עדּת denotes the matter as finished. his kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and his dominion is from generation to generation. And they shall drive thee from men. נפל as in Isaiah 9:7, of the sudden coming of a divine revelation. that is, when deprived of all delight, nay, of the commonest and plainest food, thou wilt find no other sustenance than that of oxen. Other Forerunner Commentary entries containing Daniel 4:33: Isaiah 14:12-15 Daniel 2:39 Matthew 26:39-44 Luke 17:5-10 2 Thessalonians : Daniel 4:32 : Daniel 4:34 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and … Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers, Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament. The fulfilling is related in the words of the prophecy. i. This proud utterance is immediately followed by his humiliation by the omnipotent God. Commentary. Had the king remembered that dream and its interpretation, he would scarcely have spoken so proudly of his splendid city which he had built as he does in v. 27 (Daniel 4:30). Read Daniel 4:32. (Note: Regarding the statement, "his hair grew as the feathers of an eagle," etc., Friedr. On שׁעתא בהּ, cf. For if the penalty had been for seven months only, we see how coolly God’s judgments would be received in the world. (32) They shall drive thee.—This verse is only slightly abridged from Daniel 4:25 by the omission of the clause “they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven.”. 32. ספת, from סוּף, to go to an end. When he surveyed the great and magnificent city from the top of his palace, "pride overcame him," so that he dedicated the building of this great city as the house of his kingdom to the might of his power and the honour of his majesty. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes. u. Krank. Daniel 4:33. And they shall drive thee from men According to the interpretation of the dream given by Daniel, which this voice from heaven confirms; (See Gill on Daniel 4:25), where the same things are said as here. בּית stands in this connection neither for town nor for היכל (Daniel 4:29), but has the meaning dwelling-place. These are the same Words Daniel had given him. on StudyLight.org Ver. With, or "by the powers (angels. O king … to thee it is spoken—Notwithstanding thy kingly power, to thee thy doom is now spoken, there is to be no further respite. des Alterth. R. K. Harrison's Introduction to the OT, page 1115-1117). 32 You will be driven away from people and will live … They shall make thee, etc. It is uncertain whether God struck this king with madness, causing him to escape and he hid for a length of time, or whether he was cast forth by a tumult and conspiracy of nobles, or even the consent of the whole people. 29 At the end of twelve months he walked in the palace of the kingdom of Babylon. 1. They confess the people to be subject to God’s power, but think themselves exempt from the common order of events, and in possession of a privilege in favor of their lusts, relieving them from the hand and empire of God. 6 So I commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be brought before me to interpret the dream for me. Then he proposed this end to induce Nebuchadnezzar to repent, as he required many blows for this purpose, according to the old proverb about the fool who can never be recalled to a sound mind without suffering calamity. When he surveyed the great and magnificent city from the top of his palace, "pride overcame him," so that he dedicated the building of this great city as the house of his kingdom to the might of his power and the honour of his majesty. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever. For the reprobate are more and more hardened against God, and are ever stirred up and excited to madness. 19, and of Abydenus in Eusebii praepar. der alten Hebrer, p. Daniel 4:2 I thought it good to shew the signs and wonders that the high God hath wrought toward me. The prophecy goes to an end when it is realized, is fulfilled. 5 I had a dream that made me afraid. They shall make thee, etc. 32. Daniel 4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you. Study the bible online using commentary on Daniel and more! The related expression ממלכה בּית, Amos 7:13. Daniel 4:32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. EPH 4:32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you. The king probably believed that the God of the Jews was above his gods, the sun, fire, &c. (Calmet). Berth., Hitz., and others find here that the author falls out of the role of the king into the narrative tone, and thus betrays the fact that some other than the king framed the edict. With reference to the great buildings of Nebuchadnezzar in Babylon, vide the statements of Berosus in Josephi Ant. Seven years, then, shall pass away, says he, until thou shalt know that there is a lofty ruler in the kingdoms of men. At the moment when Nebuchadnezzar heard in his soul the voice from heaven, the prophecy begins to be fulfilled, the king becomes deranged, and is deprived of his royalty.