Daniel 11:5
New International Version
"The king of the South will become strong, but one of his commanders will become even stronger than he and will rule his own kingdom with great power.

New Living Translation
"The king of the south will increase in power, but one of his own officials will become more powerful than he and will rule his kingdom with great strength.

English Standard Version
“Then the king of the south shall be strong, but one of his princes shall be stronger than he and shall rule, and his authority shall be a great authority.

Berean Study Bible
The king of the South will grow strong, but one of his commanders will grow even stronger and will rule his own kingdom with great authority.

New American Standard Bible
"Then the king of the South will grow strong, along with one of his princes who will gain ascendancy over him and obtain dominion; his domain will be a great dominion indeed.

King James Bible
And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

Christian Standard Bible
"The king of the South will grow powerful, but one of his commanders will grow more powerful and will rule a kingdom greater than his.

Contemporary English Version
The king of the south will grow powerful. Then one of his generals will rebel and will rule an even larger kingdom.

Good News Translation
"The king of Egypt will be strong. One of his generals, however, will be even stronger and rule a greater kingdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king of the South will grow powerful, but one of his commanders will grow more powerful and will rule a kingdom greater than his.

International Standard Version
"'The southern king will become strong, along with one of his officials, who will become stronger than he and rule over his own realm with great power.

NET Bible
"Then the king of the south and one of his subordinates will grow strong. His subordinate will resist him and will rule a kingdom greater than his.

New Heart English Bible
The king of the south shall grow strong, and one of his officers shall grow more powerful, and shall have a greater kingdom than his.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"The southern king will be strong, but one of his officers will become stronger than he is and rule a vast empire.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

New American Standard 1977
“Then the king of the South will grow strong, along with one of his princes who will gain ascendancy over him and obtain dominion; his domain will be a great dominion indeed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the king of the south, {this Hebrew word is identified with the people of God}, and of his principalities, shall make himself strong; and he shall exceed him and make himself powerful; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

King James 2000 Bible
And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

American King James Version
And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

American Standard Version
And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king of the south shall be strong; and one of their princes shall prevail against him, and shall obtain a great dominion.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king of the south shall be strengthened, and one of his princes shall prevail over him, and he shall rule with great power: for his dominion shall be great.

Darby Bible Translation
And the king of the south, who is one of his princes, shall be strong; but [another] shall be stronger than he, and have dominion: his dominion shall be a great dominion.

English Revised Version
And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

World English Bible
The king of the south shall be strong, and [one] of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

Young's Literal Translation
And a king of the south -- even of his princes -- doth become strong, and doth prevail against him, and hath ruled; a great dominion is his dominion.
Study Bible
Kings of the South and North
5The king of the South will grow strong, but one of his commanders will grow even stronger and will rule his own kingdom with great authority. 6After some years they will form an alliance, and the daughter of the king of the South will go to the king of the North to seal the agreement. But his daughter will not retain her position of power, nor will his strength endure. At that time she will be given up, along with her royal escort and her father and the one who supported her.…
Cross References
Daniel 11:9
who will invade the realm of the king of the South and then return to his own land.

Daniel 11:11
In a rage, the king of the South will march out to fight the king of the North, who will raise a large army, but it will be given over to the hand of his enemy.

Daniel 11:25
And with a large army he will stir up his power and his courage against the king of the South, who will mobilize a very large and powerful army but will not withstand the plots devised against him.

Zechariah 6:6
The one with the black horses is going toward the land of the north, the one with the white horses toward the west, and the one with the dappled horses toward the south."

Treasury of Scripture

And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion.

the king.

Daniel 11:8,9,11,14,25,40
And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north…

and one.

Daniel 11:3,4
And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will…

he shall.







Lexicon
The king
מֶֽלֶךְ־ (me·leḵ-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4428: A king

of the South
הַנֶּ֖גֶב (han·ne·ḡeḇ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5045: South country, the Negeb, south

will grow strong,
וְיֶחֱזַ֥ק (wə·ye·ḥĕ·zaq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

but one of
וּמִן־ (ū·min-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

his commanders
שָׂרָ֑יו (śā·rāw)
Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8269: Chieftain, chief, ruler, official, captain, prince

will grow even
עָלָיו֙ (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

stronger
וְיֶחֱזַ֤ק (wə·ye·ḥĕ·zaq)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2388: To fasten upon, to seize, be strong, obstinate, to bind, restrain, conquer

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

his own kingdom
מִמְשָׁ֥ל (mim·šāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4474: Dominion, ruler

with great
רַ֖ב (raḇ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7227: Much, many, great

authority.
מֶמְשַׁלְתּֽוֹ׃ (mem·šal·tōw)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4475: Rule, a realm, a ruler
(5) The king.--This king of the south (see Daniel 11:8) is suddenly introduced to our notice. The vagueness of the language prevents us from asserting that the reference is to Ptolemy Soter, who assumed the title of king about B.C. 304. Equally obscure is the phrase "one of his princes." Both the Greek versions interpret the passage to mean "that one of the princes of the king of the south shall be stronger than his former master." It is hard to see how Seleucus Nicator can be called a "prince" of Ptolemy Soter. Any attempt at making the pronoun "his" refer to the mighty king mentioned in the last verse is opposed to the context, and to introduce any fresh sentence such as "shall arise" is an unwarrantable assumption. The obscurity of the Hebrew text is well reproduced in the English Version. It should be stated that Ptolemy took Jerusalem B.C. 320, and that these times must have been very critical to the Jews.

Verse 5. - And the king of the south shall be strong, and one of his princes: and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his dominion shall be a great dominion. The LXX. rendering differs from this," And he shall strengthen the kingdom of Egypt; and one of the rulers shall overcome him (κατισχύσει) and rule; and his power shall be a great power." Theodotion agrees with the Massoretic in sense. The Peshitta agrees verbally with the Massoretic, but, as it omits the preposition rain, the meaning the translator attached to the verse is difficult to ascertain. The Vulgate agrees with the Massoretic. The verse abruptly introduces the conflict between the Lagid and Seleucid princes. There is no indication in the preceding verses that the four winds of heaven are to be taken so rigidly as is implied by this verse. It is no answer to say that Egypt and Syria alone came into intimate relations with the Jews; it is not a question of fact, but a question of the necessities of composition. The appearance presented is that of a fragment existing separately, and inserted here. The intruded references to the truth which is to be shown have the took of being awkward attempts to prepare for the subjoined narrative. Whatever its origin, it is very difficult to explain to what it refers. The king of the south is certainly one of the Ptolemies, most probably Ptolemy Lagi. And one of his princes shall be strong above him. This is usually understood to mean Seleucus Nicator, who, when driven from Babylon, his original satrapy, by Anti-genus, took refuge with Ptolemy Lagi, and became a commander under him in his war against Antigonus. Ptolemy also gave him the few troops with which, after the battle of Gaza, he recovered possession of Babylonia. He certainly became by far the most powerful of the successors of Alexander. Indeed, he may be said to have had all the dominions of Alexander save Egypt and Syria on the south, and Macedonia and Greece on the west; for he had overthrown Lysimachus, and absorbed his dominion. His dominion shall be a great dominion states accurately the extent of the dominions of Scleucus. Rosenmiiller would refer the prenominal suffix ו, "his," to Alexander, and understand Ptolemy as the prince in question; but this is improbable. It is impossible not to observe the abrupt introduction of this prince. Gratz would suggest that a clause has dropped out here, which declared that one of his (Alexander's) princes stood up in the north. Had this any manuscript authority, it would be plausible. More, however, would seem to be wanting. 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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