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before the king, That Daniel, which 22 My God hath sent his angel, is of the children of the captivity of and hath shut the lions' mouths, that Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, they have not hurt me: forasmuch nor the decree that thou hast sign as before him innocency was found ed, but maketh his petition three in me; and also before thee, O king, times a day.

have I done no hurt. 14 Then the king, when he heard 23 Then was the king exceeding these words, was sore displeased with glad for him, and commanded that himself, and set his heart on Daniel they should take Daniel up out of to deliver him: and he laboured till the den. So Daniel was taken up the going down of the sun to deliver out of the den, and no manner of him.

hurt was found upon him, because 15 Then these men assembled un he believed in his God. to the king, and said unto the king,

24 And the king commanded, and Know, O king, that the law of the they brought those men which had Medes and Persians is, That no accused Daniel, and they cast them decree nor statute which the king into the den of lions, them, their establisheth may be changed.

children, and their wives; and the 16 Then the king commanded, lions had the mastery of them, and and they brought Daniel, and cast

brake all their bones in pieces or him into the den of lions. Now the ever they came at the bottom of the king spake and said unto Daniel, den. Thy God whom thou servest con 25 Then king Darius wrote unto tinually, he will deliver thee.

all people, nations, and languages, 17 And a stone was brought, and

that dwell in all the earth ; Peace be laid upon the mouth of the den;

multiplied unto you. and the king sealed it with his own 26 I make a decree, That in every signet, and with the signet of his dominion of my kingdom men tremlords; that the purpose might not be

ble and fear before the God of Dachanged concerning Daniel.

niel: for he is the living God, and 18 Then the king went to his pa stedfast for ever, and his kingdom lace, and passed the night fasting:

that which shall not be destroyed, neither were instruments of musick

and his dominion shall be even unto brought before him: and his sleep went from him.

27 He delivereth and rescueth, 19 Then the king arose very early and he worketh signs and wonders in the morning, and went in haste in heaven and in earth, who hath unto the den of lions.

delivered Daniel from the power of · 20 And when he came to the den,

the lions. he cried with a lamentable voice un 28 So this Daniel prospered in to Daniel : and the king spake and the reign of Darius, and in the said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of reign of Cyrus the Persian. the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to de

CHAP. VII. liver thee from the lions ?

21 Then said Daniel unto the In the first year of Belshazzar king king, O king, live for ever. ll of Babylon Daniel had a dream and

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visions of his head upon his bed : then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.

2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.

5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour inuch flesh.

6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.

7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.

8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whoin there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots : and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things. :9 I beheld till the thrones were

Il cast down, and the Ancient of days

did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery fame, and his wheels as burning fire.

10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him : the judgment was set, and the books were opened.

11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.

12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.

14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him : his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

15 I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.

16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. 17 These great beasts, which are 26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.

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27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.

28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.

CHAP. VIII.

four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.

19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;

20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.

21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;

22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.

23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.

24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.

25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws : and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, even unto me Daniel, after that which appeared unto me at the first.

2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in the palace, which is in the province of Elam; and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river of Ulai.

3 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and saw, and, behold, there stood before the river a ram which had two horns : and the two horns were high ; but one was higher than the other, and the higher came up last.

4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no beasts might stand before him, neither was there any that could deliver out of his band; but he did according to his will, and became great.

5 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and

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