heaven--( Psalms 115:3 , 135:6 , Matthew 6:10 , Ephesians 1:11 ). i. Daniel knew that the new Babylon was the creation of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:30), something previously thought untrue and only verified by recent archaeology. The tree would no longer be free and great. His dream, which puzzled the magicians, ver. The Chaldees were the king's recognized interpreters of dreams; whereas Daniel's interpretation of the one in Daniel 2:24-45 had been a peculiar case, and very many years before; nor had he been consulted on such matters since. . 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. The interpretation of his dream by Daniel, who showed him that it was a prognostication of his own fall, advising him therefore to repent and reform, ver. 3. 25. they shall drive thee--a Chaldee idiom for "thou shalt be driven." I told them the dream; but they did not make known to me its interpretation, : This is not the same dream as in Daniel 2. The Septuagint and Vulgate translate not so well, "redeem," which is made an argument for Rome's doctrine of the expiation of sins by meritorious works. Nebuchadnezzar assures Daniel he may freely speak out. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. .was appalled for a while" Daniel was apparently very loyal to Nebuchadnezzar II and regretted having to reveal this judgment. I . Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all the peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: … So they came in and l stood before the king. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. But the latter is proved by thousands of bricks on the plain, the inscriptions of which have been deciphered, each marked "Nebuchadnezzar, the son of Nabopolassar." Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. Daniel 1 Commentary: An Introduction to Daniel Chapter 1 In this first chapter of the book of Daniel, one of the most intense prophetic books of the Old Testament, we are introduced to several new names, including four Hebrew men who have been taken into exile in Babylonian captivity. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. 4. B. Daniel's explanation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream. As the king who had provoked God's judgments by sin, so he might avert it by a return to righteousness (compare Psalms 41:1 Psalms 41:2 , Acts 8:22 ). Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. . He turns to Him that smiteth him ( Isaiah 9:13 ), with the faint glimmer of reason left to him, and owns God's justice in punishing him. army--the heavenly hosts, angels and starry orbs (compare Isaiah 24:21 ). . Only one angel is intended, and he not one of the bad, but of the holy angels. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. Daniel 4:1-37.EDICT OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR CONTAINING HIS SECOND DREAM, RELATING TO HIMSELF. I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me, those who walk in pride He is able to put down. Nebuchadnezzar Praises God - King Nebuchadnezzar to all peoples, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you! : Nebuchadnezzar’s rest was the false peace of the ungodly. . You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. Chapter 4. .was appalled for a while" Daniel was apparently very loyal to Nebuchadnezzar II and regretted having to reveal this judgment. . While pitying the king, he uncompromisingly pronounces his sentence of punishment. Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament (Daniel 3:31-33) These verses form the introduction (Note: The connection of these verses with the third chapter in the Hebrew, Greek, and Latin Bibles is altogether improper. Read carefully the vision the king had and compare with Ezekiel 31:3 and Matthew 13:1-58, the parable of the mustard seed. The fruits, the revenues. In light of this, the dream wasn’t hard to interpret – it clearly dealt with the humbling of a great king. But instead of being led to repentance by this kindness of God, the king became more proud, until he lost confidence in the interpretation of the dream, and laughed at his former fears. The dream was fairly easy to interpret; the wise men probably lacked, : “And why ‘at last’? 8 (Daniel 4:11) and 9 (Daniel 4:12). Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. till thou know, &c.--( Psalms 83:17 Psalms 83:18 , Jeremiah 27:5 ). 