And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree
That is the watchers and the Holy Ones; or it was commanded: this was the order given by the most High:
thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee;
signifying that another king should not be set up in his place; and though the kingdom and administration of it would depart from, him for a while, yet it would be restored again, and be firm and stable:
after that thou shall have known that the heavens do rule;
that is, that God, who is the Maker of the heavens, and dwells there, is known and acknowledged by thee to rule on the earth; from the government of which he was desirous of excluding him, and taking it to himself; see ( Luke 15:18 ) .