Daniel 8
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  • Verse 3

    Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns: and the two horns were high; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.

    I lifted
    10:5; Numbers 24:2; Joshua 5:13; 1 Chronicles 21:16; Zechariah 1:18; 2:1; 5:1,5,9; 6:1
    a ram
    The Medo-Persian empire, of which a ram was the ensign; and a ram's head with horns, one higher than the other, is still to be seen on the ruins of Persepolis.
    20; 2:39; 7:5
    Media was the more ancient kingdom; but Persia, after Cyrus, was the most considerable.
    5:31; 6:28; Ezra 1:2; 4:5; Esther 1:3; Isaiah 13:17; 21:2; 44:28; Jeremiah 51:11
    the other
    Heb. the second.

  • Verse 4

    I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great.

    5:30; 7:5; 11:2; Isaiah 45:1-5; Jeremiah 50:1-51
    8:7; Job 10:7; Psalms 7:2; 50:22; Micah 5:8
    5:19; 11:3,16,36; Isaiah 10:13,14

  • Verse 5

    And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes.

    an he-goat
    21; 2:32,39; 7:6
    touched not the ground
    or, none touched him in the earth. a notable horn. Heb. an horn of sight. Alexander the Great.
    8,21; 11:3

  • Verse 6

    And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.

    to the

  • Verse 7

    And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.

    and there was no
    Leviticus 26:37; Joshua 8:20
    there was none

  • Verse 8

    Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.

    Deuteronomy 31:20; Esther 9:4; Jeremiah 5:27; Ezekiel 16:7
    4:31; 5:20; 2 Chronicles 26:16; Psalms 82:6,7; Ezekiel 28:9
    the great
    22; 7:6; 11:4
    7:2; Matthew 24:31; Mark 13:27; Revelation 7:1

  • Verse 9

    And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and toward the pleasant land.

    23,24; 7:8,20-26; 11:21,25-45
    the pleasant
    11:16,41,45; Psalms 48:2; 105:24; Jeremiah 3:19; Ezekiel 20:6,15; Zechariah 7:14