The foremost was as a lion, and had◦ wings of an eagle; I was seeing until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted··up▵ from the earth, and was raised··up on the feet as a man▵, and a heart of a man▵ was given▵ to it.
And lo, another animal, a second, was··like a bear, and it raised· itself ·up on one side, and there was three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and they said thus◦ to it, Arise, eat much flesh.
In the place of this I was seeing in the night visions, and lo, a fourth animal, fearful and dreadful, and exceedingly strong; and it had great◦ teeth of iron; it ate··up and crushed··thin, and trampled◦ what was left with its feet; and it◦ was different from all the animals that were before it; and it had ten horns.
I was considering* the horns, and, behold, there came··up between them another little horn, from before which there were three from the foremost horns uprooted; and, behold, in this▫ horn were eyes as the eyes of man▵, and a mouth speaking great◦ things.
I was seeing until the thrones were cast··out, and the Ancient◦ of Days did sit, whose clothing was white as snow, and the hair of His head as the pure wool; His throne was like the fiery flame, and His rolling wheels as chasing fire.
And what was left of the animals, their dominion was made to pass··away; but a lengthening in their lives was given▵ to them until a season and a time.
And there was given▵ to Him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations◦, and tongues, should serve Him; His dominion is an eternal dominion, which shall not pass··away, and His kingdom that which shall not be destroyed◦.
Then I desired certainty concerning the fourth animal, which was different from all of them, exceedingly fearful, whose teeth were of iron and his nails◦ of bronze, which ate··up, crushed··thin, and trampled◦ what was left with his feet;
and concerning the ten horns that were on◦ its head, and the other which came··up, and before whom the three fell; and that▫ horn had◦ eyes, and a mouth that spoke great◦ things, and its vision was greater◦ than its friend.
Thus◦ he said, The fourth animal shall be the fourth kingdom in the earth, which shall be changed◦ from all the kingdoms, and shall eat··up all the earth, and shall tread··on her, and crush· her ·thin.
And he shall speak words against the Most··High, and shall wear··down the holy··ones of the Most··High, and think▵ to change◦ times▵ and the law◦; and they shall be given▵ into his hand until a time and times and a division of time.
But the judgment◦ shall sit, and they shall make his dominion to pass··away, to blot··out and to make it perish until the end▫.
And the kingdom and the dominion, and the majesty◦ of the kingdom under all of the heavens, shall be given▵ to the people of the holy··ones of the Most··High. His kingdom is an eternal kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him.