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t Chald.
made to
come down.
y ch. 4. 32,


P Or,

he made hts
heart equal,

I ch. 4. 17,

a 2 Chron.
33. 23. &. 36.

c Ps. 115.

(1 Jer. 10.

about 538.

Job 31. 6.
I's. B2.9.
Jer. 6. 30.

lBai.21. 2.
vor. 31.
ch. 9. 1.
B ch. G. 28.

about 538.
i Jer. 51. 31,
39, 57.

k ch. 0. 1.

t Chald.
he ae the
son of, SrC'
II Or,

about 537.
c Ecclcs. 4.

II Or,
came tu-

d Neh. 2. 3.
vcr. 21.
ch. 2. 4.

II Or,

e Esth. 1.
19. &. 8. 8.
ver. 12, 15.
t Chald.
passeth 7lo,t,

A conspiracy against Daniel.

MENE ; God hath numbered thy kingdom,
and finished it.

27 TEKEL ; « Thou art weighed m tne
balances, and art found wanting.

28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided,
and given to the ^ Medes and e Persians.

29 Then commanded Belshazzar, and they
clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain
of gold about his neck, and made a proclama-
tion concerning him, •> that he should be the
third ruler in the kingdom.

30 IT 'In that night was Belshazzar the
king of the Chaldeans slain.

31 ■'And Darius the Median took the
kingdom, t being || about threescore and two
years old.


I Daniel is made chief of the presidents. 4 They con-
spiring against him obtain an idolatrous decree. 10
Daniel, accused of the breach thereof is cast -into the
lions' den. 18 Daniel is saved, 24 his adversaries
del oured, 25 and God magnified by a decree.

IT pleased Darius to set " over the king-
dom an hundred and twenty princes, which
should be over the whole kingdom ;

2 And over these three presidents; of
whom Daniel was first: that the princes
might give accounts unto them, and the
king should have no damage.

3 Then this Daniel was preferred above
the presidents and princes, ''because an
excellent spirit was in him; and the king
thought to set him over the whole realm.

4 H ■= Then the presidents and princes
sought to find occasion against Daniel con-
cerning the kingdom; but they could find
none occasion nor fault ; forasmuch as he
was faithful, neither was there any error or
fault found in him.

5 Then said these men. We shall not find
any occasion against this Daniel, except we
find it against him concerning the law of his

6 Then these presidents and princes |] as-
sembled together to the king, and said thus
unto him, ^ King Darius, live for ever.

7. All the presidents of the kingdom, the
governors, and the princes, the counsellors,
and the captains, have consulted together to
establish a royal statute, and to mai:e a firm

II decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition
of any god or man for thirty days, save of
thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of
lions. ,

8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and
sign the writing, that it be not changed,
according to the "law of the Medes and
Persians, which f altereth not.

9 Wherefore king Darius signed the. writ-
ing and the decree.

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Daniel is cast into the lions' den ;

10 IT Now when Daniel knew that the
writing was signed, he went into his house ;

■ and his windows being open in his chamber
^toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees
e three times a day, and prayed, and gave
thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.

11 Then these men assembled, and found
Daniel praying and making supplication be-
fore his God.

12 ''Then they came near, and spake be-
fore the king concerning the king's decree ;
Hast thou not signed a decree, that every
man that shall ask a petition of any god or
man within thirty days, save of thee, O king,
shall be cast into the den of lions ? The king
answered and said. The thing is true, ' accord-
ing to the law of the Medes and Persians,
which altereth not.

13 Then answered they and said before
the king. That Daniel, ''which is of the
children of the captivity of Judah, 'regardeth
not thee, O king, nor the decree that ihou
hast signed, but maketh his petition three
times a day.

14 Then the king, when he heard these
words, "was sore displeased with himself,
and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him :
and he laboured till the going down of the
sun to deliver him.

15 Then these men assembled unto the
king, and said unto the king. Know, O
king, that "the law of the Medes and Per-
sians is, That no decree nor statute which
the king establisheth may be changed.

16 Then the king commanded, and they
brought Daniel, and cast him into the den
of lions. Now the king spake and said
unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest
continually, he will deliver thee.

