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Daniel 7 - visions of kings and kingdoms/leopard rises twice

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  • Daniel 7 - visions of kings and kingdoms/leopard rises twice

    Daniel saw three visions in chapter 7. We need to look at each one individually.

    first - four great sea beasts -
    leopard with one head
    leopard with four heads
    These are all diverse. These represent kings. - successive kings

    second -Daniel saw four smaller beasts but he only tells us about the fourth one. He tells us that it is diverse from all that were before it. These beasts represent kingdoms.

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    Re: Daniel 7 - visions of kings and kingdoms/leopard rises twice

    Daniel 7:7
    After this I saw...visions...a fourth beast...diverse...

    Daniel has started to tell us about the beasts seen during the second vision for that night.


    Daniel 7:2 my vision...
    7:7 ...night visions...

    Daniel had two visions that showed him four diverse beasts.
    The first vision was about kings.
    The second vision was about kingdoms.


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      Re: Daniel 7 - visions of kings and kingdoms/leopard rises twice

      KJV/computer versions/may need to put some words in italics

      Daniel 7
      Da 7:1 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.

      -visions are seen
      What does that matter?
      We will have to figure out where each new one started.
      Didn't Daniel give us every detail?
      No. We are to look at this chapter as a summary of what he saw overall.

      Da 7:2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.

      -in my vision
      by night

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

      -four diverse sea great beasts

      Da 7:4 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.

      -so it had a head

      Da 7:5 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 much flesh.

      -This one too has a head.

      Da 7:6 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.

      a leopard -has a head
      and had also four heads/dominion is given to this beast

      Da 7:7 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.

      -/After this/ is telling us that the vision of the four great beasts had ended.
      Now Daniel sees a new vision.
      Daniel does not describe the three beasts seen ahead of this one. He does let us know that this one is diverse from all of those before it.
      So we can be sure that three other beasts came ahead of this one during the second vision of this night.

      Da 7:8 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.

      --Daniel has seen three other little horns.
      The fourth little horn has a mouth speaking great things.

      Daniel has seen 14 horns on this fourth smaller beast.
      10 -plus 3 (little horns) plus the litte horn with a mouth