2. In his insanity, his excited mind would naturally think of the coming conquest of Babylon by the Medo-Persians, already foretold to him in the second chapter. This is the guise of graceless men; they run not to God till all other refuges fail them.” (Trapp), His name is Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, : Before Daniel interpreted the dream described in this chapter for Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon considered the Babylonian deity. Daniel 4 Resources - Multiple Sermons and Commentaries Daniel a young Jewish boy fulfilled the goal Jehovah had intended for the entire nation of Israel to fulfill. Belshazzar the king made a great feast for a thousand of his lords, and drank wine in the presence of the thousand. This chapter continues the story of how the mighty ruler Nebuchadnezzar came to capitulate to the God of the captives he brought back from Judea. 19-27. Nebuchadnezzar Is Restored (Daniel 4:34-37) Say: Our story has a very happy ending though. With vv. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. The Book of Daniel, ch. 4. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. lengthening of . 19. . Now, like Jonah's ( Jonah 2:1 Jonah 2:2 Jonah 2:4 ) out of the fish's belly, they are lifted up to heaven in prayer. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. Nebuchadnezzar Is Restored (Daniel 4:34-37) Say: Our story has a very happy ending though. He would be more than man; God, therefore, justly, makes him less than man. Nebuchadnezzar’s restoration foreshadows the restoring of some of these nations in the millennial kingdom. Some dismiss this account of Nebuchadnezzar’s madness as unhistorical, but there is no historical record of his governmental activity between 582. : These were either for the tree stump’s confinement or protection. To the Caspian, Euxine, and Atlantic seas. The holy ( Jude 1:14 ) one incites his fellow angels to God's appointed work (compare Revelation 14:15 Revelation 14:18 ). They are but His ministers. While, &c.--in the very act of speaking, so that there could be no doubt as to the connection between the crime and the punishment. Tremper Longman III — Daniel (NIV Application Commentary, 1999). all whose works . But it was ordered by God's providence that he should be reserved to the last, in order that all mere human means should be proved vain, before God manifested His power through His servant; thus the haughty king was stripped of all fleshly confidences. Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. . Show a heart of unquestioning acceptance. The Jews often substituted "heaven" for God"s name out of respect for Him. everlasting dominion--not temporary or mutable, as a human king's dominion. The conceptions are moulded in a form peculiarly adapted to Nebuchadnezzar's modes of thought. His dream, which puzzled the magicians, ver. “It 3 will not leave even a root or branch. . in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream was noted for its size, strength, prominence, beauty, fruit, and shelter. (18) Nebuchadnezzar asks Daniel to interpret the dream. sought unto me--desired to have me, as formerly, to be their head, wearied with the anarchy which prevailed in my absence (compare Note, conspiracy of the nobles is confirmed by this verse. Daniel 4. flourishing--"green." (27) Daniel, a good preacher, presses home the application: repent; perhaps it is not too late. Scripture: Daniel 4:28–37. i. Belteshazzar--The use of the Hebrew as well as the Chaldee name, so far from being an objection, as some have made it, is an undesigned mark of genuineness. Daniel 5 – The Writing On the Wall A. BARNES refers it to the chaining of the royal maniac. The word "demand," in the second clause, expresses a distinct idea from the first clause. him--Praise is a sure sign of a soul spiritually healed ( Psalms 116:12 Psalms 116:14 , Mark 5:15 Mark 5:18 Mark 5:19 ). It was composed under the authority of a pagan. It is thou--He speaks pointedly, and without circumlocution ( 2 Samuel 12:7 ). honour--He heaps word on word, as if he cannot say enough in praise of God. Like most kings – ancient and modern – Nebuchadnezzar wanted to believe that. Nobody in the Maccabean period (second century, iv. There is a notable absence of any record of acts or decrees by King Nebuchadnezzar during 582 to 575 BC. 1. 1. This chapter is in form, at least in part, of a proclamation. 10. tree--So the Assyrian is compared to a "cedar" ( Ezekiel 31:3 ; compare Ezekiel 17:24 ). . He should have followed the example of the repentance of Nineveh at the preaching of Jonah (Jonah 3). In the so-called standard inscription read by SIR H. RAWLINSON, Nebuchadnezzar relates that during four (?) to the end of the earth--( Jeremiah 27:6:8 ). Because your computer is running an older version of internet browser, it … and how mighty are his wonders! 