1 'I, Nebuchadnezzar, was living comfortably in my house, prosperously in my palace.
Dan 6:25 Dan 3:4 1Chr 12:18 1Pet 1:2 Eph 1:2 Ezra 4:17 1Tim 1:2
2 I had a dream; it appalled me. Dread assailed me as I lay in bed; the visions that passed through my head tormented me.
Dan 3:26 Ps 66:16 Acts 22:3-16 Acts 26:9-16 Josh 7:19 Ps 51:14 Ps 71:18
3 So I decreed that all the sages of Babylon be summoned to explain to me what the dream meant.
Dan 2:44 Dan 7:14 Isa 25:1 Ps 105:27 1Tim 1:17 Dan 4:34-35 Dan 6:26-27
4 Magicians, soothsayers, Chaldaeans and exorcists came, and I told them what I had dreamt, but they could not interpret it for me.
Isa 47:7-8 1Thess 5:2-3 Ezek 28:2-5 Ezek 28:17 Ezek 29:3 Isa 56:12 Jer 48:11
5 Daniel, renamed Belteshazzar after my own god, and in whom the spirit of the holy gods resides, then came into my presence. I told him my dream:
Dan 2:1 Dan 2:28-29 Dan 5:5-6 Dan 5:10 Dan 7:28 Gen 41:1 Job 7:13-14
6 ' "Belteshazzar, chief of magicians," I said, "I know that the spirit of the holy gods resides in you and that no mystery puts you at a loss. This is the dream I have had; tell me what it means.
Dan 2:2 Gen 41:7-8 Isa 8:19 Isa 47:12-14
7 ' "The visions that passed through my head as I lay in bed were these: I saw a tree in the middle of the world; it was very tall.
Isa 44:25 Dan 2:7 Jer 27:9-10 2Tim 3:8-9 Dan 2:1-2 Dan 2:10 Dan 2:27
8 The tree grew taller and stronger, until its top reached the sky and it could be seen from the very ends of the earth.
Dan 1:7 Dan 4:18 Dan 5:14 Dan 2:11 Dan 4:9 Dan 5:11-12 Isa 46:1
9 Its foliage was beautiful, its fruit abundant, in it was food for all. For the wild animals it provided shade, the birds of heaven nested in its branches, all living creatures found their food on it.
Dan 2:48 Dan 5:11 Dan 4:8 Dan 1:20 Dan 4:5 Ezek 28:3 Gen 41:38
10 ' "I watched the visions passing through my head as I lay in bed: Next, a Watchful One, a holy one, came down from heaven.
Dan 4:5 Dan 4:20-26 Ezek 31:3-18 Isa 10:33-34 Jer 12:2 Ps 37:35-36
11 At the top of his voice he shouted: Cut the tree down, lop off its branches, strip off its leaves, throw away its fruit; let the animals flee from its shelter and the birds from its branches.
Dan 4:21-22 Deut 9:1 Gen 11:4 Matt 11:23
12 But leave the stump with its roots in the ground, bound with hoops of iron and bronze, in the grass of the countryside. Let it be drenched by the dew of heaven and have its lot with the animals, eating grass!
Ezek 17:23 Lam 4:20 Luke 13:19 Ezek 31:6-7 Jer 27:6-7 Mark 13:32 Matt 13:32
13 Let it cease to have a human heart, and be given the heart of a beast, and seven times shall pass over him!
Deut 33:2 Dan 7:1 Dan 8:13 Dan 4:5 Dan 4:23 Jude 1:14 Ps 89:7
14 Such is the sentence proclaimed by the Watchers, the verdict announced by the holy ones- so that every living thing may learn that the Most High rules over human sovereignty; he confers it on whom he pleases, and raises the lowest of humankind.
Matt 3:10 Dan 4:23 Ezek 31:12-13 Dan 3:4 Dan 4:12 Luke 3:9 Luke 13:7-9
15 ' "This was the dream I had-I, Nebuchadnezzar the king. Now it is for you, Belteshazzar, to pronounce on its meaning, since not one of the sages in my kingdom has been able to interpret it for me; you, however, can do so, since the spirit of the holy gods resides in you."'
Job 14:7-9 Dan 4:25-27 Ezek 29:14-15
16 Daniel, known as Belteshazzar, was confused for a time and upset. The king said, 'Belteshazzar, do not be upset at the dream and its meaning.' Belteshazzar answered, 'My lord, may the dream apply to those who hate you, and its meaning to your foes!
