Daniel 11:3
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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.

New American Standard Bible
"And a mighty king will arise, and he 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.

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

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

Good News Translation
"Then a heroic king will appear. He will rule over a huge empire 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.

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

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.

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
And a valiant king shall stand up, that shall rule over a great dominion and do according to his will.

King James 2000 Bible
And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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;
Study Bible
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 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, all peoples, nations, and men of every 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. Alexander the Great, whose kingdom after his death, as we have seen, was divided into four parts.

Daniel 7:6 After this I beheld, and see another, like a leopard, which had on …

Daniel 8:5-8,21 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on …

do.

Daniel 11:16,36 But he that comes against him shall do according to his own will, …

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and …

Daniel 5:19 And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, …

Daniel 8:4-14 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so …

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance…

Hebrews 2:4 God also bearing them witness, both with signs and wonders, and with …

James 1:18 Of his own will begat he us with the word of truth, that we should …







(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. And a mighty king shall stand up,.... Not in Persia, but in Greece; Alexander the great, who rose up a hundred years after the above expedition of Xerxes, and "stood" and flourished, and conquered all he attacked, none being able to resist him; and is rightly called a "mighty king", a very powerful one: this is the notable horn in the he goat, which being exasperated by the ram, the Persians, and their invasion of Greece, pushed at them, and destroyed them, Daniel 8:5, that shall rule with great dominion; not in Greece only but in the whole world, at least as he thought, and really did over a very great part of it; for, as Jerome says, having conquered the Illyrians, Thracians, Greece, and Thebes, he passed into Asia; and, having put to flight the generals of Darius, he took the city of Sardis, and afterwards India.

And do according to his will; not only in his own army, sacrificing his best friends at his pleasure; but with his enemies, conquering whom he would, none being able to withstand him; all things succeeded to his wish; whatever he attempted he performed. His historian (o) says of him,

"that it must be owned he owed much to virtue, but more to fortune, which alone of all mortals he had in his power;''

since, by the benefit of it, he seemed to do with nations whatever he pleased; he was sovereign in all things, and set himself to be worshipped as a deity.

(o) Curtius, l. 10. c. 5. 3. mighty king … do according to his will—answering to the he-goat's "notable horn" (Da 8:6, 7, 21). Alexander invaded Persia 334 B.C., to avenge the wrongs of Greece on Persia for Xerxes' past invasion (as Alexander said in a letter to Darius Codomanus, Arrian, Alexander. 2.14.7).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.
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