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                             DANIEL
 DANIEL, whose name signifies                and part of the vessels of the house
THE JUDGMENT OF GOD, was of                  of God: and he carried them away
the royal blood of the kings of Juda:        into the land of Sennaar, to the
and one of those that were first of          house of his god, and the vessels he
all carried away into captivity. He          brought into the treasure house of
was so renowned for wisdom and               his god.
knowledge, that it became a prov erb
among the Babylonians, AS WISE                His god... Bel or Belus, the pri n-
AS DANIEL (Ezech. 28.3). And his             cipal idol of the Chald eans.
holiness was so great from his very
childhood, that at the time when he           1:3. And the king spoke to Asph e-
was as yet but a young man, he is            nez, the master of the eunuchs, that
joined by the SPIRIT of GOD with             he should bring in some of the
NOE and JOB, as three persons                children of Israel, and of the king’s
most eminent for virtue and sancti-          seed, and of the princes,
ty, Ezech. 14. He is not commonly
numbered by the Hebrews among                 1:4. Children in whom there was
THE PROPHETS: because he lived               no blemish, well favoured, and ski l-
at court, and in high station in the         ful in all wisdom, acute in know-
world: but if we co nsider his many          ledge, and instructed in science, and
clear predictions of things to come,         such as might stand in the king’s p a-
we shall find that no one better d e-        lace, that he might teach them the
serves the name and title of A               learning, and tongue of the Cha l-
PROPHET: which also has been gi v-           deans.
en him by the SON of GOD hi mself,
Matt. 24, Mark 13., Luke 21.                  1:5. And the king appointed them a
                                             daily provision, of his own meat,
          Daniel Chapter 1                   and of the wine of whic h he drank
                                             himself, that being nourished three
 Daniel and his companions are ta k-         years, afterwards they might stand
en into the palace of the king of B a-       before the king.
bylon: they abstain from his meat
and wine, and succeed better with             1:6. Now there was among them of
pulse and water. Their excellence            the children of Juda, Daniel, An a-
and wisdom.                                  nias, Misael, and Azarias.
 1:1. In the third year of the reign
of Joakim, king of Juda, Nabuch o-            1:7. And the master of the eunuchs
donosor, king of Babylon, came to            gave them names: to Daniel, Baltas-
Jerusalem, and beseiged it.                  sar: to Ananias, Sidrach: to Misael,
                                             Misach: and to Azarias, Abdenago.
 1:2. And the Lord delivered into
his hands Joakim, the king of Juda,           1:8. But Daniel purposed in his


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heart that he would not be defiled            meat.
with the king’s table, nor with the
wine which he drank: and he r e-                1:16. So Malasar took their po r-
quested the master of the eunuchs             tions, and the wine that they should
that he might not be defiled.                 drink: and he gave them pulse.

 Be defiled, etc... Viz., either by            1:17. And to these children God
eating meat forbidden by the law, or          gave knowledge, and understanding
which had before been offered to              in every book, and wisdom: but to
idols.                                        Daniel the understanding also of all
                                              visions and dreams.
 1:9. And God gave to Daniel grace
and mercy in the sight of the prince           1:18. And when the days were
of the eunuchs.                               ended, after which the king had o r-
                                              dered they should be brought in: the
 1:10. And the prince of the eu-              prince of the eunuchs brought them
nuchs said to Daniel: I fear my lord,         in before Nabuchodonosor.
the king, who hath appointed you
meat and drink: who if he should               1:19. And when the king had sp o-
see your faces leaner than those of           ken to them, there were not found
the other youths, your equals, you            among them all such as Daniel,
shall endanger my head to the king.           Ananias, Misael, and Azarias: and
                                              they stood in the king’s presence.
 1:11. And Daniel said to Malasar,
whom the prince of the eunuchs had              1:20. And in all matters of wisdom
appointed over Daniel, Ananias, M i-          and understanding, that the king e n-
sael, and Azarias:                            quired of them, he found them ten
                                              times better than all the diviner s,
 1:12. Try, I beseech thee, thy se r-         and wise men, that were in all his
vants for ten days, and let pulse be          kingdom.
given us to eat, and water to drink:
                                               1:21. And Daniel continued even to
 Pulse... That is, pease, beans, and          the first year of king Cyrus.
such like.
                                               Daniel Chapter 2
 1:13. And look upon our faces, and
the faces of the children that eat of          Daniel, by divine revelation, d ec-
the king’s meat: and as thou shalt            lares the dream of Nabuchodonosor,
see, deal with thy servants.                  and the interpretation of it. He is
                                              highly honoured by t he king.
 1:14. And when he had heard these             2:1. In the second year of the reign
words, he tried them for ten days.            of Nabuchodonosor, Nabuchodon o-
                                              sor had a dream, and his spirit was
 1:15. And after ten days, their fa c-        terrified, and his dream went out of
es appeared fairer and fatter than al l       his mind.
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 The second year... Viz., from the           know for certain, that you seek to
death of his father Nabopolassar;            gain time, since you know that the
for he had reigned before as partner         thing is gone from me.
with his father in the empire.
                                               2:9. If, therefore, you tell me not
 2:2. Then the king commanded to             the dream, there is one sentence
call together the diviners and the           concerning you, that you have also
wise men, and the magicians, and             framed a lying interpretation, and
the Chaldeans: to declare to the king        full of deceit, to speak before me
his dreams: so they came and stood           till the time pass away. Tell me,
before the king.                             therefore, the dream, that I may
                                             know that you also give a true i n-
  The Chaldeeans... That is, the as-         terpretation thereof.
trologers, that pretended to divine
by stars.                                     2:10. Then the Chaldeans answered
                                             before the king, and said:
 2:3. And the king said to them: I
saw a dream: and being troubled in            There is no man upon earth, that
mind I know not what I saw.                  can accomplish thy word, O king;
                                             neither doth any king, though great
  2:4. And the Chaldeans answered            and mighty, ask such a thing of any
the king in Syriac: O king, live for         diviner, or wise man, or Chaldean.
ever: tell to thy servants thy dr eam,
and we will declare the interpret a-          2:11. For the thing that thou
tion thereof.                                asketh, O king, is difficult: nor can
                                             any one be found that can shew it
 2:5. And the king, answering, said          before the king, except the gods,
to the Chaldeans: The thing is gone          whose conversation is not with men.
out of my mind: unless you tell me
the dream, and the meaning thereof,           2:12. Upon hearing this, the king
you shall be put to death, and your          in fury, and in great wrath, co m-
houses shall be confiscated.                 manded that all the wise men of B a-
                                             bylon should be put to death.
 2:6. but if you tell the dream, and
the meaning of it, you shall receive          2:13. And the decree being gone
of me rewards, and gifts, and great          forth, the wise men were slain: and
honour: therefore, tell me the               Daniel and his companions were
dream, and the interpretation th e-          sought for, to be put to death.
reof.
                                              2:14. Then Daniel inquired co n-
 2:7. They answered again and said:          cerning the law and the sentence, of
Let the king tell his servants the           Arioch, the general of the king’s
dream, and we will declare the i n-          army, who was gone forth to kill the
terpretation of it.                          wise men of Babylon.

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received the orders of the king, why        wisdom and strength: and now thou
so cruel a sentence was gone forth          hast shewn me what we desired of
from the face of the king. And when         thee, for thou hast made known to
Arioch had told the matter to D a-          us the king’s discourse.
niel,
                                             2:24. After this Daniel went in to
  2:16. Daniel went in, and desired         Arioch, to whom the king had given
of the king, that he would give him         orders to destroy the wise men of
time to resolve the question, and           Babylon, and he spoke thus to him:
declare it to the king.                     Destroy not the wise men of Ba by-
                                            lon: bring me in before the king,
 2:17. And he went into his house,          and I will tell the solution to the
and told the matter to Ananias, and         king.
Misael, and Azarias, his comp a-
nions:                                       2:25. Then Arioch in haste brought
                                            in Daniel to the king, and said to
 2:18. To the end that they should          him: I have found a man of the
ask mercy at the face of the G od of        children of the captivity of Juda,
heaven, concerning this secret, and         that will resolve the question to the
that Daniel and his companions              king.
might not perish with the rest of the
wise men of Babylon.                         2:26. The king answered, and said
                                            to Daniel, whose name was Balta s-
 2:19. Then was the mystery r e-            sar: Thinkest thou indeed that thou
vealed to Daniel by a vision in the         canst tell me the dream that I saw,
night: and Daniel blessed the God of        and the interpretation thereof?
heaven,
                                             2:27. And Daniel made answer b e-
 2:20. And speaking, he said:               fore the king, and said: The secret
Blessed be the name of the Lord             that the king desireth to know, none
from eternity and for evermore: for         of the wise men, or the philos o-
wisdom and fortitude are his.               phers, or the diviners, or the soot h-
                                            sayers, can declare to the king.
 2:21. And he changeth times and
ages: taketh away kingdoms, and e s-         2:28. But there is a God in heaven
tablisheth them: giveth wisdom to           that revealeth mysteries, who hath
the wise, and knowledge to them             shewn to thee, O king Nabuch odo-
that have understanding:                    nosor, what is to come to pass in the
                                            latter times. Thy dream, and the v i-
 2:22. He revealeth deep and hidden         sions of thy head upon thy bed, are
things, and knoweth what is in              these:
darkness: and light is with him.
                                             2:29. Thou, O king, didst begin to
 2:23. To thee, O God of our f a-           think in thy bed, what should come
thers, I give thanks, and I praise          to pass hereafter: and he that r evea-
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shall come to pass.                            2:37. Thou art a king of kings: and
                                              the God of heaven hath given thee a
 2:30. To me also this secret is re-          kingdom, and strength, and po wer,
vealed, not by any wisdom that I              and glory:
have more than all men alive: but
that the interpretation might be               2:38. And all places wherein the
made manifest to the king, and thou           children of men, and the beasts of
mightest know the thought of thy              the field do dwell: he hath also gi v-
mind.                                         en the birds of the air into thy hand,
                                              and hath put all things under thy
 2:31. Thou, O king, sawest, and              power: thou, therefore, art the head
behold there was as it were a great           of gold.
statue: this statue, which was great
and high, tall of stature, stood b e-          2:39. And after thee shall rise up
fore thee, and the look thereof was           another kingdom, inferior to thee, of
terrible.                                     silver: and another third kingdom of
                                              brass, which shall rule over all the
 2:32. The head of this statue was            world.
of fine gold, but the breast and the
arms of silver, and the belly and the          Another kingdom... Viz., that of
thighs of brass.                              the Medes and Persians. Ibid. Third
                                              kingdom... Viz., that of Alexander
 2:33. And the legs of iron, the feet         the Great.
part of iron and part of clay.
                                               2:40. And the fourth kingdom shall
 2:34. Thus thou sawest, till a stone         be as iron. As iron breaketh into
was cut out of a mountain without             pieces, and subdueth all things, so
hands: and it struck the statue upon          shall that break, and destroy all
the feet thereof that were of iron            these.
and clay, and broke them in pieces.
                                               The fourth kingdom, etc... Some
  2:35. Then was the iron, the clay,          understand this of the successors of
the brass, the silver, and the gold           Alexander, the kings of Syria and
broken to pieces together, and b e-           Egypt, others of the Roman empire,
came like the chaff of a summer ’s            and its civil wars.
threshing floor, and they were ca r-
ried away by the wind: and there                2:41. And whereas thou sawest the
was no place found for them: but the          feet, and the toes, part of potter ’s
stone that struck th e statue became a        clay, and part of iron: the kingdom
great mountain, and filled the whole          shall be divided, but yet it shall take
earth.                                        its origin from the iron, according
                                              as thou sawest the iron mixed with
 2:36. This is the dream: we will a l-        the miry clay.
so tell the interpretation thereof b e-
fore thee, O king.                             2:42. And as the toes of the feet
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the kingdom shall be partly strong,           2:48. Then the king advanced D a-
and partly broken.                           niel to a high station, and gave him
                                             many and great gifts: and he made
  2:43. And whereas thou sawest the          him governor over all the pro vinces
iron mixed with miry clay, they              of Babylon: and chief of the magi-
shall be mingled indeed together             strates over all the wise men of B a-
with the seed of man, but they shall         bylon.
not stick fast one to another, as iron
cannot be mixed with clay.                    2:49. And Daniel requested of the
                                             king, and he appointed Sidrach, M i-
 2:44. But in the days of those              sach, and Abdenago, over the works
kingdoms, the God of heaven will             of the province of Babylon: but D a-
set up a kingdom that shall never by         niel himself was in the king’s p a-
destroyed, and his kingdom shall             lace.
not be delivered up to another
people: and it shall break in pieces,         Daniel Chapter 3
and shall consume all these king-
doms: and itself shall stand for ever.         Nabuchodonosor set up a golden
                                             statue; which he commands all to
 A kingdom... Viz., the kingdom of           adore: the three children for refu s-
Christ in the Catholic Church which          ing to do it are cast into the fiery
cannot be destroyed.                         furnace; but are not hurt by the
                                             flames. Their prayer and canticle of
 2:45. According as thou sawest,             praise.
that the stone was cut out of the              3:1. King Nabuchodonosor made a
mountain without hands, and broke            statue of gold, of sixty cubits high,
in pieces the clay and the iron, and         and six cubits broad, and he set it
the brass, and the silver, and the           up in the plain of Dura, of the pro v-
gold, the great God hath shewn the           ince of Babylon.
king what shall come to pass herea f-
ter, and the dream is true, and the           3:2. Then Nabuchodonosor, the
interpretation thereof is faithful.          king, sent to call together the
                                             nobles, the magistrates, and the
  2:46. Then king Nabuchodonosor             judges, the captains, the rulers, and
fell on his face, and worshipped D a-        governors, and all the chief men of
niel, and commanded that they                the provinces, to come to the dedi-
should offer in sacrifice to him vi c-       cation of the statue which king N a-
tims and incense.                            buchodonosor had set up.

