Daniel 4

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Daniel 4 Text (WEB)
  1. Nebuchadnezzar the king, to all the peoples, nations, and languages, who dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you.
  2. It has seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked toward me.
  3. How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
  4. I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace.
  5. I saw a dream which made me afraid; and the thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.
  6. Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream.
  7. Then came in the magicians, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers; and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known to me its interpretation.
  8. But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and I told the dream before him, [saying],
  9. Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you, and no secret troubles you, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and its interpretation.
  10. Thus were the visions of my head on my bed: I saw, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth; and its height was great.
  11. The tree grew, and was strong, and its height reached to the sky, and its sight to the end of all the earth.
  12. The leaves of it were beautiful, and its fruit much, and in it was food for all: the animals of the field had shadow under it, and the birds of the sky lived in its branches, and all flesh was fed from it.
  13. I saw in the visions of my head on my bed, and behold, a watcher and a holy one came down from the sky.
  14. He cried aloud, and said thus, Cut down the tree, and cut off its branches, shake off its leaves, and scatter its fruit: let the animals get away from under it, and the fowls from its branches.
  15. Nevertheless leave the stump of its roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of the sky: and let his portion be with the animals in the grass of the earth:
  16. let his heart be changed from man's, and let an animal's heart be given to him; and let seven times pass over him.
  17. The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones; to the intent that the living may know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will, and sets up over it the lowest of men.
  18. This dream I, king Nebuchadnezzar, have seen; and you, Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation, because all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation; but you are able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in you.
  19. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was stricken mute for a while, and his thoughts troubled him. The king answered, Belteshazzar, don't let the dream, or the interpretation, trouble you. Belteshazzar answered, My lord, the dream be to those who hate you, and its interpretation to your adversaries.
  20. The tree that you saw, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached to the sky, and its sight to all the earth;
  21. whose leaves were beautiful, and its fruit much, and in it was food for all; under which the animals of the field lived, and on whose branches the birds of the sky had their habitation:
  22. it is you, O king, that are grown and become strong; for your greatness is grown, and reaches to the sky, and your dominion to the end of the earth.
  23. Whereas the king saw a watcher and a holy one coming down from the sky, and saying, Cut down the tree, and destroy it; nevertheless leave the stump of its roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field, and let it be wet with the dew of the sky: and let his portion be with the animals of the field, until seven times pass over him;
  24. this is the interpretation, O king, and it is the decree of the Most High, which is come on my lord the king:
  25. that you shall be driven from men, and your dwelling shall be with the animals of the field, and you shall be made to eat grass as oxen, and shall be wet with the dew of the sky, and seven times shall pass over you; until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will.
  26. Whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the roots of the tree; your kingdom shall be sure to you, after that you shall have known that the heavens do rule.
  27. Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of your tranquility.
  28. All this came on the king Nebuchadnezzar.
  29. At the end of twelve months he was walking in the royal palace of Babylon.
  30. The king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?
  31. While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from the sky, [saying], O king Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: The kingdom has departed from you:
  32. and you shall be driven from men; and your dwelling shall be with the animals of the field; you shall be made to eat grass as oxen; and seven times shall pass over you; until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will.
  33. The same hour was the thing fulfilled on Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and ate grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of the sky, until his hair was grown like eagles' [feathers], and his nails like birds' [claws].
  34. At the end of the days I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me, and I blessed the Most High, and I praised and honored him who lives forever; for his dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom from generation to generation.
  35. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or ask him, What are you doing?
  36. At the same time my understanding returned to me; and for the glory of my kingdom, my majesty and brightness returned to me; and my counselors and my lords sought to me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent greatness was added to me.
  37. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven; for all his works are truth, and his ways justice; and those who walk in pride he is able to abase.
