Daniel 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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, another beast, a second, like to a Beare, and it raised vp it selfe on one side, and it had three ribbes in the mouth of it betweene the teeth of it, and they said thus vnto it, Arise, deuoure much flesh.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"And behold, another beast, a second one, resembling a bear. And it was raised up on one side, and three ribs {were} in its mouth between its teeth; and thus they said to it, 'Arise, devour much meat!'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And, behold, another beast, a second, like to a bear; and it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I saw another beast, like a bear, and it was lifted up on one side, and three side-bones were in its mouth, between its teeth: and they said to it, Up! take much flesh.
- Basic English Bible

And behold, another beast, a second, like unto a bear, and it raised up itself on one side; and [it had] three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and they said thus unto it: Arise, devour much flesh.
- Darby Bible

And behold another beast, a second, like a bear, and it raised itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus to it, Arise, devour much flesh.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, another animal, a second, like a bear; and it was raised up on one side, and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth: and they said thus to it, Arise, devour much flesh.
- World English Bible

And lo, another beast, a second, like to a bear, and to the same authority it hath been raised, and three ribs [are] in its mouth, between its teeth, and thus they are saying to it, Rise, consume much flesh.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and it was said thus unto it: 'Arise, devour much flesh.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 7:5


7:5 Another beast - The Mede's and Persians, a fierce, ravenous creature. On one side - The north side; for the Mede first arose and sent to Cyrus the Persian to come and assist him against the Assyrian. Three ribs - Several of the Babylonian subjects revolted, and all these made the three ribs.


Discussion for Daniel 7:5

  • Robert Porter for verse 5
    Jay 's comment sounds intriguing. Unfortunately, taken in context, the bear is one of four kingdoms. It occurs between the Lion which was Babylon and the Leopard, which was Greece. That kingdom was Media Persia as Wesley 's Notes states and is further backed up by other Daniel visions. One should not try to force current events to fit Bible Prophesy.
  • Jay Prewitt for verse 5
    A beast, in the Bible, represents a country. In this case we see a bear. Russia is commonly known as the bear in our world today. Note it raises on its side. The Ukraine, is to the side of Russia. It is also, according to Wikipedia, broken down into 3 main administrative divisions. The three ribs represent the Ukraine as a side country with three divisions that are being slowly devoured by the bear Russia .

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