Daniel 7:3

“And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And foure great beastes came vp from the sea, diuers one from another.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And four great beasts were coming up from the sea, different from one another.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And four great beasts came up from the sea, different one from another.
- Basic English Bible

And four great beasts came up from the sea, different one from another.
- Darby Bible

And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
- Webster's Bible

Four great animals came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
- World English Bible

and four great beasts are coming up from the sea, diverse one from another.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 7:3


7:3 Four great beasts - That is, four great monarchies, great, in comparison of particular kingdoms; beasts for their tyrannical oppressions.


Discussion for Daniel 7

  • A disciple
    "I beheld, and lo! that horn made battle against holy men, and had mastery of them, till the Eld of days came, and high God gave doom to holy men; and lo! time came, and holy men got realm." (Wycliffe Bible) What things we bear up under for the just now is but the token of the doom (judgment) that God makes upon the world through us: and we are made in Christ for the standard and measuring of all.
  • BSP
    Verse 15 shows that even though Daniel was a prophet used by Jehovah God, he still found things troubling. He received a great amount of God given knowledge and because he could not fully understand these things he found them troubling.
  • A disciple
    "As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time." Daniel 7:12 This is one of several Scriptures which alludes to the Lord NOT coming to destroy men's lives, but to SAVE them; and of a time to come when the world will be able to enjoy life under the glorious reign of the Lord Jesus Christ with all His Saints.
  • Jeff Mentzos
    The earth will be divided into 10 divisions. In Rev.17:12 these 10 rulers will destroy Babylon the great which is a very strong spiritual force who alighted down off of the beast and took control of all of man's endeavors in the areas of economics ,politics, religion, and social media. The 11th king will appear when this is done and take control.
  • Michele Haney🙌
    I think I need to witness a lot more before Jesus comes back!
  • William Lambert
    Because Ancient of days is capitalized, one might assume this to be referring to God. The saints of the most High must also be referring to the saints of God for the very same reason that High is also capitalized.

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