1 Anno primo Balthasar regis Babylonis Daniel somnium vidit et visionem capitis eius in cubili suo; tunc et somnium scripsit. Caput verborum, quae locutus est.
2 Respondit Daniel et dixit: "Videbam in visione mea nocte: et ecce quattuor venti caeli conturbabant mare Magnum,
3 et quattuor bestiae grandes ascendebant de mari diversae inter se.
4 Prima quasi leaena et alas habebat aquilae; aspiciebam, donec evulsae sunt alae eius; et sublata est de terra et super pedes quasi homo stetit, et cor hominis datum est ei.
5 Et ecce bestia alia, secunda, similis urso in parte stetit, et tres costae erant in ore eius et in dentibus eius; et sic dicebant ei: "Surge, comede carnes plurimas".
6 Post hoc aspiciebam, et ecce alia quasi pardus et alas habebat avis quattuor super se, et quattuor capita erant in bestia; et potestas data est ei.
7 Post hoc aspiciebam in visione noctis, et ecce bestia quarta terribilis atque mirabilis et fortis nimis; dentes ferreos habebat magnos, comedens atque comminuens et reliqua pedibus suis conculcans; dissimilis autem erat ceteris bestiis, quas videram ante eam, et habebat cornua decem.
8 Considerabam cornua, et ecce cornu aliud parvulum ortum est de medio eorum, et tria de cornibus primis evulsa sunt a facie eius; et ecce oculi quasi oculi hominis erant in cornu isto, et os loquens ingentia.
9 Aspiciebam, donec throni positi sunt, et Antiquus dierum sedit. Vestimentum eius quasi nix candidum, et capilli capitis eius quasi lana munda; thronus eius flammae ignis, rotae eius ignis accensus.
10 Fluvius igneus effluebat et egrediebatur a facie eius; milia milium ministrabant ei, et decies milies centena milia assistebant ei: iudicium sedit, et libri aperti sunt.
11 Aspiciebam tunc propter vocem sermonum grandium, quos cornu illud loquebatur; et vidi quoniam interfecta esset bestia, et perisset corpus eius, et tradita esset ad comburendum igni;
12 aliarum quoque bestiarum ablata esset potestas, et tempora vitae constituta essent eis usque ad tempus et tempus.
13 Aspiciebam ergo in visione noctis: et ecce cum nubibus caeli quasi Filius hominis veniebat et usque ad Antiquum dierum pervenit, et in conspectu eius obtulerunt eum;
14 et data sunt ei potestas et honor et regnum; et omnes populi, tribus et linguae ipsi servierunt: potestas eius potestas aeterna, quae non auferetur, et regnum eius, quod non corrumpetur.
15 Horruit spiritus meus: ego Daniel territus sum in his, et visiones capitis mei conturbaverunt me.
16 Accessi ad unum de assistentibus et veritatem quaerebam ab eo de omnibus his; qui dixit mihi et interpretationem sermonum edocuit me:
17 "Hae bestiae magnae quattuor, quattuor regna consurgent de terra;
18 suscipient autem regnum sancti Dei altissimi et obtinebunt regnum usque in saeculum et saeculum saeculorum".
19 Post hoc volui diligenter discere de bestia quarta, quae erat dissimilis valde ab omnibus his et terribilis nimis, dentes ferrei et ungues eius aerei, comedens et comminuens et reliquias pedibus suis conculcans,
20 et de cornibus decem, quae habebat in capite, et de alio, quod ortum fuerat ante, et ceciderant tria cornua, de cornu illo, quod habebat oculos et os loquens grandia et maius erat ceteris.
21 Aspiciebam, et ecce cornu illud faciebat bellum adversus sanctos et praevalebat eis,
22 donec venit Antiquus dierum et iudicium dedit sanctis Excelsi, et tempus advenit, et regnum obtinuerunt sancti.
23 Et sic ait: "Bestia quarta regnum quartum erit in terra, quod maius erit omnibus regnis et devorabit universam terram et conculcabit et comminuet eam.
24 Porro cornua decem regni decem reges erunt; et alius consurget post eos et ipse potentior erit prioribus et tres reges humiliabit
25 et sermones contra Excelsum loquetur et sanctos Altissimi conteret et putabit quod possit mutare tempora et legem, et tradentur in manu eius usque ad tempus et tempora et dimidium temporis;
26 et iudicium sedebit, et potentiam eius auferent, ut conteratur et dispereat usque in finem;
27 regnum autem et potestas et magnitudo regnorum, quae sunt subter omne caelum, detur populo sanctorum Altissimi, cuius regnum regnum sempiternum est, et omnes reges servient ei et oboedient" ".
28 Hucusque finis verbi. Ego Daniel multum cogitationibus meis conturbabar, et facies mea mutata est in me; verbum autem in corde meo conservavi.
King James Version
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.
2 Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
4 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, and made stand upon the feet as a man, and a man's heart was given to it.
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.
6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the back of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
7 After this I saw in the night visions, and behold a fourth beast, dreadful and terrible, and strong exceedingly; and it had great iron teeth: it devoured and brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with the feet of it: and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another little horn, before whom there were three of the first horns plucked up by the roots: and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth speaking great things.
9 ¶ I beheld till the thrones were cast down, and the Ancient of days did sit, whose garment was white as snow, and the hair of his head like the pure wool: his throne was like the fiery flame, and his wheels as burning fire.
10 A fiery stream issued and came forth from before him: thousand thousands ministered unto him, and ten thousand times ten thousand stood before him: the judgment was set, and the books were opened.
11 I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame.
12 As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, one like the Son of man came with the clouds of heaven, and came to the Ancient of days, and they brought him near before him.
14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.
15 ¶ I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things.
17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
19 Then I would know the truth of the fourth beast, which was diverse from all the others, exceeding dreadful, whose teeth were of iron, and his nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with his feet;
20 And of the ten horns that were in his head, and of the other which came up, and before whom three fell; even of that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spake very great things, whose look was more stout than his fellows.
21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
22 Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom.
23 Thus he said, The fourth beast shall be the fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
24 And the ten horns out of this kingdom are ten kings that shall arise: and another shall rise after them; and he shall be diverse from the first, and he shall subdue three kings.
25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.
26 But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
27 And the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdom under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the most High, whose kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey him.
28 Hitherto is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my cogitations much troubled me, and my countenance changed in me: but I kept the matter in my heart.