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24 I bep was the part of the band sent Hast thou not signed a decree, that every Irom hiin; and this writing was written. man that shall ask a petition of any god or
25 ! And this is the writing that was written, man within thirty days, save of thee, Oking, MENE, MENE, TEKEL, UPHARSIN. shall be cast into the den of lions. The
26 This is the interpretation of the thing: king answered and said, The thing is true, MENE: God hath numbered thy kingdom, according to the law of the Medes and Per. and finished it.
sians, which allereth not. 27 TEKEL; Thon art weighed in the ba 13 Then answered they, and said before lances, and art found wanting.
the king, That Daniel, which is of the cin28 PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and dren of the captivity of lidah, regardeth not given to the Medes and Persians.
thee, 0 king, nor the decree that thou hast 29 Then commanded Beishazzar, and they signed, but maketh his petition three times clothed Daniel with scarlet, and put a chain a-day: of gold about his neck, and made a procla 14 Then the king, when he heard these mation concerning bim, that he should be the words, was sore displeased with bimself, and third ruler in the kingdom.
set his heart on Daniel to deliver bim; and 30 1 In viat night was Belshazzar the king he laboured till che going down of the sua to of the Chaldeans slain.
deliver him. 31 And Darius the Median took the king. 15 Then these men assembled unto the dom, being about threescore and two years old. king, and said unto the king, Know, 0 king, CHAP VI.
that the law of the Medes and Persia ns is, IT the king
an hundred and twenty princes, which stablisheth may be changed. should be over the whole kingdom; (16 Then the king commanded, and they
2 And over these three presidents, of hrought Daniel, and cast him into the deu of wlion Daniel wis first ; that the princes lions. Now the king spake and said unto might give accounts unto them, and the king Daniel, Tby Gorl, whom thou servest conti should have no damage.
nually, he will deliver thee. 3 Then this Daniel was preferred above 17 And a stone was brought, and laid upon the presidents and princes, because an excel- the mouth of the den ; and the king sealed leni spirit was in him; and the king thought it with his own signet, and with the signet of to set him over the whole realm.
his lords, that the purpose might not be 4 1 Theu the presidents and princes sought changed concerning Daniel. to find occasion against Daniel concerning the 18 T Then ihe king went to zis palace, kingdom ; but they could find none occasion and passed the night fasting: neither were nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, nei-instruments of musick brought before him; ther was there any error or fault found in him. and his sleep went from him.
5 Then said these men, We shall not find 19 Then the king arose very early in the any occasion against this Daniel, except we morning, and went in haste unto the den of find it against him concerning the law of his lions. God.
20 And when he came to the den, he cried 6 Then these presidents and princes as- with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and sembled together to the king, and said thus the king spake and said to Daniel, 0 Da. unto him, King Darius, live for ever. iniel, servant of the living God, is thy God,
7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the whom thou servest continually, able to deligovernors, and the princes, the counsellors, ver thee from the lions? and the captains, bave consulted together 10 21 Then said Daniel unto the king, O establish a royal statute, and to make a firm king, live for ever. decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition ofl. 22 My God hath sent his angel, and bath any god or man for thirty days, save of tbce, shut the lions' mouibs, that they have not O king, he shall be cast into the deu of lions. hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocen
8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and cy was found in me; and also before thee, sign the writing, that it be not changed, ac- O king, have I done no hurt. cording to the law of the Medes and Per. 23 Then was the king exceeding glad for sians, which allereth not.
him, and commanded that they should take 9 \Vherefore king Darius signed the wri- Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was tating and the decree.
ken up out of the den, and no manner of 10 Now when Daniel knew that the wri- hurt was found upon him, because he beting was signed, he went into his house; and, lieved in his God. biswiudow's being open in his chamber toward 24 [ And the king commanded, and they Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three brought those men which had accused Da. limes a-day, and prayed, and gave thanks niel, and they cast them into the den of lions, before his God, as le did aforetime. them, their children, and their wives; and
11. Then these men assembled, and found the lions had the mastery of thell, and brake Daniel praying and making supplication be- all their bones in pieces or ever they came fore his God.