Daniel 4 Text (Hebrew)
  1. נבוכדנצר מלכא לכל־עממיא אמיא ולשניא די־ בכל־ארעא שלמכון ישגא׃
  2. אתיא ותמהיא די עבד עמי אלהא שפר קדמי להחויה׃
  3. אתוהי כמה רברבין ותמהוהי כמה תקיפין מלכותה מלכות עלם ושלטנה עם־דר ודר׃
  4. אנה נבוכדנצר שלה הוית בביתי ורעןן בהיכלי׃
  5. חלם חזית וידחלנני והרהרין על־משכבי וחזוי ראשי יבהלנני׃
  6. ומני שים טעם להנעלה קדמי לכל חכימי בבל די־פשר חלמא יהודענני׃
  7. באדין חרטמיא אשפיא וגזריא וחלמא אמר אנה קדמיהון ופשרה לא־מהודעין לי׃
  8. ועד אחרין על קדמי דניאל די־שמה בלטשאצר כשם אלהי ודי רוח־אלהין קדישין בה וחלמא קדמוהי אמרת׃
  9. בלטשאצר רב חרטמיא די אנה ידעת די רוח אלהין קדישין בך וכל־רז לא־אנס לך חזוי חלמי די־חזית ופשרה אמר׃
  10. וחזוי ראשי על־משכבי חזה הוית ואלו אילן בגוא ארעא ורומה שגיא׃
  11. רבה אילנא ותקף ורומה ימטא לשמיא וחזותה לסוף כל־ארעא׃
  12. עפיה שפיר ואנבה שגיא ומזון לכלא־בה תחתוהי תטלל חיות ברא ובענפוהי צפרי שמיא ומנה יתזין כל־בשרא׃
  13. חזה הוית בחזוי ראשי על־משכבי ואלו עיר וקדיש מן־שמיא נחת׃
  14. קרא בחיל וכן אמר גדו אילנא וקצצו ענפוהי אתרו עפיה ובדרו אנבה תנד חיותא מן־תחתוהי וצפריא מן־ענפוהי׃
  15. ברם עקר שרשוהי בארעא שבקו ובאסור די־פרזל ונחש בדתאא די ברא ובטל שמיא יצטבע ועם־חיותא חלקה בעשב ארעא׃
  16. לבבה מן־ ישנון ולבב חיוה יתיהב לה ושבעה עדנין יחלפון עלוהי׃
  17. בגזרת עירין פתגמא ומאמר קדישין שאלתא עד־דברת די ינדעון חייא די־שליט במלכות ולמן־די יצבא יתננה ושפל אנשים יקים ׃
  18. דנה חלמא חזית אנה מלכא נבוכדנצר בלטשאצר פשרא אמר כל־קבל די כל־חכימי מלכותי לא־יכלין פשרא להודעתני כהל די רוח־אלהין קדישין בך׃
  19. אדין דניאל די־שמה בלטשאצר אשתוםם כשעה חדה ורעינהי יבהלנה ענה מלכא ואמר בלטשאצר חלמא ופשרא אל־יבהלך ענה בלטשאצר ואמר חלמא ופשרה ׃
  20. אילנא די חזית די רבה ותקף ורומה ימטא לשמיא וחזותה לכל־ארעא׃
  21. ועפיה שפיר ואנבה שגיא ומזון לכלא־בה תחתוהי תדור חיות ברא ובענפוהי ישכןן צפרי שמיא׃
  22. ־הוא מלכא די רבית ותקפת ורבותך רבת ומטת לשמיא ושלטנך לסוף ארעא׃
  23. ודי חזה מלכא עיר וקדיש נחת מן־שמיא ואמר גדו אילנא וחבלוהי ברם עקר שרשוהי בארעא שבקו ובאסור די־פרזל ונחש בדתאא די ברא ובטל שמיא יצטבע ועם־חיות ברא חלקה עד די־שבעה עדנין יחלפון עלוהי׃
  24. דנה פשרא מלכא וגזרת היא די מטת על־ מלכא׃
  25. ולך טרדין מן־אנשא ועם־חיות ברא להוה מדרך ועשבא כתורין לך יטעמון ומטל שמיא לך מצבעין ושבעה עדנין יחלפון עד די־תנדע די־שליט במלכות אנשא ולמן־די יצבא יתננה׃
  26. ודי אמרו למשבק עקר שרשוהי די אילנא מלכותך לך קימה מן־די תנדע די שלטן שמיא׃
  27. להן מלכא מלכי ישפר בצדקה פרק ועויתך במחן ענין הן תהוא ארכה לשלותך׃
  28. כלא מטא על־נבוכדנצר מלכא׃ ף
