Required fields are marked *, Notify me of followup comments via e-mail, Designed by Elegant Themes "Evil-merodach his son was regent during his father's insanity."[32]. Though this king were a tyrant, and an enemy of God and his people, yet the prophet is grieved for him, and prayed for him that God would avert his judgments from him, and lay them rather upon his enemies, Jeremiah 29:7. Read Introduction to Daniel “Then the king instructed Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, to bring some of the children of Israel and some of the king’s descendants and some of the nobles, 4 young men in whom there was no blemish, but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing knowledge and quick to understand, who had ability to serve in the king’s palace, and whom they might … No honest preachers or teachers tell people just what they want to hear. Nebuchadnezzar had derived the knowledge of the meaning of his dream from one who was a Hebrew, and it was natural, therefore, in order that it might be known by whom the dream had been interpreted, that he should so designate him that it would be understood by all. Then Daniel—was astonished for one hour— Stood in silent astonishment for nearly an hour. one hour — the original means often “a moment,” or “short time,” as in Daniel 3:6, Daniel 3:15. let not the dream  …  trouble thee — Many despots would have punished a prophet who dared to foretell his overthrow. The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar and he was driven from men and did eat grass as the oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles feathers, and his nails like birds’ claws. Daniel 9:4-19 New Revised Standard Version January 21, 2018 The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday School Lessons Series) for Sunday, January 21, 2018, is from Daniel 9:4-19 (Some will only study Daniel 9:4- 8 & 15-19). If they do not tell the truth, few will trust their word. Tellers of truth represent light in the darkness. Daniel 4:19. sha "ah = a moment, as Daniel 4:33; Daniel 3:6, Daniel 3:15; Daniel 5:5. Despite that, however, the king did publish the decree which we have before us in the historic Book of Daniel; and this writer believes, along with a great many other conservative scholars, that the discoveries in the ancient Babylonian area my yet reveal a copy of this very decree. Thus Horace, b. iii. As Daniel was not afraid to say, “You are the man,” neither should we be afraid. Nebuchadnezza. There is not, in this, anything necessarily implying a hatred of the enemies of the king, or any wish that calamity should come upon them; it is the expression of an earnest desire that such an affliction might not come upon him. "Thou shalt be driven from men ..." The description here of the king's condition during the days of his punishment should not be pressed as to details. Aware of the interpretation of the dream Daniel was very upset, and his concern was clear to Nebuchadnezzar. "Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was stricken dumb for awhile, and his thoughts troubled him. And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the roots of the tree; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shall have known that the heavens do rule.". Besides this, they never put off human affections, and so pity takes possession of them, when they see the ungodly punished or even subject to impending wrath. The dream dumbfounded Daniel. Daniel answered, The dream be to them that hate thee — May the ill it portends happen to thy enemies. Let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee; "This verse reveals the heart of Daniel as well as any in the entire book of Daniel. Daniel 4:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Daniel 4:19, NIV: "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.' Daniel 4:19 "Then Daniel, whose name is Belteshazzar, was appalled for a while as his thoughts alarmed him. The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee. Belteshazzar replied, 'My lord, if only the dream applied to those who hate you and its interpretation to your adversaries! We have already noted that Daniel 4:24,25 were designed to correct the king's notion about the source of the decree against him. Nebuchadnezzar sensed that Daniel was struggling with how he would tell the king the … Perhaps he supposed that he hesitated because he apprehended danger to himself if he should express his thoughts, and the king therefore assured him of safety, and encouraged him to declare the full meaning of the vision, whatever that might be. Grant's Verse-by-Verse Logos Bible Software. It is not the language of uncharitable hatred. "Thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shall have known that the heavens do rule" (Daniel 4:26). To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar -, Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee -, "Thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shall have known that the heavens do rule", Then Daniel (whose name was Belteshazzar) was astonied for one hour, the king spake and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee, Belteshazzar answered and said, my lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies. Communicators of God’s truth should tell the unvarnished truth about God. Daniel begins to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream starting at verse 19. 