Daniel 4:16
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.

Berean Study Bible
Let his mind be changed from that of a man, and let him be given the mind of a beast till seven times pass him by.

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.

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

Contemporary English Version
Give him the mind of a wild animal for seven long years.

Good News Translation
For seven years he will not have a human mind, but the mind of an animal.

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.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
His heart shall be changed from that of man, and the heart of a wild beast shall be given to him; and seven times shall 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;
Study Bible
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of a Great Tree
15But leave the stump with its roots in the ground, and a band of iron and bronze around it, in the tender grass of the field. Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven and graze with the beasts on the grass of the earth. 16Let his mind be changed from that of a man, and let him be given the mind of a beast till seven times pass him by. 17This 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.’…
Cross References
Daniel 4:23
And you, O king, saw a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven and saying: 'Cut down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump with its roots in the ground, with a band of iron and bronze around it, in the tender grass of the field. Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and graze with the beasts of the field till seven times pass him by.'

Daniel 4:25
You will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling will be with the beasts of the field. You will feed on grass like cattle and be drenched with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass you by, until you acknowledge that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of mankind, and He gives it to anyone He wishes.

Daniel 4:32
You will be driven away from mankind to live with the beasts of the field, and you will feed on grass like cattle. And seven times will pass you by, until you acknowledge that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of men, and He gives it to anyone He wishes."

Daniel 11:13
For the king of the North will raise another army, larger than the first, and after some years he will advance with a great army and many supplies.

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.

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be changed.

Daniel 4:32,33
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…

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, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and convert, and be healed.

Hebrews 1:11
They shall perish; but thou remainest; and they all shall wax old as doth a garment;

seven times.







Lexicon
Let his mind
לִבְבֵהּ֙ (liḇ·ḇêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3825: The heart

be changed
יְשַׁנּ֔וֹן (yə·šan·nō·wn)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8133: To change

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4481: From, out of, by, by reason of, at, more than

that of a man,
אֲנָשָׁ֣א (’ă·nā·šā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 606: Man, mankind

and let him be given
יִתְיְהִ֣ב (yiṯ·yə·hiḇ)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3052: To give, to put, imperatively, come

the mind
וּלְבַ֥ב (ū·lə·ḇaḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3825: The heart

of a beast
חֵיוָ֖ה (ḥê·wāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2423: An animal

till seven
וְשִׁבְעָ֥ה (wə·šiḇ·‘āh)
Conjunctive waw | Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7655: Seven, seven times, a week, an indefinite number

times
עִדָּנִ֖ין (‘id·dā·nîn)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5732: A set time, technically, a year

pass
יַחְלְפ֥וּן (yaḥ·lə·p̄ūn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2499: To pass (over)

him by.
עֲלֽוֹהִי׃ (‘ă·lō·w·hî)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5922: Above, over, upon, against
(16) Here the metaphor of Daniel 4:15 is entirely discontinued, and a man is mentioned.

Seven times.--On the use of the number "seven" see Note on Daniel 3:19. The period intended by "time" is very uncertain: from the use of the word in Judges 17:10 it has been inferred that "years" are intended. This is purely conjectural. It is more probable that the word is used to signify some definite period of time, which, as appears from the words "over him," was in some way marked out by the heavenly bodies. The word "time" is used by Daniel in the same sense (Daniel 7:25). (Comp. Daniel 12:7, where, however, a different word is employed.)

Verse 16. - Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass ever him. The Septuagint rendering seems to be taken from the previous verse, "And let his body be changed by the dew of heaven, and let him be pastured with them seven years." It seems difficult to imagine, either, on the one hand, לִבְבֵהּ (libebayh) changed into פִגְרָהּ (pigerah), the word by which Paulus Tellensis translates σῶμα, though it suggests "carcase," or into נִדְנֵה (nid nayh), the word used in Daniel 7:15; or, on the other, that either of these should be read lebab. At the same time, ל and נ are not unlike in old inscriptions, nor ב unlike ד; any indistinctness in the third letter might easily lead to a mistake. It is not impossible that some of the words in the latter part of the previous verse have been modified from some word meaning "body." It is equally difficult to guess what word has been read by the Septuagint translator instead of יַחְלְפוּן (yah-lephoon), "let them pass over." The greater brevity of the Septuagint is in its favour. Theodotion is, as usual, in closer agreement with the Massoretic; he renders min-anaosha or anosha' for ἀπὸ τῶν ἀνθρώπων, "from men" - a possible translation, and one favoured by some recent commentators. The Peshitta agrees quite with the received text. According to the received text, the main change was mental - the human heart is removed, and the heart of a beast given. On the other hand, in the twenty-third verse, in which we have the fulfilment of the dream, the change is mainly physical, and it is to be observed that the change is produced by "the dew of heaven." Seven times. The word 'iddanun, "times," is a matter of some difficulty; it means really "seasons" or "points" of time, as in Ecclesiastes 3:2, Targum, and Genesis 38:1, Targum Onkelos, "It came to pass at this time." It is purely arbitrary to fix the meaning here as "years," as is done by the Septuagint and by many commentators. Theodotiom keeps the indefiniteness of the original by rendering the word here καιροί. The Peshitta transfers the word. It may be" months" as suggested by Lenormant; it maybe "seasons," in our usual sense of the word. Rendel Harris's 'Biblical Monuments,' p. 73, says, "Summer and winter are the only seasons counted in Babylonia;" if so, seven 'iddaneen would be nearly four years. From the fact that exposure to weather is the point of importance, Mr. Harris's view is not impossible; but pathological reasons suggest "months" (see Excursus at the end of chapter). Seven, with the Babylonians, as with most other Semites, is a round number of sacred import, and therefore may not be pressed. 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.
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