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Chapters Seven to Twelve
A change of method in Satan's kingdom:-
the state rules the church
religion rules the state
As it will be...
Chapter Seven - Another glimpse into the Future
Chapter Eight - More details of the future
Chapter Nine - God never leaves us!
Chapter Ten - God always responds
Chapter Eleven - Two groups of opposition
Chapter Twelve - God invites all
Another glimpse into the Future
Chapter 7 This section begins nearly ten years before the end of the previous chapter c. 546BC
A special vision
1 In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters. Note 1
2 Daniel spoke 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 [animals] came up from the sea, diverse [or different] one from another.Note 2
4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings:
I beheld till the wings of it 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. Note 3
5 And behold another beast, a second, like 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 to it, Arise, devour much flesh. Note 4
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. Note 5
7 After this I saw in the night visions,
and behold a fourth beast, Note 6
dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly;
and it had great iron teeth:
it devoured and broke in pieces,
and stamped the residue [the others] 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 whom there were three of the first horns
plucked up by the roots [leaving 7 +1]: Note 7
and, behold, in this [little] horn
were eyes like the eyes of man,
and a mouth speaking great things. Note 8
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Special note 9
A judgment scene
9 I beheld till the thrones were cast down [or placed in an oriental fashion], 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 flame, and His wheels as burning fire. 10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him: thousand thousands ministered to Him, and ten thousand times ten thousand [angels] stood before Him:
the judgment was set [or began to sit], Note 9a
and the books were opened. Note 10
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The horn spoke great words at that time
11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke:I beheld even till the [fourth] 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. Note 11
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Jesus came to His Father
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. Note 12
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Something worried Daniel
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 to one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. Note 13 So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. Gabriel has the greatest understanding of all God's creatures.
17 "These great beasts, which are four, Note 14
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 [or different] from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass [a combination of iron and brass] ; which devoured, broke in pieces, and stamped the residue [or remainder] 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 spoke very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. Note 15
21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints,
prevailed [or seemed to win] against them;
* the ancient/ of days came,
** judgment was given to the saints of the most High;
*** the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom. Note 16
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How to get the victory
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
[or kingdoms] that shall arise: ................ .The ten kingdoms
and another [horn] shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse [different] 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: Note 17
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and they [the saints] shall be given into his hand until
a time and times and the dividing of time." Note 18
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Special note on the scattering 19
26 "But the judgment shall sit,
and [then] they shall take away his dominion,
to consume and to destroy it to the end. Note 20
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. The meek shall inherit the earth.
28 Hitherto is the end of the matter." But this is enough for now.
As for me Daniel, my cogitations [or thoughts] much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart [and continued to ask God what it all meant]. This is also the end of the universal Syriac language which began back in Chapter two.
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