Daniel's vision of four world kingdoms


Dan. 7:1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon

[1] Daniel had

[a.] a dream and

[b.] visions of his head

[11.[ upon his bed:

[2] then he wrote the dream, [and]

[3] told the sum of the matters.


7:2 Daniel spake and said,

[1] I saw in my vision by night, and,

[2] behold, the four winds [wars, strife, and judgments from God, (D-864)] of the heaven

[a.] strove upon the great sea [peoples]

7:3 And

[3] four great beasts [kingdoms and their rulers]

[a.] came up from the sea [four kingdoms from diverse peoples (vs. 2, Rev. 13:1; c/p. Dan. 7:17; Rev. 17:15)],

[11.] diverse one from another.




7:4 [1] The first [was] like a lion, and

[a.] had eagle's wings:

[11.] I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and

[b.] it was

[11.] lifted up from the earth, and

[12.] made stand upon the feet

[aa.] as a man, and

[c.] a man's heart was given to it [King Nebuchadnezzar] .




7:5 And

[2] behold another beast, a second,

[a.] like to a bear, and

[11.] it raised up itself on one side, and

[12.] [it had] three ribs in the mouth of it

[aa.] between the teeth of it: and

[bb.] they said [the 3 ribs said] thus unto it,

[11.] Arise, devour much flesh.




7:6 After this

[3] I beheld, and lo another [beast],

[a.] like a leopard, which had upon the back of it

[11.] four wings of a fowl;

[b.] the beast had also four heads [the four generals of Alexander the Great]; and

[11.] dominion was given to it.




7:7 After this

[4] I saw in the night visions, and

[a.] behold a fourth beast,

[11.] dreadful and

[12.] terrible, and

[13.] strong exceedingly; and

[14.] it had great iron teeth:

[15.] it devoured and

[16.] [it] brake in pieces, and

[17.] [it] stamped the residue

[aa.] with the feet of it: and

[18.] it [was] diverse from all the beasts that [were] before it; and

[19.] it had ten horns.


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