The eagle, malicious, evil, and worthless, disappeared. Ezra woke up from the vision perplexed and fearful. He asked the Lord to interpret.
The Lord said "Daniel had a vision of the four kingdoms. Now, I can explain to you that the days are coming when a new kingdom shall rise, one more terrifying than all that came before it. After the disasters and tumult, a remnant will be saved.
Ezra reported to the people, "Take courage, the Most High has not forgotten you." After they returned to their homes, Ezra remained in the field for seven days as the angel had commanded.