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Daniel‬ ‭7‬:‭4‬

Updated: Jun 18, 2023

“The first was like a lion and had eagles’ wings. Then as I looked its wings were plucked off, and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand on two feet like a man, and the mind of a man was given to it.”

‭‭Daniel‬ ‭7‬:‭4‬


The first was like a lion


Like a lion, but not a lion.


Take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel, and say: What was your mother? A lioness!


Like a lion H744: (Chaldee); corresponding to אֲרִי H738: From אָרָה H717 (in the sense of violence); a lion. H717 BDB Lexicon:

1. lion

a. pictures or images of lions


Genesis 49:9 Judah is a lion's cub (H738’s H1482); from the prey, my son, you have gone up. He stooped down; he crouched as a lion (H738) and as a lioness (H3833); who dares rouse him?


Deuteronomy 33:22 And of Dan he said,"Dan is a lion's cub (H738’s H1482) that leaps from Bashan."


Isaiah 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.'


Daniel 2:37 You, O king, the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, and the might, and the glory,

2:38 and into whose hand he has given, wherever they dwell, the children of man, the beasts of the field, and the birds of the heavens, making you rule over them all—you are the head of gol


1 Peter 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion (G3023), seeking someone to devour.


1 Samuel 17:34 But David said to Saul, "Your servant used to keep sheep for his father. And when there came a lion (H738), or a bear, and took a lamb from the flock,17:35 I went after him and struck him and delivered it out of his mouth. And if he arose against me, I caught him by his beard and struck him and killed him.17:36 Your servant has struck down both lions and bears, and this uncircumcised Philistine shall be like one of them, for he has defied the armies of the living God."


Psalm 22:12 Many bulls encompass me; strong bulls of Bashan surround me;22:13 they open wide their mouths at me, like a ravening and roaring lion (H738).


Judges 14:5 Then Samson went down with his father and mother to Timnah, and they came to the vineyards of Timnah. And behold, a young lion (H3715+H738)came toward him roaring.


(Timnah H8553: BDB Lexicon:

Timnath or Timnah or Thimnathah = "portion"

1. a town on the northern boundary of Judah later assigned to Dan

2. a town in the hill country of Judah)


1 Kings 13:28 And he went and found his body thrown in the road, and the donkey and the lion (H738) standing beside the body. The lion had not eaten the body or torn the donkey.


2 Chronicles 9:17 The king also made a great ivory throne and overlaid it with pure gold.

9:18 The throne had six steps and a footstool of gold, which were attached to the throne, and on each side of the seat were armrests and two lions (H738) standing beside the armrests,

9:19 while twelve lions stood there, one on each end of a step on the six steps. Nothing like it was ever made for any kingdom.


Job 10:16 And were my head lifted up, you would hunt me like a lion (H7826: roar) and again work wonders against me.


Daniel 6:22 My God sent his angel and shut the lions' (H744) mouths, and they have not harmed me, because I was found blameless before him; and also before you, O king, I have done no harm."


Ezekiel 19:1 And you, take up a lamentation for the princes of Israel,

19:2 and say: What was your mother? A lioness (H3833)! Among lions (H738) she crouched; in the midst of young lions (H3715) she reared her cubs (H1482).

19:3 And she brought up one of her cubs (H1482); he became a young lion (H3715), and he learned to catch prey; he devoured men.

19:4 The nations heard about him; he was caught in their pit, and they brought him with hooks to the land of Egypt.

19:5 When she saw that she waited in vain, that her hope was lost, she took another of her cubs and made him a young lion.

19:6 He prowled among the lions; he became a young lion, and he learned to catch prey; he devoured men,

19:7 and seized their widows. He laid waste their cities, and the land was appalled and all who were in it at the sound of his roaring.

19:8 Then the nations set against him from provinces on every side; they spread their net over him; he was taken in their pit.

19:9 With hooks they put him in a cage and brought him to the king of Babylon; they brought him into custody, that his voice should no more be heard on the mountains of Israel.


Joel 1:6 For a nation has come up against my land, powerful and beyond number; its teeth are lions' teeth, and it has the fangs of a lioness.


Revelation 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.


Matthew 13:38 The field is the world, and the good seed is the sons of the kingdom. The weeds are the sons of the evil one,


Zephaniah 3:1 Woe to her who is rebellious and defiled, the oppressing city!

3:2 She listens to no voice; she accepts no correction. She does not trust in the LORD; she does not draw near to her God.

3:3 Her officials within her are roaring lions; her judges are evening wolves that leave nothing till the morning.

3:4 Her prophets are fickle, treacherous men; her priests profane what is holy; they do violence to the law.



and had eagles’ wings. Then as I looked its wings were plucked off,


The eagle’s wings of the mother of the princes of Israel were plucked off; the women of God was given the two wings of the great eagle to fly into the wilderness.


Revelation 12:9 And the great dragon was thrown down, that ancient serpent, who is called the devil and Satan, the deceiver of the whole world—he was thrown down to the earth, and his angels were thrown down with him.


Revelation 12:14 But the woman was given the two wings of the great eagle so that she might fly from the serpent into the wilderness, to the place where she is to be nourished for a time, and times, and half a time.


Daniel 4:30 and the king answered and said, "Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?"

4:31 While the words were still in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, "O King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: The kingdom has departed from you,

4:32 and you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. And you shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and seven periods of time shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will."

4:33 Immediately the word was fulfilled against Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and ate grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair grew as long as eagles' feathers, and his nails were like birds' claws.



and it was lifted up from the ground and made to stand


Revelation 12:17 …And he stood on the sand of the sea.


Revelation 8:13 Then I looked, and I heard an eagle crying with a loud voice as it flew directly overhead, "Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on the earth, at the blasts of the other trumpets that the three angels are about to blow!"



on two feet like a man,


John 6:70 Jesus answered them,"Did I not choose you, the twelve? And yet one of you is a devil."


Acts 20:29 I know that after my departure fierce wolves will come in among you, not sparing the flock;

20:30 and from among your own selves will arise men speaking twisted things, to draw away the disciples after them.


2 Peter 2:1 But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.



and the mind of a man (or, a man’s heart) was given to it.


2 Samuel 15:6 …So Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel.


Genesis 6:2 the sons of God saw that the daughters of man were attractive. And they took as their wives any they chose.

6:4 The Nephilim were on the earth in those days, and also afterward, when the sons of God came in to the daughters of man and they bore children to them. These were the mighty men who were of old, the men of renown.

6:5 The LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.


Hosea 4:7 As they were increased, so they sinned against me: therefore will I change their glory into shame.

4:8 They eat up the sin of my people, and they set their heart on their iniquity.

4:9 And there shall be, like people, like priest: and I will punish them for their ways, and reward them their doings.

4:10 For they shall eat, and not have enough: they shall commit whoredom, and shall not increase: because they have left off to take heed to the LORD.

4:11 Whoredom and wine and new wine take away the heart.


Revelation 6:1 Now I watched when the Lamb opened one of the seven seals, and I heard one of the four living creatures say with a voice like thunder, "Come!"

6:2 And I looked, and behold, a white horse! And its rider had a bow, and a crown was given to him, and he came out conquering, and to conquer.



Revelation 13:2 And the beast that I saw was like a leopard; its feet were like a bear's, and its mouth was like a lion's mouth. And to it the dragon gave his power and his throne and great authority.

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