Daniel 4:30
New International Version
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?"

New Living Translation
As he looked out across the city, he said, 'Look at this great city of Babylon! By my own mighty power, I have built this beautiful city as my royal residence to display my majestic splendor.'

English Standard Version
and the king answered and said, “Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?”

Berean Study Bible
the king exclaimed, “Is this not Babylon the Great, which I myself have built by the might of my power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?”

New American Standard Bible
"The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'

King James Bible
The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?

Christian Standard Bible
the king exclaimed, "Is this not Babylon the Great that I have built to be a royal residence by my vast power and for my majestic glory?"

Good News Translation
he said, "Look how great Babylon is! I built it as my capital city to display my power and might, my glory and majesty."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
the king exclaimed, "Is this not Babylon the Great that I have built by my vast power to be a royal residence and to display my majestic glory?"

International Standard Version
he commented to himself, "Isn't Babylon great? I've built a royal palace in it by my own might and power, for the sake of my majesty."

NET Bible
The king uttered these words: "Is this not the great Babylon that I have built for a royal residence by my own mighty strength and for my majestic honor?"

New Heart English Bible
The king spoke and said, "Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king thought, "Look how great Babylon is! I built the royal palace by my own impressive power and for my glorious honor."

JPS Tanakh 1917
The king spoke, and said: 'Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for a royal dwelling-place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'

New American Standard 1977
“The king reflected and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
the king spoke and said, Is this not the great Babylon that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my greatness?

King James 2000 Bible
The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?

American King James Version
The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?

American Standard Version
The king spake and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling-place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
the king answered and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for a royal residence, by the might of my power, for the honour of my glory?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king answered, and said: Is not this the great Babylon, which I have built to be the seat of the kingdom, by the strength of my power, and in the glory of my excellence?

Darby Bible Translation
the king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

English Revised Version
The king spake and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Webster's Bible Translation
The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?

World English Bible
The king spoke and said, Is not this great Babylon, which I have built for the royal dwelling place, by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?

Young's Literal Translation
the king hath answered and said, Is not this that great Babylon that I have built, for the house of the kingdom, in the might of my strength, and for the glory of mine honour?
Study Bible
The Second Dream Fulfilled
29Twelve months later, as he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, 30the king exclaimed, “Is this not Babylon the Great, which I myself have built by the might of my power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?” 31While the words were still in the king’s mouth, a voice came from heaven: “It is decreed to you, King Nebuchadnezzar, that the kingdom has departed from you.…
Cross References
Revelation 14:8
Then a second angel followed, saying, "Fallen, fallen is Babylon the great, who has made all the nations drink the wine of the passion of her immorality."

Proverbs 29:23
A man's pride will bring him low, but a humble spirit will obtain honor.

Isaiah 10:13
For he says: "By the strength of my hand I have done this, and by my wisdom, for I am clever. I have removed the boundaries of nations and plundered their treasures; like a mighty one I subdued their rulers.

Isaiah 13:19
And Babylon, the jewel of the kingdoms, the glory of the pride of the Chaldeans, will be overthrown by God like Sodom and Gomorrah.

Daniel 4:31
While the words were still in the king's mouth, a voice came from heaven: "It is decreed to you, King Nebuchadnezzar, that the kingdom has departed from you.

Daniel 5:20
But when his heart was exalted and his spirit hardened in pride, he was deposed from his royal throne, and his glory was taken from him.

Habakkuk 1:11
Then they sweep by like the wind and pass on through. They are guilty; their own strength is their god.

Habakkuk 2:4
Look at the proud one; His soul is not upright--But the righteous will live by his faith--

Treasury of Scripture

The king spoke, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honor of my majesty?

Is not.

Daniel 5:20
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:

Psalm 73:8
They are corrupt, and speak wickedly concerning oppression: they speak loftily.

Proverbs 16:18
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

great.

Genesis 10:10
And the beginning of his kingdom was Babel, and Erech, and Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar.

Genesis 11:2-9
And it came to pass, as they journeyed from the east, that they found a plain in the land of Shinar; and they dwelt there…

Revelation 16:19
And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath.

that.

1 Chronicles 29:12-14
Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all…

2 Chronicles 2:5,6
And the house which I build is great: for great is our God above all gods…

Isaiah 10:8-15
For he saith, Are not my princes altogether kings? …

and for.

