New International Version
Then a mighty king will arise, who will rule with great power and do as he pleases.
King James Bible
And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
Darby Bible Translation
And a mighty king shall stand up that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
World English Bible
A mighty king shall stand up, who shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.
Young's Literal Translation
And a mighty king hath stood, and he hath ruled a great dominion, and hath done according to his will;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A mighty king shall stand up - This was Alexander the great. It is not said that this mighty king shall stand up against Xerxes, for he was not born till one hundred years after that monarch; but simply that he should stand up, i.e., that he should reign in Greece.
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a mighty. Alexander the Great, whose kingdom after his death, as we have seen, was divided into four parts.
LibraryThe 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 …
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Because of the high position he gave him, all the nations and peoples of every language dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled.
I watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. No animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. It did as it pleased and became great.
As I was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground.
The shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king.
The invader will do as he pleases; no one will be able to stand against him. He will establish himself in the Beautiful Land and will have the power to destroy it.
"The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.
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