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Daniel 4 - AMP

2 It seemed good to me to show the signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed toward me. 3 How great are His signs! And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and His dominion is from generation to generation. 4 I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house and prospering in my palace. 5 I had a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts and imaginations and the visions of my head as I was lying upon my bed troubled and agitated me. 6 Therefore I made a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream. 7 Then the magicians, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers came in, and I told them the dream, but they could not make known to me the interpretation of it. 8 But at last Daniel came in before me--he who was named Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and in whom is the Spirit of the Holy God--and I told the dream before him, saying, 9 O Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, because I know that the Spirit of the Holy God is in you and no secret mystery is a burden or troubles you, tell me the visions of my dream that I have seen and the interpretation of it. 10 The visions of my head on my bed were these: I saw, and behold, a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great. 11 The tree grew and was strong and its height reached to the heavens, and the sight of it reached to the end of the whole earth. 12 Its leaves were fair and its fruit abundant, and in it was food for all. The living creatures of the field found shade under it, and the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches; and all flesh was fed from it. 13 I saw in the visions of my head on my bed, and behold, a watcher, a holy one, came down from heaven. 14 He cried aloud and said, Cut down the tree and cut off its branches; shake off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the living creatures flee from under it and the fowls from its branches. 15 Nevertheless leave the stump of its roots in the earth, bound with a band of iron and bronze, in the midst of the tender grass of the field. Let him be wet with the dew of the heavens, and let him share the lot of the living creatures in the grass of the earth. 16 Let his nature and understanding be changed from a man's and let a beast's nature and understanding be given him, and let seven times pass over him. 17 This sentence is by the decree of the watchers and the decision is by the word of the holy ones, to the intent that the living may know that the Most High rules the kingdom of mankind and gives it to whomever He will and sets over it the humblest and lowliest of men. 18 This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. And you, O Belteshazzar , declare now its interpretation, since all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation; but you are able, for the Spirit of the Holy God is in you. 19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished and dismayed and stricken dumb for a while , and his thoughts troubled, agitated, and alarmed him. The king said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream or its interpretation trouble or alarm you. Belteshazzar answered, My lord, may the dream be for those who hate you and its message for your enemies. 20 The tree that you saw, which grew and was strong, whose height reached to the heavens and which was visible to all the earth, 21 Whose foliage was beautiful and its fruit abundant, on which was food for all, under which the living creatures of the field dwelt, and on whose branches the birds of the sky had their nests-- 22 It is you, O king, who have grown and become strong; your greatness has increased and it reaches to the heavens, and your dominion to the ends of the earth. 23 And whereas the king saw a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven and saying, Cut the tree down and destroy it, but leave the stump of its roots in the earth with a band of iron and bronze around it, in the tender grass of the field; and let him be wet with the dew of the heavens, and let his portion be with the living creatures of the field until seven times pass over him-- 24 This is the interpretation, O king: It is the decree of the Most High which has come upon my lord the king: 25 You shall be driven from among men and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field; you shall be made to eat grass as do the oxen and you shall be wet with the dew of the heavens; and seven times shall pass over you until you learn and know and recognize that the Most High rules the kingdom of mankind and gives it to whomever He will. 26 And in that it was commanded to leave the stump of the roots of the tree, your kingdom shall be sure to you after you have learned and know that heaven rules. 27 Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you; break off your sins and show the reality of your repentance by righteousness (right standing with God and moral and spiritual rectitude and rightness in every area and relation) and liberate yourself from your iniquities by showing mercy and loving-kindness to the poor and oppressed, that there may possibly be a continuance and lengthening of your peace and tranquility and a healing of your error. 28 All this was fulfilled and came upon King Nebuchadnezzar. 29 At the end of twelve months he was walking in the royal palace of Babylon. 30 The king said, Is not this the great Babylon that I have built as the royal residence and seat of government by the might of my power and for the honor and glory of my majesty? 31 While the words were still in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: The kingdom has departed from you, 32 And you shall be driven from among men and your dwelling will be with the living creatures of the field. You will be made to eat grass like the oxen, and seven times shall pass over you until you have learned and know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men and gives it to whomever He will. 33 That very hour the thing was being fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar. He was driven from among men and did eat grass like oxen , and his body was wet with the dew of the heavens until his hair grew like eagles' and his nails like birds' . 34 And at the end of the days , I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up my eyes to heaven, and my understanding and the right use of my mind returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and I praised and honored and glorified Him Who lives forever, Whose dominion is an everlasting dominion; and His kingdom endures from generation to generation. 35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are accounted 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 say to Him, What are You doing? 36 Now at the same time my reason and understanding returned to me; and for the glory of my kingdom, my majesty and splendor returned to me, and my counselors and my lords sought me out; I was reestablished in my kingdom, and still more greatness was added to me. 37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, Whose works are all faithful and right and Whose ways are just. And those who walk in pride He is able to abase and humble.



