Updated: Jun 17
“In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head as he lay in his bed. Then he wrote down the dream and told the sum of the matter. Daniel declared, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven were stirring up the great sea. And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another.”
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon,
In the first year of the last king of Babylon.
Belshazzar H1113: (Chaldee); corresponding to בֵּלְשַׁאצַּר H1112. BDB Lexicon:
Belshazzar = "Bel protect the king"
1. king of Babylon at the time of its fall; he to whom Daniel interpreted the writing on the wall
Daniel 5:25 And this is the writing that was inscribed: Mene, Mene, Tekel, and Parsin.5:26 This is the interpretation of the matter: Mene, God has numbered the days of your kingdom and brought it to an end;5:27 Tekel, you have been weighed in the balances and found wanting;5:28 Peres, your kingdom is divided and given to the Medes and Persians."
Revelation 18:2 And he called out with a mighty voice,"Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great! She has become a dwelling place for demons, a haunt for every unclean spirit, a haunt for every unclean bird, a haunt for every unclean and detestable beast.
Daniel saw a dream and visions of his head as he lay in his bed.
Joel 2:28 "And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, and your young men shall see visions.
Job 4:12 "Now a word was brought to me stealthily; my ear received the whisper of it.4:13 Amid thoughts from visions of the night, when deep sleep falls on men,
Job 33:15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds,33:16 then he opens the ears of men and terrifies them with warnings,
Then he wrote down the dream and told the sum of the matter.
Ezekiel 2:8 "But you, son of man, hear what I say to you. Be not rebellious like that rebellious house; open your mouth and eat what I give you."2:9 And when I looked, behold, a hand was stretched out to me, and behold, a scroll of a book was in it.2:10 And he spread it before me. And it had writing on the front and on the back, and there were written on it words of lamentation and mourning and woe.
Daniel declared, “I saw in my vision by night, and behold, the four winds of heaven
Four winds: from the four quarters of heaven; four chariots and four horses, which are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth; the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates; four conspicuous horns; four divided kingdoms.
Jeremiah 49:36 And I will bring upon Elam the four winds from the four quarters of heaven. And I will scatter them to all those winds, and there shall be no nation to which those driven out of Elam shall not come.49:37 I will terrify Elam before their enemies and before those who seek their life. I will bring disaster upon them, my fierce anger, declares the LORD. I will send the sword after them, until I have consumed them,
(Genesis 10:22 The sons of Shem: Elam, …
Jeremiah 49:39 "But in the latter days I will restore the fortunes of Elam, declares the LORD.")
Zechariah 2:6 Up! Up! Flee from the land of the north, declares the Lord. For I have spread you abroad as the four winds of the heavens, declares the LORD.
2:7 Up! Escape to Zion, you who dwell with the daughter of Babylon.
Zechariah 6:1 Again I lifted my eyes and saw, and behold, four chariots came out from between two mountains. And the mountains were mountains of bronze.
6:2 The first chariot had red horses, the second black horses,
6:3 the third white horses, and the fourth chariot dappled horses—all of them strong.
6:4 Then I answered and said to the angel who talked with me, "What are these, my lord?"
6:5 And the angel answered and said to me, "These are going out to the four winds of heaven, after presenting themselves before the Lord of all the earth. (KJV: And the angel answered and said unto me, These are the four spirits of the heavens, which go forth from standing before the Lord of all the earth.)
6:6 The chariot with the black horses goes toward the north country, the white ones go after them, and the dappled ones go toward the south country."
6:7 When the strong horses came out, they were impatient to go and patrol the earth. And he said, "Go, patrol the earth." So they patrolled the earth.
Isaiah 21:9 And behold, here come riders, horsemen in pairs!" And he answered,"Fallen, fallen is Babylon; and all the carved images of her gods he has shattered to the ground."
21:10 O my threshed and winnowed one, what I have heard from the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, I announce to you.
Revelation 9:14 saying to the sixth angel who had the trumpet, "Release the four angels who are bound at the great river Euphrates."
9:15 So the four angels, who had been prepared for the hour, the day, the month, and the year, were released to kill a third of mankind.
9:16 The number of mounted troops was twice ten thousand times ten thousand; I heard their number.
9:17 And this is how I saw the horses in my vision and those who rode them: they wore breastplates the color of fire and of sapphire and of sulfur, and the heads of the horses were like lions' heads, and fire and smoke and sulfur came out of their mouths.
