“After this I saw in the night visions, and behold, (A)a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, exceedingly strong. It had huge iron teeth; it was devouring, breaking in pieces, and trampling the residue with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that were before it, (B)and it had ten horns. I was considering the horns, and (C)there was another horn, a little one, coming up among them, before whom three of the first horns were plucked out by the roots. And there, in this horn, were eyes like the eyes (D)of a man, (E)and a mouth speaking [a]pompous words.

Vision of the Ancient of Days

“I(F) watched till thrones were [b]put in place,
And (G)the Ancient of Days was seated;
(H)His garment was white as snow,
And the hair of His head was like pure wool.
His throne was a fiery flame,
(I)Its wheels a burning fire;
10 (J)A fiery stream issued
And came forth from before Him.
(K)A thousand thousands ministered to Him;
Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
(L)The [c]court was seated,
And the books were opened.

11 “I watched then because of the sound of the [d]pompous words which the horn was speaking; (M)I watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.

13 “I was watching in the night visions,
And behold, (N)One like the Son of Man,
Coming with the clouds of heaven!
He came to the Ancient of Days,
And they brought Him near before Him.
14 (O)Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom,
That all (P)peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him.
His dominion is (Q)an everlasting dominion,
Which shall not pass away,
And His kingdom the one
Which shall not be destroyed.

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  1. Daniel 7:8 Lit. great things
  2. Daniel 7:9 Or set up
  3. Daniel 7:10 Or judgment
  4. Daniel 7:11 Lit. great

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