New American Standard Bible
"The shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
King James Bible
And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
Darby Bible Translation
And the rough goat is the king of Greece; and the great horn that was between his eyes is the first king.
World English Bible
The rough male goat is the king of Greece: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
Young's Literal Translation
And the young he-goat, the hairy one, is the king of Javan; and the great horn that is between its eyes is the first king;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And the rough goat - See the notes at Daniel 8:5. In Daniel 8:5 he is called a he-goat. Here the word rough or hairy - שׂעיר s'â‛ı̂yr - is applied to it. This appellation is often given to a goat Leviticus 4:24; Leviticus 16:9; Genesis 37:31. It would seem that either term - a he-goat, or a hairy-goat - would serve to designate the animal, and it is probable that the terms were used indiscriminately.
Is the king of Grecia - Represents the king of Greece. The word here rendered Grecia (יון yâvân) denotes usually and properly Ionia, the western part of Asia Minor; but this name was extended so as to embrace the whole of Greece. See Aristoph. Acharn. 504, ibique Schol.; AEschyl. Pers. 176, 561; Gesenius, Lexicon Latin Vulgate and Theodotion, here render it "the king of the Grecians," and there can be no doubt that the royal power among the Greeks is here referred to. See the notes at Daniel 8:5.
And the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king - Alexander the Great. The first that consolidated the whole power, and that was known in the East as the king of Greece. So he is expressly called in 1 Macc. 1:1: "The first over Greece." Philip, his father, was opposed in his attempts to conquer Greece, and was defeated. Alexander invaded Greece, burned Thebes, compelled the Athenians to submit, and was declared generalissimo of the Grecian forces against the Persians.
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Watching the Horizon
While I was observing, behold, a male goat was coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground; and the goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes.
"The ram which you saw with the two horns represents the kings of Media and Persia.
"The broken horn and the four horns that arose in its place represent four kingdoms which will arise from his nation, although not with his power.
Then he said, "Do you understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come.
"And now I will tell you the truth. Behold, three more kings are going to arise in Persia. Then a fourth will gain far more riches than all of them; as soon as he becomes strong through his riches, he will arouse the whole empire against the realm of Greece.
"And a mighty king will arise, and he will rule with great authority and do as he pleases.
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