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Daniel’s vision of the Ram and the he goat

8:1 In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared to me, even to me Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
, after that which appeared to me at the first.
8:2 And I saw in a vision; and it so happened, when I looked, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I looked in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.
8:3 Then I lifted up my eyes, and looked, and, saw, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns [were] high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
8:4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.
8:5 And as I was thinking, saw, a he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and didn’t touch the ground: and the goat [had] a notable horn between his eyes.
8:6 And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran to him in the fury of his power.
8:7 And I saw him come close to the ram, and he was moved with anger against him, and struck the ram, and broke his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he threw him down to the ground, and stomped on him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
8:8 So the he goat became very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of the heavens.
8:9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceedingly great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the beautiful land.
8:10 And it became great, [even] to the host of the heavens; and it threw down [some] of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stomped on them.
8:11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily [sacrifice] was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary was thrown down.
8:12 And a host was given him against the daily [sacrifice] because of transgression, and it threw down the truth to the ground; and it worked, and prospered.

Days of sacrifice

8:13 Then I heard a Holy One speaking, and another Holy One said to that Holy One who spoke, How long shall be the vision concerning the daily [sacrifice], and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trampled under foot?
8:14 And he said to me, To two thousand three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

The vision interpreted

8:15 And it so happened, when I, even I Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
, had seen the vision, and sought the meaning, then, see, there stood before me as the form of a man.
8:16 And I heard a man’s voice between the [banks] of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.
8:17 So he came beside where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell on my face: but he said to me, Understand, O son of man: for
the vision [is] for the time of the end.
8:18 Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and made me stand.
8:19 And he said, Look, I will make you know what shall be in the last end of the rage. because [it is] the for time appointed for the end.
8:20 The ram which you saw having two horns [is] the kings of Media and Persia.
8:21 And the rough goat is the king of Greece. And the great horn that [is] between his eyes is the first king.
8:22 Now that being broken, and four stood up in its place, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.
8:23 And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce expression, and skilled at conspiracies, shall stand up.
8:24 And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy astonishingly, and shall prosper, and work, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
8:25 And through his policy also he will make deceit succeed in his hand; and he will lift himself up in his heart, and by peace שָׁלוֹם
Transliteration šālôm Pronunciation shaw-lome’ shalom – completeness, soundness, welfare, peace, be well, prosperity For more info click here
shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Ruler of rulers; but he shall be broken without hand.
8:26 And the vision of the evening and the morning that was told is true: so you shut up the vision; for it [shall be] for many days.
8:27 And I Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
fainted, and was sick days; afterward I got up, and did the king’s business; and I was amazed at the vision, but no one understood it.

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