ImmerseChronicles NLT - Page 179



4:27-37
D aniel
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“‘King Nebuchadnezzar, please accept my advice. Stop sinning and
do what is right. Break from your wicked past and be merciful to the
poor. Perhaps then you will continue to prosper.’
“But all these things did happen to King Nebuchadnezzar. Twelve
months later he was taking a walk on the flat roof of the royal palace in
Babylon. As he looked out across the city, he said, ‘Look at this great
city of Babylon! By my own mighty power, I have built this beautiful
city as my royal residence to display my majestic splendor.’
“While these words were still in his mouth, a voice called down
from heaven, ‘O King Nebuchadnezzar, this message is for you! You
are no longer ruler of this kingdom. You will be driven from human
society. You will live in the fields with the wild animals, and you will
eat grass like a cow. Seven periods of time will pass while you live this
way, until you learn that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the
world and gives them to anyone he chooses.’
“That same hour the judgment was fulfilled, and Nebuchadnezzar
was driven from human society. He ate grass like a cow, and he was
drenched with the dew of heaven. He lived this way until his hair was
as long as eagles’ feathers and his nails were like birds’ claws.
“After this time had passed, I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven.
My sanity returned, and I praised and worshiped the Most High and
honored the one who lives forever.
His rule is everlasting,
and his kingdom is eternal.
All the people of the earth
are nothing compared to him.
He does as he pleases
among the angels of heaven
and among the people of the earth.
No one can stop him or say to him,
‘What do you mean by doing these things?’
“When my sanity returned to me, so did my honor and glory and
kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored
as head of my kingdom, with even greater honor than before.
“Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and glorify and honor the King
of heaven. All his acts are just and true, and he is able to humble the
proud.”
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