Daniel 4

CHAPTER 4

Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of the Great Tree

Nebuchadnezzar the king to all the peoples, tribes, languages, to the ones dwelling in all the land; [2peace 4to you 1may 3be multiplied]. The signs and the miracles which [4did 5with 6me 1God 2the 3highest] is pleasing before me to announce to you. As of how great his signs, and as of how mighty his wonders. His kingdom [2kingdom 1is an everlasting], and his authority unto generation and generation. I Nebuchadnezzar was prospering in my house, and thriving upon my throne. [2a dream 1I beheld], and it threw me into fear. And I was disturbed upon my bed, and the visions of my head disturbed me. And by me was made a decree to bring in before me all the wise men of Babylon, so that the interpretation of the dream they should make known to me. And [6entered 1the 2enchanters 3magi 4astrologers 5Chaldeans]. And the dream I told before them; and the interpretation of it they did not make known to me, until Daniel came, whose name was Belteshazzar (according to the name of my God) who [3spirit 4of God 2holy 5within 6himself 1has]. And the dream [2before 3him 1I told]. O Belteshazzar, ruler of the enchanters, whom knowing that [2spirit 1holy] is in you, and concerning every mystery [2not 3powerless 1you are], hear the vision of my dream which I beheld, and the interpretation of it tell to me! 10 And the visions of my head [2upon 3my bed 1I viewed]. And behold, a tree was in the midst of the earth, and the height of it was great. 11 [3was magnified 1The 2tree], and became strong, and its height came unto the heaven, and the extent of it into the ends of all the earth. 12  Its leaves were beautiful, and its fruit abundant, and a nourishment for all was in it. And underneath it encamped the [2beasts 1wild], and in its branches dwelt the birds of the heaven; from out of it [3was nourished 1all 2flesh]. 13 I viewed in a vision of the night upon my bed, and behold, a sentinel, even a holy one from heaven came down. 14 And he spoke out loud in strength, and thus he said, Cut down the tree, and pluck off his branches, and shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit! Let [3be shaken away 1the 2wild beasts] from beneath him, and the birds from his branches! 15 Only the development of his roots in the earth allow! even with a bond of iron and brass, and in the tender shoots of grass in the outside; and in the dew of the heaven he shall lay down, and [2with 3the 4wild beasts 1his portion] will be in the grass of the ground. 16  His heart [2from 3the ones 4of men 1shall be changed], and the heart of a wild beast shall be given to him; and seven times shall change over him. 17 [3through 4the interpretation 5of a sentinel 1The 2word is], and the saying of holy ones the response, that [3should know 1the ones 2living] that the  lord is the highest of the kingdom of men, and to whom ever it should seem good he shall give it, and [4that which is in contempt 5of men 1he will raise up 2over 3it].

Daniel Interprets the Dream

18 This dream I beheld, I the king, Nebuchadnezzar. And you, O Belteshazzar, [2the 3interpretation 1tell]! for all the wise men of my kingdom are not able [2the 3interpretation 4of it 1to manifest] to me. But you Daniel are able, for [2spirit 3of God 1holy] is in you. 19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was rendered speechless for [2hour 1one], and his thoughts disturbed him. And [3answered 1the 2king] and said, Belteshazzar, the dream and interpretation [2hasten not 1you]! Belteshazzar answered and said, O lord, let be the dream to the ones detesting you, and the interpretation of it for your enemies! 20 The tree which you beheld, the one magnified and strengthened, of which the height came unto the heaven, and the extent of it into all the earth, 21 and its leaves flourishing, and its fruit abundant, and a nourishment to all by it, and underneath it dwelt the [2beasts 1wild], and in its branches encamped the birds of the heaven -- 22 You are, O king. For you were magnified and strengthened, and your greatness was magnified, and it came unto heaven, and your dominion unto the ends of the earth. 23 And that [3beheld 1the 2king] a sentinel, and a holy one coming down from the heaven, and he said, Pluck the tree, and destroy it; only the development of his roots in the earth allow! even with a bond of iron and brass; and in the tender shoots of grass in the outside, and in the dew of the heaven he shall lodge, and with [2beasts 1wild] will be his portion, until of which time seven seasons should be changed over him.

Daniel Foretells Nebuchadnezzar's Banishment

24 This is the interpretation of it, O king, and [2an interpretation 3of the highest 1it is] which came upon my lord the king. 25 And you shall be banished from men; and [3with 5beasts 4wild 2will be 1your dwelling]; and grass as an ox they shall feed you, and from the dew of the heaven you shall lodge, and seven seasons shall change over you, until of which time you should know that [3dominates 1the 2highest] the kingdom of men, and to whomever it seems good he will give it. 26 And whereas they said, Allow the development of the roots of the tree in the ground; your kingdom abides to you from of which ever time you should know the [2authority 1heavenly]. 27 On account of this, O king, [2my counsel 1let] please you, and [2your sins 3by 4charities 1ransom], and your iniquities by compassions on the needy! Perhaps it will be lenient to your transgressions. 28 All these things came upon Nebuchadnezzar the king. 29 After twelve months, upon the temple of his kingdom in Babylon while walking, 30 [3responded 1the 2king], and said, [2not 3this 1Is] Babylon the great, which I built for a house of royalty, by the might of my strength, for the honor of my glory?

Nebuchadnezzar's Humiliation

31 With the word [2in 3the 4mouth 5of the 6king 1being], a voice from heaven came, To you it is spoken, O king Nebuchadnezzar, your kingdom went from you. 32 And from men they shall banish you, and with [2beasts 1wild] your dwelling shall be, and grass as an ox they shall feed you, and seven seasons shall change over you, until of which time you shall know that [3dominates 1the 2highest] the kingdom of men, and to whom ever it seems good to give it. 33 In this hour the word was completed upon Nebuchadnezzar, and [2from 3men 1he was banished], and [2grass 3as 4an ox 1he ate], and from the dew of the heaven his body was dipped, until his hairs [2as 3lions' hairs 1were enlarged], and his fingernails as birds' claws.

Nebuchadnezzar Acknowledges God

34 And after the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar [2my eyes 3unto 4heaven 1lifted up], and my senses [2unto 3me 1returned], and to the highest I blessed, and to the one living into the eons I praised and glorified. For his authority [2authority 1is an eternal], and his kingdom is unto generation and generation. 35 And all the ones inhabiting the earth [2as 3nothing 1are considered]; and according to his will he does among the force of the of heaven, and among the one dwelling the earth. And there is not one who shall act against his hand, and says to him, What did you do? 36 At the same time my senses returned unto me, and [2into 3the 4honor 5of my kingdom 1I came], and my appearance returned to me, and my sovereigns and my great men sought me; and over my kingdom I was strengthened, and [2greatness 1more extra] was added to me. 37 Now then I Nebuchadnezzar praise and greatly exalt and glorify the king of heaven, for all his works are true, and his paths equitable, and all the ones going in pride he is able to humble.
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