Daniel 8:6-16 (Holman Christian Standard)

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6 He came toward the two-horned ram I had seen standing beside the canal and rushed at him with savage fury. 7 I saw him approaching the ram, and infuriated with him, he struck the ram, shattering his two horns, and the ram was not strong enough to stand against him. The goat threw him to the ground and trampled him, and there was no one to rescue the ram from his power. 8 Then the male goat became very great, but when he became powerful, the large horn was shattered. Four conspicuous horns came up in its place, [pointing] toward the four winds of heaven.a

The Little Horn

9 From one of them a little hornb emerged and grew extensively toward the south and the east and toward the beautiful land.cd 10 It grew as high as the heavenly host, made some of the stars and some of the host fall to the earth, and trampled them.e 11 It made itself great, even up to the Princef of the host;g it removed His daily sacrificeh and overthrew the place of His sanctuary. 12 Because of rebellion, a host, together with the daily sacrifice, will be given over. The horn will throw truth to the ground and will be successful in whatever it does. 13 Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to the speaker, "How long will [the events of] this vision last-the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that makes desolate, and the giving over of the sanctuary and of the host to be trampled?" 14 He said to me,i "For 2,300 evenings and mornings;j then the sanctuary will be restored."

Interpretation of the Vision

15 While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there stood before me someone who appeared to be a man. 16 I heard a human voice calling from the middle of the Ulai:k "Gabriel,l explain the vision to this man."
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