This decision is the decree of the watchers, the verdict declared by the holy ones, so that the living will know that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of mankind, and gives it to whom He wishes, setting over it the lowliest of men.'
Cross ReferencesRomans 13:1
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God.
1 Samuel 2:8
He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the needy from the ash heap. He seats them among princes and bestows on them a throne of honor. For the foundations of the earth are the LORD's, and upon them He has set the world.
The LORD is known by the justice He brings; the wicked are ensnared by the work of their hands. Higgaion Selah
May they know that You alone, whose name is the LORD, are Most High over all the earth.
The LORD has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all.
By My great power and outstretched arm, I made the earth and the men and beasts on the face of it, and I give it to whom I please.
He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
I am pleased to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me:
As I lay on my bed, I also saw in the visions of my mind a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven.
You will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling will be with the beasts of the field. You will feed on grass like cattle and be drenched with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass you by, until you acknowledge that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of mankind, and He gives it to anyone He wishes.
You will be driven away from mankind to live with the beasts of the field, and you will feed on grass like cattle. And seven times will pass you by, until you acknowledge that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of men, and He gives it to anyone He wishes."
As for you, O king, the Most High God gave your father Nebuchadnezzar sovereignty and greatness, glory and honor.
Because of the greatness that He bestowed on him, all peoples, nations, and men of every language trembled in fear before him. He killed whom he wished and kept alive whom he wished; he exalted whom he wished and humbled whom he wished.
He was driven away from mankind, and his mind was like that of a beast. He lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until he acknowledged that the Most High God is ruler over the kingdom of mankind, and He sets over it whom He wishes.
He will speak out against the Most High and oppress the saints of the Most High, intending to change the set times and laws, and the saints will be given into his hand for a time, and times, and half a time.
In his place a despicable person will arise; royal honors will not be given to him, but he will come in a time of peace and seize the kingdom by intrigue.
Chapter Outline1. Nebuchadnezzar confesses God's kingdom,
4. makes relation of his dreams, which the magicians could not interpret.
8. Daniel hears the dream.
19. He interprets it.
28. The dream fulfilled.
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Daniel 4:13, 14
1 Kings 22:19, 20
1 Timothy 5:21
Daniel 4:8, 9, 13
Isaiah 6:3, 8
that the living.
Psalm 83:17, 18
the most High.
Daniel 4:25, 32-35
Psalm 75:6, 7
1 Samuel 2:8
1 Kings 21:25
2 Kings 21:6
2 Chronicles 28:22
Psalm 113:7, 8
1 Corinthians 1:28
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