Daniel 4:16
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New International Version
Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal, till seven times pass by for him.

New Living Translation
For seven periods of time, let him have the mind of a wild animal instead of the mind of a human.

English Standard Version
Let his mind be changed from a man’s, and let a beast’s mind be given to him; and let seven periods of time pass over him.

New American Standard Bible
"Let his mind be changed from that of a man And let a beast's mind be given to him, And let seven periods of time pass over him.

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Let his mind be changed from that of a man, and let him be given the mind of an animal for seven periods of time.

International Standard Version
Let his mind be changed from that of a man, and let him be given the mind of an animal until seven seasons of time pass by for him.

NET Bible
Let his mind be altered from that of a human being, and let an animal's mind be given to him, and let seven periods of time go by for him.

New Heart English Bible
Let his mind be changed from man's, and let an animal's mind be given to him; and let seven times pass over him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Let its human mind be changed, and give it the mind of an animal. Let it remain like this for seven time periods.

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.

New American Standard 1977
“Let his mind be changed from that of a man,
            And let a beast’s mind be given to him,
            And let seven periods of time pass over him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
let his heart be changed from a man's heart, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.

King James 2000 Bible
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.

American King James Version
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.

American Standard Version
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.

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

Darby Bible Translation
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.

English Revised Version
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.

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.

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.

Young's Literal Translation
his heart from man's is changed, and the heart of a beast is given to him, and seven times pass over him;
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-18 The beginning and end of this chapter lead us to hope, that 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 had 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 Divine judgments upon him for his pride, told the warnings he had in a dream or vision. The meaning was explained to him. The person signified, was to be put down from honour, and to be deprived of the use of his reason 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 Lord should see fit by such means to keep a sinner from multiplying crimes, or a believer from dishonouring his name, even the dreadful prevention would be far preferable to the evil conduct. God has determined it, as a righteous Judge, and the angels in heaven applaud. Not that the great 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, and especially beware of pride and forgetfulness of God.
Study Bible
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of a Great Tree
15"Yet leave the stump with its roots in the ground, But with a band of iron and bronze around it In the new grass of the field; And let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, And let him share with the beasts in the grass of the earth. 16"Let his mind be changed from that of a man And let a beast's mind be given to him, And let seven periods of time pass over him. 17"This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a command of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men."…
Cross References
Daniel 4:23
In that the king saw an angelic watcher, a holy one, descending from heaven and saying, "Chop down the tree and destroy it; yet leave the stump with its roots in the ground, but with a band of iron and bronze around it in the new grass of the field, and let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and let him share with the beasts of the field until seven periods of time pass over him,"

Daniel 4:25
that you be driven away from mankind and your dwelling place be with the beasts of the field, and you be given grass to eat like cattle and be drenched with the dew of heaven; and seven periods of time will pass over you, until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.

Daniel 4:32
and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field. You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven periods of time will pass over you until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.'

Daniel 11:13
"For the king of the North will again raise a greater multitude than the former, and after an interval of some years he will press on with a great army and much equipment.
Treasury of Scripture

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.

Let his. Here a transition is made from the tree to Nebuchadnezzar, whom it represented; the tree being lost sight of, a person came in its stead. This person having lost the heart, or disposition of a man, and conceiving himself a beast, should act as such, and herd among them.

be changed.

Daniel 4:32,33 And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with …

Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and …

Hebrews 1:11 They shall perish; but you remain; and they all shall wax old as does a garment;

Mark 5:4,5 Because that he had been often bound with fetters and chains, and …

Luke 8:27-29 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain …

seven times. That is, seven years, a [time] in the prophetic language denoting a [year].

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