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 visionsa of his head [as he lay] on his bed; then he wrote down the dream [and] [the] {summary}b of [the] words {as follows}:c

References for Daniel 7:1

    • Ǐ 7:1 - Or "the visions"
    • ǐ 7:1 - Literally "head"
    • Ǒ 7:1 - Literally "saying"
      2 Daniel {explained}d 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

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

          References for Daniel 7:3

            • Ǔ 7:3 - Literally "this from this"
              4 The first [was] like [a] lion and {had}f [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

                • ǔ 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 tusksg [were] in its mouth between its teeth, and so {it was told},h "Arise, eat much flesh!"

                  References for Daniel 7:5

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

                      References for Daniel 7:6

                        • Ǘ 7:6 - Literally "and [there were] to it four wings"
                        • ǘ 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}k {great iron teeth},l [and it was] devouring and crushing, and it stamped the remainderm with its feet; and it was different from all [the other] beasts {that preceded it}n {and it had ten horns}.o

                          References for Daniel 7:7

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

                              References for Daniel 7:8

                                • Ǟ 7:8 - Literally "between"
                                • ǟ 7:8 - Literally "dehorned"
                                • Ǡ 7:8 - Or "humankind"
                                  9 "{I continued watching}s 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 flamet of fire and its wheelsu [were] burning fire.

                                  References for Daniel 7:9

                                    • ǡ 7:9 - Literally "I was watching"
                                    • Ǣ 7:9 - Or "ablaze with"
                                    • ǣ 7:9 - Aramaic "wheel"
                                      10 A stream of fire issued forth and flowed {from his presence};v 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

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

                                          References for Daniel 7:11

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

                                              References for Daniel 7:12

                                                • Ǩ 7:12 - Literally "they took away their dominion"
                                                • ǩ 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

                                                    • Ǫ 7:13 - Literally "I was watching"
                                                    • ǫ 7:13 - Or "mortal," or "son of humankind"
                                                    • Ǭ 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

                                                        • ǭ 7:14 - Aramaic "and"
                                                        • Ǯ 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

                                                            • ǯ 7:15 - Literally "I Daniel"
                                                            • ǰ 7:15 - Literally "in the midst of sheath"
                                                              16 [So] I approached one of the attendants and I asked himƒ [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

                                                                • DZ 7:16 - Aramaic "from him"
                                                                • Dz 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

                                                                    • dz 7:18 - Or "saints"
                                                                    • Ǵ 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

                                                                        • ǵ 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},ˆ and this horn {had eyes}‰ and [a] mouth speaking {boastfully},Š and its appearance [was] larger than its companions.

                                                                          References for Daniel 7:20

                                                                            • Ƕ 7:20 - Literally "and fell from before it three"
                                                                            • Ƿ 7:20 - Literally "and eyes to it"
                                                                            • Ǹ 7:20 - Literally "abundantly"
                                                                              21 {I continued watching},‹ and this horn made war with [the] holy onesŒ and it prevailed over them,

                                                                              References for Daniel 7:21

                                                                                • ǹ 7:21 - Literally "I was watching"
                                                                                • Ǻ 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 onesŽ took possession of the kingdom.

                                                                                  References for Daniel 7:22

                                                                                    • ǻ 7:22 - Or "saints"
                                                                                    • Ǽ 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

                                                                                        • ǽ 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

                                                                                            • Ǿ 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

                                                                                                • ǿ 7:26 - Or "taken away"
                                                                                                • Ȁ 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

                                                                                                    • ȁ 7:27 - Or "saints"
                                                                                                    • Ȃ 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

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