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(Egypt ;] but it shall not be as the former [when Rome went to conquer Egypt,] nor as the latter / when it overthrew the Jewish nation: 1 for the ships of Chittiin [under Heraclian, count of Africa] shall come against him; therefore shall he be grieved and return, and have indignation against the holy covenant because the Christians refuse to bear arms in support of the state ;] so shall he do; he shall even return and have intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant and the Christian religion.] And [those that take up arms shall stand on his part. And they [the barbarians from the north of Europe shall pollute [Rome] the sanctuary of strength, and [shall conquer the empire, out of which ten kingdoms, corresponding with the ten toes of the image, and horns of the fourth beast, shall arise. These ten kings being converted to Christianity] shall take away the daily sacrifice [of the pagan rites, about A. D. 508,] and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate [in its place—the Man of Sin,—Papacy, the Wicked to be revealed when that which hindered is taken out of the way; 2 Thess. ii.] And s do wickedly against the covenant shall he [the Pope, now having the supremacy] corrupt by flatteries; but the people that do know their God shall be strong and do exploits. And they that understand among the people, ["that do know their God,"] shall instruct many [in the truth :] yet they shall fall [before the persecutions of papacy, and die] by the sword and by flame, by captivity, and by spoil, many days [or 1260 years from A. D. 538 to 1798.] Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them by flatteries. And some of them of understanding shall fall to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end [of papal supremacy ;] because it is yet for a time appointed, when the 1260 years end.] And the king [the Pope shall" do according to his will: and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper [after his dominion is taken away in mak: ing war against the saints, and prevailing against them till the indignation be accomplished, [when the Ancient of days will sit, judgment be given to the saints of the Most High, and the time come that they will possess the kingdom ; Dan.vii. 22; and then that Wicked will be destroyed, by the brightness of Christ's coming; 2 Thess. ii. 8 ;] for that that is determined shall be done. Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god; for he shall magnify himself above all, [taking for his title, “ The Lord God, the Pope." But in his estate when he has the supremacy] shall he honor the god of forces, [uniting civil with his ecclesiastical powers ;] and [departed saints] a god

whom his fathers knew not, shall he honor with gold and silver, and with precious stones and pleasant things. Thus shall he do [in Rome] in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory : and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain, [portioning out distant countries to whom he will.] And at the time of the end [of the Papal' supremacy, when the Atheistical government of France, of which Bonaparte is the head, shall have succeeded to the dominion, and personify the exceeding great horn] shall the king of the south [Egypt] push at him the government of France, which then has the supremacy in the Roman territory ;] and the king of the north [Syria shall come against him like a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships ; and he shall enter into the countries of Egypt,] and overflow [it,] and pass over [into Syria.] He shall enter also into the glorious land [of Palestine,] and many countries shall be overflown; but these shall escape out of his hand, even Edom and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon, [as his defeat in Syria will change his purpose of entering those countries.] He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the countries of Europe, and the land of Egypt shall not escape, [for after his discomfiture in Syria, Bonaparte will return and conquer Egypt.] But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and Ethiopians shall be at his steps - This conquests extending to Nubia, ancient Ethi. opia on the south, and to Barca, ancient Lybia on the west.] But tidings out of the east [of Europe, Russia,] and out or the north [of Europe, England, of the alliance formed against him] shall trouble him; therefore shall he go forth with great fury [with half a million of men, expecting to destroy [Rus. sia, which he will not accomplish,] and [instead of the victory he expected] utterly to make away many [of his own army, and lose the supremacy.] And he [the nations of Europe, who will represent the exceeding great horn after France shall lose the supremacy,] shall plant the tabernacle of his palace between the seas, in the glorious holy mountain [of Olives, when the nations are assembled in the valley of Jehosaphat, in the last great battle of the Lord God Almighty;] yet he shall come to his end, and none shall help him, [for the Lord will fight against those nations as when he fought in the day of battle. Zech. xiv. 3.] And at that time shall Michael stand up [to receive the kingdom of the earth]—the great Prince which standeth for the children of thy people, [and his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east; Zech. xiv. 4 ;] and there shall be a time of trouble such as never was since there

was a nation even to that same time, when all the tribes of the earth shall wail because of him. And at that time thy people [all who are of the faith of Abraham shall be delivered from the dominion of death and the curse, every one that shall be found written in the [Lamb's] book [of life.] And many [or the multitude of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. And they that be wise shall shine [in the kingdom of the Lord] as the brightness of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars forever and ever. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end [of papacy, when] many shall run to and fro, and knowledge shall be increased respecting these things.]

Then I, Daniel, looked, and, behold, there stood other two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on that side of the bank of the river. And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river. How long shall it be to the end of these wonders? And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth forever, that it shall be for a time, times, and an half [that the supremacy of papacy shall continue ;] and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy people [at the end of the seven times or 2520 years from Manasseh's captivity, when the Gentiles had the dominion over them, till the tiines of the Gentiles are fulfilled,] all these things shall be finished.

And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my Lord, what shall be the end of these things? And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are closed up and sealed till the time of the end [of papal supremacy, when it will be understood. Many shall be purified and made white, and tried ; but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall understand how long it will be to the end of all these won. ders, but the wise, they who are to shine as the brightness of the firmament at that tune,] shall understand. And from the time that the daily sacrifice of Paganism, about A. D. 508,] shall be taken away, and the abomination [of papacy] that maketh desolate shall be set up to the time of the end, when knowledge shall be increased on this subject,] there shall be one thousand two hundred and ninety days [1290 years.] Blessed is he that waiteth and cometh to the thousand three hundred and five and thirty days, [1335 years from about A. D. 508.] But go thou thy way till the end [of these wonders be: for thou shalt rest and stand in [for] thy lot, [in the resurrection] at the end of the [1335] days.


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