Daniel 8:12
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New International Version
Because of rebellion, the LORD's people and the daily sacrifice were given over to it. It prospered in everything it did, and truth was thrown to the ground.

King James Bible
And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.

Darby Bible Translation
And a time of trial was appointed unto the continual [sacrifice] by reason of transgression.) And it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised and prospered.

World English Bible
The army was given over [to it] together with the continual [burnt offering] through disobedience; and it cast down truth to the ground, and it did [its pleasure] and prospered.

Young's Literal Translation
And the host is given up, with the continual sacrifice, through transgression, and it throweth down truth to the earth, and it hath worked, and prospered.

Daniel 8:12 Parallel
Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And a host was given him - That is, power; or perhaps the host of heaven - the priesthood - the whole sacrificial system, by reason of transgression. They had filled up the measure of their iniquities, in rejecting the Lord that bought them; and the daily sacrifice, being no longer of use, was given up with the rest to destruction.

Cast down the truth - Probably the whole Jewish ritual and religion.

Practiced, and prospered - Prosperity or success followed all their acts.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

an host was given him against the daily sacrifice. or, the host was given over for the transgression against the daily sacrifice.

Daniel 11:31-35 And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily sacrifice...

Revelation 13:7 And it was given to him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues...

and it cast.

Psalm 119:43,142 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in your judgments...

Isaiah 59:14 And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.

2 Thessalonians 2:10-12 And with all delusion of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth...

and it practised.

Daniel 8:4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him...

Daniel 11:28,36 Then shall he return into his land with great riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall do exploits...

1 Samuel 23:9 And David knew that Saul secretly practiced mischief against him; and he said to Abiathar the priest, Bring here the ephod.

Job 12:6 The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings abundantly.

Jeremiah 12:1 Righteous are you, O LORD, when I plead with you: yet let me talk with you of your judgments: Why does the way of the wicked prosper?...

Revelation 13:11-17 And I beheld another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb, and he spoke as a dragon...

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Abram's Horror of Great Darkness.
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Andrew Lee et al—Sermons on Various Important Subjects

The Great Controversy
Page 52. Image worship.--"The worship of images . . . was one of those corruptions of Christianity which crept into the church stealthily and almost without notice or observation. This corruption did not, like other heresies, develop itself at once, for in that case it would have met with decided censure and rebuke: but, making its commencement under a fair disguise, so gradually was one practice after another introduced in connection with it, that the church had become deeply steeped in practical
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