Because of the greatness that He bestowed on him, all peoples, nations, and men of every language trembled in fear before him. He killed whom he wished and kept alive whom he wished; he exalted whom he wished and humbled whom he wished.
Cross ReferencesRevelation 5:9
And they sang a new song: "Worthy are You to take the scroll and open its seals, because You were slain, and by Your blood You purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.
2 Kings 25:28
And he spoke kindly to Jehoiachin and set his throne over the thrones of the kings who were with him in Babylon.
I handed it over to the ruler of the nations, for him to deal with it according to its wickedness. I have banished it.
This response made the king so angry and furious that he gave orders to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
So the decree went out that the wise men were to be executed, and men went to look for Daniel and his friends to execute them.
And whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into the burning fiery furnace."
This decision is the decree of the watchers, the verdict declared by the holy ones, so that the living will know that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of mankind, and gives it to whom He wishes, setting over it the lowliest of men.'
Then a mighty king will arise, who will rule with great authority and do as he pleases.
The invader will do as he pleases, and no one will stand against him. He will establish himself in the Beautiful Land, with destruction in his hand.
Then the king will do as he pleases and will exalt and magnify himself above every god, and he will speak monstrous things against the God of gods. He will be successful until the time of wrath is completed, for what has been decreed must be accomplished.
Chapter Outline1. Belshazzar's impious feast.
5. A hand-writing unknown to the magicians, troubles the king.
10. At the commendation of the queen Daniel is brought.
17. He, reproving the king of pride and idolatry,
25. reads and interprets the writing.
30. The monarchy is translated to the Medes
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whom he would he slew.
Daniel 2:12, 13
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