Daniel 7 ©
Daniel's vision of the four beasts, and of God's kingdom. The interpretation thereof.
The first was ilike a lion, and had jeagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof kwere plucked, 3and it lwas lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
And behold manother beast, a second, like to a bear, and 4it raised up itself on one side, and it had nthree ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
After this I saw in the night visions, and behold qa fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it rwas diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them sanother little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were teyes like the eyes of man, and ua mouth speaking great things.
¶I beheld till vthe thrones were wcast down, and the xAncient of days did sit, whose ygarment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: zhis throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
A afiery stream issued and came forth from before him: bthousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: cthe judgment was set, and the books were opened.
I saw in the night visions, and, behold, gone like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the hAncient of days, and ithey brought him near before him.
And there jwas given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is kan everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse 8from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
uUntil the Ancient of days came, and vjudgment was given to the saints of the most High; and wthe time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
And he shall aspeak great words against the most High, and shall bwear out the saints of the most High, and think cto change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until da time and times and the dividing of time.
And fthe kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and gall 9dominions shall serve and obey him.