This chapter is all about a prophecy that the angel Gabriel is telling Daniel. This is the breakdown of the prophecy from the amplified bible.

            The prophecy says that three more kings are going to arise in Persia, then a fourth will become much richer than all of the m and will stir up the whole empire against the realm of Greece. Then, a mighty warlike king will arise and will rule and do as he pleases.

            As soon as he (Alexander) has risen, his kingdom will be broken by his death the kingdom will be uprooted and given to his four generals. Then the king of the south (Egypt) and his prince will have great dominion. After some years the Syrian king (of the north) and the Egyptian king (of the south) will make an alliance by making the daughter of the Egyptian king marry the king of the north. However, this brother of the bride wil come against the Syrian army and will prevail. The brother will carry off to Egypt the silver, gold and false gods and idols of the Syrians and will refrain from waging war against the king of the north for some years.

            The king of the north will come into the realm of the king of the south and his sons will prepare for battle and overflow the land which will anger the king of the south who will then fight the king of the north. The king of the south will be given the multitude of the men, then will become arrogant and prideful and will cause tens of thousands of men to fall and will not prevail.

            The king of the north will again arise with a bigger army and after several years he will advance. In these times many will rise up against Egypt, violent men of your people shall try to make the prophecy come true but why will fail.

            Then the king of the north will capture a well fortified city, the south will not stand their ground. Syria will do as they please and no one will stand against them. Antiochus The Third The Great will stay for a time in the land of Israel wit h destruction in his hand. He will create terms and conditions of peace which he will put into effect by giving his daughter (Cleopatra The First). He hopes to overthrow the kingdom with his daughter but she wont stand by her fathers side. After this, Antiochus The Third The Great king of Syria will turn his attention to the islands and capture many. But the commanders of Rome will put an end to his aggression, he will then go back to his fortress, stumble and not be found.

            Then in his place, his eldest son will arise (Seleucus IV Philopator), who will send an oppressor through the Jewel of his kingdom however after just a few days he will be shattered, although not in anger or battle. And in his place in Syria will arise a person who is despicable and disliked. He will come without warning and seize the kingdom by intrigue. The forces of the invading armies of Egypt as well as the prince of the covenant will be flooded away before him.

            They will make an alliance and after he will deceitfully go and form a small force of people to gain power. In a time of peace, without warning he will go to the most richest parts of the kingdom of Egypt and will accomplish the things in which his fathers never did, he will distribute plunder and spoil and goods among them, and will devise plans against strongholds, but only for a time. Those who eat his find foods will betray him (Ptolemy VI) and his army will be taken away and many will crumble down. Both of these kings hearts will be set on doing evil. They both will lie to each other but their plans will not succeed, for the ned is yet to come at the right appointed time.

            Then Antiochus IV Epiphanes will return to his land with great treasure and his heart will be set against the holy covenant. At the time appointed by God, he will return to the south but he will not be successful like the previous times. Ships of Cyprus in Roman hands will come against him. He will be discourage and in turn will go back to Israel and carry out his rage against the holy covenant. He will show favor to the Jews who are willing to break the holy covenant with God. His armed forces will arrive in Jerusalem and will desecrate the sanctuary, the spiritual stronghold and will do away with the daily burnt offerings and instead will put up a pagan altar in the sanctuary which is the abomination of desolation. With smooth words he will try to get Gods people to turn away from God and turn to him, but the ones who truly know Gods word and are spiritually mature will resist. Those who are wise will help others to see the truth and guide them to Gods word, yet for many days some of them and their followers will fall by the sword and by flame, by captivity and by plunder. When they fall they will receive a little help and many will join with them in hypocrisy.

            Some of those who are spiritually wise and have insight will fall as martyrs in order to refine, purge, and make those among Gods people purge until the end time because it is yet that time appointed by God.

            Then the king (the antichrist) will do as he pleases. he will exalt himself and magnify himself above God and will say disgusting things against the God of gods and will prosper until the indignation is finished. For that which is determined by God will be done. In that time he will have no regard for the gods of his fathers or for the desire of women. He will magnify himself above them all, he will honor a god of fortresses with gold and silver, with precious stones and expensive things. He will give great honor to those who acknowledge him and will cause them to rule over the many and will parcel out land for a price. At the end time the king of the south will push and attack him (the antichrist) and the king the north will come against him with chariots and horsemen and with many ships coming through many countries and overwhelming them. He shall enter Israel, many countries will fall but these will be rescued out of his hand: Edom, Maob, and the foremost (core) of the people, Ammon.

            Then he will stretch out many countries, Egypt will not be among the ones which escape. He will rule over gold and silver of Egypt, and the Libyan and the Ethiopians will follow in his footsteps. But rumors from the east and the north will disturb him and cause him t o set out with great fury to destroy and annihilate many. He will put his tents between the seas and the Holy Mountain of Zion; yet he will come to his end with not one to help him in his final battle with God