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Genesis 15:1
After these things the word of the LORD came to Abram in a vision, saying, "Do not fear, Abram, I am a shield to you; Your reward shall be very great."
Genesis 15:12
Now when the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, terror [and] great darkness fell upon him.
Genesis 20:3
But God came to Abimelech in a dream of the night, and said to him, "Behold, you are a dead man because of the woman whom you have taken, for she is married."
Genesis 20:6
Then God said to him in the dream, "Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.
Genesis 20:7
"Now therefore, restore the man's wife, for he is a prophet, and he will pray for you and you will live. But if you do not restore [her], know that you shall surely die, you and all who are yours."
Genesis 37:5-11
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Then Joseph had a dream, and when he told it to his brothers, they hated him even more.
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He said to them, "Please listen to this dream which I have had;
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for behold, we were binding sheaves in the field, and lo, my sheaf rose up and also stood erect; and behold, your sheaves gathered around and bowed down to my sheaf."
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Then his brothers said to him, "Are you actually going to reign over us? Or are you really going to rule over us?" So they hated him even more for his dreams and for his words.
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Now he had still another dream, and related it to his brothers, and said, "Lo, I have had still another dream; and behold, the sun and the moon and eleven stars were bowing down to me."
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He related [it] to his father and to his brothers; and his father rebuked him and said to him, "What is this dream that you have had? Shall I and your mother and your brothers actually come to bow ourselves down before you to the ground?"
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His brothers were jealous of him, but his father kept the saying [in mind].
Genesis 40:1-41
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Then it came about after these things, the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt offended their lord, the king of Egypt.
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Pharaoh was furious with his two officials, the chief cupbearer and the chief baker.
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So he put them in confinement in the house of the captain of the bodyguard, in the jail, the [same] place where Joseph was imprisoned.
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The captain of the bodyguard put Joseph in charge of them, and he took care of them; and they were in confinement for some time.
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Then the cupbearer and the baker for the king of Egypt, who were confined in jail, both had a dream the same night, each man with his [own] dream [and] each dream with its [own] interpretation.
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When Joseph came to them in the morning and observed them, behold, they were dejected.
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He asked Pharaoh's officials who were with him in confinement in his master's house, "Why are your faces so sad today?"
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Then they said to him, "We have had a dream and there is no one to interpret it." Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell [it] to me, please."
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So the chief cupbearer told his dream to Joseph, and said to him, "In my dream, behold, [there was] a vine in front of me;
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and on the vine [were] three branches. And as it was budding, its blossoms came out, [and] its clusters produced ripe grapes.
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"Now Pharaoh's cup was in my hand; so I took the grapes and squeezed them into Pharaoh's cup, and I put the cup into Pharaoh's hand."
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Then Joseph said to him, "This is the interpretation of it: the three branches are three days;
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within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head and restore you to your office; and you will put Pharaoh's cup into his hand according to your former custom when you were his cupbearer.
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"Only keep me in mind when it goes well with you, and please do me a kindness by mentioning me to Pharaoh and get me out of this house.
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"For I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the dungeon."
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When the chief baker saw that he had interpreted favorably, he said to Joseph, "I also [saw] in my dream, and behold, [there were] three baskets of white bread on my head;
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and in the top basket [there were] some of all sorts of baked food for Pharaoh, and the birds were eating them out of the basket on my head."
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Then Joseph answered and said, "This is its interpretation: the three baskets are three days;
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within three more days Pharaoh will lift up your head from you and will hang you on a tree, and the birds will eat your flesh off you."
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Thus it came about on the third day, [which was] Pharaoh's birthday, that he made a feast for all his servants; and he lifted up the head of the chief cupbearer and the head of the chief baker among his servants.
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He restored the chief cupbearer to his office, and he put the cup into Pharaoh's hand;
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but he hanged the chief baker, just as Joseph had interpreted to them.
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Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.
Numbers 12:6
He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, shall make Myself known to him in a vision. I shall speak with him in a dream.
