Daniel 7 LEB

Daniel’s Vision of Four Beasts and the Son of Man

1 In the first year of Belshazzar the king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head [as he lay] on his bed; then he wrote down the dream [and] [the] {summary} of [the] words {as follows}:

References for Daniel 7:1

    • a 7:1 - Or "the visions"
    • b 7:1 - Literally "head"
    • c 7:1 - Literally "saying"
      2 Daniel {explained} and said, "I was looking in my vision in the night, and look, the four winds of heaven were stirring [up] the great sea.

      References for Daniel 7:2

        • d 7:2 - Literally "answered"
          3 And four great beasts [were] coming up from the sea, differing {from one another}.

          References for Daniel 7:3

            • e 7:3 - Literally "this from this"
              4 The first [was] like [a] lion and {had} [the] wings of an eagle. I was watching until its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the earth and it was raised on [its] feet like a human, and a human heart was given to it.

              References for Daniel 7:4

                • f 7:4 - Literally "for him/it"
                  5 And look, another beast, a second one, looking like a bear. And it was raised up on one side and three tusks [were] in its mouth between its teeth, and so {it was told}, "Arise, eat much flesh!"

                  References for Daniel 7:5

                    • g 7:5 - Or "ribs"
                    • h 7:5 - Literally "they were saying"
                      6 After this I was watching and look, another [beast] like a leopard; {it had four wings} of a bird on its back, and {the beast had} four heads, and dominion was given to it.

                      References for Daniel 7:6

                        • i 7:6 - Literally "and [there were] to it four wings"
                        • j 7:6 - Literally "to the beast"
                          7 After this in the visions of the night I was looking and there was a fourth beast, terrifying and frightful and exceedingly strong, and {it had} {great iron teeth}, [and it was] devouring and crushing, and it stamped the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all [the other] beasts {that preceded it} {and it had ten horns}.

                          References for Daniel 7:7

                            • k 7:7 - Literally "[were] to it"
                            • l 7:7 - Literally "teeth of iron for it great"
                            • m 7:7 - Or "residue"
                            • n 7:7 - Literally "that preceding her/it"
                            • o 7:7 - Literally "and ten horns for her/it"
                              8 I was considering the horns, and look, another little horn came up {among} them, and three of the earlier horns {were rooted out} from before it, and there were eyes like the eyes of [a] human in this horn and [also] a mouth [that was] speaking boastfully.

                              References for Daniel 7:8

                                • p 7:8 - Literally "between"
                                • q 7:8 - Literally "dehorned"
                                • r 7:8 - Or "humankind"
                                  9 "{I continued watching} until thrones were placed and an Ancient of Days sat; his clothing [was] like white snow and the hair of his head [was] like pure wool and his throne [was] a flame of fire and its wheels [were] burning fire.

                                  References for Daniel 7:9

                                    • s 7:9 - Literally "I was watching"
                                    • t 7:9 - Or "ablaze with"
                                    • u 7:9 - Aramaic "wheel"
                                      10 A stream of fire issued forth and flowed {from his presence}; thousands [upon] thousands served him and ten thousand [upon] ten thousand stood before him. The judge sat, and [the] books were opened.

                                      References for Daniel 7:10

                                        • v 7:10 - Literally "from before him"
                                          11 "{I continued watching} then because of the noise of the boastful words of the horn [who was] speaking; {I continued watching} until the beast was slain and its body was destroyed, and it was given [over] to burning with fire.

                                          References for Daniel 7:11

                                            • w 7:11 - Literally "I was watching"
                                            • x 7:11 - Aramaic "in then"
                                            • y 7:11 - Literally "I was watching"
                                              12 And [as for] the remainder of the beasts, {their dominion was taken away}, but a prolongation {of their life} was given to them for a season and a time.

                                              References for Daniel 7:12

                                                • z 7:12 - Literally "they took away their dominion"
                                                • { 7:12 - Literally "in life"
                                                  13 "{I continued watching} in the visions of the night, and look, with the clouds of heaven [one] like a son of man was coming, and he came to the Ancient of Days, and {was presented} before him.

                                                  References for Daniel 7:13

                                                    • | 7:13 - Literally "I was watching"
                                                    • } 7:13 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                                    • ~ 7:13 - Literally "they presented him"
                                                      14 And to him was given dominion and glory and kingship that all the peoples, the nations, and languages [would] serve him; his dominion [is] a dominion {without end} that will not cease, and his kingdom [is one] that will not be destroyed.

