9 “I mwatched till thrones were 4put in place,
And nthe Ancient of Days was seated;
oHis garment was white as snow,
And the hair of His head was like pure wool.
His throne was a fiery flame,
pIts wheels a burning fire;
10 qA fiery stream issued
And came forth from before Him.
rA thousand thousands ministered to Him;
Ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him.
And the books were opened.
11 “I watched then because of the sound of the 6pompous words which the horn was speaking; tI watched till the beast was slain, and its body destroyed and given to the burning flame. 12 As for the rest of the beasts, they had their dominion taken away, yet their lives were prolonged for a season and a time.
13 “I was watching in the night visions,
And behold, uOne like the Son of Man,
Coming with the clouds of heaven!
He came to the Ancient of Days,
And they brought Him near before Him.
14 vThen to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom,
That all wpeoples, nations, and languages should serve Him.
His dominion is xan everlasting dominion,
Which shall not pass away,
And His kingdom the one
Which shall not be destroyed.
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