New International Version
I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented and prosperous.
King James Bible
I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in mine house, and flourishing in my palace:
Darby Bible Translation
I Nebuchadnezzar was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace.
World English Bible
I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace.
Young's Literal Translation
'I, Nebuchadnezzar, have been at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I-- was at rest - I had returned to my palace in Babylon after having subdued Syria, Phoenicia, Judea, Egypt, and Arabia. It was probably these great conquests that puffed him up with pride, and brought that chastisement upon him which he afterwards describes. See the dream of the emblematical tree explained.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
I Nebuchadnezzar. After he had successfully finished his wars in Syria, Egypt, etc., and the immense improvements and buildings at Babylon, and in the enjoyment of uninterrupted peace and prosperity in his palace.
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.
When I felt secure, I said, "I will never be shaken."
You said, 'I am forever-- the eternal queen!' But you did not consider these things or reflect on what might happen.
"Now then, listen, you lover of pleasure, lounging in your security and saying to yourself, 'I am, and there is none besides me. I will never be a widow or suffer the loss of children.'
Then Daniel (also called Belteshazzar) was greatly perplexed for a time, and his thoughts terrified him. So the king said, "Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its meaning alarm you." Belteshazzar answered, "My lord, if only the dream applied to your enemies and its meaning to your adversaries!
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