1:1 In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah, came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Jerusalem, and laid siege against it;
1:2 and the Lord gave into his hand Jehoiakim king of Judah, and a part of the vessels of the house of God, and he brought them into the land of Shinar, into the house of his gods, -- and, the vessels, brought he into the treasure-house of his gods.
1:3 Then did the king give word to Ashpenaz, the chief of his eunuchs, -- that he should bring in, of the sons of Israel, even of the seed royal, and of the nobles,
1:4 youths in whom was no blemish, but comely of countenance, and skilful in all wisdom, and possessed of knowledge, and able to impart instruction, and who had vigour in them, to stand in the palace of the king, -- and that they should be taught the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans.
1:5 And the king appointed them the provision of each day upon its day, out of the delicacies of the king and out of the wine which he drank, and so to let them grow three years, -- and, at the end thereof, that they should stand before the king.
1:6 Now there were, among them, out of the sons of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah;
1:7 and the ruler of the eunuchs gave them names, -- yea he gave to Daniel the name of Belteshazzar, and to Hananiah of Shadrach, and to Mishael of Meshach, and to Azariah of Abed-nego.
1:8 But Daniel laid it upon his heart, that he would not defile himself with the delicacies of the king, nor with the wine which he drank, -- therefore sought he of the ruler of the eunuchs, that he might not defile himself.
1:9 But, although God had brought Daniel into lovingkindness and tender compassion, before the ruler of the eunuchs,
1:10 yet said the ruler of the eunuchs unto Daniel, I do fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your food and your drink, -- for why should he see your faces more sad than those of the youths of your own age? so should ye bring me under the penalty of mine own head unto the king.
1:11 Then said Daniel, unto the overseer whom the ruler of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
1:12 I pray thee -- prove thy servants, ten days, -- and let them give us vegetable food, that we may eat, and water that we may drink:
1:13 then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenances of the youths who have been eating the delicacies of the king, -- and, as thou shalt see, deal thou with thy servants.
1:14 So then he hearkened unto them, according to this word, -- and proved them ten-days;
1:15 and, at the end of ten days, their countenances appeared more comely, and fatter in flesh, -- than any of the youths who had been eating the delicacies of the king.
1:16 Thus it came about that the overseer continued taking away their delicacies, and the wine appointed them to drink, -- and kept on giving them vegetable food.
1:17 And, as for these four youths, God, gave them, knowledge and skill, in all learning and wisdom, -- and, Daniel, had discernment, in all visions and dreams.
1:18 Now, at the end of the days after which the king had given word to bring them in, then did the ruler of the eunuchs bring them in, before Nebuchadnezzar.
1:19 So then the king, spake with them, and there was not found, from among them all, one like unto Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, -- therefore stood they before the king;
1:20 and, in any matter of wisdom and discernment as to which the king, enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the sacred scribes -- the magicians, who were in all his realm.
1:21 Now Daniel continued, until the first year of Cyrus the king.
2:1 And, in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, -- and his spirit, was troubled, and, his sleep, had gone from him.
2:2 So the king gave word to call for the sacred scribes and for the magicians, and for the users of incantations, and for the Chaldeans, that they might tell the king his dreams, -- they came in therefore, and stood before the king.
2:3 And the king, said to them, A dream, have I dreamed, -- and my spirit is troubled to know the dream.
2:4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king, in Aramaic, -- O king, to the ages, live! Tell the dream to thy servants, and, the interpretation, we will declare.
2:5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The word from me, is unalterable: If ye shall not make known to me the dream and the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and, your houses, into a dunghill, shall be turned;
2:6 but, if, the dream and the interpretation thereof, ye will declare, gifts and a present and great dignity, shall ye receive from before me, -- therefore, the dream and the interpretation thereof, declare ye unto me.
2:7 They answered again and said, -- Let, the king, tell, the dream, to his servants, and, the interpretation thereof, we will declare.
2:8 The king answered and said, Of a certainty, I know, that, time, ye, would gain, -- merely because ye see that, unalterable, from me, is the word:
2:9 That, if, the dream, ye shall not make known to me, one and the same, is the decree, and, a lying and wicked word, have ye agreed to speak before me, that meanwhile the time may be changed, -- therefore, the dream, tell ye me, so shall I know that, the interpretation thereof, ye can declare for me.
2:10 The Chaldeans answered before the king and said, There is not a man upon the earth, who can declare, the matter of the king, -- although indeed, there is no king, chief ruler who, a thing like this, hath asked of any sacred scribe or magician or Chaldean;
2:11 and, the thing which the king hath asked, is difficult, and, none other, is there, who can declare it before the king, -- saving the gods whose dwelling is, not with flesh.
2:12 For this cause, the king, was provoked and exceedingly indignant, -- and gave word to destroy all the wise men of Babylon;
2:13 and, the decree, went forth, that, the wise men, should be slain, -- and they sought Daniel and his companions that they might be slain.
2:14 Immediately, Daniel, made answer with prudence and discretion, to Arioch, chief of the executioners of the king, -- who had come forth to slay the wise men of Babylon:
2:15 he began to speak and said to Arioch the king's captain, -- For what cause, is the decree raging forth from before the king? Then did Arioch make the matter known unto Daniel.
2:16 So Daniel entered in, and desired of the king, -- that, an appointed time, he would give him, and then, the interpretation, he would declare unto the king.
2:17 Then Daniel, to his own house, departed, -- and, to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, made the matter known;
2:18 that, tender compassion, they might seek from before the God of the heavens, concerning this secret, -- that Daniel and his companions, might not be destroyed, with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
2:19 Then, unto Daniel -- in a vision of the night, the secret was revealed, -- whereupon, Daniel, blessed the God of the heavens:
2:20 Daniel responded, and said, Let the name of God be blessed from age to age, -- in that wisdom and might, to him belong;
2:21 And, he, changeth times and seasons, removeth kings, and setteth up kings, -- giving wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them who are skilled in understanding:
2:22 He, revealeth the deep things, and the hidden, -- knoweth what is in the darkness, and, light, with him, doth dwell.
2:23 Unto the, O God of my fathers, do I render thanks and praise, in that, wisdom and might, thou hast given unto me, -- yea, already, hast thou made known to me that which we desired of thee, for, the matter of the king, hast thou made known unto us.
2:24 Therefore, Daniel entered in unto Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon, -- he went in, and, thus, he said unto him, The wise men of Babylon, do not thou destroy, bring me in before the king, and, the interpretation -- unto the king, will I declare.
2:25 Thereupon, Arioch -- with haste, brought in Daniel before the king, -- and, thus, he said to him -- I have found a man of the sons of the exile of Judah, who, the interpretation -- unto the king, will make known.
2:26 The king answered and said unto Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, -- Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof?
2:27 Daniel answered before the king, and said, -- The secret which the king hath asked, the wise men, the magicians, the sacred scribes, the astrologers, are not able to declare unto the king;
2:28 but there is a God in the heavens, who revealeth secrets, and hath made known to King Nebuchadnezzar, what shall come to pass, in the afterpart of the days: Thy dream and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are, these: --
2:29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts upon thy bed, arose regarding what should come to pass hereafter; and, he that revealeth secrets, made known to thee what shall come to pass.
2:30 But, as for me -- not for any wisdom that is in me, more than any of the living, is, this secret, revealed to me, -- therefore, it is in order that, the interpretation -- unto the king, they should make known, and that, the thoughts of thy heart, thou shouldst get to know.
