6Afterthis I beheld , and loanother, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it fourwings of a fowl; the beast had also fourheads; and dominion was given to it.
7Afterthis I saw in the nightvisions, and behold a fourthbeast,dreadful and terrible, and strongexceedingly; and it had greatironteeth: it devoured and brake in pieces , and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diversefromall the beasts that were before it; and it had tenhorns.8
I considered the horns, and, behold, there came upamong them anotherlittlehorn,beforewhom there were threeof the firsthorns plucked up by the roots : and, behold, in thishorn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouthspeaking great things.9
I beheldtill the thrones were cast down , and the Ancient of days did sit , whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the purewool: his throne was like the fieryflame, and his wheels as burningfire.10
A fierystreamissued and came forthfrombefore him: thousandthousandsministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousandstoodbefore him: the judgment was set , and the books were opened .
I beheldthenbecause of the voice of the greatwords which the hornspake : I beheld even till the beast was slain , and his bodydestroyed , and given to the burningflame.12
As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away : yet their livesa were prolongedfor a season and time.13
I saw in the nightvisions, and, behold, one like the Son of mancamewith the clouds of heaven, and cameto the Ancient of days, and they brought him nearbefore him.
And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that allpeople,nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlastingdominion, which shall not pass away , and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed .
15IDaniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body,b 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.