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Daniel 7:2–14

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.

The Ancient of Days Reigns

9 “I kept looking

Until athrones were set up,

And the Ancient of Days took His seat;

His bvesture was like white snow

And the chair of His head like pure wool.

His dthrone was 1ablaze with flames,

Its ewheels were a burning fire.

10 “A river of afire was flowing

And coming out from before Him;

bThousands upon thousands were attending Him,

And myriads upon myriads were standing before Him;

The ccourt sat,

And dthe books were opened.

11 “Then I kept looking because of the sound of the 1boastful words which the horn was speaking; I kept looking until the beast was slain, and its body was destroyed and given to the aburning 2fire.

12 “As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was granted to them for an appointed period of time.

The Son of Man Presented

13 “I kept looking in the night visions,

And behold, with the clouds of heaven

One like a aSon of Man was coming,

And He came up to the Ancient of Days

And was presented before Him.

14 “And to Him was given adominion,

Glory and 1ba kingdom,

cThat all the peoples, nations and men of every 2language

Might serve Him.

dHis dominion is an everlasting dominion

Which will not pass away;

eAnd His kingdom is one

Which will not be destroyed.

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