2:31 As for thee, O king, thou wast looking, when lo! a great image, this image, being mighty, and the brightness thereof surpassing, was standing before thee, -- and, the appearance thereof, was terrible.
2:32 As for this image, its head, was of fine gold, its breast and its arms, were of silver, -- its belly and its thighs, of bronze;
2:33 its legs, of iron, -- and, its feet, part of them, of iron, and, part of them, of clay.
2:34 Thou didst look, until that a stone tare itself away, not by the aid of hands, and smote the image upon its feet, which were of iron and clay, -- and they were broken in pieces.
2:35 Then were broken in pieces at once, the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold, and became like chaff out of the summer threshing-floors, and the wind, carried them away, and, no place, was found for them, -- but, the stone that smote the image, became a mighty rock, and filled all the land.
2:36 This, is the dream, and, the interpretation thereof, we will tell before the king.
2:37 Thou, O king, art the king of kings, -- for, the God of the heavens, hath given unto thee, the kingship, the might, the power and the dignity;
2:38 and, wheresoever the sons of men do dwell, the wild beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, hath he given into thy hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou, art the head of gold.
2:39 And, after thee, shall arise another kingdom, inferior to thee, -- and another -- a third kingdom, of bronze, which shall bear rule throughout all the earth.
2:40 And, the fourth kingdom, shall be hard as iron, -- in like manner as iron breaketh in pieces and crusheth all things, -- even as iron which bringeth to ruins all these, shall it break in pieces and bring to ruins.
2:41 And, whereas thou sawest the feet and the toes, part of them of potter's clay, and part of them of iron, the kingdom, shall be, divided, and, of the hardness of the iron, shall there be in it, -- forasmuch as thou sawest, the iron, combined with the miry clay;
2:42 and, the toes of the feet, part of them, iron, and, part, of clay, -- some part of the kingdom, shall be strong, but, a part thereof, shall be brittle;
2:43 and, whereas thou sawest, the iron, combined with the miry clay, they shall be combined with the seed of men, but shall not cleave firmly one to another, -- lo! as iron is not to be combined with clay.
2:44 And, in the days of those kings, shall the God of the heavens, set up, a kingdom which, to the ages, shall not be destroyed, and, the kingdom, to another people, shall not be left, -- it shall break in pieces and make an end of all these kingdoms, but, itself, shall stand to the ages.
2:45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that, out of the rock, a stone tare itself away, but not with hands, and brake in pieces the clay, the iron, the bronze, the silver and the gold, the mighty God, hath made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter. Exact then is the dream, and trusty its interpretation.
2:46 Then, King Nebuchadnezzar, fell upon his face, and, unto Daniel, paid adoration; and, a present and sweet odours, gave he word to pour out unto him.
2:47 The king answered Daniel, and said -- Of a truth, your God, is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a Revealer of secrets, -- seeing thou wast able to reveal this secret.
2:48 Then, the king, exalted, Daniel, and, many large presents, gave he unto him, and set him to be ruler over all the province of Babylon, -- and chief of the nobles, over all the wise men of Babylon.
2:49 And, Daniel, desired of the king, and he appointed -- over the business of the province of Babylon -- Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, -- but, Daniel himself, was in the gate of the king.
3:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, made an image of gold, the height thereof, sixty cubits, the breadth thereof, six cubits, -- he set it up in the valley of Dura, in the province of Babylon.
3:2 And, Nebuchadnezzar the king, sent to gather together the satraps, the nobles and the pashas, the chief judges, the treasurers, the judges, the lawyers, and all the rulers of the province, -- to come to the dedication of the image, which Nebuchadnezzar the king, had set up.
3:3 Then were gathered together, the satraps, the nobles and the pashas, the chief judges, the treasurers, the judges, the lawyers, and all the rulers of the province, to the dedication of the image, which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up, -- and they stood before the image, which Nebuchadnezzar, had set up.
3:4 And, the herald, proclaimed aloud, -- To you, is given the word, O ye peoples, races, and tongues:
3:5 At what time ye shall hear the sound of the horn, the pipe, the lyre, the harp, the psaltery, the bagpipes, and all kinds of instruments of music, ye shall fall down and adore the image of gold, which Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up;
3:6 and, whosoever shall not fall down and adore, shall, instantly, be cast into the burning furnace of fire.
3:7 Wherefore, at the same time -- when all the peoples heard the sound of the horn, the pipe, the lyre, the harp, the psaltery, and all kinds of instruments of music, they were falling down -- even all the peoples, the races, and the tongues, -- adoring the image of gold, which Nebuchadnezzar the king, had set up.
3:8 Wherefore, at the same time, drew near certain Chaldeans, -- and accused the Jews:
3:9 they spake, and said, to Nebuchadnezzar the king: O king! for ages, live!
3:10 Thou thyself, O king, hast made a decree, that, any man who shall hear the sound of the horn, the pipe, the lyre, the harp, the psaltery and the bagpipes, and all kinds of instruments of music, shall fall down and adore the image of gold;
3:11 and, whosoever shall not fall down and adore, shall be cast into the burning furnace of fire.
3:12 There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the business of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, -- these men, have made thee, O king, of no account, thy god, they serve not, and, the image of gold which thou hast set up, do they not adore.
3:13 Then, Nebuchadnezzar -- with anger and wrath, gave word to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, then, these men, brought they before the king.
3:14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it, with design, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, -- that, my god, ye are not serving, and, the image which I have set up, are not adoring?
3:15 Now, if ye be ready, at what time ye shall hear the sound of the cornet, the pipe, the lyre, the harp, the psaltery and the bagpipes, and all the instruments of music, ye shall fall down and adore the image which I have made, but, if ye shall not adore, instantly, shall ye be cast into the midst of the burning furnace of fire, -- and who is the god that shall deliver you out of my hands?
3:16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego answered, and said to the king: O Nebuchadnezzar! we are not accounting it needful, concerning this, to answer thee.
3:17 If it is, our God, whom we serve, is able to deliver us, -- out of the burning furnace of fire, and out of thy hand, O king, he will deliver.
3:18 But, if not, be it known to thee, O king, -- that, thy god, will we not serve, and, the image of gold which thou hast set up, will we not adore.
3:19 Then, Nebuchadnezzar, was filled with wrath, and, the likeness of his countenance, was changed, against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, -- he spake and gave word to heat the furnace seven times hotter than it was ever seen heated;
3:20 and, to men, who were the mightiest men in his army, gave he word to bind fast Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, -- to cast them into the burning furnace of fire.
3:21 Then bound they, these men, in their trousers, their tunics, and their cloaks, and their (other) clothing, -- and cast into the midst of the burning furnace of fire.
3:22 Therefore, because the word of the king had raged forth, and the furnace was exceeding hot, those very men who took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, were slain by the flame of the fire;
3:23 and, these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down into the midst of the burning furnace of fire, fast bound.
3:24 Then, Nebuchadnezzar the king, was amazed, and rose up in haste: he spake and said to his nearest friends -- Were there not three men, we cast into the midst of the fire, fast bound? They answered and said to the king, Surely, O king!
3:25 He answered and said, Lo! I, see four men, unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and, injury, there is not in them, and, the appearance of the fourth, is like to a son of the gods!
