the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto
me at the first.
2And I saw in a vision; and
it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision,
and I was by the river of Ulai.
3Then I lifted
up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but
one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.
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.
5And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of
the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.
6And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the
river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.
I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and
there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was
none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward
the four winds of heaven.
9And out of one
of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant
10And it waxed great, even to the host
of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
11Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily
sacrifice was taken away, and the place of the sanctuary was cast down.
12And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down
the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.
I heard one saint speaking, and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision concerning
the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
14And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and
three hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before
me as the appearance of a man.
16And I heard
a man's voice between the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.
17So he came near where I stood: and when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon
my face: but he said unto me, Understand, O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.
18Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground:
but he touched me, and set me upright.
he said, Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end
20The ram which thou sawest having
two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.
the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
22Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand
up out of the nation, but not in his power.
in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding
dark sentences, shall stand up.
power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall
destroy the mighty and the holy people.
through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace
shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
26And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore
shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many days.
I Daniel fainted, and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up, and did the king's business; and I was astonished at the
vision, but none understood it.