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Daniel 11:11-21 (New International Version)

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11 "Then the king of the South will march out in a rage and fight against the king of the North, who will raise a large army, but it will be defeated.1 12 When the army is carried off, the king of the South will be filled with pride and will slaughter many thousands, yet he will not remain triumphant. 13 For the king of the North will muster another army, larger than the first; and after several years, he will advance with a huge army fully equipped. 14 "In those times many will rise against the king of the South. The violent men among your own people will rebel in fulfillment of the vision, but without success. 15 Then the king of the North will come and build up siege ramps2 and will capture a fortified city. The forces of the South will be powerless to resist; even their best troops will not have the strength to stand. 16 The invader will do as he pleases;3 no one will be able to stand against him.4 He will establish himself in the Beautiful Land and will have the power to destroy it.5 17 He will determine to come with the might of his entire kingdom and will make an alliance with the king of the South. And he will give him a daughter in marriage in order to overthrow the kingdom, but his plansa will not succeed6 or help him. 18 Then he will turn his attention to the coastlands7 and will take many of them, but a commander will put an end to his insolence and will turn his insolence back upon him.8 19 After this, he will turn back toward the fortresses of his own country but will stumble and fall,9 to be seen no more.10 20 "His successor will send out a tax collector to maintain the royal splendor.11 In a few years, however, he will be destroyed, yet not in anger or in battle. 21 "He will be succeeded by a contemptible12 person who has not been given the honor of royalty.13 He will invade the kingdom when its people feel secure, and he will seize it through intrigue.
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