We come now to the second half of the Book, which consists of visions, with their interpretations, granted to Daniel through three reigns. During the reign of Belshazzar two visions were granted to him, which constitute the prophetic light of that particular period.
The first of these was of four beasts rising from the sea, the last of which had ten horns. In their midst arose another, which destroyed them. The vision then became a vision of the setting of thrones, and the appearing of the glory of One who overcame the beasts and received dominion and glory, and a Kingdom.
These visions troubled Daniel, but an interpretation was given to him, first in general terms. The beasts symbolized four kings, and the final vision indicated that the saints of the Most High would yet receive and possess the Kingdom for ever and for ever. A particular interpretation of the meaning of the fourth beast and the horns, was vouchsafed to him, and the ultimate value was again declared to be the setting forth of the truth of the government of Jehovah, and the ultimate establishment of His Kingdom over all others. The whole matter troubled the prophet, but he kept it in his heart.
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Morgan, G. Campbell. "Commentary on Daniel 7". "G. Campbell Morgan Exposition on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/
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