All the Kings of the earth ſhall
prayſe thee, O Lord, for they have
heard the words of thy mouth;
yea they ſhall ſing
xxviii. dayes,
138. Pſalme.

Six-pointed star enclosed in an oval. The center of the star says Matthew 24. Each of the six points contains a word of the quote Sign of the Son of Man.

As ſeventy odd yeeres after the firſt Starre ſeen in the eaſt, followed the deſtruction of Jeruſalem, ſeventy ancients appointed to prophecy, ſo likewiſe the following Starre appearing 15721572. ſeventy two yeeres, goeth before the end of the world, other ſeventy alſo two and two before him, before the daye of judgement.

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To the renowmedrenowned Princes Elizabeth, Queen of Bohemia, Princes Elect. Grace, gladneſſe & peace.


Palizgrave. Zarep:Zarephath Vilag.

Your Majeſties Throne, by degrees at lenght approaching humbly crave Royall patience, preſent the Man, greatly beloved, Daniel, intended to the King of chiefe memory your father, compoſed in a weeke (haſtely) obtained not acceſs, for with his fathers, the holy King was fallen a ſleepe, his soule beyond mortall ſight, taken up to heaven, to partake immortall crownation; a good fight having fought Michael jame ch. againſt the Babylonian Dragon, ſo many Evangelicall combats, and controverſies with the Beaſt. Leſt their Goddeſſe Diana, her temple ſhould be deſpiſed, no ſmall ſtirre had with the craftsmen of Epheſus.

But what doſt thou heere Elijah, calleth your humble handmaide away. The children of your people have forſaken the covenant, ſet up altars, perſecuted the Prophets, Jezebel taketh poſſeſſion of the vinyarde, friends of Naboth, and his bloode ſayeth, Jehu and a Prophet to be anoynted, goe I muſt and returneA turne, A1v turne approximately 6 wordsflawed-reproduction tidings.

In the firſt yeere of Charles King of Great Brittaine 1625-07-28twenty eight of the moneth July, about ſix moneths after I began to underſtand the viſions of the Prophet Daniel, which hee ſaw in the firſt yeere of Belſhacer, King of Babylon, a thing was revealed unto mee, and the word was true, but at the time appointed long (one and twenty hundred yeeres, three full weeks as it were) is now to be accompliſhed ſhortly, I eate no pleaſant bread, was mourning full three moneths to underſtand the viſions.

1625-07-28One thouſand ſix hundred twenty five, July twenty eight, early in the morning, about dawning of the daye, I heard theſe words from heaven, as it were a muſicall voyce, coming downe, ſaying, There is nineteen yeers &c. a halfe to the daye of judgement, hee that teſtifieth theſe things, ſayth ſurely I come quickely. Some few words more were uttered, as a Propheticall admonition unto humility and meekneſſe, diſſolving within theſe dayes, former ambiguity. After which voyce the deſtroying Angell ſuddenly ſheathed the ſword, never ſo furiouſly drawne on that nation, for which bleſſing, and the happineſſe to behold your face, and Royall progeny, walking in the trueth, honor, power, and glory, be unto him that ſitteth upon the Throne, even ſo come Lord Jesus. Amen, Amen.


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In the firſt yeere of Belſhacer, King of Babylon, Daniel had dreames and viſions, and hee wrote the dreame and declared the ſumme of the matters. I ſaw in my viſions by night, and behold the fower windes of heaven ſtrove upon the great ſea, and fower great Beaſtes came up from the ſea, divers one from another &c.

Interpretation followeth.

Windes are the ſpirit, purgeth all things, the ſwelling ſea are the rebellious nations, of the fower parts of the earth, looſed windes, threating a wracke, diſſolution of the world.

Fower Beaſts times and ſeaſons diſplaying.

The firſt as a Lyon, Revel. beginneth from the birth of Jeſus Chriſt, perſecuted by the Dragon, Lyon of the Tribe of Juda, unto the watchfull ſhepheards in the field proclaimed by Angells, wiſe men by a ſtarre, by no inferior Prophet cryed in the wilderneſſe, to pull of his ſhoow, yet unworthy, in triumph received with Hoſanna, in the city, to witneſſe whoſe Baptiſme the holy Ghoſt deſcended, was by the Roman Monarchie (over all the world ſpreading her eagles winges) put to death, roote and ſeed of David, is recorded amongſt theſe kings, King of kings, &c. whoſe enemies ſhall feele his hand, and his right hand, &c. Pſalm 21.

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The ſecond beaſt like a Beare, and ſtood upon the one ſide, ſignifying their election by voyces, and power of the Senat, had three ribbs in the mouth betweene the teeth, the approximately 3 lettersflawed-reproduction to this. And they ſaid unto him, ariſe and devoure much fleſh, are three hundred yeeres, armes of the heathen Romane devouring times, whoſe raging raigne laſted ſo longe. In the infancy of which Empire, the maſſacred innocents, & Meſſiah ſuffered, Jeruſalem was deſtroyed, that in Rome might be found the blood of Prophets & Saints, and of all that were ſlaine upon the earth, dronken with the blood of Martyrs of Jesus.

The third Beaſt like a Leopard, that had upon the backe of it fower winges, are fower hundred yeeres, beginning with the Beaſt, whoſe deadly wound was healed, raigne of Conſtantine the Great, ſo ſoone after ſpotted with Arrian leporiſme, bearing fower heads, ſhewing the diviſion of the Empire into ſo many parts when hee ſtood up; held then too large and great for the government of one man.

