New American Standard Bible
this is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king:
King James Bible
This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord the king:
Darby Bible Translation
this is the interpretation, O king, and it is the decree of the Most High, which cometh upon my lord the king:
World English Bible
this is the interpretation, O king, and it is the decree of the Most High, which is come on my lord the king:
Young's Literal Translation
This is the interpretation, O king, and the decree of the Most High it is that hath come against my lord the king:
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This is the decree of the Most High - Daniel here designs evidently to direct the attention of the monarch to the one living and true God, and to show him that he presides over all. The purpose of the vision was, in a most impressive way, to convince the king of his existence and sovereignty. Hence, Daniel says that all this was in accordance with his "decree." It was not a thing of chance; it was not ordered by idol gods; it was not an event that occurred by the mere force of circumstances, or as the result of the operation of secondary laws: it was a direct Divine interposition - the solemn purpose of the living God that it should be so. Nebuchadnezzar had represented this, in accordance with the prevailing views of religion in his land, as a "decree of the Watchers" Daniel 4:17; Daniel, in accordance with his views of religion, and with truth, represents it as the decree of the true God.
Which is come upon my Lord the king - The decree had been previously formed; its execution had now come upon the king.
LibraryEpistle xxxi. To Phocas, Emperor .
To Phocas, Emperor  . Gregory to Phocas Augustus. Glory to God in the highest who, according as it is written, changes times, and transfers kingdoms, seeing that He has made apparent to all what He vouchsafed to speak by His prophet, That the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will (Dan. iv. 17). For in the incomprehensible dispensation of Almighty God there are alternate controlments of mortal life; and sometimes, when the sins of many are to be smitten, …
Saint Gregory the Great—the Epistles of Saint Gregory the Great
Third Sunday after Trinity Humility, Trust, Watchfulness, Suffering
"Seek First the Kingdom of God," &C.
"Pour out the overflowings of your anger, And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low.
"Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him, And tread down the wicked where they stand.
He pours contempt upon princes And makes them wander in a pathless waste.
"It has seemed good to me to declare the signs and wonders which the Most High God has done for me.
"Then Daniel, whose name is Belteshazzar, was appalled for a while as his thoughts alarmed him. The king responded and said, 'Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation alarm you.' Belteshazzar replied, 'My lord, if only the dream applied to those who hate you and its interpretation to your adversaries!
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