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Daniel 4


1  Nebuchadnezzar5020 the king,4430 unto all3606 people,5972 nations,524 and languages,3961 that1768 dwell1753 in all3606 the earth;772 Peace8001 be multiplied7680 unto you.

2  I thought it good8232 6925 to show2324 the signs852 and wonders8540 that1768 the high5943 God426 hath wrought5648 toward5974 me.

3  How4101 great7260 are his signs!852 and how4101 mighty8624 are his wonders!8540 his kingdom4437 is an everlasting5957 kingdom,4437 and his dominion7985 is from5974 generation1859 to generation.1859

4  I576 Nebuchadnezzar5020 was1934 at rest7954 in mine house,1005 and flourishing7487 in my palace:1965

5  I saw2370 a dream2493 which made me afraid,1763 and the thoughts2031 upon5922 my bed4903 and the visions2376 of my head7217 troubled927 me.

6  Therefore made4481 7761 I a decree2942 to bring in5924 all3606 the wise2445 men of Babylon895 before6925 me, that1768 they might make known3046 unto me the interpretation6591 of the dream.2493

7  Then116 came in5954 the magicians,2749 the astrologers,826 the Chaldeans,3779 and the soothsayers:1505 and I576 told560 the dream2493 before6925 them; but they did not3809 make known3046 unto me the interpretation6591 thereof.

8  But at5705 the last318 Daniel1841 came in5954 before6925 me, whose1768 name8036 was Belteshazzar,1096 according to the name8036 of my god,426 and in whom1768 is the spirit7308 of the holy6922 gods:426 and before6925 him I told560 the dream,2493 saying,

9  O Belteshazzar,1096 master7229 of the magicians,2749 because1768 I576 know3046 that1768 the spirit7308 of the holy6922 gods426 is in thee, and no3809 3606 secret7328 troubleth598 thee, tell560 me the visions2376 of my dream2493 that1768 I have seen,2370 and the interpretation6591 thereof.

10  Thus were the visions2376 of mine head7217 in5922 my bed;4903 I saw,1934 2370 and behold431 a tree363 in the midst1459 of the earth,772 and the height7314 thereof was great.7690

11  The tree363 grew,7236 and was strong,8631 and the height7314 thereof reached4291 unto heaven,8065 and the sight2379 thereof to the end5491 of all3606 the earth:772

12  The leaves6074 thereof were fair,8209 and the fruit4 thereof much,7690 and in it was meat4203 for all:3606 the beasts2423 of the field1251 had shadow2927 under8460 it, and the fowls6853 of the heaven8065 dwelt1753 in the boughs6056 thereof, and all3606 flesh1321 was fed2110 of4481 it.

13  I saw1934 2370 in the visions2376 of my head7217 upon5922 my bed,4903 and, behold,431 a watcher5894 and a holy one6922 came down5182 from4481 heaven;8065

14  He cried7123 aloud,2429 and said560 thus,3652 Hew down1414 the tree,363 and cut off7113 his branches,6056 shake off5426 his leaves,6074 and scatter921 his fruit:4 let the beasts2423 get away5111 from4481 under8479 it, and the fowls6853 from4481 his branches:6056

15  Nevertheless1297 leave7662 the stump6136 of his roots8330 in the earth,772 even with a band613 of1768 iron6523 and brass,5174 in the tender grass1883 of1768 the field;1251 and let it be wet6647 with the dew2920 of heaven,8065 and let his portion2508 be with5974 the beasts2423 in the grass6211 of the earth:772

16  Let his heart3825 be changed8133 from4481 man's,606 and let a beast's2423 heart3825 be given3052 unto him; and let seven7655 times5732 pass2499 over5922 him.

17  This matter6600 is by the decree1510 of the watchers,5894 and the demand7595 by the word3983 of the holy ones:6922 to5705 the intent1701 that1768 the living2417 may know3046 that1768 the most High5943 ruleth7990 in the kingdom4437 of men,606 and giveth5415 it to whomsoever4479 1768 he will,6634 and setteth up6966 over5922 it the basest8215 of men.606

18  This1836 dream2493 I576 king4430 Nebuchadnezzar5020 have seen.2370 Now thou,607 O Belteshazzar,1096 declare560 the interpretation6591 thereof, forasmuch as3606 6903 1768 all3606 the wise2445 men of my kingdom4437 are not able3202 3809 to make known3046 unto me the interpretation:6591 but thou607 art able;3546 for1768 the spirit7308 of the holy6922 gods426 is in thee.

19  Then116 Daniel,1841 whose1768 name8036 was Belteshazzar,1096 was astonished8075 for one2298 hour,8160 and his thoughts7476 troubled927 him. The king4430 spoke,6032 and said,560 Belteshazzar,1096 let not409 the dream,2493 or the interpretation6591 thereof, trouble927 thee. Belteshazzar1096 answered6032 and said,560 My lord,4756 the dream2493 be to them that hate8131 thee, and the interpretation6591 thereof to thine enemies.6146

20  The tree363 that1768 thou sawest,2370 which1768 grew,7236 and was strong,8631 whose height7314 reached4291 unto the heaven,8065 and the sight2379 thereof to all3606 the earth;772

21  Whose leaves6074 were fair,8209 and the fruit4 thereof much,7690 and in it was meat4203 for all;3606 under8460 which the beasts2423 of the field1251 dwelt,1753 and upon whose branches6056 the fowls6853 of the heaven8065 had their habitation:7932

22  It1932 is thou,607 O king,4430 that1768 art grown7236 and become strong:8631 for thy greatness7238 is grown,7236 and reacheth4291 unto heaven,8065 and thy dominion7985 to the end5491 of the earth.772

23  And whereas1768 the king4430 saw2370 a watcher5894 and a holy one6922 coming down5182 from4481 heaven,8065 and saying,560 Hew the tree down,1414 363 and destroy2255 it; yet1297 leave7662 the stump6136 of the roots8330 thereof in the earth,772 even with a band613 of1768 iron6523 and brass,5174 in the tender grass1883 of1768 the field;1251 and let it be wet6647 with the dew2920 of heaven,8065 and let his portion2508 be with5974 the beasts2423 of the field,1251 till5705 1768 seven7655 times5732 pass2499 over5922 him;

24  This1836 is the interpretation,6591 O king,4430 and this1932 is the decree1510 of the most High,5943 which1768 is come4291 upon5922 my lord4756 the king:4430

25  That they shall drive2957 thee from4481 men,606 and thy dwelling4070 shall be1934 with5974 the beasts2423 of the field,1251 and they shall make thee to eat2939 grass6211 as oxen,8450 and they shall wet6647 thee with the dew4481 2920 of heaven,8065 and seven7655 times5732 shall pass2499 over5922 thee, till5705 1768 thou know3046 that1768 the most High5943 ruleth7990 in the kingdom4437 of men,606 and giveth5415 it to whomsoever4479 1768 he will.6634

26  And whereas1768 they commanded560 to leave7662 the stump6136 of1768 the tree363 roots;8330 thy kingdom4437 shall be sure7011 unto thee, after that4481 1768 thou shalt have known3046 that1768 the heavens8065 do rule.7990

27  Wherefore,3861 O king,4430 let my counsel4431 be acceptable8232 unto5922 thee, and break6562 off thy sins2408 by righteousness,6665 and thine iniquities5758 by showing mercy2604 to the poor;6033 if2006 it may be1934 a lengthening754 of thy tranquillity.7963

28  All this3606 came4291 upon5922 the king4430 Nebuchadnezzar.5020

29  At the end7118 of twelve8648 6236 months3393 he walked1934 1981 in5922 the palace1965 of the kingdom4437 of1768 Babylon.895

30  The king4430 spoke,6032 and said,560 Is not3809 this1668 great7229 Babylon,895 that1768 I576 have built1124 for the house1005 of the kingdom4437 by the might8632 of my power,2632 and for the honor3367 of my majesty?1923

31  While5751 the word4406 was in the king's4430 mouth,6433 there fell5308 a voice7032 from4481 heaven,8065 saying, O king4430 Nebuchadnezzar,5020 to thee it is spoken;560 The kingdom4437 is departed5709 from4481 thee.

32  And they shall drive2957 thee from4481 men,606 and thy dwelling4070 shall be with5974 the beasts2423 of the field:1251 they shall make thee to eat2939 grass6211 as oxen,8450 and seven7655 times5732 shall pass2499 over5922 thee, until5705 1768 thou know3046 that1768 the most High5943 ruleth7990 in the kingdom4437 of men,606 and giveth5415 it to whomsoever4479 1768 he will.6634

33  The same hour8160 was the thing4406 fulfilled5487 upon5922 Nebuchadnezzar:5020 and he was driven2957 from4481 men,606 and did eat399 grass6211 as oxen,8450 and his body1655 was wet6647 with the dew4481 2920 of heaven,8065 till5705 1768 his hairs8177 were grown7236 like eagles'5403 feathers, and his nails2953 like birds'6853 claws.