Job 4:12-21
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"Now a word was brought to me stealthily, And my ear received a whisper of it.
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"Amid disquieting thoughts from the visions of the night, When deep sleep falls on men,
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Dread came upon me, and trembling, And made all my bones shake.
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"Then a spirit passed by my face; The hair of my flesh bristled up.
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"It stood still, but I could not discern its appearance; A form [was] before my eyes; [There was] silence, then I heard a voice:
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'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?
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'He puts no trust even in His servants; And against His angels He charges error.
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'How much more those who dwell in houses of clay, Whose foundation is in the dust, Who are crushed before the moth!
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'Between morning and evening they are broken in pieces; Unobserved, they perish forever.
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'Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, yet without wisdom.'
Job 33:15
"In a dream, a vision of the night, When sound sleep falls on men, While they slumber in their beds,
Job 33:16
Then He opens the ears of men, And seals their instruction,
Daniel 2:1-49
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Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him.
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Then the king gave orders to call in the magicians, the conjurers, the sorcerers and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came in and stood before the king.
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The king said to them, "I had a dream and my spirit is anxious to understand the dream."
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Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic: "O king, live forever! Tell the dream to your servants, and we will declare the interpretation."
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The king replied to the Chaldeans, "The command from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you will be torn limb from limb and your houses will be made a rubbish heap.
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"But if you declare the dream and its interpretation, you will receive from me gifts and a reward and great honor; therefore declare to me the dream and its interpretation."
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They answered a second time and said, "Let the king tell the dream to his servants, and we will declare the interpretation."
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The king replied, "I know for certain that you are bargaining for time, inasmuch as you have seen that the command from me is firm,
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that if you do not make the dream known to me, there is only one decree for you. For you have agreed together to speak lying and corrupt words before me until the situation is changed; therefore tell me the dream, that I may know that you can declare to me its interpretation."
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The Chaldeans answered the king and said, "There is not a man on earth who could declare the matter for the king, inasmuch as no great king or ruler has [ever] asked anything like this of any magician, conjurer or Chaldean.
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"Moreover, the thing which the king demands is difficult, and there is no one else who could declare it to the king except gods, whose dwelling place is not with [mortal] flesh."
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Because of this the king became indignant and very furious and gave orders to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
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So the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they looked for Daniel and his friends to kill [them].
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Then Daniel replied with discretion and discernment to Arioch, the captain of the king's bodyguard, who had gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon;
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he said to Arioch, the king's commander, "For what reason is the decree from the king [so] urgent?" Then Arioch informed Daniel about the matter.
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So Daniel went in and requested of the king that he would give him time, in order that he might declare the interpretation to the king.
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Then Daniel went to his house and informed his friends, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, about the matter,
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so that they might request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
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Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven;
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Daniel said, "Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him.
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"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.
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"It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.
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"To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, For You have given me wisdom and power; Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You, For You have made known to us the king's matter."
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Therefore, Daniel went in to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon; he went and spoke to him as follows: "Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon! Take me into the king's presence, and I will declare the interpretation to the king."
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Then Arioch hurriedly brought Daniel into the king's presence and spoke to him as follows: "I have found a man among the exiles from Judah who can make the interpretation known to the king!"
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The king said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, "Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen and its interpretation?"
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Daniel answered before the king and said, "As for the mystery about which the king has inquired, neither wise men, conjurers, magicians [nor] diviners are able to declare [it] to the king.
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"However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the latter days. This was your dream and the visions in your mind [while] on your bed.
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"As for you, O king, [while] on your bed your thoughts turned to what would take place in the future; and He who reveals mysteries has made known to you what will take place.
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"But as for me, this mystery has not been revealed to me for any wisdom residing in me more than [in] any [other] living man, but for the purpose of making the interpretation known to the king, and that you may understand the thoughts of your mind.
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"You, O king, were looking and behold, there was a single great statue; that statue, which was large and of extraordinary splendor, was standing in front of you, and its appearance was awesome.
