; then Xerxes. Xerxes of the Bible is Ahasuerus of the book of Esther. He is the fourth,
who would stir up all against the realm of Grecia.

That feast at the beginning of Esther, at which Ahasuerus—Xerxes—gathered together all the governors of all the provinces—that was the grand
banquet at the close of the council which Xerxes had called together to deliberate about his expedition against the realm of Grecia; and all the realm
was literally stirred up for the expedition. Herodotus drew up a list, giving the names of the nations, describing the dress that they wore, and the armor
that they bore. I have taken that history, and set it down bodily in the Great Empires of Prophecy, where you can get at it. This list alone occupies four
pages of the book. I will read you the numbers of them: "The army of Xerxes, including what is brought out of Asia, and that have gathered in Europe,
amounted to 2,641,610 fighting men." That was the army of fighting men alone. They were counted after they crossed the Hellespont, just as men
would count sheep, and Herodotus recorded it. So he proceeds: "Such,
then, being the number of the fighting men, it is my belief that the attendants who followed the camp, together with the crews of the corn-barks, and of
the other craft accompanying the army, made up an amount rather above than below that of the fighting men. However, I will not reckon them as either
fewer or more, but take them at an equal number. We have therefore to add to the sum already reached an exactly equal amount. This will give
5,283,220 as the whole number of men brought by Xerxes, the son of Darius, as far as Sepias and Thermopylae." And he gathered them from all the
nations, of the empire. He crossed from Asia into Europe at the Hellespont, and marched straight to Thermopylae, and there was fought the famous
battle of Thermopylae.

Whether Seventh-day Adventists, other Christians, or men who care nothing for Christianity, who have studied history at all—everybody knows that
the battles of Marathon, and Thermopylae, and Salamis, and Plataea are the key of history. The turning point of history from the East toward the West
was in those four great battles, though Marathon occurred in the reign of Darius. Xerxes, though winning at Thermopylae, lost thousands of his army.
Salamis was a seafight, in which his whole navy was defeated, and largely destroyed. Then Xerxes fled; and thousands of his army perished as they
hurriedly marched away. He hurried as fast as he could into Asia, taking with him a considerable body-guard. More than 300,000 were left under
Mardonius to try again the conquest of Greece in another campaign. Mardonius marched back into Greece, and his campaign culminated in the battle
of Plataea, in which he and the whole army perished. Practically all whom Xerxes brought into Greece never saw Persia again.

That, in brief, is the story of his stirring "up all against the realm of Grecia." People may study that outside the Bible, and they do; but, when it is not
studied in the Bible, nobody gets the philosophy of it. The philosophy of it is only in the Bible. Why did history turn at that point from the East to the
West? Why is it that Marathon and those battles are the key? Thermopylae, Marathon, Plataea—what was the cause of these? "O," some one says, "the
burning of Sardis." That stands out before men; but there is a cause yet away back; in the Bible alone you get the philosophy of it."
THE ROMAN REPUBLIC. Study by A. T. Jones, Friday, February 24, 1899.

Verse 4 Quotes

"plucked up":  to pluck up, pull out, root out/up


2 Chron. 7:20  Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them;
See also Deut. 29:28, 1 Kings 14:15, Jer. 12:14, 15, 17, etc.

"After his death in 323 B.C. Alexander's world-ruling empire was not passed on to one of his two sons nor was the unified kingdom ruled by others in
his family. Instead, his kingdom was divided up between his four chief generals ("the four winds of heaven"):

1. In 321 B.C. Ptolemy took possession and eventually ruled Egypt (the southern part of the empire).

2. In 317 B.C. Cassander assumed the government of Macedon (Macedonia), the western part of the empire.

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3. In 311 B.C. Seleucus took over Babylon and Syria (the eastern part of the empire).

4. In 306 B.C. Antigonus declared himself king of Asia Minor (the northern part of the empire). He was slain in battle in 301 B.C. and was
succeeded by Lysimachus.

Soon after Alexander the Great's death his family came to a tragic end:

His wife Statira was murdered soon after his death by his other wife Roxana.

Alexander's brother Aridaeus who succeeded him was killed, together with his wife Euridice, by command of Olympias, Alexander’s mother,
after he had been king about six years and some months.

Olympias herself was killed by the soldiers in revenge.

Alexander Aegus, his son, together with his mother Roxana was slain by order of Cassander.

Two years after, his other son Hercules with his mother Barsine was privately murdered by Polysperchon.

