Daniel 11:24
Parallel Verses
New International Version
When the richest provinces feel secure, he will invade them and will achieve what neither his fathers nor his forefathers did. He will distribute plunder, loot and wealth among his followers. He will plot the overthrow of fortresses--but only for a time.

King James Bible
He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey, and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against the strong holds, even for a time.

Darby Bible Translation
In time of peace shall he enter even into the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers: he shall scatter among them prey, and spoil, and substance, and he shall plan his devices against the fortified places, even for a time.

World English Bible
In time of security shall he come even on the fattest places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them prey, and spoil, and substance: yes, he shall devise his devices against the strongholds, even for a time.

Young's Literal Translation
Peaceably even into the fertile places of the province He cometh, and he hath done that which his fathers did not, nor his fathers' fathers; prey, and spoil, and substance, to them he scattereth, and against fenced places he deviseth his devices, even for a time.

Daniel 11:24 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He shad enter peaceably even upon the fattest places - The very richest provinces - Coelesyria and Palestine.

He shall do that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers' fathers - He became profuse in his liberalities, and scattered among them the prey of his enemies, the spoil of temples, and the riches of his friends, as well as his own revenues. He spent much in public shows, and bestowed largesses among the people. We are told in 1 Maccabees 3:30, that "in the liberal giving of gifts he abounded above all the kings that went before him." These are nearly the words of the prophet; and perhaps without any design to copy them on the part of the apocryphal writer. He would sometimes go into the streets, and throw about a handful of money, crying out, "Let him take it, to whom Fortune sends it."

He shall forecast his devices - As Eulaeus and Lenaeus, who were the guardians of the young Egyptian king Ptolemy Philometer, demanded from Antiochus the restitution of Coelesyria and Palestine, which he refused, he foresaw that he might have a war with that kingdom; and therefore he forecast devices - fixed a variety of plans to prevent this; visited the strong holds and frontier places to see that they were in a state of defense. And this he did for a time - he employed some years in hostile preparations against Egypt.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

peaceably even upon the fattest. or, into the peaceable and fat, etc. he shall scatter.

Judges 9:4 And they gave him three score and ten pieces of silver out of the house of Baalberith, with which Abimelech hired vain and light persons...

Proverbs 17:8 A gift is as a precious stone in the eyes of him that has it: wherever it turns, it prospers.

Proverbs 19:6 Many will entreat the favor of the prince: and every man is a friend to him that gives gifts.

forecast his devices. Heb. think his thoughts.

Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High...

Proverbs 23:7 For as he thinks in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, said he to you; but his heart is not with you.

Ezekiel 38:10 Thus said the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same time shall things come into your mind...

Matthew 9:4 And Jesus knowing their thoughts said, Why think you evil in your hearts?

Library
The Syrian Persecution.
"The dead bodies of Thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air, and the flesh of Thy saints unto the beasts of the land."--Ps. lxxix. 2. The history of Antiochus the Great is foretold in the 11th chapter of the prophet Daniel, from the 14th to the 19th verse. On the death of Ptolemy Philopator, this king entered Palestine with a great army, and easily obtained from the time-serving Jews the surrender of Jerusalem. Some of them who had forsaken their Law to gain the favour
Charlotte Mary Yonge—The Chosen People

Watching the Horizon
"Thy Kingdom Come." "Thou art coming! We are waiting With a hope that cannot fail; Asking not the day or hour, Resting on Thy word of power, Anchored safe within the veil. Time appointed may be long, But the vision must be sure: Certainty shall make us strong, Joyful patience must endure. "O the joy to see Thee reigning, Thee, my own beloved Lord! Every tongue Thy name confessing, Worship, honour, glory, blessing, Brought to Thee with glad accord! Thee, my Master and my Friend, Vindicated and enthroned!
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

Cross References
Numbers 13:20
How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor? Are there trees in it or not? Do your best to bring back some of the fruit of the land." (It was the season for the first ripe grapes.)

Nehemiah 9:25
They captured fortified cities and fertile land; they took possession of houses filled with all kinds of good things, wells already dug, vineyards, olive groves and fruit trees in abundance. They ate to the full and were well-nourished; they reveled in your great goodness.

Ezekiel 34:14
I will tend them in a good pasture, and the mountain heights of Israel will be their grazing land. There they will lie down in good grazing land, and there they will feed in a rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.

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

Jump to Previous
Devices Devise Enter Fathers Fattest Forecast Fortresses Holds Peaceably Places Prey Province Riches Scatter Security Spoil Strong Strongholds Substance Time
Jump to Next
Devices Devise Enter Fathers Fattest Forecast Fortresses Holds Peaceably Places Prey Province Riches Scatter Security Spoil Strong Strongholds Substance Time
Links
Daniel 11:24 NIV
Daniel 11:24 NLT
Daniel 11:24 ESV
Daniel 11:24 NASB
Daniel 11:24 KJV

Daniel 11:24 Bible Apps
Daniel 11:24 Biblia Paralela
Daniel 11:24 Chinese Bible
Daniel 11:24 French Bible
Daniel 11:24 German Bible

Daniel 11:24 Commentaries

THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.

Bible Hub
Daniel 11:23
Top of Page
Top of Page