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and the Light dwelleth with iz He discovereth deep Things out him. °f Darkness, and btingeth out to

23 I thank thee and praise llff,H5«ciMfeh°fl^tions.Md

thee, O thou God of my destroyeih them: he enlatgeth the Fathers, who hast given me Nations, and stiaitneththem again.

Wisdom and Might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee.

24 Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, and said unto hirh, Destroy not the wise Men of Babylon: bring me in before the King, and I will shew unto the King the Inteipretation.

25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the King in Haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a Man of the Captives of Judah, that will make known unto the King the Interpretation.

26 The King said to Daniel, Art thou able to make known unto me the Dream which I have seen, and the Interpretation thereof?

27 Daniel answered in the Presence of the King, and said, The Secret which the King hath demanded, cannot the wise Men, the Astrologers, the Magicians, the Sooth* sayers shew unto the King;

28 But there is a God in Heaven that revealeth SeCrets, and maketh known to the King Nebuchadnezzar, •what shall be in the Later Days. Thy Dream, and the Visions of thy Head upon thy Bed, are these}

29 As for thee, O King, thy Thoughts came into thy Mind, upon thy Bed, what should come to pass hereafter: and he that Revealeth Secrets maketh Known unto thee, what shall Come To Pass.

30 But as for me, this Secret is not revealed to me, for any Wisdom that I have more than any Living, but for their Sakes that mail make known the Interpretation to the King, and that thou mightest know the Thoughts of thy Heart.

31 Thou, O King, sawest, and behold, a great Image: this great Image whose Brightness was excellent, stood before thee, and the Form thereof was Terrible.

32 This Image's Head was of fine Gold, his Breast and his Arms of Silver, his Belly and his Thighs of Brass.

33 His Legs of Iron, his Feet part of Iron and part of Clay.

34 Thou sawest till that a Stone was cut out without

I i i i 2 Hands, (to)

Hands, which Smote the Image upon his Feet that' of Iron and Clay, and break them to Pieces.

35 b Then was the IitqN, tVipTiAv the RnAs9 the b P/'A ii. i Why do the Heathea trie Clay, tne Brass , tne Ilge and the peop,e iat , Tlit

Silver and the Gold bro- Thing?

ken to Pieces together, and , * The Kings of the Ewth fa thon

v I: I. n,, A ^t- „f selves, and the Rulers take Coosid

became like the Chaff of togetheij agjinst thc LoRB> ^

the Summer-threshing Floors, gainst his anointed.

and the Wind carried them a- » Thou (hah break them wn* «

. ni r J of lion, thou shalt daft TM"

way, that no Place was^ found in Pieces like^ Poetei.s Veffei.

for them: and the Stone rs*t- i. t The ungodly are mt that smote the Image became a j£ chaff which the wind ► great Mountain, and Filled w,iy' the whole Earth.

36 This is the Dream, and we will tell the Interpretation thereof before the King.'

37 Thou, O King, art a King of Kings: for the God of Heaven hath given thee a Kingdom, Power, and Strength, and Glory.

38 And wheresoever the Children of Men dwell, theBeafb of the Field, arid the Fowls of the Heaven bath he given into thine Hand, and hath made t,hee Ruler over them alls thou art this Head of Gold.

39 And after thee shall arise another Kingdom inferioar to thee, and another Third Kingdom of Brass, which shall bear Rule over the Earth.

40 And the Fourth Kingdom shall be Strong as Iron: forasmuch as Iron breaketh in Pieces, and subdueth all Things: and as Iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in Pieces and bruise.

41 And whereas thou fewest the Feet and Toes part of Potters Clay, and part of Iron: the Kingdom shall be divided, but there shall be in it of the Strength of the IRon, forasmuch as thou fewest the Iron Mixed with miry Clay.

41 And as the Toes of the Feet were part of Iron, and part of Clay; so the Kingdom shall be partly Strong, and partly Broken.

43 And whereas thou fewest Iron mixed with miry Clay, they shall Mingle themselves with the Seed of Men: but they shall not Cleave one to another, even as Iron is not mixed with Clay.

44 And in the Days of these Kings (hall the Go© of

Hearer: Heaven set up a Kingdom, which shall never be DestroyEd: and the Kingdom shall not be left to other. People, but it shall Break in Pieces, and consume all these Kingdoms, and it shall Stand for Ever.

45 * Forasmuch, as thou * s" D*n- vii. Revel, tifi. sawest that the Stone was cut out of the Mountain without

. Hands, and that it brake in Pieces the Iron, the Brass, the Clay, the Silver, and the Gold; the Great God hath made known to the King, what shall come to Pass hereafter and the Dream is certain, and the Interpretation thereof sure.

46 Then the King Nebuchadnezzar fell upon his Face, and worshipped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an Oblation and sweet Odours unto him.

47 The King answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a Truth It is, that your God is a God of Gods, and a Lord of Kings, and a Revealer of Secrets, seeing thou couldst reveal this Secret.

48 Then the King made Daniel a great Man, and gave him many great Gifts, and made him Ruler over the whole Province of Babylon, and chief of the Govemours over all the wife Men of Babylon.

49 Then Daniel requested of the King, and he set Shadrach, Mefhach, and Abed-nego over the Affairs of the Province of Babylon: but Daniel fate in the Gate of the King.