Within fifteen years after his death not one of Alexander's family or posterity remained alive!"
Source: http://www.biblestudy.org/maps/empire-of-alexander-the-great-map.html   Accessed Sept. 11, 2009.   Return

Verse 14 Quotes 
"robbers of thy people"

 "1 THE Roman empire, than which the memory of man can recall scarcely any one smaller in its commencement, or greater in its progress throughout the
world, had its origin from Romulus; who, being the son of a vestal virgin, and, as was supposed, of Mars, was brought forth at one birth with his brother Remus.
While leading a predatory life among the shepherds, he founded, when he was eighteen years of age, a small city on the Palatine Hill, on the 21st day of April,
in the third year of the sixth Olympiad, and the three hundred and ninety-fourth after the destruction of Troy.
   2 After founding the city, which he called Rome, from his own name, he proceeded principally as follows. He took a great number of the neighbouring
inhabitants into the city; he chose a hundred of the older men, by whose advice he might manage all his affairs, and whom, from their age, he named senators.
Next, as both himself and his people were in want of wives, he invited the tribes contiguous to the city to an exhibition of games, and seized upon their young
women. Wars having arisen in consequence of this outrage in capturing the females, he conquered the Caeninenses, the Antemnates, the Crustumini, the
Sabines, the Fidenates, and the Vejentes; all whose towns lay around the city. And since, after a tempest that suddenly arose, in the thirty-seventh year of his
reign, he was no longer to be seen, he was believed to have been translated to the gods, and was accordingly deified. The senators then ruled at Rome by
periods of five days; and under their government a year was passed.
   3 Afterwards Numa Pompilius was elected king, who engaged indeed in no wars, but was of no less service to the state than Romulus; for he established both

laws and customs among the Romans, who, by the frequency of their wars, were now regarded as robbers and semi-barbarians."  Abridgement of
Roman History, Eutropius, circa. 4th century A.D.

"It so happened that Roman peasants were at that time in the habit of carrying off plunder from the Alban territory, and the Albans from Roman territory...  The
Alban general, addressing Tullus, said: “I think I have heard our king Cluilius say that acts of robbery and the non-restitution of plundered property, in violation
of the existing treaty, were the cause of this war, and I have no doubt that you, Tullus, allege the same pretext.""  The History of Rome, Titus Livius, Book 1, p.
22, 23.  (59 BCE - 17 CE)

"Both Daniel and John foretold the dangers, conflicts, and final deliverance [Daniel 12:1] of the people of God” (Great Controversy, Page 341). John
described these dangers, conflicts, and final deliverance of the people of God” in connection with the Satanic forces of spiritual Babylon (Revelation
13to 19). Daniel described the same things in connection with the “king of the north.”"
THE KING OF THE NORTH AT JERUSALEM , Louis Were, p 3, 4.

Verse 31 Quotes:

"And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice, and they shall place the
abomination that maketh desolate."

The Pope/Papacy has no army, thus "arms shall stand on his part" to accomplish his/its objectives.  France was the first to give its 'arms' to the Pope.

"CHAPTER 10 : THE FRANKISH KINGDOM AND THE PAPACY

The first of the Gothic princes to enter the Roman communion was Clovis, King of the
Franks. In fulfillment of a vow which he had made on the field of Tolbiac, where he
vanquished the Allemanni, Clovis was baptized in the Cathedral of Rheims (496), with
every circumstance of solemnity which could impress a sense of the awfulness of the rite
on the minds of its rude proselytes. Three thousand of his warlike subjects were baptized
along with him. The Pope styled him "the eldest son of the Church," a title which was

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regularly adopted by all the subsequent Kings of France. When Clovis ascended from the
baptismal font he was the only as well as the eldest son of the Church, for he alone, of all
the new chiefs that now governed the West, had as yet submitted to the baptismal rite.
The threshold once crossed, others were not slow to follow. In the next century, the sixth,
the Burgundians of Southern Gaul, the Visigoths of Spain, the Suevi of Portugal, and the
Anglo-Saxons of Britain entered the pale of Rome. In the seventh century the disposition
was still growing among the princes of Western Europe to submit themselves and refer
their disputes to the Pontiff as their spiritual father."
THY KINGDOM COME: A SKETCH OF CHRIST’S CHURCH IN HISTORY – BOOK II

The first nation to commit her 'arms' to the popes agenda has been the US with others falling in line as before.