34  And at the end7118 of the days3118 I576 Nebuchadnezzar5020 lifted up5191 mine eyes5870 unto heaven,8065 and mine understanding4486 returned8421 unto5922 me, and I blessed1289 the most High,5943 and I praised7624 and honored1922 him that liveth2417 forever,5957 whose1768 dominion7985 is an everlasting5957 dominion,7985 and his kingdom4437 is from5974 generation1859 to generation:1859

35  And all3606 the inhabitants1753 of the earth772 are reputed2804 as nothing:3809 and he doeth5648 according to his will6634 in the army2429 of heaven,8065 and among the inhabitants1753 of the earth:772 and none3809 can383 stay4223 his hand,3028 or say560 unto him, What4101 doest5648 thou?

36  At the same time2166 my reason4486 returned8421 unto5922 me; and for the glory3367 of my kingdom,4437 mine honor1923 and brightness2122 returned8421 unto5922 me; and my counselors1907 and my lords7261 sought1156 unto me; and I was established8627 in5922 my kingdom,4437 and excellent3493 majesty7238 was added3255 unto me.

37  Now3705 I576 Nebuchadnezzar5020 praise7624 and extol7313 and honor1922 the King4430 of heaven,8065 all3606 whose1768 works4567 are truth,7187 and his ways735 judgment:1780 and those1768 that walk1981 in pride1467 he is able3202 to abase.8214


4 ἔτους ὀκτωκαιδεκάτου τῆς βασιλείας Ναβουχοδονοσορ εἶπεν εἰρηνεύων ἤμην ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ μου καὶ εὐθηνῶν ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου μου

5 ἐνύπνιον εἶδον καὶ εὐλαβήθην καὶ φόβος μοι ἐπέπεσεν

10 ἐκάθευδον καὶ ἰδοὺ δένδρον ὑψηλὸν φυόμενον ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς ἡ ὅρασις αὐτοῦ μεγάλη καὶ οὐκ ἦν ἄλλο ὅμοιον αὐτῷ

12 οἱ κλάδοι αὐτοῦ τῷ μήκει ὡς σταδίων τριάκοντα καὶ ὑποκάτω αὐτοῦ ἐσκίαζον πάντα τὰ θηρία τῆς γῆς καὶ ἐν αὐτῷ τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐνόσσευον ὁ καρπὸς αὐτοῦ πολὺς καὶ ἀγαθὸς καὶ ἐχορήγει πᾶσι τοῖς ζῴοις

11 καὶ ἡ ὅρασις αὐτοῦ μεγάλη ἡ κορυφὴ αὐτοῦ ἤγγιζεν ἕως τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ τὸ κύτος αὐτοῦ ἕως τῶν νεφελῶν πληροῦν τὰ ὑποκάτω τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ὁ ἥλιος καὶ ἡ σελήνη ἐν αὐτῷ ᾤκουν καὶ ἐφώτιζον πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν

13 ἐθεώρουν ἐν τῷ ὕπνῳ μου καὶ ἰδοὺ ἄγγελος ἀπεστάλη ἐν ἰσχύι ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ

14 καὶ ἐφώνησε καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῷ ἐκκόψατε αὐτὸ καὶ καταφθείρατε αὐτό προστέτακται γὰρ ἀπὸ τοῦ ὑψίστου ἐκριζῶσαι καὶ ἀχρειῶσαι αὐτό

15 καὶ οὕτως εἶπε ῥίζαν μίαν ἄφετε αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ γῇ ὅπως μετὰ τῶν θηρίων τῆς γῆς ἐν τοῖς ὄρεσι χόρτον ὡς βοῦς νέμηται

16 καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς δρόσου τοῦ οὐρανοῦ τὸ σῶμα αὐτοῦ ἀλλοιωθῇ καὶ ἑπτὰ ἔτη βοσκηθῇ σὺν αὐτοῖς

17 ἕως ἂν γνῷ τὸν κύριον τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐξουσίαν ἔχειν πάντων τῶν ἐν τῷ οὐρανῷ καὶ τῶν ἐπὶ τῆς γῆς καὶ ὅσα ἂν θέλῃ ποιεῖ ἐν αὐτοῖς
ἐνώπιόν μου ἐξεκόπη ἐν ἡμέρᾳ μιᾷ καὶ ἡ καταφθορὰ αὐτοῦ ἐν ὥρᾳ μιᾷ τῆς ἡμέρας καὶ οἱ κλάδοι αὐτοῦ ἐδόθησαν εἰς πάντα ἄνεμον καὶ εἱλκύσθη καὶ ἐρρίφη καὶ τὸν χόρτον τῆς γῆς μετὰ τῶν θηρίων τῆς γῆς ἤσθιε καὶ εἰς φυλακὴν παρεδόθη καὶ ἐν πέδαις καὶ ἐν χειροπέδαις χαλκαῖς ἐδέθη ὑπ᾽ αὐτῶν σφόδρα ἐθαύμασα ἐπὶ πᾶσι τούτοις καὶ ὁ ὕπνος μου ἀπέστη ἀπὸ τῶν ὀφθαλμῶν μου

18 καὶ ἀναστὰς τὸ πρωὶ ἐκ τῆς κοίτης μου ἐκάλεσα τὸν Δανιηλ τὸν ἄρχοντα τῶν σοφιστῶν καὶ τὸν ἡγούμενον τῶν κρινόντων τὰ ἐνύπνια καὶ διηγησάμην αὐτῷ τὸ ἐνύπνιον καὶ ὑπέδειξέ μοι πᾶσαν τὴν σύγκρισιν αὐτοῦ

19 μεγάλως δὲ ἐθαύμασεν ὁ Δανιηλ καὶ ὑπόνοια κατέσπευδεν αὐτόν καὶ φοβηθεὶς τρόμου λαβόντος αὐτὸν καὶ ἀλλοιωθείσης τῆς ὁράσεως αὐτοῦ κινήσας τὴν κεφαλὴν ὥραν μίαν ἀποθαυμάσας ἀπεκρίθη μοι φωνῇ πραείᾳ βασιλεῦ τὸ ἐνύπνιον τοῦτο τοῖς μισοῦσί σε καὶ ἡ σύγκρισις αὐτοῦ τοῖς ἐχθροῖς σου ἐπέλθοι

20 τὸ δένδρον τὸ ἐν τῇ γῇ πεφυτευμένον οὗ ἡ ὅρασις μεγάλη σὺ εἶ βασιλεῦ

21 καὶ πάντα τὰ πετεινὰ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ τὰ νοσσεύοντα ἐν αὐτῷ ἡ ἰσχὺς τῆς γῆς καὶ τῶν ἐθνῶν καὶ τῶν γλωσσῶν πασῶν ἕως τῶν περάτων τῆς γῆς καὶ πᾶσαι αἱ χῶραι σοὶ δουλεύουσι

22 τὸ δὲ ἀνυψωθῆναι τὸ δένδρον ἐκεῖνο καὶ ἐγγίσαι τῷ οὐρανῷ καὶ τὸ κύτος αὐτοῦ ἅψασθαι τῶν νεφελῶν σύ βασιλεῦ ὑψώθης ὑπὲρ πάντας τοὺς ἀνθρώπους τοὺς ὄντας ἐπὶ προσώπου πάσης τῆς γῆς ὑψώθη σου ἡ καρδία ὑπερηφανίᾳ καὶ ἰσχύι τὰ πρὸς τὸν ἅγιον καὶ τοὺς ἀγγέλους αὐτοῦ τὰ ἔργα σου ὤφθη καθότι ἐξερήμωσας τὸν οἶκον τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ ζῶντος ἐπὶ ταῖς ἁμαρτίαις τοῦ λαοῦ τοῦ ἡγιασμένου

23 καὶ ἡ ὅρασις ἣν εἶδες ὅτι ἄγγελος ἐν ἰσχύι ἀπεστάλη παρὰ τοῦ κυρίου καὶ ὅτι εἶπεν ἐξᾶραι τὸ δένδρον καὶ ἐκκόψαι ἡ κρίσις τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ μεγάλου ἥξει ἐπὶ σέ

