Revelation: Preface - Question 7 of 39

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Daniel 7 - The Interpretation of Daniel's Vision:

In Daniel's vision from God, he also received an interpretation of what these things meant.

I approached one of those who were standing by and began asking him the exact meaning of all this. So he told me and made known to me the interpretation of these things: 17 'These great beasts, which are four in number, are four kings who will arise from the earth. 18 'But the saints of the Highest One will receive the kingdom and possess the kingdom forever, for all ages to come.'  Daniel 7:16-18 (NAS)

Question:

According to Daniel 7:16-18 the four beasts represented what?

Four Actual Animals 4 Kings or Kingdoms Four Planets


Other Translations - Daniel 7:16-18:

I came near one of those that was standing there.  I asked him what all this meant. So he told me.  He explained to me what these things meant.  17He said, 'the four great animals are four kingdoms.  Those four kingdoms will come from the earth. 18But God's special people will receive the kingdom.  Andy they will have the kingdom forever and ever.' (ERV)

  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. 17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, that shall arise out of the earth. 18 But the saints of the Most High shall receive the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever. (ASV)

I came near unto one of them that stood by, and asked him the truth of all this. So he told me, and made me know the interpretation of the things. 17 These great beasts, which are four, are four kings, which shall arise out of the earth. 18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever. (KJV)

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