Daniel 4:17
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
"This sentenceפִּתְגָמָ֔א
(pit·ga·ma,)
6600: a command, word, affair(Aramaic) corresponding to pithgam
is by the decreeבִּגְזֵרַ֤ת
(big·ze·rat)
1510: a decree(Aramaic) from gezar
of the [angelic] watchersעִירִין֙
(i·rin)
5894: waking or wakeful one(Aramaic) from a root corresponding to ur
And the decisionשְׁאֵֽלְתָ֑א
(she·'e·le·ta;)
7595: affair(Aramaic) from sheel
is a commandוּמֵאמַ֥ר
(u·me·mar)
3983: a word(Aramaic) corresponding to maamar
of the holy ones,קַדִּישִׁ֖ין
(kad·di·shin)
6922: holy(Aramaic) corresponding to qadosh
In orderעַד־
(ad-)
5705: even to, until(Aramaic) corresponding to ad
that the livingחַ֠יַּיָּא
(chai·yai·ya)
2417: living(Aramaic) corresponding to chay
may knowיִנְדְּע֣וּן
(yin·de·'un)
3046: to know(Aramaic) corresponding to yada
That the Most High(עִלָּאָ֜ה
(il·la·'ah)
5943: "highest," a name of God(Aramaic) corresponding to illi
is rulerשַׁלִּ֨יט
(shal·lit)
7990: having mastery, ruling(Aramaic) corresponding to shallit
over the realmבְּמַלְכ֣וּת
(be·mal·chut)
4437: royalty, reign, kingdom(Aramaic) corresponding to malkuth
of mankind,(אֲנָשָׁ֗א
(a·na·sha)
606: man, mankind(Aramaic) corresponding to enosh
And bestowsיִתְּנִנַּ֔הּ
(yit·te·nin·nah,)
5415: to give(Aramaic) corresponding to nathan
it on whomדִּ֣י
(di)
1768: who, which, that, because(Aramaic) a prim. particle
He wishesיִצְבֵּא֙
(yitz·be)
6634: to be inclined, desire, be pleased(Aramaic) corresponding to tsaba
And setsיְקִ֥ים
(ye·kim)
6966: to arise, stand(Aramaic) corresponding to qum
over 
 
5922: upon, over, above(Aramaic) corresponding to al
it the lowliestוּשְׁפַ֥ל
(u·she·fal)
8215: low (in station)(Aramaic) from shephel
of men."אֲנָשִׁ֖ים
(a·na·shim)
606: man, mankind(Aramaic) corresponding to enosh







KJV Lexicon
This matter
pithgam  (pith-gawm')
a word, answer, letter or decree -- answer, letter, matter, word.
is by the decree
gzerah  (ghez-ay-raw')
a decree -- decree.
of the watchers
`iyr  (eer)
a watcher, i.e. an angel (as guardian) -- watcher.
and the demand
sh'ela'  (sheh-ay-law')
a question (at law), i.e. judicial decision or mandate -- demand.
by the word
me'mar  (may-mar')
appointment, word.
of the holy ones
qaddiysh  (kad-deesh')
holy (One), saint.
to
`ad  (ad)
and, at, for, (hither-)to, on till, (un-)to, until, within.
the intent
dibrah  (dib-raw')
intent, sake.
that the living
chay  (khah'-ee)
alive; also (as noun in plural) life -- life, that liveth, living.
may know
yda`  (yed-ah')
certify, know, make known, teach.
that the most High
`illay  (il-lah'-ee)
supreme (i.e. God) -- (most) high.
ruleth
shalliyt  (shal-leet')
mighty; abstractly, permission; concretely, a premier -- captain, be lawful, rule(-r).
in the kingdom
malkuw  (mal-koo')
dominion (abstractly or concretely) -- kingdom, kingly, realm, reign.
of men
'enash  (en-awsh')
a man -- man, + whosoever.
and giveth
nthan  (neth-an')
give -- bestow, give pay.
it to whomsoever
man  (mawn)
who or what (properly, interrogatively, hence, also indefinitely and relatively) -- what, who(-msoever, + -so).
he will
tsba'  (tseb-aw')
to please -- will, would.
and setteth up
quwm  (koom)
appoint, establish, make, raise up self, (a-)rise (up), (make to) stand, set (up).
over
`al  (al)
about, against, concerning, for, (there-)fore, from, in, more, of, (there-, up-)on, (in-)to, + why with.
it the basest
shphal  (shef-al')
low -- basest.
of men
'enash  (en-awsh')
a man -- man, + whosoever.
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
"This sentence is by the decree of the angelic watchers And the decision is a command of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men."

King James Bible
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.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This word is by decree of the observers; the matter is a command from the holy ones. This is so the living will know that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of men. He gives it to anyone He wants and sets the lowliest of men over it.

International Standard Version
This order is announced by the observers, and the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over human kingdoms and grants them to whomever he desires, and he places the least important of men over them.'

NET Bible
This announcement is by the decree of the sentinels; this decision is by the pronouncement of the holy ones, so that those who are alive may understand that the Most High has authority over human kingdoms, and he bestows them on whomever he wishes. He establishes over them even the lowliest of human beings.'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The guardians have announced this decision. The holy ones have announced this so that every living creature will know that the Most High has power over human kingdoms. He gives them to whomever he wishes. He can place the lowest of people in charge of them.'"

King James 2000 Bible
This sentence is by the decree of the watchers, and the decision by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will, and sets up over it the lowliest of men.
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