  29. לקצת ירחין תרי־עשר על־היכל מלכותא די בבל מהלך הוה׃
  30. ענה מלכא ואמר הלא דא־היא בבל רבתא די־אנה בניתה לבית מלכו בתקף חסני וליקר הדרי׃
  31. עוד מלתא בפם מלכא קל מן־שמיא נפל לך אמרין נבוכדנצר מלכא מלכותה עדת מנך׃
  32. ומן־אנשא לך טרדין ועם־חיות ברא מדרך עשבא כתורין לך יטעמון ושבעה עדנין יחלפון עד די־תנדע די־שליט במלכות אנשא ולמן־די יצבא יתננה׃
  33. בה־שעתא מלתא ספת על־נבוכדנצר ומן־אנשא טריד ועשבא כתורין יאכל ומטל שמיא גשמה יצטבע עד די שערה כנשרין רבה וטפרוהי כצפרין׃
  34. ולקצת יומיה אנה נבוכדנצר עיני לשמיא נטלת ומנדעי עלי יתוב ברכת ולחי עלמא שבחת והדרת די שלטנה שלטן עלם ומלכותה עם־דר ודר׃
  35. וכל־ ארעא כלה חשיבין וכמצביה עבד בחיל שמיא ארעא ולא איתי די־ימחא בידה ויאמר לה מה עבדת׃
  36. בה־זמנא מנדעי יתוב עלי וליקר מלכותי הדרי וזוי יתוב עלי ולי הדברי ורברבני יבעון ועל־מלכותי התקנת ורבו יתירה הוספת לי׃
  37. כען אנה נבוכדנצר משבח ומרוםם ומהדר למלך שמיא די כל־מעבדוהי קשט וארחתה דין ודי מהלכין בגוה יכל להשפלה׃ ף
Daniel 4 Text (Greek)
  1. Greek:Daniel 4:1
  2. Greek:Daniel 4:2
  3. Greek:Daniel 4:3
  4. ετους οκτωκαιδεκατου της βασιλειας ναβουχοδονοσορ ειπεν ειρηνευων ημην εν τω οικω μου και ευθηνων επι του θρονου
  5. ενυπνιον ειδον και ευλαβηθην και φοβος μοι
  6. Greek:Daniel 4:6
  7. Greek:Daniel 4:7
  8. και αναστας το πρωι εκ της κοιτης μου εκαλεσα τον δανιηλ τον αρχοντα των σοφιστων και τον ηγουμενον των κρινοντων τα ενυπνια και διηγησαμην αυτω το ενυπνιον και υπεδειξε μοι πασαν την συγκρισιν
  9. και αναστας το πρωι εκ της κοιτης μου εκαλεσα τον δανιηλ τον αρχοντα των σοφιστων και τον ηγουμενον των κρινοντων τα ενυπνια και διηγησαμην αυτω το ενυπνιον και υπεδειξε μοι πασαν την συγκρισιν
  10. εκαθευδον και ιδου δενδρον υψηλον φυομενον επι της γης η ορασις αυτου μεγαλη και ουκ ην αλλο ομοιον
  11. και η ορασις αυτου μεγαλη η κορυφη αυτου ηγγιζεν εως του ουρανου και το κυτος αυτου εως των νεφελων πληρουν τα υποκατω του ουρανου ο ηλιος και η σεληνη εν αυτω ωκουν και εφωτιζον πασαν την
  12. οι κλαδοι αυτου τω μηκει ως σταδιων τριακοντα και υποκατω αυτου εσκιαζον παντα τα θηρια της γης και εν αυτω τα πετεινα του ουρανου ενοσσευον ο καρπος αυτου πολυς και αγαθος και εχορηγει πασι τοις
  13. εθεωρουν εν τω υπνω μου και ιδου αγγελος απεσταλη εν ισχυι εκ του
  14. και εφωνησε και ειπεν αυτω εκκοψατε αυτο και καταφθειρατε αυτο προστετακται γαρ απο του υψιστου εκριζωσαι και αχρειωσαι
  15. και ουτως ειπε ριζαν μιαν αφετε αυτου εν τη γη οπως μετα των θηριων της γης εν τοις ορεσι χορτον ως βους