3:26 Then did Nebuchadnezzar, draw near, to the door of the burning furnace of fire, he spake and said, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye servants of the most high God, step forth and come hither. Then stepped forth Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, out of the midst of the fire.
3:27 And -- being gathered together -- the satraps, the nobles, and the pashas and near friends of the king, saw these men, over whose bodies the fire had, no power, nor was, a hair of their head, singed, neither were, their trousers, disfigured, -- nor had, the smell of fire, come upon them.
3:28 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath sent his messenger, and delivered his servants, who trusted in him, -- when, the word of the king, they transgressed, and delivered up their bodies, that they might not serve nor adore any god, saving their own God.
3:29 Therefore do I make a decree, that, whosoever of any people, race, or tongue it be that shall charge any error upon the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and, his house, into a dunghill, shall be changed; because there is no other God, who is able to deliver, like this!
3:30 Then, the king, advanced Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the province of Babylon.
4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all the peoples, the races and the tongues who are dwelling in all the earth, Let, your prosperity, abound!
4:2 The signs, and the wonders, which the most high God, hath wrought with me, it is pleasing before me to declare.
4:3 His signs, how great! and, his wonders, how mighty! His kingdom, is an age-abiding kingdom, and, his dominion, lasteth from generation to generation.
4:4 I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at peace in mine own house, and was prosperous in my palace.
4:5 A dream, I saw, and it made me afraid, -- and, fancies upon my bed, and visions of my head, terrified me.
4:6 Therefore made I a decree, to bring in before me, all the wise men of Babylon, -- who, the interpretation of the dream, should make known to me.
4:7 Then came in the sacred scribes, the magicians, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers, -- and, the dream, told I before them, but, the interpretation, could they not make known to me.
4:8 Howbeit, at last, came before me -- Daniel, whose, name, was Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and, the dream -- before him, I told [saying] :
4:9 O Belteshazzar, chief of the sacred scribes, because I know that, the spirit of the holy gods, is in thee, -- and no secret giveth thee trouble, [therefore], the visions of my dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof, do thou tell.
4:10 The visions then of my head upon my bed [were these], -- I was looking, when lo! a tree in the midst of the land, and, the height thereof, was great.
4:11 The tree, grew, and became strong, -- and, the height thereof, reached unto the heavens, and, the view thereof, unto the end of all the land:
4:12 The foliage thereof, was beautiful, and, the fruit thereof, abundant, and there was food for all therein, -- under it, the wild beast of the field found shade, and, among its branches, dwelt the birds of the heavens, and, therefrom, was well fed, all flesh.
4:13 I was looking, in the visions of my head, upon my bed, when lo! a watcher and holy one, outer the heavens, coming down.
4:14 He cried aloud, and, thus, he said -- Hew ye down the tree, and lop off its branches, strip off its leaves, and scatter its fruit, -- let the wild beasts flee from under it, and the birds, out of its branches;
4:15 Nevertheless, the stock of its roots in the earth, leave ye, yea in a bond of iron and bronze, in the tender grass of the field, and, with the dew of the heavens, let it be drenched, and, with the wild beasts, be its portion, amongst, the herbage of the earth;
4:16 Let, its heart, from a man's, be changed, and, the heart of a wild beast, be given to it, -- and let seven seasons pass over it.
4:17 By the decree of the watchers, is the thing, and [by] the mandate of the holy ones, the matter: to the intent that the living, may get to know, that the Most High, hath dominion, over the kingdom of men, and, to whomsoever he pleaseth, he giveth it, and, one low among men, he setteth up over it.
4:18 This dream, have, I, King Nebuchadnezzar, seen. Thou, therefore, O Belteshazzar, the interpretation, do thou tell, forasmuch as, all the wise men of my kingdom, are unable, the interpretation, to make known to me, but, thou, art able, because, the spirit of the holy gods, is in thee.
4:19 Then, Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for about one moment, and, his thoughts, troubled him. The king spake and said, O Belteshazzar, let neither, the dream, nor the interpretation, trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My Lord, The dream, be for them who hate thee, and, the interpretation, for them who are thy foes.
4:20 The tree which thou sawest, which grew and became strong, whose, height, reached unto the heavens, and, the view, thereof to all the earth:
4:21 Whose, foliage, was beautiful, and whose, fruit, abundant, and, food for all, was in it, -- under it, dwelt the wild beasts of the field, and, in the branches thereof, nestled the birds of the heavens:
4:22 Thyself, it is, O king, in that thou art grown, and become strong, -- and, thy greatness hath grown, and reached to the heavens, and, thy dominion, to the end of the earth.
4:23 And, whereas the king saw a watcher and holy one coming down out of the heavens, who said, Hew ye down the tree and despoil it, nevertheless, the stock of its roots -- in the earth, leave ye, even in a bond of iron and bronze, in the tender grass of the field, -- and, with the dew of the heavens, let it he drenched, and, along with the wild beasts of the field, be its portion, until that, seven seasons, pass over it.
4:24 This, is the interpretation, O king, -- and, the decree of the Most High, it is, which hath come upon my lord the king:
4:25 That, thee, are they going to drive forth from among men, and, along with the wild beasts of the field, shall be thy dwelling, and, grass -- like oxen, will they suffer, thee, to eat, and, with the dew of the heavens, will they suffer, thee, to be drenched, and, seven seasons, shall pass over thee, -- until that thou come to know, that the Most High, hath dominion, over the kingdom of men, and, to whomsoever he pleaesth, he giveth it.
4:26 And, whereas they gave word to leave the stock of the roots of the tree, thy kingdom, unto thee, is sure, -- after that thou come to know, that the heavens, have dominion.
4:27 Wherefore, O king, let, my counsel, be pleasing unto thee, thy sin, then, -- by righteousness, break thou off, and, thine iniquities, by shewing favour to the oppressed, -- if so be it may become the lengthening out of thy security.
4:28 All this, came upon Nebuchadnezzar the king.
4:29 At the end of twelve months, over the palace of the kingdom of Babylon, was he walking:
4:30 the king spake and said, Is not, this, Babylon the great, -- which, I myself, have built as the home of the kingdom, by the might of my power, and for the dignity of my majesty?
4:31 While yet the word was in the mouth of the king, a voice, out of the heavens, fell, -- Unto thee, is it said, O Nebuchadnezzar the king, The kingdom, hath departed from thee;
4:32 And, from among men, are they going to drive, thee, forth, and, with the wild beast of the field, shall be thy dwelling, grass -- like oxen, will they suffer, thee, to eat, and, seven seasons, shall pass over thee, -- until that thou come to know that the Most High, hath dominion, over the kingdom of men, and, to whomsoever he pleaseth, he giveth it.
4:33 Immediately, the word, was fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar, and, from among men, was he driven forth, and, grass -- like oxen, did he eat, and, with the dew of the heavens, his body was drenched, -- until that, his hair, like to eagles' feathers, was grown, and his nails, like birds' claws.
4:34 And, at the end of the days, I, Nebuchadnezzar, mine eyes unto the heavens, did uplift, and, mine understanding, unto me, returned, and, the Most High, I blessed, and, to him that liveth age-abidingly, I rendered praise and honour, -- whose dominion, is an age-abiding dominion, and, his kingdom, lasteth from generation to generation;
4:35 And, all the inhabitants of the earth, as nothing, are accounted, and, according to his own pleasure, dealeth he -- with the army of the heavens, and the inhabitants of the earth, -- and none there is who can smite upon his hand, or say to him, What hast thou done?
