43. But he shall have power over the treasures of gold and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
43. Et dominabitur thesauris auri, et argenti, et omnibus desiderabilibus 1 AEgypti, et Lybiae, et Aethiopiae ingressibus suis.
I have previously stated that though the language applies to a single king, yet a kingdom is to be understood, and our former observations are here confirmed. Although many nations should endeavor to resist the Romans, they should yet be completely victorious, and finally acquire immense booty. Their avarice and covetousness were perfectly astonishing; for he says,
1 That is, over all precious things. -- Calvin.