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CHAP. VII.

Daniel's vision, &c. 693 they brought Daniel, and cast him into || ions of his head upon his bed : then he the den of lions. Now the king spake and wrote the dream, and told the sum of the said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. 2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my

17 And a stone was brought, and laid | vision by night, and behold, the four winds upon the mouth of the den; and the king of the heaven strove upon the great sea. sealed it with his own signet, and with 3 And four great beasts came up from the signet of his lords; that the purpose the sea, diverse one from another, might not be changed concerning Daniel. 4 The first was like a lion, and had

18 | Then the king went to his palace, eagles wings: I beheld till the wings thereand passed the night fasting : neither of were plucked, and it was lifted up from were instruments of musick brought be the earth, and made stand upon the feet as fore him: and his sleep went from him. a man, and a man's heart was given to it.

19 Then the king arose very early in 5 And behold another beast, a second, the morning, and went in haste unto the like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one den of Jions.

side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of 20 And when he came to the den, hell it between the teeth of it: and they said cried with a lamentable voice unto Dan- | thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh. iel ; and the king spake and said to Dan- 6 After this I beheld, and lo another, iel, o Daniel, servant of the living God, like a leopard, which had upon the back is thy God, whom thou servest continual- of it four wings of a fowl ; the beast had ly, able to deliver thee from the lions ? also four heads; and dominion was given

21 Then said Daniel unto the king, oto it. king, live for ever.

7 After this I saw in the night visions, 22 My God hath sent his angel, and and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and hath shut the lions mouths, that they terrible, and strong exceedingly ; and it have not hurt me: forasmuch as before had great iron teeth : it devoured and hím innocency was found in me; and also brake in pieces, and stamped the residue before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. with the feet of it: and it was diverse

23 Then was the king exceeding glad from all the beasts that were before it ; for him, and commanded that they should and it had ten horns. tzke Daniel up out of the den. So Dan- 8 I considered the horns, and behold, jel was taken up out of the den, and no there came up among them another little manner of hurt was found upon inim, horn, before whom there were three of because he believed in his God.

the first horns plucked up by the roots : 24 || And the king commanded, and and behold, in this horn were eyes like : they brought those men which had accus- the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking

ed Daniel, and they cast them into the den great things. of lions, them, their children, and their 9 1 I beheld till the thrones were cast wives; and the lions had the mastery of down, and the Ancient of days did sit, them, and brake all their bones in pieces whose garment was white as snow, and or ever they came at the bottom of the den. the hair of his head like the pure wool :

25 q Then king Darius wrote unto all his throne was like the fiery fame, and people, nations, and languages, that dwell his wheels as burning fire. in all the earth; Peace be multiplied 10 A fiery stream issued and came unto you.

forth from before him : thousand thou26 I make a decree, That in every do sands ministered unto him, and ten thouminion of my kingdom men tremble and sand times ten thousand stood before fear before the God of Daniel : for he is him : the judgment, was set, and the the living God, and steadfast for ever, and books were opened. his kingdom that which shall not be de- 11 I beheld then because of the voice stroyed, and his dominion shall be even of the great words which the horn spake : unto the end.

I beheld even till the beast was slain, 27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he and his body destroyed, and given to the worketh signs and wonders in heaven burning flame. and in earth, who hath delivered Daniel 12 As concerning the rest of the beauits, from the power of the lions.

they had their dominion taken away : 28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign get their lives were prolonged for a seaof Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the son and time. Persian.

13 I saw in the night visions, and heCHAP. VII.

hold, one like the son of man came with 1 Daniel's vision of the four beasts, 9 of the clouds of heaven, and came to the

God's kingdom, 15 The interpretation Ancient of days, and they brought him thereof.

near before hiin. In a short cart fan Bedshazzaraking if

14 And there was given him dominion, Babylon Daniel had a dream and vis- " and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, 694 The vision of God's kingdom. DANIEL. The vision of the ram and goat. nations, and languages, should serve him :

CHAP. VIII. his dominion is an everlasting dominion, 1 Daniel's vision of the ram and he-goat, which shall not pass away, and his king- 13 The two thousand three hundred dom that which shall not be destroyed. days of sacrifice.

