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23 The heavenly being told me,

    “The fourth beast, like the other three,
        represents a fourth kingdom that will rule on earth.
    This kingdom will be different from the rest;
        it will devour the whole earth
    And crush everything beneath its feet
        and shatter it all to pieces.
24     The 10 horns are 10 kings
        that will arise from this fourth kingdom.
    After these another king will come to power
        who will be very different from the kings before him,
        seizing power until he subdues three kings.
25     This king will speak out against the Most High,
        and try to wear down His holy ones;
    He will seek to alter the sacred times and special law God gave them,
        and they will be under his control
        for time, times, and half a time.

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