23 And because the king saw 1a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven and saying, 2'Chop down the tree and destroy it, but leave the stump of its roots in the earth, bound with a band of iron and bronze, in the tender grass of the field, and let him be wet with the dew of heaven, and let his portion be with the beasts of the field, till 3seven periods of time pass over him,'