  16. και απο της δροσου του ουρανου το σωμα αυτου αλλοιωθη και επτα ετη βοσκηθη συν
  17. εως αν γνω τον κυριον του ουρανου εξουσιαν εχειν παντων των εν τω ουρανω και των επι της γης και οσα αν θελη ποιει εν
  18. και αναστας το πρωι εκ της κοιτης μου εκαλεσα τον δανιηλ τον αρχοντα των σοφιστων και τον ηγουμενον των κρινοντων τα ενυπνια και διηγησαμην αυτω το ενυπνιον και υπεδειξε μοι πασαν την συγκρισιν
  19. μεγαλως δε εθαυμασεν ο δανιηλ και υπονοια κατεσπευδεν αυτον και φοβηθεις τρομου λαβοντος αυτον και αλλοιωθεισης της ορασεως αυτου κινησας την κεφαλην ωραν μιαν αποθαυμασας απεκριθη μοι φωνη πραεια βασιλευ το ενυπνιον τουτο τοις μισουσι σε και η συγκρισις αυτου τοις εχθροις σου
  20. το δενδρον το εν τη γη πεφυτευμενον ου η ορασις μεγαλη συ ει
  21. και παντα τα πετεινα του ουρανου τα νοσσευοντα εν αυτω η ισχυς της γης και των εθνων και των γλωσσων πασων εως των περατων της γης και πασαι αι χωραι σοι
  22. το δε ανυψωθηναι το δενδρον εκεινο και εγγισαι τω ουρανω και το κυτος αυτου αψασθαι των νεφελων συ βασιλευ υψωθης υπερ παντας τους ανθρωπους τους οντας επι προσωπου πασης της γης υψωθη σου η καρδια υπερηφανια και ισχυι τα προς τον αγιον και τους αγγελους αυτου τα εργα σου ωφθη καθοτι εξερημωσας τον οικον του θεου του ζωντος επι ταις αμαρτιαις του λαου του
  23. και η ορασις ην ειδες οτι αγγελος εν ισχυι απεσταλη παρα του κυριου και οτι ειπεν εξαραι το δενδρον και εκκοψαι η κρισις του θεου του μεγαλου ηξει επι
  24. και ο υψιστος και οι αγγελοι αυτου επι σε
  25. εις φυλακην απαξουσι σε και εις τοπον ερημον αποστελουσι
  26. και η ριζα του δενδρου η αφεθεισα επει ουκ εξερριζωθη ο τοπος του θρονου σου σοι συντηρηθησεται εις καιρον και ωραν ιδου επι σε ετοιμαζονται και μαστιγωσουσι σε και επαξουσι τα κεκριμενα επι
  27. κυριος ζη εν ουρανω και η εξουσια αυτου επι παση τη γη αυτου δεηθητι περι των αμαρτιων σου και πασας τας αδικιας σου εν ελεημοσυναις λυτρωσαι ινα επιεικεια δοθη σοι και πολυημερος γενη επι του θρονου της βασιλειας σου και μη καταφθειρη σε τουτους τους λογους αγαπησον ακριβης γαρ μου ο λογος και πληρης ο χρονος
  28. και επι συντελεια των λογων ναβουχοδονοσορ ως ηκουσε την κρισιν του οραματος τους λογους εν τη καρδια
  29. και μετα μηνας δωδεκα ο βασιλευς επι των τειχων της πολεως μετα πασης της δοξης αυτου περιεπατει και επι των πυργων αυτης
  30. και αποκριθεις ειπεν αυτη εστι βαβυλων η μεγαλη ην εγω ωκοδομησα και οικος βασιλειας μου εν ισχυι κρατους μου κληθησεται εις τιμην της δοξης
