As for thee, O king
So far as thou hast any concern in this matter, or with respect to thee, the following was thy case; these the circumstances and situation in which thou wert: thy thoughts came into thy mind upon thy bed, which should come to pass
as he lay on his bed, either sleeping or waking, very probably the latter, his thoughts were employed about this great monarchy he had erected, and what would be the issue of it; and was very desirous of knowing what successors he should have in it, and how long it would continue, and what would be the fate of it; when he fell asleep upon this, and had a dream agreeable to his waking thoughts: and he that revealeth secrets:
a periphrasis of the God of heaven, as in the preceding verse: maketh known unto thee what shall come to pass;
this he did by the dream he gave him, though he had forgot it; and now by restoring that, and the interpretation of it, by Daniel.