The laſt Beaſt, the fourth, dreadfull, terrible, and ſtrong exceedingly; had yron teeth, devoured & bracke in pieces, and ſtamped the reſidue with the feet thereof. Divers from all the Beaſts before it, is Eccleſiaſtice Tyranny, pride of Prelats drawn from head to foote; had tenn hornes, ſhewing Antiquity of Antichriſt, ſo many hundred yeeres, till the Ancient of dayes did ſit.

The hornes farther conſidered (mother of harlots her coate) amongſt which came up another little horne, before whom three of the firſt were pluckt up by the rootes; in this horne were eyes like the eyes of a man (watchfull in his owne behalfe) and a mouth (of an ungratefull ghueſt) ſpeaking preſumtious things. The tenn Kings horns riſing out of the head of the Beaſt, to know the trueth of them. The firſt Charles the Great, ſtiled Chriſtianißimi Romanorum Imperatoris, the whole race of Childric pulled up by the rootes made Rome for him, about a thouſandſand A3r ſand yeeres ſince, abſolute Monarche of the Empire and all the dependances northward, for fower generations. The reſidue Spaniſh horns, ſince Charles the fiſtfirſt in defence of Romes (devourſed ſpowſe) no little champions.

The little horne, more ſtoute then his fellowes, whoſe mouth or language bewrayeth them, are the united French and Sweden forces, ſlaying the Antichriſtian Beaſt, and giving his body to the burning flame, concerning the other Beaſts, though they injoyed their lines; had their dominion taken away, the reſidue ſtamped by Rome, under his feete, this little horne excepted.

Laſtly ſheweth the reſtoration of the kingdome of Chriſt, before the end of the world, and hee gave him dominion and honor, and a Kingdome, that all people, nations, languages, ſhould ſerve him, his dominion is an everlaſting Dominion, and ſhall never be taken away, and his Kingdome ſhall Antichriſt no more deſtroy.

The curſ’t Beaſt hath a ſhorte horne, I beheld and the ſame horne made warre with the Saints, and prevailed againſt them, but the ancient of dayes came &c. the hayre of whoſe head like pure wolle, ſheweth his dayes infinite to be accounted, and the Kingdome, and the Dominion, and the greatneſſe of the Kingdome &c. And all powers ſhall ſerve & obey him. This is the end of the matter, and the contents of that which followeth.

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Chapt. VII.

In the firſt yeere of Belſhazzar King of Babel, Daniel ſaw a dream, and there were viſions in his head, upon his bedde: then he wrote the dreame, and the declared the ſumme of the matter. 2 Daniel ſpake and ſaid, I ſaw in my viſion by night, & behold, the foure windes of the heaven ſtrove upon In the dayes of Noah to frame a new the microcoſme, a hundred and twenty yeeres the ſpirit of God did ſtrive no longer reſted as it were. the great ſea: 3 And foure great beaſtes came up from the The nativity or riſing of theſe fower beaſts, or Kings upon recorde one and twenty hundred yeeres compleat, added unto the age of the World before, maketh a weeke of ſix thouſand yeeres current. ſea one divers from another. 4 The firſt was a lion, Sheweth when perſecutiōperſecution for the Word began, the Ußher voyce leading the waye, John beheaded for the word of God, firſt witneße of Jeſus, worſhipped not the beaſt nor his image Herod, whoſe dauncing woman her picture is taken arrayed ſo in purple and pearle, in her hãdhand a cup of gold &c. and had eagels wings: I beheld till the wings thereof were pluckt off, and it was lifted up from the earth, and ſet upon his feet as a man, and a mans heart was given him. 5 And behold, another beaſt which was the ſecond, was like a beare, Called ten perſecutions, continuing three hundred yeeres, firſt combat fought againſt the Martyrs of Jeſus by the reed Dragon with ſevẽſeven heads, whoſe crownes mount unto Romes foundation or Kings. & ſtood upon the one ſide: and he had three ribs in his mouth betweene his teeth, and they ſaid thus unto him, Ariſe, and devoure much fleſh. 6 After this, I beheld, and loe, there was another like a leopard, The mungrell beaſt ſpoted with Arrian hereſie ſo lately healed, ſignifying fower hundred yeeres his being on the wing. which had upon his backe foure wings of a foule: the beaſt had alſo foure heads, and dominion was given him. 7 After this, I ſaw in the viſions by night, and behold, the fourth beaſt Fourth beaſt (Antichriſt) having ſerved his apprentiſhip of ſeven hundred yeeres, is free of the great city, ſetteth up for himſelf ten horns his ſigne, yet not ſo groſely deceiving the World, till a thouſand yeeres were fullfilled. was fearefull and terrible and very ſtrong. It had great yron teeth: it devoured & brake in pieces, and ſtamped the reſidue under his feet: and it was unlike to the beaſts that were before it: for it had ten hornes. 8 As I conſidered the hornes, beholde, there B came B1v came up among them another little horne, before whom there were three of the firſt hornes pluckt away: and behold, in his borne were eyes like the eyes of man, and a mouth ſpeaking preſumptuous things. 9 I beheld till the thrones were ſet up, and the Ancient of dayes did ſit, whoſe garment was white as ſnow, and the haire of his head like the pure wooll: his throne was like the fiery flame and his wheeles, as burning fire. 10 A fierie ſtreame iſſued, and came foorth from before him: thouſand thouſands miniſtred unto him, and ten thouſand thouſands ſtood before him: the judgement was ſet, and the bookes opened. 11 Then I beheld, becauſe of the voyce of the preſumptuous words which the horne ſpake: I beheld, even till the beaſt was ſlaine, and his body deſtroyed, and given to the burning fire. 12 As concerning the other beaſts, they had taken away their dominion: yet their lives were prolonged for a certaine time and ſeaſon. 13 As I beheld in viſions by night, behold, one like the ſonne of man came in the cloudes of heaven, and approched unto the Ancient of dayes, and they brought him before him. 14 And he gave him dominion, and honour, and a kingdome, that all people, nations and languages ſhould ſerve him: his dominion is an everlaſting dominion, which ſhall never be taken away: and his dominion ſhall never be deſtroyed. 15 I Daniel was troubled in my ſpirit, in the middes B2r middes of my body, and the viſions of mine head made me afraid. 16 Therefore I came unto one of them that ſtood by, and aſked him the trueth of all this: ſo he told me, and ſhewed me the interpretation of theſe things. 17 Theſe great beaſts which are foure, are foure kings, which ſhall ariſe out of the earth. 18 And they ſhall take the kingdome of the Saints of the moſt High, which ſhall poſſeſſe the kingdome for ever, even for ever and ever. 19 After this, I would know the trueth of the fourth beaſt That Balam loving the wages of unrighteouſneſſe Biſhops (of Rome) their predeceſſor ſpurring the Beaſt, on whoſe progreße to attend, Satan is looſed, called for a little ſeaſon, about ſeven hundred yeeres a goe. which was ſo unlike to all the others, very fearefull, whoſe teeth were of yron, and his nailes of braſſe: which devoured, brake in pieces, and ſtamped the reſidue under his feet. 20 Alſo to know of the ten hornes that were in his head, and of the other which came up, before whom three fell, and of the horne that had eyes, and of the mouth that ſpake preſumptuous things, whoſe looke was more ſtout than his fellowes. 21 I beheld, and the ſame horne made battell againſt the Saints, yea, and prevailed againſt them. 22 Untill the Ancient of dayes came, and judgement was given to the Saints of the moſt High: and the time approched, that the Saints poſſeſſed the kingdome. 23 Then he ſaid, The fourth beaſt ſhall be the foorth kingdome in the earth, which ſhallbe unlike to all the kingdomes, and ſhall devoure the whole earth, and I ſhall tread it downe and breake it in pieces. B2 And B2v 24 And the ten hornes out of this kingdome are ten Kings that ſhall riſe: and another ſhall riſe after them, and he ſhallbe unlike to the firſt, and he ſhall ſubdue three Kings. 25 And ſhall ſpeake words againſt the moſt High, and ſhall conſume the Saints of the moſt High, Compaßeth the tents of the ſaints, and fower quarters of the World, from Rochell to America. and thinke that he may change times and lawes, and they ſhallbe given into his hand untill time, and times, and the dividing of time. 26 But the judgement ſhall ſit, and they ſhall take away his dominion to conſume and deſtroy it unto the end. Ten hundred yeers writen in his horned fore head, expired, the Beaſt & the falſe prophet ſhallbe caſt into the lake &c. 27 And the kingdome, and dominion, and the greatneſſe of the kingdome under the whole heaven ſhallbe given to the holy people of the moſt High, whoſe kingdome is an everlaſting kingdome, and all powers ſhall ſerve and obey him. In his kingdome before the end of the world in earth raigning evẽeven as in heaven. Daniel I end al. 28 Even this is the ende of the matter, I Daniel had many cogitations which troubled mee, and my countenance changed in mee: but I kept the matter in mine heart.