17 "And a stone was brought, and laid
upon the mouth of the den; Pand the king
sealed it with his own signet, and with the
signet of his lords; that the purpose might
not be changed concerning Daniel.

18 II Then the king went to his palace,
and passed the night fasting : neither were
II instruments of music brought before him :
^and his sleep went from him.

19 Then the king arose very early in the
morning, and went in haste unto the den
of lions.

20 And when he came to the den, he
crieid with a lamentable voice unto Daniel :
and the king spake and said to Daniel, O
Daniel, servant of the living God, ■■ is thy
God, whom thou servest continually, able
to deliver thee from the lions ?

21 Then said Daniel unto the king, * O
king, live for ever.

22 'My God hath sent his angel, and


about 537.

r 1 KinM
8. 44, 48.

Jonah 2. 4.
g Ps. 55. 17.
Acts 2. 1,2,
15. &3. 1.&
10. 9

h ch. 3. 8.

k ch. ]. 6.
& 5. 13.

1 ch. 3. 13.

in So
Mark 0. 36.

o Lam. 3. 53.


Slatt. 27. 06.

II Or,

q ch. 2. 1.

r ch. 3. 15.

t ch. 3. 28.

about 537.

u Hobr. 11.

X Hobr. 11.

y DeuL 19.

7. Esth. 9. 10,

Drut.24. 16.
3 Kings 14.

a ch. 4. 1.

cPs. 09.1.
d ch. 4. 34.

e ch. 3. 44.
& 4. 3, 34.

& 7. 14, 27.
Luke 1. 33.

f ch. 4. 3.

t Heb.

■ch. 1.21.
1 Ezra 1. 1,

about 555.

a Numb. 12.


Amns 3. 7.

t Chald.

b ch. 2. 28.

II Or.


d Dcut. 28.

2 Sara. 1.23.
.Tcr. 4. 7, 13.
& 48. 40.
E/ok. 17. 3.
Hall. 1. 8.
I! Or,

ch. 3. 39.

I! Or,

it rftised up
ovr. do-

f ch. 8. 8,

but miraculously saved.

hath "shut the lions' mouths, that they
have not hurt me : forasmuch as before
him innocency was found in me ; and also
before thee, O king, have I done no hurt.

23 Then was the king exceeding glad
for him, 'and commanded that they should
take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel *
was taken up out of the den, and no manner
of hurt was found upon him, ^ because he
believed in his God.

24 ^ And the king commanded, y and they
brought those men which had accused Daniel,
and they cast them into the den of lions,
them, ^ their children, and their wives ; and
the lions had the mastery of them, and brake
all their bones in pieces or ever they came
at the bottom of the den.

25 II^Then king Darius wrote unto all
people, nations, and languages, that dwell in
all the earth ; Peace be multiplied unto jou.

26 '' I make a decree. That in every do-
minion of my kingdom men *= tremble and fear
before the God of Daniel: ^for he is the
living God, and steadfast for ever, and his
kingdom that which shall not be " destroyed,
and his dominion shall be even unto the end.

27 He delivereth and rescueth, '"and he
worketh signs and wonders in heaven and
in earth, who hath delivered Daniel from .
the t power of the lions.

28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign
of Darius, sand in the reign of ''Cyrus the

CHAP. vn.

I Daniel's vision of four beasts. 9 Of God's kingdom.

15 The interpretation thereof.

IN the first year of Belshazzar king of
Babylon, "Daniel fhad a dream and
'' visions of his head upon his bed : then he
wrote the dream, and told the sum of the

II 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 much flesh.

6 After this, I beheld, and lo, another, hke

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,

746 .

Daniel's vision of God's kingdom.

7 After this I saw in the night visions,
and behold sa 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 whom there were three of the
first horns plucked up by the roots : and be-
hold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes ''of
man, 'and a mouth speaking great things.

9 IT™! beheld till the thrones were cast
down, and "the Ancient of days did sit,
"whose garment was white as ^now, and
the hair of his head like the pure wool j his
throne was like the fiery flame, p and his
wheels as burning fire. •

10 1 A fiery stream issued and came forth
from before him : "^ thousand thousands minis-
tered 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 burn-
ing flame.

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

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

14 yAnd 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 king-
dom, that which shall not be destroyed.

