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Daniel 8:1-27

Daniel’s Vision of a Ram and a Goat

1In the third year of King Belshazzar’s reign, I, Daniel, had a vision, after the one that had already appeared to me. 2In my vision I saw myself in the citadel of Susa in the province of Elam; in the vision I was beside the Ulai Canal. 3I looked up, and there before me was a ram with two horns, standing beside the canal, and the horns were long. One of the horns was longer than the other but grew up later. 4I watched the ram as it charged toward the west and the north and the south. No animal could stand against it, and none could rescue from its power. It did as it pleased and became great.

5As I was thinking about this, suddenly a goat with a prominent horn between its eyes came from the west, crossing the whole earth without touching the ground. 6It came toward the two-horned ram I had seen standing beside the canal and charged at it in great rage. 7I saw it attack the ram furiously, striking the ram and shattering its two horns. The ram was powerless to stand against it; the goat knocked it to the ground and trampled on it, and none could rescue the ram from its power. 8The goat became very great, but at the height of its power the large horn was broken off, and in its place four prominent horns grew up toward the four winds of heaven.

9Out of one of them came another horn, which started small but grew in power to the south and to the east and toward the Beautiful Land. 10It grew until it reached the host of the heavens, and it threw some of the starry host down to the earth and trampled on them. 11It set itself up to be as great as the commander of the army of the Lord; it took away the daily sacrifice from the Lord, and his sanctuary was thrown down. 12Because of rebellion, the Lord’s people8:12 Or rebellion, the armies and the daily sacrifice were given over to it. It prospered in everything it did, and truth was thrown to the ground.

13Then I heard a holy one speaking, and another holy one said to him, “How long will it take for the vision to be fulfilled—the vision concerning the daily sacrifice, the rebellion that causes desolation, the surrender of the sanctuary and the trampling underfoot of the Lord’s people?”

14He said to me, “It will take 2,300 evenings and mornings; then the sanctuary will be reconsecrated.”

The Interpretation of the Vision

15While I, Daniel, was watching the vision and trying to understand it, there before me stood one who looked like a man. 16And I heard a man’s voice from the Ulai calling, “Gabriel, tell this man the meaning of the vision.”

17As he came near the place where I was standing, I was terrified and fell prostrate. “Son of man,”8:17 The Hebrew phrase ben adam means human being. The phrase son of man is retained as a form of address here because of its possible association with “Son of Man” in the New Testament. he said to me, “understand that the vision concerns the time of the end.”

18While he was speaking to me, I was in a deep sleep, with my face to the ground. Then he touched me and raised me to my feet.

19He said: “I am going to tell you what will happen later in the time of wrath, because the vision concerns the appointed time of the end.8:19 Or because the end will be at the appointed time 20The two-horned ram that you saw represents the kings of Media and Persia. 21The shaggy goat is the king of Greece, and the large horn between its eyes is the first king. 22The four horns that replaced the one that was broken off represent four kingdoms that will emerge from his nation but will not have the same power.

23“In the latter part of their reign, when rebels have become completely wicked, a fierce-looking king, a master of intrigue, will arise. 24He will become very strong, but not by his own power. He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy those who are mighty, the holy people. 25He will cause deceit to prosper, and he will consider himself superior. When they feel secure, he will destroy many and take his stand against the Prince of princes. Yet he will be destroyed, but not by human power.

26“The vision of the evenings and mornings that has been given you is true, but seal up the vision, for it concerns the distant future.”

27I, Daniel, was worn out. I lay exhausted for several days. Then I got up and went about the king’s business. I was appalled by the vision; it was beyond understanding.

Holy Bible in Gĩkũyũ

Danieli 8:1-27

Kĩoneki kĩa Danieli kĩa Ndũrũme na Thenge

1Na rĩrĩ, mwaka-inĩ wa gatatũ wa wathani wa Mũthamaki Belishazaru-rĩ, niĩ Danieli nĩndonire kĩoneki kĩngĩ, thuutha wa kĩrĩa ndoonete mbere. 28:2 Ezar 4:9; Kĩam 10:22Kĩoneki-inĩ kĩu gĩakwa ndeyonire ndĩ itũũra-inĩ igitĩre rĩa Shushani bũrũri-inĩ wa Elamu; kĩoneki-inĩ kĩu ndeyonire ndĩ hũgũrũrũ-inĩ cia Rũũĩ rwa Ulai. 38:3 Dan 10:5; Kũg 13:11Na rĩrĩ, ngĩcũthĩrĩria, na hau mbere yakwa ngĩona ndũrũme ĩrũngiĩ hũgũrũrũ-inĩ cia rũũĩ, na yarĩ na hĩa igĩrĩ, nacio ciarĩ ndaaya. Rũhĩa rũmwe rwarĩ rũraihu gũkĩra rũrĩa rũngĩ, o na gũtuĩka nĩruo rwamerete thuutha. 48:4 Isa 41:3Ngĩcooka ngĩona ndũrũme ĩyo yaguthũka ĩrorete mwena wa ithũĩro na wa gathigathini na wa gũthini, no gũtirĩ nyamũ o na ĩmwe ĩngĩahotire kũmĩĩtiiria, na gũtirĩ ĩngĩahotire kwĩhonokia kuuma harĩ hinya wayo. Yekaga o ta ũrĩa ĩngĩendire gwĩka, nayo ĩkĩgĩa na hinya mũno.