                                                      References for Daniel 7:14

                                                        •  7:14 - Aramaic "and"
                                                        • € 7:14 - Literally "of eternity"

                                                          Daniel Explains and Interprets the Vision

                                                          15 "{As for me, Daniel}, my spirit was troubled {within me}, and the visions of my head terrified me.

                                                          References for Daniel 7:15

                                                            •  7:15 - Literally "I Daniel"
                                                            • ‚ 7:15 - Literally "in the midst of sheath"
                                                              16 [So] I approached one of the attendants and I asked him [about] the truth concerning all this; and he told me [that] he would make known to me the explanation of the matter.

                                                              References for Daniel 7:16

                                                                • ƒ 7:16 - Aramaic "from him"
                                                                • „ 7:16 - Aramaic "to me"
                                                                  17 'These great beasts which are four [in number] [are] four kings [who] will arise from the earth.
                                                                  18 But the holy ones of the Most High will receive the kingdom, and they will take possession of the kingdom forever, {forever and ever}.'

                                                                  References for Daniel 7:18

                                                                    • … 7:18 - Or "saints"
                                                                    • † 7:18 - Literally "forever and to forever"
                                                                      19 "Then I desired to make certain concerning the fourth beast that was different from {all the others}--exceedingly terrifying, with its iron teeth and its claws of bronze; it devoured and crushed [and] stamped the remainder with its feet--

                                                                      References for Daniel 7:19

                                                                        • ‡ 7:19 - Literally "all [of] them"
                                                                          20 and concerning the horns that [were] on its head, and [concerning] [the] other [horn] that came up and {before which three horns fell}, and this horn {had eyes} and [a] mouth speaking {boastfully}, and its appearance [was] larger than its companions.

                                                                          References for Daniel 7:20

                                                                            • ˆ 7:20 - Literally "and fell from before it three"
                                                                            • ‰ 7:20 - Literally "and eyes to it"
                                                                            • Š 7:20 - Literally "abundantly"
                                                                              21 {I continued watching}, and this horn made war with [the] holy ones and it prevailed over them,

                                                                              References for Daniel 7:21

                                                                                • ‹ 7:21 - Literally "I was watching"
                                                                                • Œ 7:21 - Or "saints"
                                                                                  22 until the Ancient of Days came and gave judgment to [the] holy ones of [the] Most High; and the time arrived and [the] holy ones took possession of the kingdom.

                                                                                  References for Daniel 7:22

                                                                                    •  7:22 - Or "saints"
                                                                                    • Ž 7:22 - Or "saints"
                                                                                      23 "And he said, 'The fourth beast [is] the fourth kingdom [that] will be on the earth that will be different from all the [other] kingdoms, and it will devour the whole earth and it will trample it and it will crush it.
                                                                                      24 And [as for] the ten horns [coming] from it, [from] this kingdom ten kings will arise, and another will arise after them. And he will be different from the earlier [ones], and he will subdue three kings.

                                                                                      References for Daniel 7:24

                                                                                        •  7:24 - Or "the kingdom"
                                                                                          25 And he will speak words against the Most High, and he will wear out [the] holy ones of the Most High, and he will attempt to change times and law, and they will be given into his hand for a time and two times and half a time.

                                                                                          References for Daniel 7:25

                                                                                            •  7:25 - Or "saints"
                                                                                              26 Then the court will sit, and his dominion will be removed, to be eradicated and to be destroyed {totally}.

                                                                                              References for Daniel 7:26

                                                                                                • ‘ 7:26 - Or "taken away"
                                                                                                • ’ 7:26 - Literally "until the end"
                                                                                                  27 And the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to [the] nation of [the] holy ones of the Most High; his kingdom {is an everlasting kingdom}, and all the dominions will serve and obey him.'

                                                                                                  References for Daniel 7:27

                                                                                                    • “ 7:27 - Or "saints"
                                                                                                    • ” 7:27 - Literally "[is] a kingdom of eternity"
                                                                                                      28 {This is the end of the account}. {As for me, Daniel}--my thoughts terrified me greatly and my face changed over me, but I kept the matter in my heart."

                                                                                                      References for Daniel 7:28

                                                                                                        • • 7:28 - Literally "Up to here [is] the end of the account"
                                                                                                        • – 7:28 - Literally "I Daniel"
                                                                                                        • — 7:28 - Or "to myself"