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Prophets After the Exile

(Category 12 of 16)

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Vision of the Glorious Man

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1 In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a message was revealed to Daniel, whose aname was called Belteshazzar. The message was true, 1but the appointed time was long; and he understood the message, and had understanding of the vision.
2 In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three full weeks.
3 I ate no 1pleasant food, no meat or wine came into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks were fulfilled.
4 Now on the twenty-fourth day of the first month, as I was by the side of the great river, that is, the 1Tigris,
5 I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a certain man clothed in alinen, whose waist was bgirded with gold of Uphaz!
6 His body was like beryl, his face like the appearance of lightning, his eyes like torches of fire, his arms and feet like burnished bronze in color, aand the sound of his words like the voice of a multitude.
7 And I, Daniel, alone saw the vision, for the men who were with me did not see the vision; but a great terror fell upon them, so that they fled to hide themselves.
8 Therefore I was left alone when I saw this great vision, and no strength remained in me; for my 1vigor was turned to 2frailty in me, and I retained no strength.
9 Yet I heard the sound of his words; and while I heard the sound of his words I was in a deep sleep on my face, with my face to the ground.

Prophecies Concerning Persia and Greece

10 aSuddenly, a hand touched me, which made me tremble on my knees and on the palms of my hands.
11 And he said to me, “O Daniel, aman greatly beloved, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright, for I have now been sent to you.” While he was speaking this word to me, I stood trembling.
12 Then he said to me, a“Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, byour words were heard; and I have come because of your words.

CHAPTER 10 References

1 aDan. 1:7
1Or and of
great conflict;
3 1desirable
4 1Heb. Hiddekel
5 aEzek. 9:2;
10:2 bRev.
1:13; 15:6
6 a[Rev. 1:15] 8 1Lit. splendor
2Lit. ruin
10 aDan. 9:21
11 aDan. 9:23
12 aRev. 1:17
bActs 10:4
13 aDan. 10:20
bDan. 10:21;
12:1
14 aDan. 2:28
bDan. 8:26;
10:1
15 aDan. 8:18;
10:9 1Lit. set
16 aDan. 8:15
bJer. 1:9 cDan.
10:8, 9
1Theodotion,
Vg. the son;
LXX a hand
2Or turned
upon
19 aDan. 10:11
bJudg. 6:23
20 aDan. 10:13
21 a[Rev. 12:7]

CHAPTER 11 References

1 aDan. 9:1
bDan. 5:31
3 aDan. 7:6;
8:5 bDan. 8:4;
11:16, 36
4 aZech. 2:6
bDan. 8:22

DANIEL 11:5

13 a“But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, bMichael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.
14 “Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people ain the latter days, bfor the vision refers to many days yet to come.”
15 When he had spoken such words to me, aI 1turned my face toward the ground and became speechless.
16 And suddenly, aone having the likeness of the 1sons of men btouched my lips; then I opened my mouth and spoke, saying to him who stood before me, “My lord, because of the vision cmy sorrows have 2overwhelmed me, and I have retained no strength.
17 “For how can this servant of my lord talk with you, my lord? As for me, no strength remains in me now, nor is any breath left in me.”
18 Then again, the one having the likeness of a man touched me and strengthened me.
19 aAnd he said, “O man greatly beloved, bfear not! Peace be to you; be strong, yes, be strong!” So when he spoke to me I was strengthened, and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.”
20 Then he said, “Do you know why I have come to you? And now I must return to fight awith the prince of Persia; and when I have gone forth, indeed the prince of Greece will come.
21 “But I will tell you what is noted in the Scripture of Truth. (No one upholds me against these, aexcept Michael your prince.

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1 “Also ain the first year of bDarius the Mede, I, even I, stood up to confirm and strengthen him.)
2 “And now I will tell you the truth: Behold, three more kings will arise in Persia, and the fourth shall be far richer than them all; by his strength, through his riches, he shall stir up all against the realm of Greece.
3 “Then aa mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion, and bdo according to his will.
4 “And when he has arisen, ahis kingdom shall be broken up and divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not among his posterity bnor according to his dominion with which he ruled; for his kingdom shall be uprooted, even for others besides these.

