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Daniel 11:26

    Daniel 11:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Yes, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Yea, they that eat of his dainties shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow; and many shall fall down slain.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And his fears will overcome him and be the cause of his downfall, and his army will come to complete destruction, and a great number will be put to the sword.

    Webster's Revision

    Yea, they that eat of his dainties shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow; and many shall fall down slain.

    World English Bible

    Yes, they who eat of his dainties shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow; and many shall fall down slain.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Yea, they that eat of his meat shall destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down slain.

    Definitions for Daniel 11:26

    Meat - Food.
    Yea - Yes; certainly.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 11:26

    Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat - This is the proof of what has been last noted, that the intrigues of Antiochus, corrupting the ministers and officers of Ptolemy, were the cause of all the disasters that felt on the Egyptian king. They that fed of the portion of his meat - who were in his confidence and pay, and possessed the secrets of the state, betrayed him; and these were the means of destroying him and his army, so that he was defeated, as was before observed.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 11:26

    Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall destroy him - They of his own family; they who are nourished at his table; they who are his cabinet counselors, and professed and confidential friends. The meaning is, that they would prove treacherous and unfaithful. This is by no means improbable. Antiochus was powerful, and had seized upon Pelusium, and upon Memphis, and upon the fairest portions of Egypt. He was also in possession of the person of the lawful king, and had a fair prospect of subduing the whole country. In these circumstances, nothing would be more natural than that the very inmates of the palace - the persons around the reigning king - should begin to doubt whether he could hold out, and should be disposed to make terms with the invader.

    And his army shall overflow - The connection here requires us to understand this of the army of the king of Egypt. The meaning seems to be, that his forces would be great, and would spread themselves out like overflowing waters, but that not withstanding this many of them would be slain.

    And many shall fall down slain - In battle. Not withstanding the army would be numerous, and would, as it were, spread over the land, still it would not be sufficient to keep out the invaders, but many of them would fall in the field. The account in 1 Macc. 1:18 is, that "Ptolemy was afraid of him (Antiochus) and fled; and many were wounded to death."

    Wesley's Notes on Daniel 11:26

    11:26 Yea - His most familiar friends and confidants; for he shall be overthrown with a great slaughter, as when the Nile overflows the country.