24 καὶ ὁ ὕψιστος καὶ οἱ ἄγγελοι αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ σὲ κατατρέχουσιν

25 εἰς φυλακὴν ἀπάξουσί σε καὶ εἰς τόπον ἔρημον ἀποστελοῦσί σε

26 καὶ ἡ ῥίζα τοῦ δένδρου ἡ ἀφεθεῖσα ἐπεὶ οὐκ ἐξερριζώθη ὁ τόπος τοῦ θρόνου σού σοι συντηρηθήσεται εἰς καιρὸν καὶ ὥραν ἰδοὺ ἐπὶ σὲ ἑτοιμάζονται καὶ μαστιγώσουσί σε καὶ ἐπάξουσι τὰ κεκριμένα ἐπὶ σέ

27 κύριος ζῇ ἐν οὐρανῷ καὶ ἡ ἐξουσία αὐτοῦ ἐπὶ πάσῃ τῇ γῇ αὐτοῦ δεήθητι περὶ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν σου καὶ πάσας τὰς ἀδικίας σου ἐν ἐλεημοσύναις λύτρωσαι ἵνα ἐπιείκεια δοθῇ σοι καὶ πολυήμερος γένῃ ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου τῆς βασιλείας σου καὶ μὴ καταφθείρῃ σε τούτους τοὺς λόγους ἀγάπησον ἀκριβὴς γάρ μου ὁ λόγος καὶ πλήρης ὁ χρόνος σου

28 καὶ ἐπὶ συντελείᾳ τῶν λόγων Ναβουχοδονοσορ ὡς ἤκουσε τὴν κρίσιν τοῦ ὁράματος τοὺς λόγους ἐν τῇ καρδίᾳ συνετήρησε

29 καὶ μετὰ μῆνας δώδεκα ὁ βασιλεὺς ἐπὶ τῶν τειχῶν τῆς πόλεως μετὰ πάσης τῆς δόξης αὐτοῦ περιεπάτει καὶ ἐπὶ τῶν πύργων αὐτῆς διεπορεύετο

30 καὶ ἀποκριθεὶς εἶπεν αὕτη ἐστὶ Βαβυλὼν ἡ μεγάλη ἣν ἐγὼ ᾠκοδόμησα καὶ οἶκος βασιλείας μου ἐν ἰσχύι κράτους μου κληθήσεται εἰς τιμὴν τῆς δόξης μου

31 καὶ ἐπὶ συντελείας τοῦ λόγου αὐτοῦ φωνὴν ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἤκουσε σοὶ λέγεται Ναβουχοδονοσορ βασιλεῦ ἡ βασιλεία Βαβυλῶνος ἀφῄρηταί σου καὶ ἑτέρῳ δίδοται ἐξουθενημένῳ ἀνθρώπῳ ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ σου ἰδοὺ ἐγὼ καθίστημι αὐτὸν ἐπὶ τῆς βασιλείας σου καὶ τὴν ἐξουσίαν σου καὶ τὴν δόξαν σου καὶ τὴν τρυφήν σου παραλήψεται ὅπως ἐπιγνῷς ὅτι ἐξουσίαν ἔχει ὁ θεὸς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ τῶν ἀνθρώπων καὶ ᾧ ἐὰν βούληται δώσει αὐτήν ἕως δὲ ἡλίου ἀνατολῆς βασιλεὺς ἕτερος εὐφρανθήσεται ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ σου καὶ κρατήσει τῆς δόξης σου καὶ τῆς ἰσχύος σου καὶ τῆς ἐξουσίας σου

32 καὶ οἱ ἄγγελοι διώξονταί σε ἐπὶ ἔτη ἑπτά καὶ οὐ μὴ ὀφθῇς οὐδ᾽ οὐ μὴ λαλήσῃς μετὰ παντὸς ἀνθρώπου χόρτον ὡς βοῦν σε ψωμίσουσι καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς χλόης τῆς γῆς ἔσται ἡ νομή σου ἰδοὺ ἀντὶ τῆς δόξης σου δήσουσί σε καὶ τὸν οἶκον τῆς τρυφῆς σου καὶ τὴν βασιλείαν σου ἕτερος ἕξει

33 ἕως δὲ πρωὶ πάντα τελεσθήσεται ἐπὶ σέ Ναβουχοδονοσορ βασιλεῦ Βαβυλῶνος καὶ οὐχ ὑστερήσει ἀπὸ πάντων τούτων οὐθέν
ἐγὼ Ναβουχοδονοσορ βασιλεὺς Βαβυλῶνος ἑπτὰ ἔτη ἐπεδήθην χόρτον ὡς βοῦν ἐψώμισάν με καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς χλόης τῆς γῆς ἤσθιον καὶ μετὰ ἔτη ἑπτὰ ἔδωκα τὴν ψυχήν μου εἰς δέησιν καὶ ἠξίωσα περὶ τῶν ἁμαρτιῶν μου κατὰ πρόσωπον κυρίου τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ περὶ τῶν ἀγνοιῶν μου τοῦ θεοῦ τῶν θεῶν τοῦ μεγάλου ἐδεήθην
καὶ αἱ τρίχες μου ἐγένοντο ὡς πτέρυγες ἀετοῦ οἱ ὄνυχές μου ὡσεὶ λέοντος ἠλλοιώθη ἡ σάρξ μου καὶ ἡ καρδία μου γυμνὸς περιεπάτουν μετὰ τῶν θηρίων τῆς γῆς ἐνύπνιον εἶδον καὶ ὑπόνοιαί με εἰλήφασι καὶ διὰ χρόνου ὕπνος με ἔλαβε πολὺς καὶ νυσταγμὸς ἐπέπεσέ μοι

34 καὶ ἐπὶ συντελείᾳ τῶν ἑπτὰ ἐτῶν ὁ χρόνος μου τῆς ἀπολυτρώσεως ἦλθε καὶ αἱ ἁμαρτίαι μου καὶ αἱ ἄγνοιαί μου ἐπληρώθησαν ἐναντίον τοῦ θεοῦ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἐδεήθην περὶ τῶν ἀγνοιῶν μου τοῦ θεοῦ τῶν θεῶν τοῦ μεγάλου καὶ ἰδοὺ ἄγγελος εἷς ἐκάλεσέ με ἐκ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ λέγων Ναβουχοδονοσορ δούλευσον τῷ θεῷ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ τῷ ἁγίῳ καὶ δὸς δόξαν τῷ ὑψίστῳ τὸ βασίλειον τοῦ ἔθνους σού σοι ἀποδίδοται

36 ἐν ἐκείνῳ τῷ καιρῷ ἀποκατεστάθη ἡ βασιλεία μου ἐμοί καὶ ἡ δόξα μου ἀπεδόθη μοι

37 τῷ ὑψίστῳ ἀνθομολογοῦμαι καὶ αἰνῶ τῷ κτίσαντι τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὴν γῆν καὶ τὰς θαλάσσας καὶ τοὺς ποταμοὺς καὶ πάντα τὰ ἐν αὐτοῖς ἐξομολογοῦμαι καὶ αἰνῶ ὅτι αὐτός ἐστι θεὸς τῶν θεῶν καὶ κύριος τῶν κυρίων καὶ βασιλεὺς τῶν βασιλέων ὅτι αὐτὸς ποιεῖ σημεῖα καὶ τέρατα καὶ ἀλλοιοῖ καιροὺς καὶ χρόνους ἀφαιρῶν βασιλείαν βασιλέων καὶ καθιστῶν ἑτέρους ἀντ᾽ αὐτῶν

38 ἀπὸ τοῦ νῦν αὐτῷ λατρεύσω καὶ ἀπὸ τοῦ φόβου αὐτοῦ τρόμος εἴληφέ με καὶ πάντας τοὺς ἁγίους αὐτοῦ αἰνῶ οἱ γὰρ θεοὶ τῶν ἐθνῶν οὐκ ἔχουσιν ἐν ἑαυτοῖς ἰσχὺν ἀποστρέψαι βασιλείαν βασιλέως εἰς ἕτερον βασιλέα καὶ ἀποκτεῖναι καὶ ζῆν ποιῆσαι καὶ ποιῆσαι σημεῖα καὶ θαυμάσια μεγάλα καὶ φοβερὰ καὶ ἀλλοιῶσαι ὑπερμεγέθη πράγματα καθὼς ἐποίησεν ἐν ἐμοὶ ὁ θεὸς τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἠλλοίωσεν ἐπ᾽ ἐμοὶ μεγάλα πράγματα ἐγὼ πάσας τὰς ἡμέρας τῆς βασιλείας μου περὶ τῆς ψυχῆς μου τῷ ὑψίστῳ θυσίας προσοίσω εἰς ὀσμὴν εὐωδίας τῷ κυρίῳ καὶ τὸ ἀρεστὸν ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ ποιήσω ἐγὼ καὶ ὁ λαός μου τὸ ἔθνος μου καὶ αἱ χῶραί μου αἱ ἐν τῇ ἐξουσίᾳ μου καὶ ὅσοι ἐλάλησαν εἰς τὸν θεὸν τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ὅσοι ἂν καταληφθῶσι λαλοῦντές τι τούτους κατακρινῶ θανάτῳ

