Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
After you there will arise another kingdom inferior to you, then another third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth.
While I was observing, behold, a male goat was coming from the west over the surface of the whole earth without touching the ground; and the
goat had a conspicuous horn between his eyes.
Then he said, “Do you
understand why I came to you? But I shall now return to fight against the prince of Persia; so I am going forth, and behold, the prince of Greece is about to come.
mighty king will arise, and he will rule with great authority and do as he pleases.
So I will be like a lion to them;
leopard I will lie in wait by the wayside.
And the beast which I saw was
like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.
The first was
like a lion and had the wings of an eagle. I kept looking until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man; a human mind also was given to it.
saying, ‘Thus says the Lord God, “A great eagle with great wings, long pinions and a full plumage of many colors came to Lebanon and took away the top of the cedar.
Then the male goat magnified himself exceedingly. But as soon as
he was mighty, the large horn was broken; and in its place there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven.
But as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom will be broken up and parceled out
toward the four points of the compass, though not to his own descendants, nor according to his authority which he wielded, for his sovereignty will be uprooted and given to others besides them.