Daniel 7:21

21 As I watched, this horn was waging war against the holy people and defeating them,

Read Daniel 7:21 Using Other Translations

I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
As I looked, this horn made war with the saints and prevailed over them,
As I watched, this horn was waging war against God’s holy people and was defeating them,

What does Daniel 7:21 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Daniel 7:21

I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints
The same little horn before described; not Antiochus Epiphanes, who made war with the Jews, as many think; or the Roman Caesars, that persecuted the church of Christ, as others; nor Titus Vespasian, who fought against Israel, as Saadiah; but antichrist, or the pope of Rome; and this refers to the wars of the popes with the Waldenses, which began in the year 1160, and continued long, and with the two witnesses at the close of their testimony, ( Revelation 11:7 ) ( 13:7 ) , this Daniel had a view of in vision; not while he was inquiring of the angel, but before, though not mentioned till now; and was a reason he was so very inquisitive about this little horn, because of its war with the saints, and its success, as follows: and prevailed against them:
as the popes and their abettors did against the Waldenses and Albigenses, whom they slew in great numbers, and got the victory over; as the beast also, the same with this little horn, will overcome the witnesses, and slay them, ( Revelation 11:7 ) .

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