Daniel's Vision of the Four Beasts

Daniel 7

1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, a Daniel 1 had a dream and b visions of his head while on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream, telling 2 the main facts. 2 Daniel spoke, saying, "I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea. 3 "And four great beasts c came up from the sea, each different from the other. 4 "The first was d like a lion, and had eagle's wings. I watched till its wings were plucked off; and it was lifted up from the earth and made to stand on two feet like a man, and a e man's heart was given to it. 5 f "And suddenly another beast, a second, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. And they said thus to it: 'Arise, devour much flesh!' 6 "After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had g four heads, and dominion was given to it. 7 "After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, h a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, i and it had ten horns. 8 "I was considering the horns, and j there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes k of a man, l and a mouth speaking 3 pompous words.

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