Daniel 4:16

Overview - Daniel 4
Nebuchadnezzar confesses God's kingdom,
makes relation of his dreams, which the magicians could not interpret.
Daniel hears the dream.
19 He interprets it.
28 The dream fulfilled.
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Daniel 4:16  (King James Version)
Let his heart be changed from man's, and let a beast's heart be given unto him; and let seven times pass over him.

Let his
Here a transition is made from the tree to Nebuchadnezzar, whom it represented; the tree being lost sight of, a person came in its stead. This person having lost the heart, or disposition of a man, and conceiving himself a beast, should act as such, and herd among them.

be changed
Daniel 4:32 Daniel 4:33 ; Isaiah 6:10 ; Hebrews 1:11 ; Mark 5:4 Mark 5:5 ; Luke 8:27-29

seven times
That is, seven years, a time in the prophetic language denoting a year.
Daniel 4:23 Daniel 4:25 Daniel 4:31 ; 7:25 11:13 12:7 Revelation 12:14