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Daniel 11:34

    Daniel 11:34 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help: but many shall join to them with flatteries.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but many shall join themselves unto them with flatteries.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now at the time of their downfall they will have a little help, but numbers will be joined to them in the town, and in their separate heritages.

    Webster's Revision

    Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but many shall join themselves unto them with flatteries.

    World English Bible

    Now when they shall fall, they shall be helped with a little help; but many shall join themselves to them with flatteries.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall join themselves unto them with flatteries.

    Definitions for Daniel 11:34

    Holpen - Helped.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 11:34

    Now when they shall fall - When the storm of the tenth persecution under Diocletian, which lasted ten years, fell upon them, they were sorely oppressed.

    They shall be holpen with a little help - By Constantine; who, while he removed all persecution, and promoted the temporal prosperity of the Christian Church, yet added little to its spiritual perfection and strength. For many, now seeing the Christians in prosperity: -

    Cleave to them with flatteries - Became Christians Because the Emperor was such.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 11:34

    Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help - By small accessions to their forces. The armies of the Maccabees were never "very" numerous; but the idea here is, that when they should be persecuted, there would be accessions to their forces, so that they would be able to prosecute the war. At first the numbers were very few who took up arms, and undertook to defend the institutions of religion, but their numbers increased until they were finally victorious. Those who first banded together, when the calamities came upon the nation, were Mattathias and his few followers, and this is the little help that is here referred to. See 1 Macc. 2.

    But many shall cleave to them - As was the case under Judas Maccabeus, when the forces were so far increased as to be able to contend successfully with Antiochus.

    With flatteries - Perhaps with flattering hopes of spoil or honor; that is, that they would not unite sincerely with the defenders of the true religion, but would be actuated by prospect of plunder or reward. For the meaning of the word, see the notes at Daniel 11:21. The sense here is not that Judas would flatter them, or would secure their cooperation by flatteries, but that this would be what they would propose to their own minds, and what would influence them. Compare 1 Macc. 5:55-57: "Now what time as Judas and Jonathan were in the land of Galaad, and Simon his brother in Galilee before Ptolemais, Joseph the son of Zacharias, and Azarias, captains of the garrisons, heard of the valiant acts and warlike deeds which they had done. Wherefore they said, Let us also get us a name, and go fight against the pagan round about us." Compare 2 Macc. 12:40; 13:21. There can be no doubt that many might join them from these motives. Such an event would be likely to occur anywhere, when one was successful, and where there was a prospect of spoils or of fame in uniting with a victorious leader of an amy.