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stomer and worshippeth shall the same 17 With hour be cast into the midst of a thee, 0 king, that we will not great bi all the people heard the sound of up. apo schadnezzar the king had set up. should oftain Chaldeans came near, and ac- it was wont to be heated.

hadrach, &c. are cast CHAP. III. into the fiery furnace. 49 Then Daniel requested of the land worshippeth, that he should

and he set Shadrach, Me- be cast into the midst of a burning zach, and Abed-nego, over the fiery furnace. affairs of the province of Baby 12 There are certain Jews whom

on: but Daniel sat in tho gate of thou hast set over the affairs of the ne king.

province of Babylon, Shadrach, CHAP. III.

Meshach, and Abed-nego; these
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Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-neel 2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the go. Then they brought these men sing sent to gather together the before the king.

rinces, the governors, and the 14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and bu aptains, the judges, the treasurers, said unto them, Is it true, O ShaAnd whecounsellors, the sheriffs, and drach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, Dall the rulers of the provinces, to do not ye serve my gods, nor wor

ome to the dedication of the ship the golden image which I have simage which Nebuchadnezzar the set up ? e sobing had set up.

15 Now if ye be ready that at 3 Then the princes, the gover-what time ye hear the sound of

iors, and captains, the judges, the the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, And 'reasurers, the counsellors, the psaltery, and dulcimer, and all bart heriffs, and all the rulers of the kinds of music, ye fall down and

his srovinces, were gathered together worship the image which I have and our into the dedication of the image made ; well : but if ye worship in e hat Nebuchadnezzar the king had not, ye shall be cast the same nie set up; and they stood before the hour into the midst of a burning Iningle berimage that Nebuchadnezzar had fiery furnace; and who is that De set up:

God that shall deliver you out of ope to say 4 Then a herald cried aloud, To my hands? mived you it is commanded, O people, na 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and and in the bus tions, and languages,

Abed-nego, answered and said to ve G 5 That at what time ye hear the the king, o Nebuchadnezzar, we 1. Who sound of the cornet, fute, harp, are not careful to answer thee in and the sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and this matter. to obtain all kinds of music, ye fall down 17 If it be so, our God whom we a pietei and worship the golden image that serve is able to deliver us from the Dedo > Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set burning fiery furnace, and he will up.

deliver us out of thy hand, O 6 And whoso falleth not down king.

18 But if not, be it known unto in pietas burning fiery furnace.

serve thy gods, nor worship the 7 Therefore, at that time, when golden image which thou hast set the liver the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, 19 [ Then was Nebuchadnezzar reale si psaltery, and all kinds of music, full of fury, and the form of his

all the people, the nations, and the visage was changed against Shalanguages, fell down and worship- drach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: ped the golden image that Nebu- therefore, he spake, and com

manded that they should heat the 8 Wherefore at that time cer- furnace one seven times more thar. cused the Jews.

20 And he commanded the most 9 They spake and said to the mighty men that were in his army king Nebuchadnezzar, O king, live to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and for ever.

Abed-nego, and to cast them into 10 Thou, O king, hast made a the burning fiery furnace. decree, that every man that shall 21 Then these men were bound hear the sound of the cornet, flute, in their coats, their hosen, and hạrp, sackbut, psaltery, and dul- their hats, and their other garments, cimer, and all kinds of music, and were cast into the midst of the shall fall down and worship the burning fiery furnace. golden image :

22 Therefore because the king's 11 And whoso falleth not down commandment was urgent, and

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Nebuchadnezzar's dream. DANIEL, Daniel interpretatia the furnace exceeding hot, thel, 3 How great are his signs! an! flame of the fire slew those men how mighty are his wonders : la that took up Shadrach, Meshach, kingdom is an everlasting king and Abed-nego.

dom, and his dominion is from ge23 And these three men, Sha- neration to generation. drach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 411 Nebuchadnezzar was * fell down bound into the midst of rest in my house, and flourishing is the burning fiery furnace.

my palace: 24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the 5 I saw a dream which made me king was astonished, and rose up afraid, and the thoughts upon my in haste, and spake, and said unto bed and the visions of my hesi his counsellors, Did not we cast troubled me. three men bound into the midst of 6 Therefore made I & decreetal the fire? They answered and said þring in all the wise men of Babylo unto the king, True, O king. before me; that they might mak:

25 He answered and said, LO, I known unto me the interpretatix see four men loose, walking in the of the dream. midst of the fire, and they have no 7 Then came in the magicias hurt: and the form of the fourth is the astrologers, the Chaldeans, sa like the Son of God.