15 T 1 Daniel was grieved in my spirit N in the midst of my body, and the visions Belshazzar a vision appeared unto me, of my head troubled me.

even unto me Daniel, after that which 16 I came near unto one of them that appeared unto me at the first. stood by, and asked him the truth of all 2 And I saw in a vision; and it came this. So he told me, and made me know to pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan the interpretation of the things.

in the palace, which is in the province of 17 These great beasts, which are four, Elam ; and I saw in a vision, and I was are four kings, which shall arise out of by the river of Ulaj. the earth.

3 Then I lifted up mine eves, and saw, 18 But the saints of the most High shall and behold, there stood before the river take the kingdom, and possess the king- a ram which had two horns: and the two com for ever, even for ever and ever. hoins were high ; but one was higher than

19 Then I would know the truth of the other, and the higher came up last. the fourth beast, which was diverse from 4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose northward, and southward; so that no teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; | beast might stand before him, neither was which devoured, brake in pieces, and there any that could deliver out of his stamped the residue with his feet; hand; but he did according to his will,

20‘And of the ten hoins that were in and became great. his liead, and of the other which came 5 And as I was considering, behold, an up, and before whom three fell ; even of he-goat came from the west on the face that horn that had eyes, and a mouth of the whole earth, and touched not the that spake very great things, whose look ground: and the goat had a notable horn Tva: more stout than his fellows.

between his eyes. 21 I beheld, and the same horn made 6 And he came to the ram that had war with the saints, and prevailed against i tuo horns, which I had seen standing bethem;

fore the river, and rap unto him in the 22 Until the Ancient of days came, and fury of his power. judgment was given to the saints of the Ý And I saw him come close unto the most High ; and the time came that the ram, and he was moved with choler a. saints possessed the kingdom.

gainst him, and smote the ram, and brake 23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall his two horns: and there was no power be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which in the ram to stand before him, but he shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and cast him down to the ground, and stampshall devour the whole earth, and shall ed upon him : and there was none that tread it down, and break it in pieces. could deliver the ram out of his hand.

24 And the ten horns out of this king- 8 Therefore the he-goat waxed very dom are ten kings that shall arise : and great: and when he was strong, the great another shall rise after them ; and he horn was broken ; and for it came up shall be diverse from the first, and he four notable ones toward the four winds shall subdue three kings.

of heaven. 25 And he shall speak great words à- 9 And out of one of them came forth a gainst the most High, and shall wear out little horn, which waxed exceeding great, the saints of the most High, and think to toward the south, and toward the east, change times and laws: and they shall be and toward the pleasant land. given into his hand until a time and times 10 And it waxed great, even to the host and the dividing of time.

of heaven; and it cast down some of the 26 But the judgment shall sit, and they host and of the stars to the ground, and shall take away his dominion to consume stamped upon them. and to destroy it unto the end.

11 'Yea, he magnified himself even to 27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the prince of the host, and by him the the greatness of the kingdom under the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the whole lieaven, shall be given to the peo place of his sanctuary was cast down. ple of the saints of the most High, whose 12 And an host was given him against kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and the daily sacrifice by reason of transgresall dominions shall serve and obey him. sion, and it cast down the truth to the

28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. I ground; and it practised, and prospered. As for me Daniel, îny cogitations much 13 | Then I heard one saint speaking, troubled me, and my countenance chang- | and another saint said unto that certain ed in me : but I kept the matter in my sain which spake, How long shall be the heart

vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and The vision interpreted. CHAP. IX. Daniel's confession and prayer. 693 the transgression of desolation, to give both which was made king over the realm of the sanctuary and the host to be trodden the Chaldeans; under foot ?