"Joseph Stalin is alleged to have asked contemptuously just how many divisions the pope had at his disposal. The answer came
after the Soviet dictator’s death when the Berlin Wall came crashing down and Eastern Europe came out from behind the Iron
Curtain thanks to Pope John Paul II, my father Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher -- the phalanx that drove a spike through
the heart of Soviet tyranny ."
Source:  http://www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=17178 ; accessed Sept 24, 2009

"How many divisions," Stalin is supposed to have inquired contemptuously, "has the pope?" This stupid remark is invariably
quoted against him. He failed to see that the pope can indeed mobilize legions."
http://www.slate.com/id/2116085/

"True it is that as long as the Romane Empire continued in the full strength and authoritie, Antichrist was kept out, and that is it which should withhold
and let Antichrists coming, till it were taken out of the way, where of S. Paul speaketh, 2. Thess. 2. 7. for it is evident, that the Pope encreased in power
by the ruine and decay of the Empire."  Hexapla in Danielem, that is, A six-fold commentarie upon the most divine prophesie of Daniel,  Andrew
Wille, 1610.

Verse 39 Quotes:

"shall divide the land for gain."

"The Normans went over to Ireland in the reign of Henry II. It was Pope Adrian IV who gave Henry permission to possess the land. That permission is
contained in the now famous papal Bull,  “Laudabiliter.” In that Bull the Pope addresses Henry II in the familiar words, “My well-beloved son in
Christ.” The Bull contains the following conclusive proof of the accuracy of the prophecy that the Papacy would, “divide the land for gain”:

“You have expressed to us your desire to enter the island of Ireland in order to subject its people to law, and to root out from them the weeds of vice,
and your willingness to pay an annual tribute to the blessed Peter of one penny from every house. We, therefore, meeting your pious and laudable
desire with due favor and according a gracious assent to your petition, do hereby declare our will and pleasure, you shall enter that island.”

Pope Alexander III, who held office in Rome in 1172, at the actual date of the invasion of Ireland by Henry II, solemnly ratified this Bull of his
predecessor, Pope Adrian IV, and actually wrote to Henry expressing his confidence that it was the King’s desire to “extend the privileges of the
church,” and “to establish her jurisdiction where at present she has none.” The extension of “the privileges of the church” and the establishment of “her
jurisdiction” results in the increase of her enormous wealth.

The presumptive power of the Papacy to “divide the land” to its own advantage was brought to view in connection with the discoveries of the new
world by Columbus. In his book, “The Prophetic Faith of Our Fathers,” volume II, LeRoy E. Froom says:

“The popes had given Portugal a monopoly on the sea route to India by way of Good Hope. Spain and Portugal, rival sea powers, had found it
impossible to traffic with the Far East without violating the papal mandate-until this westward route was proposed, and against which there was no
papal edict,” pp. 165, 166. This writer continues: “Pope Divides Globe Between Spain and Portugal. The Spanish and Portuguese discoveries offered a
wide field for papal extension. However, soon after Christopher Columbus discovered the New World, a hot dispute arose between Spain and Portugal
. . . Ferdinand and Isabella at once dispatched an embassy to Alexander VI for. the purpose of ensuring their rights to the new territories, on the
principle that Martin V had given to the king of Portugal possession of all lands he might discover between Cape Bojador and the East Indies. In two
bulls, of May 4 and 5, 1493, Alexander VI presumed to divide the Western world between Portugal and Spain by a line one hundred leagues west of
the Azores, north and south. The possession of the lands discovered, and to be discovered, was assigned to the two countries to be held in perpetuity ...
Thus half the globe was divided between Spain and Portugal. “As Peter’s successor, the pope claimed the right to give away the Western continent, a
gift that involved an unending right of tenure,” pp. 168, 169.

“For gain,” or “for a price,” margin. Through its false teachings, the Papacy acquires great wealth:  “for a price” it can bring forgiveness and comfort
to the living; “for price” it can help the dead who are supposed to be in purgatory. “For a price” it will sprinkle water on infants; “for a price”

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according to their ability to pay-Roman Catholics can have a “high” or an ordinary nuptial mass. “For a price” the holy (?) places and things in
Jerusalem and Rome can be seen. Bishops, archbishops, etc., are appointed to certain territories in the world and through them the Papacy derives
considerable wealth. The Revelator, as well as Daniel, draws attention to this trafficking in connection with the things of salvation-see Revelation 17:
4; 18: 3, 11-19. The Papacy “for a price” has supported dictators in their covetous ambitions for power. Today, they are bargaining with any force that
will operate in any country to bring those countries under their control. “For a price” they lend their aid to ambitious men who desire to rise to power
in their respective countries."

