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Daniel 7:1–8

Vision of the Four Beasts

1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel saw a adream and visions 1in his mind as he lay on his bed; then he bwrote the dream down and related the 2following summary of 3it.

2 Daniel 1said, “I was alooking in my vision by night, and behold, the bfour winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea.

3 “And four great abeasts were coming up from the sea, different from one another.

4 “The first was alike a lion and had the wings of an eagle. I kept looking until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man; a human 1mind also was given to it.

5 “And behold, another beast, a second one, resembling a bear. And it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth; and thus they said to it, ‘Arise, devour much meat!’

6 “After this I kept looking, and behold, another one, alike a leopard, which had on its 1back four wings of a bird; the beast also had bfour heads, and dominion was given to it.

7 “After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, a afourth beast, dreadful and terrifying and extremely strong; and it had large iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet; and it was different from all the beasts that were before it, and it had bten horns.

8 “While I was contemplating the horns, behold, aanother horn, a little one, came up among them, and three of the first horns were pulled out by the roots before it; and behold, 1this horn possessed eyes like the eyes of a man and ba mouth uttering great boasts.

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