39 ἔγραψε δὲ ὁ βασιλεὺς Ναβουχοδονοσορ ἐπιστολὴν ἐγκύκλιον πᾶσι τοῖς κατὰ τόπον ἔθνεσι καὶ χώραις καὶ γλώσσαις πάσαις ταῖς οἰκούσαις ἐν πάσαις ταῖς χώραις ἐν γενεαῖς καὶ γενεαῖς κυρίῳ τῷ θεῷ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ αἰνεῖτε καὶ θυσίαν καὶ προσφορὰν προσφέρετε αὐτῷ ἐνδόξως ἐγὼ βασιλεὺς βασιλέων ἀνθομολογοῦμαι αὐτῷ ἐνδόξως ὅτι οὕτως ἐποίησε μετ᾽ ἐμοῦ ἐν αὐτῇ τῇ ἡμέρᾳ ἐκάθισέ με ἐπὶ τοῦ θρόνου μου καὶ τῆς ἐξουσίας μου καὶ τῆς βασιλείας μου ἐν τῷ λαῷ μου ἐκράτησα καὶ ἡ μεγαλωσύνη μου ἀποκατεστάθη μοι

40 Ναβουχοδονοσορ βασιλεὺς πᾶσι τοῖς ἔθνεσι καὶ πάσαις ταῖς χώραις καὶ πᾶσι τοῖς οἰκοῦσιν ἐν αὐταῖς εἰρήνη ὑμῖν πληθυνθείη ἐν παντὶ καιρῷ καὶ νῦν ὑποδείξω ὑμῖν τὰς πράξεις ἃς ἐποίησε μετ᾽ ἐμοῦ ὁ θεὸς ὁ μέγας ἔδοξε δέ μοι ἀποδεῖξαι ὑμῖν καὶ τοῖς σοφισταῖς ὑμῶν ὅτι ἔστι θεός καὶ τὰ θαυμάσια αὐτοῦ μεγάλα τὸ βασίλειον αὐτοῦ βασίλειον εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ἡ ἐξουσία αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ γενεῶν εἰς γενεάς καὶ ἀπέστειλεν ἐπιστολὰς περὶ πάντων τῶν γενηθέντων αὐτῷ ἐν τῇ βασιλείᾳ αὐτοῦ πᾶσι τοῖς ἔθνεσι τοῖς οὖσιν ὑπὸ τὴν βασιλείαν αὐτοῦ


1 Ναβουχοδονοσορ ὁ βασιλεὺς πᾶσι τοῖς λαοῖς φυλαῖς καὶ γλώσσαις τοῖς οἰκοῦσιν ἐν πάσῃ τῇ γῇ εἰρήνη ὑμῖν πληθυνθείη

2 τὰ σημεῖα καὶ τὰ τέρατα ἃ ἐποίησεν μετ᾽ ἐμοῦ ὁ θεὸς ὁ ὕψιστος ἤρεσεν ἐναντίον ἐμοῦ ἀναγγεῖλαι ὑμῖν

3 ὡς μεγάλα καὶ ἰσχυρά ἡ βασιλεία αὐτοῦ βασιλεία αἰώνιος καὶ ἡ ἐξουσία αὐτοῦ εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεάν

4 ἐγὼ Ναβουχοδονοσορ εὐθηνῶν ἤμην ἐν τῷ οἴκῳ μου καὶ εὐθαλῶν

5 ἐνύπνιον εἶδον καὶ ἐφοβέρισέν με καὶ ἐταράχθην ἐπὶ τῆς κοίτης μου καὶ αἱ ὁράσεις τῆς κεφαλῆς μου συνετάραξάν με

6 καὶ δι᾽ ἐμοῦ ἐτέθη δόγμα τοῦ εἰσαγαγεῖν ἐνώπιόν μου πάντας τοὺς σοφοὺς Βαβυλῶνος ὅπως τὴν σύγκρισιν τοῦ ἐνυπνίου γνωρίσωσίν μοι

7 καὶ εἰσεπορεύοντο οἱ ἐπαοιδοί μάγοι γαζαρηνοί Χαλδαῖοι καὶ τὸ ἐνύπνιον εἶπα ἐγὼ ἐνώπιον αὐτῶν καὶ τὴν σύγκρισιν αὐτοῦ οὐκ ἐγνώρισάν μοι

8 ἕως οὗ ἦλθεν Δανιηλ οὗ τὸ ὄνομα Βαλτασαρ κατὰ τὸ ὄνομα τοῦ θεοῦ μου ὃς πνεῦμα θεοῦ ἅγιον ἐν ἑαυτῷ ἔχει καὶ τὸ ἐνύπνιον ἐνώπιον αὐτοῦ εἶπα

9 Βαλτασαρ ὁ ἄρχων τῶν ἐπαοιδῶν ὃν ἐγὼ ἔγνων ὅτι πνεῦμα θεοῦ ἅγιον ἐν σοὶ καὶ πᾶν μυστήριον οὐκ ἀδυνατεῖ σε ἄκουσον τὴν ὅρασιν τοῦ ἐνυπνίου οὗ εἶδον καὶ τὴν σύγκρισιν αὐτοῦ εἰπόν μοι

10 ἐπὶ τῆς κοίτης μου ἐθεώρουν καὶ ἰδοὺ δένδρον ἐν μέσῳ τῆς γῆς καὶ τὸ ὕψος αὐτοῦ πολύ

11 ἐμεγαλύνθη τὸ δένδρον καὶ ἴσχυσεν καὶ τὸ ὕψος αὐτοῦ ἔφθασεν ἕως τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ τὸ κύτος αὐτοῦ εἰς τὰ πέρατα πάσης τῆς γῆς

12 τὰ φύλλα αὐτοῦ ὡραῖα καὶ ὁ καρπὸς αὐτοῦ πολύς καὶ τροφὴ πάντων ἐν αὐτῷ καὶ ὑποκάτω αὐτοῦ κατεσκήνουν τὰ θηρία τὰ ἄγρια καὶ ἐν τοῖς κλάδοις αὐτοῦ κατῴκουν τὰ ὄρνεα τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἐξ αὐτοῦ ἐτρέφετο πᾶσα σάρξ

13 ἐθεώρουν ἐν ὁράματι τῆς νυκτὸς ἐπὶ τῆς κοίτης μου καὶ ἰδοὺ ιρ καὶ ἅγιος ἀπ᾽ οὐρανοῦ κατέβη

14 καὶ ἐφώνησεν ἐν ἰσχύι καὶ οὕτως εἶπεν ἐκκόψατε τὸ δένδρον καὶ ἐκτίλατε τοὺς κλάδους αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐκτινάξατε τὰ φύλλα αὐτοῦ καὶ διασκορπίσατε τὸν καρπὸν αὐτοῦ σαλευθήτωσαν τὰ θηρία ὑποκάτωθεν αὐτοῦ καὶ τὰ ὄρνεα ἀπὸ τῶν κλάδων αὐτοῦ

15 πλὴν τὴν φυὴν τῶν ῥιζῶν αὐτοῦ ἐν τῇ γῇ ἐάσατε καὶ ἐν δεσμῷ σιδηρῷ καὶ χαλκῷ καὶ ἐν τῇ χλόῃ τῇ ἔξω καὶ ἐν τῇ δρόσῳ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ κοιτασθήσεται καὶ μετὰ τῶν θηρίων ἡ μερὶς αὐτοῦ ἐν τῷ χόρτῳ τῆς γῆς

16 ἡ καρδία αὐτοῦ ἀπὸ τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἀλλοιωθήσεται καὶ καρδία θηρίου δοθήσεται αὐτῷ καὶ ἑπτὰ καιροὶ ἀλλαγήσονται ἐπ᾽ αὐτόν

