until the Ancient of Days came and pronounced judgment in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came when they possessed the kingdom.123
"He gave me this explanation: 'The fourth beast is a fourth kingdom that will appear on earth. It will be different from all the other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth, trampling it down and crushing it.224
The ten horns3 are ten kings who will come from this kingdom. After them another king will arise, different from the earlier ones; he will subdue three kings.
He will speak against the Most High4 and oppress his saints5 and try to change the set times6 and the laws. The saints will be handed over to him for a time, times and half a time.a726
" 'But the court will sit, and his power will be taken away and completely destroyed8 forever.
Then the sovereignty, power and greatness of the kingdoms9 under the whole heaven will be handed over to the saints,10 the people of the Most High.11 His kingdom will be an everlasting12 kingdom, and all rulers will worship13 and obey him.'
"This is the end of the matter. I, Daniel, was deeply troubled14 by my thoughts,15 and my face turned pale,16 but I kept the matter to myself."