Also I in the firstyear of Darius the Mede, even I, stood to confirm and to strengthen him.
And now will I shew thee the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet threekings in Persia; and the fourth shall be farricher than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall stir up all against the realm of Grecia.3
And a mightyking shall stand up , that shall rule with greatdominion, and do according to his will.4
And when he shall stand up , his kingdom shall be broken , and shall be divided toward the fourwinds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled : for his kingdom shall be plucked up , even for others beside those.
And the king of the south shall be strong , and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion ; his dominion shall be a greatdominion.6
And in the end of years they shall join themselves together ; for the king'sdaughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of the arm; neither shall he stand , nor his arm: but she shall be given up , and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.