Daniel 7:11 Index
"I beheld then because of the voice of the great words which the horn spake: I beheld even till the beast was slain, and his body destroyed, and given to the burning flame."
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"I beheld..."

  • Daniel is shown the end of the system symbolized by the Little Horn, which is destroyed at the Second Coming of Christ. The other beasts which represented nations were overthrown but allowed to live on.... (KC 82)
  • In prophetic vision Daniel saw one event rapidly following another. Note the repetition of the statements "I beheld" and "I saw" throughout the narrative of the visions. These clauses introduce the transition from one scene to the next. (4BC 829)

"...great words..." (Daniel 7:25)

"...the horn spake..."

  • HORNS: "Horns" is frequently used to symbolize divisions, or nations, that develop out of a great parent kingdom. Thus the ten horns appearing on the fourth beast of Daniel 7 (compare the paralleling beasts of Revelation 13 and Revelation 17) are expressly stated to be ten kingdoms; or divisions, that would arise out of the territory of the fourth world kingdom. (Froom 33)

"...till the beast..."

  • BEAST: Another term, common to symbolic Bible prophecy, is that of "beasts." Nations were effectively cartooned or portrayed by various well-known or unknown beasts, just as some are today: the British lion, the Russian bear, or the American eagle. In Daniel's day a lion, a bear, a leopard, and a fearful monster without an earthly replica appeared in Daniel 7, and the ram and he-goat of Daniel 8 are expressly explained by the prophet as symbols, respectively, of "Media and Persia" and "Grecia" (Daniel 8:20, 21). Similar "beasts" are pictured in the Revelation. These terms are not epithets of derision; they are simply the divine method of cartooning nations and their careers through the centuries. So a prophetic "beast" merely means a kingdom or nation, no more and no less. (Froom 32-33)

"...was slain..."

  • This represents the end of the system, or organization, symbolized by the horn. Paul presents the same power under the title "man of sin," "son of perdition," "that Wicked," and speaks of its destruction at the second coming of Christ (2 Thessalonians; Revelation 19:19-21). (4BC 829)
  • The fourth terrible beast continues without change of character, and the little horn continues to utter its blasphemies, holding its millions of votaries in the bonds of blind superstition, until the beast is given to the burning flame. This is not its conversion, but its destruction. (2 Thessalonians 2:8) (US 114)