The Prophecies of Daniel ­ the King of the North and the King of the South

(Daniel.11:2­12:7)


"Three more kings are going to rise in Persia
A fourth will come and be richer than all the others
Because of his wealth he will grow powerful.
In his power he will challenge all the kingdoms of Javan.

A mighty king will rise and reign over a vast empire and do whatever he pleases.
But once he has come to power his empire will be broken up
and parcelled out to the four winds of heaven.
It will not go to his descendents. It will not be ruled as he ruled it.
Because his sovereignty is going to be uprooted and pass to others than his own.

The king of the south will grow powerful
but one of his princes will grow more powerful still with an empire greater than that of the former.

Some years later these will form an alliance
To ratify the agreement, the daughter of the king of the South will go to the king of the North.
Her arm will not retain its strength, nor his posterity endure
She will be handed over; she, her escorts and her child, and he who has had authority over her.

In due time a sprig from her roots will rise in his place.
He will march on the defences, force the stronghold of the king of the North,
and he will succeed in overcoming them.
He will even carry off all their gods, their statues, their precious gold and silver plate to Egypt.

For somes years he will leave the king of the North in peace.

But the king of the North will invade the kingdom of the king of the South, then retire.

His sons will next be on the march, mustering a host of powerful forces.
and he will advance, deploy, break through and march on his stronghold once again.

The king of the South will fly into a rage and set out to give battle to the king of the North.
The king of the North will have a huge and powerful army.
This army will be delivered into his hands. The army will be annhilated.
He will be triumphant; he will overthrow tens of thousands; yet he will have no strength.

The king of the North will come back, having recruited an even larger army than before,
and finally, when the time comes, he will advancewith a great army and plentiful supplies.

In those times many will rebel against the king of the South;
men of violence will also rebel from your own people (fulfilling the vision) but they will fail.

The king of the North will then come and throw up siege-works to capture a strongly fortified city.
The forces of the South will not stand their ground,
its picked troops will not be strong enough to resist.
The invader will treat him as he pleases, no one will be able to resist him;\
He will consider conquering his entire kingdom,
but will then make a treaty with him
and, to overthrow the kingdom, give him a woman's daughter;
but this will not last or be to his advantage.

He will next turn to the islands and conquer many of them,
but a magistrate will put a stop to his actions
in such a way that he will be unable to repay outrage for outrage.

He will then turn on the strongholds of his own country,
but will stumble, fall, and never be seen again.

In his place there will rise a man who will send an extortioner to despoil the royal splendor;
In a few days he will be shattered, through neither publicly nor in battle.

In his place will rise a wretch:
he will not be given royal honors, but will insinuate himself into them in his own time
and gain possession of the kingdom by intrigue.
Armies will be utterly routed and crushed by him,
the prince of the covenant too.
Still conspiring, he will go from treachery to treachery,
ever growing stronger despite the smallness of his following.

In his own time he will invade the richest provinces,
acting as his fathers or his father's fathers never acted,
distributing plunder, spoil and wealth among them,
plotting his stragems against fortresses-for a time.

He will arouse his strength and his heart against the king of the South with a great army.
The king of the South will march to war with a huge and powerful army,
but will offer no resistance, since he will be outwitted by trickery.
Those who shared his food will ruin him; his army will be swept away,
many will fall in the slaughter.

The two kings, seated at one table, hearts bent on evil, will tell their lies;
but they will not have their way, for the appointed time is still to come.

He will return greatly enriched to his own country, his heart set against the holy covenant;\
he will take action, and next return to his own country.

In due time he will make his way southwards again,
but this time the outcome wil nto be as before.
The ships of Kittim will oppose him, and he will be worsted.

He will retire and take furious action against the holy covenant
and, as before, will favor those who forsake that covenant.

Forces of his will come and profane the sanctuary citadel,
they will abolish the perpetual sacrifice and instal the disastrous abomination there.
Those who break the covenant he will corrupt by his flatteries,
but the people who know their God will stand firm and take action.
Those of the people who are learned will instruct many;
for some days, however, they will be brought down by sword and flame,
by captivity and by plundering.
And thus brought down, little help will they recieve,
though many will be plotting on their side.

Of the learned, some will be brought down,
as a result of which certain of them will be purged, purified and made white-
until the time of the End, for the appointed time is still to come.


The king will do as he pleases, growing more and more arrogant,
considering himself greater than all the gods;
He will utter incredible blasphemies against the God of gods,
and he will thrive until the wrath reaches bursting point;
for what has been decreed will certainly be fulfilled.
Heedless of his father's gods,
heedless of the one whom women love,
heedless of any god whatever, he will consider himself greater than them all.
Instead of them, he will honor the god of fortresses,
will honor a god unknown to his ancestors with gold and silver,
precious stones and valuable presents.
He will use the people of an alien god to defend his fortresses;
He will confer great authority on those who will acknowledge him,
by giving them wide authority and by farming out the land at a price.

When the time comes for the End,
the king of the South will try conclusions with him;
but the king of the North will come storming down on him with chariets, cavalry, and a large fleet.
He will invade countries, overrun them, and drive on.
He will invade the land of Splendor, and many will fall;
but Edom, Moab, and what remain of the sons of Ammon will escape him.

He will reach out to attack countries;
the land of Egypt will not escape him.
The gold and silver treasures and all the valuables of Egypt will lie in his power.
Libyans and Cushites will be at his feet.

but reports coming from the East and the North will worry him,
and in great fury he will set out to bring ruin and complete destruction to many.

He will pitch the tents of his royal headquarters
between the sea and the mountains of the Holy Splendor.
Yet he will come to his end-there will be no help for him.

At that time, Michael will stand up, the great prince who mounts guard over your people.
There is going to be a time of great distress, unparalleled since nations first came into existence.

When that time comes, your own people will be spared,
all those whose names are found written in the Book.
Of those who lie sleeping in the dust of the earth, many will awake.
Some to everlasting life, some to shame and everlasting disgrace.
The learned will shine as brightly as the vault of heaven,\
and those who have instructed many in virtue, as bright as the stars for all eternity.
But you, Daniel, must keep these words secret and the book sealed until the time of the End.
Many will wander this way and that, and wickedness will go on increasing.
All these things are going to happen when he who crushes the power of the holy people meets his end.

 



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Map: King of the North; King of the South

 

 

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