23 “Thus he said:

‘The fourth beast shall be
(A)A fourth kingdom on earth,
Which shall be different from all other kingdoms,
And shall devour the whole earth,
Trample it and break it in pieces.
24 (B)The ten horns are ten kings
Who shall arise from this kingdom.
And another shall rise after them;
He shall be different from the first ones,
And shall subdue three kings.
25 (C)He shall speak pompous words against the Most High,
Shall (D)persecute[a] the saints of the Most High,
And shall (E)intend to change times and law.
Then (F)the saints shall be given into his hand
(G)For a time and times and half a time.

26 ‘But(H) the court shall be seated,
And they shall (I)take away his dominion,
To consume and destroy it forever.
27 Then the (J)kingdom and dominion,
And the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven,
Shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High.
(K)His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom,
(L)And all dominions shall serve and obey Him.’

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 7:25 Lit. wear out