Chap. VIII.

In the third yeere of the reigne of king Belſhazzar, The reigne of Belſhacer about the age of the World 3425. a viſion appeared unto mee, even unto mee Daniel, after that which appeared unto mee at the firſt. 2 And I ſaw in a viſion, and when I ſaw it, I was in the palace of Shuſhan, which is the province of Elam, and in a viſion me thought I was by the river of Ulai. 3 Then B3r 3 Then I looked up and ſaw, and behold, there ſtood before the river a ramme Ramme, leader of the flocke, goeing up from waſhing. The Ramme ſignifieth the Romane Empire, the Empire of the Turks and Goths ſignified by the Gote, the two hornes Conſtantine & Rome. which had two hornes, and theſe two hornes were high: but one was higher then another, and the higheſt came up laſt. 4 I ſaw the ramme puſhing againſt the Weſt, and againſt the North, and againſt the South: ſo that no beaſts might ſtand before him, nor could deliver out of his hand, but he did what he liſted and became great. 5 And as I conſidered, behold, a goat came from the Weſt over the whole earth, and touched not the ground: and this goate had an horne that appeared betweene his eyes. 6 And he came unto the ramme that had the two hornes, whom I had ſeene ſtanding by the river, and ran unto him in his fierce rage. 7 And I ſaw him come unto the ramme, and being moved againſt him, he ſmote the ramme, and brake his two hornes: and there was no power in the ramme to ſtand againſt him, but he caſt him downe to the ground, and ſtamped upon him, and there was none that could deliver the ramme out of his power. 8 Therefore the goate waxed exceeding great, and when he was at the ſtrongeſt, his great horne was broken: and for it came up foure that appeared toward the foure winds of the heaven. The fower kingdoms towards the fower winds of heaven, are the Weſtren Ilands of Great- Brittain, France, Spayne and the Turckesh Empire. 9 And out of one of them came forth a little horne, which waxed The little horne coming forth of one of them, waxing great, is the forces of the French, ſhall thinke to change times & lawes, &c. very great toward the South, and toward the Eaſt, and toward the pleaſant land. 10 Yea, it grew up unto the hoſte of heaven, B3 and B3v and it caſt downe ſome of the hoſte, and of the starres to the ground, and trode upon them. 11 And extolled himſelfe againſt the prince of the hoſte, from whom the dayly ſacrifice was taken away, and the place of his Sanctuarie was caſt downe. 12 And a time ſhall be given him over the dayly ſacrifice for the iniquitie: and it ſhall caſt downe the trueth to the ground, and thus ſhall it doe, and proſper. 13 Then I heard one of the Saints ſpeaking, Two ſaints, ſo called for gifts of the holy Ghoſt, precious in theſe dayes, the certain ſaint ſpeaking, or wonderfull numberer of ſecrets, was a certaine childe about the age of 13 yeers in the yeere 16251625 called Carr, of the nation of Great- Brittain, that for certaine mounths by ſignes E numbering foretold all things, beyonde relatiōrelation, but being terrified and provoked to ſpeake, loſt the wonderfull gifegift for that time, after went beyonde ſea. and one of the Saints ſpake unto a certaine one, ſaying, How long ſhall endure the viſion of the dayly ſacrifice, and the iniquitie of the deſolation to tread both the Sanctuary and the armie under foote? 14 And he anſwered me, Unto the evening and the morning two thouſand and three hundreth: The dayes be ſo many yeeres to the end of the world, beginning frōfrom the viſion was about the yeere of the world 3425. then ſhall the Sanctuary be cleanſed. 15 Now when I Daniel had ſeene the viſion, and ſought for the meaning, beholde, there ſtood before me like the ſimilitude of a man. 16 And I heard a mans voyce betweene the banks of Ulai, which called, and ſaide, Gabriel, make this man to underſtand the viſion. 17 So he came where I ſtood: and when hee came, I was afraid, and fell upon my face: but he ſaid unto me, Underſtand, O ſonne of man: for in the laſt time ſhalbe the viſion. 18 Now as he was ſpeaking unto me, I being aſleepe fell on my face to the ground, but he touched me, and ſet me up in my place. 19 And he ſaid, Behold, I will ſhew thee what ſhallbe B4r ſhallbe in the laſt wrath: for the ende of the time appointed it ſhall come. 20 The ramme which thou ſaweſt having two hornes, are the Kings of the Medes and Perſians. 21 And the goate is the King of Grecia, and the great horne that is betweene his eyes, is the firſt king. 22 And that that is broken, and foure ſtood up for it, are foure kingdomes, which ſhall ſtand up of that nation, but not in his ſtrength. 23 And in the end of their kingdome, when the rebellious ſhallbe conſumed, a King of Guſtavus Adolphus, king of Sweden, Goths & Wendals, making peace with Poland, came into Germany. fierce countenance, and underſtanding darke ſentences, ſhall ſtand up. 24 And his power ſhallbe mightie, but not in his ſtrength: and hee ſhall deſtroy wonderfully, and ſhall proſper, and practiſe, and ſhall deſtroy the mightie, and the people of the holy ones. 25 And through his policie alſo he ſhall cauſe craft to proſper in his hand, and hee ſhall extoll himſelfe in his heart, and by peace ſhall deſtroy many: hee ſhall alſo ſtand up againſt the prince of princes, Emperour, Prince of free Princes. but he ſhall be broken down without hand. 26 And the viſion of the evening, and the morning, which is declared, is true: therefore ſeale thou up the viſion, for it ſhallbe after many dayes. 27 And I Daniel was ſtricken and ſicke certaine dayes: but when I roſe up, I did the kings buſineſſe, and I was aſtoniſhed at the viſion, but none underſtood it.
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Chap. IX.

