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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Daniel 4:16


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    King James Bible - Daniel 4:16

    Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.

    World English Bible

    let his
    heart be changed from man's, and let an animal's heart be given to him; and let seven times pass over him.

    Douay-Rheims - Daniel 4:16

    Let his
    heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given him; and let seven times pass over him.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    Let his
    heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given to him; and let seven times pass over him.

    Original Hebrew

    לבבה
    3825 מן 4481 אנושׁא 606 ישׁנון 8133 ולבב 3825 חיוה 2423 יתיהב 3052 לה  ושׁבעה 7655  עדנין 5732 יחלפון 2499 עלוהי׃ 5922

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    VERSE (16) -
    :32,33 Isa 6:10 Heb 1:11 Mr 5:4,5 Lu 8:27-29

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 4:16

    Su corazón sea mudado de corazón de hombre, y le sea dado corazón de bestia, y pasen sobre él siete tiempos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Daniel 4:16

    Verse 16. Let his
    heart be changed] Let him conceive himself to be a beast, and act as such, herding among the beasts of the field.

    Let seven times pass over him.] Let him continue in this state for seven years. I knew a man who was thus changed in his heart-in his imagination.

    He believed himself to be a bear, and would imitate the ursal growl, &c.; and the case did not appear to be hypochondriacal. Whether he ever came to sound mind, I know not.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 16. Let his heart be changed from man’s , etc.] Not as to the substance, but as to the quality: and let a beast’s heart be given unto him ; from a human heart, let it be changed into a brutal one; let him be deprived of the use of reason, and have no more exercise of it than a brute has; let him be wholly governed by the animal senses, and behave and act as a beast does; be as senseless, stupid, and savage, as that: and such a heart Nebuchadnezzar had; not that his rational soul departed from him, then he must have died; but the powers of it were sadly vitiated and depraved; his understanding, imagining himself to be a beast, not a man; his judgment, in not distinguishing the actions of a beast from those of a man; his memory of things past utterly failed; he forgot what he had been, and was; his will, inclination, and fancy, were towards brutal things, and ran upon deserts, fields, and grass; and he shunned the society of men: and let seven times pass over him : while in this condition; let him remain so long in it; not seven months, as Abarbinel, and others; nor seven half years, or three years and a half, as some in Theodoret; dividing the year into two parts, summer and winter; and suppose, that seven of these seasons passed over him before he recovered; but seven years are meant, as Jarchi, Saadiah, and Jacchiades, as the phrase is used in ( Daniel 7:25 12:7), so many years the temple of Solomon was building, which Nebuchadnezzar had destroyed, and so long this madness must remain upon him: no notice is taken of this affair by Heathen writers, only Abydenus says, that being under a divine afflatus, he foretold the destruction of the Babylonian empire by a Persian mule (meaning Cyrus), and by a Mede, and immediately, hfanisto , he disappeared; which some have understood of this time of his madness, which quickly followed upon this dream.
    Matthew Henry Commentary
    Nebuchadnezzar acknowledges the
    power of Jehovah. (Dan. 4:1-18) Danie interprets his dream. (Dan. 4:19-27) The fulfilment of it. (Dan 4:28-37)

    Dan. 4:1-18 The beginning and end of this chapter lead us to hope, tha Nebuchadnezzar was a monument of the power of Divine grace, and of the riches of Divine mercy. After he was recovered from his madness, he told to distant places, and wrote down for future ages, how God ha justly humbled and graciously restored him. When a sinner comes to himself, he will promote the welfare of others, by making known the wondrous mercy of God. Nebuchadnezzar, before he related the Divin judgments upon him for his pride, told the warnings he had in a drea or vision. The meaning was explained to him. The person signified, wa to be put down from honour, and to be deprived of the use of his reaso seven years. This is surely the sorest of all temporal judgments Whatever outward affliction God is pleased to lay upon us, we have cause to bear it patiently, and to be thankful that he continues the use of our reason, and the peace of our consciences. Yet if the Lor should see fit by such means to keep a sinner from multiplying crimes or a believer from dishonouring his name, even the dreadful preventio would be far preferable to the evil conduct. God has determined it, a a righteous Judge, and the angels in heaven applaud. Not that the grea God needs the counsel or concurrence of the angels, but it denotes the solemnity of this sentence. The demand is by the word of the holy ones God's suffering people: when the oppressed cry to God, he will hear Let us diligently seek blessings which can never be taken from us, an especially beware of pride and forgetfulness of God.

    Dan. 4:19-27 Daniel was struck with amazement and terror at so heavy judgment coming upon so great a prince, and gives advice with tenderness and respect. It is necessary, in repentance, that we no only cease to do evil, but learn to do good. Though it might not wholl prevent the judgment, yet the trouble may be longer before it comes, or shorter when it does come. And everlasting misery will be escaped by all who repent and turn to God.

    Dan. 4:28-37 Pride and self-conceit are sins that beset great men. The are apt to take that glory to themselves which is due to God only While the proud word was in the king's mouth, the powerful word cam from God. His understanding and his memory were gone, and all the powers of the rational soul were broken. How careful we ought to be not to do any thing which may provoke God to put us out of our senses God resists the proud. Nebuchadnezzar would be more than a man, but God justly makes him less than a man. We may learn to believe concernin God, that the most high God lives for ever, and that his kingdom i like himself, everlasting, and universal. His power cannot be resisted When men are brought to honour God, by confession of sin an acknowledging his sovereignty, then, and not till then, they may expec that God will honour them; not only restore them to the dignity the lost by the sin of the first Adam, but add excellent majesty to them from the righteousness and grace of the Second Adam. Afflictions shal last no longer than till they have done the work for which they wer sent. There can be no reasonable doubt that Nebuchadnezzar was a tru penitent, and an accepted believer. It is thought that he did not liv more than a year after his restoration. Thus the Lord knows how to abase those that walk in pride, but gives grace and consolation to the humble, broken-hearted sinner who calls upon Him __________________________________________________________________


    Original Hebrew

    לבבה 3825 מן 4481 אנושׁא 606 ישׁנון 8133 ולבב 3825 חיוה 2423 יתיהב 3052 לה  ושׁבעה 7655  עדנין 5732 יחלפון 2499 עלוהי׃ 5922


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