|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.
|Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night,
and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
|And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse
one from another.
|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.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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, behold, in this horn were eyes
like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
|I beheld till the thrones were 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 flame, and
his wheels as burning fire.
|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
|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.
|As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their
dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and
|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.
|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.
|I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my
body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
|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.
|These great beasts, which are four, are four kings,
which shall arise out of the earth.
|But the saints of the most High shall take the
kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
|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;
|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.
|I beheld, and the same horn made war with the
saints, and prevailed against them;
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away
his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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
|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 great.
|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 a notable horn between his eyes.
|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
|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.
|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.
|And out of one of them came forth a little horn,
which waxed exceeding great, toward the south, and toward the east, and
toward the pleasant land.
|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.
|Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the
host, and by him the daily sacrifice was taken away, and the place of
his sanctuary was cast down.
|And an host was given him against the daily
sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the
ground; and it practiced, and prospered.
|Then I heard one saint speaking, and another saint
said unto that certain saint which spake, How long shall be the vision
concerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolation, to
give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?
|And he said unto me, Unto two thousand and three
hundred days; then shall the sanctuary be cleansed.
|And it came to pass, when I, even I Daniel, had seen
the vision, and sought for the meaning, then, behold, there stood before
me as the appearance of a man.
|And I heard a man's voice between the banks of Ulai,
which called, and said, Gabriel, make this man to understand the vision.
|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, O
son of man: for at the time of the end shall be the vision.
|Now as he was speaking with me, I was in a deep
sleep on my face toward the ground: but he touched me, and set me
|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 be.
|The ram which thou sawest having two horns are the
kings of Media and Persia.
|And the rough goat is the king of Grecia: and the
great horn that is between his eyes is the first king.
|Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it,
four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.
|And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the
transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and
understanding dark sentences, shall stand up.
|And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own
power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and
practice, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.
|And through his policy also he shall cause craft to
prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by
peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of
princes; but he shall be broken without hand.
|And the vision of the evening and the morning which
was told is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for
|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.
|In the first year of Darius the son of Ahasuerus, of
the seed of the Medes, which was made king over the realm of the
|In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood
by books the number of the years, whereof the word of the LORD came to
Jeremiah the prophet, that he would accomplish seventy years in the
desolations of Jerusalem.
|And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by
prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
|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
|We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and
have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy
precepts and from thy judgments:
|Neither have we hearkened unto thy servants the
prophets, which spake in thy name to our kings, our princes, and our
fathers, and to all the people of the land.
|O Lord, 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.
|O Lord, to us belongeth confusion of face, to our
kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, because we have sinned
|To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses,
though we have rebelled against him;
|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
|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.
|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 Jerusalem.
|As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil
is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God,
that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand thy truth.
|Therefore hath the LORD watched upon the evil, and
brought it upon us: for the LORD our God is righteous in all his works
which he doeth: for we obeyed not his voice.
|And now, O Lord our God, that hast brought thy
people forth out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast
gotten thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, we have done
|O Lord, according to all thy righteousness, I
beseech thee, let thine anger and thy fury be turned away from thy city
Jerusalem, thy holy mountain: because for our sins, and for the
iniquities of our fathers, Jerusalem and thy people are become a
reproach to all that are about us.
|Now therefore, O our God, hear the prayer of thy
servant, and his supplications, and cause thy face to shine upon thy
sanctuary that is desolate, for the Lord's sake.
|O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine
eyes, and behold our desolations, and the city which is called by thy
name: for we do not present our supplications before thee for our
righteousnesses, but for thy great mercies.
|O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, hearken and
do; defer not, for thine own sake, O my God: for thy city and thy people
are called by thy name.
|And whiles I was speaking, and praying, and
confessing my sin and the sin of my people Israel, and presenting my
supplication before the LORD my God for the holy mountain of my God;
|Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, even the man
Gabriel, whom I had seen in the vision at the beginning, being caused to
fly swiftly, touched me about the time of the evening oblation.
|And he informed me, and talked with me, and said, O
Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee skill and understanding.
|At the beginning of thy supplications the
commandment came forth, and I am come to show thee; for thou art greatly
beloved: therefore understand the matter, and consider the vision.
|Seventy weeks are determined upon thy people and
upon thy holy city, to finish the transgression, and to make an end of
sins, and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and to bring in
everlasting righteousness, and to seal up the vision and prophecy, and
to anoint the most Holy.
|Know therefore and understand, that from the going
forth of the commandment to restore and to build Jerusalem unto the
Messiah the Prince shall be seven weeks, and threescore and two weeks:
the street shall be built again, and the wall, even in troublous times.
|And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be
cut off, but not for himself: and the people of the prince that shall
come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary; and the end thereof shall
be with a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined.
|And he shall confirm the covenant with many for one
week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the
oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall
make it desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined shall
be poured upon the desolate.
