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The Chaldeans threatened. DANIEL, II.

Daniei findeth the dream. ten times better than all the magi-1 B. C. 607. other that can show it before the cians and astrologers that were in

king, excepty the gods, whose all his realm.

s ch.6.28. dwelling h is not with flesh. 21 And Daniel continued 9 even 10.1. 12 For this cause the king was unto the first year of king Cvrus. He lived to angry and very furious, and comCHAPTER II.

see that glo- manded to destroy alli the wise 1 Nebuchadnezzar forgetteth his

rious time merr Bhu

men of Babylon.

of the redream : 14 It is revealed to Daniel.

13 And the decree went forth that

turn of his 31 The dream, and interpretation

people from

the wise men should be slain ; and thereof.

the Babylo. they sought Danel and his fellows AND in the second year of the

nian capti. to be slain. A reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Ne vity, though 11 T Then Daniel 4 answered with buchadnezzar dreamed dreams, he did not counsel and wisdom to Ariocl the wherewith a his spirit was troubled die then. So 5 captain of the king's guard, which and his sleep brake from him.

till is used, was gone forth to slay the Wise 2 Then the king commanded to Ps.110.1. men of Babylon : call the magicians, and the astrolo 112.8. 15 Ile answered and said to Ariochi gers, and the Sorcerers, and the CHAP. 2.)

the king's captain, Why is the deChaldeans, for to show the king his

cree so hasty froin the king? Then dreams. So they came and stood ach. 1.5. Arioch made the thing known to before the king


Daniel, 3 And the king said unto them, I


16 Then Daniel went in, and dehave dreamed a dream, and my

Job 33.15.

sired of the king that he would spirit was troubled to know the K 1.31 give him time, and that he would dream.

show the king the interpretation. 4 Then spake the Chaldeans to

1 made.

| 17 Then Daniel went to his house, the king in Syriac. O kiug. live nlc ch.3.29.

and made the thing known to Hafor ever: tell thy servants the

naniah, Mishael, and Azarialı his dream, and we will show the in c chí.5.16. companions : terpretation.

2 or, fee, 18 That k they would desire mer5 The king answered and said to ver.18, cies 6 of the God of heaven conthe Chaldeans, the thing is gone ch.5.17. cerning this secret, that Daniel from me: if ye will not make 3 or, buy, and his fellows should not perish known unto me the dream, with Ep.5.16. with the rest of the wise men of the interpretation thereof, ye shall f 13.41.23. Babylon. be 1 cut in pieces,cand your

19 9 Then was the secret revealhouses shall be made a dunghill.

ed unto Daniel in a night vision.. 6 But e if ye show the dream, and

wls ver.28.

Then Daniel blessed the God of

lih Is.66.1,2. the interpretation thereof, ye shall


i Mat.2.16. receive of me gifts, and a rewards,

4 returned.

| 20 Daniel answered and said, m and great honour: therefore show 3 chief of

Blessed be the name of God for me the dream and the interpreta

the execu

ever and ever: for wisdom n and tion thereor.

tioners, or, might are lis: ,7 They answered again and said, slaughter. 21 And he changeth the times o let the king tell his servants the men, or, and the seasons: hep removeth dream, and we will show the in chief mar. kings, and setteth up kings: heq terpretation of it.

shal, giveth wisdom unto the wise, and 8 The king answered and said, 1 Ge.37.36. knowledge to them that know unknow of certainty that ye would

Je.52.12, 14. derstanding. Sgain the time, because ye see the

ak ch.3.17.

| 22 He revealethr the deep and

Sa. 17.37. thing is gone from me.