 2:47. And the king spoke to D a-             3:3. Then the nobles, the magi-
niel, and said: Verily, your God is          strates, and the judges, the captains,
the God of gods, and Lo rd of kings,         and rulers, and the great men that
and a revealer of hidden things: se e-       were placed in authority, and all the
ing thou couldst discover this s e-          princes of the provinces, were g a-
cret.                                        thered together to come to the ded i-
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buchodonosor had set up. And they           strate himself, and adore the golden
stood before the statue which king          statue:
Nabuchodonosor had set up.
                                             3:11. And that if any man shall not
 3:4. Then a herald cried with a            fall down and adore, he should be
strong voice: To you it is com-             cast into a furnace of burning fire.
manded, O nations, tribes and la n-
guages:                                      3:12. Now there are certain Jews,
                                            whom thou hast set over the works
 3:5. That in the hour that you shall       of the province of Babylon, Sidrach,
hear the sound of the trumpet, and          Misach, and Abdenago: these men,
of the flute, and of the harp, of the       O king, have slighted thy decree:
sackbut, and of the psaltery, and of        they worship not thy gods, nor do
the symphony, and of all kind of            they adore the golden statue which
music, ye fall down and adore t he          thou hast set up.
golden statue which king Nabuch o-
donosor hath set up.                         3:13. Then Nabuchodonosor in
                                            fury, and in wrath, commanded that
 3:6. But if any man shall not fall         Sidrach, Misach, ad Abdenago
down and adore, he shall the same           should be brought: who immediately
hour be cast into a furnace of bur n-       were brought before the king.
ing fire.
                                              3:14. And Nabuchodonosor, the
  3:7. Upon this, therefore, at the         king, spoke to them, and said: Is it
time when all the people heard the          true, O Sidrach, Misach, and Abd e-
sound of the trumpet, the flute, and        nago, that you do not worship m y
the harp, of the sackbut, and the           gods, nor adore the golden statue
psaltery, of the symphony, and of all       that I have set up?
kind of music, all the nations, tr i-
bes, and languages fell down and             3:15. Now, therefore, if you be
adored the golden statue which king         ready, at what hour soever, you shall
Nabuchodonosor had set up.                  hear the sound of the trumpet, flute,
                                            harp, sackbut, and psaltery, and
  3:8. And presently at that ver y          symphony, and of all kind of music,
time some Chaldeans came and a c-           prostrate yourselves, and adore the
cused the Jews,                             statue which I have made: but if you
                                            do not adore, you shall be cast the
 3:9. And said to king Nabuchodo-           same hour into the furnace of bur n-
nosor: O king, live for ever:               ing fire: and who is the God that
                                            shall deliver you out of my hand?
  3:10. Thou, O king, hast made a
decree, that every man that shall            3:16. Sidrach, Misach, and Abd e-
hear the sound of the trumpet, the          nago, answered, and said to king
flute, and the harp, of the sackbut,        Nabuchodonosor: We have no occ a-
and the psaltery, of the symphony,          sion to answer thee concerning this
and of all kind of music, shall pr o-       matter.



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                                           of the flame, praising God, and
 3:17. For behold our God, whom            blessing the Lord.
we worship, is able to save us from
the furnace of burning fire, and to          And they walked, etc... Here St.
deliver us out of thy hands, O king.       Jerome takes notice, that from this
                                           verse, to ver. 91, was not in the H e-
 3:18. But if he will not, be it           brew in his time. But as it was in all
known to thee, O king, that we will        the Greek Bibles, (which were ori g-
not worship thy gods, nor adore the        inally translated from the Hebrew,)
golden statue which thou hast set          it is more than probable that it had
up.                                        been formerly in the Hebrew or r a-
                                           ther in the Chaldaic, in which the
  3:19. Then was Nabuchodonosor            book of Daniel was written. But this
filled with fury: and the counten-         is certain: that it is, and has been of
ance of his face was changed               old, received by the church, and
against Sidrach, Misach, and Abd e-        read as canonical scripture in her
nago, and he commanded that t he           liturgy, and divine offices.
furnace should be heated seven
times more than it had been accu s-         3:25. Then Azarias standing up,
tomed to be heated.                        prayed in this manner, and opening
                                           his mouth in the midst of the fire,
 3:20. And he commanded the                he said:
strongest men that were in his army,
to bind the feet of Sidrach, Misach,        3:26. Blessed art thou, O Lord, the
and Abdenago, and to cast them into        God of our fathers, and thy name is
the furnace of burning fire.               worthy of praise, and glorious for
                                           ever:
 3:21. And immediately these men
were bound, and were cast into the          3:27. For thou art just in all that
furnace of burning fire, with their        thou hast done to us, and all thy
coats, and their caps, and their           works are true, and thy ways right,
shoes, and their garments.                 and all thy judgments true.

 3:22. For the king’s commandment           3:28. For thou hast executed true
was urgent, and the furnace was            judgments in all the things that thou
heated exceedingly. And the flame          hast brought upon us, and upon J e-
of the fire slew those men that had        rusalem, the holy cit y of our fa-
cast in Sidrach, Misach, and Abd e-        thers: for according to truth and
nago.                                      judgment, thou hast brought all
                                           these things upon us for our sins.
 3:23. But these three men, that is,
Sidrach, Misach, and Abdenago, fell         3:29. For we have sinned, and
down bound in the midst of the fu r-       committed iniquity, departing from
nace of burning fire.                      thee: and we have trespassed in all
                                           things:
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 3:30. And we have not hearkened               incense, or place of first fruits b e-
to thy commandments, nor have we               fore thee,
observed nor done as thou hadst
commanded us, that it might go well             3:39. That we may find thy mercy:
with us.                                       nevertheless, in a contrit e heart and
                                               humble spirit let us be accepted.
 3:31. Wherefore, all that thou hast
brought upon us, and every thing                3:40. As in holocausts of rams, and
that thou hast done to us, thou hast           bullocks, and as in thousands of fat
done in true judgment:                         lambs: so let our sacrifice be made
                                               in thy sight this day, that it may
 3:32. And thou hast delivered us              please thee: for there is no conf u-
into the hands of our enemies that             sion to them that trust in thee .
are unjust, and most wicked, and
prevaricators, and to a king unjust,            3:41. And now we follow thee with
and most wicked beyond all that are            all our heart, and we fear thee, and
upon the earth.                                seek thy face.

 3:33. And now we cannot open our               3:42. Put us not to confusion, but
mouths: we are become a shame,                 deal with us according to thy mee k-
and a reproach to thy servants, and            ness, and according to the multitude
to them that worship thee.                     of thy mercies.

 3:34. Deliver us not up for ever,              3:43. And deliver us, according to
we beseech thee, for thy name’s                thy wonderful works, and give glory
sake, and abolish not thy covenant.            to thy name, O Lord:

 3:35. And take not away thy mercy              3:44. And let all them be co n-
from us, for the sake of Abraham,              founded that shew evils to thy se r-
thy beloved, and Isaac, thy servant,           vants, let them be confounded in all
and Israel, thy holy one:                      thy might, and let their strength be
                                               broken:
 3:36. To whom thou hast        spoken,
promising that thou wouldst     multi p-         3:45. And let them know that thou
ly their seed as the stars of   heaven,        art the Lord, the only God , and glo-
and as the sand that is on      the sea        rious over all the world.
shore.
                                                3:46. Now the king’s servants that
 3:37. For we, O Lord, are dim i-              had cast them in, ceased not to heat
nished more than any nation, and               the furnace with brimstone and tow,
are brought low in all the earth this          and pitch, and dry sticks,
day for our sins.
                                                3:47. And the flame mounted up
 3:38. Neither is there at this time           above the furnace nine and forth c u-
prince, or leader, or prophet, or h o-         bits:
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 3:48. And it broke forth, and burnt           3:58. O ye angels of the Lord,
such of the Chaldeans as it found             bless the Lord: praise and exalt him
near the furnace.                             above all for ever.

 3:49. But the angel of the Lord               3:59. O ye heavens, bless the Lord:
went down with Azarias and his                praise and exalt him above all for
companions into the furnace: and he           ever.
drove the flame of the fire out of the
furnace,                                       3:60. O all ye waters that are
                                              above the heavens, bless the Lord:
 3:50. And made the midst of th e             praise and exalt him above all for
furnace like the blowing of a wind            ever.
bringing dew, and the fire touched
them not at all, nor troubled them,            3:61. O all ye powers of the Lord,
nor did them any harm.                        bless the Lord: praise and exalt him
                                              above all for ever.
 3:51. Then these three, as with one
mouth, praised and glorified and               3:62. O ye sun and moon, bless the
blessed God, in the furnace, saying:          Lord: praise and exalt him above all
                                              for ever.
 3:52. Blessed art thou, O Lord, the
God of our fathers; and worthy to be           3:63. O ye stars of heaven, bless
praised, and glorified, and exalted           the Lord: praise and exalt him above
above all for ever: and blessed is            all for ever.
the holy name of thy glory: and
worthy to be praised and exalted               3:64. O every shower and dew,
above all, in all ages.                       bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt
                                              him above all for ever.
 3:53. Blessed art thou in the holy
temple of thy glory: and exceedin g-           3:65. O all ye spirits of God, bless
ly to be praised and exalted above            the Lord: praise and exalt him above
all for ever.                                 all for ever.

