Daniel 8:25 Index
"And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand."
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"...through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand."

  • Rome has been distinguished above all other powers for a policy of craft, by means of which it brought the nations under its control. This is true of both pagan and papal Rome. Thus by peace it destroyed many. (US 190)

"...he shall be broken without hands."

  • Finally, in the person of one of its governors, Rome stood up against the Prince of princes, by giving sentence of death against Jesus Christ. "But he shall be broken without hands." This parallels the prophecy of Daniel 2:34, where the stone "cut out without hands" destroys all earthly powers. (US 190-191)