The ten horns1 are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings.
He will speak against the Most High2 and oppress his saints3 and try to change the set times4 and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.a526
" 'But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed6 forever.
Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms7 under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints,8 the people of the Most High.9 His kingdom will be an everlasting10 kingdom, and all rulers will worship11 and obey him.'