at the bottom of the den. 12 Then they came near, and spake be-! 25 | Then king Darius wrote into all fore the king concerning the king's' decree; people, natious, and languages, that area
in all the earth ; Peace be multiplied unto you. one like the Son of man came with the clouds
26 I make a decree, That in every domi- of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, nion of my kingdom men tremble and fear and they brought him near before him. brefore the God of Daniel; for he is the living 14 And there was given himn dominion, God, and stedfast for ever, and his kingdoin and glory, and a kingdom, that all peonle, that which shall not be destroyed, and his nations, and languages, should serve him: his doininion shull be eren unto the end. dominion is an everlasting dominion, which
27 He delivereth and rescueth, and he shall not pass away, and his kingdoni thal worketh signs and wouders in heaven and in which shall not be destroyed. earth, who hath delivered Daniel from the 15 | | Daniel was grieved in my spirit in power of the lions.
the midst of my body, and the visions of my 28 So this Daniel prospered in the reign of head troubled me. Darius, and in the reignol Cyrus the Persian. 16 I came near unto one of them that CHAP. VII.
stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. I me know the in
Babylon, Daniel had a dream, and visions terpretation of the things. of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the 17 These great beasts, which are four, are dream, and told the sum of the mauers. four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vi 18 But the saints of the most High shall sion by night, and, behold, ihe four winds of take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom the heaven strove upon the great sea. for ever, even for ever and ever.
3 And four great beasts came up from the 19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth sea, diverse one from another.
beast, which was diverse from all the others, 4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, wings: 1 beheld till the wings thereof were and his nails of brass, whichdevoured,brake in plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth, pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet; and made stand upon the feet as a man, and 20 And of the ten horns that were in his a man's heart was given to it.
head, and of the other which came up, and 5 And behold another beast, a second, before whom three fell; even of thai bora like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it great things, whose look was more stout thar between the teeth of it: and they said thus his fellows. unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
21 ) beheld, and the same horn made wa. 6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like with the saints, and prevailed against them a leopard, which had upon the back of it 22 Until the Ancient of days came, and four wings of a fowl: the beast had also judgment was given to the saints of the most four heads; and dominion was given to it. High ; and the tiine came that the saints pos
7 After this I saw in the night-visions, and sessed the kingdom. behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, 23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shalt and strong exceedingly; and it had greai be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which tron teeth ; it devoured and brake in pieces, shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall and stamped the residue with the feet of it: devour the whole earth, and shall tread it and it was diverse from all the beasts that down, and break it in pieces. were before it ; and it had ten horns.
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom 8 I considered the horns, and, behold, are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall there came up among them another little rise after them; and he shall be diverse from horn, before whom there were three of the the first, and he shall subdue three kings. first horns plucked up by the roots : and, be 25 And he shall speak great words aguinst hold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of the most High, and shall wear out the saintso! inan, and a mouth speaking great things. the most High, and think to change times and
"Theheld till the thrones were cast down, laws: and they shall be given into his hand, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose gar- until a time and times and ihe dividing of time. ment rus wbitc as snow, and the hair of his 26 But the judgment shall sit, and they heau like the pure wool: his throne wus like shall take away his dominion, to con sunie the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. and to destroy it unto the end.
10 fiery stream issued and came forth 27 Aud the kingdom and dominior, and lion efore him: thousand thousands mini- the greatness of the kingdom under the whole #tered unto him, and ten thousand times ten heaven, shall be given to the people of tho Cousand stood before him : the judgment saints of the most High, whose kingdom is was set, and the books were opened. an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions
11 | beheld then, because of the voice of shall serve and obey him. the great words which the horn spake ; 1 be- 28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As held, mren till the beast was slair, and his body for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled destroyed, and given to the burning flame me, and my countenance changed ie me
12 Asconcerning the rest of the beasts, they but I kept the matter in my heari. had their dominion taken away: yet their lives
CUAP. vfu were prolonged for a season and time. 13 1 sawin the night-visions, and, behold,
the third year of the reign of king Bel IN
shazzar a vision appeared unto me, even
unlo me Daniel, after that which appeared banks of Ulai, which called, and said, Gabries, unto me at the first.
make this man to understand the visiou. 2 And I saw in a vision; and it came to 17 So he came near where I stood; and pass, when I saw, that I was at Shushan in when he came, I was afraid, and fell upon ihe palace, which is in the province of Elam; my face : but he said unto me, Understand, and I saw in a vision, and I was by the river O son otman; for at the time of the end shall or Ulai.