19. Daniel 9:4-19 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary Daniel 9:4-19 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for Daniel 9:4-19 Audio Edition with New International Version Audio Edition Daniel 9:4-19 NIV Commentary Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further "Heaven rules is the oldest surrogate for God in the Bible. Daniel"s initial reluctance to tell the king the interpretation must have been due to the bad news itself, or to the potentially harmful consequences to Daniel for telling it to the king. This was the distinctive feature of the true prophets of God: though they often had to predict judgments, they were nevertheless grieved when any of God"s creatures were chastised." ", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. The Prophet is terrified, and yet he is free from all evil; for God does not threaten him, nay, the very punishment which he sees prepared for the king, afforded the hope of future deliverance. Note the change of speakers. by Grant Richison | Mar 5, 2002 | Daniel | 0 comments, “Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. The Vulgate renders it, cæpit intra seipsum tacitus cogitare, he began to consider in silence within himself, or silently reflected on the particulars of the dream just related. Adam Clarke gives us the name of that regent. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonied for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. He felt for the king, and for the nation; and with what force and delicacy does he express the general portent; "The dream to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies!". astonied — overwhelmed with awe at the terrible import of the dream. The king answered and said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or the interpretation trouble you.” Belteshazzar answered and said, “My lord, the dream be to those who hate you, and its interpretation to your enemies.”. The AV translation "for one hour" ( Daniel 4:19 ) describes a brief period of time better rendered "for a while" (NASB, et al. The king's edict here used both the Hebrew name and the Babylonian name of Daniel; and critics seize this as a grounds for destructive remarks; but, on the other hand, this use of both names is exactly what should have been expected. The sympathy, then, was right in his condoling with his king and being silent for about an hour. (Comp. read απηνεωθη, obstupefactus fuit, he was amazed, or confounded. [Note: Feinberg, p56.]. Daniel Interprets the Second Dream. or that President John Kennedy would have memorialized his sexual escapades in the White House? Daniel 4:19-27 Then Daniel (also called Belteshazzar) was greatly perplexed for a time, and his thoughts terrified him . This chapter continues the story of how the mighty ruler Nebuchadnezzar came to capitulate to the God of the captives he brought back from Judea. The king responded and said, 'Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation alarm you.' Daniel 4:19-27 Daniel Explains Nebuchadnezzar’s Second Dream. But if and when that should happen, the enemies of the Word would not stop denying it. Daniel 5:1-12 King Belshazzar’s Banquet. And when the king commands him to be of good courage and not to be disturbed, we have here depicted the security of those who do not apprehend the wrath of God. So the king spoke, and said, ‘Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation trouble you.’ Belteshazzar answered and said, ‘My lord, may the dream concern those who hate you, and its interpretation concern your enemies!’. (19) Hour.—Literally, moment. Your email address will not be published. But, as I have already said, while the faithful are afraid though they feel God to be propitious, yet the impious sleep in their security, and are unmoved and unterrified by any threats. Do they suppose that Senator Ted Kennedy would have a monument erected to his escapade at Chappaquiddick? In Daniel’s case we see both these feelings. ‘Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was upset for a while and his thoughts troubled him. See Habakkuk 3:16. The king answered and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation trouble thee. ode 27: “Di meliora piis, erroremque liostibus ilium.”. Of special interest is the evidence of mutual love and respect between Daniel and the king in Daniel 4:19. Benson Commentary Daniel 4:19. It was the language of courtesy and of respect; it showed that he had no desire that any calamity should befall the monarch, and that he had no wish for the success of his enemies. Let not the dream trouble thee — Speak out, let the event be what it will. The nature of the king's strange malady is readily identified by a number of writers as "lycanthropy,"[30] a strange form of insanity in which the victim imagines that he is a beast and adopts a form of behavior appropriate to such a delusion. “May that which is implied in the interpretation overtake thine enemies.”