3 Then I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a aram which had two horns was standing in front of the 1canal. Now the two horns were 2long, but one was 2longer than the other, with the 2longer one coming up last.
4 I saw the ram abutting westward, northward, and southward, and no other beasts could stand before him nor was there anyone to rescue from his 1power, but bhe did as he pleased and magnified himself.
6 He came up to the ram that had the two horns, which I had seen standing in front of the 1canal, and rushed at him in his mighty wrath.
7 I saw him come beside the ram, and he was enraged at him; and he struck the ram and shattered his two horns, and the ram had no strength to withstand him. So he hurled him to the ground and trampled on him, and there was none to rescue the ram from his 1power.
12 And on account of transgression the host will be given over to the horn along with the regular sacrifice; and it will afling truth to the ground and perform its will and prosper.
13 Then I heard a aholy one speaking, and another holy one said to that particular one who was speaking, “bHow long will the vision about the regular sacrifice apply, 1while the transgression causes horror, so as to allow both the holy place and the host 2to be ctrampled?”
16 And I heard the voice of a man between the banks of Ulai, and he called out and said, “aGabriel, give this man an understanding of the vision.”
19 He said, “Behold, I am going to alet you know what will occur at the final period of the indignation, for it pertains to the appointed time of the end.
20 “The aram which you saw with the two horns represents the kings of Media and Persia.
22 “The abroken horn and the four horns that arose in its place represent four kingdoms which will arise from his nation, although not with his power.
23 “In the latter period of their 1rule,
When the transgressors have 2run their course,
A king will arise,
And prosper and perform his will;
He will cause deceit to succeed by his 1influence;
And he will magnify himself in his heart,
Which has been told is atrue;
But bkeep the vision secret,
For it pertains to many cdays in the future.”
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