Daniel 8:8 Then the goat became exceedingly great, but when he was strong, the great horn was broken, and instead of it there came up four conspicuous horns toward the four winds of heaven.
Daniel 11:3 Then a mighty king shall arise, who shall rule with great dominion and do as he wills.
11:4 And as soon as he has arisen, his kingdom shall be broken and divided toward the four winds of heaven, but not to his posterity, nor according to the authority with which he ruled, for his kingdom shall be plucked up and go to others besides these.
Ezekiel 5:12 A third part of you shall die of pestilence and be consumed with famine in your midst; a third part shall fall by the sword all around you; and a third part I will scatter to all the winds and will unsheathe the sword after them.
were stirring up the great sea.
The great sea: the Red Sea; the stronghold of the sea; it covers and sinks; draw from the abundance of the seas and the hidden treasures of the sand; it has the seat of the gods, in the heart of the seas; all the kings who were beyond the Jordan in the hill country and in the lowland all along the coast of the Great Sea; a great wind (like the four winds) upon the sea, and there is a mighty tempest on the sea; wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes; yet the way of the LORD is through the sea, His path through the great waters.
Exodus 10:19 And the LORD turned the wind into a very strong west wind, which lifted the locusts and drove them into the Red Sea. Not a single locust was left in all the country of Egypt.
Exodus 14:16 Lift up your staff, and stretch out your hand over the sea and divide it, that the people of Israel may go through the sea on dry ground.
Jeremiah 51:12 "Set up a standard against the walls of Babylon; make the watch strong; set up watchmen; prepare the ambushes; for the LORD has both planned and done what he spoke concerning the inhabitants of Babylon.
51:13 O you who dwell by many waters, rich in treasures, your end has come; the thread of your life is cut.
Isaiah 23:4 Be ashamed, O Sidon, for the sea has spoken, the stronghold of the sea, saying:"I have neither labored nor given birth, I have neither reared young men nor brought up young women."
Exodus 15:10 You blew with your wind; the sea covered them; they sank like lead in the mighty waters.
Deuteronomy 33:19 They shall call peoples to their mountain; there they offer right sacrifices; for they draw from the abundance of the seas and the hidden treasures of the sand."
Psalm 68:22 The Lord said,"I will bring them back from Bashan, I will bring them back from the depths of the sea,
Jeremiah 6:22 Thus says the LORD:"Behold, a people is coming from the north country, a great nation is stirring from the farthest parts of the earth.
Jeremiah 51:1 Thus says the LORD:"Behold, I will stir up the spirit of a destroyer against Babylon, against the inhabitants of Leb-kamai,
51:36 Therefore thus says the LORD:"Behold, I will plead your cause and take vengeance for you. I will dry up her sea and make her fountain dry,
51:42 The sea has come up on Babylon; she is covered with its tumultuous waves.
Lamentations 2:13 What can I say for you, to what compare you, O daughter of Jerusalem? What can I liken to you, that I may comfort you, O virgin daughter of Zion? For your ruin is vast as the sea; who can heal you?
Ezekiel 28:2 "Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, Thus says the LORD God:"Because your heart is proud, and you have said, 'I am a god, I sit in the seat of the gods, in the heart of the seas,' yet you are but a man, and no god, though you make your heart like the heart of a god—
Joshua 9:1 As soon as all the kings who were beyond the Jordan in the hill country and in the lowland all along the coast of the Great Sea toward Lebanon, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, heard of this,9:2 they gathered together as one to fight against Joshua and Israel.
Jonah 1:4 But the Lord hurled a great wind upon the sea, and there was a mighty tempest on the sea, so that the ship threatened to break up.
Luke 21:25 "And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,
Jude 1:13 wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.
Ephesians 4:14 so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes.
Revelation 12:12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens and you who dwell in them! But woe to you, O earth and sea, for the devil has come down to you in great wrath, because he knows that his time is short!"12:17 Then the dragon became furious with the woman and went off to make war on the rest of her offspring, on those who keep the commandments of God and hold to the testimony of Jesus. And he stood on the sand of the sea.
Revelation 8:9 A third of the living creatures in the sea died, and a third of the ships were destroyed.
Revelation 21:1 Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more.
Psalm 77:19 Your way was through the sea, your path through the great waters; yet your footprints were unseen.
And four great beasts came up out of the sea, different from one another.
Daniel 7:17 'These four great beasts are four kings who shall arise out of the earth.
“Then the channels of the sea were seen, and the foundations of the world were laid bare at your rebuke, O LORD, at the blast of the breath of your nostrils.”