King of the North,  Louis F. Were, p 13, 14.

"Pope Boniface VIII decreed in 1303, that “Temporal authority [Kings] must be subject to spiritual power [The Pope]”. This decree is still part of Canon Law
in the Roman Church.

Pope Pius IV (1566-1572) in his famous Bull published against Queen Elizabeth stated: “He that reigneth on high made him alone (the pope) prince over all
people and all kingdoms, to pluck up, destroy, scatter, consume, plant and build.”

The Englishman, Cardinal Manning, said: ”The right of deposing kings is inherent in the supreme sovereignty which the popes, as viceregents of Christ,
exercise over all Christian nations.”
The Encyclical of Pope Pius IX, issued in 1864, asserted that the Papacy has the following rights:
1. The right to require the State not to leave any man free to profess his own religion;
2. The right to employ force;
3. The right to claim dominion in temporal things;
4. The right to hold princes and kings in subjection;"

http://www.babylonforsaken.com/daniel7.html,  Accessed April 27, 2008

These magazines carried articles showing that the papacy, the King of the North, conspired with the United States, to bring down the King of the
South, Russia. NEWSWEEK December 25 1989
Time Magazine, Feb. 24, 1993
Life Magazine, Dec., 1989

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And 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. Quotes
2 And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
3 And they that be wise[teachers] shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.
4 But 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.

5 Then 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.
6 And 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?
7 And 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.    Quotes verses 5-7
8 And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
9 And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.   Quotes
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 the days.

"Let us read and study the twelfth chapter of Daniel. It is a warning that we shall all need to understand before the time of the end."--15MR 228 (1903).

Quotes verses 1

The time of trouble--trouble such as was not since there was a nation [Daniel 12:1]--is right upon us, and we are like the sleeping virgins. We are to
awake and ask the Lord Jesus to place underneath us His everlasting arms, and carry us through the time of trial before us.--3MR 305 (1906).

The time of trouble, which is to increase until the end, is very near at hand. We have no time to lose. The world is stirred with the spirit of war. The
prophecies of the eleventh of Daniel have almost reached their final fulfillment.--RH Nov. 24, 1904.

There is a time of trouble coming to the people of God, but we are not to keep that constantly before the people and rein them up to have a time of
trouble beforehand. There is to be a shaking among God's people, but this is not the present truth to carry to the churches.--1SM 180 (1890).

Quotes verses 5-7

Rev. 10
5 And the angel which I saw stand upon the sea and upon the earth lifted up his hand to heaven,
6 And sware by him that liveth for ever and ever, who created heaven, and the things that therein are, and the earth, and the things that therein are, and
the sea, and the things which are therein, that there should be time no longer:

     I there stated in public that the Lord had been pleased to show me that there would be no definite time in the message given of God since 1844; and
that I knew that this message, which four or five were engaged in advocating with great zeal, was heresy. The visions of this poor child were not of
God. This light came not from heaven. Time was short; but the end was not yet. A great work was to be accomplished to prepare a people to be sealed
with the seal of the living God.--An Exposure of Fanaticism and Wickedness (Pamphlet), pp. 9, 10 (1885).  {2SM 73.3}

    "This time which the angel declares with a solemn oath, is not the end of this world's history, neither of probationary time, but of prophetic time,
which should precede the advent of our Lord. That is, the people will not have another message upon definite time. After this period of time, reaching
from 1842 to 1844, there can be no definite tracing of the prophetic time. The longest reckoning reaches to the autumn of 1844. The angel's position
with one foot on the sea, the other on the land signifies the wide extent of the proclamation of the message. It will cross the broad waters and be

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proclaimed in other countries, even to all the world. The comprehension of truth, the glad reception of the message is represented in the eating of the
little book. The truth in regard to the time of the advent of our Lord was a precious message to our souls."   Ms 59, 1900, pp. 8, 9. ("Jots and Tittles, II,"
August 16, 1900.)
White Estate Washington, D. C. May 4, 1950 {1MR 100.1}

"The Lord has showed me that the message of the third angel must go, and be proclaimed to the scattered children of the Lord, but it must not be hung
on time. I saw that some were getting a false excitement, arising from preaching time; but the third angel's message is stronger than time can be. I saw
that this message can stand on its own foundation, and needs not time to strengthen it; and that it will go in mighty power, and do its work, and will be
cut short in righteousness." {ND WWP, THD 2.4}

