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THE BOOK OF
DANIEL.

CHAPTER 1

14 So he consented to them in this

matter, and proved them ten days. TN the third year of the reign of

15 And at the end of ten days their

came a 2 Ki. 24. 1,2 countenances appeared fairer and fatter Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto

2 Ch. 38. 6.

in flesh than all the children which did Jerusalem, and besieged it.

eat the portion of the king's meat. 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of

16 Thus Melzar took away the portion Judah into his hand, with part of the 62 Ki. 24. 13 of their meat, and the wine that they vessels of the house of God; which he

& 25. 15.

should drink; and gave them pulse. carried into the land of Shinar to the Zech. 5. 11. 17 S As for these four children, d God house of his god ; and he brought the . 2. 20–22 gave them knowledge and skill in all vessels into the treasure house of his god..2

Ch. 36. 7. learning and wisdom: and I Daniel / had 31 And the king spake unto Ashpenaz Ezr. 1. 7. understanding in all visions and I dreams. the master of his eunuchs, that he should 1 Or, he made

18 Now at the end of the days that the bring certain of the children of Israel,

Daniel
understand

king had said he should bring them in, and of the king's seed, and of the princes; ch. 8. 16 then the prince of the eunuchs brought 4 Children in whom was no blemish, & 10, 14. them in before Nebuchadnezzar. but well favoured, and skilful in all ch. 9. 23 19 And the king communed with them; wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and

& 10. 1.

and among them all was found none understanding science, and such as had 9 ch; 5. 12

&7. 2.

like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and ability in them to stand in the king's

Azariah: therefore stood they before the palace, and whom they might teach the

king. learning

and the tongue of the Chaldeans. 2 Heb. 20 And in all matters of 2 wisdom and 5 And the king appointed them a daily wisdom

understanding, that the king inquired of provision of the king's meat, and of the of ander

them, he found them ten times better wine which he drank: so nourishing 12 Ch, 31. 16. than all ithe magicians and astrologers them three years, that at the end thereot 3 Heb. that were in all his realm. they might stand before the king.

the wine of 21 And Daniel continued even unto the 6 Now among these were of the children his drink.

first year of king Cyrus. of Judah, Daniel, k Hananiah, Mishael, Ach, ?. 2

ji Ki. 10. 8. and Azariah :

k ver. 11, 19.

CHAPTER 2 7 Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs ch, 2. 17. AND Iin the second year of the reign gave names: for he gave unto Daniel i Cp. ch. l. 1

A of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar the name of " Belteshazzar; and to

with
2 Ki. 23. 36

dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael,

& 24. 12. was troubled, and his sleep brake from of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed Jer. 52. 28 nego.

m 2 Ki. 23. 34. 2 P Then the king commanded to call 89 But Daniel purposed in his heart " ch.4 %

och. 2. 19

the magicians, and the astrologers, and that he would not defile himself with

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the sorcerers, and 'the Chaldeans, for to the portion of the king's" meat, nor with p ch. 4.6 shew the king his dreams. So they came the wine which he drank: therefore he & 5. 7.

and stood before the king. requested of the prince of the etmuchs 9 ch. 1. 4.

Deu. 32. 38.

3 And the king said unto them, I have that he might not defile himself.

Eze. 4. 13.

dreamed a dream, and my spirit was 9 Now God had brought Daniel into

troubled to know the dream. favour and tender love with the prince

4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king of the eunuchs.

4 (Chaldee,

in Syriack, 40 king, live for ever: tell 10 And the prince of the eunuchs said to the end of thy servants the dream, and we will shew unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, ch. 7.) the interpretation. who hath appointed your meat and your

5 The king answered and said to the drink: for why should he see your faces

Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: 5 worse liking than the children which 5 Heb, sadder. if ye will not make known unto me the are of your sort ? then shall ye make 6 Or, term, or, dream, with the interpretation thereof, me endanger my head to the king. continuance?

ye shall be 7cut in pieces, and your 11 Then said Daniel to 8 Melzar, whom:ch. 3. 29.