the soothsayers : and I told the 26 11 Then Nebuchadnezzar came dream before them; but they near to the mouth of the burning not make known unto me their ficry furnace, and spake, and said, terpretation thereof. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed 8 T But at the last Daniel cam nego, ye servants of the most high in before me, whose name ru God, come forth, and come hither: Belteshazzar, according to try Then Shadrach, Meshach, and name of my god, and in whom Abed-nego, came forth of the midst the spirit of the holy gods: an. of the fire.

before him I told the dream, se 27 And the princes, governors, ing., and captains, and the king's coun 9'0 Belteshazzar, master of the sellors, being gathered together, magicians, because I know the saw these men, upon whose bodies the spirit of the holy gods is i the fire had no power, nor was a thee, and no secret troubleth the hair of their head singed, neither tell me the visions of my drears were their coats changed, nor the that I have seen, and the interpre smell of fire had passed on them. tation thereof.

28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, 10 Thus were the visions of it and said, Blessed be the God of head in my bed; I saw, and beho.. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed- a tree in the midst of the earti. nego, who hath sent his angel, and and the height thereof was great. delivered his servants that trusted 11 The tree grew,

and was in him, and have changed the king's strong,, and the height thereo word, and yielded their bodies, reached unto heaven, and the that they might not serve nor wor- sight thereof to the end of all the ship any god, except their own earth: God.

12 The leaves thereof were fair, 29 Therefore, I make a decree, and the fruit thereof much, and in That every people, nation, and it was meat for all: the beasts of language, which speak any thing the field had shadow under it, and amiss against the God of Shadrach, the fowls of the heaven dwelt in Meshach, and Abed-nogo, shall be the boughs thereof, and all flesh cut in pieces, and their houses shall was fed of it. be made a dunghill : because there 13 I saw in the visions of my is no other god that can deliver head upon my bed, and behold, 1 after this sort.

watcher and a holy one came down 30 Then the king promoted Sha- from heaven; drach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 14 He cried aloud, and said thus, in the province of Babylon. Hew down the tree, and cut off his CHAP. IV

branches, shake off his leaves, and Nebuchadnezzar's Dream. scatter his fruit : let the beasts get EBUCHADNEZZA R the away from under it, and the fowls

king, unto all people, nations, from his branches. and languages, that dwell in all the 15 Nevertheless, leave the stump earth; Peace be multiplied unto of his roots in the earth, even with you.

a band of iron and brass, in the 2 I thought it good to shew the tender grass of the field; and signs, and wonders that the high let it be wet with the dew of God hath wrought toward me. I heaven, and let his portion be

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The event of the dream CHAP. IV. verified in Nebuchadnezzar. with the beasts in the grass of the be with the beasts of the field, earth.

and they shall make thee to eat 16 Let his heart be changed from grass as oxen, and they shall wet man's, and let a beast's heart be thee with the dew of heaven, and given unto him; and let seven times seven times shall pass over thee, pass over him.

till thou know that the Most High 17 This matter is by the decree ruleth in the kingdom of men, and 3 of the watchers and the demand giveth it to whomsoever he will.

by the word of the holy ones: to 26 And whereas they commandthe intent that the living may ed to leave the stump of the tree know that the Most High ruleth roots; thy kingdom shall be sure in the kingdom of men, and giveth unto thee, after that thou shalt it to whomsoever he will, and have known that the heavens do setteth up over it the basest of rule.

27 Wherefore, Oking, let my 18 This dream I king Nebuchad-counsel be acceptable unto thee, nezzar have seen. Now thou, O and break off thy sins by righteBelteshazzar, declare the interpre- ousness, and thine iniquities by tation thereof, forasmuch as all the shewing mercy to the poor ; if it wise men of my kingdom are not may be a lengthening of thy tranable to make known unto me the quillity. interpretation: but thou art able; 28 | All this came upon the king for the spirit of the holy gods is in Nebuchadnezzar. thee.

