15IDaniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body,a and the visions of my headtroubled me.
I came nearuntooneof them that stood by , and askedhim the truth of allthis. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.17Thesegreatbeasts,which are four, are fourkings, which shall arise out of the earth.18
But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdomforever, even forever and ever.19Then I would know the truthof the fourthbeast, which wasdiversefromball the others, exceedingdreadful , whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured , brake in pieces , and stamped the residue with his feet;20
And of the tenhorns that were in his head, and of the other which came up , and beforewhomthreefell ; even of that hornthat had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was morestoutthan his fellows.21
I beheld , and the samehornmadewarwith the saints, and prevailed against them;
22Until the Ancient of dayscame , and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the timecame that the saintspossessed the kingdom.23Thus he said , The fourthbeast shall be the fourthkingdom upon earth, which shall be diversefromallkingdoms, and shall devour the wholeearth, and shall tread it down , and break it in pieces .
And the tenhorns out of this kingdom are tenkings that shall arise : and another shall riseafter them; and he shall be diversefrom the first, and he shall subduethreekings.25
And he shall speak great wordsagainst the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to changetimes and laws: and they shall be given into his handuntil a time and times and the dividing of time.26
But the judgment shall sit , and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.27
And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdomunder the wholeheaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlastingkingdom, and alldominionsc shall serve and obey him.
28Hithertois the end of the matter. As for meDaniel, my cogitationsmuchtroubled me, and my countenancechanged in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.