4:36 At the same time, mine understanding, returned unto me, and, for the dignity of my kingdom, my majesty and my brightness, returned unto me, and, unto me, my nearest friends and my nobles, did seek, -- and, over my kingdom, was I restored, and, surpassing greatness, was added unto me.
4:37 Now, I, Nebuchadnezzar, am praising and extolling and honouring the King of the Heavens, all whose works, are truth, and, his ways, right; and, them who walk in pride, he is able to abase,
5:1 Belshazzar the king, made a great feast, to a thousand of his nobles, -- and, before the thousand, was drinking, wine.
5:2 Belshazzar, gave word, at the flavour of the wine, to bring the vessels of gold and silver, which Nebuchadnezzar his father, had brought forth, out of the temple which was in Jerusalem, -- that the king and his nobles, his wives and his concubines, might drink therein.
5:3 Then brought they the vessels of gold which had been taken out of the temple of the house of God, which was in Jerusalem, -- and the king and his nobles, his wives and, his concubines, drank therein:
5:4 they drank wine, -- and praised the gods of gold and silver, bronze, iron, wood and stone.
5:5 Immediately, came forth the fingers of the hand of a man, and wrote,, over against the chandelier, upon the plaster of the wall of the palace of the king, -- and, the king, saw the part of the hand which was writing,
5:6 Then, as for the king, his bright looks, changed in him, and, his thoughts, terrified him, -- and, the joints of his loins, were loosed, and, his knees, smote, one against another.
5:7 The king began crying out again, to bring in the magicians, the Chaldeans and the astrologers, -- the king spake and said to the wise men of Babylon, Whosoever it is that shall read this writing, and, the interpretation thereof, shall declare unto me, with purple, shall he be clothed, and have a chain of gold upon his neck, and, as the third in the kingdom, shall he have dominion.
5:8 Then were coming in all the wise men of the king, -- but, the writing, could they not read, nor, the interpretation, make known to the king.
5:9 Then, King Belshazzar, was greatly terrified, and, his bright looks, were changed upon him, -- and, his nobles, were perplexed.
5:10 The queen, by reason of the words of the king and his nobles, into the house of banqueting, entered, -- the queen spake and said, O king! for ages, live! Let not thy thoughts, terrify thee, and, as for thy bright looks, let them not be changed.
5:11 There is a man in thy kingdom in whom is the spirit of the holy gods, and, in the days of thy father, light, and intelligence, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him, -- and, King Nebuchadnezzar thy father, appointed him, chief of the sacred scribes, the magicians, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers, -- thy father, O king!
5:12 Forasmuch as, a distinguished spirit, and knowledge and intelligence, ability to interpret dreams and solve riddles and unravel knotty points, were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, now let, Daniel, be called, and, the interpretation, will he declare.
5:13 Then, Daniel, was brought in before the king, -- the king spake and said unto Daniel, Art, thou, that Daniel, that is of the sons of the exile of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Judah?
5:14 Then, I have heard concerning thee, that, the spirit of the gods, is in thee, -- and, light and intelligence and distinguished wisdom, are found in thee.
5:15 Now, therefore, have been brought in before me, the wise men, the magicians, that, this writing, they might read, and, the interpretation thereof, might make known unto me, -- but they were not able, the interpretation of the thing, to declare.
5:16 I, however, have heard concerning thee, that thou art able, interpretations, to unfold, and, knotty points, to unravel, -- Now, if thou be able, the writing, to read, and, the interpretation thereof, to make known unto me, with purple, shalt thou be clothed, and, a chain of gold, shalt thou have upon thy neck, and, as the third in the kingdom, shalt thou have dominion.
5:17 Then spake Daniel, and said before the king, As for thy gifts, thine own let them remain, and, thy presents, on another, bestow, -- howbeit, the writing, will I read to the king, and, the interpretation thereof, will I make known to him.
5:18 As for thee, O king, the Most High God, gave, kingship and greatness and honour and majesty, unto Nebuchadnezzar thy father;
5:19 and, for the greatness that he gave him, all peoples, races and tongues, used to tremble and to withdraw falteringly from 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.
5:20 But, when uplifted was his heart and, his spirit, became obstinate so as to act arrogantly, he was put down from the throne of his kingdom, and, his dignity, took they from him;
5:21 And, from among the sons of men, was he driven, and, his heart, to a wild beast's, became equal, and, with the wild asses, was his dwelling, and, grass -- like oxen, they suffered him to eat, and, with the dew of the heavens, his body, was drenched -- until that he came to know that the Most High God, hath dominion, over the kingdom of men, and, whomsoever he pleaseth, he setteth up over it.
5:22 And yet, thou, his son, O Belshazzar! hast not humbled thy heart, though, all this, thou knewest;
5:23 but, against the Lord of the heavens, hast uplifted thyself, and, the vessels of his house, have they brought before thee, and, thou, and thy nobles, thy wives and thy concubines, have been drinking, wine, therein, and, gods of silver and gold, of bronze, iron, wood and stone, which see not nor hear nor know, hast thou praised, -- whereas, God, in whose hand thy breath is and whose are all thy ways, him, hast thou not glorified.
5:24 Then was there put forth from before him the part of the hand, -- and, this writing, was inscribed:
5:25 And this is the writing which was inscribed, M'ne, M'ne, T'kel, u-Pharsin.
5:26 This, is the interpretation of the thing, -- M'ne [="Reckoned-up"], God hath reckoned up thy reign, and ended it:
5:27 T'kel, -- thou art weighed [="Weighed"] in the balances, and found wanting;
5:28 P'res [="Snatched-away"], -- snatched away is thy kingdom, and given to the Medes and Persians.
5:29 Then Belshazzar, gave word, that they should clothe Daniel with purple, and put a chain of gold upon his neck, -- and should make a proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler over the kingdom.
5:30 In that night, was slain -- Belshazzar, the king of the Chaldeans.
5:31 And, Darius the Mede, received the kingdom, -- when about sixty-two years of age.
6:1 It was pleasing before Darius, that he should set up over the kingdom, a hundred and twenty satraps, -- that they should be over all the kingdom;
6:2 and, over these, three confidential ministers, of whom, Daniel, was first, -- that, to them, these satraps should render an account, and, the king, not be suffering loss.
6:3 Then, this Daniel, signalised himself, above the ministers and the satraps, because, a distinguished spirit, was in him, and, the king, thought to set him up over all the kingdom,
6:4 Then, the ministers and the satraps, began seeking to find, occasion, against Daniel, in respect of the kingdom, -- but, no occasion nor wickedness, could they find, inasmuch as, faithful, was he, and, neither error nor wickedness, could be found against him.
6:5 Then, these men, were saying, We shall not find against this Daniel, any occasion; unless we find it against him in respect of the law of his God.
6:6 Then, these ministers and satraps, crowded together unto the king, -- and, thus, were saying to him, O Darius the king! for ages, live!
6:7 All the ministers of the kingdom, the nobles and satraps, the near friends and the pashas, have consulted together, to establish a royal statute, and to confirm an interdict, -- That, whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man, for thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.
6:8 Now, O king! wilt thou establish the interdict, and sign the writing, that it may not be changed -- according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be abolished,
6:9 Wherefore, King Darius, signed the writing and the interdict.
