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Daniel 8

Introduction

Overview

Daniel 8:1, Daniel’s vision of the ram and he goat; Daniel 8:13, The two thousand three hundred days of the suspension of the daily sacrifice; Daniel 8:15, Gabriel comforts Daniel, and interprets the vision.

Verse 1

Cir, am 3451, bc 553

the third: Daniel 7:1

me Daniel: Daniel 8:15, Daniel 7:15, Daniel 7:28, Daniel 9:2, Daniel 10:2, Daniel 10:7, Daniel 11:4

Reciprocal: Ezekiel 1:1 - I saw Daniel 5:13 - Art thou

Verse 2

I saw in: Daniel 8:3, Daniel 7:2, Daniel 7:15, Numbers 12:6, Hebrews 1:1

Shushan: Nehemiah 1:1, Esther 1:2, Esther 2:8, Esther 3:15, Esther 7:6, Esther 8:15, Esther 9:11, Esther 9:15

province: Genesis 10:22, Genesis 14:1, Isaiah 21:2, Jeremiah 25:25, Jeremiah 49:34-Malachi :, Ezekiel 32:24

Ulai: Daniel 8:16

Reciprocal: Exodus 1:1 - General 1 Chronicles 1:17 - Elam Ezra 4:9 - Susanchites Esther 8:14 - Shushan Isaiah 11:11 - Elam Ezekiel 1:1 - I saw Daniel 8:27 - and did Daniel 10:4 - as Acts 2:9 - Elamites

Verse 3

I lifted: Daniel 10:5, Numbers 24:2, Joshua 5:13, 1 Chronicles 21:16, Zechariah 1:18, Zechariah 2:1, Zechariah 5:1, Zechariah 5:5, Zechariah 5:9, Zechariah 6:1

a ram: The Medo-Persian empire, of which a ram was the ensign; and a ram's head with horns, one higher than the other, is still to be seen on the ruins of Persepolis. Daniel 8:20, Daniel 2:39, Daniel 7:5

one: Media was the more ancient kingdom; but Persia, after Cyrus, was the most considerable. Daniel 5:31, Daniel 6:28, Ezra 1:2, Ezra 4:5, Esther 1:3, Isaiah 13:17, Isaiah 21:2, Isaiah 44:28, Jeremiah 51:11

the other: Heb. the second

Reciprocal: Isaiah 45:1 - to subdue Jeremiah 51:28 - the kings Ezekiel 34:21 - ye have Daniel 2:32 - breast Daniel 5:28 - Thy Daniel 8:6 - to the Daniel 8:22 - whereas

Verse 4

pushing: Daniel 5:30, Daniel 7:5, Daniel 11:2, Isaiah 45:1-Deuteronomy :, Jeremiah 50:1 - Jeremiah 51:64

neither: Daniel 8:7, Job 10:7, Psalms 7:2, Psalms 50:22, Micah 5:8

but: Daniel 5:19, Daniel 11:3, Daniel 11:16, Daniel 11:36, Isaiah 10:13, Isaiah 10:14

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 9:2 - Who can stand Psalms 44:5 - push Jeremiah 51:28 - the kings Daniel 2:32 - breast Daniel 2:39 - another kingdom Daniel 5:28 - Thy Daniel 8:12 - and it practiced

Verse 5

an he goat: Daniel 8:21, Daniel 2:32, Daniel 2:39, Daniel 7:6

touched not the ground: or, none touched him in the earth, a notable horn. Heb. an horn of sight. Alexander the Great. Daniel 8:8, Daniel 8:21, Daniel 11:3

Reciprocal: Numbers 24:24 - Chittim Daniel 10:20 - the prince of Grecia Acts 4:16 - a notable

Verse 6

to the: Daniel 8:3

Reciprocal: Daniel 8:23 - shall stand

Verse 7

moved: Daniel 11:11

and there was no: Leviticus 26:37, Joshua 8:20

but: Daniel 7:7

there was none: Daniel 8:4

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 48:25 - horn Daniel 7:12 - the rest Daniel 8:10 - and stamped Daniel 8:27 - fainted Daniel 10:8 - and there Daniel 11:15 - shall not Daniel 11:16 - shall do

Verse 8

waxed: Deuteronomy 31:20, Esther 9:4, Jeremiah 5:27, Ezekiel 16:7

when: Daniel 4:31, Daniel 5:20, 2 Chronicles 26:16, Psalms 82:6, Psalms 82:7, Ezekiel 28:9

the great: Daniel 8:22, Daniel 7:6, Daniel 11:4

toward: Daniel 7:2, Matthew 24:31, Mark 13:27, Revelation 7:1

Reciprocal: Ecclesiastes 3:14 - nothing Jeremiah 49:36 - the four winds Daniel 8:5 - touched not the ground Daniel 8:21 - the great Acts 4:16 - a notable 2 Timothy 3:1 - perilous