In the firſt yeere of Darius the ſonne of Ahaſhueroſh, of the ſeede of the Medes, which was made king over the realme of the Caldeans. 2 Even in the firſt yeere of his reigne, I Daniel underſtood by bookes the number of the yeeres, Bookes informing Daniel, concerning the yeeres of the captivity. So the Angell by the ſame numbers, or words, giveth him underſtanding. whereof the Lord had ſpoken unto Jeremiah the Prophet, that he would accompliſh ſeventie yeeres Firſt that ſeventy weeks are determined &c. ſhewing ſeventy hundred yeeres, (or a weeke of thouſands) from the beginning to the end of the world, had not the dayes being ſhortned for the elects ſake. in the deſolation of Jeruſalem. 3 And I turned my face unto the Lord God, and ſought by prayer and ſupplications with faſting and ſackcloth and aſhes. 4 And I prayed unto the Lord my God, and made my confeſſion, ſaying, O Lord God which art great and fearefull, and keepeſt covenant and mercie toward them which love thee, and towarde them that keepe thy commandements. 5 Wee have ſinned and have committed iniquitie, and have done wickedly, yea, we have rebelled, and have departed from thy precepts, and from thy judgements. 6 For wee would not obey thy ſervants the Prophets, which ſpake in thy name to our kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, and to all the people of the land. 7 O Lord, righteouſnes belongeth unto thee, and unto us open ſhame, as appeareth this day unto every man of Judah, and to the inhabitants of Jeruſalem, yea, unto all Iſrael, both neere and farre off, through all the countreys, whither thou haſt driven them, becauſe of their offences, that they have committed againſt thee. 8 O Lord, C1r 8 O Lord, unto us apperteineth open ſhame, to our Kings, to our princes, and to our fathers, becauſe wee have ſinned againſt thee. 9 Yet compaſſion & forgiveneſſe is in the Lord our God, albeit wee have rebelled againſt him. 10 For we have not obeyed the voyces of the Lord our God, to walke in his lawes, which hee hath laid before us by the miniſtery of his ſervants the Prophets. 11 Yea, all Iſrael have tranſgreſſed thy Law, and are turned backe, and have not heard thy voyce: therefore the curſe is powred upon us, and the oathe that is written in the Law of Moſes the ſervant of God, becauſe wee have ſinned againſt him. 12 And he hath confirmed his words, which he ſpake againſt us, and againſt our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great plague: for under the whole heaven hath not beene the like, as hath beene brought upon Jeruſalem. 13 All this plague is come upon us, as it is written in the Law of Moſes: yet made wee not our prayer before the Lord our God, that wee might turne frōfrom our iniquities & underſtand thy trueth. 14 Therefore hath the Lord made readie the plague, and brought it upon us: for the Lord our God is righteous in all his works which he doth: for we would not heare his voyce. 15 And now, O Lord our God, that haſt brought thy people out of the lande of Egypt with a mightie hand, and haſt gotten thee renowne, as appeareth this day, we have ſinned, wee have done wickedly. C O Lord, C1v 16 O Lord, according to all thy righteouſnes, I beſeech thee, let thine anger and thy wrath be turned away from the citie Jeruſalem thine holy Mountaine: becauſe of our ſinnes, and for the iniquities of our fathers, Jeruſalem and thy people are a reproach to all that are about us. 17 Now therefore, O our God, heare the prayer of thy ſervant, and his ſupplications, and cauſe thy face to ſhine upon thy Sanctuarie, that lieth waſte for the Lords ſake. 18 O my God, encline thine eare and heare: open thine eyes, and behold our deſolations, and the citie whereupon thy Name is called: for wee do not preſent our ſupplications before thee for our owne righeouſnes, but for thy great tender mercies. 19 O Lord heare, O Lord forgive, O Lord conſider, and do it: deferre not, for thine owne ſake, O my God: for thy Name is called upon thy citie, and thy people. 20 And whiles I was ſpeaking and praying, and confeſſing my ſinne, and the ſinne of my people Iſrael, and did preſent my ſupplication before the Lord my God, for the holy Mountaine of my God. 21 Yea, while I was ſpeaking in prayer, even the man Gabriel, whom I had ſeene before in the viſion came flying, and touched me about the time of the evening oblation. 22 And he informed me, and talked with me, and ſaid, O Daniel, I am now come forth to give thee knowledge and underſtanding. 23 At C2r 23 At the beginning of thy ſupplications the commandement came forth, and I am come to ſhew thee, for thou art greatly beloved: therefore underſtand the matter and conſider the viſion. 24 Seventie weekes Shewing ſeventy yeers after the going forth of the ſtarre, ſeene by the wiſe men, Jeruſalem ſhould be deſtroyed unto the ende (the weeke of weekes) for their bloody fact unto Meſiah their Prince, their pardon not ſealed till then, after in everlaſting righteouſneſſe remaining, having their eyes opened to underſtand the viſions of the Prophets, concerning Chriſt Jeſus the moſt Holy. are determined upon thy people, and upon thine holy citie, to finiſh the wickedneſſe, and to ſeale up the ſinnes, and to reconcile the iniquitie, and to bring in everlaſting righteouſnes, and to ſeale up the viſion and prophecie, and to anoint the moſt Holy. 25 Know therefore and underſtand that from the going foorth of the commaundement to bring againe the people, and to builde Jeruſalem, unto Meſſiah the Prince, ſhallbe ſeven weekes and threeſcore and two weekes, Informeth a ſecond ſtarre about ſevẽtyſeventy yeers before the ſecond coming of the Meſiah, the moſt high ſhould be ſent forth againe, appearing 15721572. and the ſtreete ſhallbe built againe, and the wall even in a troublous time. And that about threeſcore & two yeeres after Jeruſalem ſhould be reſtored againe, the ſtreet built in the ſtreits of a trouble ſome time, delivered from bloodguiltines, ſhould offer the ſacrifice of a troubled ſpirit, a contrite harte the true ſacrifice. 26 And after threeſcore and two weekes, ſhall Meſſiah be ſlaine, and ſhall have nothing, and the people of the prince that ſhall come, ſhall deſtroy the citie and the Sanctuary, and the ende thereof shallbe with a flood: and unto the ende of the battell it ſhallbe deſtroyed by deſolations. 27 And he ſhall confirme the covenant with many for one weeke: & in the mids of the weeke hee ſhall cauſe the ſacrifice and the oblation to ceaſe, In the middeſt of the great weeke the fourth thouſand yeere of the World (cauſed other oblation to ceaſe) the innocent Lambe of God was ſlaine. and for the overſpreading of the abominations he ſhall make it deſolate, even untill the conſumation determined ſhall be powred upon the deſolate.
C2 Chap. C2v

Chap. X.

