Daniel 11:37

37 He will not show regard for the gods[a] of his fathers, the god longed for by women, or for any other god, because he will magnify himself above all.

Daniel 11:37 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 11:37

Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers
Of the apostles of Christ, from whom he pretends to descend, and whose successor he would be thought to be: now their God was the Lord Jesus Christ, whom they worshipped and adored, believed in, embraced, professed, and preached; but whom antichrist disregards, though he would be thought to be his vicar on earth; yet slights him, yea, opposes and acts contrary to him, in his offices of Prophet, Priest, and King, and therefore is rightly called antichrist: nor the desire of women;
or "wives" F16; not desirous of having wives, or enjoying women in lawful marriage; but forbidding his priests to marry, as is notoriously a tenet of antichrist, and foretold by the apostle, in agreement to this prophecy, ( 1 Timothy 4:3 ) , otherwise, none more lustful or desirous of women in an unlawful way than the Romish priests: nor regard any god;
either the true God, and his laws, or any god in a metaphorical sense, any king or potentate on earth; showing no respect to any authority, or to any laws, divine or human: for he shall magnify himself above all;
above all gods, real or nominal, as in ( 2 Thessalonians 2:4 ) .


F16 (Myvn) "conjuges", Gejerus.

Daniel 11:37 In-Context

35 Some of the wise will fall so that they may be refined, purified, and cleansed until the time of the end, for it will still come at the appointed time.
36 "Then the king will do whatever he wants. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and he will say outrageous things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, because what has been decreed will be accomplished.
37 He will not show regard for the gods of his fathers, the god longed for by women, or for any other god, because he will magnify himself above all.
38 Instead, he will honor a god of fortresses-a god his fathers did not know-with gold, silver, precious stones, and riches.
39 He will deal with the strongest fortresses with [the help of] a foreign god. He will greatly honor those who acknowledge him, making them rulers over many and distributing land as a reward.

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