22. Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.
22. Et confractum est, et extiterunt quatuor, cornua scilicet, loco ejus: quatuor regna a gente exsurgent, vel, existent, et non pro fortitudine illius.
23. And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
23. Et in fine regni illorum, ubi perfecti fuerint scelerati, existet rex praefractus facie, et intelligens aenigmata.
Hence Luther, indulging his thoughts too freely, refers this passage to the masks of Antichrist, but we shall trace this point afterwards.