Daniel 4:16

16 Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal, till seven times[a] pass by for him.

Daniel 4:16 in Other Translations

KJV
16 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.
ESV
16 Let his mind be changed from a man's, and let a beast's mind be given to him; and let seven periods of time pass over him.
NLT
16 For seven periods of time, let him have the mind of a wild animal instead of the mind of a human.
MSG
16 Let him lose his mind and get an animal's mind in exchange, And let this go on for seven seasons.
CSB
16 Let his mind be changed from that of a man, and let him be given the mind of an animal for seven periods of time.

Daniel 4:16 In-Context

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.
15 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.
16 Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal, till seven times pass by for him.
17 “ ‘The decision is announced by messengers, the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over all kingdoms on earth and gives them to anyone he wishes and sets over them the lowliest of people.’
18 “This is the dream that I, King Nebuchadnezzar, had. Now, Belteshazzar, tell me what it means, for none of the wise men in my kingdom can interpret it for me. But you can, because the spirit of the holy gods is in you.”

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Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "years" ; also in verses 23, 25 and 32
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