Warring Kings of North and South

5 “Also the king of the South shall become strong, as well as one of his princes; and he shall gain power

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DANIEL 11:6

over him and have dominion. His dominion shall be a great dominion.
6 “And at the end of some years they shall join forces, for the daughter of the king of the South shall go to the king of the North to make an agreement; but she shall not retain the power of her 1authority, and neither he nor his 1authority shall stand; but she shall be given up, with those who brought her, and with him who begot her, and with him who strengthened her in those times.
7 “But from a branch of her roots one shall arise in his place, who shall come with an army, enter the fortress of the king of the North, and deal with them and prevail.
8 “And he shall also carry their gods captive to Egypt, with their 1princes and their precious articles of silver and gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the North.
9 “Also the king of the North shall come to the kingdom of the king of the South, but shall return to his own land.
10 “However his sons shall stir up strife, and assemble a multitude of great forces; and one shall certainly come aand overwhelm and pass through; then he shall return bto his fortress and stir up strife.
11 “And the king of the South shall be amoved with rage, and go out and fight with him, with the king of the North, who shall muster a great multitude; but the bmultitude shall be given into the hand of his enemy.
12 “When he has taken away the multitude, his heart will be 1lifted up; and he will cast down tens of thousands, but he will not prevail.
13 “For the king of the North will return and muster a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come at the end of some years with a great army and much equipment.
14 “Now in those times many shall rise up against the king of the South. Also, 1violent men of your people shall exalt themselves 2in fulfillment of the vision, but they shall afall.
15 “So the king of the North shall come and abuild a siege mound, and take a fortified city; and the 1forces of the South shall not withstand him. Even his choice troops shall have no strength to resist.
16 “But he who comes against him ashall do according to his own will, and bno one shall stand against him. He shall stand in the Glorious Land with destruction in his 1power.
17 “He shall also aset his face to enter with the strength of his whole kingdom, and 1upright ones with him; thus shall he do. And he shall give him the daughter of women to destroy it; but she shall not stand with him, bor be for him.

6 1Lit. arm
8 1Or molded
images
10 aIs. 8:8; Jer.
46:7, 8; 51:42;
Dan. 9:26;
11:26, 40
bDan. 11:7
11 aProv. 16:14
b[Ps. 33:10,
16] 12 1Proud
14 aJob 9:13
1Or robbers,
lit. sons of
breakage 2Lit.
to establish
15 aJer. 6:6;
Ezek. 4:2;
17:17 1Lit.
arms
16 aDan. 8:4, 7
bJosh. 1:5 1Lit.
hand
17 a2 Kin.
12:17; 2 Chr.
20:3; Ezek.
4:3, 7 bDan.
9:26 1Or bring
equitable
terms
19 aPs. 27:2;
Jer. 46:6 bJob
20:8; Ps.
37:36; Ezek.
26:21
21 aDan. 7:8
22 aDan. 9:26
bDan. 8:10, 11
1Lit. arms
23 aDan. 8:25
24 1booty
26 1Or overflow
27 aDan. 8:19;
Hab. 2:3
30 aGen. 10:4;
Num. 24:24;
Is. 23:1, 12;
Jer. 2:10 1Heb.
Kittim, western
lands,
especially
Cyprus

18 “After this he shall turn his face to the coastlands, and shall take many. But a ruler shall bring the reproach against them to an end; and with the reproach removed, he shall turn back on him.
19 “Then he shall turn his face toward the fortress of his own land; but he shall astumble and fall, band not be found.
20 “There shall arise in his place one who imposes taxes on the glorious kingdom; but within a few days he shall be destroyed, but not in anger or in battle.
21 “And in his place ashall arise a vile person, to whom they will not give the honor of royalty; but he shall come in peaceably, and seize the kingdom by intrigue.
22 “With the 1force of a aflood they shall be swept away from before him and be broken, band also the prince of the covenant.
23 “And after the league is made with him ahe shall act deceitfully, for he shall come up and become strong with a small number of people.
24 “He shall enter peaceably, even into the richest places of the province; and he shall do what his fathers have not done, nor his forefathers: he shall disperse among them the plunder, 1spoil, and riches; and he shall devise his plans against the strongholds, but only for a time.
25 “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 devise plans against him.
26 “Yes, those who eat of the portion of his delicacies shall destroy him; his army shall 1be swept away, and many shall fall down slain.
27 “Both these kings’ hearts shall be bent on evil, and they shall speak lies at the same table; but it shall not prosper, for the end will still be at the aappointed time.
28 “While returning to his land with great riches, his heart shall be moved against the holy covenant; so he shall do damage and return to his own land.

