Daniel's vision of the ram and he goat.
Daniel 8:1 In the thyrde yeare of the raygne of kynge Balthazar, there appeared a visyon vnto me Daniel, after that I had sene the fyrst. Daniel 8:2 I sawe in a visyon (and when I sawe it, I was at Susis in the chefe cyte, which lyeth in the lande of Elam) and in the vision, me thought I was by the ryuer of Ulai. Daniel 8:3 Then I loked vp, & sawe: & beholde there stode before þe ryuer, a ramme, which had two hornes: and these two hornes were hye, but one was hyer then another, & the hyest came vp behinde. Daniel 8:4 I sawe þt this ramme pushed with his hornes, agaynst þe west, agaynst þe north, & agaynst the south: so that no beastes might stande before him, ner defende them from his power: but he dyd as hym lysted, and waxed greatly. Daniel 8:5 I toke hede vnto thys, & then came there an he goate from the west ouer þe whole earth, and touched not the grounde. Thys goate had a maruelous wrethen horne betwixte his eyes, Daniel 8:6 & came vnto the ramme, that had the two hornes (whom I had sene afore by the ryuer syde) and ranne fearcely vpon him with his might. Daniel 8:7 I sawe him drawe nye vnto the ramme, beinge very fearce vpon hym: yee, he gaue hym soche a stroke, that he brake his two hornes. Nether had þe ramme so moch strength as to stande before him: but he cast hym downe, troade hym vnder hys fete: & no man was able to delyuer the ramme out of hys power. Daniel 8:8 The goate waxed exceadinge greate, and when he was at the strongest, his great, horne was broken also. Then grewe there other foure soch lyke in the steade, toward the .iiii. wyndes of the heauen. Daniel 8:9 Yee, out of one of the leest of these hornes, there came vp yet another horne, which waxed maruelous greate: towarde the south, towarde the east, and towarde the fayre pleasaunt lande. Daniel 8:10 It grewe vp to the hoost of heauen, wherof it dyd cast some downe to the grounde, and of the starres also, and trode them vnder fete. Daniel 8:11 Yee, it grewe vp vnto the prynce of the hoost, from whom the daylye offerynge was taken, and the place of hys Sanctuary casten downe. Daniel 8:12 And a certayne season was geuen vnto it, agaynst þe daylye offeringe (because of wyckednesse) that it myght cast downe þe veryte to the grounde, and so to prospere in all thynges, that it wente aboute.
The two thousand three hundred days of sacrifice.
Daniel 8:13 Upon this I hearde one of the sainctes speakynge, which saynte sayde vnto one that asked this question. Howe longe shall this visyon of the daylye sacrifyce and of the wastinge abhominacyon endure: that the Sanctuary and the power shall so be troden vnder fote? Daniel 8:14 And he answered him: Unto þe euenynge & the mornynge, euen two thousande and thre hundreth dayes: then shall the Sanctuary be clensed agayne.
Gabriel comforteth Daniel, and interpreteth the vision.
Daniel 8:15 Nowe when I Daniel had sene this vision: and sought for the vnderstandynge of it: beholde, there stode before me a thinge like vnto a man. Daniel 8:16 And I herde a mans voyce in the riuer of Ulay, which cryed, and sayd: O Gabriel, make this man vnderstande the visyon. Daniel 8:17 So he came, and stode by me. But I was afrayed at hys commynge, and fell downe vpon my face. Then sayde he vnto me, O thou sonne of man, marcke well, for in the last tyme shall this vision be fulfylled. Daniel 8:18 Now as he was speakynge vnto me, I waxed faynte, so þt I suncke downe to the grounde. But he toke holde vpon me, and sett me vp agayne, Daniel 8:19 sayinge: Beholde, I will shewe the, what shall happen in þe last wrath: for in the tyme appoynted it shalbe fulfylled. Daniel 8:20 The ramme which thou sawest with the two hornes, is the kynge of the Medes and Perses: Daniel 8:21 but the goate is the kynge of Greke lande: the greate horne that stode betwyxte hys eyes, that is the principall kynge. Daniel 8:22 But where as it brake, and foure other rose vp in the steade: it signifyeth, that out of this people shall stande vp foure kyngdomes, but not so myghtye as it. Daniel 8:23 After these kyngdomes (whyle vngodlynesse is a growinge) there shall aryse a kyng of an vnshamefast face, whych shalbe wyse in darcke speakynges. Daniel 8:24 He shalbe myghtye and stronge, but not in his awne strength. He shall destroye aboue measure, and all that he goeth aboute shall prospere: he shall slaye the stronge and holy people. Daniel 8:25 And thorowe hys craftynes, falshed shall prospere in hys hande, hys herte shalbe proude, and many one shall he put to death in his welthynesse. He shall stande vp agaynst the Prynce of Prynces, but he shalbe destroyed wythout hande. Daniel 8:26 And thys visyon that is shewed vnto the, is as sure as þe euenynge and the mornynge. Therfore wryte thou vp thys syght, for it wylbe longe or it come to passe. Daniel 8:27 Upon this was I daniel very faynte, so that I laye sycke certayne dayes: but when I rose vp, I wente aboute the kynges busynesse, and marueled at the visyon, neuerthelesse no man knewe of it.