2 "And now I will tell you the 1truth. Behold, three more kings are going to arise in Persia. Then a fourth will gain far more riches than all of them; as soon as he becomes strong through his riches, he will arouse the whole empire against the realm of 2Greece.
3 "And a 3mighty king will arise, and he will rule with great authority and 4do as he pleases.
4 "But as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled out 5toward the 6four points of the compass, though not to his own descendants, nor according to his authority which he wielded, for his sovereignty will be 7uprooted and given to others besides * them.