“Next they brought forward the fifth son. They maltreated him. But he looked at the king, and said.
‘Because you have authority among mortals.
Even though you are mortal,
You do what you please.
But do not think that God has forsaken our people.
See how his mighty power will torture you and your descendants!’”
This 5th son turned the tables on the king. He warned the king and his descendents on what was to come of them. They would suffer. King Antiochus IV and his young son King Antiochus V would die suffering and young. He reminded them that God had not forsaken this people. Do what you want now, but the time is coming when they will suffer, which they did.