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Daniel 11:19

    Daniel 11:19 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then he shall turn his face toward the fortresses of his own land; but he shall stumble and fall, and shall not be found.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then his face will be turned to the strong places of his land: but his way will be stopped, causing his downfall, and he will not be seen again.

    Webster's Revision

    Then he shall turn his face toward the fortresses of his own land; but he shall stumble and fall, and shall not be found.

    World English Bible

    Then he shall turn his face toward the fortresses of his own land; but he shall stumble and fall, and shall not be found.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then he shall turn his face toward the fortresses of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and shall not be found.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 11:19

    Be shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land - After this shameful defeat, Antiochus fled to Sardis, thence to Apamea, and the next day got into Syria, and to Antioch, his own fort, whence he sent ambassadors to treat for peace; and was obliged to engage to pay the immense sum of money mentioned above.

    But he shall stumble and fall - Being under the greatest difficulties how to raise the stipulated sums, he marched into his eastern provinces to exact the arrears of taxes; and, attempting to plunder the temple of Jupiter Belus at Elymais, he was opposed by the populace, and he and his attendants slain. This is the account that Diodorus Siculus, Strabo, and Justin give of his death. But it is variously related by others; some saying that he was assassinated by some of his own people whom he had punished for being drunk at a feast. - So Aurelius Victor. St. Jerome says he lost his life in a battle against the inhabitants of Elymais. In short, the manner of his death is uncertain; and perhaps even this circumstance is referred to by the prophet, when he says, "He shall stumble and fall, and Not Be Found."

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 11:19

    Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land - The strong fortifications of his own land - for the Hebrew word is in the plural. This he would do, of course, for protection. He would cease his attempts at conquest, and endeavor to find security in his own fortresses. As a matter of fact, after this defeat, Antiochus, in order to replenish his exhausted coffers, and to find the means of meeting the claims of the Romans, went into certain provinces of his empire. He attempted no other foreign wars, but sought security in his own dominions.

    But he shall stumble and fall, and not be found - He died in an attempt to plunder the temple of Elymais. In this he provoked the people to an insurrection, and was slain, together with the soldiers who were with him. What was his "motive" for plundering that temple is uncertain, whether it was to meet the demands of the Romans, or whether it was avarice (Justin, xxxii. 2); but it was in this way that he "stumbled and fell," and passed away. - Jerome, "Com. in loc.;" Diod. Sic., "Fragmenta," xxvi. 30, 49; Justin, xxxii. 2; Strabo, p. 744. The prophecy respecting him terminates here, and the particulars specified are as minute and accurate as if it had been written "after" the event. Indeed, the whole account is just such as one would prepare now who should undertake to express in a brief compass the principal events in the life of Antiochus the Great.

    Wesley's Notes on Daniel 11:19

    11:19 Then - Then he turned his face home - ward, yet was he not in safety, but was quickly after killed.