 3:55. Blessed art thou that behol d-          3:66. O ye fire and heat, bless the
est the depths, and sittest upon the          Lord: praise and exalt him above all
cherubims: and worthy to be praised           for ever.
and exalted above all for ever.
                                               3:67. O ye cold and heat, bless the
 3:56. Blessed art thou in the fi r-          Lord, praise and exalt him above all
mament of heaven: and worthy of               for ever.
praise, and glorious for ever.
                                               3:68. O ye dews and hoar frost,
 3:57. All ye works of the Lord,              bless the Lord: praise and exalt him
bless the Lord: praise and exalt him          above all for ever.
above all for ever.
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Lord: praise and exalt him above all         above all for ever.
for ever.
                                              3:82. O ye sons of men, bless the
 3:70. O ye ice and snow, bless the          Lord: praise and exalt him above all
Lord: praise and exalt him above a ll        for ever.
for ever.
                                              3:83. O let Israel bless the Lord:
 3:71. O ye nights and days, bless           let them praise and exalt him above
the Lord: praise and exalt him above         all for ever.
all for ever.
                                              3:84. O ye priests of the Lord,
 3:72. O ye light and darkness,              bless the Lord: praise and exalt him
bless the Lord: praise and exalt him         above all for ever.
above all for ever.
                                              3:85. O ye servants of the Lord,
 3:73. O ye lightnings and clouds,           bless the Lord: praise and exalt him
bless the Lord: praise and exalt him         above all for ever.
above all for ever.
                                              3:86. O ye spirits and souls of the
 3:74. O let the earth bless the             just, bless the Lord: praise and exalt
Lord: let it praise and exalt him            him above all for ever.
above all for ever.
                                              3:87. O ye holy and humble of
 3:76. O all ye things that spring up        heart, bless the Lord: praise and e x-
in the earth, bless the Lord: praise         alt him above all for ever.
and exalt him above all for ever.
                                              3:88. O Ananias, Azarias, Misael,
 3:77. O ye fountains, bless the             bless ye the Lord: praise and exalt
Lord: praise and exalt him above all         him above all for ever. For he hath
for ever.                                    delivered us from hell, ad saved us
                                             out of the hand of death, and del i-
 3:78. O ye seas and rivers, bless           vered us out of the midst of the
the Lord: praise and exalt him above         burning flame, and saved us out of
all for ever.                                the midst of the fire.

 3:79. O ye whales, and all that              3:89. O give thanks to the Lord,
move in the waters, bless the Lord:          because he is good: because his
praise and exalt him above all for           mercy endureth for ever and ever.
ever.
                                              3:90. O all ye religious, bless the
 3:80. O all ye fowls of the air,            Lord, the God of gods: praise him,
bless the Lord: praise and exalt him         and give him thanks, because his
above all for ever.                          mercy endureth for ever and ever.

 3:81. O all ye beasts and cattle,            3:91. Then Nabuchodonosor, the
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haste, and said to his nobles: Did we         Misach, and Abdenago, shall be d e-
not cast three men bound into the             stroyed, and their houses laid waste:
midst of the fire? They answered the          for there is no other God that can
king, and said: True, O king.                 save in this manner.

 3:92. He answered, and said: B e-             3:97. Then the king promoted S i-
hold, I see four men loose, and               drach, Misach, and Abdena go, in the
walking in the midst of the fire, and         province of Babylon.
there is no hurt in them, and the
form of the fourth is like the son of          3:98. Nabuchodonosor, the king, to
God.                                          all peoples, nations, and tongues,
                                              that dwell in all the earth, peace be
 3:93. Then Nabuchodonosor came               multiplied unto you.
to the door of the burning fiery fu r-
nace, and said: Sidrach, Misach, and           Nabuchodonosor, etc... These last
Abdenago, ye servants of the most             three verses are a kind of preface to
high God, go ye forth, and come.              the following chapter, which is writ-
And immediately Sidrach, Misach,              ten in the style of an epistle from
and Abdenago, went out from the               the king.
midst of the fire.
                                               3:99. The most high God hath
 3:94. And the nobles, and the m a-           wrought signs and wonders towards
gistrates, and the judges, and the            me. It hath seemed good to me,
great men of the king, being g a-             therefore, to publish
thered together, considered these
men, that the fire had no power on             3:100. His signs, because they are
their bodies, and that not a hair of          great: and his wonders, because they
their head had been singed, nor their         are mighty: and his kingdom is an
garments altered, nor the smell of            everlasting kingdom, and his power
the fire had passed on them.                  to all generations.

 3:95. Then Nabuchodonosor brea k-             Daniel Chapter 4
ing forth, said: Blessed be the God
of them, to wit, of Sidrach, Misach,           Nabuchodonosor ’s     dream,     by
and Abdenago, who hath sent his               which the judgments of God are d e-
angel, and delivered his servants             nounced against him for his pride, is
that believed in him: and they                interpreted by Daniel, and verified
changed the king’s word, and del i-           by the event.
vered up their bodies, that they               4:1. I, Nabuchodonosor, was at rest
might not serve nor adore any god             in my house, and flourishing in my
except their own God.                         palace:

  3:96. By me, therefore, this decree          4:2. I saw a dream that affrighted
is made: That every people, tri be,           me: and my thoughts in my bed, and
and tongue, which shall speak bla s-          the visions of my head, troubled me.
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  4:3. Then I set forth a decree, that         it was food for all: under it dwelt
all the wise men of Babylon should             cattle and beasts, and in the
be brought in before me, and that              branches thereof the fowls of the air
they should shew me the interpret a-           had their abode: and all flesh did eat
tion of the dream.                             of it.

 4:4. Then came in the diviners, the            4:10. I saw in the vision of my
wise men, the Chaldeans, and the               head upon my bed, and behold a
soothsayers, and I told the dream              watcher, and a holy one came down
before them: but they did not shew             from heaven.
me the interpretation thereof.
                                                A watcher... A vigilant angel, pe r-
 4:5. Till their colleague, Daniel,            haps the guardian of Israel .
came in before me, whose name is
Baltassar, according to the name of              4:11. He cried aloud, and said
my god, who hath in him the spirit             thus: Cut down the tree, and chop
of the holy gods: and I told the               off the branches thereof: shake off
dream before him.                              its leaves, and scatter its fruits: let
                                               the beasts fly away that are under it,
  Baltassar, according to the name of          and the birds from its branches.
my god... He says this, because the
name of Baltassar, or Belteshazzar,             4:12. Nevertheless, leave the
is derived from the name of Bel, the           stump of its roots in the earth, and
chief god of the Babylonians.                  let it be tied with a band of iron and
                                               of brass, among the grass, that is
  4:6. Baltassar, prince of the divi n-        without, and let it be wet with the
ers, because I know that thou hast in          dew of heaven, and let its protion be
thee the spirit of the holy gods, and          with the wild beasts in the grass of
that no secret is impossible to t hee,         the earth.
tell me the visions of my dreams
that I have seen, and the interpret a-          4:13. Let his heart be changed
tion of them?                                  from man’s, and let a beast’s heart
                                               be given him: and let seven times
  4:7. This    was the vision of my            pass over him.
head in my    bed: I saw, and behold a
tree in the   midst of the earth, and           Let his heart be changed, etc... It
the height     thereof was exceeding           does not appear by scripture that
great.                                         Nabuchodonosor was changed from
                                               human shape; much less that he was
 4:8. The tree was great and strong,           changed into an ox; but only that he
and the height thereof reached unto            lost his reason, and became mad;
heaven: the sight thereof was even             and in this condition remained
to the ends of all the earth.                  abroad in the company of beasts,
                                               eating grass like an ox, till his hair
 4:9. Its leaves were most beautiful,          grew in such manner as to resemble
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to be like birds’ claws.                      for thy greatness hath grown, and
                                              hath reached to heaven, and thy
 4:14. This is the decree by the sen-         power unto the ends of the earth.
tence of the watchers, and the word
and demand of the holy ones: till               4:20. And whereas the king saw a
the living know, that the most High           watcher, and a holy one come down
ruleth in the kingdom of men: and             from heaven, and say: Cut down the
he will give it to whomsoever it              tree, and destroy it, but leave the
shall please him, and he will ap-             stump of the roots thereof in the
point the basest man over it.                 earth, and let it be bound with iron
                                              and brass, among the grass without,
 4:15. I, king Nabuchodonosor, saw            and let it be sprinkled with the dew
this dream: thou, therefore, O Ba l-          of heaven, and let his feeding be
tassar, tell me quickly the interpr e-        with the wild beasts, till seven times
tation: for all the wise men of my            pass over him.
kingdom are not able to declare the
meaning of it to me: but thou art              4:21. This is the inter pretation of
able, because the spirit of the holy          the sentence of the most High,
gods is in thee.                              which is come upon my lord, the
                                              king.
 4:16. Then Daniel, whose name
was Baltassar, began silently to               4:22. They shall cast thee out from
think within himself for about one            among men, and thy dwelling shall
hour: and his thought troubled him.           be with cattle, and with wild beasts,
But the king answering, said: Bal-            and thou shalt eat grass, as an ox,
tassar, let not the dream and the i n-        and shalt be wet with the dew of
terpretation thereof trouble thee.            heaven: and seven times shall pass
Baltassar answered, and said: My              over thee, till thou know that the
lord, the dream be to them that hate          most High ruleth over the kingdom
thee, and the interpretation thereof          of men, and giveth it to whomsoever
to thy enemies.                               he will.