. He did not want to bear bad news; nevertheless, Daniel faithfully interpreted the dream to him. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. Nebuchadnezzar’s Second Dream - Nebuchadnezzar the king, To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. 1. Daniel 4:19. To this it may be replied, that although in ordinary intercourse with him in Babylon, in addressing him as an officer of state under the Chaldean government, he would undoubtedly be mentioned only by that name; yet, in a proclamation like this, both the names by which he was known would be used - the one to identify him among his own countrymen, the other among the Chaldeans. The seventieth week will end when Christ returns to the earth to establish His kingdom (Rev. They tell the truth. the dream be to them that hate thee — We are to desire the prosperity of those under whose authority God‘s providence has placed us (Jeremiah 29:7). Daniel begins to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream starting at verse 19. For these two reasons they suffer sorrow and pain. 19 Then Daniel, whose name was p Belteshazzar, was s dismayed for a while, and t his thoughts alarmed him. Revelation (chapters 4-19), is an exposition of what will take place during this period. Your email address will not be published. Daniel learned from the books of the prophets, especially from Jeremiah, that the desolation of Jerusalem would continue seventy years, which were drawing to a close. Daniel was concerned due to what he saw in Babylon; it discomforted him. Was astonished for an hour.] 4 I prayed to the Lord my God and confessed: “Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with those who love him and keep his commandments, 5 we have sinned and done wrong. The words are spoken by the figure called euphemismus, according to which any displeasing or ungrateful thing is signified by a more soft and agreeable mode of expression: see a like instance, 1 Samuel 25:22. Belteshazzar answered, 'My lord, if only the dream applied to your enemies and its meaning to your adversaries!" Daniel was reticent to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream because of the negative implications on the king. Daniel 9:4-19 4] I prayed to the LORD my God and confessed: "O Lord, the great and awesome God, who keeps his covenant of love with all who love him and obey his commands, 5] we have sinned and done wrong. Daniel 7:1-14 Daniel’s Vision of The Four Beasts. Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace … He would not seem to be willing even to speak of so fearful calamities as he saw were coming upon the king. Daniel was “amazed” and “overwhelmed” at what was manifestly the fearful import of the dream. Neither should a teller of truth be audacious but true to truth. They have the general meaning that, "The king would be in such a state as to be treated like a beast; he would be removed from his ordinary abode, and become a miserable and neglected outcast."[29]. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar - Daniel 4:8. Take me to the king. Daniel adds the cause of his grief, — O my lord, he says, may the dream be for thine enemies, and its interpretation to thy foes! “Such rhetorical embellishments are pointed at no individuals, have nothing in them of malice or ill-will, are used as marks of respect to the ruling powers, and may be presumed to be free from any imputation of a want of charity.” - Wintle, in loc. Belteshazzar replied, ‘My lord, if only the dream applied to those who hate you and its interpretation to your adversaries! Such is the example which the Prophet sets before us in the king of Babylon. Daniel 4:1 "Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the … {See Trapp on "Habakkuk 3:16"} But they who tremble not in time of threatening, shall be crushed to pieces in time of punishing. Daniel - was astonied for one hour - He saw the design of the dream, and he felt the great delicacy of interpreting it. because the faithful, though God spares them and shews himself merciful and propitious, cannot view his judgments without fear, for they acknowledge themselves subject to similar penalties, if God did not treat them with indulgence. Was astonied - Was astonished. 19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. Whenever God appointed his Prophets the heralds of severe calamities, they were affected in two ways; on the one side, they condoled with those miserable men whose destruction they saw at hand, and still they boldly announced what had been divinely commanded; and thus their sorrow never hindered them from discharging their duty freely and consistently. answered and said. (a). See the note at Daniel 1:7. They knew him to be the executor of God’s just vengeance, and also to be their sovereign and lawful ruler. "This verse reveals the heart of Daniel as well as any in the entire book of Daniel. But, on the other hand, Daniel shews the impossibility of his being changed or softened by any sentiment of pity, and thus turned from his intended course: "Then Daniel, whose name is Belteshazzar, was appalled for a while as his thoughts alarmed him. one hour. The prayer of Daniel. Then Daniel was