be the vision. 3 Then I lifted up inine eyes, and saw, 18 Now, as he was speaking with me, I was and, behold, there stood before ihe river a in a deep sleep on my tace toward the ground: ram which had two borns: and the two but he touched me, and se:1 me upright. torns were high; but one was higher than the 19 And he said, Behold, I will make thee other, and the higher cane up last. know what shall be in the last end of the in
4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and dignation : for at the time appointed the end northward, and southward; so that no beasts shill be. might stand before him, neither was there 20 The ram which thou sawest baving troc any that coulá deliver out of his hand; but he horns are the kings of Media and Persia. did according tu his will, and became great. 21 And the rough goat is the king ol
5 And as I was considering, behold, an he- Grecia : and the great horn that is between goat came from the west, on the face of the his eyes is the first king. whole earth, and touched not the ground; 22 Now that being broken, whereas for and the goat had a notable horn between his stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up eyes.
out of the nation, but not in his power. 6 And he came to the ran that had tuo 23 And in the latter time of their kingdom hurns, which I had seen standing before the when the transgressors are come to the full, < river, and ran unto him in the fury of his king of fierce countenance, and understand power.
ing dark sentences, shall stand up. 7 And I saw hini come close unto the ram, 24 And his power shall le mighty, but inou and he was moved with choler against him, by his own power: and he shall desirov won and smote the ram, and brake his iwo horns; derfully, and shali prosper, and practise, and and there was no power in the ram to stand shall destroy the mighty and the holy people before him, but he cast hiin down to the 25 And ihrough his policy also be shelt ground, and stamped upon him, and there cause crast to prosper in his liand; and be was none that could deliver the ram out of shall magnify himself in his heart, and hy his hand.
peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand 8 Therefore the lie-goat waxed very great : up against the Prince of princes; but he shall and when he was strong, the great horn was be broken without hand. broken; and for it came up four notable 26 And the vision of the evening and the ones, toward the four winds of heaven. morning which was told is true : wherefore
9 And out of one of them came forth a shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for little horn, which waxed exceeding great, many days. toward the south, and toward the east, and 27 And i Daniel fainted, and was sick cer toward the pleasant lund.
tuin days: afterward I rose up, and did the 10 And ii waxed great, eren to the host king's business ; and I was astonished at the of heaven; and it cast down some of the vision, but none understood it. host and of the stars to the ground, and
CHAP. IX. stamped upon them. 11 Yea, he magnified himself even to the In the first year of Darius the son of Aha
of the secd of the Medes, whico prince of the host, and by him the daily su- was made king over the rcalm of the Chal crifice was taken away, and the place of his deans ; sanctuary was cast down.
2 In the first year of his reign, 1 Danie! 12 And an host was given him against the understood iny books the number of the years, daily sorrifice by reason of transgression, whereof the word of the LORD canie to Jera: and it casi down the truth to the ground; miab the prophet, that he would accomprise and it practised, and prospered.
seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem 13* Then I heard one saint speaking, and 3 1 And I set my face unto the Lord God, another saint said unto that certain saint to seek by prayer and supplications, with sast. which spake, How long shall be the vision con- ing, and sackcloth, and ashes cerning the daily sucri her, and the transgres 4 And I prayed into the Lord my God, sion of desolation, to give both the sanctuary and made my conlession, and said, O Lord, and the host to be trodden under foot? the great and dreadiu! God, keeping the
14 And he said unto me, Onto iwo thou- covenant and mercy to them that love him, sand and three hundred days; then shall the and to them that keep his commandments; sanctuary be cleansed.
5 We have sinned, and bave committed 15.1 Aud it came to pass, when i, eren liniquity, and have done wickedly, and have Daniel, had seen the vision, and sought for rebelled, even by departing from thy prethe meaning, then, behold, t'iere stood be- cepis, and froin ihy judgments: tore me as the appearance of a mac. 6 Neither have we bearkened unto thy ser16 And I heard a nian's voice Intwoce the vanis the prophets, which spake in thy name
to our kings, our prices, and our fathers,, before the Lord my God for the holy moun want to all the people of the land.
lain of my God; 70 Lord, righteousness belongeth unto thee; 21 Yea, whiles I was speaking in prayer, jut nous confusion of faces, as at this day: even the man Gabriel, whom I had seen in to the men of Judah, and to the inhabitants of the vision at the beginning, being caused to Jerusalem, and upto all Israel, chut are near, My swiftly, touched me about the line of the and that are far off, through all the countries evening oblation. whither thou hast driven them, because of 22 And he informed me, and talked with iheir trespass that they have trespassed a- me, and said, O Daniel, I am now come forih gainst thee.
