New American Standard Bible
"The ram which you saw with the two horns represents the kings of Media and Persia.
King James Bible
The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.
Darby Bible Translation
The ram that thou sawest having the two horns: they are the kings of Media and Persia.
World English Bible
The ram which you saw, that had the two horns, they are the kings of Media and Persia.
Young's Literal Translation
The ram that thou hast seen possessing two horns, are the kings of Media and Persia.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
The ram which thou sawest ... - See the notes at Daniel 8:3. This is one of the instances in the Scriptures in which symbols are explained. There can be no doubt, therefore, as to the meaning.
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Persia, Ethiopia and Put with them, all of them with shield and helmet;
Then I lifted my eyes and looked, and behold, a ram which had two horns was standing in front of the canal. Now the two horns were long, but one was longer than the other, with the longer one coming up last.
"The shaggy goat represents the kingdom of Greece, and the large horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
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