Daniel 11:34 Index
"Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries."
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"...they shall be holpen with a little help..."

  • Although in His wisdom God has not always seen fit to deliver His saints from death, every martyr for Him as had the opportunity to know that his life was "hid with Christ in God" (Colossians 3:3). (4BC 874)
  • Throughout the bitter days of apostasy and persecution described in Daniel 11:33, God repeatedly sent His sorely pressed people "a little help" in the person of leaders who spoke forth in the darkness, calling for a return to the principles of Scripture. Among such were the Waldensian ministers of the 12th century onward, John Wycliffe of England in the 14th century, and John Huss and Jerome of Prague in the 15th century. In the 16th century the tremendous upheaval in the political, economic, social, and religious life of Europe, which in its spiritual phase made possible the Protestant Reformation, opened the way for many more voices to be added to the faithful one heard during previous generations. (4BC 874)
  • In Revelation 12, where this same papal persecution is brought to view, we read that the earth helped the woman by opening her mouth and swallowing up the flood which the dragon cast out after her. The Protestant Reformation led by Martin Luther and his co-workers furnished the help here foretold. The German states espoused the Protestant cause, protected the reformers, and restrained the work of persecution carried on by the papal church. (US 279)

"...but many shall cleave to them with flatteries."

  • But when the Protestants were helped, and when their cause began to be popular, many were to cleave unto them with flatteries, or embrace the faith from unworthy motives. (US 279)