Parallel Bible results for Daniel 4:1-18

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Daniel 4:1-18

NIRV 1 I, King Nebuchadnezzar, am writing this letter. I am sending it to you people from every nation and language in the whole world. May you have great success! NIV 1 King Nebuchadnezzar, To the nations and peoples of every language, who live in all the earth: May you prosper greatly! NIRV 2 I am pleased to tell you what has happened. The Most High God has done miraculous signs and wonders for me. NIV 2 It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs and wonders that the Most High God has performed for me. NIRV 3 His miraculous signs are great. His wonders are mighty. His kingdom will last forever. His rule will never end. NIV 3 How great are his signs, how mighty his wonders! His kingdom is an eternal kingdom; his dominion endures from generation to generation. NIRV 4 I was at home in my palace. I was content and very successful. NIV 4 I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented and prosperous. NIRV 5 But I had a dream that made me afraid. I was lying on my bed. Then dreams and visions passed through my mind. They terrified me. NIV 5 I had a dream that made me afraid. As I was lying in bed, the images and visions that passed through my mind terrified me. NIRV 6 So I commanded that all of the wise men in Babylon be brought to me. I wanted them to tell me what my dream meant. NIV 6 So I commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be brought before me to interpret the dream for me. NIRV 7 Those who try to figure things out by using magic came. So did those who study the heavens. I told all of them what I had dreamed. But they couldn't tell me what it meant. NIV 7 When the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me. NIRV 8 Finally, Daniel came to me. He is called Belteshazzar, after the name of my god. The spirit of the holy gods is in him. I told him my dream. NIV 8 Finally, Daniel came into my presence and I told him the dream. (He is called Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and the spirit of the holy gods is in him.) NIRV 9 I said, "Belteshazzar, you are chief of the magicians. I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you. No mystery is too hard for you to figure out. Here is my dream. Tell me what it means. NIV 9 I said, “Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, I know that the spirit of the holy gods is in you, and no mystery is too difficult for you. Here is my dream; interpret it for me. NIRV 10 "Here are the visions I saw while I was lying on my bed. I looked up and saw a tree standing in the middle of the land. It was very tall. NIV 10 These are the visions I saw while lying in bed: I looked, and there before me stood a tree in the middle of the land. Its height was enormous. NIRV 11 It had grown to be large and strong. Its top touched the sky. It could be seen anywhere on earth. NIV 11 The tree grew large and strong and its top touched the sky; it was visible to the ends of the earth. NIRV 12 Its leaves were beautiful. It had a lot of fruit on it. It provided enough food for people and animals. Under the tree, the wild animals found shade. The birds of the air lived in its branches. Every creature was fed from that tree. NIV 12 Its leaves were beautiful, its fruit abundant, and on it was food for all. Under it the wild animals found shelter, and the birds lived in its branches; from it every creature was fed. NIRV 13 "While I was still lying on my bed, I looked up. In my visions, I saw a holy messenger. He was coming down from heaven. NIV 13 “In the visions I saw while lying in bed, I looked, and there before me was a holy one, a messenger, coming down from heaven. NIRV 14 He called out in a loud voice. He said, 'Cut the tree down. Break off its branches. Strip its leaves off. Scatter its fruit. Let the animals that are under it run away. Let the birds that are in its branches fly off. NIV 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. NIRV 15 But leave the stump with its roots in the ground. Let it stay in the field. Put a band of iron and bronze around it. " 'Let King Nebuchadnezzar become wet with the dew of heaven. Let him live like the animals among the plants of the earth. NIV 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. NIRV 16 Let him no longer have the mind of a man. Instead, let him be given the mind of an animal. Let him stay that way until seven periods of time pass by. NIV 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. NIRV 17 " 'The decision is announced by holy messengers. So all who are alive will know that the Most High God is King. He rules over all of the kingdoms of men. He gives them to anyone he wants. Sometimes he puts the least important men in charge of them.' NIV 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.’ NIRV 18 "That's the dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, had. Now tell me what it means, Belteshazzar. None of the wise men in my kingdom can explain it to me. But you can. After all, the spirit of the holy gods is in you." NIV 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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