Daniel 11:26

26 Those who eat from the king’s provisions will try to destroy him; his army will be swept away, and many will fall in battle.

Read Daniel 11:26 Using Other Translations

Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.
Even those who eat his food shall break him. His army shall be swept away, and many shall fall down slain.
His own household will cause his downfall. His army will be swept away, and many will be killed.

What does Daniel 11:26 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Daniel 11:26

Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy
him
Those of his own household, his familiar friends, his courtiers and counsellors, and the generals of his army; his destruction, or the loss of the battle, was owing either to the bad counsels they gave him, or to their desertion of him, being corrupted by Antiochus: and his army shall overflow:
that is, the army of Antiochus, like a mighty inundation of water, which carries all before it, should overflow, or bear down and destroy, the army of Ptolemy, and overrun all Egypt, as it did, as before related; no more resistance being to be made to it than to a rapid flood of water: and many shall fall down slain:
of the army of the king of Egypt. The account given of this affair in the Apocrypha:

``18 And made war against Ptolemee king of Egypt: but Ptolemee was afraid of him, and fled; and many were wounded to death. 19 Thus they got the strong cities in the land of Egypt and he took the spoils thereof.'' (1 Maccabees 1)
Josephus says F24, that Antiochus,
``being with a great army at Pelusium, and circumventing Ptolemy Philometor by fraud, seized on Egypt; and being in the parts near to Memphis, and taking it, he hastened to Alexandria to besiege it, and got Ptolemy, reigning there, into his hands.''

FOOTNOTES:

F24 Antiqu. l. 12. c. 5, sect. 2.
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