2 In the first year of his reign I Dan14 And he said unto me, Unto two | iel understood by books the number of thousand and three hundred days; then the years, whereof the word of the LORD shall the sanctuary be cleansed.

came to Jeremiah the prophet, that he 15 | And it came to pass, when I, even would accomplish seventy years in the I Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought desclations of Jerusalem. for the meaning, then behold, there stood 3 | And I set my face unto the Lord before me as the appearance of a man. God, to seek by prayer and supplications,

16 And I heard a man's voice between with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes : the banks of Ulai, which called, and said, 4. And I prayed unto the LORD my Gabriel, make this man to understand God, and made my confession, and said, the vision.

O Lord, the great and dreadful God, 17 So he came near where I stood: and keeping the covenant and mercy to theni when he came, I was afraid, and fell up- that love him, and to them that keep his on my face: but he said unto me, Un- commandments; derstand, O son of man: for at the time 5 We have sinned, and have committed of the end shall be the vision.

iniquity, and have done wickedly, and 18 Now as he was speaking with me, I have rebelled, even by departing from I was in a deep sleep on my face toward thy precepts and from thy judgments : the ground : but he touched me, and set 6 Neither have we hearkened unto thy me upright.

servants the prophets, which spake in thy 19 And he said, Behold, I will make name to our kings, our princes, and our thee know what shall be in the last end fathers, and to all the people of the land. of the indignation : for at the time ap- 70 Lord, righteousness belongcth unto pointed the end shull be.

thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at 20 The ram which thou sawest having this day ; to the men of Judah, and to the bqvo horns are the kings of Media and inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all IsPersia.

rael, that are near, and that are far off, 21 And the rough goat is the king of through all the countries whither thoii Grecia : and the great horn that is be- hast driven them, because of their trespass tween his eyes is the first king.

that they have trespassed against thee. 22 Now that being broken, whereas four 8 O Lord, to us belungeth confusion of stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand face, to our kings, to our princes, and! up out of the nation, but not in his power. to our fathers, because we have sinned a

23 And in the latter time of their king- gainst thee. dom, when the transgressors are come to 9 To the Lord our God belong merthe full, a king of fierce countenance, and cies and forgivenesses, though we have reunderstanding dark sentences, shall stand belled against him; up.

10 Neither have we obeyed the voice 24 And his power shall be mighty, but of the LORD our God, to walk in his laws, not by his own power : and he shall de- which he set before us by his servants stroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and the prophets. practise, and shall destroy the mighty and 11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy the holy people.

law, even by departing, that they might 25 And through his policy also he shall not obey thy voice; therefore the curse is cause craft to prosper in his hand ; and poured upon us, and the oath that is writhe shall magnify himself in his heart, and ten in the law of Moses the servant of by peace shall diestroy many: he shall also God, because we have sinned against him. stand up against the Prince of princes ; 12 And he hath confirmed his words, but he shall be broken without hand. which he spake against us, and against

26 And the visiou of the evening and our judges that judged us, by bringing the morning which was told is true : upon us a great evil: for under the whole wherefore shut thou up the vision ; for it | hcaven hath not been done as hath been shall be for many days.

done upon Jerusalem. 27 And I Dapiel fainted, and was sick 13 As it is written in the law of Moses, ceriain days; afterward I rose up, and did all this evil is come upon us : yet made the king's business; and I was astonished we not our prayer before the LORD Oul at the vision, but pone understood it. God, that we might turn from our inCHAP. IX.

iquities, and understand thy truth. 1 Danielconfesseth his sins, 16 prayrth for 14 Therefore hath the LORD watched

the restoration of Jerusalem. 20 Guóriell upon the evil, and brought it upon us : in formeth him of the seventy weeks. for the LORD our Gal is righteous in all In the first year of Darius cibe com his works which he dehi: fic webovec

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696 The seventy weeks.

DANIEL.