  31. και επι συντελειας του λογου αυτου φωνην εκ του ουρανου ηκουσε σοι λεγεται ναβουχοδονοσορ βασιλευ η βασιλεια βαβυλωνος αφηρηται σου και ετερω διδοται εξουθενημενω ανθρωπω εν τω οικω σου ιδου εγω καθιστημι αυτον επι της βασιλειας σου και την εξουσιαν σου και την δοξαν σου και την τρυφην σου παραληψεται οπως επιγνως οτι εξουσιαν εχει ο θεος του ουρανου εν τη βασιλεια των ανθρωπων και ω εαν βουληται δωσει αυτην εως δε ηλιου ανατολης βασιλευς ετερος ευφρανθησεται εν τω οικω σου και κρατησει της δοξης σου και της ισχυος σου και της εξουσιας
  32. και οι αγγελοι διωξονται σε επι ετη επτα και ου μη οφθης ουδ' ου μη λαλησης μετα παντος ανθρωπου χορτον ως βουν σε ψωμισουσι και απο της χλοης της γης εσται η νομη σου ιδου αντι της δοξης σου δησουσι σε και τον οικον της τρυφης σου και την βασιλειαν σου ετερος
  33. εως δε πρωι παντα τελεσθησεται επι σε ναβουχοδονοσορ βασιλευ βαβυλωνος και ουχ υστερησει απο παντων τουτων
  34. και επι συντελεια των επτα ετων ο χρονος μου της απολυτρωσεως ηλθε και αι αμαρτιαι μου και αι αγνοιαι μου επληρωθησαν εναντιον του θεου του ουρανου και εδεηθην περι των αγνοιων μου του θεου των θεων του μεγαλου και ιδου αγγελος εις εκαλεσε με εκ του ουρανου λεγων ναβουχοδονοσορ δουλευσον τω θεω του ουρανου τω αγιω και δος δοξαν τω υψιστω το βασιλειον του εθνους σου σοι
  35. Greek:Daniel 4:35
  36. εν εκεινω τω καιρω αποκατεσταθη η βασιλεια μου εμοι και η δοξα μου απεδοθη
  37. τω υψιστω ανθομολογουμαι και αινω τω κτισαντι τον ουρανον και την γην και τας θαλασσας και τους ποταμους και παντα τα εν αυτοις εξομολογουμαι και αινω οτι αυτος εστι θεος των θεων και κυριος των κυριων και βασιλευς των βασιλεων οτι αυτος ποιει σημεια και τερατα και αλλοιοι καιρους και χρονους αφαιρων βασιλειαν βασιλεων και καθιστων ετερους αντ'
Daniel 4 Text (Latin)
  1. Nabuchodonosor rex, omnibus populis, gentibus, et linguis, qui habitant in universa terra, pax vobis multiplicetur.
  2. Signa, et mirabilia fecit apud me Deus excelsus. Placuit ergo mihi prædicare
  3. signa ejus, quia magna sunt : et mirabilia ejus, quia fortia : et regnum ejus regnum sempiternum, et potestas ejus in generationem et generationem.
  4. Ego Nabuchodonosor quietus eram in domo mea, et florens in palatio meo :
  5. somnium vidi, quod perterruit me : et cogitationes meæ in strato meo, et visiones capitis mei conturbaverunt me.
  6. Et per me propositum est decretum ut introducerentur in conspectu meo cuncti sapientes Babylonis, et ut solutionem somnii indicarent mihi.