2 Then the king commanded that d the magicians, e the enchanters, the j sorcerers, and k the Chaldeans be summoned to tell the king his dreams. He was an old man and he had probably retired (Daniel 1:21). How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! Peace--the usual salutation in the East, shalom, whence "salaam." The trouble will be longer before it comes, or shorter when it does come. 1. Chapter 4 from a Bible commentary on the Book of Daniel written from an evangelical (non-critical) perspective. 2. in the palace--rather, upon the (flat) palace roof, whence he could contemplate the splendor of Babylon. O king . Daniel 4:7 Or Chaldeans Daniel 4:13 Or watchman ; also in verses 17 and 23 1. At the first announcement of the coming judgment he was alarmed, as Ahab ( 1 Kings 21:27 ), but did not thoroughly repent; so when judgment was not executed at once, he thought it would never come, and so returned to his former pride ( Ecclesiastes 8:11 ). Remember at the beginning of his letter, Nebuchadnezzar was bragging about the goodness of God. thought Nebuchadnezzar had built the new Babylon. No wonder none of Nebuchadnezzar’s counselors wanted to interpret the dream for him. All rights reserved. Book of Daniel Bible Study Commentary Chapter 4. Scripture: Daniel 4:34–35. What doest thou--( Job 9:12 , Romans 9:20 ). Daniel had his last dream about two years later. I thought it good--"It was seemly before me" ( Psalms 107:2-8 ). . Scripture: Daniel 4:34–35. Remember at the beginning of his letter, Nebuchadnezzar was bragging about the goodness of God. Daniel knew that the new Babylon was the creation of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 4:30), something previously thought untrue and only verified by recent archaeology. None Can Stay His Hand The Certain Triumph of the Gospel. : Nebuchadnezzar knew he could get an honest answer from Daniel, even when the truth was hard to bear. Sudden mental derangement often has the effect of annihilating the whole interval, so that, when reason returns, the patient remembers only the event that immediately preceded his insanity. Some call it generally, He was driven from men and ate grass like oxen, : There is no corresponding record of this seven-year (, ) period of insanity in the secular historical records of Babylon – exactly as we would expect, considering the customs of that time. The accomplishment of it in his running stark mad for seven years, and then recovering the use of his reason again, ver. ©2018 David Guzik – No distribution beyond personal use without permission. - Gleason L. Archer, Vol 7 Expositor’s Bible Commentary. (Dan 4:19-26) Daniel explains the rise and coming fall of Nebuchadnezzar. (Dan 4:19-26) Daniel explains the rise and coming fall of Nebuchadnezzar. Verses 1-3 Cyrus was the king after Darius. Belteshazzar--called so from the god Bel or Belus. I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace. honoured him--implying that the cause of his chastisement was that he had before robbed God of His honor. After he was recovered from his madness, he told to distant places, and wrote down for future ages, … Not only as members of God's council ( Daniel 7:10 , 1 Kings 22:19 , Psalms 103:21 , Zechariah 1:10 ) do they subscribe to His "decree," but that decree is in answer to their prayers, wherein they demand that every mortal who tries to obscure the glory of God shall be humbled [CALVIN]. It may seem strange that Daniel was not first summoned. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. No other instance in the cuneiform inscriptions occurs of a king recording his own inaction. So the king spoke, and said, "Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation trouble you." If you do not want that we track your visit to our site you can disable tracking in your browser here: We also use different external services like Google Webfonts, Google Maps, and external Video providers. 28-36. . Daniel 4:1. Longman’s commentary on Daniel is an example of one of the better works in the series. : Daniel genuinely cared for Nebuchadnezzar and was clearly affected by the meaning of the dream. Daniel 4, Expository Notes of Dr. Thomas Constable, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary provides notes on all 66 books of the Bible, and contain more than 7,000 pages of … Otherwise you will be prompted again when opening a new browser window or new a tab. 13. watcher and an holy one--rather, "even an holy one." God has not dealt unjustly or too severely with me; whatever I have suffered, I deserved it all. Now you, Belteshazzar, declare its interpretation, since all the wise. 24. decree of the Most High--What was termed in Daniel 4:17 by Nebuchadnezzar, "the decree of the watchers," is here more accurately termed by Daniel, "the decree of the Most High." EDICT OF NEBUCHADNEZZAR CONTAINING HIS SECOND DREAM, RELATING TO HIMSELF. "Seven" is the perfect number: a week of years: a complete revolution of time accompanying a complete revolution in his state of mind. His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; his dominion endures(F)from generation to generation. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. For He has placed particular kingdoms under the administration of angelic beings, subject to Him ( Daniel 10:13 Daniel 10:20 , 12:1 ). Therefore I issued a decree to bring in all the wise, Was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Commentary on Daniel 9:4-19 (Read Daniel 9:4-19) In every prayer we must make confession, not only of the sins we have been guilty of, but of our faith in God, and dependence upon him, our sorrow for sin, and our resolutions against it. Not many of the people went. Then he had the opportunity to humble himself and lift, I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him, : Nebuchadnezzar could only see the truth about. In a good sense ( Genesis 31:49 , Jeremiah 31:28 ). And as you have surely already surmised, the majority of the works listed on this page of Daniel Commentaries and Sermons are from sources that seek to interpret the text literally, and also interpret figurative language (e.g., the statute in Daniel 2, the 4 beasts in Daniel 7, etc) with a … The opposition between bestial and human life, set forth here, is a key to interpret the symbolism in the seventh chapter concerning the beasts and the Son of man. CHAPTER 4. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. years he ceased to lay out buildings, or to furnish with victims Merodach's altar, or to clear out the canals for irrigation. 3. (Dan 4:4-9) Only Daniel can explain the dream to Nebuchadnezzar. To download a pdf version (where the fonts come … The branches, the princes. HERODOTUS, the so-called "father of history," does not even mention Nebuchadnezzar. It was composed under the authority of a pagan. . signs--tokens significant of God's omnipotent agency. 1 King Nebuchadnezzar, To the nations and peoples of every language, who live in all the earth: May you prosper greatly! hairs . The plural is used, as it comprises the marvellous dream, the marvellous interpretation of it, and its marvellous issue. We may request cookies to be set on your device. The "I" is emphatic, by which he puts himself in the place of God; so the "my . At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. . Scarcely a figure in stone, or tablet, has been dug out of the rubbish heaps of Babylon, whereas Nineveh abounds in them; fulfilling Jeremiah 51:37 , "Babylon shall become heaps." . We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. : God gave Nebuchadnezzar twelve months to repent, and he probably forgot about the dream during that time – but God didn’t forget. 7:15,28; 8:27; 10:16,17). none . Jul 12, 2020. • Tremper Longman: 4 out 5 stars, “contains a wealth of information and careful exegetical insight… solidly conservative” • Desiring God: #1 recommended commentary on Daniel (tied) • John H. Walton and Andrew E. Hill: “Although somewhat brief, a well-researched and fresh conservative treatment of … as nothing--( Isaiah 40:15 Isaiah 40:17 ). my counsellors . eagles' feathers--matted together, as the hair-like, thick plumage of the ossifraga eagle. Satan has a huge interest in keeping us unnaturally silent about, the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for, : Nebuchadnezzar was a great king, but in this chapter he recognized that God’s kingdom was far greater and His dominion was completely unique because it is an. Nebuchadnezzar’s madness foreshadows the madness of Gentile nations in their rejection of God. Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream. The change is not in God, but in the sinner who repents. An acting over again of the fall; Adam, once lord of the world and the very beasts ( Genesis 1:28 ; so Nebuchadnezzar Daniel 2:38 ), would be a god ( Genesis 3:5 ); therefore he must die like the beasts ( Psalms 82:6 , 49:12 ). Several times in the book of Daniel, Daniel is spiritually and physically affected by the revelations he receives (cf. v1 I, King Nebuchadnezzar, send this message to everyone in the world. Daniel Chapter 4 Commentary: Nebuchadnezzar Goes Mad. These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our website and application for you in order to enhance your experience. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. How awful to Nebuchadnezzar to know that angels plead against him for his pride, and that the decree has been passed in the high court of heaven for his humiliation in answer to angels' demands! Mt 4:4, “But He answered and said, ‘ It is written, “ Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God. I was . We provide you with a list of stored cookies on your computer in our domain so you can check what we stored. Well, not quite that exciting but something very close - Nebuchadnezzar and the fiery furnace. Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of a Tree # 4:0 In Aramaic texts 4:1-3 is numbered 3:31-33, and 4:4-37 is numbered 4:1-34. How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! "Heaven ruling" (Daniel 4:26) is a figure of speech (metonymy) for God ruling, since God lives in heaven. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. You can also change some of your preferences. Daniel 4:1 In Aramaic texts 4:1-3 is numbered 3:31-33, and 4:4-37 is numbered 4:1-34. 1-18. (1-3) The opening of Nebuchadnezzar’s decree. . 1 I, Nebuchadnezzar, was tranquil in my house and flourishing in my palace. . The tree is the king. Compare the cases of Hezekiah, Isaiah 38:1-5 ; Nineveh, Jonah 3:5-10 , Jeremiah 18:7 Jeremiah 18:8 . one hour--the original means often "a moment," or "short time," as in Daniel 3:6 Daniel 3:15 . 6. his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation. Nebuchadnezzar abased to the dunghill, and then restored, was to have in himself an experimental proof of this ( Daniel 4:37 ). Daniel 4:1 "Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the … So the king spoke, and said, "Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation trouble you." We looked last time at Nebuchadnezzar and the temple of doom. the living--not as distinguished from the dead, but from the inhabitants of heaven, who "know" that which the men of the world need to the taught ( Psalms 9:16 ); the ungodly confess there is a God, but would gladly confine Him to heaven. Before, like the beasts, his eyes had been downward to the earth. 36. Daniel 4:2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me. i. . For months the judgement of God waited. 30. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. . : The announcement came to Nebuchadnezzar in the same words he heard in his dream. Click to enable/disable _gat_* - Google Analytics Cookie. 4. The form of insanity in which men think of themselves as animals and imitate the behavior of an animal has been observed. A. Nebuchadnezzar's Mental Illness (Daniel 4) William Blake, 'Nebuchadnezzar' (1795), monotype with watercolor, 43 x 53 cm., Tate Britain, London. 34. lifted up mine eyes unto heaven--whence the "voice" had issued ( Daniel 4:31 ) at the beginning of his visitation. Daniel 4 Commentary Help us reduce the maintenance cost of our online services. 1. But instead of being led to repentance by this kindness of God, the king became more proud, until he lost confidence in the interpretation of the dream, and laughed at his former fears. to thee it is spoken--Notwithstanding thy kingly power, to thee thy doom is now spoken, there is to be no further respite. So the hundred twenty years granted before the flood ( Genesis 6:3 ). they rest not day and night." . Babylon, that I have built--HERODOTUS ascribes the building of Babylon to Semiramis and Nitocris, his informant under the Persian dynasty giving him the Assyrian and Persian account. He condemns himself before the whole world, in order to glorify God. It is a mark of true contrition to condemn one's self, and justify God ( Psalms 51:4 ). The wish here is not so much against others, as for the king: a common formula ( 2 Samuel 18:32 ). This chapter continues the story of how the mighty ruler Nebuchadnezzar came to capitulate to the God of the captives he brought back from Judea. 4. Book of Daniel Bible Study Commentary Chapter 4. 35. all . Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works, : Nebuchadnezzar could not break free from his madness until God appointed the, . In a proclamation to "all people," and one designed to honor the God of the Hebrews, Nebuchadnezzar would naturally use the Hebrew name (derived from El, "God," the name by which the prophet was best known among his countrymen), as well as the Gentile name by which he was known in the Chaldean empire. Commentary on the book of Daniel Chapter 4 from a literal,historical and contextual perspective. 