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Daniel 7:6 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— After this I beheld, and, lo, another, like a leopard, which had upon its back four wings of a bird; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— 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.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “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.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— 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.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— After this I saw, and behold, another, like a leopard, and it had four wings of a bird upon its back; and the beast had four heads; and dominion was given to it.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— After that, I was looking, and lo! another like a leopard, and it, had four wings of a bird upon its back,—and four heads, had the wild beast, and dominion, was given to it,
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— 'After this I was seeing, and lo, another like a leopard, and it hath four wings of a fowl on its back, and four heads hath the beast, and dominion is given to it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— After this I beheld, and lo, another like a leopard, and it had upon it four wings, as of a fowl, and the beast had four heads, and power was given to it.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— After this I beheld, and loe, another like a Leopard, which [had] vpon the backe of it foure wings of a foule, the beast [had] also foure heads, and dominion was giuen to it.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— After this one I looked, and behold another wild beast as a leopard, and it had four wings of a bird upon it: and the wild beast had four heads, and power was given to it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— 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.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
After 870
{0870} Prime
אֲתַר
'athar
{ath-ar'}
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to that of H0871; a place; (adverbially) after.
this 1836
{1836} Prime
דְּנָה
den
{dane}
(Chaldee); an orthographical variation of H1791; this.
I beheld, 1934
{1934} Prime
הַוָא
hava'
{hav-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1933; to exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words).
2370
{2370} Prime
חַזָא
chaza'
{khaz-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2372; to gaze upon; mentally to dream, be usual (that is, seem).
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
and lo 718
{0718} Prime
אֲרוּ
'aruw
{ar-oo'}
(Chaldee); probably akin to H0431; lo!.
another, 317
{0317} Prime
אָחֳרִי
'ochoriy
{okh-or-ee'}
(Chaldee); from H0311; other.
like a leopard, 5245
{5245} Prime
נְמַר
n@mar
{nem-ar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5246.
which had upon 5922
{5922} Prime
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
the back 1355
{1355} Prime
גַּב
gab
{gab}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1354.
of it four 703
{0703} Prime
אַרְבַּע
'arba`
{ar-bah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0702.
wings 1611
{1611} Prime
גַּף
gaph
{gaf}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1610.
of x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
a fowl; 5776
{5776} Prime
עוֹף
`owph
{ofe}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5775.
the beast 2423
{2423} Prime
חֵיוָא
cheyva'
{khay-vaw'}
(Chaldee); from H2418; an animal.
had also four 703
{0703} Prime
אַרְבַּע
'arba`
{ar-bah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0702.
heads; 7217
{7217} Prime
ראֵשׁ
re'sh
{raysh}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7218; the head; figuratively the sum.
and dominion 7985
{7985} Prime
שָׁלְטָן
sholtan
{shol-tawn'}
(Chaldee); from H7981; empire (abstractly or concretely.).
was given 3052
{3052} Prime
יְהָב
y@hab
{yeh-hab'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3051.
z8753
<8753> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Peil (See H8815)
Count - 12
to it.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 7:6

_ _ leopard — smaller than the lion; swift (Habakkuk 1:8); cruel (Isaiah 11:6), the opposite of tame; springing suddenly from its hiding place on its prey (Hosea 13:7); spotted. So Alexander, a small king, of a small kingdom, Macedon, attacked Darius at the head of the vast empire reaching from the Aegean Sea to the Indies. In twelve years he subjugated part of Europe, and all Asia from Illyricum and the Adriatic to the Ganges, not so much fighting as conquering [Jerome]. Hence, whereas Babylon is represented with two wings, Macedon has four, so rapid were its conquests. The various spots denote the various nations incorporated into his empire [Bochart]; or Alexander’s own variation in character, at one time mild, at another cruel, now temperate, and now drunken and licentious.

_ _ four heads — explained in Daniel 8:8, Daniel 8:22; the four kingdoms of the Diadochi or “successors” into which the Macedonian empire was divided at the death of Alexander, namely, Macedon and Greece under Cassander, Thrace and Bithynia under Lysimachus, Egypt under Ptolemy, and Syria under Seleucus.

_ _ dominion ... given to it — by God; not by Alexander’s own might. For how unlikely it was that thirty thousand men should overthrow several hundreds of thousands! Josephus [Antiquities, 11.6] says that Alexander adored the high priest of Jerusalem, saying that he at Dium in Macedonia had seen a vision of God so habited, inviting him to go to Asia, and promising him success.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 7:1-8.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Daniel 7:6

Like a leopard — This leopard was the Grecian monarchy; a leopard is less than a lion, so was this monarchy at first, but yet durst fight with a lion; so did Alexander encounter Darius with an inferior force. A leopard also for his swiftness; therefore described with four wings on his back. Four heads — He was succeeded by four of his chief commanders, who divided that empire into four parts.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Daniel 7:6

After this I beheld, and lo another, like a (h) leopard, which had upon the back of it (i) four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and (k) dominion was given to it.

(h) Meaning Alexander the king of Macedonia.

(i) That is, his four chief captains, which had the empire among them after his death. Selencus had Asia the great, Antigonus the less, Cassander and after him Antipater was king of Macedonia, and Ptolemeus had Egypt.

(k) It was not of himself nor of his own power that he gained all these countries: for his army contained only thirty thousand men, and he overcame in one battle Darius, who had one million, when he was so heavy with sleep that his eyes were hardly open, as the stories report: therefore this power was given to him from God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
lo:

Daniel 2:39 And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over all the earth.
Daniel 8:5-7 And as I was considering, behold, an he goat came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and the goat [had] a notable horn between his eyes. ... And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand.
Daniel 8:20-21 The ram which thou sawest having [two] horns [are] the kings of Media and Persia. ... And the rough goat [is] the king of Grecia: and the great horn that [is] between his eyes [is] the first king.
Daniel 10:20 Then said he, Knowest thou wherefore I come unto thee? and now will I return to fight with the prince of Persia: and when I am gone forth, lo, the prince of Grecia shall come.
Daniel 11:3-20 And a mighty king shall stand up, that shall rule with great dominion, and do according to his will. ... Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes [in] the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.
Hosea 13:7 Therefore I will be unto them as a lion: as a leopard by the way will I observe [them]:
Revelation 13:2 And the beast which I saw was like unto a leopard, and his feet were as [the feet] of a bear, and his mouth as the mouth of a lion: and the dragon gave him his power, and his seat, and great authority.

another:
The Greek empire, founded by Alexander the Great.

four wings:

Daniel 7:4 The 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.
Ezekiel 17:3 And say, Thus saith the Lord GOD; A great eagle with great wings, longwinged, full of feathers, which had divers colours, came unto Lebanon, and took the highest branch of the cedar:

four heads:
Divided into 4 parts by Alexander's generals.
Daniel 8:8 Therefore the he goat waxed very great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven.
Daniel 8:22 Now that being broken, whereas four stood up for it, four kingdoms shall stand up out of the nation, but not in his power.
Daniel 11:4-20 And when he shall stand up, his kingdom shall be broken, and shall be divided toward the four winds of heaven; and not to his posterity, nor according to his dominion which he ruled: for his kingdom shall be plucked up, even for others beside those. ... Then shall stand up in his estate a raiser of taxes [in] the glory of the kingdom: but within few days he shall be destroyed, neither in anger, nor in battle.
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