5Na rĩrĩa ndacũũranagia ũhoro ũcio, o rĩmwe hagĩũka thenge yumĩte mwena wa ithũĩro, ĩtuĩkanĩirie thĩ yothe ĩtekũhutia thĩ, nayo thenge ĩyo yarĩ na rũhĩa rũmwe rũnene thiithi-inĩ. 6Ĩgĩũka yerekeire harĩ ndũrũme ĩrĩa yarĩ na hĩa igĩrĩ, ĩyo ndoonete ĩrũngiĩ hũgũrũrũ-inĩ cia rũũĩ, ĩkĩmĩguthũkĩra ĩrĩ na mangʼũrĩ manene. 7Ngĩona yatharĩkĩra ndũrũme ĩyo ĩrakarĩte mũno, ĩkĩringa ndũrũme ĩyo na ĩkiunanga hĩa ciayo cierĩ. Nayo ndũrũme ĩyo ndĩarĩ na hinya wa kũmĩĩtiiria, nĩ ũndũ ũcio thenge ĩyo ĩkĩmĩgũtha, ĩkĩmĩgũithia thĩ na ĩkĩmĩrangĩrĩria, na gũtirĩ mũndũ ũngĩahotire kũhonokia ndũrũme ĩyo kuuma harĩ hinya wa thenge ĩyo. 88:8 2Maũ 26:16-21; Kũg 7:1Thenge ĩyo ĩkĩgĩa na hinya mũno, no rĩrĩa hinya wayo waingĩhire mũno-rĩ, rũhĩa rũu rwayo rũnene rũkiunĩka, na ithenya rĩaruo hakĩmera hĩa ingĩ inya nene, irorete mĩena ĩna ĩrĩa huho iria cia igũrũ ihurutanaga.

98:9 Ezek 20:6; Dan 11:16Na rĩrĩ, rũmwe rwacio rũkĩmerererwo nĩ rũhĩa rũngĩ, rũrĩa rwambĩrĩirie rũrĩ rũnini, no rũgĩkũra rũkĩgĩa na hinya rwerekeire mwena wa gũthini, na wa irathĩro, na wa Bũrũri ũrĩa Mũthaka. 108:10 Kũg 12:4Rũkĩraiha nginya rũgĩkinyĩra mbũtũ cia igũrũ, na rũkĩrutũrũra mbũtũ imwe rũgĩcigũithia thĩ na rũgĩcirangĩrĩria. 118:11 Dan 11:31; Ezek 46:13-14Rũgĩĩtũũgĩria rũnenehe rũiganane na Mũtongoria wa mbũtũ icio cia igũrũ; rũkĩeheria magongona marĩa maacinagwo o mũthenya kuuma harĩ we, nakĩo gĩikaro gĩake kĩrĩa kĩamũre gĩkĩngʼaũranio. 12Nĩ ũndũ wa ũremi, mbũtũ cia andũ arĩa atheru na magongona ma o mũthenya makĩneanwo harĩ ruo. Rũkĩgaacĩra maũndũ-inĩ mothe marĩa rwekire, naguo ũhoro wa ma ũgĩteanĩrio.

138:13 Gũcook 33:2; Luk 21:24Ningĩ ngĩcooka ngĩigua ũmwe wa andũ arĩa atheru akĩaria, nake ũngĩ mũtheru akĩmũũria atĩrĩ, “Kĩoneki gĩkĩ-rĩ, gĩgũikara ihinda rĩigana atĩa gĩgĩkahingio: kĩoneki kĩu gĩkoniĩ magongona ma o mũthenya, na ũremi ũcio wa kũrehe ihooru, na kũneanwo gwa gĩikaro kĩrĩa gĩtheru, na kũrangĩrĩrio thĩ kwa mbũtũ?”