4 I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented(G)and prosperous.5 I had a dream(H)that made me afraid. (presumably an angel) explained the fate of the tree. . (10-17) The content of the dream: the rise and fall of a great tree. 4:1-18 The beginning and end of this chapter lead us to hope, that Nebuchadnezzar was a monument of the power of Divine grace, and of the riches of Divine mercy. But, saith Daniel, God ruleth not merely there, but "in the kingdom of men." 2 In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; h his spirit was troubled, and i his sleep left him. So "the kingdom of heaven" ( Matthew 4:17 ; Greek, "kingdom of the heavens") is a manifold organization, composed of various orders of angels, under the Most High ( Ephesians 1:20 Ephesians 1:21 , 3:10 , Colossians 1:16 ). The primitive revelation of the fall, and man's alienation from God, made "peace" to be felt as the first and deepest want of man. my." The Book of Daniel Chapter Four ... Daniel 4:1-18 The beginning of this chapter is a decree issued by King Nebuchadnezzar to all the people of his kingdom proclaiming the greatness of God towards him. The leaves, the soldiers. It is not the language of uncharitable hatred. This chapter is unique in all scripture. tranquillity--if haply thy present prosperity shall be prolonged. Salem Media Group. . stay his hand--literally, "strike His hand." Daniel 4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. 7:15,28; 8:27; 10:16,17). majesty was added--My authority was greater than ever before ( Job 42:12 , Proverbs 22:4 ; "added," Matthew 6:33 ). - Gleason L. Archer, Vol 7 Expositor’s Bible Commentary. Daniel . 4 with BAC Commentary. Punished with insanity for his haughtiness, he sinks to the level of the beasts (illustrating Psalms 49:6 Psalms 49:12).The opposition between bestial and human life, set forth here, is a key to interpret the symbolism in the seventh chapter concerning the beasts and the Son of man. 4. There is a notable absence of any record of acts or decrees by King Nebuchadnezzar during 582 to 575 BC. So the heathen historian, ABYDENUS, records. (28-33) Nebuchadnezzar is stricken with madness, and humbled. Nebuchadnezzar readily told his counselors this dream, but they, tell him what it meant. Daniel 3:4 - Then the herald loudly proclaimed: 'To you the command is given, O peoples, nations and men of every language, on StudyLight.org . 4:19 "Daniel. 1-18. Prosperous ( Job 15:32 ). Commentary on Daniel: Chapter 4 Daniel 4. Chapter 4 The penman of this chapter is Nebuchadnezzar himself: the story here recorded concerning him is given us in his own words, as he himself drew it up and published it; but Daniel, a prophet, by inspiration, inserts it in his history, and so it has become a part of sacred writ and a very memorable part. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . praised . Break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, : Nebuchadnezzar was not only counseled to. Daniel 4. (Read all of Daniel 4) Verse 1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. The interpretation of his dream by Daniel, who showed him that it was a prognostication of his own fall, advising him therefore to repent and reform, ver. The accomplishment of it in his running stark mad for seven years, and then recovering the use of his reason again, ver. Rashi 's Commentary: Show Hide. He didn’t. Daniel - Chapter 4 « Previous Chapter 3. The Orientals (as the East was the cradle of revelation) retained the word by tradition. 19-27. It was the first month of the year (Daniel 10:4). Proud member if . Image from striking the hand of another, to check him in doing anything ( Isaiah 43:13 , 45:9 ). trouble thee--Many despots would have punished a prophet who dared to foretell his overthrow. Daniel 4:1-37 . We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace. Scripture: Daniel 4:28–37. 2. . He impiously opposes his might to God's, as though God's threat, uttered a year before, could never come to pass. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. It is not one's talents, excellency, or noble birth, but God's will, which elevates to the throne. The idea of heavenly "watchers" under the supreme God (called in the Zendavesta of the Persian Zoroaster, Ormuzd) was founded on the primeval revelation as to evil angels having watched for an opportunity until they succeeded in tempting man to his ruin, and good angels ministering to God's servants (as Jacob, Genesis 28:15 , Genesis 32:1 Genesis 32:2 ). 31. Called a "watcher," because ever on the watch to execute God's will [JEROME], ( Psalms 103:20 Psalms 103:21 ). . This chapter is unique in all scripture. The "nails," by being left uncut for years, would become like "claws.". The NIVAC commentaries are hit and miss. Daniel 4 Commentary, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. shadow under it--implying that God's purpose in establishing empires in the world is that they may be as trees affording men "fruits" for "meat," and a "shadow" for "rest" (compare Lamentations 4:20 ). 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