Medes and Persians, and the
he-goat is the king of Greece, and the great horn that is between his eyes
is the first king of this monarchy.
"Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall
stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.
"And in the latter time of their kingdom, when iniquities are come to the
full, there shall arise a king, insolent and strong, but not by his own
power, to whom all things shall succeed after his own will; and he shall
destroy the holy people, and through his policy also he shall cause craft to
prosper in his hand, and he shall destroy many. He shall also stand up
against the Prince of princes, but he shall perish miserably, and
nevertheless by a violent hand."
Daniel 9:20. "Whilst I was praying with all my heart, and confessing my sin
and the sin of all my people, and prostrating myself before my God, even
Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, came to me and
touched me about the time of the evening oblation, and he informed me and
said, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee the knowledge of things. At
the beginning of thy supplications I came to shew that which thou didst
desire, for thou are greatly beloved: therefore understand the matter, and
consider the vision. Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people, and upon
thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of sins, and
to abolish iniquity, and to bring in everlasting righteousness; to
accomplish the vision and the prophecies, and to anoint the Most Holy.
(After which this people shall be no more thy people, nor this city the holy
city. The times of wrath shall be passed, and the years of grace shall come
"Know therefore, and understand, that, from the going forth of the
commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the Messiah the Prince,
shall be seven weeks, and three score and t