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"The head of that statue [was made] of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze,
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its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay.
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"You continued looking until a stone was cut out without hands, and it struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and crushed them.
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"Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were crushed all at the same time and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them was found. But the stone that struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.
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"This [was] the dream; now we will tell its interpretation before the king.
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"You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the strength and the glory;
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and wherever the sons of men dwell, [or] the beasts of the field, or the birds of the sky, He has given [them] into your hand and has caused you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold.
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"After you there will arise another kingdom inferior to you, then another third kingdom of bronze, which will rule over all the earth.
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"Then there will be a fourth kingdom as strong as iron; inasmuch as iron crushes and shatters all things, so, like iron that breaks in pieces, it will crush and break all these in pieces.
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"In that you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter's clay and partly of iron, it will be a divided kingdom; but it will have in it the toughness of iron, inasmuch as you saw the iron mixed with common clay.
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"[As] the toes of the feet [were] partly of iron and partly of pottery, [so] some of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be brittle.
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"And in that you saw the iron mixed with common clay, they will combine with one another in the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, even as iron does not combine with pottery.
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"In the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and [that] kingdom will not be left for another people; it will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.
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"Inasmuch as you saw that a stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it crushed the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what will take place in the future; so the dream is true and its interpretation is trustworthy."
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Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face and did homage to Daniel, and gave orders to present to him an offering and fragrant incense.
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The king answered Daniel and said, "Surely your God is a God of gods and a Lord of kings and a revealer of mysteries, since you have been able to reveal this mystery."
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Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts, and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.
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And Daniel made request of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego over the administration of the province of Babylon, while Daniel [was] at the king's court.
Daniel 4:1-37
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Nebuchadnezzar the king to all the peoples, nations, and [men of every] language that live in all the earth: "May your peace abound!
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"It has seemed good to me to declare the signs and wonders which the Most High God has done for me.
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"How great are His signs And how mighty are His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom And His dominion is from generation to generation.
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"I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at ease in my house and flourishing in my palace.
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"I saw a dream and it made me fearful; and [these] fantasies [as I lay] on my bed and the visions in my mind kept alarming me.
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"So I gave orders to bring into my presence all the wise men of Babylon, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream.
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"Then the magicians, the conjurers, the Chaldeans and the diviners came in and I related the dream to them, but they could not make its interpretation known to me.
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"But finally Daniel came in before me, whose name is Belteshazzar according to the name of my god, and in whom is a spirit of the holy gods; and I related the dream to him, [saying],
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'O Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, since I know that a spirit of the holy gods is in you and no mystery baffles you, tell [me] the visions of my dream which I have seen, along with its interpretation.
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'Now [these were] the visions in my mind [as I lay] on my bed: I was looking, and behold, [there was] a tree in the midst of the earth and its height [was] great.
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'The tree grew large and became strong And its height reached to the sky, And it [was] visible to the end of the whole earth.
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'Its foliage [was] beautiful and its fruit abundant, And in it [was] food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, And the birds of the sky dwelt in its branches, And all living creatures fed themselves from it.
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'I was looking in the visions in my mind [as I lay] on my bed, and behold, an [angelic] watcher, a holy one, descended from heaven.
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'He shouted out and spoke as follows: "Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, Strip off its foliage and scatter its fruit; Let the beasts flee from under it And the birds from its branches.
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"Yet leave the stump with its roots in the ground, But with a band of iron and bronze [around it] In the new grass of the field; And let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, And let him share with the beasts in the grass of the earth.
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"Let his mind be changed from [that of] a man And let a beast's mind be given to him, And let seven periods of time pass over him.
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"This sentence is by the decree of the [angelic] watchers And the decision is a command of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind, And bestows it on whom He wishes And sets over it the lowliest of men."
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'This is the dream [which] I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, tell [me] its interpretation, inasmuch as none of the wise men of my kingdom is able to make known to me the interpretation; but you are able, for a spirit of the holy gods is in you.'