7 Chald.

houses

shall be made a dunghill. the prince of the eunuchs had set over made pieces. 6 But if ye shew the dream, and the Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 8 Or,

interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of 12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee. the stervard. me gifts and rewards and great honour: ten days; and let them give us 10 pulse 9 0r, fee!

tch. 5. 7, 18.

therefore shew me the dream, and the Il to eat, and water to drink.

10 Heb.

interpretation thereof. 13 Then let our countenances be looked of pulse. 7 They answered again and said, Let upon before thee, and the countenance 11 Heb. the king tell his servants the dreanr, and

that we may of the children that eat of the portion of

we will shew the interpretation of it.

eat, fe. the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal 12 Chald. buy.

8 The king answered and said, I know with thy servants.

Eph. 5. 16. of certainty that ye would 12 gain the time,

him.

Daniel revealeth the king's

DANIEL 2 dream and the interpretation.

these;

because ye see the thing is gone from

not the wise men of Babylon : bring me me.

in before the king, and I will shew unto 9 But if ye will not make known unto

the king the interpretation. me the dream, there is but one decree

25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel for you: for ye have prepared lying and

before the king in haste, and said thus corrupt words to speak before me, till 1 Chald. unto him, I have found a man of the the time be changed: therefore tell me That I 2 captives of Judah, that will make the dream, and I shall know that ye can

kave found.

known unto the king the interpretation.

2 Chald. shew me the interpretation thereof.

children

26 The king answered and said to 10 The Chaldeans answered before

of the

Daniel, “whose name was Belteshazzar, the king, and said, There is not a man captivity Art thou able to make known unto me upon the earth that can shew the king's of Judah. the dream which I have seen, and the matter: therefore there is no king, lord, a ch. 1. 7. interpretation thereof? nor ruler, that asked such things at any

27 Daniel answered in the presence of magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.

the king, and said, The secret which the 11 And it is a rare thing that the king

king hath demanded cannot the wise requireth, and there is none other that

men, the astrologers, the magicians, the can shew it before the king, except the bch. 5. 11. 14. soothsayers, shew unto the king; gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh. c Ge. 40.8 28 But there is a God in heaven that 12 For this cause the king was angry

& 41. 16.
3 Chald, hath

revealeth secrets, and 3 maketh known to and very furious, and commanded to made known. the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be destroy all d the wise men of Babylon. d ch, 4, 6, 18 in the latter days. Thy dream, and the

13 And the decree went forth that the & 5. 7, & visions of thy head upon thy bed, are wise men should be slain ; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts 14 Then Daniel 4 answered with coun- 4 Chald. 5 came into thy mind upon thy bed, sel and wisdom to Arioch the 6 captain returned. what should come to pass hereafter: of the king's guard, which was gone forth 5 Chald. and he that revealeth secrets maketh

came up.

., to slay the wise men of Babylon :

6 Or, chief

known to thee what shall come to pass. 15 He answered and said to Arioch the

marshal.

30 But as for me, this secret is not king's captain, Why is the decree $0 Chald. revealed to me for any wisdom that I hasty from the king ? Then Arioch made chief of the have more than any living, but for the thing known to Daniel.

erecutioners, their sakes that shall make known the 16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of or, slaughter-interpretation to the king, and that thou the king that he would give him time, Ge. 41. 16. mightest know the thoughts of thy heart. and that he would shew the king the 7

Or, but for

31 T Thou, O king, & sawest, and behold

the intent interpretation.

a great image. This great image, whose

that the 17 Then Daniel went to his house, and

interpreta

brightness was excellent, stood before made the thing known to Hananiah, tion may be

thee; and the form thereof was terrible. Mishael, and Azariah, his companions: made known 32 This image's head was of fine gold, 18 That they would desire mercies 9 of

to the king. his breast and his arms of silver, his belly

8 Chald. the God of heaven concerning this secret ;

and his 10 thighs of brass,

wast seeing. il that Daniel and his fellows should not ch. 1. 6. 33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron perish with the rest of the wise men of 9 Chald. from and

part of clay. Babylon.

before God. 34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut 19 Then was the secret revealed unto ii Or that

, sides. out 12 without hands, which smote the Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel they should image upon his feet that were of iron blessed the God of heaven.

not destroy

and clay, and brake them to pieces. 20 Daniel answered and said, 9 Blessed

Daniel, fc.

