Daniel 5:20
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New International Version
But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory.

New Living Translation
But when his heart and mind were puffed up with arrogance, he was brought down from his royal throne and stripped of his glory.

English Standard Version
But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was brought down from his kingly throne, and his glory was taken from him.

New American Standard Bible
"But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became so proud that he behaved arrogantly, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.

King James Bible
But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But when his heart was exalted and his spirit became arrogant, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken from him.

International Standard Version
But when he became arrogant and his spirit hardened, he was removed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.

NET Bible
And when his mind became arrogant and his spirit filled with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and his honor was removed from him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But when he became so arrogant and conceited that he became overconfident, he was removed from the royal throne. His honor was taken away from him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But when his heart made itself arrogant, and his spirit hardened itself in pride, he was deposed from the throne of his kingdom, and they took his glory from him:

King James 2000 Bible
But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

American King James Version
But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

American Standard Version
But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit hardened unto pride, he was put down from the throne of his kingdom, and his glory was taken away.

Darby Bible Translation
But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit hardened unto presumption, he was deposed from the throne of his kingdom, and they took his glory from him;

English Revised Version
But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened that he dealt proudly, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

Webster's Bible Translation
But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

World English Bible
But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

Young's Literal Translation
and when his heart was high, and his spirit was strong to act proudly, he hath been caused to come down from the throne of his kingdom, and his glory they have caused to pass away from him,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

5:18-31 Daniel reads Belshazzar's doom. He had not taken warning by the judgments upon Nebuchadnezzar. And he had insulted God. Sinners are pleased with gods that neither see, nor hear, nor know; but they will be judged by One to whom all things are open. Daniel reads the sentence written on the wall. All this may well be applied to the doom of every sinner. At death, the sinner's days are numbered and finished; after death is the judgment, when he will be weighed in the balance, and found wanting; and after judgment the sinner will be cut asunder, and given as a prey to the devil and his angels. While these things were passing in the palace, it is considered that the army of Cyrus entered the city; and when Belshazzar was slain, a general submission followed. Soon will every impenitent sinner find the writing of God's word brought to pass upon him, whether he is weighed in the balance of the law as a self-righteous Pharisee, or in that of the gospel as a painted hypocrite.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened it pride,.... When his heart was elated with his successes and victories, with the enlargement of his dominions, and with his grandeur and glory he had arrived unto; and his pride increased yet more, till he was strengthened and hardened in it: or, "to deal proudly" (u); and behave haughtily to God and man: or, "to do wickedly", as Jarchi interprets it; for pride and haughtiness of mind puts men, especially great men, kings and monarchs, on doing things extremely vile and wicked:

he was deposed from his kingly throne; not by his nobles and subjects, but by the hand of God, which struck him with madness, and made him unfit for government; obliged him to quit the throne, and to range among the beasts of the field, as is afterwards observed:

and they took his glory from him; the watchers, the angels, or the divine Persons that ordered the tree to be cut down to the roots, Daniel 4:14, or it may be rendered impersonally, "and his glory was taken from him" (w); his glory as a man, being deprived of his reason, and acting like a brute beast; and his glory as a king, which departed from him for a season, while he was driven from men, from his royal palace and court, and lived among beasts, and fed as they did, as follows:

(u) "ad superbe agendum", Junius & Tremellius; "ad superbiendum", Piscator, Michaelis; "ut superbe ageret", Cocceius. (w) "et gloria ejus ablata est", V. L.; "honor ejus translatus fuit", Michaelis.



Daniel 5:20 Additional Commentaries
Context
Daniel Interprets the Handwriting
19"Because of the grandeur which He bestowed on him, all the peoples, nations and men of every language feared and trembled before him; whomever he wished he killed and whomever he wished he spared alive; and whomever he wished he elevated and whomever he wished he humbled. 20"But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became so proud that he behaved arrogantly, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him. 21"He was also driven away from mankind, and his heart was made like that of beasts, and his dwelling place was with the wild donkeys. He was given grass to eat like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until he recognized that the Most High God is ruler over the realm of mankind and that He sets over it whomever He wishes.…
Cross References
Exodus 9:17
You still set yourself against my people and will not let them go.

2 Kings 17:14
But they would not listen and were as stiff-necked as their ancestors, who did not trust in the LORD their God.

2 Chronicles 36:13
He also rebelled against King Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him take an oath in God's name. He became stiff-necked and hardened his heart and would not turn to the LORD, the God of Israel.

Job 15:25
because he shakes his fist at God and vaunts himself against the Almighty,

Job 40:11
Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at all who are proud and bring them low,

Job 40:12
look at all who are proud and humble them, crush the wicked where they stand.

Isaiah 14:13
You said in your heart, "I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.

Jeremiah 13:18
Say to the king and to the queen mother, "Come down from your thrones, for your glorious crowns will fall from your heads."

Ezekiel 31:10
"'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: Because the great cedar towered over the thick foliage, and because it was proud of its height,

Daniel 4:30
he said, "Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory of my majesty?"

Daniel 4:31
Even as the words were on his lips, a voice came from heaven, "This is what is decreed for you, King Nebuchadnezzar: Your royal authority has been taken from you.

Daniel 4:37
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt and glorify the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just. And those who walk in pride he is able to humble.

Daniel 8:8
The goat became very great, but at the height of its power the large horn was broken off, and in its place four prominent horns grew up toward the four winds of heaven.

Daniel 11:36
"The king will do as he pleases. He will exalt and magnify himself above every god and will say unheard-of things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been determined must take place.
Treasury of Scripture

But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him:

when.

Daniel 4:30-33,37 The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have …

Exodus 9:17 As yet exalt you yourself against my people, that you will not let them go?

Exodus 18:11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing …

Job 15:25-27 For he stretches out his hand against God, and strengthens himself …

Job 40:11,12 Cast abroad the rage of your wrath: and behold every one that is …

Proverbs 16:5,18 Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though …

Isaiah 14:12-17 How are you fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how …

Luke 1:51,52 He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in …

Luke 18:14 I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than …

hardened.

1 Samuel 6:6 Why then do you harden your hearts, as the Egyptians and Pharaoh …

2 Kings 17:14 Notwithstanding they would not hear, but hardened their necks, like …

2 Chronicles 36:13 And he also rebelled against king Nebuchadnezzar, who had made him …

Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another daily, while it is called To day; lest any …

in pride. or, to deal proudly. deposed. Chal. made to come down.

Isaiah 47:1 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit …

Jeremiah 13:18 Say to the king and to the queen, Humble yourselves, sit down: for …

Jeremiah 48:18 You daughter that do inhabit Dibon, come down from your glory, and …

Ezekiel 30:6 Thus said the LORD; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall; and the …

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