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Daniel 11:29

    Daniel 11:29 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    At the time appointed he shall return, and come toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    At the time appointed he shall return, and come into the south; but it shall not be in the latter time as it was in the former.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    At the time fixed he will come back and come into the south; but in the later time it will not be as it was before.

    Webster's Revision

    At the time appointed he shall return, and come into the south; but it shall not be in the latter time as it was in the former.

    World English Bible

    At the time appointed he shall return, and come into the south; but it shall not be in the latter time as it was in the former.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    At the time appointed he shall return, and come into the south; but it shall not be in the latter time as it was in the former.

    Definitions for Daniel 11:29

    Latter - Last.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 11:29

    At the time appointed he shall return - Finding that his treachery was detected, and that the two brothers had united their counsel and strength for their mutual support, he threw off the mask; and having collected a great army early in the spring, he passed through Coelesyria; entered Egypt; and the inhabitants of Memphis having submitted to him, he came by easy marches to Alexandria. But, says the prophet, "it shall not be as the former or as the latter:" he had not the same success as the former, when he overthrew the Egyptian army at Pelusium; nor as the latter, when he took Memphis, and subdued all Egypt, except Alexandria. See the reason.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 11:29

    At the time appointed - In the purposes of God. See the notes at Daniel 11:27. That is, at the time when God shall design to accomplish his own purposes in regard to him. The idea is, that there was a definite period in the Divine Mind in which all this was to be done, and that when this should occur Antiochus would return again to invade Egypt.

    He shall return, and come toward the south - With an intention of invading Egypt. The occasion of this invasion was, that after the departure of Antiochus, leaving Ptolemy in possession of Egypt, or having professedly given up the kingdom to him, Ptolemy suspected the designs of Antiochus, and came to an agreement with his brother Physcon, that they should share the government between them, and resist Antiochus with their united power. To do this, they hired mercenary troops from Greece. Antiochus, learning this, openly threw off the mask, and prepared to invade Egypt again, 167 b.c. He sent his fleet to Cyprus to secure possession of that island, and led his army toward Egypt to subdue the two brothers, designing to annex the whole country to his dominions.

    But it shall not be as the former, or as the latter - At the first invasion or the second. In these he was successful; in this he would not be. The reason of his want of success is stated in the following verse - that by the aid which the two brothers had obtained from abroad, as expressed in the next verse, they would be able to oppose him.

    Wesley's Notes on Daniel 11:29

    11:29 Toward the south - Egypt, to fight against Ptolemy. But - This shall not be so prosperous as the two former expeditions, but shall fail both of his victory and booty.