As for me, Daniel, my spirit was troubled within me, and the visions of my head terrified me.
I approached one of the attendants to ask him the truth concerning all this. So he said that he would disclose to me the interpretation of the matter:
"As for these four great beasts, four kings shall arise out of the earth.
But the holy ones of the Most High shall receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever—forever and ever."
Then I desired to know the truth concerning the fourth beast, which was different from all the rest, exceedingly terrifying, with its teeth of iron and claws of bronze, and which devoured and broke in pieces, and stamped what was left with its feet;
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