|New International Version (© 2011)|
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.
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.
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.
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;
Daniel 4:16 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
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, etc.; and the case did not appear to be hypochondriacal. Whether he ever came to sound mind, I know not.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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.
Daniel 4:32,33 And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make you to eat grass as oxen...
Isaiah 6:10 Make the heart of this people fat, and make their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes...
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 the chains had been plucked asunder by him...
Luke 8:27-29 And when he went forth to land, there met him out of the city a certain man, which had devils long time, and ware no clothes...
seven times. That is, seven years, a [time] in the prophetic language denoting a [year].
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Daniel 4:23 "Your Majesty saw a holy one, a messenger, coming down from heaven and saying, 'Cut down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump, bound with iron and bronze, in the grass of the field, while its roots remain in the ground. Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven; let him live with the wild animals, until seven times pass by for him.'
Daniel 4:25 You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like the ox and be drenched with the dew of heaven. 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.
Daniel 4:32 You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like the ox. 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."
Daniel 11:13 For the king of the North will muster another army, larger than the first; and after several years, he will advance with a huge army fully equipped.