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Daniel 8:9-11 Living Bible (TLB)

One of these, growing slowly at first, soon became very strong and attacked the south and east, and warred against the land of Israel.[a] 10 He fought against the people of God and defeated some of their leaders.[b] 11 He even challenged the Commander[c] of the army of heaven by canceling the daily sacrifices offered to him and by defiling his Temple.


  1. Daniel 8:9 the land of Israel, literally, “the glorious land.” Israel was attacked by Antiochus IV Epiphanes, with a further fulfillment of this prophecy indicated for the future; see vv. 17, 19, 23.
  2. Daniel 8:10 the people of God and . . . some of their leaders, literally, “host of heaven . . . the starry host”; see 8:24.
  3. Daniel 8:11 the Commander, compare Joshua 5:13-15.
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The Living Bible copyright © 1971 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.


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