Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

但以理書 7

但以理夢見四獸

1巴比倫王伯沙撒元年,但以理在床上做了一個夢,腦中出現了異象,便把夢記錄下來,講述其中的大意。 但以理說:「我在夜間的異象中看見天風四面吹來,攪動大海。 接著,四隻巨獸從海中上來,各有不同的形狀。 第一隻獸像獅子,但有鷹的翅膀。我觀看時,見牠的翅膀被拔掉。牠被扶起來,像人一樣雙腳站在地上,並被賦予人的頭腦。 第二隻獸像熊,用兩隻後腿站立,牙齒間叼著三根肋骨,有聲音對牠說,『起來,多吞吃肉吧!』

「此後,我繼續觀看,見還有一隻獸像豹,背上有四個如鳥翼般的翅膀。這獸有四個頭,並被賦予權柄。 此後,我在夜間的異象中看見第四隻獸,恐怖可怕,極其強壯,用大鐵牙吞吃、咬碎獵物,用腳踐踏所剩的。這獸與前三隻獸不同,牠有十個角。 我觀看這些角時,見其中長出一個小角,先前的角中有三個被連根拔出,讓它取而代之。這小角有人的眼睛和說狂言的口。

「我看見寶座已設立,
上面坐著亙古長存者,
祂的衣服潔白如雪,
頭髮如純淨的羊毛。
祂的寶座是火焰,
寶座的輪子是烈火。
10 從祂面前流出火河,
事奉祂的有千千,
侍立在祂面前的有萬萬。
祂坐下要審判,
案卷已經展開。

11 「我繼續觀看,見那獸被殺,身體被毀並被扔進火中,因為牠的小角口出狂言。 12 至於其餘的獸,牠們的權柄都被奪去,但獲准再存活一段時間。

13 「我在夜間的異象中看見一位像人子的,駕著天雲而來,到亙古長存者那裡,被引到祂面前。 14 他得到權柄、榮耀和國度,各族、各邦、各語種的人都要事奉他。他的統治直到永遠、沒有窮盡,他的國度永不滅亡。

解釋異象

15 「我但以理心中不安,腦中出現的異象令我恐懼, 16 便走近一位侍立一旁的,問他這些事的意思。他就向我解釋這些事的意思,說, 17 『這四隻巨獸是指四個將要在世上興起的國。 18 但至高者的聖民必承受國度,並永永遠遠擁有國度。』

19 「那時,我想知道關於第四獸的事,牠與其餘三獸不同,極其可怕,有鐵牙銅爪,吞吃、咬碎獵物,用腳踐踏所剩的。 20 我也想知道有關牠頭上的十角及後來長出的小角的事。這小角取代了三角,它有眼和說狂言的口,比其他的角更強大。 21 我看見這小角與聖民爭戰,並佔了上風。 22 後來亙古長存的至高者來為祂的聖民伸冤。聖民擁有國度的時候到了。

23 「那位侍立一旁的說,『第四隻獸是指世上將興起的第四個國,與其他各國不同,牠將吞吃、踐踏、咬碎天下。 24 十角是指這國中將興起十個王,後來又興起一王,與先前的王不同,他將制伏三個王。 25 他必褻瀆至高者,迫害至高者的聖民,試圖改變節期和律法。聖民將被交在他手中三年半。 26 然而,審判者將坐下來審判,奪去並永遠廢除他的權柄。 27 那時,國度、權柄和天下萬國的尊榮必賜給至高者的聖民。祂的國度直到永遠,一切掌權者都要事奉祂,順服祂。』

28 「這就是我的夢。我但以理心中十分害怕,臉色蒼白,但我沒有把這事告訴別人。」

Amplified Bible

Daniel 7

Vision of the Four Beasts

1In the [a]first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions appeared in his mind as he lay on his bed; then he wrote the dream down and related a summary of it. Daniel said, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea (the nations). And four great beasts, each different from the other, were coming up out of the sea [in succession]. The first (the Babylonian Empire under Nebuchadnezzar) was like a lion and had the wings of an eagle. I kept looking until its wings were plucked, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man; a human mind was given to it. And behold, another beast, a second one (the Medo-Persian Empire), was like a bear, and it was raised up on one side (domain), and three ribs were in its mouth between its teeth; and it was told, ‘Arise, devour much meat.’ After this I kept looking, and behold, another one (the Greek Empire of Alexander the Great), like a leopard, which had on its back four wings like those of a bird; the beast also had four heads (Alexander’s generals, his successors), and power to rule was given to it. After this I kept looking in the night visions, and behold, [I saw] a fourth beast (the Roman Empire), terrible and extremely strong; and it had huge iron teeth. It devoured and crushed and trampled down what was left with its feet. It was different from all the beasts that came before it, and it had ten horns (ten kings). While I was considering the horns, behold, there came up among them [b]another horn, a little one, and three of the first horns were pulled up by the roots before it; and behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man and a mouth boasting of great things.