Several notes in chapter 10 are labeled incorrectly; for example, the text has anchor “A,” but the corresponding note in the margin has “B.” We have recorded the anchoring letters as they appear in the text but pointed the notes to the correct textual segments. Revealing after one and twenty hundred yeeres compleat from the viſion, the myſtery of the Word of God ſhould be unſealed, when the ſeventh laſt trumpet ſhould begin to ſound, the myſtery of God ſhould be finiſhed. In the third yeere of Cyrus King of Perſia, a thing was revealed unto Daniel (whoſe name was called Belteſhazzar) and the word was true, but the time appoynted was long, and he underſtood the thing, and had underſtanding of the viſion. 2 At the ſame time I Daniel was in heavines for three weeks of dayes. 3 I ate no pleaſant bread, neither came fleſh nor wine into my mouth, neither did I anoynt my ſelfe at all, till three weeks of dayes were fulfilled. 4 And in the foure and twentieth day of the firſt moneth, as I was by the ſide of that great river, even Hiddekel. 5 And I lift mine eyes, and looked, and behold, there was a man cloatedcloathed in linnen, whoſe loynes were girded with fine gold of Uphaz. 6 His body alſo was like the Chryſolite, and his face (too looke upon) like the lightning, The word of God revealed, is as gold and precious ſtones, as lightning going through the world as the voyce of a multitude, or army. and his eyes as lampes of fire, and his armes and his feete were like in colour to poliſhed braſſe, and the voyce of his wordes was like the voyce of a multitude. 7 And I Daniel alone ſaw the viſion: for the men that were with me, ſaw not the viſion: but a great feare fell upon them, ſo that they fled away and hid themſelves. 8 Therefore I was left alone, and ſaw this great viſion, and there remained no ſtrength in me: for my ſtrength was turned in me into corruption, and I retained no power. Affliction allwayes companion of the word. 9 Yet C3r 9 Yet heard I the voyce of his word, and when I heard the voyce of his words, I ſlept on my face, and my face was toward the ground. 10 And behold, an hand touched me, which ſet me up upon my knees, and upon the palmes of mine hands, 11 And hee ſaid unto mee, O Daniel, a man greatly beloved, underſtand the words that I ſpeake unto thee, and ſtand in thy place: for unto thee am I now ſent. And when hee had ſaid this word unto me, I ſtood trembling. 12 Then ſaid he unto mee, Feare not, Daniel: for from the firſt day that thou diddeſt ſet thine hart to underſtand, and to humble thy ſelfe before thy God, thy words were heard, and I am come for thy words. 13 But the prince Prince of Perſia is the Dragon fighting againſt the Word of God, by Conſtantine the Great firſt defended. of the kingdome of Perſia withſtood mee one and twenty dayes: but loe, Michael one of the chief princes, came to helpe Sheweth after the viſion one and twenty hundred yeeres full, James King of Great-Brittaine his wonderfull warre with the Dragon & his angells (falſe prophets (deceiving the world) & Jeſuits) ſo ſharply contending for the body of Meſiah, the tempter becauſe hee could not turne ſtones into bread, would turne bread to Jeſus body, the foode of the ſoule, whoſe word is indeed. me, and I remained here by the Kings of Persſia. 14 Now I am come to ſhew thee what ſhall come to thy people in the latter dayes: for yet the viſion is for many dayes. 15 And when he ſpake theſe words unto me, I ſet my face toward the ground, and held my tongue. 16 And behold, one like the ſimilitude of the ſons of man touched my lips: then I opened my mouth, and ſpake, and ſayd unto him that ſtood before mee, O my Lord, by the viſion my ſorrowes are returned upon me, and I have retained no ſtrength. C3 For C3v 17 For how can the ſervant of this my Lord talke with my Lord being ſuch one? for as for me, ſtraightway there remained no ſtrength in me, neither is there breath left in me. 18 Then there came againe and touched me, one like the appearance of a man, and he ſtrengthened me. 19 And ſayd, O man, greatly beloved, feare not: peace be unto thee: be ſtrong and of good courage. And when hee had ſpoken unto mee, I was ſtrengthened, and ſayd, Let my Lord ſpeak: for thou haſt ſtrengthened me. 20 Then ſayd he, Knoweſt thou wherefore I am come unto thee, but now will I returne to fight with the Prince Warre proclaimed againſt the Beaſt and the DragōDragon, beſids the Turke his conqueſts, includeth allſo the preſent deſtroying of the Romane ſtate, by the Gothe, or he Goto. Guſta:Gotorum Guſtavus: Little Horne. of Perſia: and when I am gone forth, loe, the prince of Grecia ſhall come. 21 But I will ſhew thee that which is decreed in the Scripture of truth Revelation ſcripture of truth xii. chap. and there is none that holdeth with mee in theſe things, but Michael your prince.We are able to supply text for several gaps in chapters 10 and 11 from the 1560 Geneva Bible, which Davies has been quoting throughout.

Chap. XI.