Daniel 5:18,19
O thou king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honour: …

Esther 1:4
When he shewed the riches of his glorious kingdom and the honour of his excellent majesty many days, even an hundred and fourscore days.

Psalm 49:20
Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.







Lexicon
the king
מַלְכָּא֙ (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

exclaimed,
עָנֵ֤ה (‘ā·nêh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6032: To answer

“Is this
דָא־ (ḏā-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 1668: This

not
הֲלָ֥א (hă·lā)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3809: Not, no

Babylon
בָּבֶ֣ל (bā·ḇel)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 895: Babylon -- an eastern Mediterranean empire and its capital city

the Great,
רַבְּתָ֑א (rab·bə·ṯā)
Adjective - feminine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 7229: Abundant

which
דִּֽי־ (dî-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 1768: Who, which, that, because

I myself
אֲנָ֤ה (’ă·nāh)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 576: I

have built
בֱנַיְתַהּ֙ (ḇĕ·nay·ṯah)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1124: To build

by the might
בִּתְקַ֥ף (biṯ·qap̄)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8632: Power

of my power
חִסְנִ֖י (ḥis·nî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 2632: (royal) power

as a royal
מַלְכ֔וּ (mal·ḵū)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4437: Royalty, reign, kingdom

residence
לְבֵ֣ית (lə·ḇêṯ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1005: A house

and for the glory
וְלִיקָ֥ר (wə·lî·qār)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3367: Value, wealth, costliness, dignity

of my majesty?”
הַדְרִֽי׃ (haḏ·rî)
Noun - masculine singular construct | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1923: An honor, majesty
(30) Great Babylon.--The area of Babylon is said to have been 200 square miles. It was surrounded by walls 85 feet in width, 335 feet high. In these were brazen gates leading to various terraces which faced the river Euphrates. Within the walls the city was laid out in smaller towns, separated from each other by parks and plantations and gardens; in fact, it is stated that corn sufficient for the whole population could be grown within the walls. There were also magnificent public buildings. Nebuchadnezzar (Records of the Past, vol. v., pp. 113-135) mentions no less than eight temples which he completed, besides the huge temple of Merodach immediately across the Euphrates facing the royal palace. Walking on the flat roof of this palace, and with this grand spectacle before him, the king uttered these words. True, indeed, they were, but they show that during the twelve months which had been allotted to the king for repentance his pride remained unabated; he had not repented as Daniel had counselled him.

Verse 30. - The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty? The meaning of the Septuagint rendering is the same as the above, "This is Babylon the great, which I built, and the house of my kingdom is it called, in the might of my power, to the honour of my glory." Theodotion and the Peshitta in the main agree with the received text. It is one of the characteristics of the earlier Chaldean monarchs who reigned over the small Chaldean cantons in Mesopotamia, that they named their capital city from themselves, as Bit-Dakuri and Bit-Adini; the capital of Merodach-Baladan was called after his father, Bit-Jakin. We need scarcely explain that bit represents beth, "house." In all ages an imperial power has expressed its greatness in the splen-dour of its capital, but in the case of the Babylonian Empire, Nebuchadnezzar was the empire, therefore the splendour of the city was a testimony to his glory. 4:28-37 Pride and self-conceit are sins that beset great men. They are apt to take that glory to themselves which is due to God only. While the proud word was in the king's mouth, the powerful word came from God. His understanding and his memory were gone, and all the powers of the rational soul were broken. How careful we ought to be, not to do any thing which may provoke God to put us out of our senses! God resists the proud. Nebuchadnezzar would be more than a man, but God justly makes him less than a man. We may learn to believe concerning God, that the most high God lives for ever, and that his kingdom is like himself, everlasting, and universal. His power cannot be resisted. When men are brought to honour God, by confession of sin and acknowledging his sovereignty, then, and not till then, they may expect that God will honour them; not only restore them to the dignity they lost by the sin of the first Adam, but add excellent majesty to them, from the righteousness and grace of the Second Adam. Afflictions shall last no longer than till they have done the work for which they were sent. There can be no reasonable doubt that Nebuchadnezzar was a true penitent, and an accepted believer. It is thought that he did not live more than a year after his restoration. Thus the Lord knows how to abase those that walk in pride, but gives grace and consolation to the humble, broken-hearted sinner who calls upon Him.
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