Prophet Daniel saw that the bear was “chafed in its mind” – a bitter and furious nation

In the previous post titled “The Bear Of Daniel 7: 5 Represents A Nation That Devours”  we learnt that the bear, though ferocious and destructive, can be destroyed by the power of God through a leader who knows his God and does exploits. This is a man or woman like David – intercessor, worshipper and warrior.

And behold another beast, a second, like to a bear (Dob/h1678), and it raised up itself on one side, and it had three ribs in the mouth of it between the teeth of it: and they said thus unto it, Arise, devour much flesh (Daniel 7: 5).

Dob (H1680), which is the root word for bear in Daniel 7: 5, gives a true picture of the spirit of the bear:

The following words were spoken by Hushai as he advised Absalom on his strategy to capture his father during the uprising. Hushai warned Absalom not to follow Ahithophel’s advice to pursue after and to capture the king, since David and his men would be “chafed in their minds” like a bear that is robbed of its young ones:

For, said Hushai, thou knowest thy father andhis men, that they be mighty men, and they be chafed in their minds, as a bear H1677 robbed of her whelps in the field: and thy father is a man of war, and will not lodge with the people – 2 Samuel 17: 8

You know your father and his men; they are fighters, and as fierce as a wild bear robbed of her cubs. Besides, your father is an experienced fighter; he will not spend the night with the troops (NIV)

Mar (H4751) is the word used in the  text of  Daniel 7: 5 for “and they be chafed.”  Usage of the phrase  The bear of Daniel 7: 5 at https://pppministries.wordpress.commeans that the bear is bitter.  The phrase  and they be chafed“: or bitter, was used in the following contexts:

1. an individual is robbed of something they treasure:

Esau cried with a ” great and exceeding bitter H4751 cry” when he lost the blessing to Jacob – Genesis 27: 34.

And she was in bitterness H4751 of soul, and prayed unto the LORD, and wept sore – 1 Samuel 1: 10

2. a supply source is inaccessible because it is bitter or poisonous

And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: H4751 – Exodus 15: 23

3. the cause of a curse

And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover the woman’s head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter H4751 water that causeth the curse – Numbers 5: 18.

4. angry to the point of murder – the Babylonians were described as a bitter nation – killing and destructive

Let not thy voice be heard among us, lest angry H4751 fellows run upon thee, and thou lose thy life, with the lives of thy household – Judges 18: 25.

Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness H4751 of death is past – 1 Samuel 15: 32

Then Abner called to Joab, and said, Shall the sword devour for ever? knowest thou not that it will be bitterness H4751 in the latter end? how long shall it be then, ere thou bid the people return from following their brethren? – 2  Samuel 2: 26


5. A state of discontent and bitterness – ripe for political conflict, grieving,angry, speaks bitter words, a heart of bitterness which produces wickedness to others

And every one that was in distress, and every one that was in debt, and every one that was discontented, H4751 gathered themselves unto him; and he became a captain over them – 1 Samuel 22: 2

And another dieth in the bitterness H4751 of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure – Job 21: 25

Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter H4751 words – Psalm 64: 3

Thy way and thy doings have procured these things unto thee; this is thy wickedness, because it is bitter, H4751 because it reacheth unto thine heart –  Jeremiah 4: 18

A nation can be bitter and angry to the point where they rise up against other nations in order to rule them

Scriptures show that nations can be bitter and angry.  We see this in the use of mar in the following text about the Babylonians. They conquered, pillaged and destroyed other nations in order to become the World SuperPower of their era, and succeeded:

For, lo, I raise up the Chaldeans, that bitter H4751 and hasty nation, which shall march through the breadth of the land, to possess the dwellingplaces that are not theirs – Habukkuk 1: 6

Additionally, marar (H 4843), the root word for mar, confirms that that rulers can rise up against other nations with great anger in their bitterness to conquer and rule. We see this in the modern-day scenario between Russia and the Ukraine and also in the Hamas war against Israel:

And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was moved with choler H4843 against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns: and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could deliver the ram out of his hand – Daniel 8: 7.

And the king of the south shall be moved with choler, H4843 and shall come forth and fight with him, even with the king of the north: and he shall set forth a great multitude; but the multitude shall be given into his hand – Daniel 11: 11


Adolph Hitler’s Germany – is it the Bear?

The bear loved human flesh. It loved to kill. In the vision, Prophet Daniel saw that it had three ribs in its mouth.  Additionally, the bear was told to arise and devour much flesh.

Adolph Hitler devoured  approximately 6, 000, 000 Jews in the bitterness of his spirit in a spate of  genocide.


The Holocaust was conducted under the auspices of racial hygiene. Between 1939 and 1945, Nazis and their collaborators were responsible for the deaths of 11 million to 14 million people, including about 6 million Jews, representing two-thirds of the Jewish population in Europe. Deaths took place in concentration and extermination camps and through mass executions. Other persecuted groups included Poles, communists, homosexuals, Jehovah’s Witnesses and trade unionists, among others (



Flag of  Berlin 

The flag of Berlin was adopted 13th May 1954 for West Berlin and in 1990 for all Berlin

Adolf Hitler: 1889-1924 – explains the source of Hitler’s bitterness

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Adolf Hitler Biography

Holocaust Encyclopedia (1933 – 1945)


Question: Is Adolph Hitler reflected in the biblical descriptions of one who is chafed in his mind?I believe so based on his biography.


Interesting bear facts

Black bear mothers seldom attack people in defense of cubs, but typically bluff or retreat, while grizzly bears will attack (

The surname of BEAR meant one of surly temper.  The bear has generally been regarded with a mixture of fear and amusement, due to its strength and unpredictable temper on the one hand and its clumsy gait on the other (

What bear cubs did Hitler need to defend? He was just a bitter, angry man who was full of hatred for Jews.
Angelic blessings, peace and prosperity.