"Jesus did not come to earth as the waiting, joyful company expected, to cleanse the sanctuary by purifying the earth by fire. I saw that they were
correct in their reckoning of the prophetic periods; prophetic time closed in 1844, and Jesus entered the most holy place to cleanse the sanctuary at the
ending of the days. Their mistake consisted in not understanding what the sanctuary was and the nature of its cleansing." {ND WWP, THD 3.2}

“The Great Controversy,” pp. 356, 361,


“When the Books of Daniel and Revelation are Better Understood” (Testimonies To Ministers, Page 113).

"Both Daniel and John foretold the dangers, conflicts, and final deliverance [Daniel 12:1] of the people of God” (Great Controversy, Page 341). John
described these dangers, conflicts, and final deliverance of the people of God” in connection with the Satanic forces of spiritual Babylon (Revelation 13
to 19). Daniel described the same things in connection with the “king of the north.”"
THE KING OF THE NORTH AT JERUSALEM , Louis Were, p 3, 4.

Quotes vs. 9

    "Daniel stood in his lot to bear his testimony which was sealed until the time of the end, when the first angel's message should be proclaimed to our
world."-Testimonies to Ministers, p. 115 (emphasis added). 

      "Since 1798 the book of Daniel has been unsealed, knowledge of the prophecies has increased, and many have proclaimed the solemn message of
the judgment near." - The Great Controversy, p. 356. 

      "The message of Revelation 14, proclaiming that the hour of God's judgment is come, is given in the time of the end." -Selected Messages, book 2,
p. 107 (emphasis added). 

      "The prophetic visions of Daniel and John foretell a period of moral darkness and declension;but at the time of the end, the time in which we are
now living the vision was to speak and not lie." - Testimonies, vol.5, pp. 9-10 (emphasis added).
"We are living in  the   time   of   the   end ." {CCh 37.1}

"We have reached  the  period foretold in these scriptures.  The   time   of   the   end  is come,  the  visions of   the  prophets are unsealed, and their solemn
warnings point us to our Lord’s coming in glory as near at hand." {DA 235.1}
False Teachers Misplace Prophecy—In our day as in Christ’s day, there may be a misreading and misinterpreting  of   the  Scriptures. If  the  Jews had
studied the  Scriptures with earnest, prayerful hearts, their searching would have been rewarded with a true knowledge  of   the   time , and not only  the   time ,
but also the  manner  of  Christ’s appearing. They would not have ascribed  the  glorious second appearing  of  Christ to His first advent. They
had  the  testimony  of  Daniel; they had the  testimony  of  Isaiah and  the  other prophets; they had the  teachings  of  Moses; and here was Christ in their very
midst, and still they were searching  the  Scriptures for evidence in regard to His coming. And they were doing unto Christ  the  very things that had been
prophesied they would do. They were so blinded they knew not what they were doing. {Ev 612.4}
And many are doing  the  same thing today, in 1897, because they have not had experience in  the  testing messages comprehended in  the  first, second, and
third angel’s messages. There are those who are searching  the  Scriptures for proof that these messages are still in  the  future. They gather
together  the  truthfulness  of   the messages, but they fail to give them their proper place in prophetic history. Therefore such are in
danger  of misleading  the  people in regard to locating  the  messages. They do not see and understand  the   time   of  the   end , or when to
locate  the  messages.  The  day  of God is coming with stealthy tread, but  the  supposed wise and great men are prating about “higher education.” They know
not  the  signs  of  Christ’s coming, or  of   the   end   of the  world.—Manuscript 136, 1897. {Ev 613.1}
  The  prophecies present a succession  of  events leading down to  the  opening  of the  Judgment. This is especially true  of   the  book  of Daniel. But that
part  of  his prophecy which related to  the last days, Daniel was bidden to close up and seal “to  the time   of   the   end .” Not till we reach this  time  could a
message concerning  the  Judgment be proclaimed, based on a fulfillment  of  these prophecies. But at  the   time   of the   end , says  the  prophet, “many shall
run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased.” [Daniel 12:4.]  {GC88 355.3}
Cannot we who are living in the time of the end realize the importance of the apostle’s words: “Take heed, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil
heart ofunbelief, in departing from the living God”? Verse 12. {8T 115.5}

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