to give thee skill and understanding: 8 O Lord, to us belongelh confusion of face, 23 At the beginning of thy supplications to our kings, to our princes, and to our ta- the commandment came forth, and I am hers, because we have sinned against thee. come to shew thee; for thou art greatly be
9 'To the Lord our God belong mercies and loved: therefore understand the matter, and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled consider the vision. agamsı him :
- 4 Seventy weeks are determined upon t'iy 10 Neither have we oheyed the voice of the people, and upon thy holy city, to finish the LORD) Our God, to walk in his laws, wbich he transgression, and to make an end of' sins, set before us by bis servants the prophets. and to make reconciliation for iniquity, and
11 Yea, all Israel have transgressed thy to bring in everlasting righteousness, an! lo law, even by departing, that they miglit not seal up the vision and prophecy, and 19 obey thy voice; therefore the curse is poured anoint the most Holy. vpon us, and the oath that is written in the 25 Know therefore and understand, thu! law of Moses the servant of God, because from the going forth of the commandment we have sinned against him.
19 restore and to build Jerusalem, unto the 12 And he hath confirmed his words, which Messiah the Prince, shvill be seven weeks, be spake against us, and against our judges and threescore and iwo weeks: the street that judged us, by bringing upon us a great shall be built again, and the wall, even in evil: lor under the whole heaven hath not troublous times. been done as hath been done upon Jerusalem. 26 And after threescore and two weeks
13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself: this evil is come upon us : yet made we nou and the people of the prince that shall come our prayer before the Lord our God, that we shall destroy the city, and the sanctuary; Qight turn from our iniquities, and under and the end thereof shall be with a flood, and sand by truth.
unto the end of the war desolations are de14 Therefore hath the Lord watched upon termined. the evil, and brought it upon us : for the LORD 27 And he shall confirm the covenant with our God is righteous in all his works which he many for one week: and in the midst of the doeth: for we obeyed not his voice. week be shall cause the sacrifice and the ob.
15 And now, O Lord our God, that hast lation to cease, and for the overspreading o. prouzlit this people forth out of the land of abominations be shall make u desolate, even Egypt with a mighty hand, and hast gotten until the consummation, and that determined thee renown, as at this day; we have sinned, shali be poured upon the desolate. we have done wickedly.
СНАР Х. 16 " O Lord, according to all thy righ- TN the third year of Cyrus king of Persia teousness, I beseech thee, let thine anger and I a thing was revealed unto Daniel, whose they jury be turned away from thy city Jeru- name was cailed Belteshazzar; and the salem, iby holy mountain: because for our thing was true, but the time appointed wus sins, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Je-long : and he understood the thing, and rusalem and thy people ure become a riproach had understanding of the vision. to 3!! that we about us.
2 In those days I Daniel was mourning 17 Now therefore, o our God, hear the three full weeks. srives of thy servant, and his supplications, 3 I ate no pleasant bread, neither came and canse iliy face to shine upon the sanctu- flesh nor wine in my mouth, neither did ! ary thul is slesolate, for the Lord's sake. anoint myself at all, iill three whole wechs 130 my God, incline thine and hear; were fulilled.
and behold our desolations, 4 And in the four and twentieth day of the sind the city which is called by thy name: for first month, as I was by the side of the grea! we do noi present our supplications before river, which is Hiddekel; the for our righteousnesses, but for thy 5 Then lifted up mine eyes, and looked,and great mercies,
behold a certain man clothed in limen, whose 150 Jorid, bear; O Lord, forgive; O Lord, loins were girded with fine gold of Uplaz Searkes and du; defer not, for thine oun 6 His body also uus like the beryl, and sake, 0 my Goal: for thy city and thy people lis face as the appearance of lightning, and are called by thy name.
bis eyes as lainps of fire, and his arms and 09 Judu tiles I was speaking, and pray- his feel like in colour to polished brass, and BY ,, mucronessing my sin, and the sin of my the voice of bis words like the voice of a kopleisrard, and presenung my supplication multitude.