17 διὰ συγκρίματος ιρ ὁ λόγος καὶ ῥῆμα ἁγίων τὸ ἐπερώτημα ἵνα γνῶσιν οἱ ζῶντες ὅτι κύριός ἐστιν ὁ ὕψιστος τῆς βασιλείας τῶν ἀνθρώπων καὶ ᾧ ἐὰν δόξῃ δώσει αὐτὴν καὶ ἐξουδένημα ἀνθρώπων ἀναστήσει ἐπ᾽ αὐτήν

18 τοῦτο τὸ ἐνύπνιον ὃ εἶδον ἐγὼ Ναβουχοδονοσορ ὁ βασιλεύς καὶ σύ Βαλτασαρ τὸ σύγκριμα εἰπόν ὅτι πάντες οἱ σοφοὶ τῆς βασιλείας μου οὐ δύνανται τὸ σύγκριμα αὐτοῦ δηλῶσαί μοι σὺ δέ Δανιηλ δύνασαι ὅτι πνεῦμα θεοῦ ἅγιον ἐν σοί

19 τότε Δανιηλ οὗ τὸ ὄνομα Βαλτασαρ ἀπηνεώθη ὡσεὶ ὥραν μίαν καὶ οἱ διαλογισμοὶ αὐτοῦ συνετάρασσον αὐτόν καὶ ἀπεκρίθη ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ εἶπεν Βαλτασαρ τὸ ἐνύπνιον καὶ ἡ σύγκρισις μὴ κατασπευσάτω σε καὶ ἀπεκρίθη Βαλτασαρ καὶ εἶπεν κύριε τὸ ἐνύπνιον τοῖς μισοῦσίν σε καὶ ἡ σύγκρισις αὐτοῦ τοῖς ἐχθροῖς σου

20 τὸ δένδρον ὃ εἶδες τὸ μεγαλυνθὲν καὶ τὸ ἰσχυκός οὗ τὸ ὕψος ἔφθασεν εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ τὸ κύτος αὐτοῦ εἰς πᾶσαν τὴν γῆν

21 καὶ τὰ φύλλα αὐτοῦ εὐθαλῆ καὶ ὁ καρπὸς αὐτοῦ πολὺς καὶ τροφὴ πᾶσιν ἐν αὐτῷ ὑποκάτω αὐτοῦ κατῴκουν τὰ θηρία τὰ ἄγρια καὶ ἐν τοῖς κλάδοις αὐτοῦ κατεσκήνουν τὰ ὄρνεα τοῦ οὐρανοῦ

22 σὺ εἶ βασιλεῦ ὅτι ἐμεγαλύνθης καὶ ἴσχυσας καὶ ἡ μεγαλωσύνη σου ἐμεγαλύνθη καὶ ἔφθασεν εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν καὶ ἡ κυριεία σου εἰς τὰ πέρατα τῆς γῆς

23 καὶ ὅτι εἶδεν ὁ βασιλεὺς ιρ καὶ ἅγιον καταβαίνοντα ἀπὸ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ εἶπεν ἐκτίλατε τὸ δένδρον καὶ διαφθείρατε αὐτό πλὴν τὴν φυὴν τῶν ῥιζῶν αὐτοῦ ἐάσατε ἐν τῇ γῇ καὶ ἐν δεσμῷ σιδηρῷ καὶ χαλκῷ καὶ ἐν τῇ χλόῃ τῇ ἔξω καὶ ἐν τῇ δρόσῳ τοῦ οὐρανοῦ αὐλισθήσεται καὶ μετὰ θηρίων ἀγρίων ἡ μερὶς αὐτοῦ ἕως οὗ ἑπτὰ καιροὶ ἀλλοιωθῶσιν ἐπ᾽ αὐτόν

24 τοῦτο ἡ σύγκρισις αὐτοῦ βασιλεῦ καὶ σύγκριμα ὑψίστου ἐστίν ὃ ἔφθασεν ἐπὶ τὸν κύριόν μου τὸν βασιλέα

25 καὶ σὲ ἐκδιώξουσιν ἀπὸ τῶν ἀνθρώπων καὶ μετὰ θηρίων ἀγρίων ἔσται ἡ κατοικία σου καὶ χόρτον ὡς βοῦν ψωμιοῦσίν σε καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς δρόσου τοῦ οὐρανοῦ αὐλισθήσῃ καὶ ἑπτὰ καιροὶ ἀλλαγήσονται ἐπὶ σέ ἕως οὗ γνῷς ὅτι κυριεύει ὁ ὕψιστος τῆς βασιλείας τῶν ἀνθρώπων καὶ ᾧ ἂν δόξῃ δώσει αὐτήν

26 καὶ ὅτι εἶπαν ἐάσατε τὴν φυὴν τῶν ῥιζῶν τοῦ δένδρου ἡ βασιλεία σού σοι μενεῖ ἀφ᾽ ἧς ἂν γνῷς τὴν ἐξουσίαν τὴν οὐράνιον

27 διὰ τοῦτο βασιλεῦ ἡ βουλή μου ἀρεσάτω σοι καὶ τὰς ἁμαρτίας σου ἐν ἐλεημοσύναις λύτρωσαι καὶ τὰς ἀδικίας σου ἐν οἰκτιρμοῖς πενήτων ἴσως ἔσται μακρόθυμος τοῖς παραπτώμασίν σου ὁ θεός

28 ταῦτα πάντα ἔφθασεν ἐπὶ Ναβουχοδονοσορ τὸν βασιλέα

29 μετὰ δωδεκάμηνον ἐπὶ τῷ ναῷ τῆς βασιλείας αὐτοῦ ἐν Βαβυλῶνι περιπατῶν

30 ἀπεκρίθη ὁ βασιλεὺς καὶ εἶπεν οὐχ αὕτη ἐστὶν Βαβυλὼν ἡ μεγάλη ἣν ἐγὼ ᾠκοδόμησα εἰς οἶκον βασιλείας ἐν τῷ κράτει τῆς ἰσχύος μου εἰς τιμὴν τῆς δόξης μου

31 ἔτι τοῦ λόγου ἐν στόματι τοῦ βασιλέως ὄντος φωνὴ ἀπ᾽ οὐρανοῦ ἐγένετο σοὶ λέγουσιν Ναβουχοδονοσορ βασιλεῦ ἡ βασιλεία παρῆλθεν ἀπὸ σοῦ

32 καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν ἀνθρώπων σε ἐκδιώξουσιν καὶ μετὰ θηρίων ἀγρίων ἡ κατοικία σου καὶ χόρτον ὡς βοῦν ψωμιοῦσίν σε καὶ ἑπτὰ καιροὶ ἀλλαγήσονται ἐπὶ σέ ἕως οὗ γνῷς ὅτι κυριεύει ὁ ὕψιστος τῆς βασιλείας τῶν ἀνθρώπων καὶ ᾧ ἐὰν δόξῃ δώσει αὐτήν

33 αὐτῇ τῇ ὥρᾳ ὁ λόγος συνετελέσθη ἐπὶ Ναβουχοδονοσορ καὶ ἀπὸ τῶν ἀνθρώπων ἐξεδιώχθη καὶ χόρτον ὡς βοῦς ἤσθιεν καὶ ἀπὸ τῆς δρόσου τοῦ οὐρανοῦ τὸ σῶμα αὐτοῦ ἐβάφη ἕως οὗ αἱ τρίχες αὐτοῦ ὡς λεόντων ἐμεγαλύνθησαν καὶ οἱ ὄνυχες αὐτοῦ ὡς ὀρνέων

34 καὶ μετὰ τὸ τέλος τῶν ἡμερῶν ἐγὼ Ναβουχοδονοσορ τοὺς ὀφθαλμούς μου εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν ἀνέλαβον καὶ αἱ φρένες μου ἐπ᾽ ἐμὲ ἐπεστράφησαν καὶ τῷ ὑψίστῳ εὐλόγησα καὶ τῷ ζῶντι εἰς τὸν αἰῶνα ᾔνεσα καὶ ἐδόξασα ὅτι ἡ ἐξουσία αὐτοῦ ἐξουσία αἰώνιος καὶ ἡ βασιλεία αὐτοῦ εἰς γενεὰν καὶ γενεάν

35 καὶ πάντες οἱ κατοικοῦντες τὴν γῆν ὡς οὐδὲν ἐλογίσθησαν καὶ κατὰ τὸ θέλημα αὐτοῦ ποιεῖ ἐν τῇ δυνάμει τοῦ οὐρανοῦ καὶ ἐν τῇ κατοικίᾳ τῆς γῆς καὶ οὐκ ἔστιν ὃς ἀντιποιήσεται τῇ χειρὶ αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐρεῖ αὐτῷ τί ἐποίησας