Sermons on Daniel 4 More sermons: Daniel 4

Alan Perkins avatar
Pulling Back the Curtain
Shared by: Alan Perkins on Jan, 2017
Summary: A New Year's sermon to encourage us that God is in control of the year that is past, and the year that is to come.
Derek Geldart avatar
PART 3: HAVING HUMILITY
Shared by: Derek Geldart on Jul, 2016
Summary: Daniel’s humility did not negate his ambition to do his very best to unconditionally love his captors so that he might point them to God the Father in heaven who is the source of all life.
Scripture: Daniel 4:34-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 275
Wade M. Hughes, Sr avatar
Habitual or addictive mood patterns
Shared by: Wade M. Hughes, Sr on Jun, 2016
Summary: Do we acknowledge we can fall in habitual and dangerous mood patterns. We can change if we so desire. Or we can stay the same. Daniel warned the King, you better change.
Charles La Porte avatar
Repentance That Lead to Revival
Shared by: Charles La Porte on May, 2016
Summary: We all have the potential to take the blessings God gives us and show enough ungratefulness to operate in that responsibility that we can loose it… Esau – sells his birthright for what? A bowl of stew… why because he didn’t honor what God had bestowed upon him.
Scripture: Daniel 4:19-22
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 266
Bob Faulkner avatar
God's People and the Five Points
Shared by: Bob Faulkner on Dec, 2015
Summary: How God's people fuss over various doctrinal differences! To their own loss, for there is truth on both sides. Also a short history of the struggle, including a look at Pelagius, Calvin, and Arminius.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 4:35
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 916
Ian Humphrey avatar
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO NEBUCHADNEZZAR
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S TESTIMONY
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 106
Ian Humphrey avatar
The Conversion Of a Rebellious Man
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 139
Ian Humphrey avatar
OUR SOVEREIGN GOD
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: OUR SOVEREIGN GOD
Scripture: Daniel 4:19-37
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 157
Ian Humphrey avatar
From The Palace To The Pasture
Shared by: Ian Humphrey on Nov, 2015
Summary: From The Palace To The Pasture
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Denomination: Holiness
Views: 178
David Wilson avatar
Nebuchadnezzar's Testimony Meeting
Shared by: David Wilson on Sep, 2015
Summary: Nebuchadnezzar has a powerful encounter with God and responds with praise! One of the reasons our testimony meetings in churches are so blah is because our people are not encountering God as they should be!
Byron Perrine avatar
Are we a Nation which feeds food fit only for beasts to our Chrildren?
Shared by: Byron Perrine on Jun, 2015
Summary: Have we become a nation like King Nebuchadnezzar, abandoning civilized conduct and behaving as beasts? A survey of classroom literature textbooks from the previous century reveals just how far we have fallen. It is time to acknowledge God as our God.
Billy  Ricks avatar
The Testimony of a Pagan King
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Apr, 2015
Summary: There is a great lesson to learn and live in this 4th chapter of Daniel. It is repeated at least 3 times. Heaven Rules! God is able to humble the proud. God gives warnings to offer grace but we must humble ourselves under His Rule.
based on 1 rating
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 754
Ed Sasnett avatar
Comfort Control
Shared by: Ed Sasnett on Sep, 2014
Summary: We are comforted knowing God is in control.
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,045
Scott Hudgins avatar
Dios Es... Soberano o un Tirano
Shared by: Scott Hudgins on Jul, 2014
Summary: El término “soberano” se refiere al que ejerce o posee la autoridad suprema e independiente. ¿Quién se puede declarar soberano? ¿Existe una persona que posee la autoridad suprema?
