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Daniel 11:22

    Daniel 11:22 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflowed from before him, and shall be broken; yes, also the prince of the covenant.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the overwhelming forces shall be overwhelmed from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And his forces will be completely taken away from before him and broken; and even the ruler of the agreement will have the same fate.

    Webster's Revision

    And the overwhelming forces shall be overwhelmed from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

    World English Bible

    The overwhelming forces shall be overwhelmed from before him, and shall be broken; yes, also the prince of the covenant.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And with the arms of a flood shall they be swept away from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the covenant.

    Definitions for Daniel 11:22

    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 11:22

    And with the arms of a flood - The arms which were overflown before him were his competitors for the crown. They were vanquished by the forces of Eumenes and Attalus; and were dissipated by the arrival of Antiochus from Athens, whose presence disconcerted all their measures.

    The prince of the covenant - This was Onias, the high priest, whom he removed, and put Jason in his place, who had given him a great sum of money; and then put wicked Menelaus in his room, who had offered him a larger sum. Thus he acted deceitfully in the league made with Jason.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 11:22

    And with the arms of a flood - The refercnce here is to some mighty invasion of some country by Antiochus, which would sweep everything before him. There seems to be some confusion of metaphor in the phrase, "the arms of a flood." The idea in the mind of the writer appears to have been this: He saw an invasion of some country by hosts of men under the command of Antiochus. This it was not unnatural to compare with an "inundation of waters" spreading over a land. See Isaiah 8:8. Nor was it altogether unnatural to speak of an inundation as having "arms" extending far and near; sweeping everything to itself, or carrying it away. Thus we speak of an arm of the sea, an arm of a river, etc. In this manner the inundation - the invasion - seemed to spread itself out like waters, sweeping all away.

    Shall they be overflown, from before him - The prophet does not specify "who" they would be that would thus be overthrown. Some have supposed that the reference is to the Hebrews, but the more correct interpretation is what refers it to Egypt, See the notes at Daniel 11:25. As a matter of fact, the forces of Heliodorus, the forces of the Hebrews, and the forces of the Egyptians, were alike broken and scattered before him. The eye of the prophet, however, seems rather here to be on the invasion of Egypt, which was one of the earliest and most prominent acts of Antiochus, and into the history of which the prophet goes most into detail.

    Yea, also the prince of the covenant - He also shall be broken and overcome. There has been some diversity of opinion as to who is meant by "the prince of the covenant" here. Many suppose that it is the high priest of the Jews, as being the chief prince or ruler under the "covenant" which God made with them, or among the "covenant" people. But this appellation is not elsewhere given to the Jewish high priest, nor is it such as could with much propriety be applied to him. The reference is rather to the king of Egypt, with whom a covenant or compact had been made by Antiochus the Great, and who was supposed to be united, therefore, to the Syrians by a solemn treaty. See Lengerke, in loc. So Elliott, "Rev." iv. 133.

    Wesley's Notes on Daniel 11:22

    11:22 Overflown - The Egyptian force near Pelusium, where they fell by the power of Antiochus, with a great slaughter, near the river Nile. The prince - The high - priest with his place and honour, for he put out Onias, and set up in his stead, Jason his brother.