36 αὐτῷ τῷ καιρῷ αἱ φρένες μου ἐπεστράφησαν ἐπ᾽ ἐμέ καὶ εἰς τὴν τιμὴν τῆς βασιλείας μου ἦλθον καὶ ἡ μορφή μου ἐπέστρεψεν ἐπ᾽ ἐμέ καὶ οἱ τύραννοί μου καὶ οἱ μεγιστᾶνές μου ἐζήτουν με καὶ ἐπὶ τὴν βασιλείαν μου ἐκραταιώθην καὶ μεγαλωσύνη περισσοτέρα προσετέθη μοι

37 νῦν οὖν ἐγὼ Ναβουχοδονοσορ αἰνῶ καὶ ὑπερυψῶ καὶ δοξάζω τὸν βασιλέα τοῦ οὐρανοῦ ὅτι πάντα τὰ ἔργα αὐτοῦ ἀληθινὰ καὶ αἱ τρίβοι αὐτοῦ κρίσις καὶ πάντας τοὺς πορευομένους ἐν ὑπερηφανίᾳ δύναται ταπεινῶσαι


‎1 ‏אֲנָ֣ה נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּ֗ר שְׁלֵ֤ה הֲוֵית֙ בְּבֵיתִ֔י וְרַעְנַ֖ן בְּהֵיכְלִֽי׃

‎2 ‏חֵ֥לֶם חֲזֵ֖ית וִֽידַחֲלִנַּ֑נִי וְהַרְהֹרִין֙ עַֽל־מִשְׁכְּבִ֔י וְחֶזְוֵ֥י רֵאשִׁ֖י יְבַהֲלֻנַּֽנִי׃

‎3 ‏וּמִנִּי֙ שִׂ֣ים טְעֵ֔ם לְהַנְעָלָ֣ה קָֽדָמַ֔י לְכֹ֖ל חַכִּימֵ֣י בָבֶ֑ל דִּֽי־פְשַׁ֥ר חֶלְמָ֖א יְהֽוֹדְעֻנַּֽנִי׃

‎4 ‏בֵּאדַ֣יִן עללין עָלִּ֗ין חַרְטֻמַיָּא֙ אָֽשְׁפַיָּ֔א כשדיא כַּשְׂדָּאֵ֖י וְגָזְרַיָּ֑א וְחֶלְמָ֗א אָמַ֤ר אֲנָה֙ קֳדָ֣מֵיה֔וֹן וּפִשְׁרֵ֖הּ לָא־מְהוֹדְעִ֥ין לִֽי׃

‎5 ‏וְעַ֣ד אָחֳרֵ֡ין עַל֩ קָֽדָמַ֨י דָּנִיֵּ֜אל דִּֽי־שְׁמֵ֤הּ בֵּלְטְשַׁאצַּר֙ כְּשֻׁ֣ם אֱלָהִ֔י וְדִ֛י רֽוּחַ־אֱלָהִ֥ין קַדִּישִׁ֖ין בֵּ֑הּ וְחֶלְמָ֖א קָֽדָמ֥וֹהִי אַמְרֵֽת׃

‎6 ‏בֵּלְטְשַׁאצַּר֮ רַ֣ב חַרְטֻמַיָּא֒ דִּ֣י׀ אֲנָ֣ה יִדְעֵ֗ת דִּ֠י ר֣וּחַ אֱלָהִ֤ין קַדִּישִׁין֙ בָּ֔ךְ וְכָל־רָ֖ז לָא־אָנֵ֣ס לָ֑ךְ חֶזְוֵ֨י חֶלְמִ֧י דִֽי־חֲזֵ֛ית וּפִשְׁרֵ֖הּ אֱמַֽר׃

‎7 ‏וְחֶזְוֵ֥י רֵאשִׁ֖י עַֽל־מִשְׁכְּבִ֑י חָזֵ֣ה הֲוֵ֔ית וַאֲל֥וּ אִילָ֛ן בְּג֥וֹא אַרְעָ֖א וְרוּמֵ֥הּ שַׂגִּֽיא׃

‎8 ‏רְבָ֥ה אִֽילָנָ֖א וּתְקִ֑ף וְרוּמֵהּ֙ יִמְטֵ֣א לִשְׁמַיָּ֔א וַחֲזוֹתֵ֖הּ לְס֥וֹף כָּל־אַרְעָֽא׃

‎9 ‏עָפְיֵ֤הּ שַׁפִּיר֙ וְאִנְבֵּ֣הּ שַׂגִּ֔יא וּמָז֨וֹן לְכֹ֖לָּא־בֵ֑הּ תְּחֹת֜וֹהִי תַּטְלֵ֣ל׀ חֵיוַ֣ת בָּרָ֗א וּבְעַנְפ֙וֹהִי֙ ידרון יְדוּרָן֙ צִפֲּרֵ֣י שְׁמַיָּ֔א וּמִנֵּ֖הּ יִתְּזִ֥ין כָּל־בִּשְׂרָֽא׃

‎10 ‏חָזֵ֥ה הֲוֵ֛ית בְּחֶזְוֵ֥י רֵאשִׁ֖י עַֽל־מִשְׁכְּבִ֑י וַאֲלוּ֙ עִ֣יר וְקַדִּ֔ישׁ מִן־שְׁמַיָּ֖א נָחִֽת׃

‎11 ‏קָרֵ֨א בְחַ֜יִל וְכֵ֣ן אָמַ֗ר גֹּ֤דּוּ אִֽילָנָא֙ וְקַצִּ֣צוּ עַנְפ֔וֹהִי אַתַּ֥רוּ עָפְיֵ֖הּ וּבַדַּ֣רוּ אִנְבֵּ֑הּ תְּנֻ֤ד חֵֽיוְתָא֙ מִן־תַּחְתּ֔וֹהִי וְצִפְּרַיָּ֖א מִן־עַנְפֽוֹהִי׃

‎12 ‏בְּרַ֨ם עִקַּ֤ר שָׁרְשׁ֙וֹהִי֙ בְּאַרְעָ֣א שְׁבֻ֔קוּ וּבֶֽאֱסוּר֙ דִּֽי־פַרְזֶ֣ל וּנְחָ֔שׁ בְּדִתְאָ֖א דִּ֣י בָרָ֑א וּבְטַ֤ל שְׁמַיָּא֙ יִצְטַבַּ֔ע וְעִם־חֵיוְתָ֥א חֲלָקֵ֖הּ בַּעֲשַׂ֥ב אַרְעָֽא׃

‎13 ‏לִבְבֵהּ֙ מִן־אנושא אֲנָשָׁ֣א יְשַׁנּ֔וֹן וּלְבַ֥ב חֵיוָ֖ה יִתְיְהִ֣ב לֵ֑הּ וְשִׁבְעָ֥ה עִדָּנִ֖ין יַחְלְפ֥וּן עֲלֽוֹהִי׃

‎14 ‏בִּגְזֵרַ֤ת עִירִין֙ פִּתְגָמָ֔א וּמֵאמַ֥ר קַדִּישִׁ֖ין שְׁאֵֽלְתָ֑א עַד־דִּבְרַ֡ת דִּ֣י יִנְדְּע֣וּן חַ֠יַּיָּא דִּֽי־שַׁלִּ֨יט עליא עִלָּאָ֜ה בְּמַלְכ֣וּת אנושא אֲנָשָׁ֗אy וּלְמַן־דִּ֤י יִצְבֵּא֙ יִתְּנִנַּ֔הּ וּשְׁפַ֥ל אֲנָשִׁ֖ים יְקִ֥ים עליה עֲלַֽהּ׃

‎15 ‏דְּנָה֙ חֶלְמָ֣א חֲזֵ֔ית אֲנָ֖ה מַלְכָּ֣א נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּ֑ר ואנתה וְאַ֨נְתְּ בֵּלְטְשַׁאצַּ֜ר פִּשְׁרֵ֣א׀ אֱמַ֗ר כָּל־קֳבֵל֙ דִּ֣י׀ כָּל־חַכִּימֵ֣י מַלְכוּתִ֗י לָֽא־יָכְלִ֤ין פִּשְׁרָא֙ לְהוֹדָ֣עֻתַ֔נִי ואנתה וְאַ֣נְתְּ כָּהֵ֔ל דִּ֛י רֽוּחַ־אֱלָהִ֥ין קַדִּישִׁ֖ין בָּֽךְ׃

