he said, "Is not this the great Babylon I have built as the royal residence, by my mighty power and for the glory1 of my majesty?"231
The words were still on his lips when a voice came from heaven, "This is what is decreed for you, King Nebuchadnezzar: Your royal authority has been taken from you.332
You will be driven away from people and will live with the wild animals; you will eat grass like cattle. Seven times will pass by for you until you acknowledge that the Most High is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and gives them to anyone he wishes."433
Immediately what had been said about Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled. He was driven away from people and ate grass like cattle. His body was drenched5 with the dew of heaven until his hair grew like the feathers of an eagle and his nails like the claws of a bird.634
At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity7 was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever.8 His dominion is an eternal dominion; his kingdom9 endures from generation to generation.1035
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing.11 He does as he pleases12 with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back13 his hand14 or say to him: "What have you done?"1536
At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom.16 My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before.
Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt17 and glorify18 the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just.19 And those who walk in pride20 he is able to humble.21