 4:17. The tree which thou sawest,             4:23. But whereas he commanded,
which was high and strong, whose              that the stump of the roots thereof,
height reached to the skies, and the          that is, of the tree, should be l eft:
sight thereof into all the earth:             thy kingdom shall remain to thee,
                                              after thou shalt have known that
 4:18. And the branches thereof               power is from heaven.
were most beautiful, and its fruit
exceeding much, and in it was food             4:24. Wherefore, O king, let my
for all, under which the beasts of            counsel be acceptable to thee, and
the field dwelt, and the birds of the         redeem thou thy sins with alms, and
air had their abode in its branches.          thy iniquities with works of mercy
                                              to the poor: perhaps he will forgive
 4:19. It is thou, O king, who art            thy offences.
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 4:25. All these things came upon
king Nabuchodonosor.                           4:32. And all the inhabitants of the
                                              earth are reputed as nothing before
 4:26. At the end of twelve months            him: for he doth according to his
he was walking in the palace of B a-          will, as well with the powers of
bylon.                                        heaven, as among the inhabitants of
                                              the earth: and there is none tha t can
 4:27. And the king answered, and             resist his hand, and say to him: Why
said: Is not this the great Babylon,          hast thou done it?
which I have built, to be the seat of
the kingdom, by the strength of my             4:33. At the same time my sense
power, and in the glory of my exce l-         returned to me, and I came to the
lence?                                        honour and glory of my kingdom:
                                              and my shape returned to me: and
 4:28. And while the word was yet             my nobles, and my magistrates,
in the king’s mouth, a voice came             sought for me, and I was restor ed to
down from heaven: To thee, O king             my kingdom: and greater majesty
Nabuchodonosor, it is said: Thy               was added to me.
kingdom shall pass from thee.
                                               4:34. Therefore I, Nabuchodon o-
 4:29. And they shall cast thee out           sor, do now praise, and magnify, and
from among men, and thy dwelling              glorify the King of heaven: because
shall be with cattle and wild beasts:         all his works are true, and his ways
thou shalt eat grass like an ox, and          judgments, and them that walk in
seven times shall pass over thee, till        pride he is able to abase.
thou know that the most High ruleth
in the kingdom of men, and giveth it           I, Nabuchodonosor, do now, etc...
to whomsoever he will.                        From this place some commentators
                                              infer that this king became a true
  4:30. The same hour the word was            convert, and dying not long after,
fulfilled upon Nabuchodonosor, and            was probably saved.
he was driven away from among
men, and did eat grass, like an ox,            Daniel Chapter 5
and his body was wet with the dew
of heaven: till his hairs grew like            Baltasar ’s profane banquet: his
the feathers of eagles, and his nails         sentence    is   denounced   by    a
like birds’ claws.                            handwriting on the wall, which Da-
                                              niel reads and interprets.
 4:31. Now at the end of the days, I,          5:1. Baltasar, the king, made a
Nabuchodonosor, lifted up my eyes             great feast for a thousand of his
to heaven, and my sense was re s-             nobles: and every one drank accor d-
tored to me: and I blessed the most           ing to his age.
High, and I praised and glorified
him that liveth for ever: for his              Baltasar... He is believed to be the
power is an everlasting power, and            same as Nabonydus, the last of the
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chodonosor. He is called his son,            known to me the interpretation th e-
ver. 2, 11, etc., according to the           reof, shall be clothed with purple,
style of the scriptures, because he          and shall have a golden chain on his
was a descendant from him.                   neck, and shall be the third man in
                                             my kingdom.
 5:2. And being now drunk, he
commanded that they should bring              5:8. Then came in all the king’s
the vessels of gold and silver, which        wise men, but they could neithe r
Nabuchodonosor, his father, had              read the writing, nor declare the i n-
brought away out of the temple, that         terpretation to the king.
was in Jerusalem, that the king and
his nobles, and his wives, and his            5:9. Wherewith king Baltasar was
concubines, might drink in them.             much troubled, and his countenance
                                             was changed: and his nobles also
 5:3. Then were the golden and si l-         were troubled.
ver vessels brought, which he had
brought away out of the temple t hat          5:10. Then the queen, on occasion
was in Jeursalem: and the king and           of what had happened to the king,
his nobles, his wives, and his co n-         and his nobles, came into the ban-
cubines, drank in them.                      quet-house: and she spoke, and said:
                                             O king, live for ever: let not thy
 5:4. They drank wine, and praised           thoughts trouble thee, neither let thy
their gods of gold, and of silver, of        countenance be changed.
brass, of iron, and of wood, and of
stone.                                        The queen... Not the wife, but the
                                             mother of the king.
 5:5. In the same hour there a p-
peared fingers, as it were of the             5:11. There is a man in thy kin g-
hand of a man, writing over against          dom that hath the spirit of the holy
the candlestick, upon the surface of         gods in him: and in the days of thy
the wall of the king’s palace: and           father knowledge and wisdom were
the king beheld the joints of the            found in him: for king Nabuch odo-
hand that wrote.                             nosor, thy father, appointed him
                                             prince of the wise men, enchanters,
  5:6. Then was the king’s count en-         Chaldeans, and soothsayers, thy f a-
ance changed, and his thoughts               ther, I say, O king:
troubled him: and the joints of his
loins were loosed, and his knees               5:12. Because a greater spirit, and
struck one against the other.                knowledge, and understanding, and
                                             interpretation of dreams, and she w-
 5:7. And the king cried out aloud           ing of secrets, and resolving of di f-
to bring in the wise men, the Cha l-         ficult things, were found in him,
deans, and the soothsayers. And the          that is, in Daniel: whom the king
king spoke, and said to the wise             named Baltassar. Now, therefore, let
men of Babylon: Whosoever shal l             Daniel be called for, and he will tell
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                                               languages trembled, and were afraid
 5:13. Then Daniel was brought in              of him: whom he would, he slew:
before the king. And the king spoke,           and whom he would, he destroyed:
and said to him: Art thou Daniel, of           and whom he would, he set up: and
the children of the captivity of Juda,         whom he would, he brought down.
whom my father, the king, brought
out of Judea?                                   5:20. But when his heart was lifted
                                               up, and his spirit hardened unto
 5:14. I    have heard of thee, that           pride, he was put down from the
thou hast   the spirit of the gods, and        throne of his kingdom, and his glory
excellent    knowledge, and under-             was taken away.
standing,   and wisdom are found in
thee.                                           5:21. And he was driven out from
                                               the the sons of men, and his heart
 5:15. And now the wise men, the               was made like the beasts, and his
magicians, have come in before me,             dwelling was with the wild asses,
to read this writing, and shew me              and he did eat grass like an ox, and
the interpretation ther eof; and they          his body was wet with the dew of
could not declare to me the meaning            heaven: till he knew that the most
of this writing.                               High ruled in the kingdom of men,
                                               and that he will set over it who m-
 5:16. But I have heard of thee, that          soever it shall please him.
thou canst interpret obscure things,
and resolve difficult things: now if            5:22. Thou also, his son, O Balt a-
thou art able to read the writing,             sar, hast not humbled thy heart,
and to shew me the interpretation              whereas thou knewest all these
thereof, thou shalt be clothed with            things:
purple, and shalt have a chain of
gold about thy neck, and shalt be               5:23. But hast lifted thyself up
the third prince in my kingdom.                against the Lord of heaven: and the
                                               vessels of his house have been
 5:17. To which Daniel made a n-               brought before thee: and thou, and
swer, and said before the king: thy            thy nobles, and thy wives, and thy
rewards be to thyself, and the gifts           concubines, have drunk wine in
of thy house give to anot her: but the         them: and thou hast praised t he gods
writing I will read to thee, O king,           of silver, and of gold, and of brass,
and shew thee the interpretation th e-         of iron, and of wood, and of stone,
reof.                                          that neither see, nor hear, nor feel:
                                               but the God who hath thy breath in
 5:18. O king, the most high God               his hand, and all thy ways, thou hast
gave to Nabuchodonosor, thy father,            not glorified.
a kingdom, and greatness, and glory,
and honour.                                     5:24. Wherefore, he hath sent the
                                               part of the hand which hath written
 5:19. And for the greatness that he           this that is set down.
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 5:25. And this is the writing that is
written:     MANE,          THECEL,             6:2. And three princes over them
PHARES.                                       of whom Daniel was one: that the
                                              governors might give an account to
 5:26. And this is the interpretation         them, and the king might have no
of the word. MANE: God hath nu m-             trouble.
bered thy kingdom, and hath fi-
nished it.                                     6:3. And Daniel excelled all the
                                              princes, and governors: because a
 5:27. THECEL: thou art weighed               greater spirit of God was in him.
in the balance, and art found wan t-
ing.                                           6:4. And the king thought to set
                                              him over all the kingdom; where u-
 5:28. PHARES: thy kingdom is d i-            pon the princes, and the governors,
vided, and is given to the Medes and          sought to find occasion against D a-
Persians.                                     niel, with regard to the king: and
                                              they could find no cause, nor susp i-
 5:29. Then by the king’s command,            cion, because he was faithful, and
Daniel was clothed with purple, and           no fault, nor suspicion was found in
a chain of gold was put about his             him.
neck: and it was proclaimed of him
that he had power as the third man             6:5. Then these men said: We shall
in the kingdom.                               not find any occasion against this
                                              Daniel, unless perhaps concerning
 5:30. The same night Baltasar, the           the law of his God.
Chaldean king, was slain.
                                               6:6. Then the princes, and the go v-
 5:31. And Darius, the Mede, su c-            ernors, craftily suggested to the
ceeded to the kingdom, being                  king, and spoke thus unto him: King
threescore and two years old.                 Darius, live for ever:

 Darius... He is called Cyaxares by             6:7. All the princes of the kin g-
the historians; and was the son of            dom, the magistrates, and gove r-
Astyages, and uncle to Cyrus.                 nors, the senators, and judges, have
                                              consulted together, that an imperial
 Daniel Chapter 6                             decree, and an edict be published:
                                              That whosoever shall ask any pet i-
 Daniel is promoted by Darius: his            tion of any god, or man, for thirty
enemies procure a law forbidding              days, but of thee, O king, shall be
prayer; for the transgression of this         cast into the den of the lions.
law Daniel is cast into the lions’
den: but miraculously delivered.                6:8. Now, therefore, O king, co n-
 6:1. It seemed good to Darius, and           firm the sentence, and sign the d e-
he appointed over the kingdom a               cree: that what is decreed by the
hundred and twenty governors, to be           Medes and Persians may not be a l-
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transgress it.                                him.

 6:9. So king Darius set forth the             6:15. But those men perceiving the
decree, and established it.                   king’s design, said to him: Know
                                              thou, O king, that the law of the
 6:10. Now, when Daniel knew this,            Medes and Persians is, that no d e-
that is to say, that the law was              cree which the king hath made, may
made, he went into his house: and             be altered.
opening the windows in his upper
chamber towards Jerusalem, he                  6:16. Then the king commanded,
knelt down three times a day, and             and they brought Daniel, and cast
adored and gave thanks before his             him into the den of the lions. And
God, as he had been accustomed to             the king said to Daniel: Thy God,
do before.                                    whom thou always servest, he will
                                              deliver thee.
 6:11. Wherefore those men carefu l-
ly watching him, found Daniel pray-             6:17. And a stone was brought, and
ing and making supplication to his            laid upon the mouth of the den:
God.                                          which the king sealed with his own
                                              ring, and with the ring of his nobles,
  6:12. And they came and spoke to            that nothing should be done against
the king concerning the edict: O              Daniel.
king, hast thou not decreed, that
every man that should make a r e-              6:18. And the king went away to
quest to any of the gods, or men, for         his house, and laid himself down
thirty days, but to thyself, O king,          without taking supper, and meat was
should be cast into the den of the            not set before him, and even sleep
lions? And the king answered them,            departed from him.
saying: The word is true, according
to the decree of the Medes and Pe r-           6:19. Then the king rising very
sians, which it is not lawful to v i-         early in the morning, went in haste
olate.                                        to the lions’ den:

 6:13. Then they answered, and said            6:20. And coming near to the den,
before the king: Daniel, who is of            cried with a lamentable voice to
the children of the captivity of Juda,        Daniel, and said to him: Daniel,
hath not regarded thy law, nor the            servant of the living God, hath thy
decree that thou hast made: but               God, whom thou servest always,
three times a day he maketh his               been able, thinkest thou, to deliver
prayer.                                       thee from the lions?

 6:14. Now when the king had heard             6:21. And Daniel answering the
these words, he was very much                 king, said: O king, live for ever:
grieved, and in behalf of Daniel he
set his heart to deliver him, and              6:22. My God hath sent his angel,
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lions, and they have not hurt me:
forasmuch as before him justice                Daniel’s vision of the four beasts,
hath been found in me: yea, and b e-          signifying four kingdoms: of God
fore thee, O king, I have done no             sitting on his throne: and of the op-
offence.                                      posite kingdoms of Christ and Ant i-
                                              christ.
 6:23. Then was the king exceeding             7:1. In the first year of Baltasar,
glad for him, and he commanded                king of Babylon, Daniel saw a
that Daniel should be taken out of            dream: and the vision of his head
the den: and Daniel was taken out of          was upon his bed: and writing the
the den, and no hurt was found in             dream, he comprehended it in a few
him, because he believed in his               words: and relating the sum of it in
God.                                          short, he said:

 6:24. And by the king’s comman d-             7:2. I saw in my vision by night,
ment, those men were brought that             and behold the four winds of the
had accused Daniel: and they were             heavens strove upon the great sea.
cast into the lions’ den, they and
their children, and their wives: and           7:3. And four great beasts, diffe r-
they did not reach the bottom of the          ent one from another, came up out
den, before the lions caught them,            of the sea.
and broke all their bones in pieces.
                                               Four great beasts... Viz., the Cha l-
  6:25. Then king Darius wrote to all         dean, Persian, Grecian, and Roman
people, tribes, and languages, dwe l-         empires. But some rather choose to
ling in the whole earth: PEACE be             understand the fourth beast of the
multiplied unto you.                          successors of Alexander the Great,
                                              more especially of them that reigned
 6:26. It is decreed by me, that in           in Asia and Syria.
all my empire and my kingdom, al l
men dread and fear the God of D a-             7:4. The first was like a lioness,
niel. For he is the living and eternal        and had the wings of an eagle: I b e-
God for ever: and his kingdom shall           held till her wings were plucked off,
not be destroyed, and his power               and she was lifted up from the earth,
shall be for ever.                            and stood upon her feet as a man,
                                              and the heart of a man was given to
 6:27. He is the deliverer, and s a-          her.
viour, doing signs and wonders in
heaven, and in earth: who hath deli-           7:5. And behold another beast, like
vered Daniel out of the lions’ den.           a bear, stood up on one side: and
                                              there were three rows in the mouth
 6:28. Now Daniel continued unto              thereof, and in the teeth thereof, and
the reign of Darius, and the reign of         thus they said to it: Arise, devour
Cyrus, the Persian.                           much flesh.