‎16 ‏אֱדַ֨יִן דָּֽנִיֵּ֜אל דִּֽי־שְׁמֵ֣הּ בֵּלְטְשַׁאצַּ֗ר אֶשְׁתּוֹמַם֙ כְּשָׁעָ֣ה חֲדָ֔ה וְרַעְיֹנֹ֖הִי יְבַהֲלֻנֵּ֑הּ עָנֵ֨ה מַלְכָּ֜א וְאָמַ֗ר בֵּלְטְשַׁאצַּר֙ חֶלְמָ֤א וּפִשְׁרֵא֙ אַֽל־יְבַהֲלָ֔ךְ עָנֵ֤ה בֵלְטְשַׁאצַּר֙ וְאָמַ֔ר מראי מָרִ֕י חֶלְמָ֥א לשנאיך לְשָֽׂנְאָ֖ךְ וּפִשְׁרֵ֥הּ לעריך לְעָרָֽךְ׃3

‎17 ‏אִֽילָנָא֙ דִּ֣י חֲזַ֔יְתָ דִּ֥י רְבָ֖ה וּתְקִ֑ף וְרוּמֵהּ֙ יִמְטֵ֣א לִשְׁמַיָּ֔א וַחֲזוֹתֵ֖הּ לְכָל־אַרְעָֽא׃

‎18 ‏וְעָפְיֵ֤הּ שַׁפִּיר֙ וְאִנְבֵּ֣הּ שַׂגִּ֔יא וּמָז֨וֹן לְכֹ֖לָּא־בֵ֑הּ תְּחֹת֗וֹהִי תְּדוּר֙ חֵיוַ֣ת בָּרָ֔א וּבְעַנְפ֕וֹהִי יִשְׁכְּנָ֖ן צִפֲּרֵ֥י שְׁמַיָּֽא׃

‎19 ‏אנתה־ אַנְתְּ־ ה֣וּא מַלְכָּ֔א דִּ֥י רְבַ֖ית וּתְקֵ֑פְתְּ וּרְבוּתָ֤ךְ רְבָת֙ וּמְטָ֣ת לִשְׁמַיָּ֔א וְשָׁלְטָנָ֖ךְ לְס֥וֹף אַרְעָֽא׃

‎20 ‏וְדִ֣י חֲזָ֣ה מַלְכָּ֡א עִ֣יר וְקַדִּ֣ישׁ נָחִ֣ת׀ מִן־שְׁמַיָּ֡א וְאָמַר֩ גֹּ֨דּוּ אִֽילָנָ֜א וְחַבְּל֗וּהִי בְּרַ֨ם עִקַּ֤ר שָׁרְשׁ֙וֹהִי֙ בְּאַרְעָ֣א שְׁבֻ֔קוּ וּבֶאֱסוּר֙ דִּֽי־פַרְזֶ֣ל וּנְחָ֔שׁ בְּדִתְאָ֖א דִּ֣י בָרָ֑א וּבְטַ֧ל שְׁמַיָּ֣א יִצְטַבַּ֗ע וְעִם־חֵיוַ֤ת בָּרָא֙ חֲלָקֵ֔הּ עַ֛ד דִּֽי־שִׁבְעָ֥ה עִדָּנִ֖ין יַחְלְפ֥וּן עֲלֽוֹהִי׃

‎21 ‏דְּנָ֥ה פִשְׁרָ֖א מַלְכָּ֑א וּגְזֵרַ֤ת עליא עִלָּאָה֙ הִ֔יא דִּ֥י מְטָ֖ת עַל־מראי מָרִ֥י מַלְכָּֽא׃

‎22 ‏וְלָ֣ךְ טָֽרְדִ֣ין מִן־אֲנָשָׁ֡א וְעִם־חֵיוַ֣ת בָּרָא֩ לֶהֱוֵ֨ה מְדֹרָ֜ךְ וְעִשְׂבָּ֥א כְתוֹרִ֣ין׀ לָ֣ךְ יְטַֽעֲמ֗וּן וּמִטַּ֤ל שְׁמַיָּא֙ לָ֣ךְ מְצַבְּעִ֔ין וְשִׁבְעָ֥ה עִדָּנִ֖ין יַחְלְפ֣וּן עליך עֲלָ֑ךְ9 עַ֣ד דִּֽי־תִנְדַּ֗ע דִּֽי־שַׁלִּ֤יט עליא עִלָּאָה֙9 בְּמַלְכ֣וּת אֲנָשָׁ֔א וּלְמַן־דִּ֥י יִצְבֵּ֖א יִתְּנִנַּֽהּ׃

‎23 ‏וְדִ֣י אֲמַ֗רוּ לְמִשְׁבַּ֞ק עִקַּ֤ר שָׁרְשׁ֙וֹהִי֙ דִּ֣י אִֽילָנָ֔א מַלְכוּתָ֖ךְ לָ֣ךְ קַיָּמָ֑ה מִן־דִּ֣י תִנְדַּ֔ע דִּ֥י שַׁלִּטִ֖ן שְׁמַיָּֽא׃

‎24 ‏לָהֵ֣ן מַלְכָּ֗א מִלְכִּי֙ יִשְׁפַּ֣ר עליך עֲלָ֔ךְ וחטיך וַחֲטָאָךְ֙ בְּצִדְקָ֣ה פְרֻ֔ק וַעֲוָיָתָ֖ךְ בְּמִחַ֣ן עֲנָ֑יִן הֵ֛ן תֶּהֱוֵ֥א אַרְכָ֖ה לִשְׁלֵוְתָֽךְ׃

‎25 ‏כֹּ֣לָּא מְּטָ֔א עַל־נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּ֖ר מַלְכָּֽא׃ פ

‎26 ‏לִקְצָ֥ת יַרְחִ֖ין תְּרֵֽי־עֲשַׂ֑ר עַל־הֵיכַ֧ל מַלְכוּתָ֛א דִּ֥י בָבֶ֖ל מְהַלֵּ֥ךְ הֲוָֽה׃

‎27 ‏עָנֵ֤ה מַלְכָּא֙ וְאָמַ֔ר הֲלָ֥א דָא־הִ֖יא בָּבֶ֣ל רַבְּתָ֑א דִּֽי־אֲנָ֤ה בֱנַיְתַהּ֙ לְבֵ֣ית מַלְכ֔וּ בִּתְקַ֥ף חִסְנִ֖י וְלִיקָ֥ר הַדְרִֽי׃

‎28 ‏ע֗וֹד מִלְּתָא֙ בְּפֻ֣ם מַלְכָּ֔א קָ֖ל מִן־שְׁמַיָּ֣א נְפַ֑ל לָ֤ךְ אָֽמְרִין֙ נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּ֣ר מַלְכָּ֔א מַלְכוּתָ֖ה עֲדָ֥ת מִנָּֽךְ׃

‎29 ‏וּמִן־אֲנָשָׁא֩ לָ֨ךְ טָֽרְדִ֜ין וְֽעִם־חֵיוַ֧ת בָּרָ֣א מְדֹרָ֗ךְ עִשְׂבָּ֤א כְתוֹרִין֙ לָ֣ךְ יְטַעֲמ֔וּן וְשִׁבְעָ֥ה עִדָּנִ֖ין יַחְלְפ֣וּן עליך עֲלָ֑ךְ עַ֣ד דִּֽי־תִנְדַּ֗ע דִּֽי־שַׁלִּ֤יט עליא עִלָּאָה֙9 בְּמַלְכ֣וּת אֲנָשָׁ֔א וּלְמַן־דִּ֥י יִצְבֵּ֖א יִתְּנִנַּֽהּ׃

‎30 ‏בַּהּ־שַׁעֲתָ֗א מִלְּתָא֮ סָ֣פַת עַל־נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּר֒ וּמִן־אֲנָשָׁ֣א טְרִ֔יד וְעִשְׂבָּ֤א כְתוֹרִין֙ יֵאכֻ֔ל וּמִטַּ֥ל שְׁמַיָּ֖א גִּשְׁמֵ֣הּ יִצְטַבַּ֑ע עַ֣ד דִּ֥י שַׂעְרֵ֛הּ כְּנִשְׁרִ֥ין רְבָ֖ה וְטִפְר֥וֹהִי כְצִפְּרִֽין׃

‎31 ‏וְלִקְצָ֣ת יֽוֹמַיָּה֩ אֲנָ֨ה נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּ֜ר עַיְנַ֣י׀ לִשְׁמַיָּ֣א נִטְלֵ֗ת וּמַנְדְּעִי֙ עֲלַ֣י יְת֔וּב ולעליא וּלְעִלָּאָה֙ בָּרְכֵ֔ת וּלְחַ֥י עָלְמָ֖א שַׁבְּחֵ֣ת וְהַדְּרֵ֑ת דִּ֤י שָׁלְטָנֵהּ֙ שָׁלְטָ֣ן עָלַ֔ם וּמַלְכוּתֵ֖הּ עִם־דָּ֥ר וְדָֽר׃

