New International Version
These are the visions I saw while lying in bed: I looked, and there before me stood a tree in the middle of the land. Its height was enormous.
King James Bible
Thus were the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was great.
Darby Bible Translation
Thus were the visions of my head upon my bed: I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great.
World English Bible
Thus were the visions of my head on my bed: I saw, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth; and its height was great.
Young's Literal Translation
As to the visions of my head on my bed, I was looking, and lo, a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height is great:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I saw - a tree - This vision Nebuchadnezzar says made him afraid. What a mercy it is that God has hidden futurity from us! Were he to show every man the lot that is before him, the misery of the human race would be complete.
Great men and princes are often represented, in the language of the prophets, under the similitude of trees; see Ezekiel 17:5, Ezekiel 17:6; Ezekiel 31:3, etc.; Jeremiah 22:15; Psalm 1:3; Psalm 37:35.
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saw. Chal. was seeing. a tree. This represented his exceedingly prosperous condition, the height of his exaltation, the extent of his dominions and renown, the splendour of his kingdom, the multitude of his subjects who received protection from him, and the peace and plenty they enjoyed.
LibraryThe Life of Mr. Andrew Melvil.
Mr. Melvil, after finishing his classical studies, went abroad, and taught, for some time, both at Poictiers in France, and at Geneva. He returned to Scotland in July 1574, after having been absent from his native country near ten years. Upon his return, the learned Beza, in a letter to the general assembly of the church of Scotland, said, "That the greatest token of affection the kirk of Geneva could show to Scotland, was, that they had suffered themselves to be spoiled of Mr. Andrew Melvil." Soon …
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The Teaching of Matthew 13 Proves that no Era of Millennial Blessing Precedes Christ's Second Advent.
The Unseen Watcher
Destruction of Jerusalem Foretold.
Consider Assyria, once a cedar in Lebanon, with beautiful branches overshadowing the forest; it towered on high, its top above the thick foliage.
All the birds of the sky nested in its boughs, all the animals of the wild gave birth under its branches; all the great nations lived in its shade.
I had a dream that made me afraid. As I was lying in bed, the images and visions that passed through my mind terrified me.
The tree you saw, which grew large and strong, with its top touching the sky, visible to the whole earth,
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