8. And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods, with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north.
The angel explains more fully what he had already stated briefly, namely, Ptolemy should be the conqueror, and spoil the whole of Syria almost according to his pleasure. Profane writers also shew us the great number of images which were taken away, and how Egypt recovered its gods of silver and gold which it had lost a long time ago. Thus the event proved the truth of the angel's prophecy. The particle
1 That is, with desirable vessels, as I formerly stated on this word.-Calvin,
2 Or, they shall lead captive into Egypt their gods, together with their images and their desirable vessels of silver and gold. -- Calvin.
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