Dan. 8:1 In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar
 a vision appeared unto me,
[a.] [even unto] me Daniel,
[b.] after that which appeared unto me at the first (Dan. 7:1).
 I saw in a vision; and
 it came to pass, when I saw, that
[a.] I [was] at Shushan [in] the palace,
[11.] which [is] in the province of Elam; and
 I saw in a vision, and
[a.] I was by the river of Ulai.
 I lifted up mine eyes, and
 [I] saw, and,
 behold, there stood before the river a ram
[a.] which had [two] horns: and
[11.] the [two] horns [were] high; but
[12.] one [was] higher than the other, and
[aa.] the higher came up last.
8:4  I saw the ram pushing
[a.] westward, and
[b.] northward, and
[d.] so that no beasts might stand before him,
[11.] neither [was there any] that could deliver
[aa.] out of his hand;
[bb.] but he did according to his will,
[111.] and became great.
 as I was considering,
 behold, an he goat came
[a.] from the west
[b.] on the face of the whole earth,
[c.] and touched not the ground:
[d.] and the goat [had] a notable horn [Alexander the Great]
[11.] between his eyes.
 he [the notable horn] came to the ram
[a.] that had [two] horns,
[b.] which I had seen standing
[11.] before the river,
[c.] and ran unto him in the fury of his power.
 I saw him come close unto the ram, and
 he was moved with choler [bitterness, hatred] against him, and
 [he] smote the ram, and
[a.] brake his two horns: and
[b.] there was no power in the ram
[11.] to stand before him, but
[c.] he cast him down to the ground, and
[d.] [he] stamped upon him: and
[e.] there was none that could deliver the ram
[11.] out of his hand.
 the he goat waxed very great: and
 when he was strong,
[a.] the great horn was broken [Alexander died at the age of 33]; and
[11.] for it [him] came up four notable ones [Alexander’s four generals: Cassander (took Greece), Lyismachus (took Asia Minor/Turkey), Seleucus (took Syria/Lebanon/Babylon), and Ptolemy (took Egypt)]
[aa.] toward the four winds of heaven [the entire Grecian Empire was divided between Alexander’s four generals].
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