|In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing
was revealed unto Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the
thing was true, but the time appointed was long: and he understood the
thing, and had understanding of the vision.
|In those days I Daniel was mourning three full
|I ate no pleasant bread, neither came flesh nor wine
in my mouth, neither did I anoint myself at all, till three whole weeks
|And in the four and twentieth day of the first
month, as I was by the side of the great river, which is Hiddekel;
|Then I lifted up mine eyes, and looked, and behold a
certain man clothed in linen, whose loins were girded with fine gold of
|His body also was like the beryl, and his face as
the appearance of lightning, and his eyes as lamps of fire, and his arms
and his feet like in colour to polished brass, and the voice of his
words like the voice of a multitude.
|And I Daniel alone saw the vision: for the men that
were with me saw not the vision; but a great quaking fell upon them, so
that they fled to hide themselves.
|Therefore I was left alone, and saw this great
vision, and there remained no strength in me: for my comeliness was
turned in me into corruption, and I retained no strength.
|Yet heard I the voice of his words: and when I heard
the voice of his words, then was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my
face toward the ground.
|And, behold, an hand touched me, which set me upon
my knees and upon the palms of my hands.
|And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man greatly
beloved, understand the words that I speak unto thee, and stand upright:
for unto thee am I now sent. And when he had spoken this word unto me, I
|Then said he unto me, Fear not, Daniel: for from the
first day that thou didst set thine heart to understand, and to chasten
thyself before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy
|But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me
one and twenty days: but, lo, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to
help me; and I remained there with the kings of Persia.
|Now I am come to make thee understand what shall
befall thy people in the latter days: for yet the vision is for many
|And when he had spoken such words unto me, I set my
face toward the ground, and I became dumb.
|And, behold, one like the similitude of the sons of
men touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and spake, and said unto
him that stood before me, O my lord, by the vision my sorrows are turned
upon me, and I have retained no strength.
|For how can the servant of this my lord talk with
this my lord? for as for me, straightway there remained no strength in
me, neither is there breath left in me.
|Then there came again and touched me one like the
appearance of a man, and he strengthened me,
|And said, O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be
unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong. And when he had spoken unto me, I
was strengthened, and said, Let my lord speak; for thou hast
|Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto
thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when
I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
|But I will show thee that which is noted in the
scripture of truth: and there is none that holdeth with me in these
things, but Michael your prince.
|Also I in the first year of Darius the Mede, even I,
stood to confirm and to strengthen him.
|And now will I show thee the truth. Behold, there
shall stand up yet three kings in Persia; and the fourth shall be far
richer than they all: and by his strength through his riches he shall
stir up all against the realm of Grecia.
|And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule
with great dominion, and do according to his will.
|And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be
broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to
his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his
kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those.
|And the king of the south shall be strong, and one
of his princes; and he shall be strong above him, and have dominion; his
dominion shall be a great dominion.
|And in the end of years they shall join themselves
together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of
the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of
the arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up,
and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that
strengthened her in these times.
|But out of a branch of her roots shall one stand up
in his estate, which shall come with an army, and shall enter into the
fortress of the king of the north, and shall deal against them, and
|And shall also carry captives into Egypt their gods,
with their princes, and with their precious vessels of silver and of
gold; and he shall continue more years than the king of the north.
|So the king of the south shall come into his
kingdom, and shall return into his own land.
|But his sons shall be stirred up, and shall assemble
a multitude of great forces: and one shall certainly come, and overflow,
and pass through: then shall he return, and be stirred up, even to his
|And the king of the south shall be moved with
choler, and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of
the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude
shall be given into his hand.
|And when he hath taken away the multitude, his heart
shall be lifted up; and he shall cast down many ten thousands: but he
shall not be strengthened by it.
|For the king of the north shall return, and shall
set forth a multitude greater than the former, and shall certainly come
after certain years with a great army and with much riches.
|And in those times there shall many stand up against
the king of the south: also the robbers of thy people shall exalt
themselves to establish the vision; but they shall fall.
|So the king of the north shall come, and cast up a
mount, and take the most fenced cities: and the arms of the south shall
not withstand, neither his chosen people, neither shall there be any
strength to withstand.
|But he that cometh against him shall do according to
his own will, and none shall stand before him: and he shall stand in the
glorious land, which by his hand shall be consumed.
|He shall also set his face to enter with the
strength of his whole kingdom, and upright ones with him; thus shall he
do: and he shall give him the daughter of women, corrupting her: but she
shall not stand on his side, neither be for him.
|After this shall he turn his face unto the isles,
and shall take many: but a prince for his own behalf shall cause the
reproach offered by him to cease; without his own reproach he shall
cause it to turn upon him.
|Then he shall turn his face toward the fort of his
own land: but he shall stumble and fall, and not be found.
|Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes
in the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed,
neither in anger, nor in battle.
|And in his estate shall stand up a vile person, to
whom they shall not give the honour of the kingdom: but he shall come in
peaceably, and obtain the kingdom by flatteries.
