Those who eat the king's provisions will destroy him. His army will be overrun. Many will die.
“These two kings, with their minds set on evil, will sit at one table, telling lies, but with no success because the end will come at the set time.
He will return to his country with great wealth and set his mind against a holy covenant. He will do what he wants and then return to his country.
At the set time he will again battle against the south, but the second time will be different from the first.
Kittim ships will fight against him, and he will retreat in fear. He will rage against a holy covenant and will do what he wants. Then he will pay special attention to those who violate a holy covenant.
His forces will come and make the sanctuary fortress impure. They will stop the daily sacrifice and set up a desolating monstrosity.
By deceitful means he will corrupt those who violate a covenant, but the people who acknowledge their God will stand strong and will act.
“The people's teachers will help many understand, but for a time they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder.
When they fall, they will receive a little help, but many will join them with deceitful plans.
Some of the teachers too will fall in order that they might be refined, purified, and cleansed—until an end time, because it is still not yet the set time.
“The king will do whatever he wants. He will exalt himself, making himself greater than any god. He will say unbelievable things against the God of gods. He will succeed until the doom is completed, because what is decreed must take place.