11:3 Then a powerful king 5 will arise, exercising great authority and doing as he pleases. 11:4 Shortly after his rise to power, 6 his kingdom will be broken up and distributed toward the four winds of the sky 7 – but not to his posterity or with the authority he exercised, for his kingdom will be uprooted and distributed to others besides these.
2 tn Aram “and behold, another one.”
3 tn Or “sides.”
5 sn The powerful king mentioned here is Alexander the Great (ca. 336-323
6 tn Heb “and when he stands.”
7 tn Or “the heavens.” The Hebrew term שָׁמַיִם (shamayim) may be translated “heavens” or “sky” depending on the context.