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Daniel 11:32

    Daniel 11:32 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he pervert by flatteries; but the people that know their God shall be strong, and do exploits .

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And those who do evil against the agreement will be turned to sin by his fair words: but the people who have knowledge of their God will be strong and do well.

    Webster's Revision

    And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he pervert by flatteries; but the people that know their God shall be strong, and do exploits .

    World English Bible

    Such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he pervert by flatteries; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and do [exploits].

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he pervert by flatteries: but the people that know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 11:32

    Such as do wickedly against the covenant - This if understood of the Christian Jews, for the New had now succeeded to the Old, the whole of the Jewish ritual having been abolished, and Jerusalem filled with heathen temples. And he - the Roman power, did all he could by flatteries, as well as threats, to corrupt the Christians, and cause them to sacrifice to the statues of the emperors.

    But the people that do know their God - The genuine Christians.

    Shall be strong - Shall be strengthened by his grace and Spirit.

    And do exploits - Continue steadfast in all temptations, hold fast their faith, and enjoy a good conscience.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 11:32

    And such as do wickedly against the covenant - That is, among the Jews. They who apostatized, and who became willing to receive the religion of foreigners. There "was" such a party in Jerusalem, and it was numerous. See Jahn, "Heb. Commonwealth," pp. 258, 259. Compare 1 Macc. 1:52: "Then many of the people were gathered unto them, to wit, every one that forsook the law; and so they committed evils in the land."

    Shall he corrupt by flatteries - By flattering promises of his favor, of office, of national prosperity .... See the notes at Daniel 11:21. The margin is, "or, cause to dissemble." The meaning of the Hebrew word חנף chânêph is, rather, "to profane, to pollute, to defile;" and the idea here is, that he would cause them to become defiled; that is, that he would seduce them to impiety and apostasy.

    But the people that do know their God - They who adhere to the service and worship of the true God, and who are incapable of being seduced to apostasy and sin. The reference here is, undoubtedly, to Judas Maccabeus and his followers - a full account of whose doings is to be found in the books of the Maccabees. See also Prideaux, "Con." iii. 245, following, and Jahn, "Heb. Commonwealth," pp. 268, following.

    Shall be, strong - Shall evince great valor, and shall show great vigour in opposing him.

    And do exploits - The word "exploits," as in Daniel 11:28, is supplied by the translators, but not improperly. The meaning is, that they would show great prowess, and perform illustrious deeds in battle. See Prideaux, "Con." iii. pp. 262, 263.