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Daniel 8:6

    Daniel 8:6 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran to him in the fury of his power.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And he came to the ram that had the two horns, which I saw standing before the river, and ran upon him in the fury of his power.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he came to the two-horned sheep which I saw before the stream, rushing at him in the heat of his power.

    Webster's Revision

    And he came to the ram that had the two horns, which I saw standing before the river, and ran upon him in the fury of his power.

    World English Bible

    He came to the ram that had the two horns, which I saw standing before the river, and ran on him in the fury of his power.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And he came to the ram that had the two horns, which I saw standing before the river, and ran upon him in the fury of his power.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 8:6

    And he came to the ram - This and the following verse give an account of the overthrow of the Persian empire by Alexander.

    And ran unto him in the fury of his power - The conflicts between the Greeks and the Persians were excessively severe. Alexander first vanquished the generals of Darius, at the river Granicus, in Phrygia; he next attacked and totally routed Darius, at the straits of Issus, in Cilicia; and afterwards at the plains of Arbela, in Assyria. One can hardly read these words, says Bp. Newton, "the ram - which I had seen standing by the river, ran unto him in the fury of his power," without having the image of Darius' army standing and guarding the river Granicus and of Alexander on the other side, with his forces plunging in swimming across the stream, and rushing on the enemy, with all the fire and fury that can be conceived.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 8:6

    And he came to the ram ... - Representing the Medo-Persian power.

    And ran unto him in the fury of his power - Representing the fierceness and fury with which Alexander attacked the Persians at the Granicus, at Issus, and at Arbela, with which he invaded and overthrew them in their own country. Nothing would better express this than to say that it was done in "the fury of power."

    Wesley's Notes on Daniel 8:6

    8:6 The ram - The king of Media and Persia.