Daniel 11:26
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New International Version
Those who eat from the king's provisions will try to destroy him; his army will be swept away, and many will fall in battle.

New Living Translation
His own household will cause his downfall. His army will be swept away, and many will be killed.

English Standard Version
Even those who eat his food shall break him. His army shall be swept away, and many shall fall down slain.

New American Standard Bible
"Those who eat his choice food will destroy him, and his army will overflow, but many will fall down slain.

King James Bible
Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who eat his provisions will destroy him; his army will be swept away, and many will fall slain.

International Standard Version
His own security detail will undermine him, his army will be swept away, and many will fall and be killed in battle.

NET Bible
Those who share the king's fine food will attempt to destroy him, and his army will be swept away; many will be killed in battle.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
People who eat the king's rich food will ruin him. His army will be overwhelmed, and many will die in battle.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Even those that ate his bread shall break him, and his army shall be destroyed; and many shall fall down slain.

King James 2000 Bible
Yea, they that feed of the portion of his rich food shall destroy him, and his army shall be swept away: and many shall fall down slain.

American King James Version
Yes, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

American Standard Version
Yea, they that eat of his dainties shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow; and many shall fall down slain.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that eat bread with him, shall destroy him, and his army shall be overthrown: and many shall fall down slain.

Darby Bible Translation
And they that eat of his delicate food shall break him, and his army shall be dissolved; and many shall fall down slain.

English Revised Version
Yea, they that eat of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

Webster's Bible Translation
Yes, they that feed of the portion of his provisions shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

World English Bible
Yes, they who eat of his dainties shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow; and many shall fall down slain.

Young's Literal Translation
and those eating his portion of food destroy him, and his force overfloweth, and fallen have many wounded.
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

11:1-30 The angel shows Daniel the succession of the Persian and Grecian empires. The kings of Egypt and Syria are noticed: Judea was between their dominions, and affected by their contests. From ver. 5-30, is generally considered to relate to the events which came to pass during the continuance of these governments; and from ver. 21, to relate to Antiochus Epiphanes, who was a cruel and violent persecutor of the Jews. See what decaying, perishing things worldly pomp and possessions are, and the power by which they are gotten. God, in his providence, sets up one, and pulls down another, as he pleases. This world is full of wars and fightings, which come from men's lusts. All changes and revolutions of states and kingdoms, and every event, are plainly and perfectly foreseen by God. No word of God shall fall to the ground; but what he has designed, what he has declared, shall infallibly come to pass. While the potsherds of the earth strive with each other, they prevail and are prevailed against, deceive and are deceived; but those who know God will trust in him, and he will enable them to stand their ground, bear their cross, and maintain their conflict.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 26. - Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain. The Septuagint rendering here is different, "And his cares shall consume him and turn him away, and he shall pass by (and shall hiss, κατασυριεῖ); and many shall fall down wounded." Paulus Tellensis renders κατασυριεῖ by (nigrooph), "shall overflow," as if he had read καταρεύσεται, or perhaps κατασυρεῖ, though it does not exactly represent the Hebrew. Theodotion is liker the Massoretic , "And they eat his provisions, and shall break him to pieces; and he shall overflow powers, and many shall fall wounded." The account of the invasion of Egypt by Epiphanes occurs in 1 Macc. 1:18. The Septuagint translator, appears to have read, instead of וְלֺאכְלֵי פַּת־בָגו (veochlay path-bago), וְאָכְלוּ דָאגְתָיו (veachloo dageothav). There would seem also to have been some confusion between הִיל (heel), "strength," and הלד (halach), "to go." The Peshitta rendering is, "They that eat his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall be dispersed, and many shall fall wounded." The Vulgate is closely related to this. This refers to the treachery which was alleged to have been at work and to have caused the overthrow of Philometor in his contest with his uncle. The version of the Septuagint is more picturesque, and more in accordance with facts. Cares might well devour Ptolemy Philometor - treachery in his army and his brother occupying his throne. Certainly he was defeated, turned asae, and was compelled to accompany the victor as a prisoner, while Egypt was wasted (κατασυρεῖ)

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him,.... Those of his own household, his familiar friends, his courtiers and counsellors, and the generals of his army; his destruction, or the loss of the battle, was owing either to the bad counsels they gave him, or to their desertion of him, being corrupted by Antiochus:

and his army shall overflow: that is, the army of Antiochus, like a mighty inundation of water, which carries all before it, should overflow, or bear down and destroy, the army of Ptolemy, and overrun all Egypt, as it did, as before related; no more resistance being to be made to it than to a rapid flood of water:

and many shall fall down slain: of the army of the king of Egypt. The account given of this affair in the Apocrypha:

"18 And made war against Ptolemee king of Egypt: but Ptolemee was afraid of him, and fled; and many were wounded to death. 19 Thus they got the strong cities in the land of Egypt and he took the spoils thereof.'' (1 Maccabees 1)

Josephus says (x), that Antiochus,

"being with a great army at Pelusium, and circumventing Ptolemy Philometor by fraud, seized on Egypt; and being in the parts near to Memphis, and taking it, he hastened to Alexandria to besiege it, and got Ptolemy, reigning there, into his hands.''

(x) Antiqu. l. 12. c. 5, sect. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

26. they that feed of … his meat—those from whom he might naturally have looked for help, his intimates and dependents (Ps 41:9; Joh 13:18); his ministers and guardians.

his army shall overflow—Philometer's army shall be dissipated as water. The phrase is used of overflowing numbers, usually in a victorious sense, but here in the sense of defeat, the very numbers which ordinarily ensure victory, hastening the defeat through mismanagement.

many shall fall down slain—(1 Maccabees 1:18, "many fell wounded to death"). Antiochus, when he might have slain all in the battle near Pelusium, rode around and ordered the enemy to be taken alive, the fruit of which policy was, he soon gained Pelusium and all Egypt [Diodorus Siculus, 26.77].

Daniel 11:26 Additional Commentaries
Context
Kings of the South and the North
25"He will stir up his strength and courage against the king of the South with a large army; so the king of the South will mobilize an extremely large and mighty army for war; but he will not stand, for schemes will be devised against him. 26"Those who eat his choice food will destroy him, and his army will overflow, but many will fall down slain. 27"As for both kings, their hearts will be intent on evil, and they will speak lies to each other at the same table; but it will not succeed, for the end is still to come at the appointed time.…
Cross References
Daniel 11:10
His sons will prepare for war and assemble a great army, which will sweep on like an irresistible flood and carry the battle as far as his fortress.

Daniel 11:40
"At the time of the end the king of the South will engage him in battle, and the king of the North will storm out against him with chariots and cavalry and a great fleet of ships. He will invade many countries and sweep through them like a flood.
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