Introduction

\\INTRODUCTION TO DANIEL 4\\

This chapter was written by Nebuchadnezzar himself; and was either taken
out of his archives, or given by him to Daniel, who under divine
inspiration inserted it into this work of his; and a very useful
instruction it contains, showing the sovereignty of God over the
greatest kings and potentates of the earth, and this acknowledged by one
of the proudest monarchs that ever lived upon it. It begins with a
preface, saluting all nations, and declaring the greatness and power of
God, \\#Da 4:1-3\\ then follows the narrative of a dream the king dreamed,
which troubled him; upon which he called for his wise men to interpret
it, but in vain; at length he told it to Daniel, \\#Da 4:4-9\\: the dream
itself; which being told, astonished Daniel, the king being so much
interested in it, \\#Da 4:10-19\\, the interpretation of it, with Daniel's
advice upon it, is in \\#Da 4:20-27\\ the fulfilment of it, time and
occasion thereof, \\#Da 4:28-33\\. Nebuchadnezzar's restoration to his
reason and kingdom, for which he praises God, \\#Da 4:34-37\\.