Daniel 7:12
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New International Version
(The other beasts had been stripped of their authority, but were allowed to live for a period of time.)

New Living Translation
The other three beasts had their authority taken from them, but they were allowed to live a while longer.

English Standard Version
As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.

New American Standard Bible
"As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was granted to them for an appointed period of time.

King James Bible
As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As for the rest of the beasts, their authority to rule was removed, but an extension of life was granted to them for a certain period of time.

International Standard Version
Now as to the other animals, their authority was removed, but they were granted a reprieve from execution for an appointed period of time."

NET Bible
As for the rest of the beasts, their ruling authority had already been removed, though they were permitted to go on living for a time and a season.

New Heart English Bible
As for the rest of the animals, their dominion was taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The power of the rest of the animals was taken away, but they were allowed to live for a period of time.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And as for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away; yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.

New American Standard 1977
“As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was granted to them for an appointed period of time.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They had also taken from the other beasts their rule because their lives had been prolonged until a certain time.

King James 2000 Bible
As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

American King James Version
As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

American Standard Version
And as for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And that the power of the other beasts was taken away: and that times of life were appointed them for a time, and time.

Darby Bible Translation
As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away; but their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.

English Revised Version
And as for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.

Webster's Bible Translation
As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

World English Bible
As for the rest of the animals, their dominion was taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.

Young's Literal Translation
and the rest of the beasts have caused their dominion to pass away, and a prolongation in life is given to them, till a season and a time.
Study Bible
Daniel's Vision of the Ancient of Days
11"Then I kept looking because of the sound of the boastful words which the horn was speaking; I kept looking until the beast was slain, and its body was destroyed and given to the burning fire. 12"As for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away, but an extension of life was granted to them for an appointed period of time. 13"I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him.…
Cross References
Daniel 7:11
"Then I kept looking because of the sound of the boastful words which the horn was speaking; I kept looking until the beast was slain, and its body was destroyed and given to the burning fire.

Daniel 7:13
"I kept looking in the night visions, And behold, with the clouds of heaven One like a Son of Man was coming, And He came up to the Ancient of Days And was presented before Him.
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As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.

the rest.

Daniel 7:4-6 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the …

Daniel 8:7 And I saw him come close to the ram, and he was moved with choler …

their lives were prolonged. Chal. a prolonging in life was given them.

(12) The rest of the beasts--i.e., the three first beasts which Daniel had seen coming out of the sea. He now learns what had befallen them. Their dominions had passed away, and their lives had been prolonged up to that definite point and time which had seemed fit to God, and no further. The period of life allotted to them by God was only a little while. (On "times" and "seasons," see Note on Daniel 2:21.)

Verse 12. - As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time. The version of the LXX. has a different reference, "And those about him he took away from their dominion, and time of life was given them for a time and a season." Here, as in the seventh verse, we have shear. The reference then would be to the horns that still remained after the one blaspheming horn was destroyed. Theodotion agrees with the Massoretic. The Peshitta differs, but only slightly. As the Massoretic text stands, there is difficulty in maintaining that the reference here cannot be to any other than to the other three beasts. They should still occupy a place, but possess no dominion, even after they were removed from supreme authority. After Babylon lost imperial power, it still continued for a time a highly important province in the Persian Empire, and the sensibilities of the inhabitants were considered throughout the whole period of the Persian rule. After the Persian Empire was overturned by Alexander, there was still the province of Persis; and from the remains of the Persian Empire sprang up Parthia, and then the second Persian Empire; and after the rule of the caliphs had been broken, Persia revived as a Mohammedan power. When the Greek Empire fell, Greece still survived, not independent, but still influential. It is difficult to see what meaning this verse could have to one living at the time of the Maccabees, especially it' he thought the Greek Empire was the fourth. Parthia certainly might represent Persia, but where was Media? "For a season and a time" does not refer to any definite time. Jephet-ibn-Ali regards the reference till the end of the rule of the fourth beast. This militates against the idea that 'iddan must always mean "a year." As concerning the rest of the beasts..... The other three which represent the Babylonian, Persian and Grecian monarchies:

