He obtains the kingdom by flatteries
11:21 And in his estate [succeeding Seleucus IV to the throne was Antiochus Epiphanes, who is a composite drawing of the Antichrist to come]
 shall stand up a vile person [Antiochus Epiphanes],
[a.] to whom they shall not give
[11.] the honour of the kingdom: but
[b.] he shall come in peaceably (vs. 24), and
[c.] [he shall] obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
 with the arms of a flood
[a.] shall they be overflown
[11.] from before him, and
[b.] shall be broken; yea, also
[11.] the prince [ruler] of the covenant [the Jewish high priest, not the Pope].
 after the league [made] with him
[a.] he shall work deceitfully:
[11.] for he shall come up, and
[12.] [he] shall become strong
[aa.] with a small [few] people.
11:24  He shall enter peaceably (vs. 21)
[a.] even upon the fattest [riches] places
[11.] of the province; and
 he shall do
[a.] [that] which his fathers have not done [give away money and fellowship with Jews],
[11.] nor his fathers' fathers:
 he shall scatter among them
[a.] the prey,
[b.] and spoil,
[c.] and riches: [yea], and
 he shall forecast his devices [devise plots]
[a.] against the strong holds,
[11.] even for a time [one year].
 he [king of the north / the Antichrist]
[a.] shall stir up his power and his courage
[11.] against the king of the south [Egypt]
[aa.] with a great army; and
 the king of the south
[a.] shall be stirred up to battle
[11.] with a very great and mighty army;
[b.] but he shall not stand:
[11.] for they shall forecast devices [devise plots] against him.
11:26 Yea, [c.] they that feed of the portion of his meat [those who eat his food]
[11.] shall destroy him [the king of Egypt shall be assassinated], and
[d.] his army shall overflow: and
[11.] many shall fall down slain.
 both these kings' hearts
[a.] [shall be] to do mischief [evil], and
[b.] they shall speak lies at one table [the conference table];
[11.] but it shall not prosper:
[12.] for yet the end [shall be]
[aa.] at the time appointed [at the set time] [at the appointed—set time—the end shall be: Egypt shall fall to Syria.].
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