When the transgressors have reached their fullness,
A king shall arise,
Who understands sinister schemes.
24 His power shall be mighty, fbut not by his own power;
He shall destroy 3fearfully,
gAnd shall prosper and thrive;
hHe shall destroy the mighty, and also the holy people.
25 “Through ihis cunning
He shall cause deceit to prosper under his 4rule;
jAnd he shall exalt himself in his heart.
He shall destroy many in their prosperity.
kHe shall even rise against the Prince of princes;