1 H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H4430 the king H3606 , to all H5972 people H524 , nations H3961 , and languages H1753 [H8748] , that dwell H3606 in all H772 the earth H8001 ; Peace H7680 [H8748] be multiplied to you.
2 H6925 I thought H8232 [H8754] it good H2324 [H8682] to show H852 the signs H8540 and wonders H5943 that the high H426 God H5648 [H8754] hath wrought 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 [H8754] was H7954 [H8752] at rest H1005 in my house H7487 , and flourishing H1965 in my palace:
5 H2370 [H8754] I saw H2493 a dream H1763 [H8741] which made me afraid H2031 , and the thoughts H5922 upon H4903 my bed H2376 and the visions H7217 of my head H927 [H8792] troubled me.
6 H4481 Therefore I H7761 [H8752] made H2942 a decree H5954 [H8682] to bring H3606 in all H2445 the wise H895 men of Babylon H6925 before H3046 [H8681] me, that they might make known H6591 to me the interpretation H2493 of the dream.
7 H116 Then H5954 [H8750] came H2749 in the magicians H826 , the astrologers H3779 , the Chaldeans H1505 [H8750] , and the soothsayers H576 : and I H560 [H8750] told H2493 the dream H6925 before H3809 them; but they did not H3046 [H8683] make known H6591 to me the interpretation of it.
8 H5705 But at H318 the last H1841 Daniel H5922 came in H6925 before me H8036 , whose name H1096 is 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 [H8754] him I told H2493 the dream, saying,
9 H1096 O Belteshazzar H7229 , master H2749 of the magicians H576 , because I H3046 [H8754] know H7308 that the spirit H6922 of the holy H426 gods H3606 H3809 is in thee, and no H7328 secret H598 [H8750] troubleth H560 [H8747] thee, tell H2376 me the visions H2493 of my dream H2370 [H8754] that I have seen H6591 , and the interpretation of it.
10 H2376 Thus were the visions H7217 of my head H5922 in H4903 my bed H1934 H2370 [H8754] ; I saw H431 , and behold H363 a tree H1459 in the midst H772 of the earth H7314 , and its height H7690 was great.
11 H363 The tree H7236 [H8754] grew H8631 [H8754] , and was strong H7314 , and its height H4291 [H8748] reached H8065 to heaven H2379 , and the sight H5491 of it to the end H3606 of all H772 the earth:
12 H6074 Its leaves H8209 were fair H4 , and its fruit H7690 abundant H4203 , and in it was food H3606 for all H2423 : the beasts H1251 of the field H2927 [H8681] had shade H8460 under H6853 it, and the fowls H8065 of heaven H1753 [H8748] dwelt H6056 among its boughs H3606 , and all H1321 flesh H2110 [H8729] was fed H4481 from it.
13 H1934 H2370 [H8754] I saw 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 [H8750] came down H4481 from H8065 heaven;
14 H7123 [H8751] He cried H2429 aloud H560 [H8750] , and said H3652 thus H1414 , Hew down H363 the tree H7113 [H8745] , and cut off H6056 its branches H5426 [H8680] , shake off H6074 its leaves H921 [H8745] , and scatter H4 its fruit H2423 : let the beasts H5111 [H8748] escape H4481 from H8479 under it H6853 , and the fowls H4481 from H6056 its branches:
15 H1297 Nevertheless H7662 [H8747] leave H6136 the stump H8330 of its 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 [H8721] ; and let it be wet H2920 with the dew H8065 of heaven H2508 , and let its portion H5974 be with H2423 the beasts H6211 in the grass H772 of the earth:
16 H3825 Let his heart H8133 [H8741] be changed H4481 from H606 man's H2423 , and let a beast's H3825 heart H3052 [H8725] be given H7655 to 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 [H8748] may know H5943 that the most High H7990 ruleth H4437 in the kingdom H606 of men H5415 [H8748] , and giveth H4479 it to whomever H6634 [H8748] he will H6966 [H8681] , and setteth up H5922 over H8215 it the basest H606 of men.
18 H1836 This H2493 dream H576 I H4430 king H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H2370 [H8754] have seen H607 . Now thou H1096 , O Belteshazzar H560 [H8747] , declare H6591 the interpretation H6903 of it, forasmuch as H3606 all H2445 the wise H4437 men of my kingdom H3809 are not H3202 [H8750] able H3046 [H8682] to make known H6591 to me the interpretation H607 : but thou H3546 [H8751] art able 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 [H8733] , was appalled H2298 for one H8160 hour H7476 , and his thoughts H927 [H8792] troubled H4430 him. The king H6032 [H8750] spoke H560 [H8750] , and said H1096 , Belteshazzar H409 , let not H2493 the dream H6591 , or the interpretation H927 [H8792] of it, trouble H1096 thee. Belteshazzar H6032 [H8750] answered H560 [H8750] and said H4756 , My lord H2493 , the dream H8131 [H8750] be to them that hate H6591 thee, and the interpretation H6146 of it to thy enemies.
20 H363 The tree H2370 [H8754] that thou sawest H7236 [H8754] , which grew H8631 [H8754] , and was strong H7314 , whose height H4291 [H8748] reached H8065 to the heaven H2379 , and the sight H3606 of it to all H772 the earth;
21 H6074 Whose leaves H8209 were fair H4 , and the fruit H7690 of it abundant H4203 , and in it was food H3606 for all H8460 ; under H2423 which the beasts H1251 of the field H1753 [H8748] dwelt H6056 , and upon whose branches H6853 the fowls H8065 of heaven H7932 [H8748] had their habitation:
22 H607 It is thou H4430 , O king H7236 [H8754] , that art grown H8631 [H8748] and become strong H7238 : for thy greatness H7236 [H8754] is grown H4291 [H8754] , and reacheth H8065 to heaven H7985 , and thy dominion H5491 to the end H772 of the earth.
