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You, O king, are king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength, and the glory.  Wherever the children of men dwell, he has given the animals of the field and the birds of the sky into your hand, and has made you rule over them all. You are the head of gold. “After you, another kingdom will arise that is inferior to you; and another third kingdom of brass, which will rule over all the earth.  Daniel 2:37-39

PERES: your kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.”   Then Belshazzar commanded, and they clothed Daniel with purple, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.  In that night Belshazzar the Chaldean King was slain.  Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.  Daniel 5:28-31

So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.  Daniel 6:28   Daniel continued even to the first year of king Cyrus. Daniel 1:21

‘These great animals, which are four, are four kings, who will arise out of the earth. Daniel 7:17

The ram which you saw, that had the two horns, they are the kings of Media and Persia.  Daniel 8:20

“As for me, in the first year of Darius the Mede, I stood up to confirm and strengthen him.  “Now I will show you the truth. Behold, three more kings will stand up in Persia; and the fourth will be far richer than all of them. When he has grown strong through his riches, he will stir up all against the realm of Greece.  Daniel 11:1,2

Behold, I will stir up the Medes against them, who will not value silver, and as for gold, they will not delight in it.  Their bows will dash the young men in pieces; and they shall have no pity on the fruit of the womb. Their eyes will not spare children.  Babylon, the glory of kingdoms, the beauty of the Chaldeans’ pride, will be like when God overthrew Sodom and Gomorrah.  Isaiah 13:17-19

A grievous vision is declared to me. The treacherous man deals treacherously, and the destroyer destroys. Go up, Elam; attack! I have stopped all of Media’s sighing.  Isaiah 21:2

Who says of Cyrus, ‘He is my shepherd, and shall perform all my pleasure,’ even saying of Jerusalem, ‘She will be built;’ and of the temple, ‘Your foundation will be laid.’”  Isaiah 44:28

“Assemble yourselves, all of you, and hear; who among them has declared these things? He whom Yahweh loves will do what he likes to Babylon, and his arm will be against the Chaldeans.  Isaiah 48:14

Yahweh says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him, and strip kings of their armor; to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut:  Isaiah 45:1

Therefore hear the counsel of Yahweh, that he has taken against Babylon; and his purposes, that he has purposed against the land of the Chaldeans: Surely they will drag them away, even the little ones of the flock. Surely he will make their habitation desolate over them.  At the noise of the taking of Babylon the earth trembles; and the cry is heard among the nations.  Jeremiah 50:45,46

Cyrus

Yahweh says to his anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held, to subdue nations before him, and strip kings of their armor; to open the doors before him, and the gates shall not be shut:  “I will go before you, and make the rough places smooth. I will break the doors of brass in pieces, and cut apart the bars of iron.  I will give you the treasures of darkness, and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that it is I, Yahweh, who call you by your name, even the God of Israel.  For Jacob my servant’s sake, and Israel my chosen, I have called you by your name. I have given you a title, though you have not known me.  Isaiah 45:1-4