15 IF I Daijiel ''was grieved in my spirit
in the midst of my t 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 kno\v^
the interpretation of the things.

17 ■= These great beasts, which are four, are
four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

18 But ^ the saints of the fMost High
shall take the kingdom, and possess the king-
dom for ever, even for ever and ever.

19 Then I would know the truth of ^ the
fourth beast, which was diverse t from all
the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth
were of iron, and his nails of brass ; which


about 553.

B oh. 2. 40.
vor. 19, 23.

h ch. 3. 41.
Rev. 13. 1.

i ver. iW,
cli. 8 9.

k Rev. 9. 7.

1 Ps. 12. 3,
ver. 25.
Rev. 13. a.
m Rev. 20.

n Ps. 90. 2.
vor. 13, 22.
o Ps. 104. 2.
Rev. 1. 14.

p Ezek. 1.
15, 16.

(1 Fs. 50. 3
& 97. 3.
Isai. 3U. 33.
& 60. 15.
r 1 Kings
22. 19.
Ps. 68. 17.
Hebr. 12. 22.
Rev. 5. II.
s Rev. 20.4,

t Rev. 19.

t Chald.
a prolovff-
inff in lije
was ffiven

u Ezek. 1.


Matt. 24. 30.
k 26. 64.
Rev. I. 7,13.
& 14. 14.
I ver. 9.

y Ps. 2. 6, 7,
8. fe 8. 6. &
HO. 1. 2.
Matt. 11. 27.
& 28. 18.
Jolin 3.35.
1 Cor. 15.

Ephes. 1.22.
z ch. 3. 4.
a Ps. 14.5. 13.
ch. 2. 44.
ver. 27.
Micah 4. 7.
Luke 1.33.
John 12. 34.
Hebr. 12. 28.
b ver. 28.
t Chald.

c ver. 3.

d Isai. 60.
12, 13,14.
ver. si, 27.
2 Tim. 2. 11,

Rev. 2. 26,
27. & 3. 21.
&20. 4.
I Chald.
kigk ones,
that is,
things, or,
e ver. 7.
t Chald.
from all


about 555.

r ch. 8. 12,
24. & 11. 31.
Rev. 11. 7.
& 13. 7. t
17. 14. tL
19. 19.
g ver. 9.
h ver. 18.
1 Cor. 6. 2.
Rev. 1. 6. &
5. 10. & 20. 4.

i ch. 2. 40.

k ver. 7, 8,


Rev. 17. 12.

1 Isai. 37.


ch. 8. 24, 25.

& 11. 28, 30,

31, 36.

Rev. 13. 5,


m Rev. 17.

6. & 18. 24.

n ch. 2. 21.

o Rev. 13. 7.

6ch. 12. 7.
ev. 12. 14.

q ver. 10, 22.

r ver. 14, 18,

s ch. 2. 44.
Luke 1.33.
John 12. 34.
Rev. 11.15.
t Isai. 60. 12
II Or, rulers.

u ver. 15.
ch. 8. 27. &
10. S, 16.

:t Luke 2.
19, 51.

about 553.

b Esth. 1. 2.

The vision interpreted.

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 s 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 king-
dom are ten kings that shall arise : and ano-
ther 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 bo
given into' his hand p until a time and times
and the dividing of time.

26 9 But the judgment shall sit, and they
shall take away his dominion to consume
and to destroy it unto the end.

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

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. vm.

1 Daniel's vision of the ram and he-goat. 13 The two
thousand three hundred days of sacrifice. 15 Gabriel
comforteth Daniel, and interpretetU the vision.

IN the third year of the reign of king Bel-
shazzar 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 savr,
and behold, there stood before the river


DanieVs vision of the ram and he-goat.

a ram which had two horns : and the two
horns were high ; but one was higher than
fthe 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 hand; "=but
he did according to his will, and became

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 the goat 'had-\^z. notable horn
between his eyes.

6 And he came to the ram that had two
horns, which I had seen standing before the
river, and ran unto him in the fury of his

7 And I saw him come close unto the ram,
and he was moved with choler against him,
and smote the ram, and brake his two horns :
and there was no power in the ram to stand
before him, but he cast him down to the
ground, and stamped upon him : and there
was none that could deliver the ram out of
his hand.

