They shall place there the abomination, etc... The idol of Jupiter Olympius, which Antiochus ordered to be set up in the sanctuary of the temple: which is here called the sanctuary of strength, from the Almighty that was worshipped there.
11:32. And such as deal wickedly against the covenant shall deceitfully dissemble: but the people that know their God shall prevail and succeed.
11:33. And they that are learned among the people shall teach many: and they shall fall by the sword, and by fire, and by captivity, and by spoil for many days.
11:34. And when they shall have fallen, they shall be relieved with a small help: and many shall be joined to them deceitfully.
11:35. And some of thelearned shall fall, that they may be tried, and may be chosen, and made white, even to the appointed time: because yet there shall be another time.
11:36. And the king shall do according to his will, and he shall be lifted up, and shall magnify himself against every god: and he shall speak great things against the God of gods, and shall prosper, till the wrath be accomplished. For the determination is made.
11:37. And he shall make no account of the God of his fathers: and he shall follow the lust of women, and he shall not regard any gods: for he shall rise up against all things.
11:38. But he shall worship the god Maozim, in his place: and a god whom his fathers knew not, he shall worship with gold, and silver, and precious stones, and things of great price.
The god Maozim... That is, the god of forces or strong holds.
11:39. And he shall do this to fortify Maozim with a strange god, whom he hath acknowledged, and he shall increase glory, and shall give them power over many, and shall divide the land gratis.
And he shall increase glory, etc... He shall bestow honours, riches and lands, upon them that shall worship his god.
11:40. And at the time prefixed the king of the south shall fight against him, and the king of the north shall come against him like a tempest, with chariots, andwith horsemen, and with a great navy, and he shall enter into the countries, and shall destroy, and pass through.
11:41. And he shal enter into the glorious land, ansd many shall fall: and these only shakll be saved out of his hand, Edom, and Moab, and the principality of the children of Ammon.
11:42. And he shall lay his hand upon the lands: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
11:43. And he shall have power over the treasures of gold, and of silver, and all the precious things of Egypt: and he shall pass through Lybia, and Ethiopia.
11:44. And tidings out of the east, and out of the north, shall trouble him: and he shall come with a great multitude to destroy and slay many.
11:45. And he shall fix his tabernacle, Apadno, between the seas, upon a glorious and holy mountain: and he shall come even to the top thereof, and none shall help him.
Apadno... Some take it for the proper name of a place: others, from the Hebrew, translate it his palace.
Daniel Chapter 12
Michael shall stand up for the people of God: with other things relating to Antichrist, and the end of the world.
12:1. But at that time shall Michael rise up, the great prince, who standeth for the children of thy people: and a time shall come, such as never was from the time that nations began, even until that time. And at that time shall thy people be saved, every one that shall be found written in the book.
12:2. And many of those that sleep in the dust of the earth, shall awake: some unto life everlasting, and others unto reproach, to see it always.
12:3. But they that are learned, shall shine as the brightness of the firmament: and they that instruct many to justice, as stars for all eternity.
Learned... Viz., in the law of God and true wisdom, which consists in knowing and loving God.
12:4. But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time appointed: many shall pass over, and knowledge shall be manifold.
12:5. And I, Daniel, looked, and behold as it were two others stood: one on this side upon the bank of the river, and another on that side, on the other bank of the river.
12:6. And I said to the man that was clothed in linen, that stood upon the waters of the river: How long shall it be to the end of these wonders?
12:7. And I heard the man that was clothed in linen, that stood upon the waters of the river, when he had lifted up his right hand, and his left hand to heaven, and had sworn by him that liveth for ever, that it should be unto a time, and times, and half a time. And when the scattering of the band of the holy people shall be accomplished, all these things shall be finished.
12:8. And I heard, and understood not. And I said: O my lord, what shall be after these things?
12:9. And he said: Go, Daniel, because the words are shut up, and sealed until the appointed time.
12:10. Many shall be chosen, and made white, and shall be tried as fire: and the wicked shall deal wickedly, and none of the wicked shall understand, but the learned shall understand.
12:11. And from the time when the continual sacrifice shall be taken away, and the abomination unto desolation shall be set up, there shall be a thousand two hundred ninety days.
12:12. Blessed is he that waitedth, and cometh unto a thousand three hundred thirty-five days.
12:13. But go thou thy ways until the time appointed: and thou shalt rest, and stand in thy lot unto the end of the days.
Daniel Chapter 13
The history of Susanna and the two elders.
This history of Susanna, in all the ancient Greek and Latin Bibles, was placed in the beginning of the book of Daniel: till St. Jerome, in his translation, detached it from thence; because he did not find it in the Hebrew: which is also the case of the history of Bel and the Dragon. But both the one and the other are received by the Catholic Church: and were from the very beginning a part of the Christian Bible.
13:1. Now there was a man that dwelt in Babylon, and his name was Joakim:
13:2. And he took a wife, whose name was Susanna, the daughter of Helcias, a bery beautiful woman, and one that feared God.
13:3. For her parents being just, had instructed their daughter according to the law of Moses.
13:4. Now Joakim was very rich, and had an orchard near his house: and the Jews resorted to him, because he was the most honourable of them all.
13:5. And there were two of the ancients of the people appointed judges that year, of whom the Lord said: That iniquity came out from Babylon, from the ancient judges, that seemed to govern the people.
13:6. These men frequented the house of Joakim, and all that hand any maters of judgment came to them.
13:7. And when the people departed away at noon, Susanna went in, and walked in her husband's orchard.
13:8. And the old men saw her going in every day, and walking: and they were inflamed with lust towards her:
13:9. And they perverted their own mind, and turned away their eyes, that they might not look unto heaven, nor remember just judgments.
13:10. So they were both wounded with the love of her, yet they did not make known their grief one to the other.
13:11. For they were ashamed to declare to one another their lust, being desirous to have to do with her:
13:12. And they watched carefully every day to see her. And one said to the other:
13:13. Let us now go home, for it is dinner time. So going out, they departed one from another.