Daniel 8:9-25

Rotherham(i) 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]; 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; 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; 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. 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? 14 And he said unto him, Until two thousand and three hundred evening-mornings,—then shall the sanctuary, be vindicated. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20 The ram which thou sawest, having the two horns, representeth the kings of Media and Persia; 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. 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; 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; 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; 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.