Daniel 7:17
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New International Version
The four great beasts are four kings that will rise from the earth.

New Living Translation
"These four huge beasts represent four kingdoms that will arise from the earth.

English Standard Version
‘These four great beasts are four kings who shall arise out of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
These great beasts, which are four in number, are four kings who will arise from the earth.

King James Bible
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These huge beasts, four in number, are four kings who will rise from the earth.

International Standard Version
He said, 'These four great animals are four kings who will rise to power from the earth.

NET Bible
These large beasts, which are four in number, represent four kings who will arise from the earth.

New Heart English Bible
These great animals, which are four, are four kings, who shall arise out of the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He said, "These four large animals are four kingdoms that will rise to power on the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, that shall arise out of the earth.

New American Standard 1977
‘These great beasts, which are four in number, are four kings who will arise from the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise in the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

American King James Version
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

American Standard Version
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, that shall arise out of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
These four great beasts are four kingdoms, which shall arise out of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, [that] shall arise out of the earth.

English Revised Version
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

World English Bible
These great animals, which are four, are four kings, who shall arise out of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
These great beasts, that are four, are four kings, they rise up from the earth;
Study Bible
Daniel's Visions Interpreted
16"I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things: 17These great beasts, which are four in number, are four kings who will arise from the earth. 18'But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.'…
Cross References
Daniel 7:3
"And four great beasts were coming up from the sea, different from one another.

Daniel 7:16
"I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things:

Daniel 7:18
'But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.'
Treasury of Scripture

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

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Daniel 7:3,4 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another…

Daniel 2:37-40 You, O king, are a king of kings: for the God of heaven has given …

Daniel 8:19-22 And he said, Behold, I will make you know what shall be in the last …

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Daniel 7:3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

Psalm 17:14 From men which are your hand, O LORD, from men of the world, which …

John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were …

Revelation 13:1,11 And I stood on the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of …

(17) Four kings.--Kingdoms are frequently represented by their heads or founders; hence kings and kingdoms are occasionally used synonymously. (Comp. Daniel 8:21.)

These great beasts, which are four, are four kings,.... Or kingdoms, as the Septuagint, Vulgate Latin, and Arabic versions; and so Jarchi, Aben Ezra, and Saadiah; so the fourth beast is called the fourth kingdom, Daniel 7:23 or a succession of kings in four kingdoms or monarchies, comparable to beasts for their strength, cruelty, and tyranny: these are the words of him that stood by, of one of the angels Daniel applied to, to know the meaning of his dream; and might be better rendered, "as to these (c) great beasts, which are four"; for their quality beasts, for their quantity great, and for number four. The meaning is,

four kings shall arise out of the earth; or kingdoms; which have an earthly original and foundation; are supported by earthly and worldly means, and with earthly and worldly views; and are different from the kingdom of Christ and his saints, which is not of the world, though it may be in it: this explains what is meant by the great sea, from whence these beasts are said to come up, Daniel 7:3, nor is it any material objection that the first of these kingdoms, the Babylonian, was risen already, and almost at an end; since the denomination is taken from the larger number; three of them were to arise, and the first was of the same original with them; thus it is said, Daniel 11:2, that three kings of Persia should stand up, and yet Cyrus, who was one of them, reigned already.

(c) "Quod attinet", Michaelis. 17. kings—that is, kingdoms. Compare Da 7:23, "fourth kingdom"; Da 2:38; 8:20-22. Each of the four kings represents a dynasty. Nebuchadnezzar, Alexander, Antiochus, and Antichrist, though individually referred to, are representatives of characteristic tendencies.7:15-28 It is desirable to obtain the right and full sense of what we see and hear from God; and those that would know, must ask by faithful and fervent prayer. The angel told Daniel plainly. He especially desired to know respecting the little horn, which made war with the saints, and prevailed against them. Here is foretold the rage of papal Rome against true Christians. St. John, in his visions and prophecies, which point in the first place at Rome, has plain reference to these visions. Daniel had a joyful prospect of the prevalence of God's kingdom among men. This refers to the second coming of our blessed Lord, when the saints shall triumph in the complete fall of Satan's kingdom. The saints of the Most High shall possess the kingdom for ever. Far be it from us to infer from hence, that dominion is founded on grace. It promises that the gospel kingdom shall be set up; a kingdom of light, holiness, and love; a kingdom of grace, the privileges and comforts of which shall be the earnest and first-fruits of the kingdom of glory. But the full accomplishment will be in the everlasting happiness of the saints, the kingdom that cannot be moved. The gathering together the whole family of God will be a blessedness of Christ's coming.
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