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another like a leopard, and it had            7:10. A swift stream of fire issued
upon it four wings, as of a fowl, and        forth from before him: thousands of
the beast had four heads, and power          thousands ministered to him, and
was given to it.                             ten thousand times a hundred thou-
                                             sand stood before him: the judgment
 7:7. After this I beheld in the vi-         sat, and the books were opened.
sion of the night, and lo, a fourth
beast, terrible and wonderful, and            7:11. I beheld, because of the
exceeding strong, it had great iron          voice of the great words which that
teeth, eating and breaking in pieces,        horn spoke: and I saw that the beast
and treading down the rest with his          was slain, and the body thereof was
feet: and it was unlike to the other         destroyed, and given to the fire to
beasts which I had seen be fore it,          be burnt:
and had ten horns.
                                              7:12. And that the power of the
 Ten horns... That is, ten kingdoms,         other beasts was taken away: and
(as Apoc. 17.12,) among which the            that times of life were appointed
empire of the fourth beast shall be          them for a time, and a time.
parcelled. Or ten kings of the nu m-
ber of the successors of Alexander;           7:13. I beheld, therefore, in the v i-
as figures of such as shall be about         sion of the night, and lo, one like
the time of Antichrist.                      the Son of man came with the
                                             clouds of heaven, and he came even
 7:8. I considered the horns, and            to the ancient of days: and they pr e-
behold another little horn sprung            sented him before him.
out of the midst of them: and three
of the first horns were plucked up at         7:14. And he gave him power, and
the presence thereof: and behold             glory, and a kingdom: and all
eyes like the eyes of a man were in          peoples, tribes, and tongues shall
this horn, and a mouth speaking              serve him: his power is an everlas t-
great things.                                ing power that shall not be taken
                                             away: and his kingdom that shall
                                             not be destroyed.
 Another little horn... This is co m-
monly understood of Antichrist. It            7:15. My spirit trembled; I, Daniel,
may also be applied to that great            was affrighted at these things, and
persecutor Antiochus Epiphanes, as           the visions of my head troubled me.
a figure of Antichrist.
                                              7:16. I went near to one of them
 7:9. I beheld till thrones were             that stood by, and asked the truth of
placed, and the ancient of days sat:         him concerning all these thi ngs, and
his garment was white as snow, and           he told me the interpretation of the
the hair of his head like clean wool:        words, and instructed me:
his throne like flames of fire: the
wheels of it like a burning fire.             7:17. These four great beasts, are
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of the earth.                                  7:25. And he shall speak words
                                             against the High One, and shall
 7:18. But the saints of the most            crush the saints of the most High:
high God shall take the kingdom:             and he shall think himself able to
and they shall possess the kin gdom          change times and laws, an d they
for ever and ever.                           shall be delivered into his hand un-
                                             til a time, and times, and half a
 7:19. After this I would diligently         time.
learn concerning the fourth beast,
which was very different from all,             A time, and times, and half a
and exceeding terrible: his teeth and        time... That is, three years and a
claws were of iron: he devoured and          half; which is supposed to be the
broke in pieces, and the rest he             length of the duration of the pers e-
stamped upon with his feet:                  cution of Antichrist.

 7:20. And concerning the ten horns           7:26. And a judgment shall sit, that
that he had on his head: and co n-           his power may be taken away, and
cerning the other that came up, b e-         be broken in pieces, and perish even
fore which three horns fell: and of          to the end.
that horn that had eyes, and a mouth
speaking great things, and was                7:27. And that the kingdom, and
greater than the rest.                       power, and the greatness of the
                                             kingdom, under the whole heaven,
 7:21. I beheld, and lo, that horn           may be given to the people of the
made war against the saints, and             saints of the most Hi gh: whose
prevailed over them,                         kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
                                             and all kings shall serve him, and
 7:22. Till the ancient of days came         shall obey him.
and gave judgment to the saints of
the most High, and the time came,             7:28. Hitherto is the end of the
and the saints obtained the kingdom.         word. I, Daniel, was much troubled
                                             with my thoughts, and my count en-
  7:23. And thus he said: The fourth         ance was changed in me: but I kept
beast shall be the fourth kingdom            the word in my heart.
upon earth, which shall be greater
than all the kingdoms, and shall d e-         Daniel Chapter 8
vour the whole earth, and shall tread
it down, and break it in pieces.              Daniel’s vision of the ram and the
                                             he goat interpreted by the angel G a-
 7:24. And the ten horns of the              briel.
same kingdom, shall be ten kings:             8:1. In the third year of the reign
and another shall rise up after them,        of king Baltasar, a vision appeared
and he shall be mightier than the            to me. I, Daniel, after what I had
former, and he shall bring down              seen in the beginning,
three kings.
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in the castle of Susa, which is in the        him, and struck the ram: and broke
province of Elam: and I saw in the            his two horns, and the ram cound
vision that I was over the gate of            not withstand him: and when he had
Ulai.                                         cast him down on the ground, he
                                              stamped upon him, and none could
 8:3. And I lifted up my eyes, and            deliver the ram out of his hand.
saw: and behold a ram stood before
the water, having two high horns,               8:8. And the he goat became ex-
and one higher than the other, and            ceeding great: and when he was
growing up. Afterward                         grown, the great horn was broken,
                                              and there came up four horns under
 A ram... The empire of the Medes             it towards the four winds of heaven.
and Persians.
                                               Four horns... Seleucus, Antigonus,
 8:4. I saw the ram pushing with his          Philip, and Ptolemeus, the succe s-
horns against the west, and against           sors of Alexander, who divided his
the north, and against the south: and         empire among them.
no beasts could withstand him, nor
be delivered out of his hand: and he           8:9. And out of one of them came
did according to his own will, and            forth a little horn: and it became
became great.                                 great against the south, and again st
                                              the east, and against the strength.
 8:5. And I understood: and behold
a he goat came from the west on the            A little horn... Antiochus Ep i-
face of the whole earth, and he               phanes, a descendant of Seleucus.
touched not the ground, and the he            He grew against the south, and the
goat had a notable horn between his           east, by his victories over the kings
eyes.                                         of Egypt and Armenia: and against
                                              the strength, that is, against Jerus a-
  A he goat... The empire of th e             lem and the people of God.
Greeks, or Macedonians. Ibid. He
touched not the ground... He co n-             8:10. And it was magnified even
quered all before him, with so much           unto the strength of heaven: and it
rapidity, that he seemed rather to            threw down of the strength, and of
fly, than to walk upon the earth. -           the stars, and trod upon them.
Ibid. A notable horn... Alexander the
Great.                                         Unto the strength of heaven... or,
                                              against the strength of heaven. So
 8:6. And he went up to the ram that          are here called the army of the Jews,
had the horns, which I had seen               the people of God.
standing before the gate, and he ran
towards him in the force of his                8:11. And it was magnified even to
strength.                                     the prince of the strength: and it
                                              took away from him the continual
 8:7. And when he was come near               sacrifice, and cast down the place of
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                                               8:18. And when he spoke to me, I
 8:12. And strength was given him             fell flat on the ground: and he
against the continual sacrifice, b e-         touched me, and set me upright.
cause of sins: and truth shall be cast
down on the ground, and he shall do             8:19. And he said to me: I will
and shall prosper.                            shew thee what things are to come
                                              to pass in the end of the maledi c-
 8:13. And I heard one of the saints          tion: for the time hath its end.
speaking, and one saint said to
another I know not to whom, that               8:20. The ram, which thou sawest
was speaking: How long shall be the           with horns, is the king of the Medes
vision, concerning the conti nual sa-         and Persians.
crifice, and the sin of the desolation
that is made: and the sanctuary, and            8:21. And the he goat, is the king
the strength be trodden under foot?           of the Greeks, and the great horn
                                              that was between his eyes, the same
 8:14. And he said to him: Unto               is the first king.
evening and morning two thousand
three hundred days: and the sanct u-            8:22. But whereas when that was
ary shall be cleansed.                        borken, there arose up four for it,
                                              four kings shall rise up of his n a-
  Unto evening and morning two                tion, but not with his strength.
thousand three hundred days... That
is, six years and almost four                  8:23. And after their reign, when
months: which was the whole time              iniquities shall be grown up, there
from the beginning of the persec u-           shall arise a king of a shameless
tion of Antiochus till his death.             face, and understanding dark se n-
                                              tences.
 8:15. And it came to pass when I,
Daniel, saw the vision, and sought             8:24. And his power shall be
the meaning, that behold there stood          strengthened, but not by his own
before me as it were the appearance           force: and he shall lay all things
of a man.                                     waste, and shall prosper, and do
                                              more than can be believed. And he
 8:16. And I heard the voice of a             shall destroy the mighty, and the
man between Ulai: and he called,              people of the saints,
and said: Gabriel, make this man to
understand the vision.                         8:25. According to his will, and
                                              craft shall be successful in his hand:
 8:17. And he came, and stood near            and his heart shall be puffed up, and
where I stood: and when he was                in the abundance of all things he
come, I fell on my face, trembling,           shall kill many: and he shall rise up
and he said to me: Understand, O              aginst the prince of princes, and
son of man, for in the time of the            shall be broken without hand.
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and the morning, which was told, is            wickedly, and have revolted: and we
true: thou, therefore, seal up the v i-        have gone aside from thy co m-
sion, because it shall come to pass            mandments, and thy judgments.
after many days.
                                                9:6. We have not hearkened to thy
 8:27. And I, Daniel, languish ed,             servants, the prophets, that have
and was sick for some days: and                spoken in thy name to our kings, to
when I was risen up, I did the king’s          our princes, to our fathers, and to
business, and I was astonished at              all the people of the land.
the vision, and there was none that
could interpret it.                             9:7. To thee, O Lord, justice: but
                                               to us confusion of face, as at this
 Daniel Chapter 9                              day to the men of Juda, and to the
                                               inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to all
  Daniel’s confession and prayer:              Israel, to them that are near, and to
Gabriel informs him concerning the             them that are far off, in all the
seventy weeks to the coming of Ch r-           countries whither thou hast driven
ist.                                           them, for their iniquities, by which
  9:1. In the first year of Darius, the        they have sinned against thee.
son of Assuerus, of the seed of the
Medes, who reigned over the kin g-              9:8. O Lord, to us belongeth co n-
dom of the Chaldeans:                          fusion of face, to our princes, and to
                                               our fathers, that have sinned.
 9:2. The first year of his reign I,
Daniel, understood by books the                 9:9. But to thee, the Lord our God,
number of the years, conce rning               mercy and forgiveness, for we h ave
which the word of the Lord came to             departed from thee:
Jeremias, the prophet, that seventy
years should be accomplished of the             9:10. And we have not hearkened
desolation of Jerusalem.                       to the voice of the Lord, our God, to
                                               walk in his law, which he set before
  9:3. And I set my face to the Lord,          us by his servants, the prophets.
my God, to pray and make supplic a-
tion with fasting, and sackcloth, and           9:11. And all Israel have tran s-
ashes.                                         gressed thy law, and have turned
                                               away from hearing thy voi ce, and
 9:4. And I prayed to the Lord, my             the malediction, and the curse,
God, and I made my confession, and             which is written in the book of
said: I beseech thee, O Lord God,              Moses, the servant of God, is fallen
great and terrible, who keepest the            upon us, because we have sinned
covenant, and mercy to them that               against him.
love thee, and keep thy comman d-
ments.                                          9:12. And he hath confirmed his
                                               words which he spoke against us,
 9:5. We have sinned, we have                  and against our princes that judged
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great evil, such as never was under           our prayers before thy face, but for
all the heaven, according to that             the multitude of thy tender mercies.
which hath been done in Jerusalem.
                                               9:19. O Lord, hear: O Lord, be a p-
  9:13. As it is written in the law of        peased: hearken, and do: delay not,
Moses, all this evil is come upon us:         for thy own sake, O my God: b e-
and we entreated not thy face, O              cause thy name is invocated upon
Lord our God, that we might turn              thy city, and upon thy people.
from our iniquities, and think on thy
truth.                                          9:20. Now while I was yet spea k-
                                              ing, and praying, and confessing my
 9:14. And the Lord hath watched              sins, and the sins of my people of
upon the evil, and hath brought it            Israel, and presenting my supplic a-
upon us: the Lord, our God, is just           tions in the sight of my God, for the
in all his works which he hath done:          holy mountain of my God:
for we have not hearkened to his
voice.                                          9:21. As I was yet speaking in
                                              prayer, behold the man, Gabriel,
 9:15. And now, O Lord, our God,              whom I had seen in the vision at the
who hast brought forth thy people             beginning, flying swiftly, touched
out of the land of Egypt, with a              me at the time of the evening sacr i-
strong hand, and hast made thee a             fice.
name as at this day: we have sinned,
we have committed iniquity,                    The man Gabriel... The angel G a-
                                              briel in the shape of a man.
  9:16. O Lord, against all thy ju s-
tice: let thy wrath and t hy indigna-          9:22. And he instructed me, and
tion be turned away, I beseech thee,          spoke to me, and said: O Daniel, I
from thy city, Jerusalem, and from            am now come forth to teach thee,
thy holy mountain. For by reason of           and that thou mightest understand.
our sins, and the iniquities of our
fathers, Jerusalem, and thy people,            9:23. From the beginning of thy
are a reproach to all that are round          prayers the word came forth: and I
about us.                                     am come to shew it to thee, because
                                              thou art a man of desires: therefore,
 9:17. Now, therefore, O our God,             do thou mark the word, and unde r-
hear the supplication of thy servant,         stand the vision.
and his prayers: and shew thy face
upon thy sanctuary, which is des o-            Man of desires... that is, ardently
late, for thy own sake.                       praying for the Jews then in captiv i-
                                              ty.
 9:18. Incline, O my God, thy ear,
and hear: open thy eyes, and see our           9:24. Seventy weeks are shortened
desolation, and the city upon which           upon thy people, and upon thy holy
thy name is called: for it is not for         city, that transgression may be f i-
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and iniquity may be abolished; and             end of the war the appointed desol a-
everlasting justice may be brought;            tion.
and vision and prophecy may be fu l-
filled; and the Saint of saints may             A people with their leader... The
be anointed.                                   Romans under Titus.