|And with the arms of a flood shall they be overflown
from before him, and shall be broken; yea, also the prince of the
|And after the league made with him he shall work
deceitfully: for he shall come up, and shall become strong with a small
|He shall enter peaceably even upon the fattest
places of the province; and he shall do that which his fathers have not
done, nor his fathers' fathers; he shall scatter among them the prey,
and spoil, and riches: yea, and he shall forecast his devices against
the strong holds, even for a time.
|And he shall stir up his power and his courage
against the king of the south with a great army; and the king of the
south shall be stirred up to battle with a very great and mighty army;
but he shall not stand: for they shall forecast devices against him.
|Yea, they that feed of the portion of his meat shall
destroy him, and his army shall overflow: and many shall fall down
|And both these kings' hearts shall be to do
mischief, and they shall speak lies at one table; but it shall not
prosper: for yet the end shall be at the time appointed.
|Then shall he return into his land with great
riches; and his heart shall be against the holy covenant; and he shall
do exploits, and return to his own land.
|At the time appointed he shall return, and come
toward the south; but it shall not be as the former, or as the latter.
|For the ships of Chittim shall come against him:
therefore he shall be grieved, and return, and have indignation against
the holy covenant: so shall he do; he shall even return, and have
intelligence with them that forsake the holy covenant.
|And arms shall stand on his part, and they shall
pollute the sanctuary of strength, and shall take away the daily
sacrifice, and they shall place the abomination that maketh desolate.
|And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall
he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be
strong, and do exploits.
|And they that understand among the people shall
instruct many: yet they shall fall by the sword, and by flame, by
captivity, and by spoil, many days.
|Now when they shall fall, they shall be holpen with
a little help: but many shall cleave to them with flatteries.
|And some of them of understanding shall fall, to try
them, and to purge, and to make them white, even to the time of the end:
because it is yet for a time appointed.
|And the king shall do according to his will; and he
shall exalt himself, and magnify himself above every god, and shall
speak marvellous things against the God of gods, and shall prosper till
the indignation be accomplished: for that that is determined shall be
|Neither shall he regard the God of his fathers, nor
the desire of women, nor regard any god: for he shall magnify himself
|But in his estate shall he honour the God of forces:
and a god whom his fathers knew not shall he honour with gold, and
silver, and with precious stones, and pleasant things.
|Thus shall he do in the most strong holds with a
strange god, whom he shall acknowledge and increase with glory: and he
shall cause them to rule over many, and shall divide the land for gain.
|And at the time of the end shall the king of the
south push at him: and the king of the north shall come against him like
a whirlwind, with chariots, and with horsemen, and with many ships; and
he shall enter into the countries, and shall overflow and pass over.
|He shall enter also into the glorious land, and many
countries shall be overthrown: but these shall escape out of his hand,
even Edom, and Moab, and the chief of the children of Ammon.
|He shall stretch forth his hand also upon the
countries: and the land of Egypt shall not escape.
|But he shall have power over the treasures of gold
and of silver, and over all the precious things of Egypt: and the
Libyans and the Ethiopians shall be at his steps.
|But tidings out of the east and out of the north
shall trouble him: therefore he shall go forth with great fury to
destroy, and utterly to make away many.
|And he shall plant the tabernacles of his palace
between the seas in the glorious holy mountain; yet he shall come to his
end, and none shall help him.
|And at that time shall Michael stand up, the great
prince which standeth for the children of thy people: and there shall be
a time of trouble, such as never was since there was a nation even to
that same time: and at that time thy people shall be delivered, every
one that shall be found written in the book.
|And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth
shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting
|And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness
of the firmament; and they that turn many to righteousness as the stars
for ever and ever.
|But thou, O Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the
book, even to the time of the end: many shall run to and fro, and
knowledge shall be increased.
|Then I Daniel looked, and, behold, there stood other
two, the one on this side of the bank of the river, and the other on
that side of the bank of the river.
|And one said to the man clothed in linen, which was
upon the waters of the river, How long shall it be to the end of these
|And I heard the man clothed in linen, which was upon
the waters of the river, when he held up his right hand and his left
hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth for ever that it shall be
for a time, times, and an half; and when he shall have accomplished to
scatter the power of the holy people, all these things shall be
|And I heard, but I understood not: then said I, O my
Lord, what shall be the end of these things?
|And he said, Go thy way, Daniel: for the words are
closed up and sealed till the time of the end.
|Many shall be purified, and made white, and tried;
but the wicked shall do wickedly: and none of the wicked shall
understand; but the wise shall understand.
|And from the time that the daily sacrifice shall be
taken away, and the abomination that maketh desolate set up, there shall
be a thousand two hundred and ninety days.
|Blessed is he that waiteth, and cometh to the
thousand three hundred and five and thirty days.
|But go thou thy way till the end be: for thou shalt
rest, and stand in thy lot at the end of the days.