Bible: Daniel 11:31-39

11:31 His forces 1  will rise up and profane the fortified sanctuary, 2  stopping the daily sacrifice. In its place they will set up 3  the abomination that causes desolation. 11:32 Then with smooth words he will defile 4  those who have rejected 5  the covenant. But the people who are loyal to 6  their God will act valiantly. 7  11:33 These who are wise among the people will teach the masses. 8  However, they will fall 9  by the sword and by the flame, 10  and they will be imprisoned and plundered for some time. 11  11:34 When they stumble, they will be granted some help. But many will unite with them deceitfully. 11:35 Even some of the wise will stumble, resulting in their refinement, purification, and cleansing until the time of the end, for it is still for the appointed time.

11:36Then the king 12  will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every deity and he will utter presumptuous things against the God of gods. He will succeed until the time of 13  wrath is completed, for what has been decreed must occur. 14  11:37 He will not respect 15  the gods of his fathers – not even the god loved by women. 16  He will not respect any god; he will elevate himself above them all. 11:38 What he will honor is a god of fortresses – a god his fathers did not acknowledge he will honor with gold, silver, valuable stones, and treasured commodities. 11:39 He will attack 17  mighty fortresses, aided by 18  a foreign deity. To those who recognize him he will grant considerable honor. He will place them in authority over many people, and he will parcel out land for a price. 19 

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