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Daniel Chapter 7 דָּנִיֵּאל

Daniel Chapter 7 דָּנִיֵּאל

א  בִּשְׁנַת חֲדָה, לְבֵלְאשַׁצַּר מֶלֶךְ בָּבֶל, דָּנִיֵּאל חֵלֶם חֲזָה, וְחֶזְוֵי רֵאשֵׁהּ עַל-מִשְׁכְּבֵהּ; בֵּאדַיִן חֶלְמָא כְתַב, רֵאשׁ מִלִּין אֲמַר. 1 In 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.
ב  עָנֵה דָנִיֵּאל וְאָמַר, חָזֵה הֲוֵית בְּחֶזְוִי עִם-לֵילְיָא; וַאֲרוּ, אַרְבַּע רוּחֵי שְׁמַיָּא, מְגִיחָן, לְיַמָּא רַבָּא. 2 Daniel spoke and said: I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the heaven broke forth upon the great sea.
ג  וְאַרְבַּע חֵיוָן רַבְרְבָן, סָלְקָן מִן-יַמָּא, שָׁנְיָן, דָּא מִן-דָּא. 3 And four great beasts came up from the sea, diverse one from another.
ד  קַדְמָיְתָא כְאַרְיֵה, וְגַפִּין דִּי-נְשַׁר לַהּ; חָזֵה הֲוֵית עַד דִּי-מְּרִיטוּ גפיה (גַפַּהּ) וּנְטִילַת מִן-אַרְעָא, וְעַל-רַגְלַיִן כֶּאֱנָשׁ הֳקִימַת, וּלְבַב אֱנָשׁ, יְהִיב לַהּ. 4 The first was like a lion, and had eagle’s wings; I beheld till the wings thereof were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the earth, and made stand upon two feet as a man, and a man’s heart was given to it.
ה  וַאֲרוּ חֵיוָה אָחֳרִי תִנְיָנָה דָּמְיָה לְדֹב, וְלִשְׂטַר-חַד הֳקִמַת, וּתְלָת עִלְעִין בְּפֻמַּהּ, בֵּין שניה (שִׁנַּהּ); וְכֵן אָמְרִין לַהּ, קוּמִי אֲכֻלִי בְּשַׂר שַׂגִּיא. 5 And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear, and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in its mouth between its teeth; and it was said thus unto it: ‘Arise, devour much flesh.’
ו  בָּאתַר דְּנָה חָזֵה הֲוֵית, וַאֲרוּ אָחֳרִי כִּנְמַר, וְלַהּ גַּפִּין אַרְבַּע דִּי-עוֹף, עַל-גביה (גַּבַּהּ); וְאַרְבְּעָה רֵאשִׁין לְחֵיוְתָא, וְשָׁלְטָן יְהִיב לַהּ. 6 After this I beheld, and lo another, like a leopard, which had upon the sides of it four wings of a fowl; the beast had also four heads; and dominion was given to it.
ז  בָּאתַר דְּנָה חָזֵה הֲוֵית בְּחֶזְוֵי לֵילְיָא, וַאֲרוּ חֵיוָה רביעיה (רְבִיעָאָה) דְּחִילָה וְאֵימְתָנִי וְתַקִּיפָא יַתִּירָה וְשִׁנַּיִן דִּי-פַרְזֶל לַהּ רַבְרְבָן, אָכְלָה וּמַדֱּקָה, וּשְׁאָרָא ברגליה (בְּרַגְלַהּ) רָפְסָה; וְהִיא מְשַׁנְּיָה, מִן-כָּל-חֵיוָתָא דִּי קדמיה (קָדָמַהּ), וְקַרְנַיִן עֲשַׂר, לַהּ. 7 After 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 broke in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet; and it was diverse from all the beasts that were before it; and it had ten horns.
ח  מִשְׂתַּכַּל הֲוֵית בְּקַרְנַיָּא, וַאֲלוּ קֶרֶן אָחֳרִי זְעֵירָה סִלְקָת ביניהון (בֵּינֵיהֵן), וּתְלָת מִן-קַרְנַיָּא קַדְמָיָתָא, אתעקרו (אֶתְעֲקַרָה) מִן-קדמיה (קֳדָמַהּ); וַאֲלוּ עַיְנִין כְּעַיְנֵי אֲנָשָׁא, בְּקַרְנָא-דָא, וּפֻם, מְמַלִּל רַבְרְבָן. 8 I considered the horns, and, behold, there came up among them another horn, a little one, before which three of the first horns were plucked up by the roots; and, behold, in this horn were eyes like the eyes of a man, and a mouth speaking great things.
