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Daniel 7:1-2 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Vision of the Four Beasts

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel saw a dream and visions [a]in his mind as he lay on his bed; then he wrote the dream down and related the [b]following summary of [c]it. Daniel [d]said, “I was looking in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea.


  1. Daniel 7:1 Lit of his head
  2. Daniel 7:1 Or beginning
  3. Daniel 7:1 Lit words
  4. Daniel 7:2 Lit spoke and said
New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Daniel 7:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

Daniel’s Dream of Four Beasts

In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions passed through his mind as he was lying in bed. He wrote down the substance of his dream.

Daniel said: “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me were the four winds of heaven churning up the great sea.

New International Version (NIV)

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