‎32 ‏וְכָל־דארי דָּיְרֵ֤י אַרְעָא֙ כְּלָ֣ה חֲשִׁיבִ֔ין וּֽכְמִצְבְּיֵ֗הּ עָבֵד֙ בְּחֵ֣יל שְׁמַיָּ֔א ודארי וְדָיְרֵ֖י אַרְעָ֑א וְלָ֤א אִיתַי֙ דִּֽי־יְמַחֵ֣א בִידֵ֔הּ וְיֵ֥אמַר לֵ֖הּ מָ֥ה עֲבַֽדְתְּ׃

‎33 ‏בֵּהּ־זִמְנָ֞א מַנְדְּעִ֣י׀ יְת֣וּב עֲלַ֗י וְלִיקַ֨ר מַלְכוּתִ֜י הַדְרִ֤י וְזִוִי֙ יְת֣וּב עֲלַ֔י וְלִ֕י הַדָּֽבְרַ֥י וְרַבְרְבָנַ֖י יְבַע֑וֹן וְעַל־מַלְכוּתִ֣י הָתְקְנַ֔ת וּרְב֥וּ יַתִּירָ֖ה ה֥וּסְפַת לִֽי׃

‎34 ‏כְּעַ֞ן אֲנָ֣ה נְבוּכַדְנֶצַּ֗ר מְשַׁבַּ֨ח וּמְרוֹמֵ֤ם וּמְהַדַּר֙ לְמֶ֣לֶךְ שְׁמַיָּ֔א דִּ֤י כָל־מַעֲבָד֙וֹהִי֙ קְשֹׁ֔ט וְאֹרְחָתֵ֖הּ דִּ֑ין וְדִי֙ מַהְלְכִ֣ין בְּגֵוָ֔ה יָכִ֖ל לְהַשְׁפָּלָֽה׃ פ


1 Ego Nabuchodonosor quietus eram in domo mea, et florens in palatio meo:

2 somnium vidi, quod perterruit me: et cogitationes meæ in strato meo, et visiones capitis mei conturbaverunt me.

3 Et per me propositum est decretum ut introducerentur in conspectu meo cuncti sapientes Babylonis, et ut solutionem somnii indicarent mihi.

4 Tunc ingrediebantur arioli, magi, Chaldæi, et aruspices, et somnium narravi in conspectu eorum: et solutionem ejus non indicaverunt mihi,

5 donec collega ingressus est in conspectu meo Daniel, cui nomen Baltassar secundum nomen dei mei, qui habet spiritum deorum sanctorum in semetipso: et somnium coram ipso locutus sum.

6 Baltassar, princeps ariolorum, quoniam ego scio quod spiritum sanctorum deorum habeas in te, et omne sacramentum non est impossibile tibi: visiones somniorum meorum, quas vidi, et solutionem earum narra.

7 Visio capitis mei in cubili meo: videbam, et ecce arbor in medio terræ, et altitudo ejus nimia.

8 Magna arbor, et fortis, et proceritas ejus contingens cælum: aspectus illius erat usque ad terminos universæ terræ.

9 Folia ejus pulcherrima, et fructus ejus nimius: et esca universorum in ea. Subter eam habitabant animalia et bestiæ, et in ramis ejus conversabantur volucres cæli: et ex ea vescebatur omnis caro.

10 Videbam in visione capitis mei super stratum meum, et ecce vigil, et sanctus, de cælo descendit.

11 Clamavit fortiter, et sic ait: Succidite arborem, et præcidite ramos ejus: excutite folia ejus, et dispergite fructus ejus: fugiant bestiæ, quæ subter eam sunt, et volucres de ramis ejus.

12 Verumtamen germen radicum ejus in terra sinite, et alligetur vinculo ferreo et æreo in herbis quæ foris sunt, et rore cæli tingatur, et cum feris pars ejus in herba terræ.

13 Cor ejus ab humano commutetur, et cor feræ detur ei: et septem tempora mutentur super eum.

14 In sententia vigilum decretum est, et sermo sanctorum, et petitio: donec cognoscant viventes quoniam dominatur Excelsus in regno hominum, et cuicumque voluerit, dabit illud, et humillimum hominem constituet super eum.

15 Hoc somnium vidi ego Nabuchodonosor rex: tu ergo Baltassar interpretationem narra festinus, quia omnes sapientes regni mei non queunt solutionem edicere mihi: tu autem potes, quia spiritus deorum sanctorum in te est.

16 Tunc Daniel, cujus nomen Baltassar, cœpit intra semetipsum tacitus cogitare quasi una hora: et cogitationes ejus conturbabant eum. Respondens autem rex, ait: Baltassar, somnium et interpretatio ejus non conturbent te. Respondit Baltassar, et dixit: Domine mi, somnium his, qui te oderunt, et interpretatio ejus hostibus tuis sit.

17 Arborem, quam vidisti sublimem atque robustam, cujus altitudo pertingit ad cælum, et aspectus illius in omnem terram;

18 et rami ejus pulcherrimi, et fructus ejus nimius, et esca omnium in ea, subter eam habitantes bestiæ agri, et in ramis ejus commorantes aves cæli:

19 tu es rex, qui magnificatus es, et invaluisti: et magnitudo tua crevit, et pervenit usque ad cælum, et potestas tua in terminos universæ terræ.

20 Quod autem vidit rex vigilem, et sanctum descendere de cælo, et dicere: Succidite arborem, et dissipate illam, attamen germen radicum ejus in terra dimittite, et vinciatur ferro et ære in herbis foris, et rore cæli conspergatur, et cum feris sit pabulum ejus, donec septem tempora mutentur super eum:

21 hæc est interpretatio sententiæ Altissimi, quæ pervenit super dominum meum regem,

22 Ejicient te ab hominibus, et cum bestiis ferisque erit habitatio tua, et fœnum ut bos comedes, et rore cæli infunderis: septem quoque tempora mutabuntur super te, donec scias quod dominetur Excelsus super regnum hominum, et cuicumque voluerit, det illud.

23 Quod autem præcepit ut relinqueretur germen radicum ejus, id est arboris: regnum tuum tibi manebit postquam cognoveris potestatem esse cælestem.

24 Quam ob rem, rex, consilium meum placeat tibi, et peccata tua eleemosynis redime, et iniquitates tuas misericordiis pauperum: forsitan ignoscet delictis tuis.

25 Omnia hæc venerunt super Nabuchodonosor regem.

26 Post finem mensium duodecim, in aula Babylonis deambulabat.

27 Responditque rex, et ait: Nonne hæc est Babylon magna, quam ego ædificavi in domum regni, in robore fortitudinis meæ, et in gloria decoris mei?

28 Cumque sermo adhuc esset in ore regis, vox de cælo ruit: Tibi dicitur, Nabuchodonosor rex: Regnum tuum transibit a te,

29 et ab hominibus ejicient te, et cum bestiis et feris erit habitatio tua: fœnum quasi bos comedes, et septem tempora mutabuntur super te, donec scias quod dominetur Excelsus in regno hominum, et cuicumque voluerit, det illud.

30 Eadem hora sermo completus est super Nabuchodonosor, et ex hominibus abjectus est, et fœnum ut bos comedit, et rore cæli corpus ejus infectum est, donec capilli ejus in similitudinem aquilarum crescerent, et ungues ejus quasi avium.

31 Igitur post finem dierum, ego Nabuchodonosor oculos meos ad cælum levavi, et sensus meus redditus est mihi: et Altissimo benedixi, et viventem in sempiternum laudavi et glorificavi: quia potestas ejus potestas sempiterna, et regnum ejus in generationem et generationem.

32 Et omnes habitatores terræ apud eum in nihilum reputati sunt: juxta voluntatem enim suam facit tam in virtutibus cæli quam in habitatoribus terræ: et non est qui resistat manui ejus, et dicat ei: Quare fecisti?

33 In ipso tempore sensus meus reversus est ad me, et ad honorem regni mei, decoremque perveni: et figura mea reversa est ad me, et optimates mei et magistratus mei requisierunt me, et in regno meo restitutus sum: et magnificentia amplior addita est mihi.

34 Nunc igitur, ego Nabuchodonosor laudo, et magnifico, et glorifico regem cæli: quia omnia opera ejus vera, et viæ ejus judicia, et gradientes in superbia potest humiliare.

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