35 Then was the iron, the clay, the be the name of God for ever and ever:

12 Or,

brass, the silver, and the gold, broken for wisdom and might are his:

not in hands.

to pieces together, and became like the 21 And he changeth 4 the times and the Zech. 4. 6.

chaff of the summer threshingfloors; and seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth Ps. 113. 2 the wind carried them away, that ino up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the

& 115.18 place was found for them: and the stone

h Ac. 1. 7. wise, and k knowledge to them that know

ich. 5. 20

that smote the image became a great understanding:

& 7. 12, 14.

mountain, and filled the whole earth. 22 He revealeth the deep and secret Rev. 20. 11. 36 This is the dream; and we will things : he knoweth what is in the dark k ch. 1. 17. tell the interpretation thereof before the ness, and the light dwelleth with him. I Jas. 1 17. king. 23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou m Ezr. 7. 12. 37 Thou, O king, art"a king of kings: * God of my fathers, who hast given me n Deu. 28.7. for the God of heaven hath given thee wisdom and might, and hast made known • Ezr. 1. 2. a kingdom, power, and strength, and unto me now what we desired of thee:

glory: for thou hast nor made known unto us

38 And wheresoever the children of the king's matter.

men dwell, the beasts of the field and 24 ( Therefore Daniel went in unto

the fowls of the heaven hath he given Arioch, whom the king had ordained to

into thine hand, and hath made thee destroy the wise men of Babylon: he p ver 32. ruler over them all. PThou art this went and said thus unto him; Destroy

head of gold.

which was

Daniel made ruler.

DANIEL 2

The golden image.

set up.

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39 And after thee shall arise a another a ch: 5. 28, 31 nors, and the captains, the judges, the kingdom inferior to thee, and banother

& 7. 5. third kingdom of brass, which shall bear

treasurers, the counsellers, the sheriffs, bch. 7. 6.

and all the rulers of the provinces, to rule over all the earth.

come to the dedication of the image 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be ech. 7. 7, 23. which Nebuchadnezzar the king had strong as iron : forasmuch as iron

break. eth in pieces and subdueth all things:

3 Then the princes, the governors, and and as iron that breaketh all these, shall

captains, the judges, the treasurers, the it break in pieces and bruise.

counsellers, the sheriffs, and all the 41 And whereas thou sawest the feet

rulers of the provinces, were gathered and toes, part of potters' clay, and part

together unto the dedication of the image of iron, the kingdom shall be divided;

that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set but there shall be in it of the strength of

up; and they stood before the image the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest the

that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. iron mixed with miry clay.

1 Chald. 4 Then an herald cried laloud, To you 42 And as the toes of the feet were part with might. 2 it is commanded, 10 people, nations, of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom 2 Chuld. they

and languages, shall be partly strong, and partly 3 broken, dver.1

,. 5 That at what time ye hear the sound 43 And whereas thou sawest iron mixed ch. 4. 1

, with miry clay, they shall mingle them.

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tery, 4 dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, selves with the seed of men: but they

& 1.25 shall not cleave bone to another, even 3 0r, brittle.

& 7. 14,

ye fall down and worship the golden

image that Nebuchadnezzar the king as iron is not mixed with clay.

4 Or, ringing.

hath set up: # And in the days of these kings shall

Chald.

6 And whoso falleth not down and the God of heaven set up a kingdom, symphony worshippeth shall the same hour í be which shall never be destroyed : and the 5 Chald. this cast into the midst of a burning fiery 7 kingdom shall not be left to other 6 Chald.

furnace. people, but it shall break in pieces and their days. 7 Therefore at that time, when all the consume all these kingdoms, and it shall ch, 4.3, 31 people heard the

sound of the cornet, stand for ever.

& 7. 14, 27.