 Seventy weeks... Viz., of years, (or           9:27. And he shall confirm the c o-
seventy times seven, that is, 490              venant with many, in one week: and
years,) are shortened; that is, fixed          in the half of the week the victim
and determined, so that the time               and the sacrifice shall fail: and
shall be no longer.                            there shall be in the temple the a b-
                                               omination of desolation: and the d e-
 9:25. Know thou, therefore, and               solation shall continue even to the
take notice: that from the going               consummation, and to the end.
forth of the word, to build up Jer u-
salem again, unto Christ, the prince,           In the half of the week... or, in the
there shall be seven weeks, and si x-          middle of the week, etc. Because
ty-two weeks: and the street shall be          Christ preached three years and a
built again, and the walls, in strai t-        half: and then by his sacrifice upon
ness of times.                                 the cross abolished all the sacrifices
                                               of the law.-Ibid. The abomination of
 From the going forth of the word,             desolation... Some u nderstand this
etc... That is, from the twentieth             of the profanation of the temple by
year of king Artaxerxes, when by               the crimes of the Jews, and by the
his commandment Nehemias rebuilt               bloody faction of the zealots. Others
the walls of Jerusalem, 2 Esd. 2.              of the bringing in thither the e n-
From which time, according to the              signs and standard of the pagan R o-
best chronology, there were just si x-         mans. Others, in fine, distinguish
ty-nine weeks of years, that is, 483           three different times of desol ation:
years to the baptism of Christ, when           viz., that under Antiochus; that
he first began to preach and execute           when the temple was destroyed by
the office of Messias.-Ibid. In                the Romans; and the last near the
straitness of times... angustia te m-          end of the world under Antichrist.
porum: which may allude both to the            To all which, as they suppose, this
difficulties and opposition they met           prophecy may have a relation.
with in building: and to the shor t-
ness of the time in which they f i-             Daniel Chapter 10
nished the wall, viz., fifty-two days.
                                                Daniel having humbled himsel f by
 9:26. And after sixty-two weeks               fasting and penance seeth a vision,
Christ shall be slain: and the people          with which he is much terrified; but
that shall deny him sh all not be his.         he is comforted by an angel.
And a people, with their leader, that           10:1. In the third year of Cyrus,
shall come, shall destroy the city,            king of the Persians, a word was r e-
and the sanctuary: and the end th e-           vealed to Daniel, surnamed Balta s-
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strength: and he understood the              consternation upon my face, and m y
word: for there is need of unde r-           face was close to the ground.
standing in a vision.
                                              10:10. And behold a hand touched
 10:2. In those days I, Daniel,              me, and lifted me up upon my
mourned the days of three weeks.             knees, and upon the joints of my
                                             hands.
 10:3. I ate no desirable bread, and
neither flesh, nor wine, entered into         10:11. And he said to me: Daniel,
my mouth, neither was I anointed             thou man of desires, understand the
with ointment: till the days of three        words that I speak to thee, and stand
weeks were accomplished.                     upright: for I am sent now to thee.
                                             And when he had said this word to
 10:4. And in the four and twentieth         me, I stood trembling.
day of the first month, I was by the
great river, which is the Tigris.             10:12. And he said to me: Fear not,
                                             Daniel: for from the first day that
  10:5. And I lifted up my eyes, and         thou didst set thy heart to unde r-
I saw: and behold a man clothed in           stand, to afflict thyself in the sight
linen, and his loins were girded with        of thy God, thy words have been
the finest gold:                             heard: and I am come for thy words.

 10:6. And his body was like the              10:13. But the prince of the kin g-
chrysolite, and his face as the a p-         dom of the Persians resisted me one
pearance of lightning, and his eyes          and twenty days: and behold M i-
as a burning lamp: and his arms, and         chael, one of the chief princes, came
all downward even to the feet, like          to help me, and I remained there by
in appearance to glittering brass:           the king of the Persians.
and the voice of his word like the
voice of a multitude.                         The prince, etc... That is, the angel
                                             guardian of Persia: who according
  10:7. And I, Daniel alone, saw the         to his office, seeking the spiritual
vision: for the men that were with           good of the Persians was desirous
me saw it not: but an exceeding              that many of the Jews should remain
great terror fell upon them, and they        among them.
fled away, and hid themselves.
                                              10:14. But I am come to teach thee
 10:8. And I, being left alone, saw          what things shall befall thy people
this great vision: and there remained        in the latter days, for as yet the vi-
no strength in me, and the appea r-          sion is for days.
ance of my countenance was
changed in me, and I fainted away,            10:15. And when he was speaking
and retained no strength.                    such words to me, I cast down my
                                             countenance to the ground, and held
 10:9. And I heard the voice of his          my peace.
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  10:16. And behold as it were the            11:1. And from the first year of
likeness of a son of man touched my         Darius, the Mede, I stood up, that he
lips: then I opened my mouth and            might be strengthened, and co n-
spoke, and said to him that stood           firmed.
before me: O my lord, at the sight
of thee my joints are loosed, and no          11:2. And now I will shew thee the
strength hath remained in me.               truth. Behold, there shall stand yet
                                            three kings in Persia, and the fourth
 10:17. And how can the servant of          shall be enriched exceedingly above
my lord speak with my lord? for no          them all: and when he shall be
strength remaineth in me; moreover,         grown mighty by his riches, he shall
my breath is stopped.                       stir up all against the kingdom of
                                            Greece.
  10:18. Therefore, he that looked
like a man, touched me again, and            Three kings... Viz., Cambyses,
strengthened me.                            Smerdes Magus, and Darius, the son
                                            of Hystaspes.-Ibid. The fourth...
 10:19. And he said: Fear not, O            Xerxes.
man of desires, peace be to thee:
take courage, and be strong. And             11:3. But there shall rise up a
when he spoke to me, I grew strong,         strong king, and shall rule with
and I said: Speak, O my lord, for           great power: and he shall do what he
thou hast strengthened me.                  pleaseth.

 10:20. And he said: Dost thou               A strong king... Alexander.
know wherefore I am come to thee?
And now I will return, to fight              11:4. And when he shall come to
against the prince of the Persians.         his height, his kingdom shall be
When I went forth, there appeared           broken, and it shall be divided t o-
the prince of the Greeks coming.            wards the four winds of the heaven:
                                            but not to his posterity, nor accor d-
 10:21. But I will tell thee what is        ing to his pwoer with wheich he
set down in the scripture of truth:         ruled. For his kingdom shall be rent
and none is my helper in all these          in peices, even for strangers, b e-
things, but Michael your prince.            sides these.

 Michael your prince... The gua r-           11:5. And the king of the south
dian general of the church of God.          shall be strengthened, and one of his
                                            princes shall prevail over him, and
 Daniel Chapter 11                          he shall rule with great power: for
                                            his dominions shall be great.
 The angel declares to Daniel many
things to come, with regard to the           The king of the south... Ptolemeus
Persian and Grecian kings: more e s-        the son of Lagus, king of Egypt,
pecially with regard to Antiochus as        which lies south of Jerusalem.-Ibid.
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Alexander ’s princes, shall prevail            11:9. And the king of the south
over him: that is, shall be stronger          shall enter into the kingdom, and
than the king of Egypt. He speaks of          shall return to his own land.
Seleucus Nicator, king of Asia and
Syria, whose successors are here               11:10. And his sons shall be pro-
called the kings of the north, be-            voked, and they shall assemble a
cause their dominions lay to the              multitude of great forces: and he
north in respect to Jerusalem.                shall come with haste like a flood:
                                              and he shall return, and be stirred
 11:6. And after the end of years             up, and he shall join battle with his
they shall be in league together: and         force.
the daughter of the king of the south
shall come to the king of the north            His sons... Seleucus Ceraunius,
to make friendship, but she shal l not        and Antiochus the Great, the sons of
obtain the strength of the arm, ne i-         Callinicus.-Ibid. He shall come...
ther shall her seed stand: and she            Viz., Antiochus the Great.
shall be given up, and her young
men that brought her, and they that            11:11. And the king of the south
strengthened her in these times.              being provoked, shall go forth, and
                                              shall fight against the king of the
 The daughter of the king of the              north, and shall prepare an excee d-
south... Viz., Berenice, daughter of          ing great multitude, and a multitude
Ptolemeus Philadelphus, given in              shall be given into his hands.
marriage to Antiochus Theos, gran d-
son of Seleucus.                               The king of the south... Ptolemeus
                                              Philopator, son of Evergetes.
 11:7. And a plant of the bud of her
roots shall stand up: and he shall             11:12. And he shall take a mult i-
come with an army, and shall enter            tude, and his heart shall be lifted
into the province of the king of the          up, and he shall cast down many
north: and he shall abuse them, and           thousands: but he shall not prevail.
shall prevail.
                                               11:13. For the king of the north
 A plant, etc... Ptolemeus Eve r-             shall return, and shall prepare a
getes, the son of Philadelphus.               multitude much greater than before:
                                              and in the end of times, and years,
 11:8. And he shall also carry away           he shall come in haste with a great
captive into Egypt their gods, and            army, and much riches.
their graven things, and their pr e-
cious vessels of gold and silver: he           11:14. And in those times many
shall prevail aginst the king of the          shall rise up against the king of the
north.                                        south, and the children of prevaric a-
                                              tors of thy people shall lift up the m-
 The king of the north... Seleucus            selves to fulfil the vision, and they
Callinicus.                                   shall fall.