Alſo I, in the firſt year of Darius The firſt Chriſtian Monarche Conſtantine, ſignified by Darius. of the Medes, even I ſtood to incourage & to ſtrengthen him. 2 And now will I ſhew thee trueth. Behold, there ſhall ſtand up yet three kings in Perſia, and the fourth ſhallbe farre richer then they all: and by his ſtrength, and by his riches he ſhall ſtirre up all againſt the realme of Grecia. His three ſonnes or ſucceſſors, by whoſe largeß towards the Church of Rome, Biſhops became ſo haughtie, ſtirred up kings to warre againſt Turks, to leave their Dominions under their Juridiction. 3 But a mighty King ſhall ſtand up, that ſhall rule with great dominion, and doe accordingding C4r ding to his pleaſure. 4 And when he ſhall ſtand up, his kingdome ſhallbe broken, and ſhall be divided toward the foure windes of heaven: and not to his poſteritie, Charles the Great, for whom the naturall ſubjects of Childric by the Biſhops of Romes deſpenſation, were freed from their oath of obedience to his poſterity. nor according to his dominion, which he ruled, for his kingdome ſhallbe pluckt up even to be for others beſides thoſe. 5 And the king of the South ſhallbe mighty, and one of his princes, and ſhall prevaile againſt him, and bear rule: his dominion ſhallbe a great dominion. Houſe of Auſtrya their Imperiall Dominion. 6 And in the end of yeeres they ſhalbe joyned together: for the Kings daughter of the South ſhall come to the King of the North to make an agreement, but he ſhall not retaine the power of the arme, neither ſhal hee continue, nor his arme: but ſhe ſhall be delivered, and they that brought her, and hee that begate her, and he that comforted her, in theſe times. One thouſand ſix hundred expired, fruitleſs marriage between France & Spaine agreed, ſhe brought, delivered them that brought her (ſent away without father, having an unnaturall brother) not rare in theſe times. 7 But out of the bud of her rootes Rootes plurall, ſheweth inceſtious Auſtrian family. ſhall one ſtand up in his ſtead, which ſhall come with an armie, and ſhall enter into the fortreſſe of the King of the North, and doe with them as he liſt, and ſhall prevaile, 8 And ſhall alſo cary captives into Egypt their gods with their molten images, and with their precious veſſels of ſilver and gold, and he ſhall continue moe yeeres then the king of the North. 9 So the king of the South ſhall come into his kingdome, and ſhall returne into his owne land. 10 Wherefore his ſonnes ſhallbe ſtirred up, and ſhall aſſemble, a mightie great armie: and one C4v one ſhall come, & overflow, and paſſe through: then ſhall he returne, and be ſtirred up at his fortreſſe. 11 And the King of the South ſhallbe angry, and ſhall come foorth, and fight with him, with the king of the North: for he ſhall ſet forth a great multitude, and the multitude ſhallbe given into his hand. 12 Then the multitude ſhallbe proude, and their heart ſhall be lift up: for hee ſhall caſt downe thouſands: but he ſhall not ſtill prevaile. French & Spaniſh warre, pride of the Empire. 13 For the king of the North ſhall returne, and ſhal ſet forth a greater multitude then afore, and ſhall come forth (after certaine yeeres) with a mightie armie, and great riches. Lewes K. XIII. crowned, about which times Moores laſt were expelled. 14 And at the ſame time there ſhall many ſtand up againſt the king of the South: Spaine, many ſignifying the Dutche. alſo the rebellious children of thy people ſhall exalt themſelves to eſtabliſh the viſion, but they ſhall fall. 15 So the King of the North ſhall come, and caſt up a mount, and take the ſtrong citie: and the armes of the South ſhall not reſiſt, neither his choſen people, neither ſhall there be any ſtrength to withſtand. 16 But he that ſhall come, ſhall doe unto him as he liſt, and none ſhall ſtand againſt him: and he ſhall ſtand in the pleaſant land, which by his hand ſhalbe conſumed. 17 Againe he ſhall ſet his face to enter with the power of his whole kingdome, and his confederates with him: thus ſhal he do, & he ſhal give him the daughter of women to corrupt her: but ſhe ſhall not ſtand on his ſide, neither be for him. Warre between France & England: daughter of woman, is given, daughter of Edward the IV daughter, whoſe Royall blood houſe of Lancaſter ſought to attaint or corrupt. 18 L After D1r 18 After this ſhall he turne his face unto the yles, & ſhal take many, but a prince ſhall cauſe his ſhame to light upon him, beſides that he ſhall cauſe his owne ſhame to turne upon himſelfe. Henry the VIII. king of England, for his owne behalfe rather then ReligiōReligion, cauſeth the ſhamefull marriage of his brothers wife to turne on the B.Bishop of Rome. 19 For hee ſhall turne his face towardes the fortes of his owne land: but hee ſhall be overthrowen and fall, and be no more found. 20 Then ſhall ſtand up in his place in the glory of the kingdome, one that ſhall raiſe taxes: but after a few dayes he ſhall be deſtroyed, neither in wrath, nor in battell. French kings, one deſtroyed by a ſplinter in his eye, neither in anger nor in battell, but a tillting ſporte, for a ſalte taxx his people rebelling. 