  7. Tunc ingrediebantur arioli, magi, Chaldæi, et aruspices, et somnium narravi in conspectu eorum : et solutionem ejus non indicaverunt mihi,
  8. donec collega ingressus est in conspectu meo Daniel, cui nomen Baltassar secundum nomen dei mei, qui habet spiritum deorum sanctorum in semetipso : et somnium coram ipso locutus sum.
  9. Baltassar, princeps ariolorum, quoniam ego scio quod spiritum sanctorum deorum habeas in te, et omne sacramentum non est impossibile tibi : visiones somniorum meorum, quas vidi, et solutionem earum narra.
  10. Visio capitis mei in cubili meo : videbam, et ecce arbor in medio terræ, et altitudo ejus nimia.
  11. Magna arbor, et fortis, et proceritas ejus contingens cælum : aspectus illius erat usque ad terminos universæ terræ.
  12. Folia ejus pulcherrima, et fructus ejus nimius : et esca universorum in ea. Subter eam habitabant animalia et bestiæ, et in ramis ejus conversabantur volucres cæli : et ex ea vescebatur omnis caro.
  13. Videbam in visione capitis mei super stratum meum, et ecce vigil, et sanctus, de cælo descendit.
  14. Clamavit fortiter, et sic ait : Succidite arborem, et præcidite ramos ejus : excutite folia ejus, et dispergite fructus ejus : fugiant bestiæ, quæ subter eam sunt, et volucres de ramis ejus.
  15. Verumtamen germen radicum ejus in terra sinite, et alligetur vinculo ferreo et æreo in herbis quæ foris sunt, et rore cæli tingatur, et cum feris pars ejus in herba terræ.
  16. Cor ejus ab humano commutetur, et cor feræ detur ei : et septem tempora mutentur super eum.
  17. In sententia vigilum decretum est, et sermo sanctorum, et petitio : donec cognoscant viventes quoniam dominatur Excelsus in regno hominum, et cuicumque voluerit, dabit illud, et humillimum hominem constituet super eum.
  18. Hoc somnium vidi ego Nabuchodonosor rex : tu ergo Baltassar interpretationem narra festinus, quia omnes sapientes regni mei non queunt solutionem edicere mihi : tu autem potes, quia spiritus deorum sanctorum in te est.
  19. Tunc Daniel, cujus nomen Baltassar, cœpit intra semetipsum tacitus cogitare quasi una hora : et cogitationes ejus conturbabant eum. Respondens autem rex, ait : Baltassar, somnium et interpretatio ejus non conturbent te. Respondit Baltassar, et dixit : Domine mi, somnium his, qui te oderunt, et interpretatio ejus hostibus tuis sit.
  20. Arborem, quam vidisti sublimem atque robustam, cujus altitudo pertingit ad cælum, et aspectus illius in omnem terram ;
  21. et rami ejus pulcherrimi, et fructus ejus nimius, et esca omnium in ea, subter eam habitantes bestiæ agri, et in ramis ejus commorantes aves cæli :
  22. tu es rex, qui magnificatus es, et invaluisti : et magnitudo tua crevit, et pervenit usque ad cælum, et potestas tua in terminos universæ terræ.
  23. Quod autem vidit rex vigilem, et sanctum descendere de cælo, et dicere : Succidite arborem, et dissipate illam, attamen germen radicum ejus in terra dimittite, et vinciatur ferro et ære in herbis foris, et rore cæli conspergatur, et cum feris sit pabulum ejus, donec septem tempora mutentur super eum :
  24. hæc est interpretatio sententiæ Altissimi, quæ pervenit super dominum meum regem,
  25. Ejicient te ab hominibus, et cum bestiis ferisque erit habitatio tua, et fœnum ut bos comedes, et rore cæli infunderis : septem quoque tempora mutabuntur super te, donec scias quod dominetur Excelsus super regnum hominum, et cuicumque voluerit, det illud.
  26. Quod autem præcepit ut relinqueretur germen radicum ejus, id est arboris : regnum tuum tibi manebit postquam cognoveris potestatem esse cælestem.
