Daniel 11:33
New International Version
"Those who are wise will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by the sword or be burned or captured or plundered.

New Living Translation
"Wise leaders will give instruction to many, but these teachers will die by fire and sword, or they will be jailed and robbed.

English Standard Version
And the wise among the people shall make many understand, though for some days they shall stumble by sword and flame, by captivity and plunder.

Berean Study Bible
Those with insight will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by sword and flame or be captured or plundered.

New American Standard Bible
"Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for many days.

King James Bible
And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

Christian Standard Bible
Those who have insight among the people will give understanding to many, yet they will fall by the sword and flame, and be captured and plundered for a time.

Contemporary English Version
Wise leaders will instruct many of the people. But for a while, some of these leaders will either be killed with swords or burned alive, or else robbed of their possessions and thrown into prison.

Good News Translation
Wise leaders of the people will share their wisdom with many others. But for a while some of them will be killed in battle or be burned to death, and some will be robbed and made prisoners.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Those who are wise among the people will give understanding to many, yet they will die by sword and flame, and be captured and plundered for a time.

International Standard Version
Insightful people will impart understanding to many, though they'll fall by sword, by fire, by captivity, and as war booty for a while.

NET Bible
These who are wise among the people will teach the masses. However, they will fall by the sword and by the flame, and they will be imprisoned and plundered for some time.

New Heart English Bible
And those who are wise among the people shall instruct many; yet they shall fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder for some time.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"People who are wise will help many to understand. But for some time they will be defeated by swords and flames. They will be captured and looted.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they that are wise among the people shall cause the many to understand; yet they shall stumble by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by spoil, many days.

New American Standard 1977
“And those who have insight among the people will give understanding to the many; yet they will fall by sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder, for many days.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the wise among the people shall give wisdom to many, yet they shall fall by the sword, and by fire, by captivity, and by spoil, for some days.

King James 2000 Bible
And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by plunder, many days.

American King James Version
And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

American Standard Version
And they that are wise among the people shall instruct many; yet they shall fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by spoil, many days.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the intelligent of the people shall understand much: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, and by captivity, and by spoil of many days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they that are learned among the people shall teach many: and they shall fall by the sword, and by fire, and by captivity, and by spoil for many days.

Darby Bible Translation
And they that are wise among the people shall instruct the many; and they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, [many] days.

English Revised Version
And they that be wise among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by spoil, many days.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

World English Bible
Those who are wise among the people shall instruct many; yet they shall fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by spoil, [many] days.

Young's Literal Translation
And the teachers of the people give understanding to many; and they have stumbled by sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil -- days.
Study Bible
Kings of the South and North
32With flattery he will corrupt those who violate the covenant, but the people who know their God will firmly resist him. 33Those with insight will instruct many, though for a time they will fall by sword and flame or be captured or plundered. 34Now when they fall, they will be granted a little help, but many will join them insincerely.…
Cross References
Matthew 24:9
Then they will hand you over to be persecuted and killed, and you will be hated by all nations on account of My name.

John 16:2
They will put you out of the synagogues. In fact, a time is coming when anyone who kills you will think he is offering a service to God.

Hebrews 11:36
Still others endured mocking and flogging, and even chains and imprisonment.

Daniel 12:3
Then the wise will shine like the brightness of the heavens, and those who lead many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

Daniel 12:4
But you, Daniel, shut up these words and seal the book until the time of the end. Many will roam to and fro, and knowledge will increase."

Malachi 2:7
For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and people should seek instruction from his mouth, because he is the messenger of the LORD of Hosts."

Treasury of Scripture

And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days.

understand.

Daniel 12:3,4,10
And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars for ever and ever…

Isaiah 32:3,4
And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall hearken…

Zechariah 8:20-23
Thus saith the LORD of hosts; It shall yet come to pass, that there shall come people, and the inhabitants of many cities: …

yet.

Matthew 10:21
And the brother shall deliver up the brother to death, and the father the child: and the children shall rise up against their parents, and cause them to be put to death.

Matthew 20:23
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

Matthew 24:9
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name's sake.