29 At the end of twelve months 19 | Then Daniel, whose name he walked in the palace of the was Belteshazzar, was astonied kingdom of Babylon. for one hour, and his thoughts 30 The king spake, and said, Is troubled him. The king spake, not this great Babylon, that I have and said, Belteshazzar, let not the built for the house of the kingdom dream, or the interpretation there- by the might of my power, and for of, trouble thee. Belteshazzar an- the honour of my majesty ? swered, and said, My lord, the 31 While the word was in the dream be to them that hate thee, king's mouth, there fell a voice and the interpretation thereof to from heaven, saying, o king Nethine enemies.

buchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; 20 The tree that thou sawest, The kingdom is departed from which grew, and was strong, whose thee: height reached unto the heaven, 32 And they shall drive thee from and the sight thereof to all the men, and thy dwelling shall be with earth;

the beasts of the field: they shall 21 Whose leaves were fair, and make thee to eat grass as oxen, the fruit thereof much, and in it and seven times shall pass over was meat for all ; under which the thee, until thou know that the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon Most High ruleth in the kingdom whose branches the fowls of the of men, and giveth it to whomsoheaven had their habitation :

ever he will. 22 It is thou, O king, that art 33 The same hour was the thing grown and become strong: for thy fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: greatness is grown, and reachcth and he was driven from men, and unto heaven, and thy dominion to did eat grass as oxen, and his body the end of the earth.

was wet with the dew of heaven, 23 And whereas the king saw a till his hairs were grown like eagles watcher and a holy one coming feathers, and his nails like birds' down from heaven, and saying, claws. Hew the tree down, and destroy it; 34 And at the end of the days 1 yet leave the stump of the roots Nebuchadnezzar lifted

up mine thereof in the earth, even with a eyes unto heaven, and mine underband of iron and brass, in the ten- standing returned unto me, and I der grass of the field; and let it be blessed the Most High, and I wet with the dew of heaven, and praised and honoured him that let his portion be with the beasts liveth for ever, whose dominion is of the field, till seven times pass an everlasting dominion, and his over him;

kingdom is from generation to ge24 This is the interpretation, Oneration : king, and this is the decree of the 35 And all the inhabitants of the Most High, which is come upon my earth are reputed as nothing: and lord the king :

he doeth according to his will in 25 That they shall drive thee the army of heaven, and among from men, and thy dwelling shall the inhabitants of the earth : and

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DANIEL, lions' den, and sere! answered and said, The thing is 24 1 And the king commande true, according to the law of the and they brought those men whic Medes and Persians, which altereth had accused Daniel, and they can not.

them into the den of lions, thea 13 Then answered they and said their children, and their wives; 2. before the king, That Daniel, which the lions had the mastery of thez. is of the children of the captivity and brake all their bones in pie of Judah, regardeth not thee, O or ever they came at the bottom king, nor the decree that thou hast the den. sig ned, but maketh his petition 25 1 Then king Darius wrote to three times a day.

all people, nations, and languages 14 Then

the king, when he heard that dwell in all the earth ; Pess these words, was sore displeased be multiplied unto you. with himself, and set his heart on 26 I make a decree, That o Daniel to deliver him: and he la- every dominion of my kingd boured till the going down of the men tremble and fear before Le sun to deliver him.

God of Daniel: for he is the livi: 15 Then these men assembled God, and steadfast for ever, and he unto the king, and said unto the kingdom that which shall not king, Know, 0 king, that the law destroyed, and his dominion cha of the Medes and Persians is, That be even unto the end. no decree nor statute which the king 27 He delivereth and rescueta. establisheth may be changed. and he worketh signs and wo

16 Then the king commanded, ders in heaven and in earth, w and they brought Daniel, and cast hath delivered Daniel from th. him into the den of lions. Now power of the lions. the king spake and said unto 28 So this Daniel prospered Daniel, Thy God whom thou the reign of Darius, and in the reie servest continually, he will deliver of Cyrus the Persian. thee.

CHAP. VII. 17 And a stone was brought, and Daniel's Vision of Four Beasts

. laid upon the moutea of the demi: Initke of sayfaro Belshaz own signet, and with the signet of dream and visions of his bed his lords; that the purpose might upon his bed: then he wrote th. not be changed concerning Daniel. dream, and told the sum of

18 1 Then the king went to his matters. palace, and passed the night fast 2 Daniel spake and said, I s* ing: neither were instruments of in my vision by night, and behoi. music brought before him: and his the four winds of the heaveu stroja Bleep went from him.

upon the great sea. 19 Then the king arose very 3 And four great beasts came u early in the morning, and went in from the sea, diverse one from haste unto the den of lions.

another. 20 And when he came to the 4 The first was like a lion, ani den, he cried with a lamentable had eagle's wings; I beheld til voice unto Daniel: and the king the wings thereof were plucked, spake and said to Daniel, o Daniel, and it was lifted up from the earth, servant of the living God, is thy and made stand upon the feet as a God, whom thou servest continu- man, and a man's heart was given ally, able to deliver thee from the to it. lions ?

