Ja, like til hærens fyrste hevet det sig; det tok fra ham det stadige offer, og hans helligdoms bolig blev omstyrtet.
67. The interpretation is as follows:
The ram that had two tall horns, the taller of which rose up behind [the other], means people devoted to a faith prompted by caring.
With its horn the ram pushed westward, northward, and southward means the scattering of what is evil and false.
Its becoming enormous means growth.
The goat that came from the west across the surface of the whole earth means people devoted to a faith divorced from caring and their invasion of the church (the west is the evil of the earthly self).
Its having a horn between its eyes means intellectual pride.
Its charging at the ram in the fury of its strength means a violent attack against caring and its faith.
Its breaking the ram’s two horns and casting the ram to the ground and trampling it means its complete scattering of both caring and faith, since scattering either one is scattering the other—they make a single entity.
The large horn of the goat being broken means the end of the illusion of intellectual pride.
The four horns springing up in its place means using the literal meaning of the Word for support.
A little horn coming out of one of them means the claim that no one can fulfill the law or do any good on his or her own.
Its growing tremendously toward the south, toward the dawn, and toward the glory means a consequent rebelliousness throughout the whole church.
Doing this even to the host of the heavens, and casting down some of the host and some of the stars and trampling them means in this way destroying all awareness of what is good and true, the very substance of caring and faith.
Even exalting itself toward the Leader of the Host, taking the daily offerings away from him and casting down the dwelling place of his sanctuary means that this entailed the ravaging of every aspect of the worship of the Lord and every aspect of his church.
Casting truth to the ground means the distortion of the truth of the Word.
Until the evening [and] the morning: then the holy place will be set right means the end of that church and the beginning of a new one.
(Odkazy: Daniel 8:2-14)