2Ti 4.17,

secret things: he knoweths what 9 But if ye will not make known


is in the darkness, and the light t unto the the dream, there is but one from before dwelleth with him. decree for you; for ye have pre-i or, they

| 23 I thank thee, and praise thee,

23 I tha pared lying and corrupt words to should not 10 thou God of my fathers, who Speak before me, till the time be destroy

hast given me wisdom and might, changed: therefore tell me the Danil. and last made known unto me now drean, and if shall know that ye ? Nu.12.6. what we desired of thee: for thiou can show me the interpretation m Ps.50.23. Thast now hade known unto us the thereof.

n Je.32.19. king's matter. 10 & The Chaldeans answered o Ps.31.14,15. 214 Therefore Daniel went in before the king, and said, There is

p Ps.75.6,7. Suunto

unto Arioch, whom the king had not a man upon the earth that can

19 Pr. 2.6,7.

ordained to destroy the wise men show the king's matter: therefore

r Ps.25.14.
s matter werelores Ps. 139.11,


of Babylon: he went and said thus there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that


unto him ; Destroy not the wise maiz i ungs at any magician, H.4.13. of Babylon: bring me in before the or astrologer, or Chaldean.

it iTi.6.16. king, and I will show unto the kins ll And it is a rare thing that the lJno.1.5. the interpretation. king requireth, and there is none - - 25 Then Arioch brought in Dan !


ander kingdom hee shall of gold. **

Daniel interpreteth


the kings' dream. before the king in haste, and said B. C. 603. 1 38 And wheresoever the children thus unto him, I have found a

of men dwell, the beasts of the man of the captives of Judah that & That 1. field and the fowls of the heaven will make known unto the king

hath he given f into thine hand, and the interpretation.

waren op hath made thee ruler over them 26 The king answered and said to i .cap- all. Thou art this head of gold. Daniel, whose name was Beltene Belter tivity.

| 39 And after thee shall arise anshazzar, Art thou able to make u Is.47.13, 14. other kingdom inferiorg to thee, known unto me the dream which Geos and another third kingdom of I have seen, and the interpretation 41.16. brass, WHICII thereof?

all the earth. 27 Daniel answered in the pre- 10 hath made. 40 And the fourth kingdom shall sence of the king, and said, The 11 came up. be strong as iron: forasmuch as secret which the king hath de

iron breaketh in pieces and submanded cannot u the wise men W Am.4.13.

dueth all things : and as iron that the astrologers, the magicians, the Ac. 3.12. breaketh all these, shall it break in soothsayers, show unto the king ; 12 or, the in. pieces and bruise.

28 But v there is a God in heaven tent that 41 And whereas thou sa west the that revealeth secrets, and 10 mak the inter feet and toes, part of potters' clav, eth known to the king Nebuchad pretation and part of iron, the kingdom shall nezzar what shall be in the latter may be be divided; but there shall be in clays. Thy drean, and the visions made it of the strength of the iron, forasof thy head upon thy bed, are these;


much as thou sawest the iron 29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts 13 wast sce- mixed with miry clay. 11 came into thy mind upon thy bed, ing. 42 And as the toes of the feet were what should come to pass here- 14 or, sides. part of iron and part of clay, so the after: and w he that revealeth se

15 or, which

kingdom shall be partly strong, and crets maketh known to thee what

partly 16 broken.

was not in shall come to pass.


43 And whereas thou sawest iron 30 But as for me, this secret is not

mixed with miry clay, they shall revealed to me for any wisdom z y

mingle themselves with the seed that I have more than any living,

of men: but they shall not cleave but for 12 their sakes that shall z Ps. 1.4.

17 one to another, even as iron is make known the interpretation to Ho.13.3. not mixed with clay. the king, and that thou mightest a Ps.37.38. | 44 And in 18 the days of these know the thoughts of thy heart. Tas 22.3. kings shall the God i of heaven set 31 T Thou, O king, 13 sawest, and

up a kingdom which shall never be behold, a great image. This great CICO. 15.25. destroyed: and the 19 kingdom image, whose brightness was ex-d Ezr.7.12. shall not be left to other people, cellent, stood before thee, and the Is.47.5. but it shall break k in preces and form thereof was terrible.

Eze, 26.7. consume all these kingdoms, and it 32 This image's head was of fine Hos. 8. 10. shall stand for ever. gold, his breast and his arms of e Ezr. 1.2. 45 Forasmuch as thou savest that silver, his belly and his 14 thighs of

the stone was cut out of the mo:inbrass,


t ain 20 without hands, and that it 33 His legs of iron, his feet part of To brake in pieces the iron, the brass, iron and part of clay.

the clay, the silver, and the gold; 34 Thou sawest till that a stone g ch.5.28.

the great God hath made known to was cut 15 without y hands, which h ch.7.7,23. the king what shall come to pass smote the image upon his feet that 16 h

21 hereafter, and the dream is were of iron and clay, and brake

certain, and the interpretatioa

17 this with them to pieces.

thereof sure. 35 Then was the iron, the clay.


