Daniel 4:32
New International Version
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.”

New Living Translation
You will be driven from human society. You will live in the fields with the wild animals, and you will eat grass like a cow. Seven periods of time will pass while you live this way, until you learn that the Most High rules over the kingdoms of the world and gives them to anyone he chooses.’

English Standard Version
and you shall be driven from among men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. And you shall be made to eat grass like an ox, and seven periods of time shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules the kingdom of men and gives it to whom he will.”

Berean Study Bible
You will be driven away from mankind to live with the beasts of the field, and you will feed on grass like an ox. And seven times will pass you by, until you acknowledge that the Most High rules over the kingdom of mankind and gives it to whom He wishes.”

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.”

New American Standard Bible
and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the animals of the field. You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven periods of time will pass over you until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.’

NASB 1995
and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field. You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven periods of time will pass over you until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.’

NASB 1977
and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field. You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven periods of time will pass over you, until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, and bestows it on whomever He wishes.’

Amplified Bible
and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the animals of the field. You will be given grass to eat like the cattle, and seven periods of time will pass over you until you know [without any doubt] that the Most High God rules over the kingdom of mankind and He bestows it on whomever He desires.”’

Christian Standard Bible
You will be driven away from people to live with the wild animals, and you will feed on grass like cattle for seven periods of time, until you acknowledge that the Most High is ruler over human kingdoms, and he gives them to anyone he wants.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You will be driven away from people to live with the wild animals, and you will feed on grass like cattle for seven periods of time, until you acknowledge that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of men, and He gives it to anyone He wants.”

American Standard Version
and thou shalt be driven from men; and they dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; thou shalt be made 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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they chase you from men and your dwelling shall be with the animals of the wilderness, and they shall feed you grass like an ox, and you shall be wet from the dew of Heaven, and seven times will be changed over you until you know that God Most High is authorized in the kingdom of men, because he will give it to the one whom he pleases, and the lowest men he will raise up over it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the wild beasts of the field, and they shall feed thee with grass as an ox: and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the Most High is Lord of the kingdom of men, and he will give it to whomsoever he shall please.

Contemporary English Version
You will be forced to live with the wild animals, away from people. For seven years you will eat grass, as though you were an ox, until you learn that God Most High is in control of all earthly kingdoms and that he is the one who chooses their rulers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall cast thee out from among men, and thy dwelling shall be with cattle and wild beasts: thou shalt eat grass like an ox, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

English Revised Version
and thou shalt be driven from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; thou shalt be made 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.

Good News Translation
You will be driven away from human society, live with wild animals, and eat grass like an ox for seven years. Then you will acknowledge that the Supreme God has power over human kingdoms and that he can give them to anyone he chooses."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You will be forced away from people and live with the wild animals. You will eat grass like cattle. And seven time periods will pass until you realize that the Most High has power over human kingdoms and that he gives them to whomever he wishes."

International Standard Version
You're to be driven away from people. You're to live with the wild animals of the field. You are to be made to eat grass like cattle, and seven years will pass you by until you realize that the Most High is sovereign over human kingdoms and grants them to whomever he desires.'"

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou shalt be driven from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; thou shalt be made 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.'

Literal Standard Version
and from men they are driving you away, and your dwelling [is] with the beast of the field, they cause you to eat the herb as oxen, and pass over you seven times, until you know that the Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and to whom He wills He gives it.”

NET Bible
You will be driven from human society, and you will live with the wild animals. You will be fed grass like oxen, and seven periods of time will pass by for you before you understand that the Most High is ruler over human kingdoms and gives them to whomever he wishes."

New Heart English Bible
and you shall be driven from men; and your dwelling shall be with the animals of the field; you shall be made to eat grass as oxen; and seven times shall pass over you; until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he wants."

World English Bible
and you shall be driven from men; and your dwelling shall be with the animals of the field; you shall be made to eat grass as oxen; and seven times shall pass over you; until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will.