they had their dominion taken away; not at this time when the fourth beast, or Roman empire, is destroyed, but long ago; and not together, but successively; the dominion was taken away from the Babylonians, and given to the Persians; and then their dominion was taken away, and given to the Grecians; and after that the dominion of the Grecians was taken away from them, and given to the Romans: the prophet having observed what became of the fourth beast, he was most intent upon, just in a few words takes notice of the fate of the other three, before this:

yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time: these monarchies did not at once become extinct, as the fourth beast or monarchy will, but by degrees; and the kingdoms of which they consisted are still in being, though in another form of government, and in different hands; whereas, when the fourth monarchy is destroyed, all rule and authority will be put down, and the kingdom be given to Christ and his saints, as follow: 12. the rest of the beasts—that is, the three first, had passed away not by direct destroying judgments, such as consumed the little horn, as being the finally matured evil of the fourth beast. They had continued to exist but their "dominion was was taken away"; whereas the fourth beast shall cease utterly, superseded by Messiah's kingdom.

for a season … time—Not only the triumph of the beasts over the godly, but their very existence is limited to a definite time, and that time the exactly suitable one (compare Mt 24:22). Probably a definite period is meant by a "season and time" (compare Da 7:25; Re 20:3). It is striking, the fourth monarchy, though Christianized for fifteen hundred years past, is not distinguished from the previous heathen monarchies, or from its own heathen portion. Nay, it is represented as the most God-opposed of all, and culminating at last in blasphemous Antichrist. The reason is: Christ's kingdom now is not of this world (Joh 18:36); and only at the second advent of Christ does it become an external power of the world. Hence Daniel, whose province it was to prophesy of the world powers, does not treat of Christianity until it becomes a world power, namely, at the second advent. The kingdom of God is a hidden one till Jesus comes again (Ro 8:17; Col 3:2, 3; 2Ti 2:11, 12). Rome was worldly while heathen, and remains worldly, though Christianized. So the New Testament views the present æon or age of the world as essentially heathenish, which we cannot love without forsaking Christ (Ro 12:2; 1Co 1:20; 2:6, 8; 3:18; 7:31; 2Co 4:4; Ga 1:4; Eph 2:2; 2Ti 4:10; compare 1Jo 2:15, 17). The object of Christianity is not so much to Christianize the present world as to save souls out of it, so as not to be condemned with the world (1Co 11:32), but to rule with Him in His millennium (Mt 5:5; Lu 12:32; 22:28-30; Ro 5:17; 1Co 6:2; Re 1:6; 2:26-28; 3:21; 20:4). This is to be our hope, not to reign in the present world course (1Co 4:8; 2Co 4:18; Php 3:20; Heb 13:14). There must be a "regeneration" of the world, as of the individual, a death previous to a resurrection, a destruction of the world kingdoms, before they rise anew as the kingdoms of Christ (Mt 19:28). Even the millennium will not perfectly eradicate the world's corruption; another apostasy and judgment will follow (Re 20:7-15), in which the world of nature is to be destroyed and renewed, as the world of history was before the millennium (2Pe 3:8-13); then comes the perfect earth and heaven (Re 21:1). Thus there is an onward progress, and the Christian is waiting for the consummation (Mr 13:33-37; Lu 12:35, 36, 40-46; 1Th 1:9, 10), as His Lord also is "expecting" (Heb 10:13).7:9-14 These verses are for the comfort and support of the people of God, in reference to the persecutions that would come upon them. Many New Testament predictions of the judgment to come, have plain allusion to this vision; especially Re 20:11,12. The Messiah is here called the Son of man; he was made in the likeness of sinful flesh, and was found in fashion as a man, but he is the Son of God. The great event foretold in this passage, is Christ's glorious coming, to destroy every antichristian power, and to render his own kingdom universal upon earth. But ere the solemn time arrives, for manifesting the glory of God to all worlds in his dealings with his creatures, we may expect that the doom of each of us will be determined at the hour of our death; and before the end shall come, the Father will openly give to his incarnate Son, our Mediator and Judge, the inheritance of the nations as his willing subjects.
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