Daniel 7:11

11 "I looked then because of the sound of 1the great words that the horn was speaking. And as I looked, 2the beast was killed, and its body destroyed 3and given over to be burned with fire.

Daniel 7:11 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 7:11

I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which
the horn spake
Or, "from the voice" F20; from the time it was heard, the prophet continued looking to see what would be the issue of all this; especially from the time he heard the little horn speak such blasphemous things against God, and Christ, and his people, which were so intolerable, that he concluded some notice would be taken of them in a way of correction and punishment; and the rather, when he saw the Judge appear with so much majesty and grandeur, and all things prepared for a judicial process: I beheld even till the beast was slain;
the fourth beast, the Roman monarchy, to which a period will be put, and be utterly abolished in every form and shape, and with it the little horn or Papacy; when the beast on which the whore of Rome sits and rules, and by whom she is supported, will go into perdition; and she herself shall be made desolate and naked, her flesh eaten, and she burned with fire by the ten horns, or kings, that shall rise up against her, being filled with hatred to her, ( Revelation 17:3 Revelation 17:8 Revelation 17:16 ) : and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame;
when Rome with all its power and wealth shall cease, and be no more, the whole body of the antichristian states shall perish; the city of Rome shall be burnt with fire; the beast and false prophet shall be taken and cast into a lake of fire, burning with brimstone, ( Revelation 18:8 ) ( 19:20 ) .


F20 (lq Nm) "a voce", Montanus, Cocceius; "ex quo coepit vox", Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius; "ex quo audita fuit vox", Piscator.

Daniel 7:11 In-Context

9 "As I looked, thrones were placed, and the Ancient of Days took his seat; his clothing was white as snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames; its wheels were burning fire.
10 A stream of fire issued and came out from before him; a thousand thousands served him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him; the court sat in judgment, and the books were opened.
11 "I looked then because of the sound of the great words that the horn was speaking. And as I looked, the beast was killed, and its body destroyed and given over to be burned with fire.
12 As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.
13 "I saw in the night visions, and behold, with the clouds of heaven there came one like a son of man, and he came to the Ancient of Days and was presented before him.

Cross References 3

  • 1. [See ver. 8 above]
  • 2. Revelation 19:20; [Revelation 20:10]
  • 3. Revelation 19:20; [Revelation 20:10]
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