And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the
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
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 ) .