Verse 9

came: Daniel 8:23, Daniel 8:24, Daniel 7:8, Daniel 7:20-Ezekiel :, Daniel 11:21, 25-45

the pleasant: Daniel 11:16, Daniel 11:41, Daniel 11:45, Psalms 48:2, Psalms 105:24, Jeremiah 3:19, Ezekiel 20:6, Ezekiel 20:15, Zechariah 7:14

Reciprocal: Isaiah 28:18 - when Daniel 7:24 - another Malachi 3:12 - a delightsome 2 Thessalonians 2:4 - and exalteth Revelation 12:4 - his tail

Verse 10

to the host: or, against the host, Daniel 8:24, Daniel 8:25, Daniel 11:28, Daniel 11:30, Daniel 11:33-Zephaniah :, Isaiah 14:13, Revelation 12:4

and stamped: Daniel 8:7, Daniel 7:7

Reciprocal: Genesis 37:9 - stars Daniel 11:22 - also Daniel 11:35 - some Revelation 1:16 - he had Revelation 6:13 - the stars Revelation 11:2 - tread

Verse 11

he magnified: Daniel 8:25, Daniel 5:23, Daniel 7:25, Daniel 11:36, 2 Kings 19:22, 2 Kings 19:23, 2 Chronicles 32:15-Song of Solomon :, Isaiah 37:23, Isaiah 37:29, Jeremiah 48:26, Jeremiah 48:42, 2 Thessalonians 2:4, Revelation 13:5-Judges :

to: or, against

the prince: Joshua 5:14, Joshua 5:15, Hebrews 2:10, Revelation 17:14, Revelation 19:13-Nehemiah :

by him: or, from him

the daily: Daniel 8:12, Daniel 11:31, Daniel 12:11, Exodus 29:38-Luke :, Numbers 28:3, Ezekiel 46:14

and the place: Daniel 9:26, Daniel 9:27, Luke 21:5, Luke 21:6, Luke 21:24

Reciprocal: Exodus 29:42 - a continual Psalms 74:3 - all Psalms 94:4 - boast Jeremiah 14:21 - disgrace Jeremiah 51:51 - for strangers Ezekiel 46:13 - Thou shalt daily Daniel 8:13 - the vision Daniel 8:26 - the vision of Daniel 9:25 - the Prince Daniel 11:22 - also Hosea 3:4 - without a sacrifice Hebrews 9:6 - the priests Hebrews 10:11 - daily

Verse 12

an host was given him against the daily sacrifice: or, the host was given over for the transgression against the daily sacrifice. Daniel 11:31-Habakkuk :, Revelation 13:7

and it cast: Psalms 119:43, Psalms 119:142, Isaiah 59:14, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-2 Kings :

and it practiced: Daniel 8:4, Daniel 11:28, Daniel 11:36, 1 Samuel 23:9, Job 12:6, Jeremiah 12:1, Revelation 13:11-Esther :

Reciprocal: Psalms 37:12 - plotteth Jeremiah 48:26 - for he Daniel 7:21 - General Daniel 8:11 - the daily Daniel 8:13 - the vision Daniel 8:24 - shall prosper Daniel 12:11 - the time 2 Thessalonians 2:4 - sitteth

Verse 13

one saint: Daniel 4:13, Daniel 7:16, Daniel 12:5, Daniel 12:6, Deuteronomy 33:2, Zechariah 1:9-2 Kings :, Zechariah 1:19, Zechariah 2:3, Zechariah 2:4, Zechariah 14:5, 1 Thessalonians 3:13, 1 Peter 1:12, Jude 1:14

that certain saint: or, the numberer of secrets, or, the wonderful numberer, Heb. Palmoni, Judges 13:18, *marg. Isaiah 9:6, Matthew 11:27, Luke 10:22, John 1:18

How: Daniel 12:6, Psalms 74:9, Psalms 79:5, Isaiah 6:11, Revelation 6:10

the vision: Daniel 8:11, Daniel 8:12

and the: Daniel 9:27, Daniel 11:31, Daniel 12:11, Matthew 24:15, Mark 13:14, Luke 21:20

of desolation: or, making desolate

to be: Daniel 7:23, Isaiah 63:18, Luke 21:24, Hebrews 10:29, Revelation 11:2

Reciprocal: Numbers 28:3 - day by day 1 Kings 18:36 - at the time Isaiah 5:5 - trodden down Isaiah 28:3 - shall

Verse 14

Unto: Daniel 7:25, Daniel 12:7, Daniel 12:11, Revelation 11:2, Revelation 11:3, Revelation 12:14, Revelation 13:5

two thousand: That is, 2,300 years, which reckoned from the time Alexander invaded Asia, bc 334, will be ad 1966.

