1 H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H4430 the king H3606 , unto all H5972 people H524 , nations H3961 , and languages H1753 , that dwell [H8748] H3606 in all H772 the earth H8001 ; Peace H7680 be multiplied [H8748] unto you.
2 H6925 I thought H8232 it good [H8754] H2324 to shew [H8682] H852 the signs H8540 and wonders H5943 that the high H426 God H5648 hath wrought [H8754] H5974 toward me.
3 H4101 How H7260 great H852 are his signs H4101 ! and how H8624 mighty H8540 are his wonders H4437 ! his kingdom H5957 is an everlasting H4437 kingdom H7985 , and his dominion H5974 is from H1859 generation H1859 to generation.
4 H576 I H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H1934 was [H8754] H7954 at rest [H8752] H1005 in mine house H7487 , and flourishing H1965 in my palace:
5 H2370 I saw [H8754] H2493 a dream H1763 which made me afraid [H8741] H2031 , and the thoughts H5922 upon H4903 my bed H2376 and the visions H7217 of my head H927 troubled [H8792] me.
6 H4481 Therefore H7761 made [H8752] H4481 I H2942 a decree H5954 to bring [H8682] H3606 in all H2445 the wise H895 men of Babylon H6925 before H3046 me, that they might make known [H8681] H6591 unto me the interpretation H2493 of the dream.
7 H116 Then H5954 came [H8750] H2749 in the magicians H826 , the astrologers H3779 , the Chaldeans H1505 , and the soothsayers [H8750] H576 : and I H560 told [H8750] H2493 the dream H6925 before H3809 them; but they did not H3046 make known [H8683] H6591 unto me the interpretation thereof.
8 H5705 But at H318 the last H1841 Daniel H5922 came in H6925 before me H8036 , whose name H1096 was Belteshazzar H8036 , according to the name H426 of my god H7308 , and in whom is the spirit H6922 of the holy H426 gods H6925 : and before H560 him I told [H8754] H2493 the dream, saying,
9 H1096 O Belteshazzar H7229 , master H2749 of the magicians H576 , because I H3046 know [H8754] H7308 that the spirit H6922 of the holy H426 gods H3606 is in thee, and no H3809 H7328 secret H598 troubleth [H8750] H560 thee, tell [H8747] H2376 me the visions H2493 of my dream H2370 that I have seen [H8754] H6591 , and the interpretation thereof.
10 H2376 Thus were the visions H7217 of mine head H5922 in H4903 my bed H1934 ; I saw [H8754] H2370 [H8751] H431 , and behold H363 a tree H1459 in the midst H772 of the earth H7314 , and the height H7690 thereof was great.
11 H363 The tree H7236 grew [H8754] H8631 , and was strong [H8754] H7314 , and the height H4291 thereof reached [H8748] H8065 unto heaven H2379 , and the sight H5491 thereof to the end H3606 of all H772 the earth:
12 H6074 The leaves H8209 thereof were fair H4 , and the fruit H7690 thereof much H4203 , and in it was meat H3606 for all H2423 : the beasts H1251 of the field H2927 had shadow [H8681] H8460 under H6853 it, and the fowls H8065 of the heaven H1753 dwelt [H8748] H6056 in the boughs H3606 thereof, and all H1321 flesh H2110 was fed [H8729] H4481 of it.
13 H1934 I saw [H8754] H2370 [H8751] H2376 in the visions H7217 of my head H5922 upon H4903 my bed H431 , and, behold H5894 , a watcher H6922 and an holy one H5182 came down [H8750] H4481 from H8065 heaven;
14 H7123 He cried [H8751] H2429 aloud H560 , and said [H8750] H3652 thus H1414 , Hew down H363 the tree H7113 , and cut off [H8745] H6056 his branches H5426 , shake off [H8680] H6074 his leaves H921 , and scatter [H8745] H4 his fruit H2423 : let the beasts H5111 get away [H8748] H4481 from H8479 under it H6853 , and the fowls H4481 from H6056 his branches:
15 H1297 Nevertheless H7662 leave [H8747] H6136 the stump H8330 of his roots H772 in the earth H613 , even with a band H6523 of iron H5174 and brass H1883 , in the tender grass H1251 of the field H6647 ; and let it be wet [H8721] H2920 with the dew H8065 of heaven H2508 , and let his portion H5974 be with H2423 the beasts H6211 in the grass H772 of the earth:
16 H3825 Let his heart H8133 be changed [H8741] H4481 from H606 man's H2423 , and let a beast's H3825 heart H3052 be given [H8725] H7655 unto him; and let seven H5732 times H2499 pass H5922 over him.