Hute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and all 4 Forasmuch as thou sawest that I the

Lk. 1. 33.

kinds of musick, all the people, the stone was cut out of the mountain

nations, and the languages, fell down & without hands, and that it brake in

and worshipped the golden image that pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the

1 Co. 15. 24. Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up. silver, and the gold; the great God hath Rev. 13. 14,

8 I Wherefore at that time certain made known to the king what shall 7 Chald. a Chaldeans came near, and accused the come to pass 9 hereafter: and the dream kingdon is certain, and the interpretation thereof thereof. 9 They spake and said to the king Nesure.

buchadnezzar, 30 king, live for ever. 46 | Then the king Nebuchadnezzar

Or, which
was not in

10 Thou, o king, hast made a decree, k fell upon his face, and worshipped

that every man that shall hear the sound Daniel, and commanded that they A ch. 1. 4 of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psalshould' offer an oblation and sweet ich. 6. 24. tery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of

9 Chald. odours unto him.

musick, shall fall down and worship

after this. The king answered unto Daniel, and ich. 2. 4. the golden image: said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a 42 Sa. 11 22 11 And whoso falleth not down and God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a 1 Ac. 11. 13, worshippeth, that he should be cast into revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest m Deu. 10. 17. the midst of a burning fiery furnace. reveal this secret.

* ch. 2. 49. 12 There are certain Jews whom thou #3 Then the king made Daniel a great

hast set over the affairs of the province man, and gave him many great

of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and and made him ruler over the whole pro- ch. 3. 1, 12 Abed-nego; these men, o king, 10 have vince of Babylon, and P chief of the gover

30.
10 Chald.

not regarded thee: they serve not thy nors over all the wise men of Babylon.

have set

gods, nor worship the golden image 49 Then Daniel requested of the king, no regard which thou hast set up. and he set "Shadrach, Meshach, and

upon thee.

13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage Abed-nego, over the affairs of the pro- pohy 49 and fury commanded to bring Shadrach,

& 5. 11. vince of Babylon: but Daniel sat in

Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they the gate of the king.

rch. 3. 12.

brought these men before the king.

. ch. 1.7. 14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto CHAPTER 3

t Esth. 2. 19.

them, Is it 11 true, 0 Shadrach, Meshach, TEBUCHADNEZZAR the king made NEBU

11 Or, and Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods,

of . *an image of gold, whose height 232, 28. nor worship

the golden image which

I toas threescore cubits, and the breadth

have set up? thereof six cubits: he set it up in the Gen. 11. 2. 15 Now if ye be ready that at what time plain of Dura, in the province of Baby

ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, lon.

harp, sack but, psaltery, and dulcimer, 2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent

and all kinds of musick, ye fall down to gather together the princes, the gover

and worship the image which I have

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The burning fiery furnace. DANIEL 3 Nebuchadnezzar's dream. made; well : but if ye worship not, ye a ch. 6. 22 Meshach, and Abed-nego, who hath

Mt. 18. 10. shall be cast the same hour into the

sent his angel, and delivered his ser

b Ps. 31. 7. midst of a burning fiery furnace; and

vants that trusted in him, and have who is that God that shall deliver you C Ex. 5.2. changed the king's word, and yielded out of my hands?

2 Ki, 18 35. their bodies, that they might not serve

ch. 6. 20. 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego,

nor worship any god, except their own answered and said to the king, U Nebu.

God. chadnezzar, we are not careful to answer 1 Chald. 29 Therefore I make a decree, That thee in this matter.

a decree is

every d people, nation, and language,

made by me. 17 If it be so, our God whom we serve

d ver. 4.

which speak 2any thing amiss against is able to deliver us from the burning 2 Chala. the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out

error.

Abed-nego, shall be 3cut in pieces, of thine hand, o king.

ch. 2. 5. and their houses shall be made a dung. 18 But if not, be it known unto thee, 3 Chald. hill: because there is no other God that

made pieces. O king, that we will not serve thy gods, ch. 2. '8. can deliver after this sort. nor worship the golden image which 1 Chuld. 30 Then the king promoted Shadrach, thou hast set up.

made to Meshach, and Abed-nego, in the province 19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar 5 full prosper. of Babylon.

5 Chald. of fury, and the form of his visage was

filled.

