New International Version
Then the king of the North will invade the realm of the king of the South but will retreat to his own country.
King James Bible
So the king of the south shall come into his kingdom, and shall return into his own land.
Darby Bible Translation
and [the same] shall come into the realm of the king of the south, but shall return into his own land.
World English Bible
He shall come into the realm of the king of the south, but he shall return into his own land.
Young's Literal Translation
'And the king of the south hath come into the kingdom, and turned back unto his own land;
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So the king of the south - Ptolemy Euergetes: -
Shall come into his kingdom - That of Seleucus Callinicus.
And shall return - Having heard that a sedition had taken place in Egypt, Ptolemy Euergetes was obliged to return speedily in order to repress it; else he had wholly destroyed the kingdom of Callinicus.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Daniel 11:8 "Also their gods with their metal images and their precious vessels of silver and gold he will take into captivity to Egypt, and he on his part will refrain from attacking the king of the North for some years.
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 …
Charlotte Mary Yonge—The Chosen People
Watching the Horizon
"The king of the South will become strong, but one of his commanders will become even stronger than he and will rule his own kingdom with great power.
He will also seize their gods, their metal images and their valuable articles of silver and gold and carry them off to Egypt. For some years he will leave the king of the North alone.
His sons will prepare for war and assemble a great army, which will sweep on like an irresistible flood and carry the battle as far as his fortress.
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