Daniel 4:35
New International Version
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: “What have you done?”

New Living Translation
All the people of the earth are nothing compared to him. He does as he pleases among the angels of heaven and among the people of the earth. No one can stop him or say to him, ‘What do you mean by doing these things?’

English Standard Version
all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, and he does according to his will among the host of heaven and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand or say to him, “What have you done?”

Berean Study Bible
All the peoples of the earth are counted as nothing, and He does as He pleases with the army of heaven and the peoples of the earth. There is no one who can restrain His hand or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’ ”

King James Bible
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

New King James Version
All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, “What have You done?”

New American Standard Bible
“All the inhabitants of the earth are of no account, But He does according to His will among the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can fend off His hand Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’

NASB 1995
“All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’

NASB 1977
“And all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, ‘What hast Thou done?’

Amplified Bible
“All the inhabitants of the earth are regarded as nothing. But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth; And no one can hold back His hand Or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’

Christian Standard Bible
All the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing, and he does what he wants with the army of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth. There is no one who can block his hand or say to him, “What have you done? ”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing, and He does what He wants with the army of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth. There is no one who can hold back His hand or say to Him, “What have You done?”

American Standard Version
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the inhabitants of Earth are esteemed before him as nothing, and everything whatever he pleases he does in the armies of Heaven and among the inhabitants of Earth, and there is none who will find a fault in his hand and will say to him: ‘What are you doing?’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and there is none who shall withstand his power, and say to him, What has thou done?

Contemporary English Version
To him the nations are far less than nothing; God controls the stars in the sky and everyone on this earth. When God does something, we cannot change it or even ask why."

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing before him: for he doth according to his will, as well with the powers of heaven, as among the inhabitants of the earth: and there is none that can resist his hand, and say to him: Why hast thou done it?

English Revised Version
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

Good News Translation
He looks on the people of the earth as nothing; angels in heaven and people on earth are under his control. No one can oppose his will or question what he does.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Everyone who lives on earth is nothing compared to him. He does whatever he wishes with the army of heaven and with those who live on earth. There is no one who can oppose him or ask him, "What are you doing?"

International Standard Version
All who live on the earth are nothing compared to him. He does what he wishes with the heavenly armies and with those who live on earth. No one can hold back his power or say to him, 'What did you do?'

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; And He doeth according to His will in the host of heaven, And among the inhabitants of the earth; And none can stay His hand, Or say unto Him: What doest Thou?

Literal Standard Version
and all who are dwelling on the earth are reckoned as nothing, and according to His will He is doing among the forces of the heavens and those dwelling on the earth, and there is none that claps with his hand and says to Him, What have You done?

NET Bible
All the inhabitants of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he wishes with the army of heaven and with those who inhabit the earth. No one slaps his hand and says to him, 'What have you done?'

New Heart English Bible
All the inhabitants of the earth are regarded as nothing; and he does according to his will in the host of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or tell him, "What have you done?"

World English Bible
All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; and he does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or ask him, What are you doing?

Young's Literal Translation
and all who are dwelling on the earth as nothing are reckoned, and according to his will He is doing among the forces of the heavens and those dwelling on the earth, and there is none that doth clap with his hand, and saith to Him, What hast Thou done?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Nebuchadnezzar Restored
34But at the end of those days I, Nebuchadnezzar, looked up to heaven, and my sanity was restored to me. Then I praised the Most High, and I honored and glorified Him who lives forever: “For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, and His kingdom endures from generation to generation. 35All the peoples of the earth are counted as nothing, and He does as He pleases with the army of heaven and the peoples of the earth. There is no one who can restrain His hand or say to Him, ‘What have You done?’” 36At the same time my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor returned to me for the glory of my kingdom. My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne, and surpassing greatness was added to me.…

Cross References
Romans 9:19
One of you will say to me, "Then why does God still find fault? For who can resist His will?"

Romans 9:20
But who are you, O man, to talk back to God? Shall what is formed say to Him who formed it, "Why did You make me like this?"

Job 9:12
If He takes away, who can stop Him? Who dares to ask Him, 'What are You doing?'

Job 42:2
"I know that You can do all things and that no plan of Yours can be thwarted.

Psalm 33:11
The counsel of the LORD stands forever, the purposes of His heart to all generations.