Lexicon
Those with insight
וּמַשְׂכִּ֣ילֵי (ū·maś·kî·lê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 7919: To be, circumspect, intelligent

will instruct
יָבִ֖ינוּ (yā·ḇî·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 995: To separate mentally, understand

many,
לָֽרַבִּ֑ים (lā·rab·bîm)
Preposition-l, Article | Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

though for a time
יָמִֽים׃ (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

they will fall
וְנִכְשְׁל֞וּ (wə·niḵ·šə·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Nifal - Conjunctive perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3782: To totter, waver, to falter, stumble, faint, fall

by sword
בְּחֶ֧רֶב (bə·ḥe·reḇ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2719: Drought, a cutting instrument, as a, knife, sword

and flame
וּבְלֶהָבָ֛ה (ū·ḇə·le·hā·ḇāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3852: A flash, a sharply polished blade, point of a, weapon

or be captured
בִּשְׁבִ֥י (biš·ḇî)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7628: Exiled, captured, exile, booty

or plundered.
וּבְבִזָּ֖ה (ū·ḇə·ḇiz·zāh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 961: Spoil, booty
(33) They that understand.--This is the name by which those are called who were spoken of in the last verse as "knowing their God." (Comp. Daniel 12:10; Psalm 111:10.)

Shall instruct many.--That is, their example shall give instruction to "the many" who yield to the flatteries mentioned in the last verse. They show them whither they are drifting. For illustration, see 1 Maccabees 2:1, &c.; 2 Maccabees 6:18. Others may be found in the history of any religious persecution.

Yet they shall fall.--The prophecy obviously refers to martyrdom, but whether to the sufferings of "those who understand" or of "those who are instructed" is not clear. Probably both are intended, as appears from Daniel 11:35. The deaths mentioned in 1 Maccabees 1:57, &c., 3:41, 5:13, may be taken as typical of the sufferings of the Church in the last times.

Verse 33. - And they that understand among the people shall instruct many: yet, they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days. The LXX. rendering is, "The prudent of the people shall understand in multitudes (εἰς πολλούς), and they shall push against them with the sword, and shall grow old with it (παλαιωθήσονται ἐν αὐτῇ)." We should feel inclined to read ἐπάλαισαν, had Paulus Tellensis not read as the text, "And by bondage and by plunder of days they shall be disgraced." The mysterious clause, "shall grow old with it," is due to the translation of שְׁבִי (shevee), "captivity," as if it had been שִׂיבָה (seebah),"oldage." Theodotion is obscure also, "The understanding of the people shall understand in regard to many things, and they shall suffer (ἀσθενήσουσιν) by the sword, and with fire, and by captivity, and in plunder of days." The Peshitta renders, "The dispersed of the people shall instruct many, and they shall fall by the sword, and by fire, by captivity, and by spoil, a thousand days." The Vulgate does not supply any point worthy of remark. And they that understand among the people shall instruct many. In 1 Macc. 2:27 we have an account of a multitude instructed in the Law and determined to keep it, who, with their wives, children, and cattle, retired into the desert. Yet they shall fall by the sword, etc. After the multitude pursued the army of King Antiochus, which was at Jerusalem, and overtook them, the fugitives would not submit to sacrifice to idols. The army assailed them on the sabbath day; from a superstitious reverence for the clay of rest, they did not even defend themselves, and therefore fell an easy prey to their enemies (1 Macc. 2:38, "They slew them with their wives, and children, and their cattle to the number of a thousand people"). While we would not be held as regarding as literally historical the sufferings of Eleazar and the seven brethren and their mother, as related in 2 Marc. 6. and 7, and more fully in 4 Maccabees, yet it can only have been an exaggeration of what must have actually occurred. 11:31-45 The remainder of this prophecy is very difficult, and commentators differ much respecting it. From Antiochus the account seems to pass to antichrist. Reference seems to be made to the Roman empire, the fourth monarchy, in its pagan, early Christian, and papal states. The end of the Lord's anger against his people approaches, as well as the end of his patience towards his enemies. If we would escape the ruin of the infidel, the idolater, the superstitious and cruel persecutor, as well as that of the profane, let us make the oracles of God our standard of truth and of duty, the foundation of our hope, and the light of our paths through this dark world, to the glorious inheritance above.
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