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 11:15. And the king of the north             The prince of his reproach... Sei-
shall come, and shall cast up a              pio the Roman general, called the
mount, and shall take the best               prince of his reproach, because he
fenced citits: and the arms of the           overthrew Antiochus, and obliged
south shall not withstand, and his           him to submit to very dishonourable
chosen ones shall rise up to resist,         terms, before he would cease from
and they shall not have str ength.           the war.

 11:16. And he shall come upon                11:19. And he shall turn his face to
him, and do according to his ple a-          the empire of his own land, and he
sure, and there shall be none to             shall stumble, and fall, ans shall not
stand against his face: and he shall         be found.
stand in the glorious land, and it
shall be consumed by his hand.                11:20. And there shall stand up in
                                             his place one most vile, and unwo r-
 He shall come upon him... Viz.,             thy of kingly honour: and in a few
Antiochus shall come upon the king           days he shall be destroyed, not in
of the south.-Ibid. The glorious             rage nor in battle.
land... Judea.
                                              One most vile... Seleucus Philop a-
  11:17. And he shall set his face to        tor, who sent Heliodorus to plunder
come to possess all his kingdom,             the temple: and was shortly after
and he shall make upright cond i-            slain by the same Heliodorus.
tions with him: and he shall give
him a daughter of women, to overt h-          11:21. And there shall stand up in
row it: and she shall not stand, nei-        his place one despised, and the
ther shall she be for him.                   kingly honour shall not be given
                                             him: and he shall come privately,
 All his kingdom... Viz., all the            and shall obtain the kingdom by
kingdom of Ptolemeus Epiphanes,              fraud.
son of Philopator.-Ibid. A daughter
of women... That is, a most beaut i-          One despised... Viz., Antiochus
ful woman, viz., his daughter Cle o-         Epiphanes, who at first was de s-
patra.-Ibid. To overthrow it... Viz.,        pised and not received for king.
the kingdom of Epiphanes: but his            What is here said of this prince, is
policy shall not succeed; for Cle o-         accommodated by St. Jerome and
patra shall take more to heart the           others to Antichrist; of whom this
interest of her husband, than that of        Antiochus was a figure.
her father.
                                              11:22. And the arms of the fighter
 11:18. And he shall turn his face to        shall be overcome before his face,
the islands, and shall take many:            and shall be broken: yea, also the
and he shall cause the prince of his         prince of the covenant.
reproach to cease, and his reproach
shall be turned upon him.                     Of the fighter... That is, of them
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fight against him.-Ibid. The prince            turn into his own land.
of the covenant... or, of the league.
The chief of them that conspired                11:29. At the time appointed he
against him: or the king of Egypt              shall return, and he shall come to
his most powerful adversary.                   the south, but the latter time shall
                                               not be like the former.
 11:23. And after friendships, he
will deal deceitfully with him: and             11:30. And the galleys and the
he shall go up, and shall overcome             Romans shall come upon him, and
with a small people.                           he shall be struck, and shall return,
                                               and shall have indignation against
  11:24. And he shall enter into rich          thecovenant of the sanctuary, and he
and plentiful cities: and he shall do          shall succeed: and he shall returnm,
that which his fathers never did, nor          and shall devise against them that
his fathers’ fathers: he shall scatter         haave forsaken the covenant of the
their spoils, and their prey, and their        sanctuary.
riches, and shall forecast devices
against the best fenced places: and             The galleys and the Romans... P o-
this until a time.                             pilius, and the other Roman ambas-
                                               sadors, who came in galleys, and
 11:25. And his strength, and his              obliged him to depart from Egypt.
heart, shall be stirred up aginst the
king of the south, with a great army:            11:31. And arms shall stand on his
and the king of the south shall be             part, and they shall defile the sanc t-
stirred up to battle with many and             uary of strength, and shall take
very strong succours: and they shall           away the continual sacrifice: and
not stand, for they shall form d e-            they shall place there the abomin a-
signs against him.                             tion unto desolation.

 The king... Ptolemeus Philometor.              They shall place there the abom i-
                                               nation, etc... The idol of Jupiter
 11:26. And they that eat bread with           Olympius, which Antiochus ordered
him, shall destroy him, and his army           to be set up in the sanctuary of the
shall be overthrown: and many shall            temple: which is here called the
fall down slain.                               sanctuary of strength, from the Al-
                                               mighty that was worshipped there.
 11:27. And the heart of the two
kings shall be to do evil, and they             11:32. And such as deal wickedly
shall speak lies at one table, and             against the covenant shall deceitfu l-
they shall not prosper: because as             ly dissemble: but the people that
yet the end is unto another time.              know their God shall prevail and
                                               succeed.
 11:28. And he shall return into his
land with much riches: and his heart            11:33. And they that are learned
shall be aginst the holy covenant,             among the people shall teach m any:
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by fire, and by captivity, and by
spoil for many days.                            And he shall increase glory, etc...
                                               He shall bestow honours, riches and
 11:34. And when they shall have               lands, upon them that shall worship
fallen, they shall be relieved with a          his god.
small help: and many shall be joined
to them deceitfully.                            11:40. And at the time prefixed the
                                               king of the south shall fight against
 11:35. And some of thelearned                 him, and the king of the north shall
shall fall, that they may be tried,            come against him like a t empest,
and may be chosen, and made white,             with chariots, andwith horsemen,
even to the appointed time: because            and with a great navy, and he shall
yet there shall be another time.               enter into the countries, and shall
                                               destroy, and pass through.
  11:36. And the king shall do a c-
cording to his will, and he shall be            11:41. And he shal enter into the
lifted up, and shall magnify himself           glorious land, ansd many shall fall:
against every god: and he shall                and these only shakll be saved out
speak great things against the God             of his hand, Edom, and Moab, and
of gods, and shall prosper, till the           the principality of the children of
wrath be accomplished. For the d e-            Ammon.
termination is made.
                                                11:42. And he shall lay his hand
 11:37. And he shall make no a c-              upon the lands: and the land of
count of the God of his fathers: and           Egypt shall not escape.
he shall follow the lust of women,
and he shall not regard any gods:               11:43. And he shall have power
for he shall rise up against all               over the treasures of gold, and of
things.                                        silver, and all the precious thi ngs of
                                               Egypt: and he shall pass through
 11:38. But he shall worship the               Lybia, and Ethiopia.
god Maozim, in his place: and a god
whom his fathers knew not, he shall             11:44. And tidings out of the east,
worship with gold, and silver, and             and out of the north, shall trouble
precious stones, and things of great           him: and he shall come with a great
price.                                         multitude to destroy and slay many.

 The god Maozim... That is, the god             11:45. And he shall fix his tabe r-
of forces or strong holds.                     nacle, Apadno, between the seas,
                                               upon a glorious and holy mountain:
 11:39. And he shall do this to fo rti-        and he shall come even to the top
fy Maozim with a strange god,                  thereof, and none shall help him.
whom he hath acknowledged, and he
shall increase glory, and shall give            Apadno... Some take it for the
them power over many, and shall                proper name of a place: others, from
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                                                upon the waters of the river: How
 Daniel Chapter 12                              long shall it be to the end of these
                                                wonders?
  Michael shall stand up for the
people of God: with other things r e-             12:7. And I heard the man that was
lating to Antichrist, and the end of            clothed in linen, that stood upon the
the world.                                      waters of the river, when he had
  12:1. But at that time shall M i-             lifted up his right hand, and his left
chael rise up, the great prince, who            hand to heaven, and had sworn by
standeth for the children of thy                him that liveth for ever, that it
people: and a time shall come, such             should be unto a time, and times,
as never was from the time that na-             and half a time. And when the scat-
tions began, even until that time.              tering of the band of the holy people
And at that time shall thy people be            shall be accomplished, all these
saved, every one that shall be found            things shall be finished.
written in the book.
                                                 12:8. And I heard, and understood
 12:2. And many of those that sleep             not. And I said: O my lord, what
in the dust of the earth, shall awake:          shall be after these things?
some unto life everlasting, and oth-
ers unto reproach, to see it always.             12:9. And he said: Go, Daniel, b e-
                                                cause the words are shut up, and
  12:3. But they that are learned,              sealed until the appointed time.
shall shine as the brightness of the
firmament: and they that instruct                 12:10. Many shall be   chosen, and
many to justice, as stars for all ete r-        made white, and shall    be tried as
nity.                                           fire: and the wicked       shall deal
                                                wickedly, and none of     the wicked
 Learned... Viz., in the law of God             shall understand, but    the learned
and true wisdom, which consists in              shall understand.
knowing and loving God.
                                                 12:11. And from the tim e when the
 12:4. But thou, O Daniel, shut up              continual sacrifice shall be taken
the words, and seal the book, even              away, and the abomination unto d e-
to the time appointed: many shall               solation shall be set up, there shall
pass over, and knowledge shall be               be a thousand two hundred ninety
manifold.                                       days.

 12:5. And I, Daniel, looked, and                12:12. Blessed is he that waitedth,
behold as it were two others stood:             and cometh unto a thousand three
one on this side upon the bank of               hundred thirty-five days.
the river, and another on that side,
on the other bank of the river.                  12:13. But go thou thy ways until
                                                the time appointed: and thou shalt
 12:6. And I said to the man that               rest, and stand in thy lot unto the
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                                              any maters of judgment came to
 Daniel Chapter 13                            them.

  The history of Susanna and the two           13:7. And when the people d e-
elders.                                       parted away at noon, Susanna went
  This history of Susanna, in all the         in, and walked in her husband’s or c-
ancient Greek and Latin Bibles, was           hard.
placed in the beginning of the book
of Daniel: till St. Jerome, in his             13:8. And the old men saw her
translation, detached it from thence;         going in every day, and walking:
because he did not find it in the H e-        and they were inflame d with lust
brew: which is also the case of the           towards her:
history of Bel and the Dragon. But
both the one and the other are r e-            13:9. And they perverted their own
ceived by the Catholic Church: and            mind, and turned away their eyes,
were from the very beginning a part           that they might not look unto he a-
of the Christian Bible.                       ven, nor remember just jud gments.

 13:1. Now there was a man that                13:10. So they were both wounded
dwelt in Babylon, and his name was            with the love of her, yet they did not
Joakim:                                       make known their grief one to the
                                              other.
 13:2. And he took a wife, whose
name was Susanna, the daughter of              13:11. For they were ashamed to
Helcias, a bery beautiful woman,              declare to one another their lust, b e-
and one that feared God.                      ing desirous to have to do with her:

 13:3. For her parents being just,             13:12. And they watched carefully
had instructed their daughter a c-            every day to see her. And one said
cording to the law of Moses.                  to the other:

 13:4. Now Joakim was very rich,                13:13. Let us now go home, for it
and had an orchard near his house:            is dinner time. So going out, they
and the Jews resorted to him, b e-            departed one from another.
cause he was the most honourab le of
them all.                                       13:14. And turning back again,
                                              they came both to the same place:
 13:5. And there were two of the              and asking one another the cause,
ancients of the people appointed              they acknowledged their lust: and
judges that year, of whom the Lord            then they agreed together upon a
said: That iniquity came out from             time, when they might find her
Babylon, from the ancient judges,             alone.
that seemed to govern the people.
                                                13:15. And it fell out, as they
 13:6. These men frequented the               watched a fit day, she went in on a
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fore, with two maids only, and was
desirous to wash herself in the or c-           13:24. With that Susanna cried out
hard: for it was hot weather.                  with a loud voice: and the elders a l-
                                               so cried out against her.
 13:16. And there was nobody there,
but the two old m en that had hid               13:25. And one of them ran to the
themselves, and were beholding her.            door of the orchard, and opened it.

 13:17. So she said to the maids:               13:26. So when the servants of the
Bring me oil, and washing balls, and           house heard the cry in the orchard,
shut the doors of the orchard, that I          they rushed in by the back door, to
may wash me.                                   see what was the matter.

