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15 Then it happened, when I, Daniel, had seen the vision and uwas seeking the meaning, that suddenly there stood before me vone having the appearance of a man. 16 And I heard a man’s voice wbetween the banks of the Ulai, who called, and said, x“Gabriel, make this man understand the vision.” 17 So he came near where I stood, and when he came I was afraid and yfell on my face; but he said to me, “Understand, son of man, that the vision refers to the time of the end.”
18 zNow, as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep sleep with my face to the ground; abut he touched me, and stood me upright. 19 And he said, “Look, I am making known to you what shall happen in the latter time of the indignation; bfor at the appointed time the end shall be. 20 The ram which you saw, having the two horns—they are the kings of Media and Persia. 21 And the 9male goat is the 1kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes cis the first king. 22 dAs for the broken horn and the four that stood up in its place, four kingdoms shall arise out of that nation, but not with its power.
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;
Which was told is true;
mTherefore seal up the vision,
For it refers to many days in the future.”
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