Daniel 11:23
New International Version
After coming to an agreement with him, he will act deceitfully, and with only a few people he will rise to power.

New Living Translation
With deceitful promises, he will make various alliances. He will become strong despite having only a handful of followers.

English Standard Version
And from the time that an alliance is made with him he shall act deceitfully, and he shall become strong with a small people.

Berean Study Bible
After an alliance is made with him, he will act deceitfully; for he will rise to power with only a few people.

King James Bible
And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

New King James Version
And after the league is made with him he shall act deceitfully, for he shall come up and become strong with a small number of people.

New American Standard Bible
After an alliance is made with him he will practice deception, and he will go up and gain power with a small force of people.

NASB 1995
“After an alliance is made with him he will practice deception, and he will go up and gain power with a small force of people.

NASB 1977
“And after an alliance is made with him he will practice deception, and he will go up and gain power with a small force of people.

Amplified Bible
After an alliance is made with him he will work deceitfully, and he will go up and gain power with a small force of people.

Christian Standard Bible
After an alliance is made with him, he will act deceitfully. He will rise to power with a small nation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
After an alliance is made with him, he will act deceitfully. He will rise to power with a small nation.

American Standard Version
And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully; for he shall come up, and shall become strong, with a small people.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And some of those who are joined to him shall practice deceit against him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And because of the leagues made with him he shall work deceit: and he shall come up, and overpower them with a small nation.

Contemporary English Version
He will make a treaty, but he will be deceitful and break it, even though he has only a few followers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And after friendships, he will deal deceitfully with him: and he shall go up, and shall overcome with a small people.

English Revised Version
And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong, with a small people.

Good News Translation
By making treaties, he will deceive other nations, and he will grow stronger and stronger, even though he rules only a small nation.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
After an alliance has been made with him, he will act deceitfully and rise to power with only a few people.

International Standard Version
From the time that an alliance is made with him, he'll act deceitfully, and he will go up and take power with only a small group of nations.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully; and he shall come up and become strong, with a little nation.

Literal Standard Version
And after they join themselves to him, he works deceit, and has increased, and has been strong by a few of the nation.

NET Bible
After entering into an alliance with him, he will behave treacherously; he will ascend to power with only a small force.

New Heart English Bible
And after an alliance is made with him he shall work deceitfully; for he shall become strong with a small force.

World English Bible
After the treaty made with him he shall work deceitfully; for he shall come up, and shall become strong, with a small people.

Young's Literal Translation
And after they join themselves unto him, he worketh deceit, and hath increased, and hath been strong by a few of the nation.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Kings of the South and North
22Then a flood of forces will be swept away before him and destroyed, along with a prince of the covenant. 23After an alliance is made with him, he will act deceitfully; for he will rise to power with only a few people. 24In a time of peace, he will invade the richest provinces and do what his fathers and forefathers never did. He will lavish plunder, loot, and wealth on his followers, and he will plot against the strongholds—but only for a time.…

Cross References
Daniel 11:22
Then a flood of forces will be swept away before him and destroyed, along with a prince of the covenant.

Daniel 11:24
In a time of peace, he will invade the richest provinces and do what his fathers and forefathers never did. He will lavish plunder, loot, and wealth on his followers, and he will plot against the strongholds--but only for a time.


Treasury of Scripture

And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people.

work.

Daniel 8:25
And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Genesis 34:13
And the sons of Jacob answered Shechem and Hamor his father deceitfully, and said, because he had defiled Dinah their sister:

Psalm 52:2
Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp rasor, working deceitfully.









(23) He shall work.--Apparently this verse explains more fully the means by which the king succeeds in maintaining his influence. He has already destroyed those who are at peace with him. From the time that he first becomes their confederate, he works deceitfully, coming up with hostile intent, accompanied only by a few people, and in this way throwing off their guard those whom he would destroy.

Verse 23. - And after the league made with him he shall work deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small people. The rendering of the LXX. is, "And with the covenant and a people set in array he shall fabricate a lie, even against a strong nation with (ἐν) a small people." The rendering of Theodotion is somewhat difficult to comprehend, "By reason of leagues against him, he shall make a device, and shall ascend and master them with few people." The Peshitta is very like Theodotion, only the last clause of this verse is regarded as the first of the next. The Vulgate is closer to the Massoretic than are any of the other ancient versions, "And after friendships with him, he shall work fraud, and shall go up and conquer with a small number." The reference here is to the obscure events which attended the contest - if there was a con-test - that resulted in Epiphanes securing the throne. The alliance may refer to his league with Eumenes. Appian assigns as a reason for the help given to Epiphanes by Eumenes, that it was to gain his friendship. Only Appian mentions "Attains and Eumenes," as if they were separate sovereigns; but Attains was brother of Eumenes, and, at the time of the arrival of Epiphanes, his brother's envoy at Rome. There may be some foundation of fact, and this would explain the statement in the text. The hopes of Eumenes, if he wished to strengthen himself by an alliance with Epiphanes, were probably soon frustrated, as Epiphanes involved himself in conflict with Egypt.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
After
וּמִן־ (ū·min-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of

an alliance is made
הִֽתְחַבְּר֥וּת (hiṯ·ḥab·bə·rūṯ)
Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's 2266: To unite, be joined, to tie a magic knot or spell, to charm

with him,
אֵלָ֖יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

he will act
יַעֲשֶׂ֣ה (ya·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

deceitfully;
מִרְמָ֑ה (mir·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4820: Deceit, treachery

for he will rise
וְעָלָ֥ה (wə·‘ā·lāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

to power
וְעָצַ֖ם (wə·‘ā·ṣam)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6105: To bind fast, close, powerful, numerous, to crunch the bones

with only a few
בִּמְעַט־ (bim·‘aṭ-)
Preposition-b | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4592: A little, fewness, a few

people.
גּֽוֹי׃ (gō·w)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1471: A foreign nation, a Gentile, a troop of animals, a flight of locusts


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