A.(35) And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end: because it is yet for a time appointed.
B.(36) And the king shall do according to his will;
C. and he shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god,
D. and shall speak marvellous things against the God of gods,
E. and shall prosper till the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be done.
D’.(37) Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the desire of women, nor regard any god:
C’. for he shall magnify himself above all.
B’.(38) But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces: and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things. (39) Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
A’.(40) And at the time of the end shall the king of the south push at him: