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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Daniel 7:1


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    King James Bible - Daniel 7:1

    In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.

    World English Bible

    In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his
    head on his bed: then he wrote the dream and told the sum of the matters.

    Douay-Rheims - Daniel 7:1

    In the first year of Baltasar king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream: and the vision of his
    head was upon his bed: and writing the dream, he comprehended it in few words: and relating the sum of it in short, he said:

    Webster's Bible Translation

    In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream and visions of his
    head upon his bed: then he wrote the dream, and told the sum of the matters.

    Original Hebrew

    בשׁנת
    8140 חדה 2298 לבלאשׁצר 1113 מלך 4430 בבל 895 דניאל 1841 חלם 2493 חזה 2370 וחזוי 2376 ראשׁה 7217 על 5922 משׁכבה 4903 באדין 116 חלמא 2493 כתב 3790 ראשׁ 7217 מלין 4406 אמר׃ 560

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    VERSE (1) -
    Da 5:1,22,30; 8:1 Jer 27:7

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 7:1

    ¶ En el primer año de Belsasar rey de Babilonia, vio Daniel un sueño y visiones de su cabeza en su cama; luego escribió el sueño, y anotó la suma de los negocios.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Daniel 7:1

    Verse 1. In the first year of
    Belshazzar] This is the same Belshazzar who was slain at the taking of Babylon, as we have seen at the conclusion of chap. 5. That chapter should have followed both this and the succeeding. The reason why the fifth chapter was put in an improper place was, that all the historic parts might be together, and the prophetic be by themselves; and, accordingly, the former end with the preceding chapter, and the latter with this. The division therefore is not chronological but merely artificial.

    Told the sum of the matters.] That he might not forget this extraordinary dream, he wrote down the leading particulars when he arose.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 1. In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon , etc.] Daniel having finished the historical part of his book, and committed to writing what was necessary concerning himself and his three companions, and concerning Nebuchadnezzar, Belshazzar, and Darius the Mede, proceeds to the prophetic part, and goes back to the first year of Belshazzar’s reign, seventeen years before his death, and the fall of the Babylonish monarchy last mentioned; for so long Belshazzar reigned, according to Josephus f260 ; and with which agrees the canon of Ptolemy, who ascribes so many years to the reign of Nabonadius, the same, with Belshazzar: he began to reign, according to Bishop Usher f261 , Dean Prideaux f262 , and Mr, Whiston f263 , in the year of the world 3449 A.M., and 555 B.C.; and in the first year of his reign Daniel had the dream of the four monarchies, as follows: Daniel had a dream : as Nebuchadnezzar before had, concerning the same things, the four monarchies of the world, and the kingdom of Christ, only represented in a different manner: or, “saw a dream” f264 ; in his dream he had a vision, and objects were presented to his fancy as if he really saw them, as follows: and visions of his head came upon his bed ; as he lay upon his bed, and deep sleep was fallen on him, things in a visionary way were exhibited to him very wonderful and surprising, and which made strong impressions upon him: then he wrote the dream : awaking out of his sleep, and perfectly remembering the dream he had dreamed, and recollecting the several things he had seen in it; that they might not be lost, but transmitted to posterity for their use and benefit, he immediately committed them to writing: and told the sum of the matters ; the whole of what he had dreamt and seen; or however the sum and substance of it, the more principal parts of it, the most interesting things in it, and of the greatest importance: when it was daylight, and he rose from his bed, and went out of his chamber, he called his friends together, and told them by word of mouth what he had seen in his dream the night past; or read what he had written of it, which was as follows:
    Matthew Henry Commentary
    Daniel's vision of the four
    beasts. (Dan. 7:1-8) and of Christ' kingdom. (Dan. 7:9-14) The interpretation. (Dan. 7:15-28)

    Dan. 7:1-8 This vision contains the same prophetic representations with Nebuchadnezzar's dream. The great sea agitated by the winds represented the earth and the dwellers on it troubled by ambitiou princes and conquerors. The four beasts signified the same fou empires, as the four parts of Nebuchadnezzar's image. Mighty conqueror are but instruments of God's vengeance on a guilty world. The savag beast represents the hateful features of their characters. But the dominion given to each has a limit; their wrath shall be made to prais the Lord, and the remainder of it he will restrain.

    Dan. 7:9-14 These verses are for the comfort and support of the people of God, in reference to the persecutions that would come upon them Many New Testament predictions of the judgment to come, have plai allusion to this vision; especially Rev. 20:11,12. The Messiah is her called the Son of man; he was made in the likeness of sinful flesh, an was found in fashion as a man, but he is the Son of God. The grea event foretold in this passage, is Christ's glorious coming, to destro every antichristian power, and to render his own kingdom universal upo earth. But ere the solemn time arrives, for manifesting the glory of God to all worlds in his dealings with his creatures, we may expec that the doom of each of us will be determined at the hour of ou death; and before the end shall come, the Father will openly give to his incarnate Son, our Mediator and Judge, the inheritance of the nations as his willing subjects.

    Dan. 7:15-28 It is desirable to obtain the right and full sense of what we see and hear from God; and those that would know, must ask be faithful and fervent prayer. The angel told Daniel plainly. He especially desired to know respecting the little horn, which made wa with the saints, and prevailed against them. Here is foretold the rag of papal Rome against true Christians. St. John, in his visions an prophecies, which point in the first place at Rome, has plain referenc to these visions. Daniel had a joyful prospect of the prevalence of God's kingdom among men. This refers to the second coming of ou blessed Lord, when the saints shall triumph in the complete fall of Satan's kingdom. The saints of the Most High shall possess the kingdo for ever. Far be it from us to infer from hence, that dominion is founded on grace. It promises that the gospel kingdom shall be set up a kingdom of light, holiness, and love; a kingdom of grace, the privileges and comforts of which shall be the earnest and first-fruit of the kingdom of glory. But the full accomplishment will be in the everlasting happiness of the saints, the kingdom that cannot be moved The gathering together the whole family of God will be a blessedness of Christ's coming __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    בשׁנת 8140 חדה 2298 לבלאשׁצר 1113 מלך 4430 בבל 895 דניאל 1841 חלם 2493 חזה 2370 וחזוי 2376 ראשׁה 7217 על 5922 משׁכבה 4903 באדין 116 חלמא 2493 כתב 3790 ראשׁ 7217 מלין 4406 אמר׃ 560


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