17 H6600 This matter H1510 is by the decree H5894 of the watchers H7595 , and the demand H3983 by the word H6922 of the holy ones H5705 : to H1701 the intent H2417 that the living H3046 may know [H8748] H5943 that the most High H7990 ruleth H4437 in the kingdom H606 of men H5415 , and giveth [H8748] H4479 it to whomsoever H6634 he will [H8748] H6966 , and setteth up [H8681] H5922 over H8215 it the basest H606 of men.
18 H1836 This H2493 dream H576 I H4430 king H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H2370 have seen [H8754] H607 . Now thou H1096 , O Belteshazzar H560 , declare [H8747] H6591 the interpretation H6903 thereof, forasmuch as H3606 all H2445 the wise H4437 men of my kingdom H3809 are not H3202 able [H8750] H3046 to make known [H8682] H6591 unto me the interpretation H607 : but thou H3546 art able [H8751] H7308 ; for the spirit H6922 of the holy H426 gods is in thee.
19 H116 Then H1841 Daniel H8036 , whose name H1096 was Belteshazzar H8075 , was astonied [H8733] H2298 for one H8160 hour H7476 , and his thoughts H927 troubled [H8792] H4430 him. The king H6032 spake [H8750] H560 , and said [H8750] H1096 , Belteshazzar H409 , let not H2493 the dream H6591 , or the interpretation H927 thereof, trouble [H8792] H1096 thee. Belteshazzar H6032 answered [H8750] H560 and said [H8750] H4756 , My lord H2493 , the dream H8131 be to them that hate [H8750] H6591 thee, and the interpretation H6146 thereof to thine enemies.
20 H363 The tree H2370 that thou sawest [H8754] H7236 , which grew [H8754] H8631 , and was strong [H8754] H7314 , whose height H4291 reached [H8748] H8065 unto the heaven H2379 , and the sight H3606 thereof to all H772 the earth;
21 H6074 Whose leaves H8209 were fair H4 , and the fruit H7690 thereof much H4203 , and in it was meat H3606 for all H8460 ; under H2423 which the beasts H1251 of the field H1753 dwelt [H8748] H6056 , and upon whose branches H6853 the fowls H8065 of the heaven H7932 had their habitation [H8748] :
22 H607 It is thou H4430 , O king H7236 , that art grown [H8754] H8631 and become strong [H8748] H7238 : for thy greatness H7236 is grown [H8754] H4291 , and reacheth [H8754] H8065 unto heaven H7985 , and thy dominion H5491 to the end H772 of the earth.
23 H4430 And whereas the king H2370 saw [H8754] H5894 a watcher H6922 and an holy one H5182 coming down [H8750] H4481 from H8065 heaven H560 , and saying [H8750] H1414 , Hew H363 the tree H1414 down H2255 , and destroy [H8740] H1297 it; yet H7662 leave [H8747] H6136 the stump H8330 of the roots H772 thereof in the earth H613 , even with a band H6523 of iron H5174 and brass H1883 , in the tender grass H1251 of the field H6647 ; and let it be wet [H8721] H2920 with the dew H8065 of heaven H2508 , and let his portion H5974 be with H2423 the beasts H1251 of the field H5705 , till H7655 seven H5732 times H2499 pass H5922 over him;
24 H1836 This H6591 is the interpretation H4430 , O king H1932 , and this H1510 is the decree H5943 of the most High H4291 , which is come [H8754] H5922 upon H4756 my lord H4430 the king:
25 H2957 That they shall drive [H8751] H4481 thee from H606 men H4070 , and thy dwelling H1934 shall be [H8748] H5974 with H2423 the beasts H1251 of the field H2939 , and they shall make thee to eat [H8748] H6211 grass H8450 as oxen H6647 , and they shall wet [H8743] H2920 thee with the dew H8065 of heaven H7655 , and seven H5732 times H2499 shall pass H5922 over H5705 thee, till H3046 thou know [H8748] H5943 that the most High H7990 ruleth H4437 in the kingdom H606 of men H5415 , and giveth [H8748] H4479 it to whomsoever H6634 he will [H8748] .
