In the thirdyear of the reign of kingBelshazzar a visionappeared unto me, even unto me Daniel,after that which appeared unto me at the first.2
And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw , that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.3
Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw , and, behold, there stoodbefore the riveraram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other,a and the higher came uplast.4
I saw the rampushingwestward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might standbefore him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great .
And as I was considering , behold, an hegoatcame from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touchedb not the ground: and the goat had a notablehorn between his eyes.6
And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seenstandingbefore the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.7
And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his twohorns: and there was no power in the ram to standbefore him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.8
Therefore the hegoat waxed verygreat : and when he was strong , the greathorn was broken ; and for it came upfour notable ones toward the fourwinds of heaven.9
And out of one of them came forth a littlehorn, which waxed exceedinggreat , toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.
And it waxed great , even to the hostc of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them.
Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away , and the place of his sanctuary was cast down .
And an hostd was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised , and prospered .
Then I heardonesaintspeaking , and anothersaintsaid unto that certain saint which spake , How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation , to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?14
And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and threehundreddays ;e then shall the sanctuary be cleansed .
And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before me as the appearance of a man.16
And I heard a man'svoice between the banks of Ulai, which called , and said , Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.17
So he camenear where I stood: and when he came , I was afraid , and fell upon my face: but he said unto me, Understand , O son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.18
Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and setf me upright.19
And he said , Behold, I will make thee know what shall be in the last end of the indignation: for at the time appointed the end shall be.
The ram which thou sawesthaving two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.21
And the roughgoat is the king of Grecia: and the greathorn that is between his eyes is the firstking.22
Now that being broken , whereas four stood up for it, fourkingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.23
And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full , a king of fiercecountenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up .
And his power shall be mighty , but not by his own power: and he shall destroywonderfully , and shall prosper , and practise , and shall destroy the mighty and the holygpeople.25
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peaceh shall destroymany: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be brokenwithouthand.26
And the vision of the evening and the morning which was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for manydays.27
And I Danielfainted , and was sick certain days; afterward I rose up , and did the king'sbusiness; and I was astonished at the vision, but none understood it.