Daniel 8:4
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New International Version
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.

King James Bible
I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.

Darby Bible Translation
I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward, and no beast could stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; and he did according to his will, and became great.

World English Bible
I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; and no animals could stand before him, neither was there any who could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and magnified himself.

Young's Literal Translation
I have seen the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward, and no living creatures do stand before it, and there is none delivering out of its hand, and it hath done according to its pleasure, and hath exerted itself.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

I saw the ram pushing westward - The Persians, who are signified by the ram, as well as their founder Cyrus, pushed their conquests west, north and south. The principal theater of their wars, says Calmet, was against the Scythians, northward; against the Greeks, westward; and against the Egyptians, southward.

He did according to his will - There was no other nation at that time that could stay the progress of the Persian arms.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

pushing.

Daniel 5:30 In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain.

Daniel 7:5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side...

Daniel 11:2 And now will I show you the truth. Behold, there shall stand up yet three kings in Persia...

Isaiah 45:1-5 Thus said the LORD to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him...

Jeremiah 50:1-51:64 The word that the LORD spoke against Babylon and against the land of the Chaldeans by Jeremiah the prophet...

neither.

Daniel 8:7 And I saw him come close to the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and broke his two horns...

Job 10:7 You know that I am not wicked; and there is none that can deliver out of your hand.

Psalm 7:2 Lest he tear my soul like a lion, rending it in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Psalm 50:22 Now consider this, you that forget God, lest I tear you in pieces, and there be none to deliver.

Micah 5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the middle of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest...

but.

Daniel 5:19 And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew...

Daniel 11:3,16,36 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will...

Isaiah 10:13,14 For he said, By the strength of my hand I have done it, and by my wisdom; for I am prudent: and I have removed the bounds of the people...

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Abram's Horror of Great Darkness.
"And when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and lo, an horror of great darkness fell upon him." If we consider the sketch, given us in scripture, of the life of this patriarch, we shall find that few have had equal manifestations of the divine favor. But the light did not at all times shine on him. He had his dark hours while dwelling in this strange land. Here we find an horror of great darkness to have fallen upon him. The language used to describe his state, on this occasion,
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
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Deuteronomy 33:17
In majesty he is like a firstborn bull; his horns are the horns of a wild ox. With them he will gore the nations, even those at the ends of the earth. Such are the ten thousands of Ephraim; such are the thousands of Manasseh."

1 Kings 22:11
Now Zedekiah son of Kenaanah had made iron horns and he declared, "This is what the LORD says: 'With these you will gore the Arameans until they are destroyed.'"

Psalm 44:5
Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes.

Ezekiel 34:21
Because you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all the weak sheep with your horns until you have driven them away,

Daniel 11:3
Then a mighty king will arise, who will rule with great power and do as he pleases.

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