Daniels vision. 15 And now,OLORD Our God, that hast 27 And he shall confirm the covenant brought thy people forth out of the land with many for one week: and in the midst of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast of the week he shall cause the sacrifice gotten thee renown, as at this day; we and the oblation to cease, and for the have sinned, we have done wickeilly. overspreading of abominations, he shall

16 O LORD, according to all thy right- || make it desolate, even until the consumeousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger mation, and that determined shall be and thy fury be turned away from thy city poured upon the desolate. Jerusalem, thy holy mountain : because

CHAP. X. for our sins and for the iniquities of our i Daniel having humbled himself, seeth fathers, Jerúsalem and thy people are be- a vision : 10 Being troubled wilh fear, come a reproach to all that are about us. he is comforted by an angel.

17 Now therefore, ( our God, hear the third year of Cyrus king of Perthe prayer of thy servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon whose name was called Belteshazzar; and thy sanctuary that is desolate, for the the thing was true, but the time appointLORD's sake.

ed was long: and he understood the thing, 18 O my God, incline thine ear, and and had understanding of the vision. hear ; open thine eyes, and behold our 2 In those days I Daniel was mourning desolations, and the city which is called three full weeks. by thy name : for we do not present our 3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came supplications before thee for our right- flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did eousnesses, but for thy great mercies. I anoint myself at all, till three whole

19 O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; 0 weeks were fulfilled. Lord, hearken and do ; defer not, for 4 And in the four and twentieth day thine own sake, O my God : for thy city of the first month, as I was by the sale of and thy people are called by thy name. the great river, which is Hildekel;

20 | And while I was speaking, and 5 Then I lifted up mine eyes, and lookpraying, and confessing my sin, and the sin ed, and behold a certain man clothed in of my people Israel, and presenting my linen, whose loins were girded with fine supplication before the Lord my God gold of Uphaz: for the holy mountain of my God;

6 His body also was like the beryl, 21 Yea, while I ruas speaking in pray, and his face as the appearance of light, er, even the man Gabriel, whom I had ning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and seen in the vision at the beginning, being | bis arms and his fcet like in colour to polcaused to fly swiftly, touched me about ished brass, and the voice of his words the time of the evening oblation.

like the voice of a multitude. 22 And he informed me, and talked with 7 And i Daniel alone saw the vision : me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come for the men that were with me saw not forth to give the skill and understanding the vision ; but a great quaking feil upon

23 At the beginning of thy supplica- thein, so that they fled to hide themselves, tions the commandment came forth, and 8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw I am come to shew thee ; for thou art this great vision, and there remained no greatly beloved: therefore understand the strength in me : for my comeliness was matter, and consider the vision.

turned in me into corruption, and I re24 Seventy weeks are determined upon tained no strength. thy people and upon thy holy city, to fin- 9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: ish the transgression, and to make an end and when I heard the voice of his words, of sins, and to make reconciliation for in- then was I in a deep sleep on my face, iquity, and to bring in everlasting right- and my face toward the ground. eousness, and to seal up the vision and 10 | And behold, an hand touched me, prophecy, and to avoint the most Holy. which set me upon my knees and upon

25 Know therefore and understand, the palms of my hands, that from the going forth of the com- ii And he said unto me, () Daniel, a mandment to restore and to build Jerusa- man greatly beloved, understand the lem unto the Messiah the Prince shall be words that I speak unto thee, and stand seven weeks, and threescore and two upright: for unto thee am I now sent. weeks: the street shall be built again, And when he had spoken this word unto and the wall, even in troublous times. me, I stod trembling.

26 And after threescore and two weeks 12 Then said he unto me, Fear not, shal Messiah be cut off, but not for him- Daniel : for from the first day that thou self: and the people of the prince that didst set thine heart to understand, and to shall come shall destroy the city and the chasten thyself before thy God, thy words sanctuary ; and the end thereof shall be were heard, and I am come for thy with a food, and unto the end of the war words. desolations are determined,

13 But the prince of the kingdom of

Daniel is comforted.