5 And behold another beast, a 21 Then said Daniel unto the second, like to a bear, and it raised king, o king, live for ever. up itself on one side, and it kad

22 My God hath sent his angel, three ribs in the mouth of it beand hath shut the lions' mouths, tween the teeth of it and they that they have not hurt me: foras- said thus unto it, Arise, devour much as before him innocency was much flesh. found in me;

and also before 6 After this, I beheld, and lo, thee, O king, have I done no another, like a leopard, which had hurt.

upon the back of it four wings of 23 Then was the king exceeding a fowl; the beast had also four glad for him, and commanded heads; and dominion was given to that they should take Daniel up it. out of the den. So Daniel was *7 After this I saw in the night taken up out of the den, and no visions, and behold a fourth beast, manner of hurt was found upon dreadful and terrible, and strong bim, because he believed in his exceedingly; and it had great iron God.

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CHAP. VIII. the four beasts, be pieces, and stamped the residue ceeding dreadful, whose teeth were with the feet of it: and it was di- of iron, and his nails of brass ; verse from all the beasts that were which devoured, brake in pieces, before it ; and it had ten horns. and stamped the residue with his

8 I considered the horns, and feet; behold, there came up among them 20 And of the ten horns that another little horn, before whom were in his head, and of the other there were three of the first horns which came up, and before whom plucked up by the roots : and be-three fell; even of that horn that hold, in this horn were eyes like the had eyes, and a mouth that spake eyes of man, and a mouth speaking very great things, whose look was great things

more stout than his fellows. 9 1 I beheld till the thrones were 21 I beheld, and the same horn cast down, and the Ancient of days made war with the saints, and predid sit, whose garment was white vailed against them; as snow, and the hair of his head 22 Until

the Ancient of days came, like the pure wool: his throne was and judgment was given to the like the fiery flame, and his wheels saints of the Most High; and the as burning fire.

time came that the saints possessed 10 A fiery stream issued and the kingdom. came forth from before him : 23 Thus he said, The fourth thousand thousands ministered beast shall be the fourth kingdom unto him, and ten thousand times upon earth, which shall be diverse ten thousand stood before him: the from all kingdoms, and shall dejudgment was set, and the books your the whole earth, and shall were opened.

tread it down, and break it in 11 I beheld then because of the pieces. voice of the great words which the 24 And the ten horns out of this horn spake: I beheld even till the kingdom are ten kings that shall

beast was slain, and his body de- arise : and another shall rise 1. stroyed, and given to the burning after them;

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from the first, and he shall subdue 12 As concerning the rest of the three kings. beasts, they had their dominion 25 And he shall speak great taken away: yet their lives were words against the Most High, and prolonged for a season and time. shall wear out the saints of the

13 I saw in the night visions, Most High, and think to change and behold, one like the Son of man times and laws: and they shall be came with the clouds of heaven, given into his hand until a time and came to the Ancient of days, and times and the dividing of and they brought him near before time. him.

26 But the judgment shall sit, and 14. And there was given him they shall take away his dominion dominion, and glory, and a king- to consume and to destroy it unto dom, that all people, nations, and the end. languages, should serve him: his 27 And the kingdom and dodominion is an everlasting domi- minion, and the greatness of the nion, which shall not pass away, kingdom under the whole heaven, and his kingdom, that which shall shall be given to the people of the not be destroyed.

saints of the Most High, whose 15 T I Daniel was grieved in my kingdom is an everlasting, kingspirit in the midst of my body, dom, and all dominions shall serve and the visions of my head troubled and obey him.

28 Hitherto is the end of the 16 I came near unto one of them matter. As for me Daniel, my that stood by, and asked him the cogitations much troubled me, and truth of all this. So he told me, my countenance changed in me: and made me know the interpreta- but I kept the matter in my tion of the things.

heart. 17 These great beasts, which are

CHAP. VIIT. four, arc four kings, which shall Daniel's Vision of the Ram, &c. 18 But the saints of the Most In the third year of the reign or

king Belshazzar a vision ap: High shall take the kingdom, and peared unto me, even unto me possess the kingdom for ever, even Daniel, after that which appeared for cver and ever.

unto me at the first. 19 Then I would know the truth 2 And I saw in a vision; and it of the fourth beast, which was came to pass, when I saw, that I divorse from all the others, ex-I was at Shushan in the palace,

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