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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So I commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be brought before me to interpret the dream for me.
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When the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me.
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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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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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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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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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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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“In the visions I saw while lying in bed, I looked, and there before me was a holy one, a messenger, coming down from heaven.
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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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But let the stump and its roots, bound with iron and bronze, remain in the ground, in the grass of the field. “ ‘Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and let him live with the animals among the plants of the earth.