21 And in his place ſhall ſtand up vile perſon, to whom they ſhall not give the honour of the kingdome: but hee ſhall come in peaceably, and obteine the kingdome by flatteries. 22 And the armes ſhalbe overthrowen with flood before him, and ſhall be broken: and alſo the prince of the covenant. 23 And after the league made with him, hee ſhall worke decietfully for he ſhall come up, and overcome with a ſmall people. Maßacre, after the league. 24 He ſhall enter into the quiet and plentifull province, and he ſhall doe that which his fathers have not done, nor his fathers fathers: he ſhall divide among them the pray and the ſpoyle, and the ſubſtance, yea, and he ſhall forecaſt his deviſes againſt the ſtrong holds, even for a time. 25 Alſo he ſhall ſtirre up his power, and his courage againſt the King of the South, with a great armie, and the King of the South ſhall be ſtirred up to battell with a very great and mighty army: but he ſhall not ſtand: for they ſhall forecaſt and practiſe againſt him. D Yea, D1v 26 Yea, they that feede of the portion of his meat, ſhall deſtroy him and his armie ſhall overflow; and many ſhall fall, and be ſlaine. Henr. IV. French king with a ſmall people overcame, for a time a ProteſtãtProteſtant, was deſtroyed by them, who did eat a portion of his meat, eſcaping ſo many enemies, denying the verity of the Lords Supper, firſt ſtabbed in the mouth, after at the hart, whoſe hart was againſt the holy covenant, dyed richer then happy. 27 And both theſe Kings harts ſhallbe to do miſchiefe, and they ſhall talke of deceit at one table: but it ſhall not availe: for yet the end ſhallbe at the time appointed. 28 Then ſhall hee returne into his land with great ſubſtance: for his hart ſhallbe againſt the holy covenant: ſo ſhall he doe and returne to his owne land. 29 At the time appointed hee ſhall returne, and come toward the South: but the laſt ſhall not be as the firſt. 30 For the ſhippers of Chittim ſhall come againſt him: therefore he ſhalbe ſorie and returne, and fret againſt the holy covenant: ſo ſhall hee doe, he ſhall even returne and have intelligence with them that forſake the holy covenant. 31 And armes ſhall ſtand on his part, and they ſhall pollute the Sanctuary of ſtrength, and ſhall take away the dayly ſacrifice, and they ſhall ſet up the abominable deſolation. 32 And ſuch as wickedly breake the covenant, ſhall he cauſe to ſinne by flatterie: but the people that doe know their God, ſhall prevaile and proſper. 33 And they that underſtand among the people, ſhall inſtruct many: yet they ſhall fall by ſword, and by flame, by captivitie and by ſpoyle many dayes. 34 Now when they ſhall fall, they ſhallbe holpen with a little helpe: but many ſhall cleave unto them fainedly. And D2r 35 And ſome of them of underſtanding ſhall fall to try them, and to purge, & to make them white, till the time be out: for there is a time appointed. 36 And the king ſhall doe what him liſt: he ſhall exalt himſelfe, and magnifie himſelfe againſt all, what is God, and ſhal ſpeake marveilous things againſt the God of gods, and ſhall proſper, till the wrath be accompliſhed: for the determination is made. 37 Neither ſhall he regard the God of his fathers, nor the deſires of women, nor care for any God: for he ſhall magnifie himſelfe above all. Remaineth the warre, conſuming the Saints of the moſt High by famine, & proſperous exploites againſt Spaine & others, by Lewes the laſt French King. 38 But in his place ſhall he honour the god Mauzzim, and the god whom his fathers knew not, ſhall he honour with gold and with ſilver, and with precious ſtones, and pleaſant things. 39 This ſhall he doe in the holdes of Mauzzim with a ſtrange God whom he ſhall acknowledge: hee ſhall increaſe his glory, and ſhall cauſe them to rule over many, and ſhall divide the land for gaine. 40 And at the ende of time ſhall the king of the South puſh at him, and the king of the North ſhall come againſt him like whirlewind with charets, and with horſemen, and with many ſhips, and hee ſhall enter into the countreyes, and ſhall overflow and paſſe through. 41 He ſhall enter alſo into the pleaſant land, and many countreyes ſhalbe overflowen: but theſe ſhall eſcape out of his hand, even Edom and Moab, and the chiefe of the children of Ammon. 42 He ſhall ſtretch forth his hands alſo upon the countreys, and the land of Egypt ſhall not eſcape. D2 But D2v 43 But he ſhall have power over the treaſures of golde and of ſilver, and over all the precious things of Egypt, and of the Libyans, and of the blacke Mores where he ſhall paſſe. 44 But the tidings out of the Eaſt & the North ſhall trouble him: therefore hee ſhall goe forth with great wrath to deſtroy and roote out many. 45 And he ſhall plant the tabernacles of his palace betweene the ſeas in the glorious and holy mountaine, yet he ſhal come to his end, and none ſhall helpe him.We are able to supply text for several gaps in chapters 10 and 11 from the 1560 Geneva Bible, which Davies has been quoting throughout.