It is generally agreed, that the Image seen by Nebuchadnezzar in his Dream, was the Representation of the four great Monarchies; the golden Head representing the Chaldean Empire 1 rhe Breast and Arms of Silver, the Medo-persian 5 the Thighs of Brass, the Greek or Macedonian; the Legs of lion, the Roman Empire.

And that the Toes of this Image, being a Mixture of Iron and Clay, is the Representation of the ten Kingdoms that arose upon the Ruins of the Roman Empire, who all subjected their Authority to the Controul of the Papal Supremacy; and that the Stone cut out of the Mountain without Hands, which smote the Image upon his Feet, is the Representation of the Messiahs Kingdom, which should break in Pieces and consume all these Kingdoms and which should standfbi ever.

r The same Thing is revealed to Daniel under the Emblem of four savage Beasts. See Dan. vii. and Rev. xiii. and Jtvii.

CHAP. III.

I Nebuchadnezzar dedicateth a golden Image in Dura. 8 Shadrach, Mejhach, and Abed-nego are accused for not worjbipping {he Image, 13 They being threatned make a good Con. ?" sejston.

session. 19 God delivereth them out of the Furnace. i6 Us buchadnezzar feeing the Miracle, bUJfeth God. ,

Ver. iT^TEBUCHADNEZZAR the King made an Image of Gold, whose Height was threescore Cubits, and the Breadth thereof six Cubits: he set it up in the Plain of Dura, in the Province of Babylon.

z c Then Nebuchadnezzar sent to gather together the ^"-''-xiii. t Aud i stood opontit

T, . ° . ,, r, . c Sand of the Sea, and saw a' Bealt r=5

Princes, and all the Rulers of up out of the Sea> havinf sfTB,

the Provinces, tO Come to Heads, and Teh Hobms, and opoa

the Dedication of the Image £'.« "ot.ns ,te" CROw"s« *nd

, . , , bis Heads the Name of Biasphebi.

he had let up. 12 An,i ne exeiciserb all thefo.

3 And they stood before the «t of the First Beast before bias

|_a„. and causcth the Earth, and then tttt

dwell therein to Worship the Fimt

4 Then an Herauld cried beast> whose deadly wound wi aloud, To you it is com- healed.

manded, O People, Nations, ^^.iSI&lb&ia:

Aid Languages. Imagk to the Beast which had tie

'' 5 That at what Time ye wound by the sword, and <W

Bear all kinds of Musick, ye l,vf; And hc had Power to give Lfc

fall down and worship the unto the Image of the Beast, that

colden Image that Nebuchad- «b* Imabe of the Beast Aooid beta

° ,i v-r , , - ^ (peak, and cause that as roinv ss

nezzar the King hath set up. J^d not Worship the Uiags of the

6 And whoso fallcth not Beast, should be killed, down and worshippeth, shall

the fame Hour be cast into the midst of a burning Fiery

FURNACE.

,. f Therefore all the People, the Nations and the Languages fell down and Worshipped the Golden Image.

8 Wherefore at that Time certain Chaldeans came near and accused the Jews, saying to the Kiug,

i z There are certain Jews whom thou haft set over the Affairs of the Province of Babylon: these Men, O King, have not regarded thee, they Serve not thy Gods, nos Worship the golden Image which thou hast set up.

i j Then Nebuchadnezzar in his Rage and Fury coœmanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: then they brought these Men before the King.

14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it trae, do not ye serve my Gods, nor worship the golden Image which I have set up?

15 Now if ye fall down and worship the Image which I have made, well: but if ye Worship Not, ye shall be cast the same Hour into the midst of a burning fiery Furnace; and who is that God, that shall deliver you out of my Hands:

16 They answered and said to the King, O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not Careful to answer thee in this Matter.

17 If it be so, our God whom we Serve, is Able to Deliver us from the burning fiery Furnace, and he will Deliver us out of thine Hand, O King.

1 8 But If Not, be it known unto thee, O King, that we Will Not Serve thy Gods, nor Worship the golden Image which thou hast set up.

19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full of Fury, and the Form of his Visage was changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abeg-nego: therefore, he spake and commanded, that they stiould heat the Furnace one Seven Times more than it was wont to be heat.

20 And he commanded the most mighty Men that were in his Army, to bind, and cast them into the burning fiery Furnace.

21 Then these Men were bound in their Coats, their Hoscn, and their Hats, and their other Garments, and were cast into the midst of the burning fiery Furnace.

22 Therefore because the King's Commandment was urgent, and the Furnace exceeding hot, the Flame of the Fire Slew those Men that took Them up.

zi And these three Men, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, fell down bound into the midst of the burning fiery Furnace.

24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the King was Astonied, and rose up in haste, and spake, and said unto his Councellors, Did not we cast three Men Bound into the midst of the Fire? They answered and said unto the King, True, O King.

25 d He answered and said, * '/*• 1 But now thus faith - J T -k. the Lord that cieated thee, O TaLO, I SEE FOUR MEN cob, and he that formed thee, O lf1/OOSE, WALKING in the tael, Feat not: for I have redeemed midst of the FlRE, and they thee, I have called rheeby thy Name, * TT j u thou art mine.

nave no Hurt; and trie 2 when thou passed through the FORM of the FOURTH is Waters, I will be with thee, and i:v„ »v,» c- through the Rivers they (halt not o

like the Son Of God. VC(flo*w thee. when /hoi| wAlltEST

26 Then Nebuchadnezzar through the Fire, thou thalt not be

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