6:10 But, Daniel, when he knew that the writing, was signed, went to his own house, and, the windows being opened to him, in his chamber, toward Jerusalem, three times a day, was he kneeling upon his knees, and praying and giving thanks before his God, in like manner as he had been doing aforetime.
6:11 Then, these men, crowded together, and found Daniel, -- praying and making supplication, before his God.
6:12 Then drew they near, and began to speak before the king, concerning the royal interdict, Didst thou not sign, an interdict, that, any man who should petition of any God or man, for thirty days, save of thee, O king, should be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, Certain is the thing -- according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be abolished.
6:13 Then answered they and were saying before the king, Daniel, who is of the sons of the exile of Judah, hath made thee, O king, of none account, also the interdict which thou hast signed, -- but, three times a day, is asking his petition.
6:14 Then, the king, when he heard, the matter, was sorely displeased with himself, and, upon Daniel, set his heart, to deliver him, -- and, until the going in of the sun, was striving to rescue him.
6:15 Then, these men, crowded unto the king, -- and were saying to the king, Know, O king, that the law of the Medes and Persians is, that, no interdict nor statute which the king establisheth, may be changed.
6:16 Then, the king, gave word, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. The king spake and said to Daniel, -- Thy God, whom thou art serving continually, he, will deliver thee.
6:17 And there was brought a certain stone, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet-ring, and with the signet-ring of his nobles, that nothing might be changed, as to Daniel.
6:18 Then the king departed to his palace, and spent the night fasting, and no, table, was brought in before him, -- and, his sleep, fled from him.
6:19 Then the king rose early, with the dawn, -- and, hastily -- unto the den of lions, departed;
6:20 and, when he drew near to the den, unto Daniel, with distressed voice, made he outcry, -- the king spake and said unto Daniel, O Daniel! servant of the Living God! Thy God, whom thou art serving continually, hath he been able to deliver thee from the lions?
6:21 Then, Daniel, with the king, spake, -- O king! for ages, live!
6:22 My God, hath sent his messenger, and hath shut the mouth of the lions, and they have not hurt me; forasmuch as, before him, rectitude was found in me, moreover also, before thee, O king, no, crime, had I committed.
6:23 Then, the king, was exceedingly glad concerning him, and gave word to take up, Daniel, out of the den. So Daniel, was taken up, out of the den, and, no manner of hurt, was found in him, for that he had trusted in his God.
6:24 And the king, gave word, that they should bring those men who had accused Daniel, and, into the den of lions, they cast them -- them, their children, and their wives, -- and, they had not reached the bottom of the den, when the lions, seized them, and, all their bones, brake they in pieces.
6:25 Then, Darius the king, wrote to all the peoples, the races, and the tongues who were dwelling in all the earth, Your prosperity abound!
6:26 From before me, is appointed a decree that, throughout every dominion of my kingdom, men tremble and withdraw falteringly from before the God of Daniel, -- for that, he, is the Living God, and abiding for ages, and, his kingdom, that which shall not be destroyed, and, his dominion, is unto the end:
6:27 who delivereth and rescueth and worketh signs and wonders, in the heavens, and in the earth, -- for that he hath delivered Daniel out of the power of the lions.
6:28 And, this Daniel, prospered in the reign of Darius, -- and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian. :
7:1 In the first year of Belshazzar, king of Babylon, Daniel, beheld, a dream, and visions of his head upon his bed, -- then, the dream, he wrote, the sum of the matters, he told.
7:2 Daniel spake and said, I was looking, in my vision [which came] with the night, -- when, lo! the four winds of the heavens, bursting forth upon the great sea;
7:3 and four large wild beasts, coming up out of the sea, -- diverse, one from another: --
7:4 The foremost, like a lion, having, the wings of an eagle, -- I looked until the wings thereof, were torn out, and it was lifted up from the earth, and, upon its feet, like a man, was it caused to stand, and, the heart of a man, was given to it.
7:5 And, lo! another wild beast, a second, resembling a bear, and, on one side, was it raised up, with three ribs in its mouth, between its teeth, -- and, thus, were they saying to it, Rise! devour much flesh.
7:6 After that, I was looking, and lo! another like a leopard, and it, had four wings of a bird upon its back, -- and four heads, had the wild beast, and dominion, was given to it,
7:7 After that, I was looking in the visions of the night, when lo! a fourth wild beast, terrible and well-hipped and exceeding strong, and it had, large teeth of iron, it devoured and brake in pieces, and, the residue -- with its feet, it trampled down, -- and, it, was diverse from all the wild beasts that were before it, and it had, ten horns.
7:8 I was considering the horns, when lo! another horn, a little one, came up among them, and, three of the former horns, were uprooted from before it, -- and lo! eyes, like the eyes of a man, in this horn, and, a mouth, speaking great things.
7:9 I continued looking, until that, thrones, were placed, and, the Ancient of days, took his seat, -- whose, garment, like snow, was white, and, the hair of his head, like pure wool, his throne, was flames of fire, his wheels, a burning fire.
7:10 A stream of fire, was flowing on and issuing forth from before him, a thousand thousand, waited upon him and, ten thousand times ten thousand, before him, stood up, -- Judgment, took its seat, and, books, were opened.
7:11 I continued looking, then because of the sound of the great words which the horn was speaking, I continued looking, until that the wild beast, was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning of the fire.
7:12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, their dominion, was taken away, -- but, a lengthening of life, was given to them, until time and season.
7:13 I continued looking in the visions of the night, when lo! with the clouds of the heavens, one like a son of man, was coming, -- and, unto the Ancient of days, he approached, and, before him, they brought him near;
7:14 and, unto him, were given dominion and dignity and kingship, that all peoples, races and tongues, unto him, should do service, -- his dominion, was an age-abiding dominion, which should not pass away, and, his kingdom, that which should not be destroyed.
7:15 The spirit of, me, Daniel, was grieved in the midst of the sheath, -- and, the visions of my head, terrified me.
7:16 I drew near unto one of them who stood by, and made exact enquiry of him, concerning all this, -- so he told me, and, the interpretation of the things, made he known unto me.
7:17 These great wild beasts, which are four, -- are four kings who shall arise out of the earth;
7:18 but the holy ones of the Highest, shall receive the kingdom, -- and shall possess the kingdom for the age, yea for the age of ages.
7:19 Then desired I to be sure, concerning the fourth wild beast, which was diverse from all of them, -- exceeding terrible, whose, teeth, were iron, and, his claws, of bronze, he devoured, brake in pieces, and, the residue -- with his feet, he trampled down;
7:20 also concerning the ten horns, which were in his head, and the other, which came up, and there fell -- from among them that were before it -- three, -- and this horn which had, eyes, and, a mouth, speaking great things, and, his look, was more proud than his fellows:
7:21 I continued looking, when, this horn, made war with the holy ones, -- and prevailed against them:
7:22 until that the Ancient of Days, came, and, justice, was granted to the holy ones of the Highest, -- and, the time, arrived, that the holy ones should possess, the kingdom.
7:23 Thus, he said, The fourth wild beast, is a fourth kingdom which shall be in the earth, which shall be diverse from all the kingdoms, -- and shall devour all the earth, and shall trample it down, and break it in pieces.