ט  חָזֵה הֲוֵית, עַד דִּי כָרְסָוָן רְמִיו, וְעַתִּיק יוֹמִין, יְתִב; לְבוּשֵׁהּ כִּתְלַג חִוָּר, וּשְׂעַר רֵאשֵׁהּ כַּעֲמַר נְקֵא, כָּרְסְיֵהּ שְׁבִבִין דִּי-נוּר, גַּלְגִּלּוֹהִי נוּר דָּלִק. 9 I beheld till thrones were placed, and one that was ancient of days did sit: his raiment was as white snow, and the hair of his head like pure wool; his throne was fiery flames, and the wheels thereof burning fire.
י  נְהַר דִּי-נוּר, נָגֵד וְנָפֵק מִן-קֳדָמוֹהִי, אֶלֶף אלפים (אַלְפִין) יְשַׁמְּשׁוּנֵּהּ, וְרִבּוֹ רבון (רִבְבָן) קָדָמוֹהִי יְקוּמוּן; דִּינָא יְתִב, וְסִפְרִין פְּתִיחוּ. 10 A 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.
יא  חָזֵה הֲוֵית–בֵּאדַיִן מִן-קָל מִלַּיָּא רַבְרְבָתָא, דִּי קַרְנָא מְמַלֱּלָה; חָזֵה הֲוֵית עַד דִּי קְטִילַת חֵיוְתָא, וְהוּבַד גִּשְׁמַהּ, וִיהִיבַת, לִיקֵדַת אֶשָּׁא. 11 I beheld at that time because of the voice of the great words which the horn spoke, I beheld even till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed, and it was given to be burned with fire.
יב  וּשְׁאָר, חֵיוָתָא, הֶעְדִּיו, שָׁלְטָנְהוֹן; וְאַרְכָה בְחַיִּין יְהִיבַת לְהוֹן, עַד-זְמַן וְעִדָּן. 12 And as for the rest of the beasts, their dominion was taken away; yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.
יג  חָזֵה הֲוֵית, בְּחֶזְוֵי לֵילְיָא, וַאֲרוּ עִם-עֲנָנֵי שְׁמַיָּא, כְּבַר אֱנָשׁ אָתֵה הֲוָא; וְעַד-עַתִּיק יוֹמַיָּא מְטָה, וּקְדָמוֹהִי הַקְרְבוּהִי. 13 I saw in the night visions, and, behold, there came with the clouds of heaven one like unto a son of man, and he came even to the Ancient of days, and he was brought near before Him.
יד  וְלֵהּ יְהִב שָׁלְטָן, וִיקָר וּמַלְכוּ, וְכֹל עַמְמַיָּא אֻמַּיָּא וְלִשָּׁנַיָּא, לֵהּ יִפְלְחוּן; שָׁלְטָנֵהּ שָׁלְטָן עָלַם, דִּי-לָא יֶעְדֵּה, וּמַלְכוּתֵהּ, דִּי-לָא תִתְחַבַּל.  {פ} 14 And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all the peoples, 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. {P}
טו  אֶתְכְּרִיַּת רוּחִי אֲנָה דָנִיֵּאל, בְּגוֹ נִדְנֶה; וְחֶזְוֵי רֵאשִׁי, יְבַהֲלֻנַּנִי. 15 As for me Daniel, my spirit was pained in the midst of my body, and the visions of my head affrighted me.
טז  קִרְבֵת, עַל-חַד מִן-קָאֲמַיָּא, וְיַצִּיבָא אֶבְעֵא-מִנֵּהּ, עַל-כָּל-דְּנָה; וַאֲמַר-לִי, וּפְשַׁר מִלַּיָּא יְהוֹדְעִנַּנִי. 16 I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth concerning all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things:
יז  אִלֵּין חֵיוָתָא רַבְרְבָתָא, דִּי אִנִּין אַרְבַּע–אַרְבְּעָה מַלְכִין, יְקוּמוּן מִן-אַרְעָא. 17 ‘These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, that shall arise out of the earth.
יח  וִיקַבְּלוּן, מַלְכוּתָא, קַדִּישֵׁי, עֶלְיוֹנִין; וְיַחְסְנוּן מַלְכוּתָא עַד-עָלְמָא, וְעַד עָלַם עָלְמַיָּא. 18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.’
יט  אֱדַיִן, צְבִית לְיַצָּבָא עַל-חֵיוְתָא רְבִיעָיְתָא, דִּי-הֲוָת שָׁנְיָה, מִן-כלהון (כָּלְּהֵן):  דְּחִילָה יַתִּירָה, שניה (שִׁנַּהּ) דִּי-פַרְזֶל וטפריה (וְטִפְרַהּ) דִּי-נְחָשׁ, אָכְלָה מַדְּקָה, וּשְׁאָרָא ברגליה (בְּרַגְלַהּ) רָפְסָה. 19 Then I desired to know the truth concerning the fourth beast, which was diverse from all of them, exceeding terrible, whose teeth were of iron, and its nails of brass; which devoured, brake in pieces, and stamped the residue with its feet;