8 Therefore, the he-goat waxed very great :
and when he was strong, the great horn was
broken ; and for it, came up " four notable
ones toward the four winds of heaven.

9 f And out of one of them came forth
a little horn, which waxed exceeding great,
e toward the south, and toward the east, and
toward the ■'pleasant land.

10 ' And it waxed great, even [| to ^ the
host of heaven ; and ' it cast down some of
the host and of the stars to the ground, and
stamped upon them.

11 Yea, "he magnified himself even || to
"the prince of the host, °and || by him Pthe
daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place
of his sanctuary was cast down.

12 And "J ||an host was given him against
the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression,
and it cast down Hhe truth to the ground ;
and it 'practised, and prospered.

13 IT Then I heard " one saint speaking,
and another saint said unto || f that certain
sa.int which spake, How long shall he the
vision concerning the daily sacrifice, and the
transgression of || desolation, to give both the
sanctuary and the host to be trodden under

14 And he said unto me, Unto two thon
sand and three hundred t days ; then shall
the sanctuary be t cleansed.

15 IT And it came to pass, when I, euera
I Daniel, had seen the vision, and y sought
for the meaning, then behold, there stood
before me '^as the appearance of a man.


about •'>53.

T Heb.
the second.

c ch. 5. 19.
i 11. 3, 16.

II Or, none
touched him
in the earth.
t Heb.
a horn of
d vei. 81.

ch. 7. 6.
b, 11. 4.
ver. 22.

f ch. 7. 8.

&11. 21.

g ch. 11. 25.

fi Pa. 48. 2.

Ezek. 20. 6,


ch. II. 16.

41. 45.

i ch. 11.28.

II Or.

against the


k So .

laii. iT. 13.

1 Kev. 12. 4
m Jer. 48.

ch. 11. 36.
ver. 25.
II Or,
n Josh. 5.

ch. 11. 31.
& 12. 11.

II Or. ,
from him.
p Exod. 29.

Numb. 28.3.
Ezek. 4«. 13.
q ch. 11. 31.
If Or.

the host was
given over
for the
sion againat
the daily sa-
s Ps. 119.
43, 142.
Isai. 59. 14.
t ver. 4.
ch. 11. 28,

u ch. 4. 13.
&: 12. 6.

1 Pet. 1. 12.
II Or,

the num-
berer of se-
crets, or,
the wonder-
ful num-
t Heb.

" 9'' .,

making de-
ch. 11. 31.
&; 12. 11.
t Heb.
f Heb.
y Seech. 13.

I'Pet. 1. 10,

z Ezok. 1.

abouf 353.

a ch. 12. 6,


b ch. 9. 21.

Luke 1. 19.


c Ezek. 1.


Rev. 1. 17.

d ch. 10. 9,


Luke 9. 32.

8 Ezek. 3. 2.
t Heb.
made me
stand upon
my stand-

r ch. 9. 27.
&1J.27, 35.
36. & 12. 7.
Hab. 2. 3.

g ver. 3.

h ver. 5.

k ver. 8.
ch. 11. 4.

t Heb.
are accom-
m Deut. 28.
n ver. 6.

o Rev. 17.

13. 17.

p ver. 12.
ch. 11. 36.

q ver. 10.
ch. 7. 25.
t Heb.
people of the
holy ones.
r ch. 11. 21,
23, 24.
8 ver. 11.
ch. 11. 36.

II Or. ,
u ver. ] 1.
ch. 11. 36.

X Job 34. 20.
Lam. 4. 6.
ch. 2.34, 45.
y ch. 10. 1.

7. Ezek. 12.


ch. 10. 14.

4, 12. 4, 9.

Rev. 22. 10.

a ch. 7. 28.
& 10. 8, 16.
b ch. 6. 2, 3.

c See
ver. 16.

about 538.
a cli. 1. 21.
& 5. 31.
& 6.28.

IJ Or,

171 which he,


Gabriel interpreteth the vision.

16 And I heard a man's voice ''between
the hanks of Ulai, which called, and said,
''Gabriel, make this man to understand the

17 So he came near where I stood : and
when he came, I was afraid, and "fell upon
my face : but he said unto me, Understand,

son of man : for at the time of the end
shall he the vision.