Dan 4:23 Dan 4:25 Dan 4:31-33 Dan 7:25 Dan 11:13 Dan 12:7 Isa 6:10
17 The tree you saw, so large and strong and tall that it reached the sky and could be seen throughout the world,
Dan 4:25 1Sam 2:8 Dan 11:21 Dan 2:21 Dan 5:18-21 Jer 27:5-7 Exod 9:16
18 the tree with beautiful foliage and abundant fruit, with food for all in it, providing shade for the wild animals, with the birds of heaven nesting in its branches:
Dan 5:8 Dan 5:15 Gen 41:8 Dan 4:7-9 Gen 41:15 1Kgs 14:2-3 Amos 3:7
19 that tree is yourself, Your Majesty, for you have grown great and strong; your stature is now so great that it reaches the sky, and your empire extends to the ends of the earth.
Dan 7:28 Dan 8:27 Dan 10:16-17 1Sam 3:17 2Sam 18:31-32 Dan 4:4-5 Dan 4:24
20 'And the Watchful One seen by the king, the holy one coming down from heaven and saying, "Cut the tree down and destroy it, but leave stump and roots in the ground, bound with hoops of iron and bronze in the grass of the countryside; let it be drenched by the dew and have its lot with the wild animals until seven times have passed over":
Dan 4:10-12 Ezek 31:3 Ezek 31:16
21 the meaning of this, Your Majesty, the verdict of the Most High passed on my lord the king, is this:
22 You will be driven from human society and will make your home with the wild animals, you will feed on grass, as oxen do, you will be drenched by the dew of heaven; seven times will pass over you until you have learnt that the Most High rules over human sovereignty and confers it on whom he pleases.
2Sam 12:7 Dan 2:37-38 Jer 27:6-8 2Chr 28:9 Dan 5:18-23 Gen 11:4 Gen 28:12
23 'And the order, "Leave the stump and roots of the tree", means that your kingdom will be kept for you until you come to understand that Heaven rules all.
Dan 5:21 Dan 4:13-16
24 May it please the king to accept my advice: by upright actions break with your sins, break with your crimes by showing mercy to the poor, and so live long and peacefully.'
Ps 107:40 Isa 46:10-11 Job 40:11-12 Dan 4:17 Isa 14:24-27 Isa 23:9 Job 1:12-19
25 This all happened to King Nebuchadnezzar.
Dan 4:17 Jer 27:5 Ps 83:18 Dan 2:21 Ps 106:20 Dan 5:21-31 Job 30:3-8
26 At the end of twelve months, while strolling on the roof of the royal palace in Babylon,
Dan 4:15 Dan 2:37 Dan 4:23 Luke 15:18 Luke 15:21 Matt 5:34 Matt 21:20
27 the king was saying, 'Great Babylon! Was it not built by me as a royal residence, by the force of my might and for the majesty of my glory?'
Acts 8:22 Isa 55:6-7 Jonah 3:9 Jas 4:8-10 Luke 11:41 1Kgs 21:29 Ezek 18:7
28 The words were not out of his mouth when a voice came down from heaven: 'Of you, King Nebuchadnezzar, it is decreed: the empire has been taken from you,
Num 23:19 Zech 1:6 Matt 24:35 Prov 10:24
29 you will be driven from human society and will make your home with the wild animals; you will feed on grass, as oxen do, and seven times will pass over you until you have learnt that the Most High rules over human sovereignty and gives it to whom he pleases.'
1Pet 3:20 2Pet 3:9-10 2Pet 3:15 Eccl 8:11 Gen 6:3 Rev 2:21
30 The words were immediately fulfilled: Nebuchadnezzar was driven from human society and ate grass as oxen do; he was drenched by the dew of heaven; his hair grew like an eagle's feathers, and his nails became like a bird's talons.
Prov 16:18 1Pet 5:5 Luke 14:11 Ps 49:20 Ps 73:8 Rev 16:19 Rev 17:5
31 'When the time was over, I, Nebuchad- nezzar, raised my eyes to heaven: my reason returned. And I blessed the Most High, praising and glorifying him who lives for ever, for his empire is an everlasting empire, his kingship endures, age after age.
Luke 12:20 Acts 9:3-5 Matt 3:17 Rev 16:7 1Sam 13:14 1Sam 15:23 1Thess 5:3
32 All who dwell on earth count for nothing; as he thinks fit, he disposes the army of heaven and those who dwell on earth. No one can arrest his hand or ask him, "What have you done?"
Dan 5:21 Jer 27:5 Job 12:18-21 Prov 8:15-16 Dan 4:14-17 Dan 4:25-26 Exod 8:10
33 'At that moment my reason returned and, for the honour of my royal state, my glory and splendour returned too. My counsellors and noblemen acclaimed me; I was restored to my throne, and to my past greatness even more was added.
Dan 4:25 Dan 4:32 1Thess 5:2 Dan 5:5 Dan 5:21 Isa 30:14 Job 20:5
34 And now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, extol and glorify the King of heaven, all of whose deeds are true, all of whose ways are right, and who can humble those who walk in pride.'
Dan 12:7 Rev 4:10 Jer 10:10 Dan 6:26 Dan 2:44 Luke 1:33 Dan 4:32