46 T Then the king Nebuchadthe brass, the silver, and the gold, 18 their. nezzar fell upon his face, and wor. broken to pieces together, and be- i Mi.4.7. shipped Daniel, and commanded came like the z chaff of the sum- Lu.1.32,33. that they should offer an oblal on mer threshing-floors; and the wind | 19 his

419 kingdom

and sweet odours unto him. carried them away, that no a place thereof.

147 The king answered unto was found for them : and the stone

niel, and said, Of a truth it is, that that smote the image became a k Ps. 2.9.

your God is a God of gods, and * great mountain, b and filled c the 20 which was Lord of kings, and a revealer of se whole earth.

not in crets, seeing thou couldest rereal 36 T This is the dream; and we hands. this secret. will tell the interpretation thereof 21 after this. | 48 Then the king made Daniel a before the king. 37 Thou, o king, art a king d of

great man, and gave him man I ver. 6.

great l gifts, and made bun ruler kings : fore the God of heaven m ch.4.9. over the whole province of Babr. hath given thee a kingdom, power,


lon, and chief of the m governors and strength, and glory.

over all the wise men of Babyioa

38 And where - of men dteil de la

field and the one


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Shadrach, &c. accused. 49 Then Daniel requested of the B. C. 603. and worslippeth, that he should be king, and n he set Shadrach, Me

cast into the midst of a burning shach, and Abed-nego, over the af- In ch.3.12. fiery furnace. furs of the proyince of Babylon :.

lo Es.2.19,

12 There are certain Jews whom but Daniel sat o in the gate of the lo


thou hast set f over the affairs of

the province of Babylon, Shadrach, CHAPTER III.

(CHẠP. 3.) Meshach, and Abed-nego, these Nebuchadnezzar setteth up a golden 2Ki. 19.17

men, o king, have 4 not regarded g imaye.

thee: they serve not thy gods, por ATEBUCHADNÉZZAR the king Ps.115.4. worship the golden image which I made a an image of gold, whose

&c. thou hast set up. height was threescore cubits, and Is.40.19,&c.) 13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in the breadth thereof six cubits: he Je. 16.20. his h rage and fury, commanded set it up in the plain of Dura, in Ac. 19.26. to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and the province of Babylon

1 with might,

Abed-nego. Then they brought 2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king ch.4.14.

these men before the king. sent to gather together the princes,

14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and the governors, and the captains, 1? they com said unto them, Is it 5 true, O ShaThe judges, the treasurers, the mand. drach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, counsellors, the sheriffs, and all bch.4.1. do not ye serve my gods, nor worthe rulers of the provinces, to come 6.25.

I ship the golden image which I to the dedication of the image 3 sumphony.

have set up ? which Nebuchadnezzar the king or, singing.

15 Now if ye be ready that at had set up.

$ what time ye hear the sound of 3 Then the princes, the governors. c Re, 13.15. the cornet, fiute, harp, sackbut, and captains, the judges, the trea-d Je.29.22. psaltery, and dulciner, and all surers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, le ver.4.5.

kinds of music, ye fall down i and and all the rulers of the provinces ch.2.1.

worship the image which I have were gathered together unto the l 6.21.

made; well:k but if ye worship not, dedication of the image that Ne- Ro, 13.7. ye shall be cast the same hour into buchadnezzar the king had set up;

ihe midst of a burning fiery furand they stood before the image

nace; and I who is that God that that Nebuchadnezzar had set up. J Ch.2.%. shall deliver you out of my hands?

