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the floo food hot, the flame of the fire slew those men that took up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. 23 And these three men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego; fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery furnace. hen Nebuchadnezzar the king was astonished, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his counsellors, Did not we cast three men bound into the midst of the fire 3 o and said unto the king, True, Q king. 35. He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt: and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God. "I Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to the mouth of the burning fiery furnace, and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, , and Abednego, ye servants of the most high God, come forth, and come hither, Then Shadrach, . Meshach, and Abed-nego, came forth of the midst of the fire. 27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was a hair of their head, singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them. 28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, , Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and deliyered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and . jo. their bodies, that they might not serve, nor worship any god, except their own

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29 Therefore, I make a decree,
That every people, nation, and
language, which speak anything
amiss against the God of Shadrach,
Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall be
out in pieces, and their houses shall
be made a dunghill: because there
is no other god that can deliver
after this sort. . .

Then the king promoted Sha-
dragh, Meshach, and Abed-nego,
in the province of Plylon.
Chap. I

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DANIEL,

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2ng, "; O Belteshazzar, master of to magicians, because I know th: the spirit of the holy gods is thee, and no secret troubleth the tell, me the visions of my drear that I have seen, and the interpr “or the vision. Thus opere the visions of my head in my bed; I saw, and behø. a tree in the midst of the eart. and the height thereof acas 11 The free grew, wres strong, and the height there: reached unto heaven, and the j, thereof to the end of all the earth: 12 The leaves thereof opere fair. and the fruit thereof much, andi, it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs...thereof, and all flesh wiłł of it: the visi f saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and behold, i watcher and a holy one came down from heaven; ii. He cried aloud, and said thus Hew down, the tree, and cut offhis branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches. 15. Nevertheless, leave the stum of his roots in the earth, even § a band of iron and brass, in the tender, grass of d; and

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3 How great are his signs: an: how mighty are his wonders' ho kingdom, is an everlasting kit; dom, and his dominion is from ge.

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5 I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon mo bed and the visions of my head

6 Therefore made I a decreet, bring in all the wise men of Babylo: before me; that they might mat: . known unto me the interpretatix

7 Then came in the magicians the astrologers, the Chaldeans, an: the soothsayers: and I told to

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earth : 21, Whose leayes were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all ; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation: 22 it is thou, king, that art grown and become strong: for th greatness is grown, and reachet unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth. And whereas the king saw a watcher and a holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots -- thereof in the earth, even with a 2 band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass

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over him; - o 24 This is the interpretation, O king, and, this is the decree of the 4 Most High, which is come upon my & lord the king: os! 25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall

wise men of my kingdom are not

be , with the beasts, of the field, and they shall make thee to eat rass as, oxen, and they shall wet nee with the dew of heaven, and Soyen times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, an giveth it to whomsoever he will. And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule. 27 Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righte: ousness, and thine, iniquities...by shewing mercy, to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tran

Qur #. 23 "I, All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kio of Babylon. 30,The king spake, and said, Is not this great #. Jylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for * honour of my majesty % 31.While the word, was in the king's mouth, there fell, a voice from heaven, saying, O king, Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from

thee: 32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the boasts of the field: they shali make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou, know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. 33. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body Whi wo with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles feathers, and his nails like birds'

docs. 34 And at the end of the days l Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and blessed the Most #h ... and I {o} and honou him "that iveth for ever, whose dominion is an eyerlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation: - 35. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing :, and he doeth according to his will in

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Daniel cast into the

answered and said,...The thing, is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth

not. 13 Then, answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the o, of Judah, regardeth not thee, king, nor the degree that thou hast signed, but maketh petition three times a day. 14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was sore displeased with. himself, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him ; and he laboured till the going down of the sun to deliver him. 15 Then these men assembled unto the king, and said unto the kij, Know, Oking, that the law §, Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king establisheth may be changed. 16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions., JNow the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God, whom, thou foot continually, he will deliver nee. 17 And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the purpose, might not be changed concerning Daniel. 18 || Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before : and hi sleep went from him. 19 Then the king arose very early in the o: and went in inste unto the denoflions. 20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel : and the king spake and said to Daniel, Q Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy od, whom thou servest continu; #ble to deliver thee from the ions : 21 Then said Daniel unto the king, Q king, live for ever: §'My God has sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him *... found in me; and fore #. O king, have I done no l

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23 Then was the king exceedin glad for him, and commande that they should take Daniel up out of the den. Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no manner of hurt was, found, upon

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24 s And the king commande and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they them into, the den of lions, then their children, and their wives; a the lions the mastery of ther and brake their bones in pie or ever they came at the bottom c the den: - 25 || Then king Barius wroteur all people, nations, and languages. that doño all the earth; Peas. be multiplied unto you.

