Daniel 4:4-14 NIV

4 I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented and prosperous.

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5 I had a dream that made me afraid. As I was lying in bed, the images and visions that passed through my mind terrified me.

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      6 So I commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be brought before me to interpret the dream for me.

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      7 When the magicians, enchanters, astrologersa and diviners came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me.

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        • j 4:7 - Or "Chaldeans"
          8 Finally, Daniel came into my presence and I told him the dream. (He is called Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and the spirit of the holy gods is in him.)

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          9 I said, “Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you, and no mystery is too difficult for you. Here is my dream; interpret it for me.

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          10 These are the visions I saw while lying in bed: I looked, and there before me stood a tree in the middle of the land. Its height was enormous.

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          11 The tree grew large and strong and its top touched the sky; it was visible to the ends of the earth.

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          12 Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit abundant, and on it was food for all. Under it the wild animals found shelter, and the birds lived in its branches; from it every creature was fed.

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          13 “In the visions I saw while lying in bed, I looked, and there before me was a holy one, a messenger,b coming down from heaven.

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            • k 4:13 - Or "watchman" ; also in verses 17 and 23
              14 He called in a loud voice: ‘Cut down the tree and trim off its branches; strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the animals flee from under it and the birds from its branches.

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