Psalm 39:5
You, indeed, have made my days as handbreadths, and my lifetime as nothing before You. Truly each man at his best exists as but a breath. Selah

Psalm 115:3
Our God is in heaven; He does as He pleases.


Treasury of Scripture

And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he does according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say to him, What do you?

all.

Job 34:14,15,19-24
If he set his heart upon man, if he gather unto himself his spirit and his breath; …

Isaiah 40:15-17,22-24
Behold, the nations are as a drop of a bucket, and are counted as the small dust of the balance: behold, he taketh up the isles as a very little thing…

and he.

1 Samuel 3:18
And Samuel told him every whit, and hid nothing from him. And he said, It is the LORD: let him do what seemeth him good.

Job 23:13
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

Psalm 33:9-11
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast…

the inhabitants.

Psalm 33:8,14
Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him…

Psalm 49:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world:

Isaiah 26:9
With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

none.

Job 9:4,13
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? …

Job 34:29
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

Job 40:9-12
Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? …

What.

Job 9:12
Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

Job 33:12,13
Behold, in this thou art not just: I will answer thee, that God is greater than man…

Job 40:2
Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.









Verse 35. - And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth; and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou? The rendering of the Septuagint here is very difficult to follow, from the state of confusion in which the text is. The verse that comes next in order is very short," At that time my kingdom was set up, and my glory was restored to me." This is a condensed statement of what is recorded in the following verse (ver. 36; 33 Massoretic), and we shall consider it in that connection. The verse which succeeds suits more the conclusion of such a letter or proclamation as is here represented, so far as form goes, though the matter shows traces of exaggeration and amplification natural to the Jew. At the same time, it bears a resemblance to the last verse of this chapter, according to the Massoretes, only greatly amplified. It may thus be best to regard this verse as not present in the Septuagint text. Theodotion and the Peshitta agree with the Massoretic text. The statement here is true, but Jewish, not Babylonian, in colour. This, along with its absence from the Septuagint, leads us to believe it to be the insertion of a Jewish scribe. On the other hand, it looks like a statement in brief of what we find expanded in Isaiah 40. and elsewhere. If brevity is to be regarded as an evidence of antiquity, this passage might be taken as the more ancient. It is, however, too bald and prosaic to be the original of such an impassioned passage as that in Isaiah 40.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
All
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3606: The whole, all, any, every

the peoples
דָּיְרֵ֤י (dā·yə·rê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1753: To reside

of the earth
אַרְעָא֙ (’ar·‘ā)
Noun - feminine singular determinate
Strong's 772: The earth, low

are counted
חֲשִׁיבִ֔ין (ḥă·šî·ḇîn)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural
Strong's 2804: To think, account

as nothing,
כְּלָ֣ה (kə·lāh)
Preposition-k | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3809: Not, no

and He does
עָבֵד֙ (‘ā·ḇêḏ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 5648: To do, make, prepare, keep

as He pleases
וּֽכְמִצְבְּיֵ֗הּ (ū·ḵə·miṣ·bə·yêh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-k | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6634: To be inclined, desire, be pleased

with the army
בְּחֵ֣יל (bə·ḥêl)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2429: Power, strength, army

of heaven
שְׁמַיָּ֔א (šə·may·yā)
Noun - mdd
Strong's 8065: The sky

and the peoples
וְדָיְרֵ֖י (wə·ḏā·yə·rê)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1753: To reside

of the earth.
אַרְעָ֑א (’ar·‘ā)
Noun - feminine singular determinate
Strong's 772: The earth, low

There is
אִיתַי֙ (’î·ṯay)
Adverb
Strong's 383: Entity, as a, particle of affirmation, there is

no
וְלָ֤א (wə·lā)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3809: Not, no

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

can restrain
יְמַחֵ֣א (yə·ma·ḥê)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 4223: To strike in pieces, to arrest, to impale

His hand
בִידֵ֔הּ (ḇî·ḏêh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3028: A hand

or say
וְיֵ֥אמַר (wə·yê·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 560: To say, tell, command

to Him,
לֵ֖הּ (lêh)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

‘What
מָ֥ה (māh)
Interrogative
Strong's 4101: Interrogative what?, what!, indefinitely what

have You done?’”
עֲבַֽדְתְּ׃ (‘ă·ḇaḏt)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5648: To do, make, prepare, keep


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