Daniel 11:3
New International Version
Then a mighty king will arise, who will rule with great power and do as he pleases.

New Living Translation
“Then a mighty king will rise to power who will rule with great authority and accomplish everything he sets out to do.

English Standard Version
Then a mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion and do as he wills.

Berean Study Bible
Then a mighty king will arise, who will rule with great authority and do as he pleases.

King James Bible
And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

New King James Version
Then a mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

New American Standard Bible
And a mighty king will arise, and he will rule with great authority and do as he pleases.

NASB 1995
"And a mighty king will arise, and he will rule with great authority and do as he pleases.

NASB 1977
“And a mighty king will arise, and he will rule with great authority and do as he pleases.

Amplified Bible
Then a mighty [warlike, threatening] king will arise who will rule with great authority and do as he pleases.

Christian Standard Bible
Then a warrior king will arise; he will rule a vast realm and do whatever he wants.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then a warrior king will arise; he will rule a vast realm and do whatever he wants.

American Standard Version
And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And a hero King shall arise, and he shall rule in great authority, and he shall do according to his pleasure

Brenton Septuagint Translation
An there shall rise up a mighty king, and he shall be lord of a great empire, and shall do according to his will.

Contemporary English Version
Then a mighty king will come to power and will be able to do whatever he pleases.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But there shall rise up a strong king, and shall rule with great power: and he shall do what he pleaseth.

English Revised Version
And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

Good News Translation
"Then a heroic king will appear. He will rule over a huge empire and do whatever he wants.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Then a warrior-king will come. He will rule a vast empire and do as he pleases.

International Standard Version
"'A mighty king will come to power, and he'll rule with awesome energy, doing whatever he pleases.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

Literal Standard Version
And a mighty king has stood, and he has ruled a great dominion, and has done according to his will;

NET Bible
Then a powerful king will arise, exercising great authority and doing as he pleases.

New Heart English Bible
And a powerful king shall arise, who shall rule an extensive empire, and do as he pleases.

World English Bible
A mighty king shall stand up, who shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

Young's Literal Translation
And a mighty king hath stood, and he hath ruled a great dominion, and hath done according to his will;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Prophecies about Persia and Greece
2Now then, I will tell you the truth: Three more kings will arise in Persia, and then a fourth, who will be far richer than all the others. By the power of his wealth, he will stir up everyone against the kingdom of Greece. 3Then a mighty king will arise, who will rule with great authority and do as he pleases. 4But as soon as he is established, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled out toward the four winds of heaven. It will not go to his descendants, nor will it have the authority with which he ruled, because his kingdom will be uprooted and given to others.…

Cross References
Daniel 5:19
Because of the greatness that He bestowed on him, the people of every nation and language trembled in fear before him. He killed whom he wished and kept alive whom he wished; he exalted whom he wished and humbled whom he wished.

Daniel 8:4
I saw the ram charging toward the west and the north and the south. No animal could stand against him, and there was no deliverance from his power. He did as he pleased and became great.

Daniel 8:5
As I was contemplating all this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between his eyes came out of the west, crossing the surface of the entire earth without touching the ground.

Daniel 8:21
The shaggy goat represents the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes is the first king.

Daniel 11:16
The invader will do as he pleases, and no one will stand against him. He will establish himself in the Beautiful Land, with destruction in his hand.

Daniel 11:36
Then the king will do as he pleases and will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and he will speak monstrous things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been decreed must be accomplished.


Treasury of Scripture

And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

a mighty.

Daniel 7:6
After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

Daniel 8:5-8,21
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…

do.

Daniel 11:16,36
But he that cometh against him shall do according to his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed…

Daniel 4:35
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

Daniel 5:19
And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he set up; and whom he would he put down.









(3) A mighty king.--No clue is given to show over what nation this king reigns. According to the context he might be either a Greek or a Persian, or he might belong to a kingdom not yet mentioned. Those who explain what follows to refer to the Ptolemies and Seleucidae identify him with Alexander the Great, and compare with this verse Daniel 7:6; Daniel 8:5-8; Daniel 8:21-22. Certainly the self-will spoken of in this verse was characteristic of Alexander (comp. also Daniel 8:4), but there was nothing in the context which makes it necessary to limit the passage to him. Some autocrat may arise "in the latter times" to whom it will apply with greater force than it did to Alexander.

Verse 3. - And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with groat dominion, and do according to his will. None of the versions imply any difference of reading. The Hebrew implies that the king was a mighty warrior. All critics are agreed that here the reference is to Alexander the Great. This does not mean that Alexander immediately followed Xerxes, but that his expedition was the revenge for that of Xerxes. Alexander, in his answer to Darius Codomannus, justified his invasion of Persia by referring back to Xerxes' invasion of Greece. The two expeditions, that which Xerxes made into Greece, and that of Alexander into Persia, might be regarded as causally connected.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then a mighty
גִּבּ֑וֹר (gib·bō·wr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 1368: Powerful, warrior, tyrant

king
מֶ֣לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4428: A king

will arise,
וְעָמַ֖ד (wə·‘ā·maḏ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5975: To stand, in various relations

who will rule
וּמָשַׁל֙ (ū·mā·šal)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4910: To rule, have dominion, reign

with great
רַ֔ב (raḇ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7227: Much, many, great

authority
מִמְשָׁ֣ל (mim·šāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4474: Dominion, ruler

and do
וְעָשָׂ֖ה (wə·‘ā·śāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6213: To do, make

as he pleases.
כִּרְצוֹנֽוֹ׃ (kir·ṣō·w·nōw)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 7522: Goodwill, favor, acceptance, will


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