Confirm - a. Strong's Con. OT#1396 / gâbar, gaw-bar'; a primitive root; to be strong; by implication, to prevail, act insolently:—exceed, confirm, be great, be mighty, prevail, put to more (strength), strengthen, be stronger, be valiant. b. The KJV translates Strong's H1396 in the following manner: prevail (14x), strengthen (3x), great (2x), confirm (1x), exceeded (1x), mighty (1x), put (1x), stronger (1x), valiant (1x). c. Gesenius' Hebrew-Chaldee Lexicon [?] [H1396] - To be strong. To prevail. d. Some modern translations say "he shall MAKE A COVENANT" which the Hebrew word does not say that. (1) This is changing to meaning of the Hebrew text (2) This is done because the translator (editorial committee) is allowing their doctrinal beliefs influence their translation (3) They think that the "he" is the antichrist who makes a covenant with the Jews for seven years (a) There is no scripture to establish this (b) There is "a coming against the covenant" (Dan.11) (c) There is nothing in the Book of Revelation about a covenant with the Jews (4) This "covenant" (supposedly) allows them to rebuild their Temple that was destroyed 70 AD which will allow them (the Jews) to offer animal sacrifices again after the Cross. (5) Then the antichrist will change his mind in the middle of the seven year covenant and take over the rebuilt Temple take away the daily sacrifice.