 13:18. And they did as she bade                13:27. But after the old men had
them: and they shut the doors of the           spoken, the servants were greatly
orchard, and went out by a back                ashamed: for never had there been
door to fetch what she had co m-               any such word said of Susanna. And
manded them, and they knew not                 on the next day,
that the elders were hid within.
                                                13:28. When the people were come
 13:19. Now when the maids were                to Joakim, her husband, the two eld-
gone forth, the two elders arose, and          ers also came full of wicked device
ran to her, and said:                          against Susanna, to put her to death.

 13:20. Behold the doors of the                 13:29. And they said before the
orchard are shut, and nobody seeth             people: Send to Susanna, daughter
us, and we are in love with thee:              of Helcias, the wife of Joakim. And
wherefore consent to us, and lie               presently they sent.
with us.
                                                13:30. And she came with her pa r-
 13:21. But if thou wilt not, we will          ents, and children and all her ki n-
bear witness against thee, that a              dred.
young man was with thee, and ther e-
fore thou didst send away thy maids             13:31. Now Susanna was excee d-
form thee.                                     ing delicate, and beautiful to b e-
                                               hold.
  13:22. Susanna sighed, and said: I
am straitened on every side: for if I            13:32. But those wicked men
do this thing, it is death to me: and          commanded that her face should be
if I do it not, I shall not escape your        uncovered, (for she was covered)
hands.                                         that so at least they might be sati s-
                                               fied with her beauty.
  13:23. But it is better for me to
fall into your hands without doing              13:33. Therefore her friends, and
it, than to sin in the sight of the            all her acquaintance wept.
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 13:34. But the two elders rising up          and behold I must die, whereas I
in the midst of the people, laid their        have done none of these things,
hands upon her head.                          which these men have maliciously
                                              forged against me.
 13:35. And she weeping, looked
kup to heaven, for her heart had               13:44. And the Lord heard her
confidence in the Lord.                       voice.

 13:36. And the elders said: As we             13:45. And when she was led to be
walked in the orchard alone, this             put to death, the Lord raised up the
woman came in with two maids, and             holy spirit of a young boy, whose
shut the doors of the orchard, ans            name was Daniel:
sent away the maids from her.
                                               13:46. And he cried out with a loud
 13:37. Then a young man that was             voice: I am clear from the blood of
there hid came to her, and lay with           this woman.
her.
                                               13:47. Then all the people turning
 13:38. But we that were in a corner          themselves towards him, said: What
of the orchard, seeing this wicke d-          meaneth this word that thou hast
ness, ran up to them, and we saw              spoken?
them lie together.
                                               13:48. But he standing in the midst
 13:39. And him indeed we could               of them, said: Are ye so foolish, ye
not take, because he was stronger             children of Israel, that without e x-
than us, and opening the doors, he            amination or knowledge of the truth,
leaped out:                                   you have condemned a daughter of
                                              Israel?
 13:40. But having taken this wo m-
an, we asked who the young man                 13:49. Return to judgment, for
was, but she would not tell us: of            they have borne false witness
this thing we are witnesses.                  against her.

 13:41. The multitude believed                 13:50. So all the people turned
them, as being the elders, and the            again in haste, and the old men said
judges of the people, and they co n-          to him: Come, and sit thou down
demned her to death.                          among us, and shew it us: seeing
                                              God hath given thee the honour of
 13:42. Then Susanna cried out with           old age.
a loud voice, and said: O eternal
God, who knowest hidden things,                13:51. And Daniel said to the
who knowest all things before they            people: Separate these two far from
come to pass,                                 one another, and I will examine
                                              them.
 13:43. Thou knowest that they
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asunder one from the other, he
called one of them, and said to him:            13:60. With that all the assembly
O thou that art grown old in evil             cried out with a loud voice, and they
days, now are thy sins come out,              blessed God, who saveth them that
which thou hast committed before:             trust in him.

 13:53. In judging unjust jud g-               13:61. And they rose up against the
ments, oppressing the innocent, and           two elders, (for Daniel had co n-
letting the guilty to go free, whereas        victed them of false witness by their
the Lord saith: The innocent and the          own mouth) and they did to them as
just thou shalt not kill.                     they had maliciously dealt against
                                              their neighbour,
 13:54. Now then if thou sawest
her, tell me under what tree thou              13:62. To fulfil the l aw of Moses:
sawest them conversing together: He           and they put them to death, and i n-
said: Under a mastic tree.                    nocent blood was saved in that day.

 13:55. And Daniel said: Welll hast            13:63. But Helcias, and his wife,
thou lide against thy own head: for           praised God, for their daughter, S u-
behold the angel of God having r e-           sanna, with Joakim, her husband,
cieved the sentence of him, shall cut         and all her kindred, because there
thee in two.                                  was no dishonesty found in her.

 13:56. And having put him aside,              13:64. And Daniel became great in
he commanded that the other should            the sight of the people from that
come, and he said to him: O thou              day, and thence forward.
seed of Chanaan, and not of Juda,
beauty hath deceived tee, and lust             13:65. And king Astyages was g a-
hath perverted thy heart:                     thered to his fathers; and Cyrus, the
                                              Persian, received his kingdom.
 13:57. Thus did you do to the
daughters of Israel, and they for              Daniel Chapter 14
fear conversed with you: but a
daughter of Juda would not abide               The history of Bel, and of the great
your wickedness.                              serpent worshipped by the Babyl o-
                                              nians.
 13:58. Now, therefore, tell me, u n-          14:1. And Daniel was the king’s
der what tree didst thou take them            guest, and was honoured above all
conversing together. And he ans-              his friends.
wered: Under a holm tree.
                                               The king’s guest... It seems most
 13:59. And Daniel said to him:               probable, that the king here spoken
Well hast thou also lied against thy          of was Evilmerodach, the son and
own head: for the angel of the Lord           successor of Nabuchodonosor, and a
waiteth with a sword to cut thee in           great favourer of the Jews.
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 14:2. Now the Babylonians had an             Bel.
idol called Bel: and there was spent
upon him every day twelve great                14:10. And the priests of Bel said:
measures of fine flour, and forty             Behold, we go out: and do thou, O
sheep, and six vessels of wine.               king, set on the meats, and make
                                              ready the wine, and shut the door
 14:3. The king also worshipped               fast, and seal it with thy own ring:
him, and went every day to adore
him: but Daniel adored his God.                14:11. And when thou comest in
And the king said to him: Why dost            the morning, if thou findest not that
thou not adore Bel?                           Bel hath eaten up all, we will suffer
                                              death, or else Daniel, that hath lied
 14:4. And he answered, and said to           against us.
him: Because I do not worship idols
made with hands, but the living                14:12. And they little regarded it,
God, that created heaven and earth,           because they had made under the t a-
and hath power over all flesh .               ble a secret entrance, and they a l-
                                              ways came in by it, and consumed
  14:5. And the king said to him:             those things.
Doth not Bel seem to thee to be a
living god? Seest thou not how                  14:13. So it came to pass after t hey
much he eateth and drinketh every             were gone out, the king set the
day?                                          meats before Bel: and Daniel co m-
                                              manded his servants, and they
  14:6. Then Daniel smiled, and               brought ashes, and he sifted them
siad: O king, be not deceived: for            all over the temple before the king:
this is but clay within, and brass            and going forth, they shut the door,
without, neither hath he eaten at any         and having sealed it with the king’s
time.                                         ring, they departed.

 14:7. And the king being angry,               14:14. But the priests went in by
called for his priests, and siad to           night, according to their custom,
them: If you tell me not who it is            with their wives, and their children:
that eateth up these expenses, you            and they eat and drank up all.
shall die.
                                               14:15. And the king arose early in
  14:8. But if you can shew that Bel          the morning, and Daniel with him.
eateth these things, Daniel shall die,
because he hath blasphemed against             14:16. And the king said: Are the
Bel. And Daniel said to the king: Be          seals whole, Daniel? And he a ns-
it done according to thy word.                wered: They lare whole, O king.

  14:9. Now the priests of Bel were            14:17. And as soon as he had
seventy, beside their wives, and li t-        opened the door, the king looked
tle ones, and children. And the king          upon the table, and cried out with a
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and there is not any deceit with             them into the dragon’s mouth, and
thee.                                        the dragon burst asunder. And he
                                             said: Behold him whom you wo r-
 14:18. And Daniel laugh ed: and he          ship.
held the king, that he should not go
in: and he said: Behold the pav e-            14:27. And when the Babylonians
ment, mark whose footsteps these             had heard this, they took great i n-
are.                                         dignation: and being gathered t o-
                                             gether against the king, they said:
 14:19. And the king said: I see the         The king is become a Jew. He hath
footsteps of men, and women, and             destroyed Bel, he hath killed the
children. And the king was angry.            dragon, and he hath put the priests
                                             to death.
 14:20. Then he took the priests,
and their wives, and their children:          14:28. And they came to the king,
and they shewed him the private              and said: Deliver us Daniel, or else
doors by which they came in, and             we will destroy thee and thy house.
consumed the things that were on
the table.                                     14:29. And the king saw that they
                                             pressed upon him violently: and b e-
 14:21. The king, therefore, put             ing constrained by necessity: he d e-
them ot death, and delivered Bel i n-        livered Daniel to them.
to the power of Daniel: who d e-
stroyed him and his temple.                   14:30. And they cast him into the
                                             den of lions, and he was there six
 14:22. And there was a great dr a-          days.
gon in that place, and the Babyl o-
nians worshipped him.                         The den of lions... Daniel was
                                             twice cast into the den of lions; one
 14:23. And the king said to Daniel:         under Darius the Mede, because he
Behold, thou canst not say now, that         had transgressed the king’s edict, by
this is not a living god: adore him,         praying three times a day: and
therefore.                                   another time under Evilmerodach by
                                             a sedition of the people. This time
 14:24. And Daniel said: I ado re the        he remained six days in the lions’
Lord, my God: for he is the living           den; the other time only one night.
God: but that is no living god.
                                              14:31. And in the den there were
 14:25. But give me leave, O king,           seven lions, and they had given to
and I will kill this dreagon without         them two carcasses every day, and
sword or club. And the king said, I          two sheep: but then they were not
give thee leave.                             given unto them, that they might
                                             devour Daniel.
 14:26. Then Daniel took pitch, and
fat, and hair, and bo iled them to-           14:32. Now there was in Judea a
gether: and he made lumps, and put           prophet called Habacuc, and he had



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boiled pottage, and had broken                drew him out of the lions’ den.
bread in a bowl: and was going into
the field, to carry it to the reapers.         14:41. But those that had been the
                                              cause of his destruction, he cast into
 Habacuc... The same, as some                 the den, and they were devoured in
think whose prophecy is found                 a moment before him.
among the lesser prophets but others
believe him to be different.                   14:42. Then the king said: Let all
                                              the inhabitants of the whole earth
 14:33. And the angel of the Lord             fear the God of Daniel: for he is the
said to Habacuc: Carry the dinner             Saviour, working signs, and wo n-
which thou hast into Babylon, to              ders in the earth: who hath delivered
Daniel, who is in the lions’ den.             Daniel out of the lions’ den.

 14:34. And Habacuc said: Lord, I
never saw Babylon, nor do I know
the den.

 14:35. And the angel of the Lord
took him by the top of his head, and
carried him by the hair of his head,
and set him in Babylon, over the
den, in the force of his spirit.

 14:36. And Habacuc cried, saying:
O Daniel, thou servant of God, take
the dinner that God hath sent thee.

 14:37. And Daniel said, Thou hast
remembered me, O God, and thou
hast not forsaken them that love
thee.

 14:38. And Daniel arose, and eat.
And the angel of the Lord presently
set Habacuc again in his own place.

 14:39. And upon the seventh day
the king came to bewail Daniel: and
he came to the den, and looked in,
and behold Daniel was sitting in the
midst of the lions.

 14:40. And the king cried out with
a loud voice, saying: Great art thou,
O Lord, the God of DAniel. And he



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