Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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1.In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, by which his spirit was troubled, and his sleep broke from him.

2.Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, to explain to the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.

3.And the king said to them, “I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit is desperate to understand the dream.”

4.Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live for ever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will make the meaning known.”

5.The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “The thing is completely gone from me! Now, if you do not tell me the dream, with its meaning, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill!”

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16.And Daniel went in and requested of the king that he would give him time, and that he would make the meaning known to the king.

17.So, Daniel went to his house, and he explained the matter to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his fellows,

18.that they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret, (so that Daniel and his fellows would not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon).

19.Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. And Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

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28a.But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He is making known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days,

29b.and He who reveals secrets is making known to you what shall come to pass.”

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40. And the fourth kingdom will be strong like iron because, just as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything, and like iron that crushes all these metals, it will break in pieces and crush.

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44.And in the days of those kings, the God of Heaven will establish a kingdom that will never be destroyed. And the kingdom will not be passed on to another people. It will break in pieces and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it will stand forever.

45.In that you saw a stone was cut out from the mountain without hands, and it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what will take place after this time. And the dream is certain, and its interpretation sure.”

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32.They will drive you away from men, and your dwelling will be with the beasts of the field. They will feed you grass like oxen, and seven times will pass over you until you learn that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men and that He gives it to whomsoever He will.”

33.That very moment, the thing came upon Nebuchadnezzar, and he was driven from men, and he ate grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven until the hair of his head grew long like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws.

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1. In the first year of Belshazzar, king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream while on his bed, and he saw visions in his head. And he wrote down the dream, relating the sum of the events.

2. And when Daniel began, he said, “In my vision during the night, I was there, watching, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the Great Sea.

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7. After this, in visions of the night, I was there, watching, and behold, a fourth beast, dreadful, and terrifying, and exceptionally strong! And it had great iron teeth, devouring and crushing, and trampling with its feet whatever was left. And it was different from every beast that was before it, and it had ten horns.

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13.In the visions of the night, I was there, watching, and behold, one like a son of man was coming with the clouds of heaven, and he approached the Ancient of Days, and they ushered him in before Him.

14.And dominion was given to him, and majesty, and a kingdom. And all peoples, nations, and languages will serve him. His dominion will be an eternal dominion that shall not pass away, and his kingdom shall not be destroyed.

15. As for me, Daniel, my spirit was overwhelmed within me,[1] and the visions of my head terrified me.

16. I approached one of those who stood by, and I asked of him the meaning of all this. And he told me, and made me understand the interpretation of these things:

17.“These great beasts, which are four, are four kingdoms that shall arise on earth,

18.but the saints of the Most High will receive the kingdom, and they will take possession of the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.”

19. Then I earnestly desired to know about the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, extremely terrifying, whose teeth were of iron, and whose claws were of bronze, which devoured, broke in pieces, and trampled the rest with its feet,

20.and about the ten horns which were on its head, and the other horn which came up, and before whom three horns fell, even that horn and its eyes and a mouth speaking great things, and whose appearance was greater than that of its fellows.

21. I continued to watch, and this horn waged war against the saints and prevailed against them

22.until the Ancient of Days came. Then judgment was given to the saints of the Most High. And the time came, and the saints took possession of the kingdom.

23. He said this: “The fourth beast is the fourth kingdom which will be on the earth, which will be different from all kingdoms, and it shall devour the whole earth, and it will tread it down and break it to pieces.

24.And the ten horns of this kingdom are ten kings who shall arise. But another will rise up after them, and he will be different from the previous horns, and he will bring down three kings.

25.And he will speak words against the Most High, and he will wear out the saints of the Most High, and shall think to change seasons and law. And they shall be given into his hand until a time, and times, and half a time.

26.But the judgment will sit, and they will take away his power to destroy and put to death forever.

27.And the sovereignty, and dominion, and greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven was given to the people, the saints of the Most High. His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.”

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2.In those days, I, Daniel, was mourning for three full weeks.

3.I ate no delicacies, nor did flesh or wine come into my mouth, nor did I anoint myself at all until three full weeks were completed.

4.And on the twenty-fourth day of the first month, I was on the bank of the great river, that is, the Hiddekel.

5.And I lifted up my eyes and looked, and behold, a man clothed in linen, and whose waist was girded with gold of Uphaz.

6.His body was like jasper, and his face looked like lightning, and his eyes, like flaming torches, and his arms and feet like the gleam of polished bronze, and the sound of his words was like the sound of a multitude.

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13.The prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me for twenty-one days, but then Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left there with the kings of Persia.”

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21.Nevertheless, I will tell you what is inscribed in the Book of Truth. But there is not one who stands with me against these princes[2] except Michael your prince.

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1. As for me, in the first year of Darius the Mede, I took a stand, to give him support and protection.

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1. And at that time, Michael, the great prince who is appointed over the children of your people, will take a stand, but it will be a time of distress such as has not occurred since there was a nation even to that time. And at that time, your people will be delivered, everyone who is found written in the Book.

2. And multitudes who are asleep in the dust of the ground shall awake; some to everlasting life, and some to reproaches and to everlasting abhorrence.

3. And those who have understanding shall shine like the brightness of the firmament, and those who turn many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.

4. As for you, Daniel, keep these words close, and seal the scroll until the time of the end. Many shall rush to and fro, and knowledge shall multiply.

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Footnotes

[1] Literally, “within its sheath”.

[2] Or “in these things”.

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