The Northern King’s Blasphemies

29 “At the appointed time he shall return and go toward the south; but it shall not be like the former or the latter.
30 a“For ships from 1Cyprus shall come against him; therefore he shall be grieved, and return in rage against the holy covenant, and do damage. So he shall return and show regard for those who forsake the holy covenant.

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31 “And 1forces shall be mustered by him, aand they shall defile the sanctuary fortress; then they shall take away the daily sacrifices, and place there the abomination of desolation.
32 “Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall 1corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.
33 “And those of the people who understand shall instruct many; yet for many days they shall fall by sword and flame, by captivity and plundering.
34 “Now when they fall, they shall be aided with a little help; but many shall join with them by 1intrigue.
35 “And some of those of understanding shall fall, ato refine them, purify them, and make them white, until the time of the end; because it is still for the appointed time.
36 “Then the king shall do according to his own will: he shall aexalt and magnify himself above every god, shall speak blasphemies against the God of gods, and shall prosper till the wrath has been accomplished; for what has been determined shall be done.
37 “He shall regard neither the 1God of his fathers nor the desire of women, anor regard any god; for he shall exalt himself above them all.
38 “But in their place he shall honor a god of fortresses; and a god which his fathers did not know he shall honor with gold and silver, with precious stones and pleasant things.
39 “Thus he shall act against the strongest fortresses with a foreign god, which he shall acknowledge, and advance its glory; and he shall cause them to rule over many, and divide the land for 1gain.

The Northern King’s Conquests

40 “At the atime of the end the king of the South shall attack him; and the king of the North shall come against him blike a whirlwind, with chariots, chorsemen, and with many ships; and he shall enter the countries, overwhelm them, and pass through.
41 “He shall also enter the Glorious Land, and many countries shall be overthrown; but these shall escape from his hand: aEdom, Moab, and the 1prominent people of Ammon.
42 “He shall stretch out his hand against the countries, and the land of aEgypt shall not escape.
43 “He shall have power over the treasures of gold and silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt; also the Libyans and Ethiopians shall follow aat his heels.
44 “But news from the east and the

31 aDan.
8:11–13; 12:11
1Lit. arms
32 1pollute
34 1Or
slipperiness,
flattery
35 a[Deut.
8:16; Prov.
17:3]; Dan.
12:10; Zech.
13:9; Mal.
3:2, 3
36 aDan. 7:8,
25
37 aIs. 14:13;
2 Thess. 2:4
1Or gods
39 1profit
40 aDan. 11:27,
35; 12:4, 9 bIs.
21:1 cEzek.
38:4; Rev. 9:16
41 aIs. 11:14
1Lit. chief of
the sons of
Ammon
42 aJoel 3:19
43 aEx. 11:8
45 aPs. 48:2
bRev. 19:20

CHAPTER 12 References

1 aIs. 26:20;
Jer. 30:7;
Ezek. 5:9;
Dan. 9:12;
Matt. 24:21;
Mark 13:19
bRom. 11:26
cEx. 32:32; Ps.
56:8
2 a[Matt.
25:46; John
5:28, 29; Acts
24:15] b[Is.
66:24; Rom.
9:21] 1Lit. abhorrence
3 aProv. 3:35;
Dan. 11:33,
35; Matt.
13:43 bProv.
11:30; [James
5:19, 20] c1 Cor. 15:41
4 aIs. 8:16;
Dan. 12:9;
Rev. 22:10
bAmos 8:12
5 aDan. 10:4
6 aEzek. 9:2;
Dan. 10:5
bDan. 8:13;
12:8; Matt.
24:3; Mark
13:4
7 aDeut. 32:40
bDan. 4:34
cDan. 7:25;
Rev. 12:14
dLuke 21:24
eDan. 8:24
10 aZech. 13:9
bIs. 32:6, 7;
Rev. 22:11
cDan. 12:3;
Hos. 14:9;
John 7:17;
8:4