7:24 And, the ten horns of that kingdom, are ten kings who will arise, -- and, another, will arise after them, and, he, will be diverse from the former ones, and, three kings, will he cast down;
7:25 and, words against the Most High, will he speak, and, the holy ones of the Highest, will he afflict, -- and will hope to change times and law, and they will be given into his hand, for a season and seasons and the dividing of a season,
7:26 but, Judgment, will take its seat, -- and, his dominion, will they take away, to destroy and make disappear unto an end.
7:27 And, the kingdom, and the dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under all the heavens, shall be given to the people of the holy ones of the Highest, -- his kingdom, is an age-abiding kingdom, and, all the dominions, unto him, will render service, and show themselves obedient.
7:28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, greatly did my thoughts terrify me, and, my bright looks, were changed upon me, but, the matter -- in mine own heart, I kept.
8:1 In the third year of the reign of Belshazzar the king, a vision, appeared unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the beginning.
8:2 So then I saw, in the vision, and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was in Shusan the fortress, which is in Persia the province, -- yea I saw it in a vision, when, I, was by the river Ulai.
8:3 So then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and lo! a ram, standing before the river, and, it, had two horns, -- and, the two horns, were high, but, the one, was higher than the other, and, the higher, had come up, last.
8:4 I saw the ram, pushing strongly westward and northward and southward, so that no wild beast could stand before him, and none could deliver out of his hand, -- but he did according to his own pleasure, and shewed himself great.
8:5 Now, I, was observing, when lo! a he-goat, coming in out of the west, over the face of all the earth, but it meddled not with the earth, -- and, the goat, had a conspicuous horn between his eyes.
8:6 So then he came up to the ram having the two horns, which I had seen, standing before the river, -- and ran unto him, in the fury of his strength.
8:7 Yea I saw him coming close upon the ram, and he was enraged at him, and smote the ram, and brake in pieces both his horns, and there was no strength in the ram to stand before him, -- but he cast him down to the ground, and trampled him underfoot, and there was none could deliver the ram out of his power.
8:8 But, the he-goat, shewed himself very great, -- and, when he had become mighty, the great horn, was broken in pieces, and there came up afterwards four, in its stead, towards the four winds of the heavens;
8:9 and, out of the first of them, came forth a little horn, -- which became exceedingly great, against the south and against the east, and against the beautiful [land] ;
8:10 yea it became great as far as the host of the heavens, -- and caused to fall, to the earth, some of the host and some of the stars, and trampled them underfoot;
8:11 even as far as the ruler of the host, shewed he his greatness, -- and, because of him, was taken away the continual [ascending-sacrifice], and the place of the sanctuary, was cast down;
8:12 and, a host, was set over the continual [ascending-sacrifice], by transgression, -- and faithfulness, was cast down, to the ground, and so he acted with effect, and succeeded.
8:13 Then heard I a certain holy one, speaking, -- and another holy one said to that certain holy one who was speaking -- How long is the vision of the continual [ascending-sacrifice] as taken away, and the transgression which astoundeth, for both sanctuary and host to be given over to be trampled underfoot?
8:14 And he said unto him, Until two thousand and three hundred evening-mornings, -- then shall the sanctuary, be vindicated.
8:15 And it came to pass, when, I Daniel, had seen the vision, -- and had sought discernment, that lo! there was standing before me, as the appearance of a man.
8:16 Then heard I a human voice, between [the banks of] the Ulai, -- which cried out, and said, Gabriel! cause this man to understand the revelation.
8:17 So he came near where I stood, and, when he came, I was terrified, and fell upon my face, -- but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man, that, to the time of the end, belongeth the vision.
8:18 And, when he spake with me, I fell stunned upon my face, to the earth, -- but he touched me, and caused me to stand up where I was.
8:19 Then said he, Behold me! causing thee to know, that which shall come to pass in the afterpart of the indignation, -- for, at an appointed time, shall be an end.
8:20 The ram which thou sawest, having the two horns, representeth the kings of Media and Persia;
8:21 and, the he-goat, is the king of Greece, -- and, the great horn which was between his eyes, the same, is the first king.
8:22 Now, as for its being broken in pieces, whereupon there stood up four in its stead, four kingdoms, out of his nation, shall stand up, but not with his strength;
8:23 but, in the aftertime of their kingdom, when transgressions, have filled up their measure, -- there will stand up a king of mighty presence, and skilful in dissimulation;
8:24 and his strength, will be mighty, but not through his own strength, and, wonderfully, will he destroy, and succeed and act with effect, -- and will destroy mighty ones, and the people of holy ones;
8:25 and, by his cunning, will he both cause deceit to succeed in his hand, and, in his own heart, will he shew himself to be great, and, by their careless security, will he destroy many, -- and, against the ruler of rulers, will he stand up, but, without hand, shall be broken in pieces.
8:26 Now, the revelation of the evening and the morning which hath been told, faithful, indeed it is, -- but, thou, close up the vision, because it is for many days.
8:27 Now, as for me Daniel, then was I sick for days, but I arose and did the business of the king, -- and, though I was confounded concerning the revelation, yet could no one discern it.
9:1 In the first year of Darius son of Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes, -- who was made king over the kingdom of the Chaldeans:
9:2 in the first year of his reign, I, Daniel, perceived by the writings, -- the number of the years, as to which the word of Yahweh came unto Jeremiah the prophet, to fulfil the desolations of Jerusalem, seventy years.
9:3 So I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek [him] by prayer, and supplication, -- with fasting, and sackcloth and ashes;
9:4 yea I prayed unto Yahweh my God, and made confession, -- and said -- I beseech thee, O Lord, the GOD great and to be revered, keeping the covenant and the lovingkindness, to them who love him, and to them who keep his commandments.
9:5 We have sinned and committed iniquity, and been guilty of lawlessness and been rebellious, -- even departing from thy commandments, and from thy regulations;
9:6 and have not hearkened unto thy servants the prophets, who spake in thy name, unto our kings, our rulers, and our fathers, -- and unto all the people of the land.
9:7 To thee, O Lord, belongeth righteousness, but, to us, the shame of faces, as at this day, -- to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all Israel, the near and the far off, throughout all the lands whither thou hast driven them, in their treachery, wherewith they had been treacherous against thee.
9:8 O Yahweh, to us, belongeth the shame of faces, to our kings, to our rulers, and to our fathers, -- in that we have sinned against thee.
9:9 To the Lord our God, belong compassions, and forgivenesses, -- for we have rebelled against him;
9:10 and have not hearkened unto the voice of Yahweh our God, -- to walk in his instructions which he set before us, through means of his servants the prophets;
9:11 yea, all Israel, have transgressed thy law, even going away, so as not to hearken unto thy voice, -- therefore, were poured out upon us, the curse and the oath which had been written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we had sinned against him.
9:12 Thus hath he confirmed his words which he had spoken against us, and against our judges who had judged us, by bringing in upon us a great calamity, -- as to which there had not been done, under all the heavens, as hath been done unto Jerusalem.
9:13 Even as written in the law of Moses, hath, all this calamity, come in upon us, -- yet entreated we not the face of Yahweh our God, by turning away from our iniquities, and by getting intelligence in thy truth.
9:14 Therefore hath Yahweh, kept watch, for the calamity, and brought it in upon us, -- for righteous is Yahweh our God concerning all his deeds which he hath done, seeing that we had not hearkened unto his voice.
9:15 Now, therefore, O Lord our God, who didst bring forth thy people out of the land of Egypt with a firm hand, and didst make for thyself a name, as at this day, -- we have sinned, we have been guilty of lawlessness.