days: Heb. evening, morning, Daniel 8:26, Genesis 1:5

then: Isaiah 1:27, Romans 11:26, Romans 11:27, Revelation 11:15

cleansed: Heb. justified, Isaiah 45:25, Galatians 3:8

Verse 15

I Daniel: Daniel 7:28

sought: Daniel 7:16-Psalms :, Daniel 12:8, Matthew 13:36, Matthew 24:15, Mark 4:12, Mark 13:14, 1 Peter 1:10, 1 Peter 1:11, Revelation 13:18

as: Daniel 10:5, Daniel 10:16, Joshua 5:14, Isaiah 9:6, Ezekiel 1:26-Hosea :, Matthew 24:30, Revelation 1:13

Reciprocal: Daniel 8:1 - me Daniel Daniel 8:17 - Understand Daniel 8:19 - I will Daniel 8:27 - but Daniel 9:2 - understood Zechariah 1:9 - what

Verse 16

I heard: Daniel 10:11, Daniel 10:12, Acts 9:7, Acts 10:13, Revelation 1:12

between: Daniel 8:2, Daniel 12:5-Judges :

Gabriel: Daniel 9:21, Luke 1:19, Luke 1:26

make: Daniel 9:22, Daniel 10:14, Daniel 10:21, Daniel 12:7, Zechariah 1:9, Zechariah 2:4, Hebrews 1:14, Revelation 22:16

Reciprocal: Daniel 12:6 - one said

Verse 17

I was: Daniel 10:7, Daniel 10:8, Daniel 10:16, Genesis 17:3, Ezekiel 1:28, Matthew 17:8, Mark 9:4, Mark 9:5, Revelation 1:17, Revelation 19:9, Revelation 19:10, Revelation 22:8

Understand: Daniel 8:15, Daniel 9:23, Daniel 10:11

O son: Ezekiel 2:1, Ezekiel 6:2

at: Daniel 8:19, Daniel 9:27, Daniel 11:35, Daniel 11:36, Daniel 12:4, Daniel 12:13, Habakkuk 2:3

Reciprocal: Genesis 17:17 - fell Numbers 24:4 - falling Judges 13:6 - terrible Ezekiel 3:23 - and I fell Daniel 7:28 - the end Daniel 8:18 - I was Daniel 11:40 - at the Habakkuk 3:2 - I have Matthew 17:6 - General Mark 16:5 - and they Luke 24:5 - they

Verse 18

I was: Daniel 8:17, Daniel 8:27, Daniel 10:8, Daniel 10:9, Luke 9:32, Luke 22:45

he touched: Daniel 10:10, Daniel 10:16, Daniel 10:18, Genesis 15:12, Job 4:13, Ezekiel 2:2, Zechariah 4:1, Acts 26:6

set me upright: Heb. made me stand upon my standing

Reciprocal: Genesis 2:21 - General Genesis 17:3 - General Numbers 24:4 - falling Job 33:15 - deep Song of Solomon 5:2 - sleep Daniel 9:21 - touched Daniel 10:15 - I set Matthew 17:7 - touched Luke 24:5 - they Revelation 1:17 - I fell

Verse 19

I will: Daniel 8:15-Esther :, Revelation 1:1

the last: Daniel 8:17, Daniel 8:23, Daniel 9:26, Daniel 9:27, Daniel 11:27, Daniel 11:35, Daniel 11:36, Daniel 12:7, Daniel 12:8, Habakkuk 2:3, Revelation 10:7, Revelation 11:18, Revelation 15:1, Revelation 17:17

Reciprocal: 1 Kings 19:5 - an angel Daniel 7:17 - great Daniel 7:28 - the end Daniel 11:29 - time Revelation 14:7 - hour

Verse 20

Daniel 8:3, Daniel 11:1, Daniel 11:2

Reciprocal: Esther 1:3 - of Persia Isaiah 21:2 - Go up Jeremiah 51:28 - the kings Daniel 2:39 - another kingdom Daniel 5:28 - Thy Daniel 7:6 - lo Acts 2:9 - Medes

Verse 21

the rough: Daniel 8:5-Judges :, Daniel 10:20

the great: Daniel 8:8, Daniel 11:3

Reciprocal: Numbers 24:24 - Chittim Isaiah 23:15 - one king Jeremiah 48:25 - horn Ezekiel 27:13 - Javan Daniel 7:6 - lo Zechariah 9:13 - against

Verse 22

being broken: After Alexander's death, in the prime of life and in the height of his conquests, his brother and two sons were all murdered; and the kingdom was divided among four of his generals.

