Daniel 8:21
New International Version
The shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king.

New Living Translation
The shaggy male goat represents the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes represents the first king of the Greek Empire.

English Standard Version
And the goat is the king of Greece. And the great horn between his eyes is the first king.

Berean Study Bible
The shaggy goat represents the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes is the first king.

King James Bible
And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

New King James Version
And the male goat is the kingdom of Greece. The large horn that is between its eyes is the first king.

New American Standard Bible
The shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

NASB 1995
“The shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

NASB 1977
“And the shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

Amplified Bible
The shaggy (rough-coated) male goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the great horn between his eyes is the first king.

Christian Standard Bible
The shaggy goat represents the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes represents the first king.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The shaggy goat represents the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes represents the first king.

American Standard Version
And the rough he-goat is the king of Greece: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Alexandrus And the kid of the goats is the King of the Greeks, and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first King

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The he-goat is the King of the Greeks: and the great horn which was between his eyes, he is the first king.

Contemporary English Version
the goat is the kingdom of Greece, and the powerful horn between his eyes is the first of its kings.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the he goat, is the king of the Greeks, and the great horn that was between his eyes, the same is the first king.

English Revised Version
And the rough he-goat is the king of Greece: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

Good News Translation
The goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the prominent horn between his eyes is the first king.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The hairy male goat is the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is its first king.

International Standard Version
The demonic goat is the king of Greece, and the great horn between its eyes is its first king.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the rough he-goat is the king of Greece; and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

Literal Standard Version
And the young male goat, the hairy one, [is] the king of Javan; and the great horn that [is] between its eyes is the first king;

NET Bible
The male goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king.

New Heart English Bible
The male goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

World English Bible
The rough male goat is the king of Greece: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

Young's Literal Translation
And the young he-goat, the hairy one, is the king of Javan; and the great horn that is between its eyes is the first king;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Gabriel Interprets Daniel's Vision
20The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia. 21The shaggy goat represents the king of Greece, and the large horn between his eyes is the first king. 22The four horns that replaced the broken one represent four kingdoms that will rise from that nation, but will not have the same power.…

Cross References
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 8:20
The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia.

Daniel 8:22
The four horns that replaced the broken one represent four kingdoms that will rise from that nation, but will not have the same power.

Daniel 10:20
"Do you know why I have come to you?" he said. "I must return at once to fight against the prince of Persia, and when I have gone forth, behold, the prince of Greece will come.

Daniel 11:2
Now 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.

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


Treasury of Scripture

And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.

the rough.

Daniel 8:5-7
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…

Daniel 10:20
Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.

the great.

Daniel 8:8
Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.

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









Verse 21. - And the rough goat is the King of Grecia; and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king. Again all the versions agree in omitting the word "rough," and in inserting "of the goats," as in the fifth verse. The authority of these is much too great to be resisted. The Massoretic reading is probably due to a confluence of readings, as the word translated "rough" also means "goats." The omission of the word "of the goats" is probably due to the inclusion of שָׂעִיר (sa'eer). Here, as in the previous case, "king" stands for dynasty; and this is proved by the fact that there is implied a series of kings, of whom the great horn is the first.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
The shaggy
הַשָּׂעִ֖יר (haś·śā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 8163: Shaggy, a he-goat, a faun

goat
וְהַצָּפִ֥יר (wə·haṣ·ṣā·p̄îr)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 6842: A male goat

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

of Greece,
יָוָ֑ן (yā·wān)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3120: Javan -- a son of Japheth, also his descendants and their land

and the large
הַגְּדוֹלָה֙ (hag·gə·ḏō·w·lāh)
Article | Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

horn
וְהַקֶּ֤רֶן (wə·haq·qe·ren)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 7161: A horn, a flask, cornet, an elephant's tooth, a corner, a peak, a ray, power

between
בֵּין־ (bên-)
Preposition
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

his eyes
עֵינָ֔יו (‘ê·nāw)
Noun - cdc | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5869: An eye, a fountain

is
ה֖וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

the first
הָרִאשֽׁוֹן׃ (hā·ri·šō·wn)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7223: First, in place, time, rank

king.
הַמֶּ֥לֶךְ (ham·me·leḵ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4428: A king


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