9:16 O Lord! according to all thy righteousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and thine indignation turn away from thy city Jerusalem, thy holy mountain, -- for, by reason of our sins, and by reason of the iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people, have become a reproach, to all who are round about us.
9:17 Now, therefore, hearken, O our God, unto the prayer of thy servant, and unto his supplications, and let thy face shine, upon thy sanctuary, that is desolate, -- for the sake of thy servants, O Lord.
9:18 Incline, O my God, thine ear, and hearken, open thine eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city on which hath been called thy name; for, not on the ground of our own righteousnesses, are we causing our supplications to fall down before thee, but on the ground of thine abounding compassions.
9:19 O Lord, hear! O Lord, forgive! O Lord, hearken and perform! Do not delay! For thine own sake, O my God, because, thine own name, hath been called, upon thy city, and upon thy people.
9:20 And, while yet I was speaking, and praying, and confessing mine own sin, and the sin of my people Israel, -- and causing my supplication to fall down before Yahweh my God, concerning the holy mountain of my God;
9:21 while yet I was speaking in prayer, then, the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in vision at the beginning, wearied with rapid flight, touched me, about the time of the evening present.
9:22 Yea he came, and spake with me, -- and said -- O Daniel! now, have I come forth, to teach thee understanding.
9:23 At the beginning of thy supplications, came forth a word, I, therefore, am arrived to tell, because, a man delighted in, thou art, -- mark then the word, and have understanding in the revelation: --
9:24 Seventy weeks, have been divided concerning thy people and concerning thy holy city -- to put an end to the transgression, and fill up the measure of sin, and put a propitiatory-covering over iniquity, and bring in the righteousness of ages, and affix a seal the vision and prophecy, and anoint the holy of holies.
9:25 Thou must know, then, and understand: From the going forth of the word to restore and to build Jerusalem -- unto the Anointed One, the Prince, [shall be] seven weeks, and sixty-two weeks, -- the broadway and the wall, shall again be built, even in the end of the times.
9:26 And, after the sixty-two weeks, shall the Anointed One, be cut off, and have, nothing, -- and, the city and the sanctuary, will one destroy with the Prince, and so will his own end come with an overwhelming flood, howbeit, up to the full end of the war, are decreed astounding things.
9:27 And he will confirm a covenant to the many, for one week, -- but, in the middle of the week, will cause sacrifice and present to cease, and, in his stead, [shall be] the horrid abomination that astoundeth, even till, a full end, and that a decreed one, shall be poured out on him that astoundeth.
10:1 In the third year of Cyrus, king of Persia, a matter, was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and faithful was the matter, but [concerned] a great warfare, and he marked the word, and had understanding in the revelation.
10:2 In those days, I, Daniel, was mourning three sevens of days:
10:3 food to delight in, did I not eat, neither flesh nor wine, came into my mouth, nor did I so much as, anoint, myself, -- until were fulfilled three sevens of days.
10:4 And, on the twenty-fourth day of the first month, -- when, I, was by the side of the great river, the same, is Tigris,
10:5 then lifted I up mine eyes, and looked, and lo! a man, clothed in linen, -- whose loins, were girded with the bright gold of Uphaz;
10:6 whose body, was like Tarshish-stone, and, his face, like the appearance of lightning, and, his eyes, were like torches of fire, and, his arms and his feet, like the look of bronze burnished, -- and, the sound of his words, was like the sound of a multitude.
10:7 And, I, Daniel, alone, beheld the revelation, and, the men who were with me, beheld not the revelation, -- in truth, a great terror, had fallen upon them, and they had fled while hiding themselves.
10:8 I, therefore, was left alone, and beheld this great revelation, and there remained in me no strength, -- but, my freshness, was turned upon me into disfigurement, and I retained no strength.
10:9 So then I heard the sound of his words, -- and, when I heard the sound of his words, then, I myself, came to be in a deep sleep upon my face, with, my face, to the earth.
10:10 And lo! a hand, touched me; and roused me up on my knees and the palms of my hands.
10:11 Then said he unto me, O Daniel! man greatly delighted in! have understanding in the words which, I, am about to speak unto thee, and stand up where thou art, for, now, have I been sent unto thee. And, when he had spoken with me this word, I stood up trembling.
10:12 Then said he unto me, Do not fear, Daniel, for, from the first day that thou didst set thy heart to understand and to humble thyself before thy God, thy words were heard; and, I, am come, by reason of thy words.
10:13 But, the ruler of the kingdom of Persia, withstood me twenty-one days, but lo! Michael, one of the chief rulers, came in to help me, -- and, I, left him there, beside the kings of Persia.
10:14 So then I am come to let thee understand that which shall befall thy people in the afterpart of the days, -- for yet is the vision for [those] days.
10:15 And, when he had spoken with me such words as these, -- I set my face towards the earth, and was dumb.
10:16 Then lo! like the similitude of the sons of men, one was touching my lips, -- so I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto him who was standing before me, O my lord! By the revelation, my pains have seized me, and I retain no strength.
10:17 How then can the servant of this my lord speak with this my lord, -- seeing that, as for me -- henceforth, there remaineth in me no strength, and no, spirit, is left in me?
10:18 Then again there touched me one like in appearance to a son of earth, and he strengthened me.
10:19 And he said, Do not fear, O man greatly delighted in! peace to thee, be strong, yea be strong! And, as he spake with me, I gained strength, and said, Let my lord speak, for thou hast strengthened me.
10:20 And he said, Knowest thou wherefore I am come unto thee? But, now, must I return to fight with the ruler of Persia; I, therefore am going forth, and lo! the ruler of Greece, is coming.
10:21 Howbeit I will tell thee that which is inscribed in the writing of truth, -- but there is no one who holdeth strongly with me concerning these things, save Michael your ruler.
11:1 I, therefore, in the first year of Darius the Mede, was at my station to strengthen and embolden him;
11:2 and, now, the truth, I will tell thee: -- Lo! there are, yet three kings, to arise -- belonging to Persia, and, the fourth, will amass greater riches than they all, and, when he hath strengthened himself in his riches, the whole, will stir up, the kingdom of Greece.
11:3 And so a hero king, will arise, -- and wield great authority, and do according to his own pleasure;
11:4 but, when he hath arisen, his kingdom, shall be broken in pieces, and be divided, toward the four winds of the heavens, -- but not to his own posterity, nor according to his own authority which he wielded, for his kingdom, shall be uprooted, even for others besides these.
11:5 But a king of the south, will become strong, even from among his rulers, -- and will prevail against him, and have authority, a great authority, shall his authority be.
11:6 And, at the end of years, they will league together, yea, the daughter of the king of the south, will go in unto the king of the north, to make peace, but she shall not retain strength of arm, neither shall he stand, nor his arm, but she shall be delivered up -- she herself, and they who brought her in, and he who begat her, and he that strengthened her in the times.
11:7 But one will stand up from the sprout of her roots, [in] his stead, -- and he will enter the army, and enter into a fortress of the king of the north, and deal with them and shew himself strong;
11:8 yea, even their gods, with their molten images, with their delightful vessels of silver and gold, with a host of captives, will he bring into Egypt, -- and, he, will stand more, years, than the king of the north;
11:9 so will the king of the south, enter into the kingdom, and then return unto his own soil.
11:10 But, his sons, will rouse themselves to war, and gather together a multitude of large armies, but he will come on and on, and overflow and pass through, -- and will return and wage war, up to his fortress.