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"Then Daniel, whose name is Belteshazzar, was appalled for a while as his thoughts alarmed him. The king responded and said, 'Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation alarm you.' Belteshazzar replied, 'My lord, [if only] the dream applied to those who hate you and its interpretation to your adversaries!
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'The tree that you saw, which became large and grew strong, whose height reached to the sky and was visible to all the earth
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and whose foliage [was] beautiful and its fruit abundant, and in which [was] food for all, under which the beasts of the field dwelt and in whose branches the birds of the sky lodged--
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it is you, O king; for you have become great and grown strong, and your majesty has become great and reached to the sky and your dominion to the end of the earth.
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'In that the king saw an [angelic] watcher, a holy one, descending from heaven and saying, "Chop down the tree and destroy it; yet leave the stump with its roots in the ground, but with a band of iron and bronze [around it] in the new grass of the field, and let him be drenched with the dew of heaven, and let him share with the beasts of the field until seven periods of time pass over him,"
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this is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king:
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that you be driven away from mankind and your dwelling place be with the beasts of the field, and you be given grass to eat like cattle and be drenched with the dew of heaven; and seven periods of time will pass over you, until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.
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'And in that it was commanded to leave the stump with the roots of the tree, your kingdom will be assured to you after you recognize that [it is] Heaven [that] rules.
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'Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by [doing] righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to [the] poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'
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"All [this] happened to Nebuchadnezzar the king.
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"Twelve months later he was walking on the [roof of] the royal palace of Babylon.
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"The king reflected and said, 'Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?'
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"While the word [was] in the king's mouth, a voice came from heaven, [saying], 'King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: sovereignty has been removed from you,
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and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place [will be] with the beasts of the field. You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven periods of time will pass over you until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.'
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"Immediately the word concerning Nebuchadnezzar was fulfilled; and he was driven away from mankind and began eating grass like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until his hair had grown like eagles' [feathers] and his nails like birds' [claws].
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"But at the end of that period, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven and my reason returned to me, and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever; For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom [endures] from generation to generation.
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"All the inhabitants of the earth are accounted as nothing, But He does according to His will in the host of heaven And [among] the inhabitants of earth; And no one can ward off His hand Or say to Him, 'What have You done?'
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"At that time my reason returned to me. And my majesty and splendor were restored to me for the glory of my kingdom, and my counselors and my nobles began seeking me out; so I was reestablished in my sovereignty, and surpassing greatness was added to me.
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"Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise, exalt and honor the King of heaven, for all His works are true and His ways just, and He is able to humble those who walk in pride."
Daniel 7:1
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel saw a dream and visions in his mind [as he lay] on his bed; then he wrote the dream down [and] related the [following] summary of it.
Matthew 1:20
But when he had considered this, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary as your wife; for the Child who has been conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.
Matthew 2:12
And having been warned [by God] in a dream not to return to Herod, the magi left for their own country by another way.
Matthew 2:13
Now when they had gone, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said, "Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him."
Matthew 2:19
But when Herod died, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared in a dream to Joseph in Egypt, and said,
Hebrews 1:1
God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways,
ladder
Genesis 32:1
Now as Jacob went on his way, the angels of God met him.
Genesis 32:2
Jacob said when he saw them, "This is God's camp." So he named that place Mahanaim.
2 Chronicles 16:9
"For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. You have acted foolishly in this. Indeed, from now on you will surely have wars."
Isaiah 41:10
'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'
John 1:51
And He said to him, "Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see the heavens opened and the angels of God ascending and descending on the Son of Man."
2 Timothy 4:16
At my first defense no one supported me, but all deserted me; may it not be counted against them.
2 Timothy 4:17
But the Lord stood with me and strengthened me, so that through me the proclamation might be fully accomplished, and that all the Gentiles might hear; and I was rescued out of the lion's mouth.
Hebrews 1:14
Are they not all ministering spirits, sent out to render service for the sake of those who will inherit salvation?