17 These great beasts which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth,

18 And they shall take the [a]kingdom of the Saints of the [b]most High, and shall possess the kingdom forever, even forever and ever.

19 ¶ After this, I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was [c]so unlike to all the others, very fearful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass: which devoured brake in pieces, and stamped the [d]residue under his feet.

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Footnotes

  1. Daniel 7:18 Because Abraham was appointed heir of all the world, Rom. 4:13, and in him all the faithful, therefore the kingdom thereof is theirs by right, which these four beasts or tyrants should invade, and usurp until the world were restored by Christ: and this was to confirm them that were in troubles, that their afflictions should have an end at length.
  2. Daniel 7:18 That is, of the most high things, because God hath chosen them out of this world, that they should look up to the heavens, whereon all their hope dependeth.
  3. Daniel 7:19 For the other three Monarchies were governed by a King, and the Roman Empire by Consuls: the Romans changed their governors yearly, and the other Monarchies retained them for term of life: also the Romans were the strongest of all the others, and were never quiet among themselves.
  4. Daniel 7:19 Read verse 7.

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