astonied for one hour — “Stood in silent astonishment for nearly an hour,” both at the surprising circumstances of the judgment denounced against the king, and likewise out of a tender regard and respect for his person, who had bestowed so many favours upon him. | Powered by WordPress. This chapter is unique in all scripture. So the king said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its meaning alarm you.” The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee. So the king said, 'Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its meaning alarm you.' This verse reflects the respect that each man held for the other. Thus Jeremiah had before exhorted the Jewish captives at Babylon to wish and pray for the prosperity of the government under which they lived. Daniel ... Belteshazzar - the use of the Hebrew as well as the Chaldee name, so far from being an objection, as some have made it, is an undesigned mark of genuineness. What Daniel had said in his interpretation is repeated from heaven. So he assured Daniel that he could tell him the truth without fear, at which Daniel pointed out that what he had to say was really what his enemies and those who hated him would want to say. For though Nebuchadnezzar was an idolater, a persecutor, and oppressor of the people of God, yet he was Daniel’s prince, and therefore, though he foresees, and is now going to foretel, ill concerning him, he dares not wish ill to him. When Daniel prayed this, Judah had been scattered for about 70 years, and they were just about ready to go back to the Promised Land. Nebuchadnezzar in this passage is so utterly unlike Antiochus Epiphanes that it must ever remain a mystery why critical scholars are always mentioning Antiochus and the need of the people for encouragement in those times, as being pertinent in any manner whatever to this prophecy. But truth must be spoken, however it be taken. Expressions similar to this occur not unfrequently in ancient writings. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies.” He said, ‘I have found a man. He knew the meaning of this dream and how well Nebuchadnezzar deserved what was to come upon him. Daniel 4:19-37 The Dead End Street Called Pride - 2; Daniel 5:1-31 The Dead End Street Called Pride - 3; Daniel 6:1-28 How to Live with Pagans and Maintain Your Witness; Daniel 7:1-8; 24-28 Hang on, Brother, the King is Coming; Daniel 7:8-25 The Rise, Reign and Ruin of the Little Horn; Daniel 7:9-14 Thy Kingdom Come Questions for Discussion and Thinking Further follow the verse-by- verse International Bible Lesson Commentary.Study Hints for Discussion and It is the language of an Oriental; language uttered at a court, where only the words of respect were heard. So Philo brings in Joseph prefacing to the interpretation of Pharaoh’s baker’s dream, Utinam tale somnium non vidisses, &c., I would, sir, you had not so dreamed; but since you have, I mast deal plainly with you. The king spake and said … - Perceiving that the dream had, as he had probably apprehended, a fearful significancy, and that Daniel hesitated about explaining its meaning. The dream dumbfounded Daniel. Ver. He was not puzzled by the difficulties of it. Daniel 4:19-27 New International Version (NIV) Daniel Interprets the Dream 19 Then Daniel (also called Belteshazzar) was greatly perplexed for a time, and his thoughts terrified him. God was just about ready to release them. It has been objected that the mention in this edict of “both” the names by which Daniel was known is an improbable circumstance; that a pagan monarch would only have referred to him by the name by which he was known in Babylon - the name which he had himself conferred on him in honor of the god (“Belus”) after whom he was called. This attitude of the principal characters here is proof that no writer in the days of Antiochus had anything to do with the composition of the prophecy of Daniel. The king responded and said, ‘Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation alarm you.' Daniel thus expresses his dutiful concern for the safety of the king’s person and government. And I refer this to the sorrow which the holy Prophet had endured from that horrible punishment which God had shewn under a figure; nor ought it to seem surprising for Daniel to be grievously afflicted on account of the calamity of the king of Babylon; for although he was a cruel tyrant, and had harassed and all but destroyed God’s Church, yet since he was under his Sway, he was bound to pray for him. Meanwhile, we must remark, how variously the Prophets were affected when God uses them in denouncing his approaching judgments. “Such rhetorical embellishments are pointed at no individuals, have nothing in them of malice or ill-will, and may be presumed to be free from any imputation of a want of charity.” — Wintle. Daniel 4:28-37 Nebuchadnezzar’s Humiliation. How can anyone on earth suppose that Nebuchadnezzar would have erected a monument to his status while in the throes of that awful malady? ), To them that hate thee.