The Holy Bible - The Book of Daniel, Chapter 7 (Latin)
1In 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.
2Daniel spake and said, I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven strove upon the great sea.
3And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
4The 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.
5And 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.
6After 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.
7After 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.
8I 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.
9I 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.
10A 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.
11I 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.
12As concerning the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away: yet their lives were prolonged for a season and time.
13I 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.
14And 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.
15I Daniel was grieved in my spirit in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
16I 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.
17These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth.
18But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
19Then 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;
20And 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.
21I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
22Until 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.
23Thus 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.
24And 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.
25And 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.
26But the judgment shall sit, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and to destroy it unto the end.
27And 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.
28Hitherto 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.
1anno primo Baltassar regis Babylonis Daniel somnium vidit visio autem capitis eius in cubili suo et somnium scribens brevi sermone comprehendit summatimque perstringens ait
2videbam in visione mea nocte et ecce quattuor venti caeli pugnabant in mari magno
3et quattuor bestiae grandes ascendebant de mari diversae inter se
4prima 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
5et ecce bestia alia similis urso in parte stetit et tres ordines erant in ore eius et in dentibus eius et sic dicebant ei Surge comede carnes plurimas
6post haec aspiciebam et ecce alia quasi pardus et alas habebat quasi avis quattuor super se et quattuor capita erant in bestia et potestas data est ei
7post haec 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
8considerabam 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
9aspiciebam donec throni positi sunt et antiquus dierum sedit vestimentum eius candidum quasi nix et capilli capitis eius quasi lana munda thronus eius flammae ignis rotae eius ignis accensus
10fluvius igneus rapidusque egrediebatur a facie eius Millia millium ministrabant ei et decies millies centena millia assistebant ei iudicium sedit et libri aperti sunt
11aspiciebam propter vocem sermonum grandium quos cornu illud loquebatur et vidi quoniam interfecta esset bestia et perisset corpus eius et traditum esset ad comburendum igni
12aliarum quoque bestiarum ablata esset potestas et tempora vitae constituta essent eis usque ad tempus et tempus
13aspiciebam 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
14et dedit ei potestatem et honorem et regnum et omnes populi tribus et linguae ipsi servient potestas eius potestas aeterna quae non auferetur et regnum eius quod non corrumpetur
15horruit spiritus meus ego Daniel territus sum in his et visiones capitis mei conturbaverunt me
16accessi ad unum de assistentibus et veritatem quaerebam ab eo de omnibus his Qui dixit mihi interpretationem sermonum et docuit me
17hae quattuor bestiae magnae quattuor sunt regna quae consurgent de terra
18suscipient autem regnum sancti Dei altissimi et obtinebunt regnum usque in saeculum et saeculum saeculorum
19post hoc volui diligenter discere de bestia quarta quae erat dissimilis valde ab omnibus et terribilis nimis dentes et ungues eius ferrei comedebat et comminuebat et reliqua pedibus suis conculcabat
20et de cornibus decem quae habebat in capite et de alio quod ortum fuerat ante quod ceciderant tria cornua et de cornu illo quod habebat oculos et os loquens grandia et maius erat ceteris
21aspiciebam et ecce cornu illud faciebat bellum adversus sanctos et praevalebat eis
22donec venit antiquus dierum et iudicium dedit sanctis Excelsi et tempus advenit et regnum obtinuerunt sancti
23et sic ait Bestia quarta regnum quartum erit in terra quod maius erit omnibus regnis et devorabit universam terram et conculcabit et comminuet eam
24porro cornua decem ipsius regni decem reges erunt et alius consurget post eos et ipse potentior erit prioribus et tres reges humiliabit
25et sermones contra Excelsum loquetur et sanctos Altissimi conteret et putabit quod possit mutare tempora et leges et tradentur in manu eius usque ad tempus et tempora et dimidium temporis
26et iudicium sedebit ut auferatur potentia et conteratur et dispereat usque in finem
27regnum autem et potestas et magnitudo regni quae est subter omne caelum detur populo sanctorum Altissimi cuius regnum regnum sempiternum est et omnes reges servient ei et obedient
28hucusque finis verbi Ego Daniel multum cogitationibus meis conturbabar et facies mea mutata est in me verbum autem in corde meo conservavi