כ  וְעַל-קַרְנַיָּא עֲשַׂר, דִּי בְרֵאשַׁהּ, וְאָחֳרִי דִּי סִלְקַת, ונפלו (וּנְפַלָה) מִן-קדמיה (קֳדָמַהּ) תְּלָת; וְקַרְנָא דִכֵּן וְעַיְנִין לַהּ, וּפֻם מְמַלִּל רַבְרְבָן, וְחֶזְוַהּ, רַב מִן-חַבְרָתַהּ. 20 and concerning the ten horns that were on its head, and the other horn which came up, and before which three fell; even that horn that had eyes, and a mouth that spoke great things, whose appearance was greater than that of its fellows.
כא  חָזֵה הֲוֵית–וְקַרְנָא דִכֵּן, עָבְדָא קְרָב עִם-קַדִּישִׁין; וְיָכְלָה, לְהֹן. 21 I beheld, and the same horn made war with the saints, and prevailed against them;
כב  עַד דִּי-אֲתָה, עַתִּיק יוֹמַיָּא, וְדִינָא יְהִב, לְקַדִּישֵׁי עֶלְיוֹנִין; וְזִמְנָא מְטָה, וּמַלְכוּתָא הֶחֱסִנוּ קַדִּישִׁין. 22 until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given for the saints of the Most High; and the time came, and the saints possessed the kingdom.
כג  כֵּן, אֲמַר, חֵיוְתָא רְבִיעָיְתָא, מַלְכוּ רביעיה (רְבִיעָאָה) תֶּהֱוֵא בְאַרְעָא דִּי תִשְׁנֵא מִן-כָּל-מַלְכְוָתָא; וְתֵאכֻל, כָּל-אַרְעָא, וּתְדוּשִׁנַּהּ, וְתַדְּקִנַּהּ. 23 Thus he said: ‘The fourth beast shall be a fourth kingdom upon earth, which shall be diverse from all the kingdoms, and shall devour the whole earth, and shall tread it down, and break it in pieces.
כד  וְקַרְנַיָּא עֲשַׂר–מִנַּהּ מַלְכוּתָא, עַשְׂרָה מַלְכִין יְקֻמוּן; וְאָחֳרָן יְקוּם אַחֲרֵיהֹן, וְהוּא יִשְׁנֵא מִן-קַדְמָיֵא, וּתְלָתָה מַלְכִין, יְהַשְׁפִּל. 24 And as for the ten horns, out of this kingdom shall ten kings arise; and another shall arise after them; and he shall be diverse from the former, and he shall put down three kings.
כה  וּמִלִּין, לְצַד עליא (עִלָּאָה) יְמַלִּל, וּלְקַדִּישֵׁי עֶלְיוֹנִין, יְבַלֵּא; וְיִסְבַּר, לְהַשְׁנָיָה זִמְנִין וְדָת, וְיִתְיַהֲבוּן בִּידֵהּ, עַד-עִדָּן וְעִדָּנִין וּפְלַג עִדָּן. 25 And he shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the seasons and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time.
כו  וְדִינָא, יִתִּב; וְשָׁלְטָנֵהּ יְהַעְדּוֹן, לְהַשְׁמָדָה וּלְהוֹבָדָה עַד-סוֹפָא. 26 But the judgment shall sit, and his dominions shall be taken away, to be consumed and to be destroy unto the end.
כז  וּמַלְכוּתָא וְשָׁלְטָנָא וּרְבוּתָא, דִּי מַלְכְוָת תְּחוֹת כָּל-שְׁמַיָּא, יְהִיבַת, לְעַם קַדִּישֵׁי עֶלְיוֹנִין; מַלְכוּתֵהּ, מַלְכוּת עָלַם, וְכֹל שָׁלְטָנַיָּא, לֵהּ יִפְלְחוּן וְיִשְׁתַּמְּעוּן. 27 And the kingdom and the dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people of the saints of the Most High; their kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey them.’
כח  עַד-כָּה, סוֹפָא דִי-מִלְּתָא; אֲנָה דָנִיֵּאל שַׂגִּיא רַעְיוֹנַי יְבַהֲלֻנַּנִי, וְזִיוַי יִשְׁתַּנּוֹן עֲלַי, וּמִלְּתָא, בְּלִבִּי נִטְרֵת.  {פ} 28 Here is the end of the matter. As for me Daniel, my thoughts much affrighted me, and my countenance was changed in me; but I kept the matter in my heart. {P}

