19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
19 After this, he will turn back toward the fortresses of his own country but will stumble and fall, to be seen no more.
19 Then he shall turn his face back toward the fortresses of his own land, but he shall stumble and fall, and shall not be found.
19 He'll go back home and tend to his own military affairs. But by then he'll be washed up and soon will be heard of no more.
19 Then he shall turn his face toward the fortress of his own land; but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
19 He will take refuge in his own fortresses but will stumble and fall and be seen no more.
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Daniel 11:19
Commentary on Daniel 11:1-30
(Read Daniel 11:1-30)
The angel shows Daniel the succession of the Persian and Grecian empires. The kings of Egypt and Syria are noticed: Judea was between their dominions, and affected by their contests. From verse 21, to relate to Antiochus Epiphanes, who was a cruel and violent persecutor of the Jews. See what decaying, perishing things worldly pomp and possessions are, and the power by which they are gotten. God, in his providence, sets up one, and pulls down another, as he pleases. This world is full of wars and fightings, which come from men's lusts. All changes and revolutions of states and kingdoms, and every event, are plainly and perfectly foreseen by God. No word of God shall fall to the ground; but what he has designed, what he has declared, shall infallibly come to pass. While the potsherds of the earth strive with each other, they prevail and are prevailed against, deceive and are deceived; but those who know God will trust in him, and he will enable them to stand their ground, bear their cross, and maintain their conflict.