“As I looked,

“thrones were set in place,
    and the Ancient of Days(A) took his seat.(B)
His clothing was as white as snow;(C)
    the hair of his head was white like wool.(D)
His throne was flaming with fire,
    and its wheels(E) were all ablaze.

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14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire.(A)

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His clothes became dazzling white,(A) whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them.

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22 until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the holy people of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.(A)

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13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man,[a](A) coming(B) with the clouds of heaven.(C) He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 7:13 The Aramaic phrase bar enash means human being. The phrase son of man is retained here because of its use in the New Testament as a title of Jesus, probably based largely on this verse.

There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.

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“But you, Bethlehem(A) Ephrathah,(B)
    though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah,
out of you will come for me
    one who will be ruler(C) over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,(D)
    from ancient times.”(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 5:2 Or rulers

18 so that you may eat the flesh of kings, generals, and the mighty, of horses and their riders, and the flesh of all people,(A) free and slave,(B) great and small.”(C)

19 Then I saw the beast(D) and the kings of the earth(E) and their armies gathered together to wage war against the rider on the horse(F) and his army. 20 But the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet(G) who had performed the signs(H) on its behalf.(I) With these signs he had deluded(J) those who had received the mark of the beast(K) and worshiped its image.(L) The two of them were thrown alive into the fiery lake(M) of burning sulfur.(N) 21 The rest were killed with the sword(O) coming out of the mouth of the rider on the horse,(P) and all the birds(Q) gorged themselves on their flesh.

The Thousand Years

20 And I saw an angel coming down out of heaven,(R) having the key(S) to the Abyss(T) and holding in his hand a great chain. He seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil, or Satan,(U) and bound him for a thousand years.(V) He threw him into the Abyss,(W) and locked and sealed(X) it over him, to keep him from deceiving the nations(Y) anymore until the thousand years were ended. After that, he must be set free for a short time.

I saw thrones(Z) on which were seated those who had been given authority to judge.(AA) And I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded(AB) because of their testimony about Jesus(AC) and because of the word of God.(AD) They[a] had not worshiped the beast(AE) or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands.(AF) They came to life and reigned(AG) with Christ a thousand years.

Footnotes

  1. Revelation 20:4 Or God; I also saw those who

By the same word the present heavens and earth are reserved for fire,(A) being kept for the day of judgment(B) and destruction of the ungodly.

But do not forget this one thing, dear friends: With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years are like a day.(C) The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise,(D) as some understand slowness. Instead he is patient(E) with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.(F)

10 But the day of the Lord will come like a thief.(G) The heavens will disappear with a roar;(H) the elements will be destroyed by fire,(I) and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare.[a](J)

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  1. 2 Peter 3:10 Some manuscripts be burned up

16 who alone is immortal(A) and who lives in unapproachable light,(B) whom no one has seen or can see.(C) To him be honor and might forever. Amen.(D)

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and give relief to you who are troubled, and to us as well. This will happen when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven(A) in blazing fire(B) with his powerful angels.(C) He will punish(D) those who do not know God(E) and do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.(F)

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and be found in him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law,(A) but that which is through faith in[a] Christ—the righteousness(B) that comes from God on the basis of faith.(C)

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  1. Philippians 3:9 Or through the faithfulness of

33 Exalted(A) to the right hand of God,(B) he has received from the Father(C) the promised Holy Spirit(D) and has poured out(E) what you now see and hear.

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30 But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne.(A)

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Habakkuk’s Second Complaint

12 Lord, are you not from everlasting?(A)
    My God, my Holy One,(B) you[a] will never die.(C)
You, Lord, have appointed(D) them to execute judgment;
    you, my Rock,(E) have ordained them to punish.

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  1. Habakkuk 1:12 An ancient Hebrew scribal tradition; Masoretic Text we

44 “In the time of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, nor will it be left to another people. It will crush(A) all those kingdoms(B) and bring them to an end, but it will itself endure forever.(C) 45 This is the meaning of the vision of the rock(D) cut out of a mountain, but not by human hands(E)—a rock that broke the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold to pieces.

“The great God has shown the king what will take place in the future.(F) The dream is true(G) and its interpretation is trustworthy.”

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34 While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands.(A) It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed(B) them.(C) 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were all broken to pieces and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away(D) without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain(E) and filled the whole earth.(F)

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The Lord said to the man clothed in linen,(A) “Go in among the wheels(B) beneath the cherubim. Fill(C) your hands with burning coals(D) from among the cherubim and scatter them over the city.” And as I watched, he went in.

Now the cherubim were standing on the south side of the temple when the man went in, and a cloud filled the inner court. Then the glory of the Lord(E) rose from above the cherubim and moved to the threshold of the temple. The cloud filled the temple, and the court was full of the radiance of the glory of the Lord. The sound of the wings of the cherubim could be heard as far away as the outer court, like the voice(F) of God Almighty[a] when he speaks.(G)

When the Lord commanded the man in linen, “Take fire from among the wheels,(H) from among the cherubim,” the man went in and stood beside a wheel. Then one of the cherubim reached out his hand to the fire(I) that was among them. He took up some of it and put it into the hands of the man in linen, who took it and went out.

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  1. Ezekiel 10:5 Hebrew El-Shaddai

13 The appearance of the living creatures was like burning coals(A) of fire or like torches. Fire moved back and forth among the creatures; it was bright, and lightning(B) flashed out of it. 14 The creatures sped back and forth like flashes of lightning.(C)

15 As I looked at the living creatures,(D) I saw a wheel(E) on the ground beside each creature with its four faces. 16 This was the appearance and structure of the wheels: They sparkled like topaz,(F) and all four looked alike. Each appeared to be made like a wheel intersecting a wheel. 17 As they moved, they would go in any one of the four directions the creatures faced; the wheels did not change direction(G) as the creatures went. 18 Their rims were high and awesome, and all four rims were full of eyes(H) all around.

19 When the living creatures moved, the wheels beside them moved; and when the living creatures rose from the ground, the wheels also rose. 20 Wherever the spirit would go, they would go,(I) and the wheels would rise along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels. 21 When the creatures moved, they also moved; when the creatures stood still, they also stood still; and when the creatures rose from the ground, the wheels rose along with them, because the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.(J)

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24 So I said:
“Do not take me away, my God, in the midst of my days;
    your years go on(A) through all generations.
25 In the beginning(B) you laid the foundations of the earth,
    and the heavens(C) are the work of your hands.(D)

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