7 And I Danjel alone saw the vision : for hold, there shall stana up yet three kings in the men that were with me saw not the vi. Persia : and the fourth shall be far richar sion : but a great quaking fell upon them, than they all: and by his strength through so that they fed to hide themselves. This riches he shall 'stir up all against the
8 Therefore I was left alone, and saw this realm of Grecia. great vision, and there remained no strength 3 And a mighty king shall stand up, that i me: for my coineliness was turned in ine shall rule with great dominion, and do ac into corruption, and I retained no strength. cording to his wili.
9 Yet heard I the voice of his words: and 4 And when he shall stand up, his king. when I heard the voice of his words, then dom shall be broken, and shall be divided was I in a deep sleep on my face, and my loward the four winds of heaven; and not to face toward the ground.
his posterity, nor according to his dominion 10 And, Lehold, an hand touched me, which he ruled for his kingdom shall be which set ine upon my knees and upon the plucked up, even ior others besides those. palms of my hands :
5 And the king of the south shall be 11 And he said unto me, O Daniel, a man strong, and one of his princes; and he shall greatly beloved, understand the words that be strong above him, and have dominiou
speak unto thee, and stand upright: for his dominioa shull be a great dominiou. unto thee am I now sent. And when he had 6 And in the end of years they shall join spoken this word unto ine, I stood trembling. themselves together; for the king's daugh
Then said he unto me, Fear not, Da- ter of the south shall come to the king of ibe niel, or from the first day that thou dids: north to make an agreement: but she shall set thine heart to understand, and to chasten not retain the power of the arm; neither thyseis before thy God, thy words were shall he stand, nor bis arm; but she shall be beard, an. I am come !or thy words. given up, and they that brought her, and *. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Per- he that begat her, and he that strengthened sia withstood ine one and twenty days : but, her in these times. lo, Michael, one of he chief priuces, came 7 But out of the branch of her roots shall to help me; and I remained there with the one stand up in his estate, which shall come kings of Persia.
with an army, and shall enter into the for14 Now I am come to make thee under-tress of the king of the north, and shall deal stand what shall befall thy people in the lat- against them, and shall prevail; ter days : for yet the vision is for many days. 8 And shall also carry captives intu
15 And when he had spoken such' words Egypt their gods, with their princes, and anto me, I set my face toward the ground, with their precious vessels of silver and of and I became dumb.
gold; and he shall continue more years than 16 And, behold, one like the similitude of the king of the north. ine sons of men touched my lips : theo 1 9 So the king of the south shall come into opene:l my mruth, and spake, and said unto his kingdom,and shall return into his own lanıl. him that stood before me, O my lord, by the 10 Bui his sons shall be stirred up, and vision my sorrows are turned upon me, and shall assemble a multitude of great forces : I have retained no strength.
and me shall certaiuly come, and overflow, 17 For how can the servant of this my and pass through; then shall he retura, aw lord talk with this my lord? for, as for me, be surred up, even to his fortress. araightway. there remained no strength in 11 And the king of the south shall be moved me, neither is there breath left in me. with choler, and shall come sorthi and fight
18 Then there came again and touched with him, even with the king of the north : ne one like the appearance of a man, and and he shall set forth a great multitude ; but be strengthened me,
the multitude sliall be given into his hand. 19 And said, O man greatly beloved, fear 12 And when he hath taken away the mulnot ; peace be unto thee; be strong, yea, belitude, his neart shall be listed up; and he strong. And when he had spoken unto ine, shall cast down many ten thousands: but he I was strengthened, and said, Let my lord shall not be strengthened by it. speak; for ihcu hast strengthened ine. 13 For the king of the north shall return,
20 Then said be, Knowest thou wherefore and shall set forth a multitude greater than I come unto thee? and new will I return to the former, and shall certainly come after fight with the prince of Persia : and when I certain years with a great army, and with am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall much riches.
14 And in those limes there shall many 21 But I will shew thee that which is stand up against the king of the south: also the noted in the scripture of truth : and there is robbers of thy people shall exalt themselves pone that holdeth with me in these things, to establish the vision; hut they shall fall. but Michael your prince.
15 So the king of the north shall come, and CHAP. XI.
cast up a mount, and take the most fenced Mede, even I, stood to confirm and 10 withstand, neither his chosen people, weither strengthen him.
shall there be any strength to withstand. 2 And now will I shew thee the truth. Be 16 But he that cometh aguinst him slali de