DANIEL 12:10

north shall trouble him; therefore he shall go out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many.
45 “And he shall plant the tents of his palace between the seas and athe glorious holy mountain; byet he shall come to his end, and no one will help him.

Prophecy of the End Time

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1 “At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; aAnd there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people bshall be delivered, Every one who is found cwritten in the book.
2 And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, aSome to everlasting life, Some to shame band everlasting 1contempt.
3 Those who are wise shall ashine Like the brightness of the firmament, bAnd those who turn many to righteousness cLike the stars forever and ever.

4 “But you, Daniel, ashut up the words, and seal the book until the time of the end; many shall brun to and fro, and knowledge shall increase.”
5 Then I, Daniel, looked; and there stood two others, one on this riverbank and the other on that ariverbank.
6 And one said to the man clothed in alinen, who was above the waters of the river, b“How long shall the fulfillment of these wonders be?”
7 Then I heard the man clothed in linen, who was above the waters of the river, when he aheld up his right hand and his left hand to heaven, and swore by Him bwho lives forever, cthat it shall be for a time, times, and half a time; dand when the power of ethe holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished.
8 Although I heard, I did not understand. Then I said, “My lord, what shall be the end of these things?”
9 And he said, “Go your way, Daniel, for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
10 a“Many shall be purified, made white, and refined, bbut the wicked shall do wickedly; and none of the wicked shall understand, but cthe wise shall understand.

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DANIEL 12:11

11 “And from the time that the daily sacrifice is taken away, and the abomination of desolation is set up, there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days.
12 “Blessed is he who waits, and

13 aRev. 14:13
bPs. 1:5

comes to the one thousand three hundred and thirty-five days.
13 “But you, go your way till the end; afor you shall rest, band will arise to your inheritance at the end of the days.”

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PSALM 58

The Just Judgment of the Wicked

To the Chief Musician. Set to 1“Do Not Destroy.” A Michtam of David.

1 DO you indeed speak righteousness, you silent ones? Do you judge uprightly, you sons of men?
2 No, in heart you work wickedness; You weigh out the violence of your hands in the earth.

3 aThe wicked are estranged from the womb; They go astray as soon as they are born, speaking lies.
4 aTheir poison is like the poison of a serpent; They are like the deaf cobra that stops its ear,
5 Which will not aheed the voice of charmers, Charming ever so skillfully.

PSALM 58 References

title 1Heb. Al
Tashcheth
3 a[Ps. 53:3; Is.
48:8] 4 aEccl. 10:11
5 aJer. 8:17
6 aJob 4:10
1Break away
7 aJosh. 2:11;
7:5; Ps.
112:10; Is.
13:7; Ezek.
21:7
8 aJob 3:16
9 aPs. 118:12;
Eccl. 7:6 bJob
27:21; Prov.
10:25
10 a[Deut.
32:43]; Jer.
11:20 bPs.
68:23
11 aPs. 92:15;
Prov. 11:18;
[2 Cor. 5:10] bPs. 50:6; 75:7

6 aBreak1 their teeth in their mouth, O God! Break out the fangs of the young lions, O LORD!
7 aLet them flow away as waters which run continually; When he bends his bow, Let his arrows be as if cut in pieces.
8 Let them be like a snail which melts away as it goes, aLike a stillborn child of a woman, that they may not see the sun.

9 Before your apots can feel the burning thorns, He shall take them away bas with a whirlwind, As in His living and burning wrath.
10 The righteous shall rejoice when he sees the avengeance; bHe shall wash his feet in the blood of the wicked,
11 aSo that men will say, “Surely there is a reward for the righteous; Surely He is God who bjudges in the earth.”

 
 

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