4 Then a herald cried Ialoud, Tol4 set no re- 1 16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abedyou it is cominanded, ob people, gard upon. nego, answered and said to the Buations, and languages,

8 ch.6.13.

king, o Nebuchadnezzar, we are 5 That at what time ye hear the

not careful m to answer thee in sound of the cornet, flute, harp,

I this matter. sackbut, psaltery, 3 dulcimer, and 5 or, of pur- ! 17 If it be so, our God whom n we all kinds of music, ye fall down and pose, as serve is able to deliver us from worship the goldeii image that Ne- Ex.21.13.

the burning fiery furnace, and he buchadnezzar the king hath set i Lu.4.7,8. will deliver us out of thine hand, up:

k Ex.32.32.

king 6 And whosoc falleth not down" Lu. 13.9. 18 But if not, o be it known unto and worshippeth, shall the same by 5. thee, 0 king, that we will not hour be cast into the midst of al 2Ki. 18.33.

serve p thy gods, nor worship the burning fiery d furnace.

golden image which thou hast set 7 Therefore at that time, when alllm Mat. 10. 19. un. the people heard the sound of the n Ps. 121.5.7. 19 T Then was Nebuchadnezzar comet, flute, harp, sackbut, psal-1 Ac. 27,23, full of fury, q and the form of his tery, and all kinds of music, all the

25. visage was changed against Shajeople, the nations, and the lan-lo Job 13.15. (drach, Meslach, and Abed-nego: guages, fell down and worshipped! Ac.4.19. therefore he spake, and commandthe golden image that Nebuchado Ex. 20.3-5.

edr that they should heat the furnezzar the king had set up. ILe. 19.4.

mace one seven times more than it 8 Wherefore at that time cer

was wont to be heated. tai Chaldeans came near, and ac


20 And he commanded the 7 most cused the Jews.

q Is.51.13. mighty men that were in his army They soake and said to the king Lu. 12.4,5. to bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Nebuchadnezzar, o king, live e for Pr. 16.14. Abed-nego, and to cast them into ever.

21.24. the burning nery furnace. 10 Thou. O king, hast made a de-1 27.3,4. | 21 Then these men were bound in Cree, that every man that shall 7 mighty of their 8 coats, their hosen, and their hear the sound of the cornet, flute,l strength. 1 9 hats, and their other garments,


and were cast into the midst of the

or, mantles. burning fiery furnace. mer, and all kinds of music, shall fall down and worshis the golden 9 or, turbans. 22 Therefore because the king's image:

10 word. 10 commandment was urgent, and 11 And whoso falleth not down

the furnace exceeding hot, the 2 H 769


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The king blesseth God.


He relateth his dream. 11 flame of the fire slew those mens! B. C. 580. 3 How great are his signs !d and that took up Shadrach, Meshach,

how mighty are his wonders! e his and Abed-nego.

7 11 or, spark. kingdom is an everlasting f king23 And these three men, Sha-sch.6.24. doni, and his dominion y is from drach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, 12 or, gover generation to generation. fell down bound into the midst of nors. ITINebuchadnezzar was at rest the burning fiery furnace.

1 Is.43.2

in mine house, and flourishing in 24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the

13 there is no my palace: king was astonied, and rose up in

hurt in

| 5 I saw a dream which made me

them. haste, and spake, and said unto

afraid, and the thoughts upon my

u Pr.30.4. his 12 counsellors, Did not we cast


bed and the visions of my head three men bound into the midst of

| Ro.1.4.

tronbled me. the fire ! They answered and sad 14 door. 6 Therefore made 1 a decree to unto the king, True, o king.

v Ga,1,10. bring in all the wise men of Baby23 He answered and said, LO, I see w Ge. 14.18. lon before me, that they might four men loose, walking t in the x Is.13.2. make known unto me the interpremidst of the fire, and 13 they have He. 11.31. tation of the dream. no hurt; and the form of the fourth yGe. 19.15,16. 7 Then h came in the magicians, is like the Son of God.

P5.31.7,. the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and 26 Then Nebuchadnezzar came

He. 1.11.

the soothsayers; and I told the near to the 14 mouth of the burn

vurnz ch.6.22,23.

dream before them ; but they did

Je. 17.7. ing fery furnace, and spake, and

a Ro.12.1.

not nuke known unto me the 10said, Shadrach, Meshach, and

He. 11.37.

terpretation thereof. Abed-nego, yev servants of the 15 a decree is

89 But at the last Daniel came in most high God, come forth, and made tu before me, (whose name i 2005 come hither. Then Shadrach, Me


Belteshazzar, according to the shach, and Abed-nego, came forth B ch.6.26,27. name of my god, and in whom is of the midst of the fire.

