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.
Daniel 8:4 Parallel
CommentaryClarke'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
LibraryAbram'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
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.'"
Through you we push back our enemies; through your name we trample our foes.
Because you shove with flank and shoulder, butting all the weak sheep with your horns until you have driven them away,
Then a mighty king will arise, who will rule with great power and do as he pleases.
Jump to PreviousAble Animal Animals Beast Beasts Butting Charged Charging Deliver Great Hand Magnified North Northward Pleased Pleasure Power Pushing Ram Rescue Sheep South Southward Stand Watched West Westward Whatever
Jump to NextAble Animal Animals Beast Beasts Butting Charged Charging Deliver Great Hand Magnified North Northward Pleased Pleasure Power Pushing Ram Rescue Sheep South Southward Stand Watched West Westward Whatever
LinksDaniel 8:4 NIV
Daniel 8:4 NLT
Daniel 8:4 ESV
Daniel 8:4 NASB
Daniel 8:4 KJV
Daniel 8:4 Bible Apps
Daniel 8:4 Biblia Paralela
Daniel 8:4 Chinese Bible
Daniel 8:4 French Bible
Daniel 8:4 German Bible
Daniel 8:4 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.