Daniel 11:19

Overview - Daniel 11
The overthrow of Persia by the king of Grecia.
Leagues and conflicts between the kings of the south and of the north.
30 The invasion and tyranny of the Romans.
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Daniel 11:19  (King James Version)
Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.

From the preceding verses in this chapter let us learn, 1. That God, in his providence, sets up one and pulls down another, as he pleases
2. That this world is full of wars and fightings, which result from the indulgence of the lusts of men
3. That all the changes and revolutions of states were plainly and perfectly foreseen by the God of heaven
4. That no word of God can fall to the ground, but what he has declared shall infallibly come to pass. For the elucidation of the historical parts of Scripture, it is advantageous to notice the writings of heathen authors: light is thus thrown on many passages of Holy Writ, by shewing the accomplishment of the prophecies therein contained, or customs elucidated, which, in the course of years, or in our more northern latitude, would be to us inexplicable. We have therefore reason to bless God for human learning, by which many have done great service to the readers of His blessed word.
Job 20:8 ; Psalms 27:2 ; 37:36 Jeremiah 46:6 ; Ezekiel 26:21