Daniel 11:5
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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.

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.

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.

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.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

The king of the south - This was Ptolemy Lagus, one of his generals, who had the government of Egypt, Libra, etc., which are on the south of Judea. He was strong, for he had added Cyprus, Phoenicia, Caria, etc., to his kingdom of Egypt.

And one of his princes - shall be strong above him - This was Seleucus Nicator, who possessed Syria, Babylon, Media, and the neighboring countries. This was the king of the north, for his dominions lay north of Judea.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the king. Ptolemy Lagus, king of Egypt, Cyrene, etc.

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 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. Selencus Nicator, who had Syria, etc., to which he added Macedonia and Thrace.

Library
The Syrian Persecution.
"The dead bodies of Thy servants have they given to be meat unto the fowls of the air, and the flesh of Thy saints unto the beasts of the land."--Ps. lxxix. 2. The history of Antiochus the Great is foretold in the 11th chapter of the prophet Daniel, from the 14th to the 19th verse. On the death of Ptolemy Philopator, this king entered Palestine with a great army, and easily obtained from the time-serving Jews the surrender of Jerusalem. Some of them who had forsaken their Law to gain the favour
Charlotte Mary Yonge—The Chosen People

Watching the Horizon
"Thy Kingdom Come." "Thou art coming! We are waiting With a hope that cannot fail; Asking not the day or hour, Resting on Thy word of power, Anchored safe within the veil. Time appointed may be long, But the vision must be sure: Certainty shall make us strong, Joyful patience must endure. "O the joy to see Thee reigning, Thee, my own beloved Lord! Every tongue Thy name confessing, Worship, honour, glory, blessing, Brought to Thee with glad accord! Thee, my Master and my Friend, Vindicated and enthroned!
by S. D. Gordon—Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation

Cross References
Daniel 11:9
Then the king of the North will invade the realm of the king of the South but will retreat to his own country.

Daniel 11:11
"Then the king of the South will march out in a rage and fight against the king of the North, who will raise a large army, but it will be defeated.

Daniel 11:25
"With a large army he will stir up his strength and courage against the king of the South. The king of the South will wage war with a large and very powerful army, but he will not be able to stand because of the plots devised against him.

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

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