“After these things, 1 as I was watching, another beast 2 like a leopard appeared, with four bird-like wings on its back. 3 This beast had four heads, 4 and ruling authority was given to it.
"After that, I looked, and there before me was another beast, one that looked like a leopard. And on its back it had four wings like those of a bird. This beast had four heads, and it was given authority to rule.
"After this I kept looking, and behold, another one, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird; the beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.
Then the third of these strange beasts appeared, and it looked like a leopard. It had four wings like birds’ wings on its back, and it had four heads. Great authority was given to this beast.
"Next I saw another animal. This one looked like a panther. It had four birdlike wings on its back. This animal had four heads and was made to rule.
After this I saw another beast, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings like those of a bird; and the beast had four heads, and the power of a ruler was given to it.
After this, as I watched, another appeared, like a leopard. The beast had four wings of a bird on its back and four heads; and dominion was given to it.
"After this I looked, and there was another, like a leopard, which had on its back four wings of a bird. The beast also had four heads, and dominion was given to it.
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things, as I was watching
beast like a leopard
, with four
. This beast
, and ruling authority
was givento it.
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1 tn Aram “this.” So also in v. 7.
2 tn Aram “and behold, another one.”
3 tn Or “sides.”
4 sn If the third animal is Greece, the most likely identification of these four heads is the four-fold division of the empire of Alexander the Great following his death. See note on Dan 8:8.