I saw a dream that 1 frightened me badly. The things I imagined while lying on my bed – these visions of my mind – were terrifying me.
While I was watching, that horn began to wage war against the holy ones and was defeating 1 them,
In that you were seeing feet and toes 1 partly of wet clay 2 and partly of iron, so this will be a divided kingdom. Some of the strength of iron will be in it, for you saw iron mixed with wet clay. 3
“Then I kept on watching because of the arrogant words of the horn that was speaking. I was watching 1 until the beast was killed and its body destroyed and thrown into 2 the flaming fire.
In light of the fact that we are loyal to the king, 1 and since it does not seem appropriate to us that the king should sustain damage, 2 we are sending the king this information 3
The king then asked Daniel (whose name was also Belteshazzar), “Are you able to make known to me the dream that I saw, as well as its interpretation?”
“You, O king, were watching as a great statue – one 1 of impressive size and extraordinary brightness – was standing before you. Its appearance caused alarm.
You were watching as 1 a stone was cut out, 2 but not by human hands. It struck the statue on its iron and clay feet, breaking them in pieces.
Here are the visions of my mind 1 while I was on my bed. While I was watching, there was a tree in the middle of the land. 2 It was enormously tall. 3
While I was watching in my mind’s visions 1 on my bed, a holy sentinel 2 came down from heaven.
The tree that you saw that grew large and strong, whose top reached to the sky, and which could be seen 1 in all the land,
In the first 1 year of King Belshazzar of Babylon, Daniel had 2 a dream filled with visions 3 while he was lying on his bed. Then he wrote down the dream in summary fashion. 4
Daniel explained: 1 “I was watching in my vision during the night as 2 the four winds of the sky 3 were stirring up the great sea. 4
I was watching in the night visions, “And with 1 the clouds of the sky 2 one like a son of man 3 was approaching. He went up to the Ancient of Days and was escorted 4 before him.
The king replied, “I know for sure that you are attempting to gain time, because you see that my decision is firm.
And 1 in that you saw iron mixed with wet clay, so people will be mixed 2 with one another 3 without adhering to one another, just as 4 iron does not mix with clay.
You saw that a stone was cut from a mountain, but not by human hands; it smashed the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold into pieces. The great God has made known to the king what will occur in the future. 1 The dream is certain, and its interpretation is reliable.”
Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with rage, and his disposition changed 1 toward Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego. He gave orders 2 to heat the furnace seven times hotter than it was normally heated.
He answered, “But I see four men, untied and walking around in the midst of the fire! No harm has come to them! And the appearance of the fourth is like that of a god!” 1
Once the satraps, prefects, governors, and ministers of the king had gathered around, they saw that those men were physically 1 unharmed by the fire. 2 The hair of their heads was not singed, nor were their trousers damaged. Not even the smell of fire was to be found on them!