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Daniel seeth a vision.


2 Heb. weeks of days. 8 Heb. bread of desires.

• Matt. 6.17.


2 In those days I Daniel was mourning three 2 full weeks.

3 I ate no 3pleasant 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 Gen. 2. 14. f Hiddekel;

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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 Ezek. 1.7. feet like in colour to polished brass, Pand the voice of his words like the voice of a multitude.

n Rev. 1. 14. & 19. 12.

-Rev. 1. 15. p Ezek. 1. 24.

Rev.1. 15.

q 2 Kings 6. 17.

Acts 9.7.

r ch. 8. 27.

6 Or, vigour. ch. 7. 28.

t ch. 8.18.

a Jer. 1. 9. ch. 9. 21. Rev. 1. 17. 6 Heb. moved.

I ch. 9. 23.

7 Heb. a

man of desires.

8 Heb. stand upon thy standing.

y Rev. 1.17.

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 5 comeliness was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.

9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: tand when I heard the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my face toward the ground.

10 And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon my knees and upon the palms of my hands.

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11 And 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.

12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten thyself ch. 9. 3, 4, before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words.

22, 23. Acts 10. 4. ■ ver. 20.

b ver. 21. ch. 12. 1. Jude 9. Rev. 12. 7. 9Or,the first.

© Gen. 49. 1. ch. 2. 28. d ch. 8. 28. ver. 1.

Hab. 2. 3.

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He is comforted.

words unto me, I set my face toward the ground, and I became dumb.


16 And, 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 h my sorrows are turned upon me, and I have retained no strength. 17 For 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.

18 Then there came again and touched me one like the appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,


19 And 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.

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20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the 1 ver. 13. prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.

21 But 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.



3 Heb. strengthen eth himself. m ver. 13. Jude 9. Rev. 12.7.

1 The overthrow of Persia by the king of Grecia. 5 Leagues and conflicts between the kings of the south and of the north. 30 The invasion and tyranny of the Romans. the Mede, even I, stood to conLSO Ia in the first year of Darius ch. 9. 1.

firm 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.

b ch. 5. 31.

& 8. 5.

d ch. 8. 4. ver. 16, 36. e ch.8.8.

3 And a mighty king shall stand ch.7.6. up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. 4. And when he shall stand • his up, kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor f ch. 8. 22. 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

Leagues and conflicts between


2 Heb. shall associate themselves. 8 Heb. rights.

DANIEL, XI. the kings of the north and south.

2 shall join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make 3 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 4 Or, whom brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.

she brought forth.

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g Is. 8.8. ch. 9. 26.

8 Or, then shall he be stirred up again. h ver. 7.

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• Heb. at the end of times, even years. ch. 4. 16.

& 12. 7.

2 Heb. the children of robbers.

8 Heb. the city of

9 So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land.

10 But 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.


11 And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; ; but the multitude shall be given into his hand. 12 And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he shall not be strengthened by it.

13 For 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.


14 And 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.

15 So 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, neipeople of his ther 'his chosen people, neither shall there be any strength to withstand.


4 Heb. the


1 ch. 8. 4, 7. ver. 3, 36.

Josh. 1.5. So goodly


ch. 8. 9.

ver. 41, 45.

6 Heb. the land of ornament.

16 But 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.


17 He shall also 'set his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.

18 After 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.


19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall," and not be found.

20 Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes in the glory of the kingdom: but within few he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.



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21 And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: ch.7.8.& but he shall come in peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.

8.9, 23, 25.

22 PAnd with the arms of a flood ver. 10. shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; "yea, also ach. 8. 10, the prince of the covenant.

23 And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

11, 25.

Fulfilled cir. 171. r ch. 8. 25.

2 Or, into the peaceable

24 He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the pro- and fat, &c. vince; 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 fore-Heb. think cast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

25 And 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.

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■ ver. 23.

a ver. 25.

Fulfilled cir. 168.

b Num. 24. 24.

Jer. 2. 10. e ver. 28.

e ch. 8. 11. & 12. 11.