15 error. the spirit k of the holy gods:) and 27 And the princes, governors, and 17 made. before hum I told the dream, 1.10. captains, and the king's counsel-1c ch.2.5. 90 Belteshazzar, master of the lors, being gathered together. saw 18 made to

magicians, because I know that the these meli, upon whose bodies the prosper.

spirit of the holy gods is in thee, fire had no power, nor was an (CHAP. 4.) and no secret troubleth I ther, tell hair of their head singed, neither a ch.3.4. me the visions of my dream thal were their coats changed, nor the 6.25.27. have seen, and the interpretation smell of fire had passed on theni. Pe. 1.2.

thereof. 28 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake. It was 10 Thus were the visions of mine and said, Blessed be the God of seemly be head in my bed ; I ? saw, and be

fore me. Shadrachi, Meshach, and Abed

hold, a m tree in the must of the

c ch.3.26. nego, who hath sent his angel, yo

earth, and the height thereof wos and delivered his servants that

great. trusted z in him, and have changed d De.4.34. 11 The tree grew, and was strong, the king's word, and yielded their al Ps. 105.27. and the height thereof reached boilies, that they might not serve He.2.4. unto heaven, and the sight there nor worship any god except their e Ps.72.18. to the end of all the earth. Own God.

Is.25. 1. 12 The leaves thereof were fair and 29 Therefore 15 I make a decree,bl fch.2.44. the fruit thereot much, and in That every people, nation, and Re.11.15. was meat for all : the beasts not language, which speak any 16 thing Job 25.2. the field had shadow o under it amiss against the God of Shadrach, Pe.4.11. and the fowls of the heren die Meshach, and Abed-nego, shall beh ch.2.1.2.

in the boughs thereof, and all del 17 cut in pieces, c and their houses in


was fed of it. shall be made a dunghill: because

13 I saw in the visions of mr head

Nu.11.17. there is no god that can deliver

upon my bed, and, behin, a

Is. 63.11. after this sort.

watcher p and an holy a one can

all Is.33.18. 30 Then the king 18 promoted 15

down from heaven; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed

a Mel 51.14.

14 He cried 3 aloud, and sand thus. ince of Pabulon. 2 was seeing. Hewr down the tree, audu CHAPTER IV.

m Eze.31.3, his branches, shake vil his le Daniel heareth Nebuchadnezzar's in Eze. 17.23. and scatter lus frut: let the *** dream, and interpreleth it. o La.1.20.

get away from under it, and bu NEBUCHADNEZZAR the king,

in p ver.17.23. fowls from his branches I unto a all people, nations, and

9 Mat.25.31.

: 15 Nevertheless leave the sty

Re. 14.10. languages, that dwell in all the rith nice of mus rools in the earth, even .' . earth, Peace 6 be multiplied unto ch.3.1.

a band of iron and brass, in you,

r Mat.3. 10.

tendor grass of the title, u l 2 1 I thought it good to show the Lu. 13.7. be wet with the dew of heaven Signs and wonders that the high c s Job 14.7-9. let his portion be with gle cas God hath wrought toward me.

the grass of the earth:

The dream interpreted.


The story of the event. 16 Let his heart be changed t from B. C. 580. as oxen, and they shall wet thee man's, and let a beast's heart be

with the dew of heaven, and seven given unto him; and let sevent Is.6.10.

times shall pass over thee, till thou times il pass over him.

know that the Most Highk ruleth 17 This matter is by the decree yu ch.12.7. in the kingdom of men, and giveth of the watchers, and the demand

it to whonisoever he will. by the word of the holy ones: to v ver. 13, 14. 26 And whereas they commanded the itent that the living may ...0 16.0 to leave the stup of the tree know that the Most High x ruleih

roots: thy kingdom shall be sure in the kingdom of men, and giveth aver.25,32,35. unto thee, after that thou shalt it to whomsoever y he will, and

have known that the heavens l do setteth up over it the basest z of er it the basest of y Ps.75,6,7.

rule. men.