18 ''Now as he was speaking with me,

1 was in a deep sleep on my face toward the
ground: ^but he touched me, and fset me

19 And he said. Behold, I will make thee
know what shall be in the last end of the
indignation: ''for at the time appointed the
end shall he.

20 eThe ram which thou sawest having
two horns are the kings of Media and Persia.

21 ''And the rough goat is the king of
Grecia : and the ^reat horn that is between
his eyes Hs the first-king.

22 ^ Now that being broken, whereas four
stood jjp for it, four kingdoms shall stand up
out of the nation, but not in his power.

23 And in the latter time of their king-
dom, when the transgressors f are come to
the full, a king ""of fierce countenance, and
understanding dark sentences, " shall stand

24 And his power shall be mighty, <> but
not by his own power : and he shall destroy
wonderfully, P and shall prosper, and practise,
land shall destroy the mighty and the fholy

25 And ' through his policy also he shall
cause craft to prosper in his hand; 'and he
shall magnify himself in his heart, and by
II peace shall destroy many : " he shall also
stand up against the Prince of princes ; but
he shall be ^broken without hand.

26 y And the vision of the evening and
the morning which was told is true : ^ where-
fore shut thou up the vision ; for it shall he
for many days.

27 " And I Daniel fainted,' and was sick
certain days; afterward I rose up, ''and did
the king's business ; and I was astonished at
the vision, •= but none understood it.


I Daniel, considering the time of the captivity, 3 maketh
confession of sins, 16 and prayethfor the restoration
of Jerusalem. 20 Gabriel inform^th him of the seventy

IN the first year ^ of Darius the son of
Ahasuerus, of the seed of the Medes,

II which was made king over the realm of
the Chaldeans ;

2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel
understood by books the number of the

Daniel maketh confession of sins.

years, whereof the word of the Lord came
to >• Jeremiah the prophet, that he would
accomplish seventy years in the desolations
of Jerusalem.

3 IF - And* I set my face unto the Lord
God, to seek by prayer and supplications,
with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes :

4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God,
and.made my confession, and said, O "^Lord,
the great and dreadful God, keeping the
covenant and mercy to them that love
him, and to them that keep his command-
ments ;

5 « We have sinned, and have committed
iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have
rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts
and from thy judgments :

6 '"Neither have we hearkened unto thy
servants the prophets, which spake in •thy
name to our kings, our princes, and our fa-
thers, and to all the people of the land.

7 O Lord,- s righteousness \\belongeth unto
thee, but unto us confusion of faces, as at
this day ; to the men of Judah, and to the
inhabitants of Jerusalem, and unto all Israel,
that are near, and that are far off, through
all the countries whither thou hast driven
them, because of their trespass that they have
trespassed against thee.

8 O Lord, to us helongeth ^ confusion of
face, to our kings, to our princes, and to our
fathers, because we have .sinned against

9 ' To the Lord our God belong mercies
and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled
against him ;

10 ''^Neither have we obeyed the voice
of the Lord our God, to walk in his laws,
which he set before us by his servants the

11 Yea, 'all Israel have transgressed thy
law, even by departing, that they might not
obey thy voice ; therefore the curse is poured
upon us, and the oath that is written in the
■^ law of Moses the servant of God, because
we have sinned against him.

12 And he hath "confirmed his words,
which he spake against us, and against our
judges that judged us, by bringing upon us
a great evil : "for under the whole heaven
hath not been done as hath been done upon

13 pAs it is written in the law of Moses,
all this evil is come upon us : lyet f made we
not our prayer before the Lord our God,
that we might turn from our iniquities, and
understand thy fruth.

14 Therefore hath the Lord 'watched
upon the evil, and brought it upon us : for
'the Lord our God is righteous in all his



about 538.

b S CKron.
36. 21.
12. & 29. 10.

c ^eh. 1. 4.
ch. 0. 10.
3c.l. 29. 12,

Jamoi 4. 8,
9, 10.

d Exoa. 20.


Dont. 7. 9.

Noll. 1. 5.

&9. 32.

e 1 KingaiS.

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