Daniel 7:3
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English Standard Version
And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another.

King James Bible
And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
And four great beasts, different one from another, came up out of the sea.

English Revised Version
And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The pronoun אנתּה (as for thee), as Daniel everywhere writes it, while the Keri substitutes for it the later Targ. form אנתּ, is absolute, and forms the contrast to the ואנה (as for me) of Daniel 2:30. The thoughts of the king are not his dream (Hitz.), but thoughts about the future of his kingdom which filled his mind as he lay upon his bed, and to which God gave him an answer in the dream (v. Leng., Maur., Kran., Klief.). Therefore they are to be distinguished from the thoughts of thy heart, Daniel 2:30, for these are the thoughts that troubled the king, which arose from the revelations of the dream to him. The contrast in Daniel 2:30 and Daniel 2:30 is not this: "not for my wisdom before all that live to show," but "for the sake of the king to explain the dream;" for בis not the preposition of the object, but of the means, thus: "not by the wisdom which might be in me." The supernatural revelation (לי (<) גּלי) forms the contrast, and the object to which דּי על־דּברת points is comprehended implicite in מן־כּל־חיּיּא, for in the words, "the wisdom which may be in me before all living," lies the unexpressed thought: that I should be enlightened by such superhuman wisdom. יהודצוּן, "that they might make it known:" the plur. of undefined generality, cf. Winer, 49, 3. The impersonal form of expression is chosen in order that his own person might not be brought into view. The idea of Aben Ezra, Vatke, and others, that angels are the subject of the verb, is altogether untenable.

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four. Four kingdoms, (ver.

Daniel 7:17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.

) called [beasts] from their tyranny and oppression, emerging from the wars and commotions of the world.

Daniel 2:32,33,37-40 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass...

Zechariah 6:1-8 And I turned, and lifted up my eyes, and looked, and, behold, there came four chariots out from between two mountains...

beasts.

Daniel 7:4-8,17 The first was like a lion, and had eagle's wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked, and it was lifted up from the earth...

Psalm 76:4 You are more glorious and excellent than the mountains of prey.

Ezekiel 19:3-8 And she brought up one of her whelps: it became a young lion, and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men...

Revelation 13:1 And I stood on the sand of the sea, and saw a beast rise up out of the sea, having seven heads and ten horns...

Cross References
Revelation 13:1
And I saw a beast rising out of the sea, with ten horns and seven heads, with ten diadems on its horns and blasphemous names on its heads.

Revelation 17:8
The beast that you saw was, and is not, and is about to rise from the bottomless pit and go to destruction. And the dwellers on earth whose names have not been written in the book of life from the foundation of the world will marvel to see the beast, because it was and is not and is to come.

Daniel 7:17
These four great beasts are four kings who shall arise out of the earth.

Zechariah 6:1
Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze.

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