11:11 Then will the king of the south, be enraged, and go forth and fight with him, with the king of the north, -- and will raise a great multitude, but the multitude, will be delivered, into his hand.
11:12 And, when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart, will he uplifted, -- and he will cause tens of thousands to fall, but will not conquer.
11:13 Then will the king of the north again raise a multitude, greater than the first, -- and, at the end of the times -- some years, he will come on and on with a great army, and with great substance.
11:14 And, in those times, many, will rise against the king of the south, -- and, the sons of the oppressors of thy people, will exalt themselves to confirm the vision, but will be overthrown.
11:15 Then will come in the king of the north, and cast up a rampart, and capture a city of strongholds, -- and, the arms of the south, will not rise, nor the people of his chosen ones, and there shall be no strength to rise.
11:16 So shall he that cometh against him do according to his own pleasure, and, none, shall stand before him, -- therefore will he take his stand in the beautiful land, and it will languish and be exhausted in his hand.
11:17 Then will he set his face to enter, with the might of all his kingdom, and, equitable terms with him, will make, -- and, a daughter of women, will he give him to corrupt her, but she will not remain, nor, his, shall she become.
11:18 Then will he turn his face to the Coastlands, and will capture many, -- but a commander, will bring to an end, his reproach against himself, that, his reproach, return not unto him.
11:19 Therefore will he turn his face towards the fortresses of his land, -- but he shall stagger and fall, and shall not be found.
11:20 Then will rise up in his stead, one causing an exactor to pass through the ornament of the kingdom, -- but, in a few days, shall he be broken in pieces, not with anger, nor in battle.
11:21 Then will rise up in his stead, one despised, and they will not lay upon him the dignity of the kingdom, -- but he will come in unexpectedly, and strengthen the kingdom by flatteries;
11:22 and, the arms of an overflowing flood, will sweep all before him, and they shall be broken in pieces, -- moreover also, the prince of a covenant;
11:23 and, by reason of the leaguing against him, he will work deceitfully, and will come up and become strong, with a small nation.
11:24 Unexpectedly, even into the rich places of the province, will he enter, and will do what neither his fathers nor his father's fathers had done, prey and spoil and substance -- among them, will he scatter, -- and, against strongholds, will he devise plots even until a (convenient) time.
11:25 Then will he stir up his strength and his heart, against the king of the south, with a great army, and, the king of the south, will wage war, with a great and exceedingly mighty army, -- but will make no stand, for they will devise against him plots;
11:26 and, they who have been eating his delicacies, will break him in pieces, and, his army, will he overwhelm like a flood, -- and many wounded, will fall.
11:27 Now, as for the two kings, their heart, will be set on acting wickedly, and, at one table, will they speak, falsehood, -- but it shall not succeed, for yet is the end for an appointed time.
11:28 So then he will return to his own land, with great substance, with, his heart, set upon a holy covenant; yea he will act with effect, and return to his own land.
11:29 At the appointed time, will he again enter the south, -- but it shall not be like the former, nor like the latter.
11:30 Then will come in against him the ships of Cyprus, and he will be disheartened, and again have indignation against a holy covenant, and will act with effect, -- and again gain intelligence, concerning them who are forsaking a holy covenant.
11:31 And, arms, from him, will arise, -- and will profane the sanctuary, the fortress, and will set aside the continual [ascending-sacrifice], and place the horrid abomination that astoundeth.
11:32 And, them who are ready to deal lawlessly with a covenant, will he make impious by flatteries, -- but, the people who know their God, will be strong and act with effect.
11:33 And, they who make the people wise, will impart understanding to the many, -- yet shall they be brought low, by sword and by flame, by captivity and by prey, for some days;
11:34 but, when they are brought low, they shall be helped with a little help, -- and many, will join themselves unto them, by flatteries;
11:35 and, of them who make wise, some shall be brought low, to refine them, and to purify and make white, up to the time of the end, -- for yet is it for an appointed time.
11:36 And the king, will do according to his own pleasure, and will exalt himself, and magnify himself against every GOD, yea, against the GOD of GODS, will he speak wonderful things, -- and will succeed, until exhausted is the indignation, for, what is decreed, must be done;
11:37 and, for the god of his fathers, will he have no regard, nor, for the delight of women, nor for any god, will he have regard, -- for, against all, will he magnify himself.
11:38 Howbeit, to the god of the fortresses, in his place, will he give honour, -- even to a god whom his fathers, knew not, will he give honour, with gold and with silver and with precious stones and with articles of delight.
11:39 And he will prepare, for the strongholds of the fortress of the sea, the people of an alien god, whom he will acknowledge -- will greatly honour, -- and will give them authority over the many, and, the soil, will he apportion for a price.
11:40 And, in the time of the end, will the king of the south, push at him, and the king of the north, will rush against him, with chariots and with horsemen, and with many ships, -- and he will enter the lands, and overwhelm and pass over;
11:41 yea he will enter the beautiful land, and, many [lands], shall be laid low, -- but, these, shall be delivered out of his hand, Edom and Moab, and the first portion of the sons of Ammon;
11:42 yea he will thrust forth his hand against the lands, -- and, the land of Egypt, shall have no deliverance;
11:43 and he will have authority over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the delightful things of Egypt, -- with Libyans and Ethiopians among his followers;
11:44 but, tidings, will terrify him, out of the east, and out of the north, -- therefore will he go forth with great fury, to destroy and to devote many;
11:45 and will plant his palace-home between the seas, towards the beautiful holy mountain, but shall come to his end, with none to help him.
12:1 And, at that time, will Michael, the great ruler who standeth for the sons of thy people, make a stand, and there will be a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation, up to that time, -- and, at that time, shall thy people, be delivered, every one found written in the hook;
12:2 and, many of the sleepers in the dusty ground, shall awake, -- these, [shall be] to age-abiding life, but, those, to reproach, and age-abiding abhorrence;
12:3 and, they who make wise, shall shine like the shining of the expanse, -- and, they who bring the many to righteousness, like the stars to times age-abiding and beyond.
12:4 But, thou, Daniel, close up the words, and seal the book, until the time of the end, -- many will run to and fro, and knowledge, shall abound.
12:5 Then, I, Daniel, looked, and lo! two others, standing, -- one on this side of the bank of the river, and one on that side of the bank of the river.
12:6 And one said to the man clothed with linen, who was upon the waters of the river, How long shall be the end of the wonders?
12:7 And I heard the man clothed with linen who was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left unto the heavens, and sware by him that liveth unto times age-abiding, -- For a set time and times and a half, and, when the dispersion of a part of the holy people, is brought to an end, then shall come to an end all these things.
12:8 And, I, heard, but could not understand, -- so I said, O my lord! what shall be the issue of these things?
12:9 Then said he, Go thy way, Daniel; for closed up and sealed are the words, until the time of the end.
12:10 Many, will purify themselves and be made white and be refined, but the lawless, will act lawlessly, and none of the lawless, shall understand, -- but, they who make wise, shall understand;
12:11 and, from the time of the taking away of the continual [ascending-sacrifice], and the placing of the horrid abomination that astoundeth, [shall be] one thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12:12 Happy! is he that waiteth, and attaineth to one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
12:13 But, thou, go thy way to the end, -- and thou shalt rest, and shalt rise to thy lot at the end of the days.