2 Or, astonisheth.


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nant; and he shall do exploits, and | him: and the king of the north shall
return to his own land.
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.

29 At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; z but it shall not be as the former, 8. or as the latter.

30 For 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.

31 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.

32 And such as do wickedly against 3 Or,cause to the covenant shall he 3 corrupt by flatteries but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

1 Mal. 2.7.

Heb. ll. 35, &c.

33 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.

34 Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.

35 And some of them of under




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☐ Is. 21. 1.

Zech. 9. 14. Ezek. 38. 4, 15. Rev. 9. 16. b ver. 10, 22. or goodly ver. 16. delight,


41 He shall enter also into the 23 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 chil-or, ornadren of Ammon.

42 He shall'stretch forth his hand also upon the countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.

43 But 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.

8 Heb. land

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1 Michael shall deliver Israel from their
troubles. 5 Daniel is informed of the times.
ND at that time shall a Michael ch. 10. 13,

ch. 12. 10. standing shall fall, "to try them, and Atand up, the great prince which

1 Pet. 1.7.

4Or,by them. to purge, and to make them white,

och. 8. 17,19. ver. 40. p ver. 29.

q ver. 16.

rch. 7. 8, 25. 2 Thess. 2.4.

& 8.25.

Rev. 13. 5,6. ■ ch. 8. 11, 24, 25.

t ch. 9. 27.

1 Tim. 4.8. 2 Thess. 2.4.

* Is. 14. 13.

6 Or, But in his stead.

6 Heb. as for the almighty God, in his seat he shall honour, yea, he shall

honour a
god, whom,

7 Or, muni-
8 Heb.
or, God's
• Heb.
Is. 44. 9.
2 Heb.

even to the time of the end: Pbecause it is yet for a time appointed.

36 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.

37 Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, "nor the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself above all.

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38 But in his estate shall he honour the God of 78 forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.

39 Thus shall he do in the 2 most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause fortresses of them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for 'gain.


8 Heb. a price.

J ver. 35.

40 And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at


21. Jer. 30. 7. Matt. 24.21.

Rev. 16. 18. c Rom. 11.

standeth for the children of thy peo-b Is. 26. 20, ple: 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 bewise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever.

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d Ex. 32. 32. Ps. 56. 8. & 69. 28. Ezek. 13. 9.

Luke 10.20. Rev. 3. 5.

Phil. 4. 3.

& 13.8.

e Matt. 25.



John 5. 28, Acts 24.15. Rom. 9. 21. ch. 11. 33,

f Is. 66. 24.

35. 7 Or, teachers. h Prov. 4.


Matt. 13. 43. 1 Jam. 5. 20.

1 Cor. 15.

41, 42.
1 ch. 8. 28.

ver. 9.

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c 2 Kings 10. 11. 3 Heb. visit.

d 2 Kings 15. 10, 12. € 2 Kings 15. 29.

4 That is,


3 So he went and took Gomer the daughter of Diblaim; which conceived, and bare him a son.

4 And the LORD said unto him, Call his name Jezreel; for yet a little while, and I will avenge the blood of Jezreel upon the house of Jehu, dand will cause to cease the kingdom

of the house of Israel.

5. And it shall come to pass at that day, that I will break the bow of Israel in the valley of Jezreel.


6 ¶ And she conceived again, and obtained bare a daughter. And God said unto him, Call her name Lo-ruhamah: ffor I will no more have mercy upon the house of Israel; but I will utterly take them away.

f 2 Kings 17.6,23.

5 Heb.I will not add any more to.

Or, that I should altogether pardon them.

7 But I will have mercy upon the house of Judah, and will save them by the LORD their God, and h will not save them by bow, nor by h Zech. 4. 6. sword, nor by battle, by horses, nor by horsemen.

g 2 Kings

19. 35.

& 9. 10.

8 Now when she had weaned Lo-ruhamah, she conceived, and bare

a son.