14Nake akĩnjookeria atĩrĩ: “Ũhoro ũcio ũgũikara matukũ 2,300; na thuutha ũcio gĩikaro kĩu gĩtheru nĩgĩkaamũrwo rĩngĩ.”

Ũtaũri wa Kĩoneki

158:15 Ezek 2:1Rĩrĩa niĩ Danieli nderoragĩra kĩoneki kĩu o ngĩgeragia kũmenya gĩtũmi gĩakĩo-rĩ, hau mbere yakwa hakĩrũgama ũmwe wahaanaga ta mũndũ. 168:16 Luk 1:19Na ngĩigua mũgambo wa mũndũ ũgĩĩtana kuuma Rũũĩ rwa Ulai, ũkiuga atĩrĩ, “Wee Gaburieli, ta taũrĩra mũndũ ũyũ gĩtũmi gĩa kĩoneki kĩu onete.”

178:17 Ezek 1:28; Kũg 1:17Na rĩrĩa aakuhĩrĩirie harĩa ndarũgamĩte, ngĩtuĩka nda, ngĩgwa ngĩturumithia ũthiũ thĩ. Nake akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ: “Mũrũ wa mũndũ, nĩ wega ũmenye atĩ kĩoneki kĩu gĩkoniĩ mahinda ma ithirĩro.”

188:18 Dan 10:9; Zek 4:1Hĩndĩ ĩyo aanjaragĩria-rĩ, ndaarĩ toro mũnene, ngakoma ndurumithĩtie ũthiũ thĩ. Nake akĩĩhutia na akĩnjũkĩria, akĩndũgamia na igũrũ.

198:19 Isa 10:25; Hab 2:3Akĩnjĩĩra atĩrĩ, “Nĩngũkwĩra ũrĩa gũkaahaana thuutha-inĩ hĩndĩ ya mangʼũrĩ, tondũ rĩrĩ, kĩoneki gĩkĩ gĩkoniĩ mahinda marĩa maathĩrĩirio ma ithirĩro. 20Ndũrũme ĩyo wonire ĩrĩ na hĩa igĩrĩ, hĩa icio irũgamĩrĩire athamaki a Media na Perisia. 21Nayo thenge ĩyo ĩrĩ na maguoya maingĩ mwĩrĩ nĩo mũthamaki wa Ũyunani, na rũhĩa rũu rũnene rũrĩ thiithi nĩruo mũthamaki wakuo wa mbere. 22Hĩa icio inya ciamerire ithenya rĩa rũhĩa rũu ruoinĩkire irũgamĩrĩire mothamaki mana marĩa makoima thĩinĩ wa bũrũri wake, no matigaakorwo marĩ na ũhoti ta wake.

23“Ningĩ mahinda ma kũrigĩrĩria ma ũthamaki wao, rĩrĩa andũ aremi magaakorwo maaganĩte biũ, nĩgũkarahũka mũthamaki ũngĩ ũtarĩ tha, mũndũ mwara na mũũgĩ na maũndũ ma ungumania. 248:24 Dan 11:36Nĩakagĩa na hinya mũno, no ti ũndũ wa ũhoti wake mwene. Nĩakarehithia mwanangĩko wa kũmakania, ningĩ nĩakagaacĩra ũndũ-inĩ wothe ageeka. Nĩakaniina andũ arĩa marĩ hinya na andũ arĩa a Ngai. 258:25 Dan 2:34Nĩagatũma maũndũ ma maheeni magaacĩre, na nĩakeyona arĩ mũnene gũkĩra andũ arĩa angĩ. Rĩrĩa makaigua ta kũrĩ thayũ nĩguo nake akooragithia andũ aingĩ, o na okĩrĩre Mũnene wa anene. No rĩrĩ, nĩakanangwo, no ti hinya wa mũndũ ũkaamwananga.

268:26 Dan 10:1; Kũg 10:4; 22:10“Kĩoneki kĩu wonirio kĩa mahwaĩ-inĩ na ma rũciinĩ-rĩ, nĩ kĩa ma, no rĩrĩ, hingĩrĩria ũhoro wa kĩoneki kĩu tondũ gĩkoniĩ mahinda marĩ kũraya gĩgĩkahingio.”

27Nĩ ũndũ ũcio, niĩ Danieli ngĩthirwo nĩ hinya, na ngĩikara ndĩ mũrũaru mĩthenya mĩingĩ. Ngĩcooka ngĩũkĩra, na ngĩthiĩ na mbere kũruta wĩra wa mũthamaki. Nĩndainainirio nĩ kĩoneki kĩu, tondũ ndiahotire gũtaũkĩrwo nĩ ũhoro wakĩo.