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!’
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.
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.
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.
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,
Might serve Him.
dHis dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
eAnd His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.
19 “Then I desired to know the 1exact meaning of the afourth beast, which was different from all 2the others, exceedingly dreadful, with its teeth of iron and its claws of bronze, and which devoured, crushed and trampled down the remainder with its feet,
20 and the meaning of the ten horns that were on its head and the other horn which came up, and before which three of them fell, namely, that horn which had eyes and a mouth uttering great boasts and 1which was larger in appearance than its associates.
24 ‘As for the aten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the previous ones and will subdue three kings.
25 ‘He will aspeak 1out against the bMost High and cwear down the 2saints of the Highest One, and he will intend to make dalterations in times and in law; and 3they will be given into his hand for a 4etime, 4times, and half a 4time.
27 ‘Then the 1asovereignty, the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the 2saints of the Highest One; His kingdom will be an beverlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will cserve and obey Him.’
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