Young's Literal Translation
and from men they are driving thee away, and with the beast of the field is thy dwelling, the herb as oxen they do cause thee to eat, and seven times do pass over thee, till that thou knowest that the Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and to whom He willeth He giveth it.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Second Dream Fulfilled
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. 32You will be driven away from mankind to live with the beasts of the field, and you will feed on grass like an ox. And seven times will pass you by, until you acknowledge that the Most High rules over the kingdom of mankind and gives it to whom He wishes.” 33At that moment the sentence against Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled. He was driven away from mankind. He ate grass like an ox, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven, until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird.…

Cross References
2 Chronicles 33:13
And when he prayed to Him, the LORD received his plea and heard his petition; so He brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. Then Manasseh knew that the LORD is God.

Daniel 2:21
He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

Daniel 4:16
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.

Daniel 4:17
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 rules over the kingdom of mankind and gives it to whom He wishes, setting over it the lowliest of men.'

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 an ox and be drenched with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass you by, until you acknowledge that the Most High rules over the kingdom of mankind and gives it to whom He wishes.

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 5:21
He was driven away from mankind, and his mind was like that of a beast. He lived with the wild donkeys and ate grass like an ox, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until he acknowledged that the Most High God rules over the kingdom of mankind, setting over it whom He wishes.


Treasury of Scripture

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, and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomsoever he will.

they shall drive.

Daniel 4:14-16,25,26
He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches: …

Daniel 5:21
And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.

Job 30:5-7
They were driven forth from among men, (they cried after them as after a thief;) …

until.

Daniel 4:17,25
This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men…

Exodus 8:10
And he said, To morrow. And he said, Be it according to thy word: that thou mayest know that there is none like unto the LORD our God.

Exodus 9:14,29
For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that there is none like me in all the earth…









(32) They shall drive thee.--This verse is only slightly abridged from Daniel 4:25 by the omission of the clause "they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven."



Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You will be driven away
טָֽרְדִ֜ין (ṭā·rə·ḏîn)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 2957: To chase away

from
וּמִן־ (ū·min-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 4481: From, out of, by, by reason of, at, more than

mankind
אֲנָשָׁא֩ (’ă·nā·šā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 606: Man, mankind

to live
מְדֹרָ֗ךְ (mə·ḏō·rāḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4070: A dwelling place

with
וְֽעִם־ (wə·‘im-)
Conjunctive waw | Preposition
Strong's 5974: With, equally with

the beasts
חֵיוַ֧ת (ḥê·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 2423: An animal

of the field,
בָּרָ֣א (bā·rā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 1251: (an open) field

and you will feed on
יְטַעֲמ֔וּן (yə·ṭa·‘ă·mūn)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2939: To taste, to feed

grass
עִשְׂבָּ֤א (‘iś·bā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 6211: A moth

like cattle.
כְתוֹרִין֙ (ḵə·ṯō·w·rîn)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8450: A bullock

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

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

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

you by,
עֲלָ֑ךְ (‘ă·lāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

until
עַ֣ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's 5705: Even to, until

you acknowledge
תִנְדַּ֗ע (ṯin·da‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3046: To know

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

the Most High
תתן־ (‘il·lā·’āh)
Adjective - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 5943: highest', a name of God

is ruler
שַׁלִּ֤יט (šal·lîṭ)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 7990: Mighty, permission, a premier

over the kingdom
בְּמַלְכ֣וּת (bə·mal·ḵūṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 4437: Royalty, reign, kingdom

of men,
אֲנָשָׁ֔א (’ă·nā·šā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 606: Man, mankind

and He gives
יִתְּנִנַּֽהּ׃ (yit·tə·nin·nah)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5415: To give

it to anyone
וּלְמַן־ (ū·lə·man-)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Interrogative
Strong's 4479: Who, what

He wishes.?
יִצְבֵּ֖א (yiṣ·bê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6634: To be inclined, desire, be pleased


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