26 H560 And whereas they commanded [H8754] H7662 to leave [H8749] H6136 the stump H363 of the tree H8330 roots H4437 ; thy kingdom H7011 shall be sure H4481 unto thee, after H3046 that thou shalt have known [H8748] H8065 that the heavens H7990 do rule.
27 H3861 Wherefore H4430 , O king H4431 , let my counsel H8232 be acceptable [H8748] H5922 unto thee H6562 , and break off [H8747] H2408 thy sins H6665 by righteousness H5758 , and thine iniquities H2604 by shewing mercy [H8749] H6033 to the poor [H8750] H2006 ; if H1934 it may be [H8748] H754 a lengthening H7963 of thy tranquillity.
29 H7118 At the end H8648 of twelve H6236 H3393 months H1934 he walked [H8754] H1981 [H8750] H5922 in H1965 the palace H4437 of the kingdom H895 of Babylon.
30 H4430 The king H6032 spake [H8750] H560 , and said [H8750] H3809 , Is not H1932 this H1668 H7229 great H895 Babylon H576 , that I H1124 have built [H8754] H1005 for the house H4437 of the kingdom H8632 by the might H2632 of my power H3367 , and for the honour H1923 of my majesty?
31 H5751 While H4406 the word H4430 was in the king's H6433 mouth H5308 , there fell [H8754] H7032 a voice H4481 from H8065 heaven H4430 , saying, O king H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H560 , to thee it is spoken [H8750] H4437 ; The kingdom H5709 is departed [H8754] H4481 from thee.
32 H2957 And they shall drive [H8751] H4481 thee from H606 men H4070 , and thy dwelling H5974 shall be with H2423 the beasts H1251 of the field H2939 : they shall make thee to eat [H8748] H6211 grass H8450 as oxen H7655 , and seven H5732 times H2499 shall pass H5922 over H5705 thee, until H3046 thou know [H8748] H5943 that the most High H7990 ruleth H4437 in the kingdom H606 of men H5415 , and giveth [H8748] H4479 it to whomsoever H6634 he will [H8748] .
33 H8160 The same hour H4406 was the thing H5487 fulfilled [H8754] H5922 upon H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H2957 : and he was driven [H8752] H4481 from H606 men H399 , and did eat [H8748] H6211 grass H8450 as oxen H1655 , and his body H6647 was wet [H8721] H2920 with the dew H8065 of heaven H5705 , till H8177 his hairs H7236 were grown [H8754] H5403 like eagles H2953 ' feathers, and his nails H6853 like birds' claws .
34 H7118 And at the end H3118 of the days H576 I H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H5191 lifted up [H8754] H5870 mine eyes H8065 unto heaven H4486 , and mine understanding H8421 returned [H8748] H5922 unto me H1289 , and I blessed [H8745] H5943 the most High H7624 , and I praised [H8745] H1922 and honoured [H8745] H2417 him that liveth H5957 for ever H7985 , whose dominion H5957 is an everlasting H7985 dominion H4437 , and his kingdom H5974 is from H1859 generation H1859 to generation:
35 H3606 And all H1753 the inhabitants [H8748] H772 of the earth H2804 are reputed [H8752] H3809 as nothing H5648 : and he doeth [H8751] H6634 according to his will [H8749] H2429 in the army H8065 of heaven H1753 , and among the inhabitants [H8748] H772 of the earth H3809 : and none H383 can H4223 stay [H8741] H3028 his hand H560 , or say [H8748] H4101 unto him, What H5648 doest [H8754] thou?
36 H2166 At the same time H4486 my reason H8421 returned [H8748] H5922 unto me H3367 ; and for the glory H4437 of my kingdom H1923 , mine honour H2122 and brightness H8421 returned [H8748] H5922 unto me H1907 ; and my counsellors H7261 and my lords H1156 sought [H8748] H5922 unto me H8627 ; and I was established [H8717] H4437 in my kingdom H3493 , and excellent H7238 majesty H3255 was added [H8717] unto me.
37 H3705 Now H576 I H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H7624 praise [H8743] H7313 and extol [H8751] H1922 and honour [H8743] H4430 the King H8065 of heaven H3606 , all H4567 whose works H7187 are truth H735 , and his ways H1780 judgment H1981 : and those that walk [H8683] H1467 in pride H3202 he is able [H8750] H8214 to abase [H8682] .