Daniel 8:12

“And an host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And an hoste was giuen him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast downe the trueth to the ground, and it practised, and prospered.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And on account of transgression the host will be given over {to the horn} along with the regular sacrifice; and it will fling truth to the ground and perform {its will} and prosper.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And the host was given over `to it' together with the continual `burnt-offering' through transgression; and it cast down truth to the ground, and it did `its pleasure' and prospered.
- American Standard Version (1901)

... against the regular burned offering; and ... crushed down to the earth, and it did its pleasure and things went well for it.
- Basic English Bible

And a time of trial was appointed unto the continual [sacrifice] by reason of transgression.) And it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised and prospered.
- Darby Bible

And a host was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practiced, and prospered.
- Webster's Bible

The army was given over [to it] together with the continual [burnt offering] through disobedience; and it cast down truth to the ground, and it did [its pleasure] and prospered.
- World English Bible

And the host is given up, with the continual [sacrifice], through transgression, and it throweth down truth to the earth, and it hath worked, and prospered.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the host was given over to it together with the continual burnt-offering through transgression; and it cast down truth to the ground, and it wrought, and prospered.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 8:12


8:12 By reason of transgression - Both the transgression of the priests, and of the people.


Discussion for Daniel 8:12

  • This evil Antiochus was given an Army of God 's own people to fight against God! Satan gave him this army because God 's people sinned. see 2nd Thessalonians 2, this same event is called "A great falling away " in the Greek. That is another way of saying they were "casting truth to the ground, " or destroying the faith of God 's people.
  • Gloria R. McKinnon for verse 12
    What does TRUTH mean in this context? To me TRUTH is Christ Jesus. Thanks, Gloria

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