Chap. XII.


James Charles. Are Michaelss.

And at that time ſhall Michael The Angell preſenteth the new man Michael great Prince, King of GreatBrittaine. ſtand up, the great prince, which ſtandeth for the children of thy people, & there ſhalbe a time of trouble The plague and other grievances. ſuch as never was ſince there began to be a nation unto that ſame time: and at that time thy people ſhallbe delivered, every one that ſhall be found written in the booke. 2 And many of them that ſleepe in the duſt of the earth, ſhall awake, To be bleſſed or accurßed, all awake in the grave, Michael Archangell ſounding the trumpet. ſome to everlaſting life, and ſome to ſhame and perpetuall contempt. 3 And they that be wiſe, ſhall ſhine, as the brightnes of the firmament: and they that turne many to righteouſneſſe, ſhall ſhine as the ſtarres, Convertors of the Heathen unto them is given a crowne of ſtarres, addition to their glory. for ever and ever. 4 But D3r 4 But thou, O Daniel, ſhut up the wordes, and ſeale the booke till the end of the time: many ſhal run to and fro, and knowledge ſhall be increaſed. The viſion ſealed up till the end, allſo the admirable arte of Navigation and Printing to be then invented. 5 Then I Daniel looked, and behold, there ſtood other two, the one on this ſide of the brinke of the river, and the other on that ſide of the brinke of the river. From the birth or Baptiſme of Jesus Chriſt, ſupported (on either ſide the river Jordaine) with Prophets and Apoſtles, in them revealed how lōglong to the end of the world. 6 And one ſayd unto the man clothed in linen, which was upon the water of the river, When ſhalbe the end of theſe wonders? 7 And I heard the man clothed in linen which was upon the waters of the river, when hee held up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and ſware by him that liveth for ever, that it ſhall tary for a time, two times and parte: and when he ſhall have accompliſhed to ſcatter the power of the holy people, all theſe things ſhallbe finiſhed. Confirmed with his oath, whoſe foote and hand meaſured out all, that the time alotted unto them, is ſeventen hundred yeeres, a time, and times, & halfe (or part) ſo long time of Chriſtianity is meaſured, which accompliſhed, the ſcattered Jewes ſhallbe brought home. 8 Then I heard it, but I underſtood it not: then ſaid I, O my Lord, what ſhallbe the end of theſe things? 9 And he ſayd, Go thy way Daniel: for the words are cloſed up, and ſealed, till the end of the time. Daniell againe aſſured, at the end theſe words ſhould be revealed. 10 Many ſhallbe purified, made white, and tried: but the wicked ſhal doe wickedly, & none of the wicked ſhall have underſtanding: but the wiſe ſhall underſtand. Martyrdom for the Word of God ſhewed, and after long darkeneße, the light thereof ſhould ſhine againe, after Jeruſalems deſtruction, a thouſand two hundred and ninety yeers. 11 And from the time that the dayly ſacrifice ſhallbe taken away, and the abominable deſolation ſet up, there ſhallbe a thouſand, two hundred and ninety dayes. D3 12 Bleſſed D3v 12 Bleſſed is he that waiteth and cometh to the thouſand, three hundred and five & thirtie dayes. 13 But go approximately 4 linesflawed-reproduction bleſſed approximately 2 wordsflawed-reproduction purified & tryed &c. But goe thou thy way, till the End Daniel, approximately 1 wordflawed-reproduction approximately 1 lineflawed-reproduction thou thy way till the end be: for thou ſhalt reſt and ſtand up in thy lot, at the end of the dayes.

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