Bible – Daniel –
Chapter 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12

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DAILY SCRIPTURES

Reading 1 2 Sm 7:1-5, 8b-12, 14a, 16

When King David was settled in his palace,
and the LORD had given him rest from his enemies on every side,
he said to Nathan the prophet,
“Here I am living in a house of cedar,
while the ark of God dwells in a tent!”
Nathan answered the king,
“Go, do whatever you have in mind,
for the LORD is with you.”
But that night the LORD spoke to Nathan and said:
“Go, tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the LORD:
Should you build me a house to dwell in?

“‘It was I who took you from the pasture
and from the care of the flock
to be commander of my people Israel.
I have been with you wherever you went,
and I have destroyed all your enemies before you.
And I will make you famous like the great ones of the earth.
I will fix a place for my people Israel;
I will plant them so that they may dwell in their place
without further disturbance.
Neither shall the wicked continue to afflict them as they did of old,
since the time I first appointed judges over my people Israel.
I will give you rest from all your enemies.
The LORD also reveals to you
that he will establish a house for you.
And when your time comes and you rest with your ancestors,
I will raise up your heir after you, sprung from your loins,
and I will make his Kingdom firm.
I will be a father to him,
and he shall be a son to me.
Your house and your Kingdom shall endure forever before me;
your throne shall stand firm forever.'”

Responsorial Psalm Ps 89:2-3, 4-5, 27 and 29

R. (2) For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
The favors of the LORD I will sing forever;
through all generations my mouth shall proclaim your faithfulness.
For you have said, “My kindness is established forever”;
in heaven you have confirmed your faithfulness.
R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
“I have made a covenant with my chosen one,
I have sworn to David my servant:
Forever will I confirm your posterity
and establish your throne for all generations.”
R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.
“He shall say of me, ‘You are my father,
my God, the rock, my savior.’
Forever I will maintain my kindness toward him,
and my covenant with him stands firm.”
R. For ever I will sing the goodness of the Lord.

Gospel Lk 1:67-79

Zechariah his father, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying:

“Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel;
for he has come to his people and set them free.
He has raised up for us a mighty Savior,
born of the house of his servant David.
Through his prophets he promised of old
that he would save us from our enemies,
from the hands of all who hate us.
He promised to show mercy to our fathers
and to remember his holy covenant.
This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham:
to set us free from the hand of our enemies,
free to worship him without fear,
holy and righteous in his sight
all the days of our life.
You, my child, shall be called the prophet of the Most High,
for you will go before the Lord to prepare his way,
to give his people knowledge of salvation
by the forgiveness of their sins.
In the tender compassion of our God
the dawn from on high shall break upon us,
to shine on those who dwell in darkness and the shadow of death,
and to guide our feet into the way of peace.”