CHAPTER 4 changed against Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego: therefore he spake, and 9 ch.3.4 TEBUCHADNEZZAR the king, Suncommanded that they should heat the

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to all people, nations, and languages, furnace one seven times more than it 1 Pe. 1. 2 that dwell in all the earth; "Peace be

2 Pe. 1 2 was wont to be heated.

multiplied unto you. 20 And he commanded the 6 most 6 Chald. 27I thought it good to shew the signs mighty men that were in his army to

mighty of and wonders that ithe high God hath

strength. bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed

Chald. It

wrought toward me. nego, and to cast them into the burning was semly 3 How great are his signs! and how fiery furnace.

before me. mighty are his wonders! jhis kingdom 21 Then these men were bound in their ich. 3. %6. is an everlasting kingdom, and his do8 coats, their hosen, and their hats, and ch. 2. 41 minion is from generation to generation. their other garments, and were cast into 9 Or, turbans

4(I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest the midst of the burning fiery furnace.

in mine house, and flourishing in my 22 Therefore because the king's 10 com- 10 Chald. palace: mandment was urgent, and the furnace word.

6 I saw a dream which made me afraid, exceeding hot, the 11 flame of the fire slew !1 Or, spark. and k the thoughts upon my bed and the those men that took up Shadrach, Me k ch. 2. 28. visions of my head troubled me. shach, and Abed-nego.

I ch. 3. 29. 6 1 Therefore made I a decree to bring 23 And these three men, Shadrach, m chi. 2. 12 in all the wise men of Babylon before Meshach, and Abed-nego, fell down

ver. 18.

me, that they might make known unto bound into the midst of the burning

me the interpretation the dream, fiery furnace.

7 Then came in the magicians, the 24" Then Nebuchadnezzar the king was

astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothastonied, and rose up "in haste, and n ch. 2. 25. sayers: and I told the dream before them; spake, and said unto his 12 counsellers, 12 Or, but they did not make known unto me Did not we cast three men bound into governor the interpretation thereof. the midst of the fire? They answered

ver. 27.

8 I But at the last Daniel came in

ch. 4. 36 and said unto the king, True, o king. &0.7.

before me, whose name was Belte. 25 He answered and said, Lo, I see o ch. 1. 7. shazzar, according to the name of my four men loose, walking in the midst p ch. 2. 11. god, and ' in whom is the spirit of the

ver. 9, 18. of the fire, and 13 they have no hurt;

holy gods: and before him I told the

13 Chald. and the form of the fourth is like the

there is no

dream, saying, Son of God.

hurt in them. 90 Belteshazzar, " master of the magi. 26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came near to 9 Job 1. 6. cians, because I know that the spirit of the 14 mouth of the burning fiery furnace,

Cp. ver. 28.

the holy gods is in thee, and no secret and spake, and said, Shadrach, Meshach, 14 Chald. troubleth thee, tell me the visions of and Abed-nego, ye servants of the most door.

my dream that I have seen, and the high God, come forth, and come hither.

interpretation thereof. Then Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed

10 Thus were the visions of mine head nego, came forth of the midst of the fire. 15 Chald. I in my bed ; 15 I saw, and behold "a tree 2 And the princes, governors, and

tous seeing. in the midst of the earth, and the height

s Eze. 31. 3 captains, and the king's counsellers,

Ver. 20-28

thereof coas great. being gathered together, saw these men,

11 The tree grew, and was strong, and upon whose bodies the fire had no power,

the height thereof reached unto heaven. nor was an hair of their head singed,

and the sight thereof to the end of all neither were their coats changed, nor

the earth: the smell of fire had passed on them,

12 The leaves thereof were fair, and 28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and 1 Eze. 17. 23

the fruit thereof much, and in it was said, Blessed be the God of Shadrach, & 31. 6.

meat for all: 'the beasts of the field

Daniel interpreteth it.

DANIEL 4

The fulfilment thereof.

3 Or, upon

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had shadow under it, and the fowls of a ver. 32 25 That they shall drive thee from the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof,

ch. 5. 21.

men, and thy dwelling shall be with and all flesh was fed of it.

the beasts of the field, and they shall 13 I saw in the visions of my head upon 6 Ps. 106. 20. make thee to eat grass as oxen, and my bed, and, behold, a watcher and danc Px. 103. 20. they shall wet thee with the dew of holy one came down from heaven; ver. 17, 23.

heaven, and seven times shall pass over 14 He cried 1 aloud, and

said thus, Hew

d ver. 23
So Deu. 33.

thee, "till thou know that the most High down the tree, and cut off his branches, 2, 3.

ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: ch. &. 13.

it to whomsoever he will. let the beasts get away from under it,

Zech. 14.5

26 And whereas they commanded to and the fowls from his branches :

Jude 14 1 Chald.

leave the stump of the tree roots; thy 15 Nevertheless leave the stump of his with night

kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after roots in the earth, even with a band of ever. 23. that thou shalt have known that the iron and brass, in the tender grass of the Mt. 3. 10. heavens do rule. field; and let it be wet with the dew of

27 Wherefore, o king, let my counsel heaven, and let his portion be with the

be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy beasts in the grass of the earth:

sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities 16 Let his heart be changed from man's,

by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may and let a beast's heart be given unto him; 2 Or, an be 2a lengthening of thy tranquillity. and / let seven times pass over him.

healing of 28 | All this came upon the king 17 This matter is by the decree of 9 the

thine error. Nebuchadnezzar. watchers, and the demand by the word ver. 23, 25,

29 At the end of twelve months he of the holy ones: to the intent that the ch. 7. 25 walked 3 in the palace of the kingdom living may know that the most High & IL 13. of Babylon. Zruleth in the kingdom of men,

and ver. 13.
Ps. 9. 16.

30 k The king spake, and said, Is not giveth it to whomsoever he will, and

this great Babylon, that I have built setteth up over it the basest of men. ich. 5. 21. for the house of the kingdom by the 18 This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar ch. 2. 21. might of my power, and for the honour have seen. Now thou, o Belteshazzar, ch. 5. 20. of my majesty ? declare the interpretation thereof, form.ch. 2 40.

31 While the word was in the king's asmuch as all the wise men of my king.

mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, dom are not able to make known unto me

!

saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee the interpretation, but thou art able; for

it is spoken; The kingdom is departed the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.

from thee. 19 Then Daniel, whose name was n ver. 25. 32 And "they shall drive thee from men, Belteshazzar, was astonied for one hour,

and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts and his thoughts troubled him. The

of the field: they shall make thee to eat king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let

grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass not the dream, or the interpretation

over thee, until thou know that the most thereof, trouble thee. Belteshazzar an

High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and swered and said, My lord, the dream o 1 Sa. 25. 26. giveth it to whomsoever he will. be to them that hate thee, and the in 2 Sa. 18. 32. 33 The same hour was the thing fulterpretation thereof to thine enemies.

P ver. 19.

filled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was 20. The tree that thou sawest, which ver. 10, 11, driven from men, and did eat grass as grew, and was strong, whose height rch. 5. 21. oxen, and his body was wet with the reached unto the heaven, and the sight

dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown thereof to all the earth;

like eagles' feathers, and his nails like 21 Whose leaves were fair, and the

birds' claros. fruit thereof much, and in it was meat

34 And at the end of the days I Nebu. for all; under which the beasts of the

chadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heafield dwelt, and upon whose branches the

ven, and mine understanding returned fowls of the heaven had their habitation:

unto me, and I blessed the most High, 22 It is thou, O king, that art grown 'sch. 12 7. and I praised and honoured him that and become strong: for thy greatness is

Rev. 4. 10. liveth for ever, whose dominion is an grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and

everlasting dominion, and his kingdom thy dominion to the end of the earth. Jer. 27.6–8. is from generation to generation: 23 And whereas the king saw a watcher

35 And all the inhabitants of the earth and an holy one coming down from

are reputed as nothing: and he doeth acheaven, and saying, Hew the tree down,

cording to his will in the army of heaven, and destroy it, yet leave the stump of

and among the inhabitants of the earth: the roots thereof in the earth, even with u Isa. 14. 27. and none can stay his hand, or say a band of iron and brass, in the tender Job 9. 12.

unto him, What doest thou ?

Ro, 9, 20. grass of the field ; and let it be wet with

36 At the same time my reason returned the dew of heaven, and let his portion

unto me; and for the glory of my kingbe with the beasts of the field, till seven

dom, mine honour and brightness retimes pass over him;

turned unto me; and my counsellers 24 This is the interpretation, O king,

and my lords sought unto me, and I and this is the decree of the most High,

was established in my kingdom, and which is come upon my lord the king:

excellent majesty was added unto me.

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