  27. Quam ob rem, rex, consilium meum placeat tibi, et peccata tua eleemosynis redime, et iniquitates tuas misericordiis pauperum : forsitan ignoscet delictis tuis.
  28. Omnia hæc venerunt super Nabuchodonosor regem.
  29. Post finem mensium duodecim, in aula Babylonis deambulabat.
  30. Responditque rex, et ait : Nonne hæc est Babylon magna, quam ego ædificavi in domum regni, in robore fortitudinis meæ, et in gloria decoris mei ?
  31. Cumque sermo adhuc esset in ore regis, vox de cælo ruit : Tibi dicitur, Nabuchodonosor rex : Regnum tuum transibit a te,
  32. et ab hominibus ejicient te, et cum bestiis et feris erit habitatio tua : fœnum quasi bos comedes, et septem tempora mutabuntur super te, donec scias quod dominetur Excelsus in regno hominum, et cuicumque voluerit, det illud.
  33. Eadem hora sermo completus est super Nabuchodonosor, et ex hominibus abjectus est, et fœnum ut bos comedit, et rore cæli corpus ejus infectum est, donec capilli ejus in similitudinem aquilarum crescerent, et ungues ejus quasi avium.
  34. Igitur post finem dierum, ego Nabuchodonosor oculos meos ad cælum levavi, et sensus meus redditus est mihi : et Altissimo benedixi, et viventem in sempiternum laudavi et glorificavi : quia potestas ejus potestas sempiterna, et regnum ejus in generationem et generationem.
  35. Et omnes habitatores terræ apud eum in nihilum reputati sunt : juxta voluntatem enim suam facit tam in virtutibus cæli quam in habitatoribus terræ : et non est qui resistat manui ejus, et dicat ei : Quare fecisti ?
  36. In ipso tempore sensus meus reversus est ad me, et ad honorem regni mei, decoremque perveni : et figura mea reversa est ad me, et optimates mei et magistratus mei requisierunt me, et in regno meo restitutus sum : et magnificentia amplior addita est mihi.
  37. Nunc igitur, ego Nabuchodonosor laudo, et magnifico, et glorifico regem cæli : quia omnia opera ejus vera, et viæ ejus judicia, et gradientes in superbia potest humiliare.
Daniel 4 Text (KJV)
  1. Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.
  2. I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me.
  3. How great are his signs! and how mighty are his wonders! his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation.
  4. I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace:
  5. I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me.
  6. Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream.
  7. Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.
  8. But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,
  9. O Belteshazzar, master of the magicians, because I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in thee, and no secret troubleth thee, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and the interpretation thereof.
  10. Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.
  11. The tree grew, and was strong, and the height thereof reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to the end of all the earth:
  12. The leaves thereof were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all: the beasts of the field had shadow under it, and the fowls of the heaven dwelt in the boughs thereof, and all flesh was fed of it.
  13. I saw in the visions of my head upon my bed, and, behold, a watcher and an holy one came down from heaven;
  14. He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches:
  15. Nevertheless leave the stump of his roots in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts in the grass of the earth:
  16. Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.
  17. This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
  18. This dream I king Nebuchadnezzar have seen. Now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known unto me the interpretation: but thou art able; for the spirit of the holy gods is in thee.
  19. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonied for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies.
  20. The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth;
  21. Whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and in it was meat for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the fowls of the heaven had their habitation:
  22. It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.
  23. And whereas the king saw a watcher and an holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew the tree down, and destroy it; yet leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass of the field; and let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him;
  24. This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king:
  25. That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
  26. And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule.
  27. Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.
  28. All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.
  29. At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon.
  30. The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?
  31. While the word was in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O king Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; The kingdom is departed from thee.
  32. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
  33. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' feathers, and his nails like birds' claws.
  34. And at the end of the days I Nebuchadnezzar lifted up mine eyes unto heaven, and mine understanding returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation:
  35. And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
  36. At the same time my reason returned unto me; and for the glory of my kingdom, mine honour and brightness returned unto me; and my counsellers and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added unto me.
  37. Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works are truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
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