—A delicate way of expressing his hopes for the best. The AV translation "for one hour" ( Daniel 4:19) describes a brief period of time better rendered "for a while" (NASB, et al.). Nevertheless, for the Chaldeans’ sake, in whose tongue he wrote these things, and at whose good he therein aimed, he here addeth it. Then I will tell the king what his dream means.’ v25 Then Arioch quickly took Daniel to the king. 19:11-21). This merely implies that he did not desire that these things should come upon him. This was the distinctive feature of the true prophets of God: though they often had to predict judgments, they were nevertheless grieved when any of God"s creatures were chastised. Daniel was reticent to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream because of the negative implications on the king. For one hour - It is not possible to designate the exact time denoted by the word “hour” - שׁעה shâ‛âh According to Gesenius (“Lex.”), it means moment of time; properly, a look, a glance, a wink of the eye - German, “augenblick.” In Arabic the word means both a moment and an hour. Then Daniel was astonied for one hour — “Stood in silent astonishment for nearly an hour,” both at the surprising circumstances of the judgment denounced against the king, and likewise out of a tender regard and respect for his person, who had bestowed so many favours upon him. Daniel 4:19. Ea fere est improbarum securitas; the godly, who have less cause, are frightened often, when the wicked are hardened. 19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. The king answered and said, “Belteshazzar, let not the dream or the interpretation alarm you.” Belteshazzar answered and said, “My lord, u may the dream be for those who hate you u and its interpretation for your enemies! Apparently critics know nothing at all of human rulers. El}, “God,” the name by which the prophet was best known among his countrymen), as well as the Gentile name by which he was known in the Chaldean empire. Daniel 4:19-27 Daniel apparently immediately understood what the dream meant and for one hour in amazement pondered over the giving Nebuchadnezzar the interpretation. God's promises are to encourage our prayers, not to make them needless; and when we see the performance of them approaching, we should more earnestly plead them with God. This, doubtless, arose from his consideration of the extraordinary and affecting circumstances of the dream, as appears from the latter part of the verse. Daniel 9:1-4. He knew the meaning of this dream and how well Nebuchadnezzar deserved what was to come upon him. They do not take a poll to find out the prevailing opinion on things. It is necessary, in repentance, that we not only cease to do evil, but learn to do good. Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream starting at verse 19. "[34] Note that the plural is used here, "the heavens do rule." Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar.] Nevertheless at his insistence he would tell him its meaning. Daniel 4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the … Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of a Tree # :0 In Aramaic texts 4:1-3 is numbered 3:31-33, and 4:4-37 is numbered 4:1-34. Troubled him — Because he fore-saw such troubles coming upon the king for whom he had a high reverence. Others think he was in an ecstasy; but this seems to suit better because he does not simply speak of being astonished, but even disturbed and terrified in his thoughts. Here Daniel relates how he was in some sense astonished. He did not want to bear bad news; nevertheless, Daniel. Our own viewpoint is that, since the visitation upon Nebuchadnezzar was a heaven sent punishment, it might not have been any particular disease with which men are familiar. We simply do not know what it was. Then Daniel (whose name was Belteshazzar) was astonied for one hour,.... Not at the difficulty of interpreting the dream, which was plain and easy to him; but at the sad and shocking things he saw plainly by the dream were coming upon the king: and though he was a wicked prince, and justly deserved such treatment; and thus he continued for the space of an hour like one thunder struck, filled with amazement, quite stupid, dumb, and silent: and his thoughts troubled him; both about what should befall the king, and how he should make it known to him: the king spake and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee: he saw by his countenance the confusion he was in, and imagined there was something in the dream which portended evil, and made him backward to relate it; and therefore encouraged him to tell it, be it what it would: Belteshazzar answered and said, my lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies; which is as if he had said, I could have wished, had it been the will of God, that what is signified by the dream might have befallen not the king, but his enemies; this he said, not merely as a courtier, but as one that heartily wished and prayed for his peace and prosperity; and to show that he had no ill will to the king in the interpretation of the dream, but was his hearty faithful servant and minister; and yet suggests that something very dreadful and distressing was intended for him; and hereby he prepared him the better to receive it. 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