2 Ex.9.16. 27 Wherefore, 0 kiny, let my 18 This dream I king Nebuchad Ki.21.25. Counsel be acceptable unto thee, nezzar have seen. Now thou, O 2Ki.21.6, and break off'm thy sins by rightBelteshazzar, declare the interpre

&c. eousness, and thine iniquities by tation thereof, forasmuch a as all

2Ch.28. 22. showing mercy to the poor; if n it the wise min of my kingdom are

may be 4 a lengthening of thy not able to make known unto me

a ver.8.

tranquillity. the interpretation : but thou art ver.9. 29 9 All this came upon the king able; for the spirit of the holy gods

Nebuchadnezzar. is in thee.

c252.18.32.1 29 At the end of twelve months he 19 Then Daniel, (whose name Je.29.7. walked 5 in the palace of the kingwas Belteshazzar,) was astonied d ver. 10-12. doni of Babylon. for one hour, and his thoughts

30 The king spake o and said, Is troubled bhim. The king spake e ch.2.38. not this great Babylon, that I have and said, Belteshazzar, let not the

built for the house of the kingdom Cream, or the interpretation there.

f Je.27.6-8.

by the might of my power, and for ronble thee Belteshazzar an- ver. 13. 14. the honour of my majesty? swered and said, My lord, the hver 33.

| 31 Whilep the word was in the dream be to them c that hate thee,

king's mouth, there fell a voice and the interpretation thereof to i Ps.106.20. from heaven, saying, O king Nebuthme enemies.

chadnezzar, to thee it is spoken; 20 The tree d that thou sawest,

www The

The kingdom is departed from which grew, and was strong, whose k Ps.83.18. thee: height reached unto the heaven,

11: Mat.5.31.

32 And a they shall drive thee

1 and the sight thereof to all the Lu 15.18 21. I from men, and thy dweung earth;

be with the beasts of the field: they 21 Whose leaves were fair, and m Is.55.7. shall make ihee to eat grass as the fruit thereof much, and in it was

oxen, and seven times shall pass meat for all; under which the n PS.41.1,2. over thee, until thou know that beasts of the field dwelt, and upon 4 or, an heal the Most High ruleth in the kingwhose branches the fowls of the ing of thine dom of men, and giveth it to heaven had their habitation:

error. whomsoever he will. 22 It is thou, e 0 king, that art sor, u pon. 33. The same nout grown and become strong: for thy

fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: greatness is grown, and reacheth Lu.12.19,20. and he was driven from men, and nuto heaven, and thy dominion f to p ITh.5.3. did eat grass as oxen, and his body the end of the earth. 23 And whereas

was wet with the dew of heaven,

9 ver.25,26. the king saw a

till his hairs were grown like watcher and an holy one coming rch. 12.7. eagles' feathers, and his nails like down from heaven, and saying, Ro

birds' claws. Hew the tree down, and destroy it; le ch.2.41. 31 And at the end of the days I et leave the stump of the roots

Nebuchadnezzar lifted up nine hereof in the earth, even with a Ps. 10.16. eves unto heaven, and mine underband of iron and brass, in the ten- Je, 10.10. standing returned unto me, and I der grass of the field; and let it be Mi.4.7. blessed the Most High, and I praised wet with the dew of heaven, and Lu.1.33. and honoured himr that liveth for bet his portion be with the beasts t Ps.90.1. ever, whose dominion is an everof the field, till seven times pass

lasting s dominion, and his kingover him;

u Is.40.15, 17. don is from generationt to genera24 This is the interpretation, Ou Ps. 11.3.

tion: King, and this is the decree of the


35 And u all the inhabitants of the lost High, wbich is come upon my

earth are reputed as nothing: and for the king:

w Is.43.13. hev doeth according to his will in 25 That they shall drive h thee x Job 9.12. the army of heaven, and among the from men, and thy dwelling shall Is.45.9. inhabitants of the earth : and none te with the beasts of the field, and R9.9.20. can stay w his hand, or say unto They shall make thee to eat grass il

-him, What doest thou.

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