CHAP. XI. The overtkrow of Persia. 697 Persia with stood me one and twenty days: 11.6 And in the end of years they shall but lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, join themselves together ; for the king's came to help me; and I remained there daughter of the south shall come to the with the kings of Persia.

king of the north to make an agreement: 14 Now I am come to make thee un- but she shall not retain the power of the derstand what shall befal thy people in arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: the latter days: for yet the vision is for but she shall be given up, and they that many days.

brought her, and he that begat her, and 15 And when he had spoken such words he that strengthened her in these times. unto me, I set my face toward the ground, 7 But out of a branch of her roots and I became dumb.

shall one stand up in his estate, which shall 16 And behold, one like the similitude come with an army, and shall enter into of the sons of men touched my lips: then the fortress of the king of the north, and I opened my mouth, and spake, and said shall deal against them, and shall prevail: unto him that stood before me, O my 8 And shall also carry captives into lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned Egypt their gods, with their princes, and upon me, and I have retained no strength. with their precious vessels of silver and

17 For how can the servant of this my of gold; and he shall continue more years lord talk with this my lord? for as for me, than the king of the north. straightway there remained no strength 9 So the king of the south shall come in me, neither is there breath left in me. into his kingdom, and shall return into

18 Then there came again and touched his own land. me one like the appearance of a man, and 10 But his sons shall be stirred up, and he strengthened me,

shall assemble a multitude of great forces: 19 And said, O man greatly beloved, and one shall certainly come, and overfear not : peace be unto thee, be strong, flow, and pass through': then shall he reyea, be strong. And when he had spoken turn, and be stirred up, even to his forunto me, I was strengthened, and said, tress. Let my lord speak; for thou hast strength- 11 And the king of the south shall be ened me.

moved with choler, and shall come forth 20 Then said he, Knowest thou where- and fight with him, even with the king fore I come unto thee? and now will of the north : and he shall set forth a return to fight with the prince of Persia : great multitude; but the multitude shall and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince be given into his hand. of Grecia shall come.

12 And when he hath taken away the 21 But I will shew thee that which is multitude, his heart shall be lifted up; noted in the scripture of truth : and there and be shall cast down many ten thouis none that holdeth with me in these sands : but he shall not be strengthened things, but Michael your prince.

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13 For the king of the north shall re1 The overthrow of Persia by the king of turn, and shall set forth a multitude great

Grecia. 5 Kings of the north and south. er than the former, and shall certainly A in a great ar

Mede, even I, stood to confirm and my and with much riches. to strengthen him.

14 And in those times there shall many 2 And now will I shew thee the truth. stand up against the king of the south : Behold, there shall stand up yet three also the robbers of thy people shall exalt kings in Persia ; and the fourth shall be themselves to establish the vision ; but they far richer than they all: and by his shall fall. strength through his riches he shall stir 15 So the king of the north shall come, up all against the realm of Grecia. and cast up a mount, and take the most

3 And a mighty king shall stand up, fenced cities : and the arms of the south that shall rule with great dominion, and shall not withstand, neither his chosen do according to his will

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people, neither shall there be any strength 4 And when he shall stand up, his king- to withstand. dom shall be broken, and shall be divid- 16 But he that cometh against him shall ed toward the four winds of heaven; and do according to his own will, and none not to his posterity, nor according to his | shall stand before him: and he shall stand dominion which he ruled : for his king- in the glorious land, which by his hand dom shall be plucked up, even for others shall be consumed. beside those.

17 He shall also set his face to enter 5 | And the king of the south shall be with the strength of his whole kingdom, strong, and one of his princes; and he and upright ones with him; thus shall he shall be strong above him, and have do do: and he shall give him the daughter of minion ; his dominion shall be a great do women, corrupting her: but she shall not minion

stand on his side, neither be for him.

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