26 I make a decree, That r every dominion of my kingdomen tremble and fear before to God of Daniel: for he is the livio God, and steadfast for eyer, and is kingdom, that, which shall not to destroyed, and his dominion sibe even unto the end. o

He delivereth and rescue:

and he worketh signs and wo ders in heaven, and in earth, w hath delivered Daniel from to power of the lions:

28 So this Daniel the reign of Darius, of Cyrus o ersian.

rospered r in the rei.

Daniel's Vision of Four Beasts. , the first, year of Belshazzo king of Babylon, Daniel had . dream and visions of hi * upon his bed: then he wrote to dream, and told the sum of Le matters. . . 2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and bol the four winds of the heaveu strove upon the great sea3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one frui another. 4. The first was like a lion, ari had eagle's wings; I bo tis. 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. 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 be tween, the teeth of it; and they said, thus, unto it, Arise, devour Inuc 6 After, this, I beheld, , and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a foyl ; the beast had four ; dominion was given to

.7. After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and ible, and strong

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aaniel's vision of
pieges, and stamped the residue
with the feet of its and it to
yerse from all the beasts that were
before it; and it had ten horns.
considered the horns, and
behold, there came up among them
another little horn, before whom
ere were three of the first horns
lucked up by the roots: and be-
old, in this horn were eyes like the
eyes of man, and a mouth speaking

great things. 9. [I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne, was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire. fiery stream, issued, and came forth, from , before him; thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened. 11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake : I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame. 12. As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away; yet their lives were pool or a season and time. 13. I saw in the night visions, and behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days,

and they brought him near before it

Inn. 14. And there, was given, him dominion, and glory, and a king: dom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom, that which shall not be destroyed. - 15 "I I Daniel was grieved in my spirit, in the midst of my body and the visions of my head troubled

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ceeding dreadful, whose teeth were

iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his

eet; 20 And 9f the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows. 21. I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them; Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was...given to the saints of the Most High , and th time game that the saints possesse the kingdom. 23, Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all ko. and shall deyour, the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces. .24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse rom the first, and he shall subdue three kings. 25, And . he shall speak, great words against the Most High, and shall wear out, the saints of the Most High, and think to .."; times and law. and they, shall given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of

line. 26 But the o shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion to consume and to destroy it unto the end. 27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the solo of the saints of the Most High, whose kingdom, is, an everlasting, kingdom, and, all dominions shall serve and obey him. . 28 Hitherto, is the end of the

matter. As for me . Daniel, my

e cogitations much troubled me, and

my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my

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CHAP. VIII.

Daniel's Vision of the, Ram, &c

N. the third year of the reign of kin lshazzar a vision apeared unto me, even unto mo }. after that which appeared unto me at the first. . . And I saw in a vision; and it came to pass, when I saw, that I

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JDaniel's vision of the
which is in the province of Elam :
and I saw in a vision, and I was by
the river of Ulai. -
3 Then I listed up mine cyes
and saw, and behold, there stood
before the river a ram which had
two horns: and the two horns were
high : but one was higher than the
i. ier, and the higher came up

ast. 4 I saw the ram pushing westward, and northward, and southward; so that no. beasts might sanibefore him, mother was there any that could deliver out of his hand; but he did according to his will, and became great. , . 5 And as I was considering, be: hold, a he-goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the £". and the roat had a notable horn between his eyes. 6 And he came to the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river, and ran unto him in the fury of his power. nd I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, ... his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him; and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand. 8 Therefore, the he-goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it, came }. four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven, 9 And out of one of them came forth a little horn, which waxed exceeding great, toward the south ind toward the east, and toward the pleasant land. And it waxed great, even to the host of heaven; and it cast down some of the host and of the stars to the ground, and stamped upon them. - Yea, he magnified himself even to the prince of the host, and by him the daily, sacrifice was taken away, and the place of his sanctuary was cast down. 2 And a h9st was given him against the daily sacrifice by reason of transgression, and it cast down the truth to the ground; and it practised, and prospered. . Is 's Then I hoard one saint speaking, and another, saint said unto that certain soint, which spake, How o, shall be the vision com:

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22 whereas four stood up for it, for kingdoms shall stand up *ś nation, but not in his power.

- nd in the latter time of ther kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and erstanding dark sentences, "shal stand o

24, And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power. and he'ssail destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

25, And through his policy also he shall cause, craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by once shall, destroy many: he shali also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without land. . .

And the vision of the evenin

and the morning which was to is true: wherefore shut thou up the vision; for it shall be for many

cerning the daily sacrifice, and the transgression of desolationi, to give

ays.
27 And I Daniel fainted, and

was sick certain days; afterward

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