The Ancient of Days Reigns


“I kept looking
Until thrones were set up,
And the Ancient of Days (God) took His seat;
His garment was white as snow
And the hair of His head like pure wool.
His throne was flames of fire;
Its wheels were a burning fire.
10 
“A river of fire was flowing
And coming out from before Him;
A thousand thousands were attending Him,
And ten thousand times ten thousand were standing before Him;
The court was seated,
And the books were opened.

11 Then I kept looking because of the sound of the great and boastful words which the horn was speaking. I kept looking until the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to be burned with fire. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, their power was taken away; yet their lives were prolonged [for the length of their lives was fixed] for a predetermined time.

The Son of Man Presented

13 
“I kept looking in the night visions,
And behold, [c]on the clouds of heaven
One like a Son of Man was coming,
And He came up to the Ancient of Days
And was presented before Him.
14 
“And to Him (the Messiah) was given dominion (supreme authority),
Glory and a kingdom,
That all the peoples, nations, and speakers of every language
Should serve and worship Him.
His dominion is an everlasting dominion
Which will not pass away;
And His kingdom is one
Which will not be destroyed.

The Vision Interpreted

15 “As for me, Daniel, my spirit was distressed and anxious within me, and the visions [that appeared] in my mind kept alarming (agitating) me. 16 I approached one of those who stood by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and explained to me the interpretation of the things: 17 ‘These four great beasts are four kings who will arise from the earth. 18 But the [d]saints (believers) of the Most High [God] will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.’

19 “Then I wished to know the exact meaning of the fourth beast, which was different from all the others, extremely dreadful, with teeth of iron and claws of bronze, which devoured, crushed and trampled down what was left with its feet, 20 and the meaning of the ten horns (kings) that were on its head and the other horn which came up later, and before which three of the horns fell, specifically, that horn which had eyes and a mouth that boasted great things and which looked larger than the others. 21 As I kept looking, that horn was making war with the saints (believers) and overpowering them 22 until the Ancient of Days came and judgment was passed in favor of the saints of the Most High [God], and the time arrived when the saints (believers) took possession of the kingdom.

23 “Thus the angel said, ‘The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom on earth, which will be different from all other kingdoms and will devour the whole earth and tread it down, and crush it. 24 As for the ten horns, out of this kingdom ten kings will arise; and another will arise after them, and he will be different from the former ones, and he will subdue three kings. 25 He will speak words against the Most High [God] and wear down the saints of the Most High, and he will intend to change the times and the law; and they will be given into his hand for a time, [two] times, and half a time [three and one-half years]. 26 But the court [of the Most High] will sit in judgment, and his dominion will be taken away, [first to be] consumed [gradually] and [then] to be destroyed forever. 27 Then the kingdom and the dominion and the greatness of all the kingdoms under the whole heaven will be given to the people of the saints (believers) of the Most High; His kingdom will be an everlasting kingdom, and all the dominions will serve and obey Him.’

28 “This is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my [waking] thoughts were extremely troubling and alarming and my face grew pale; but I kept the matter [of the vision and the angel’s explanation] to myself.”

Notas al pie

  1. Daniel 7:1 The events recorded in ch 7 precede the feast recorded in ch 5.
  2. Daniel 7:8 I.e. the Antichrist.
  3. Daniel 7:13 As a matter of discussion, one of the ancient rabbis noted an apparent contradiction between the Messiah’s majestic return with clouds in this verse and His humble return on a donkey in Zech 9:9. The solution given was that if Israel is worthy of Him, the Messiah will return with the clouds; if not, He will return on a donkey.
  4. Daniel 7:18 Some scholars believe the word “saints” in this chapter refers only to Jewish believers; others view “saints” as inclusive.