Series: Dios Es...
Daniel Habben avatar
What Nebuchadnezzar’s Experience Teaches about Pride
Shared by: Daniel Habben on Dec, 2013
Summary: Instead of praying, "Lord keep me humble," we'll really want to pray, "Lord make me humble."
Scripture: Daniel 4:19-37
Denomination: Lutheran
Views: 652
C. Philip Green avatar
Musings of a Madman
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Sep, 2013
Summary: If you want your sanity restored and to shine brightly in a dark world, don't be proud of your own achievements; instead, humble yourself before Almighty God. "Christ sends none away empty but those who are full of themselves" (Donald Gray Barnhouse)
Series: Daniel
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 953
K. Edward Skidmore avatar
A Picture of Pride
Shared by: K. Edward Skidmore on Oct, 2012
Summary: This sermon from Daniel chapter 4 deals with King Nebuchadnezzar's dream about a tall tree and his pride which caused the dream to be fulfilled.
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Views: 852
Martin Holland avatar
The Purposes of God
Shared by: Martin Holland on Oct, 2012
Summary: Though we do not know the answer to all the whats and whys in this life we do know that God has a purpose for everything that happens.
Scott Kircher avatar
Learning the Truth...His Way or the Hard Way
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Jul, 2012
Summary: Why is it that we so often choose to learn things the hard way? We often look back and see that it would have been much easier if we had followed what seems so clear to us now. What hinders us from learning and what can we do to learn the things God wan
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Views: 4,085
Jimmy Haile avatar
How Great I Am! Oh, Really!
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Jul, 2012
Summary: The king thought that he was in charge, but God showed him that He was.
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 404
Jimmy Haile avatar
This Is A Test, This Is Only A Test!
Shared by: Jimmy Haile on Jun, 2012
Summary: God is taking Nebuchadnezzar to school, can he pass the test?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-3
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,062
Steven Simala Grant avatar
Return to Sanity
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on Jun, 2012
Summary: Pride is devastating to the life of God within us, primarily because it focuses us on ourselves and tricks us into believing that the good things of life are somehow produced by us or are given to us because we are so great or so worthy or so important.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,060
allan kircher avatar
Don't mess with God!
Shared by: allan kircher on Feb, 2012
Summary: From this story we learn how God humbled a pagan king. There is important truth here for all of us to ponder.
Series: Daniel
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,780
Jon MacKinney avatar
The Greatest Testimony Every Given
Shared by: Jon MacKinney on Feb, 2012
Summary: This great king, the greatest and most powerful of all time, gives the most amazing testimony ever given. In it we see the incredible grace of God at work in the life of the most undeserving of people.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,007
Howard Strickland avatar
(Bad Into Worse) Everything Can Change
Shared by: Howard Strickland on Jan, 2012
Summary: “Pride keeps you in charge, pride makes you think it’s all about me, pride will keep you doing dead things, and then laugh at you as it all comes tumbling down.”
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 4:30-31
Denomination: Church Of God
Views: 1,861
Mark Opseth avatar
A Felled Tree
Shared by: Mark Opseth on Dec, 2011
Summary: Before the Master Carpenter can do His work in us, He must take the ax of His Word and chop away our pride and arrogance.
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Views: 595
Thomas Swope avatar
I Dreamed A Dream
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Oct, 2011
Summary: A study of chapter 4 verses 1 through 37
Series: Daniel
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 585
Paul Clemente avatar
Pride And Arrogance
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Feb, 2011
Summary: God desires everyone to believe in the truth but will humble everyone, including Christians, who has selfish pride and arrogance.
Scripture: Daniel 4:1-37
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,237
Darren Sirmans avatar
U said It and accused It
Shared by: Darren Sirmans on Dec, 2010
Summary: This sermon is a reminder of how important it is to watch what you say, and it shares insight into the spirit of the world and how it lived in the Pharisees.
Scripture: Daniel 4:32-5:21
Views: 421
Chad Bolfa avatar
When Pride gets in the Way
Shared by: Chad Bolfa on Oct, 2010
Summary: So from this passage I want us to learn from Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon what pride is all about?
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 4:28-33
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,854