Alexander's Kingdom Divided Four Generals Portion of Kingdom 1. Seleucus Syria and Babylon 2. Lysimachus Asia Minor 3. Ptolemy Egypt 4. Cassander Greece whereas: Daniel 8:3, Daniel 11:4

Reciprocal: Jeremiah 49:36 - the four winds Daniel 7:6 - four heads Daniel 8:8 - the great Zechariah 6:1 - four

Verse 23

in the: Daniel 10:14, Numbers 24:24, Ezekiel 38:8, Ezekiel 38:16, 1 Timothy 4:1

when: Genesis 15:16, Matthew 23:32, 1 Thessalonians 2:16

come: Heb. accomplished

a king: The Roman empire, which reduced Judea to a province, burnt the city and temple, and scattered the Jews to the four winds of heaven. Daniel 8:9-2 Kings :, Daniel 7:8, Daniel 7:11, Daniel 7:20, Daniel 7:25, Deuteronomy 28:50

and understanding: Daniel 8:25, Daniel 11:21, Daniel 11:24, 2 Thessalonians 2:9-1 Kings :, Revelation 13:11-2 Chronicles :, Revelation 19:20

shall stand: Daniel 8:6

Reciprocal: Psalms 49:4 - dark Daniel 8:19 - the last 1 Timothy 4:2 - lies 2 Timothy 3:3 - fierce Titus 1:3 - in Revelation 11:7 - the beast

Verse 24

but: Revelation 13:3-1 Samuel :, Revelation 17:12, Revelation 17:13, Revelation 17:17

shall prosper: Daniel 8:12, Daniel 11:36

shall destroy: Daniel 8:10, Daniel 8:12, Daniel 7:25, Daniel 11:31-Zephaniah :, Revelation 13:10, Revelation 16:6, Revelation 17:6, Revelation 19:2

holy people: Heb. people of the holy ones

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 14:2 - General Deuteronomy 14:21 - an holy Psalms 37:12 - plotteth Isaiah 63:18 - people Daniel 2:40 - the fourth Daniel 7:21 - General Daniel 8:9 - came Daniel 8:25 - through Daniel 11:28 - the holy Daniel 12:7 - the holy Revelation 11:2 - tread Revelation 11:7 - the beast Revelation 13:7 - to make Revelation 19:20 - the false

Verse 25

through: Daniel 8:23, Daniel 8:24, Daniel 7:8, Daniel 11:21-Lamentations :, Daniel 11:32, Daniel 11:33

magnify: Daniel 8:11, Daniel 11:36, Daniel 11:37, Jeremiah 48:26

peace: or, prosperity, Daniel 11:21

stand: Daniel 8:11, Daniel 11:36, Revelation 17:14, Revelation 19:16

but: Daniel 2:34, Daniel 2:35, Daniel 2:44, Daniel 2:45, Daniel 7:26, Daniel 11:45, Job 34:20, Lamentations 4:6, Acts 12:23, Revelation 19:19-Ecclesiastes :

Reciprocal: Daniel 7:11 - even Daniel 7:25 - he shall speak Daniel 8:10 - to the host Daniel 9:25 - the Prince Daniel 11:12 - his heart Daniel 11:22 - also Daniel 11:23 - work Haggai 2:22 - overthrow Matthew 2:19 - Herod Revelation 11:2 - tread Revelation 11:18 - shouldest Revelation 13:7 - to make

Verse 26

the vision of: Daniel 8:11-Ezra :, Daniel 10:1

wherefore: Daniel 12:4, Daniel 12:9, Ezekiel 12:27, Revelation 10:4, Revelation 22:10

for: It is now 2,387 years since Daniel had this vision; and the utter desolation of the sanctuary had continued 1,764 years; and no doubt the end of 2,300 years is not far distant. Daniel 10:1, Daniel 10:14, Isaiah 24:22, Hosea 3:3, Hosea 3:4

Reciprocal: Numbers 24:4 - saw Jeremiah 32:10 - and sealed Daniel 8:14 - days Daniel 10:21 - I will Daniel 11:2 - will I Daniel 11:31 - shall take Daniel 12:11 - the time Revelation 5:1 - sealed Revelation 19:20 - the false

Verse 27

fainted: Daniel 8:7, Daniel 7:28, Daniel 10:8, Daniel 10:16, Habakkuk 3:16

and did: Daniel 8:2, Daniel 2:48, Daniel 2:49, Daniel 5:14, Daniel 6:2, Daniel 6:3, 1 Samuel 3:15

but: Daniel 8:15-Esther :

Reciprocal: Genesis 40:5 - General Genesis 40:6 - behold Genesis 41:1 - that Pharaoh Genesis 41:8 - his spirit Numbers 24:4 - saw Ezra 9:3 - sat Isaiah 28:19 - and it Jeremiah 4:19 - My bowels Jeremiah 23:9 - heart Ezekiel 21:6 - with the Daniel 4:19 - was astonied Daniel 5:13 - Art thou Daniel 7:15 - was grieved Daniel 8:18 - I was

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Daniel 8". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/daniel-8.html.