23 H4430 And in that the king H2370 [H8754] saw H5894 a watcher H6922 and an holy one H5182 [H8750] coming down H4481 from H8065 heaven H560 [H8750] , and saying H1414 0 , Hew H363 the tree H1414 down H2255 [H8740] , and destroy H1297 it; yet H7662 [H8747] leave H6136 the stump H8330 of its 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 [H8721] ; and let it be wet H2920 with the dew H8065 of heaven H2508 , and let its portion H5974 be with H2423 the beasts H1251 of the field H5705 , till H7655 seven H5732 times H2499 shall 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 [H8754] , which is come H5922 upon H4756 my lord H4430 the king:
25 H2957 [H8751] That they shall drive H4481 thee from H606 men H4070 , and thy dwelling H1934 [H8748] shall be H5974 with H2423 the beasts H1251 of the field H2939 [H8748] , and they shall make thee to eat H6211 grass H8450 as oxen H6647 [H8743] , and they shall wet H2920 thee with the dew H8065 of heaven H7655 , and seven H5732 times H2499 shall pass H5922 over H5705 thee, till H3046 [H8748] thou shalt know H5943 that the most High H7990 ruleth H4437 in the kingdom H606 of men H5415 [H8748] , and giveth H4479 it to whomever H6634 [H8748] he will.
26 H560 [H8754] And though they commanded H7662 [H8749] to leave H6136 the stump H363 of the tree H8330 roots H4437 ; thy kingdom H7011 shall be sure H4481 to thee, after H3046 [H8748] that thou shalt have known H8065 that the heavens H7990 do rule.
27 H3861 Therefore H4430 , O king H4431 , let my counsel H8232 [H8748] be acceptable H5922 to thee H6562 [H8747] , and break off H2408 thy sins H6665 by righteousness H5758 , and thy iniquities H2604 [H8749] by showing mercy H6033 [H8750] to the poor H2006 ; if H1934 [H8748] it may be H754 a lengthening H7963 of thy tranquillity.
29 H7118 At the end H8648 H6236 of twelve H3393 months H1934 H1981 [H8754] he walked H5922 in H1965 the palace H4437 of the kingdom H895 of Babylon.
30 H4430 The king H6032 [H8750] spoke H560 [H8750] , and said H3809 , Is not H1932 H1668 this H7229 great H895 Babylon H576 , that I H1124 [H8754] have built 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 [H8754] , there fell H7032 a voice H4481 from H8065 heaven H4430 , saying, O king H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H560 [H8750] , to thee it is spoken H4437 ; The kingdom H5709 [H8754] hath departed H4481 from thee.
32 H2957 [H8751] And they shall drive H4481 thee from H606 men H4070 , and thy dwelling H5974 shall be with H2423 the beasts H1251 of the field H2939 [H8748] : they shall make thee to eat H6211 grass H8450 as oxen H7655 , and seven H5732 times H2499 shall pass H5922 over H5705 thee, until H3046 [H8748] thou shalt know H5943 that the most High H7990 ruleth H4437 in the kingdom H606 of men H5415 [H8748] , and giveth H4479 it to whomever H6634 [H8748] he will.
33 H8160 The same hour H4406 was the thing H5487 [H8754] fulfilled H5922 upon H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H2957 [H8752] : and he was driven H4481 from H606 men H399 [H8748] , and ate H6211 grass H8450 as oxen H1655 , and his body H6647 [H8721] was wet H2920 with the dew H8065 of heaven H5705 , till H8177 his hairs H7236 [H8754] were grown 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 [H8754] lifted up H5870 my eyes H8065 to heaven H4486 , and my understanding H8421 [H8748] returned H5922 to me H1289 [H8745] , and I blessed H5943 the most High H7624 [H8745] , and I praised H1922 [H8745] and honoured 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 [H8748] the inhabitants H772 of the earth H2804 [H8752] are reputed H3809 as nothing H5648 [H8751] : and he doeth H6634 [H8749] according to his will H2429 in the army H8065 of heaven H1753 [H8748] , and among the inhabitants H772 of the earth H3809 : and none H383 can H4223 [H8741] stay H3028 his hand H560 [H8748] , or say H4101 to him, What H5648 [H8754] doest thou?
36 H2166 At the same time H4486 my reason H8421 [H8748] returned H5922 to me H3367 ; and for the glory H4437 of my kingdom H1923 , my honour H2122 and brightness H8421 [H8748] returned H5922 to me H1907 ; and my counsellors H7261 and my lords H1156 [H8748] sought H5922 to me H8627 [H8717] ; and I was established H4437 in my kingdom H3493 , and excellent H7238 majesty H3255 [H8717] was added to me.
37 H3705 Now H576 I H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H7624 [H8743] praise H7313 [H8751] and extol H1922 [H8743] and honour H4430 the King H8065 of heaven H3606 , all H4567 whose works H7187 are truth H735 , and his ways H1780 judgment H1981 [H8683] : and those that walk H1467 in pride H3202 [H8750] he is able H8214 [H8682] to abase.