9 Then said God, Call his name

John 7.17. & 18.37. &11.31.

c ch. 8. 11.

2 leb. to set up the abomina

tion, &c.

8 Or, astonisheth.

ver. 9. thou, &c. 15.57.2.

4 Or, and

Rev. 14. 18. f Ps. 1. 5.


Lo-ammi: for ye are not my people, at my and I will not be your God.

10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of the sea, which cannot be measured nor numbered; and it shall come to pass, that in the place where it was said unto them, 'Ye are not my people, there it shall be said unto them, Ye are the sons of the living God.


Not people.


Gen. 32. Rom. 9. 27,


k Rom. 9.
25, 26.
1 Pet. 2. 10.
6 Or,

instead of

1 ch. 2. 23. m John 1.

1 John 3.1. n Is. 11. 12. Jer. 3. 18.

11 Then shall the children of 12. Judah and the children of Israel be gathered together, and appoint them-18. selves one head, and they shall come up out of the land: for great shall be 24 the day of Jezreel.

CHAPTER II. The idolatry of the people. ments against them. reconciliation with them.

6 God's judg14 His promises of


and to your sisters, Ru-hamah. AY ye unto your brethren,'Ammi; 2 Plead with your mother, plead: for a she is not my wife, neither am I her husband: let her therefore put away herb whoredoms out of her sight, and her adulteries from between her breasts;

3 Lest I strip her naked, and set her as in the day that she was born, and make her as a wilderness, and set her like a dry land, and slay her with thirst.

4 And I will not have mercy upon her children; for they be the children of whoredoms.

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& 37. 16

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God's judgments, and


i ver. 8, 12. Jer. 44. 17. 2 Heb. drinks.

k Job 3. 23. & 19. 8. Lam. 3.7.9. 8 Heb. wall a wall.



the harlot: she that conceived them hath done shamefully: for she said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink. 6 Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and 3 make a wall, that she shall not find her paths.

7 And she shall follow after her lovers, but she shall not overtake them; and she shall seek them, but shall not find them: then shall she say, 'I will go and return to my first m Ezek. 16. husband; for then was it better with me than now.

1 ch. 5. 15. Luke 15.18.


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17 For I will take away the names Josh. 23.7. of Baalim out of her mouth, and


promises of reconciliation.


Job 5. 23.

18 And in that day will I make a covenant for them with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven, and with the creeping things. 11. 6-9of the ground: and I will break the bow and the sword and the battle out of the earth, and will make them to lie down safely.

Ezek.34.25. Is. 2.4. Ezek. 39. 9,

e Ps. 46. 9.

10. Zech. 9. 10. f Lev. 26.5.

19 And I will betroth thee unto Jer. 23. 6. me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies.

20 I will even betroth thee unto me in faithfulness: and thou shalt & Jer. 31. 33, know the LORD.


John 17. 8.

21 And it shall come to pass in that day, I will hear, saith the LORD, Zech.8.12. I will hear the heavens, and they shall hear the earth;

22 And the earth shall hear the corn, and the wine, and the oil; and 1 ch. 1. 4. they shall hear Jezreel.

23 And I will sow her unto me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not my people, Thou art my people; and they shall say, Thou art my God. CHAPTER III.

1 By the expiation of an adulteress, 4 is shewed the desolation of Israel before their restora


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1 God's judgments against the sins of the people, 6 and of the priests, 12 and against their idolatry. 15 Judah is exhorted to take warning by Israel's calamity.

EAR the word of the LORD, ye

10. 16.4.2. they shall no more be remembered children of Israel: for the LORD

by their name.

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d ch. 10. 3. 4 Heb. a or, statue,

standing. or, pillar Is. 19. 19. Judg. 17.5. Jer. 50.4,5.

e Ex. 28. 6.

ch. 5. 6.

h Jer. 30. 9.

Ezek. 34.23.

24. & 37. 22,


18. 2. 2, Ezek. 38. 8,

Jer. 30. 24.

Dan. 2. 28.
Mic. 4. 1.

cir. 780.

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