EPH 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. According to the interpretation of the dream given by Daniel, which this voice from heaven confirms; ( See Gill on Daniel 4:25 ), where the same things are said as here. 4:32-33 "Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled" His malady is called lycantrophy or boanthrophy (cf. Commentary. 2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me. It follows, — They shall expel thee from among men, and thy habitation shall be with the beasts of the field — or of the country, — they shall make thee eat grass like oxen! The condition is described in a manner true to nature. Read Daniel 4:32. his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation. Daniel 4:23; Daniel 4:25; Daniel 4:32; Daniel 7:25). 30 The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? i. The resemblances between the narrative in Daniel and the Babylonian legend can hardly be accidental”: in both the king is on the roof of the palace; in the one case a prophetic voice declares to him that he will be driven from men, and have his abode with the beasts of the field, in the other he invokes a similar fate upon his nation’s foe. Nor do I explain it of months; the space of time would have been much too short. Daniel 4:32. בּנה designates, as בּנה more frequently, not the building or founding of a city, for the founding of Babylon took place in the earliest times after the Flood (Genesis 11), and was dedicated to the god Belus, or the mythic Semiramis, i.e., in the pre-historic time; but בּנה means the building up, the enlargement, the adorning of the city מלכוּ לבּית, for the house of the kingdom, i.e., for a royal residence; cf. The royalty of the Babylonian kingdom has its dwelling-place, its seat, in Babylon, the capital of the kingdom. And they shall drive thee from men … - See the note at Daniel 4:25. It was the mercy of God that thus clothed and accoutred him. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. Hence thou mayest know him to be the ruler. In these points he was like the beasts, in others like the rest of mankind. 29.) As I was lying in bed, the images and visions that passed through my mind terrified me. And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. Daniel 4:32-34 King James Version (KJV). Daniel 4:31. (32) They shall drive thee.—This verse is only slightly abridged from Daniel 4:25 by the omission of the clause “they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven.”. Berth., Hitz., and others find here that the author falls out of the role of the king into the narrative tone, and thus betrays the fact that some other than the king framed the edict. Daniel 4:2 Context. that is, when deprived of all delight, nay, of the commonest and plainest food, thou wilt find no other sustenance than that of oxen. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes." אמרין for the passive, as Daniel 3:4. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Daniel 4:32: Isaiah 14:12-15 Daniel 2:39 Matthew 26:39-44 Luke 17:5-10 2 Thessalonians : Daniel 4:31 : Daniel 4:33 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and … on StudyLight.org O king … to thee it is spoken—Notwithstanding thy kingly power, to thee thy doom is now spoken, there is to be no further respite. x. 29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. The madness that fell upon him induced him to forsake society, and to run to the woods and deserts, where he lived like a wild beast, his hairs growing long and thick, so as to be a substitute for clothing; and his nails strong and hooked, that he might the better climb trees and grub up the ground, in order to get roots and earth-nuts. The related expression ממלכה בּית, Amos 7:13. Whether tyrants obtain power, or sovereigns are pious and just, all are governed by God’s secret counsel, since otherwise there could be no king of the world. Lesson PPT TITLE Main Point: We will have peace when we understand that God is in control of everything. This, then, was an ordinary effect when Nebuchadnezzar began to feel God to be the ruler in the kingdom of men, since kings wish to place him somewhere between themselves and the multitude. 1. Then he proposed this end to induce Nebuchadnezzar to repent, as he required many blows for this purpose, according to the old proverb about the fool who can never be recalled to a sound mind without suffering calamity. Daniel 4:32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling [shall be] with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. 32 and you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. בּית stands in this connection neither for town nor for היכל (Daniel 4:29), but has the meaning dwelling-place. We need not fancy any change of nature; but he was cut off from all intercourse with men, and with the exception of a human form, he did not differ from the brutes, — nay, such was his deformity in his exile that, as we shall afterwards see, he became a horrid spectacle; — all the hairs of his body stood up and grew like eagles’ feathers; his claws were like those of birds. And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. Even "as to the eating of grass," as G. Rsch, in the Deutsch. He afterwards adds the kind of dominion, because God raises up whomsoever he pleases, and casts down others: God is not only supreme in the sense of sustaining’ all things by his universal providence, but because no one without his will obtains empire at all. ', To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. This malady, in which men regard themselves as beasts and imitate their manner of life, is called insania zoanthropica, or, in the case of those who think themselves wolves, lycanthropia. Even world leaders! Historical documents regarding this form of madness have been collected by Trusen in his Sitten, Gebr. Daniel 4:32, NIV: "You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like the ox. Hence, with the view of engraving this penalty more deeply in the hearts of all, he wished to protract it longer — I will not say to seven years, since I have previously expounded the certain number as put for an uncertain one, implying a long space of time. The prophecy goes to an end when it is realized, is fulfilled. According to the interpretation of the dream given by Daniel, which this voice from heaven confirms; See Gill on Daniel 4:25, where the same things are said as here. 1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. There is even some historical documentation supporting Nebuchadnezzar's period of madness. 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