Daniel's vision leading to the division of the Greek Empire


Dan. 8:1  In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar

[1] a vision appeared unto me,

[a.] [even unto] me Daniel,

[b.] after that which appeared unto me at the first (Dan. 7:1).

 8:2  And

[2] I saw in a vision; and

[3] 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

[4] I saw in a vision, and

[a.] I was by the river of Ulai.




 8:3  Then

[1] I lifted up mine eyes, and

[2] [I] saw, and,

[3] 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      [4] I saw the ram pushing

[a.] westward, and

[b.] northward, and

[c.] southward;

[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.



  8:5  And

[1] as I was considering,

[2] 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.

 8:6  And

[1] 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.

 8:7  And

[2] I saw him come close unto the ram, and

[3] he was moved with choler [bitterness, hatred] against him, and

[4] [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.

 8:8  Therefore

[5] the he goat waxed very great: and

[6] 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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