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bis Fruit; let the Beasts get away from under it, 2nd the Fowls from his Branches.

15 Nevertheless, leave the Stump of his Roots in the Earth,.even with a Band of Iron and Brass, in the tender Grafs of the Field, and Jet it be wet with the Dew of Heaven, and let his Portion be with the Beasts in the Grafs of the Earth.

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.

17 This Matter is by the Decree of the Watchers, and the Demand by the Word of the holy ones: to the Intent that the Living may know, that the most High ruleth in the Kingdom of Men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteih up over it the basest of Men.

18 This Dream I King Nebuchadnezzar have seen: now thou, O Belrefhazzar, delare the Interpretation thereof forasmuch as all the wifemen of my Kingdom are not able to make known unto me the Interpretation: but thou art able, for the Spirit of the holy Gods is in thee.

19 Then Daniel (whose Name was Beltefhazzar) was astonied for one Hour, and his Thoughts troubled him: the King spake, and said, Beltefhazzar, let not the Dream, or the Interpretation thereof trouble thee. Beltefhazzar answered, and said, my Lord, the Dream be to them that hat thee, and the Interpretation thereof to thine Enemies.

20 The Tree that thou sawest, which grew and was strong, whose Height reached unto the Heaven, and the Sight thereof to all the Earth.

21 Whose Leave? were fair, and the Fruit thereof much, and in it was Meat for all; under which the Beasts of the Field dwelt, and upon whose Branches the Fowls of the Heaven had their Habitation.

22 It is thou, O King, thou art grown, and art become strong: for thy Greatness is grown and reacheth unto Heaven, and thy Dominion to the End of the Earth.

23 And whereas the King saw a Watcher, and an holy one coming down from Heaven, and saying, Hew the Tree down, and destroy it, yet leave the Stumps of the Roots thereof

- \n the Earth, even with a Band of Iron and Brass, in the tender Grafs of the Field, and let it be wet with the Dew of Heaven, and let his Portion be with the Beasts of the Field, till seven, Times pass over him;

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24 This is the Interpretation, O King, and this is the Decree of the most High, which is come upon my Lord the King;

25 That they (hall drive thee from Men, and thy Dwelling shall be with the Beasts of the Field, and they shall make thee to eat Grass as Oxen, and they shall wet thee with the Dew of Heaven, and seven Times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the molt High rulcth in the Kingdom of Men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

26 And whereas they commanded to leave the Stump of the Tree Roots: thy Kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the Heavens do rule.

27 Wherefore, O King, let my Counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break oft" thy Sins by Righteousness, and thine Iniquities by shewing Mercy to the Poor j if it may be a lengthening of thy Tranquillity.

2 8 All this, came upon the King Nebuchadnezzar.

29 At the End of twelve Months, he walked in the Palace of the Kingdom of Babylon.

30 The King spake and said, is not this great Babylon that I have' built for the House of the Kingdom, by the Might of my Power, and for the Honour of my Majesty?

31 While the Word was in the King's Mouth, there fell, a Voice from Heaven, saying, O King Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is spoken, The Kingdom is departed from thee.

32 And they shall drive thee from Men, and thy Dwelling shall be with the Beasts of the Field: they shall make thee to eat Grafs as Oxen, and seven Times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the Kingdom of Men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

33 The same Hour was the Thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar; and he was driven from Mea, and did eat Grafs as Oxen, and his Body'was wet with the Dew" of Heaven, till his Hairs %vere grown like Eagles Feathers, and his Nails like Birds Claws.

34 And at the End of the Days, I Nebuchadnezzar lift up mine Eyes unto Heaven, and mine Understanding returned unto me, and I blefied the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whose Dominion is an everlasting Dominion, and his Kingdom is from Generation to Generation.

3 5 And all the Inhabitants of the Earth are reputed as nothing, and he doeth according to his Will in the Army of

K k k k a Heaven, Heaven, and among the Inhabitants of the Earth, and none can stay his Hand, or fay unto him, What doest thou.?

36 At the fame Time my Reason returned unto me, and for the Glory of my Kingdom, mine Honour and Brightness returned unto me; and my Counsellors and my Lords fought unto me; and I was established in my Kingdom, and excellent Majesty was added unto me.

37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honour the King of Heaven, all whose Works are Truth, and his Ways Judgment, and those that walk in Pride, he is able to abase.

CHAP. V.

I Beljhdzzars impious Feqft. 17 Daniel reproving hints

8 A Hand-writing troubUtb tint. 25 Interpreted) the (Prising. 30 The City is taken by the Mtdes and Per/:ansy and the Empire translated to them.

Ver. Itjelshazzar Jj f the King made a great Feast to a thousand of his Lords, and drank Wine before the thousand.

2 Belfhazzar, while he tasted the Wine, commanded to bring the golden and silver Vessels, which his Father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the Temple which was in Jerusalem, that the King and his Princes, his Wives and his Concubines might drink therein.

3 And the King and his Princes, his Wives and his Concubines drank in them.

4 And praised the Gods of Gold, and Silver, of Brass, of Iron, of Wood, and of Stone.

5 In the fame Hour came

'tfu. xiii. 1 "the Sur den of B*.' Byioh, which Isaiah the Son of Amos did fee.

6 Howl ye, for the Day of tie Lord is at Hand; it (hall come as t Destruction from the Almisbtt.

7 Therefore (hall all Hands te faint, and every Man's Heart Aall melt.

t And they (hall be afraid: Fan{f and Sorrows (hall take hold on them, •they (hall be in Fain as a Womsx that ttavelleth: they siSall be *Mazed one at another, their Faces shall be as Flames.

9 Behold, the Day of the Lots cometh, cruel both with Wrath and fierce Anger, to lay the Land BboIate5 and he (hall destroy the Signers thereof out of it.

11 And I will punish the World for their Evil, and the Wicked set their Iniquity; and I will cause the Airogancy of the Proud to cease, and will lay low the Haughtiness of the Terrible.

17 Behold, Iwill stir np the Hmn against them, which shall not regard Silver.

19 And Baeuoh the dorr of

forth

forth tbe Fingers of a Man's Kihgdoms, the Be*ut? pf thaCitAir

Hand, and wrote over against "ETM *lcl\e°%'*lUwhen

L 11 «• i . T»i God overthicw Sodom and Gomor

the CandlesticK upon thePlai- RAH.

ster of the Wall of the King's *• It Ml never be inhabited, nek

Pillars and thp Kjnn «aw UW Ihall it he Bwiit in from 43en«

raiacc, ana tne Xving Saw mion to Generation. neithei

the tart of the HAND that the Aramah pitch Tent there, nei

WKOTE. ,'ler ">a" tne Shepherds make their

6 Then the King's Coun- TM< *TMnD TWs of the Desen tenance was Changed, and his (ball lie there, and their Houses ihail Thoughts troubled him, so be 'of,,B»lsFU1 Creatures, and

.l_ T ex.- i °wls »TM»1 dwe" there, and Satyr*

that the Joints of his Loyns ft,,, danC(. there. »"

were loosed, and his Knees 21 And the wild Beasts of the 1Smote one against another. J3andt "V'LcrT •»^solate Hou

T, ir? . . , , se«, and Dragons in their pleasant

7 I he King cried aloud palaces: and her Time is near to to bring in the Astrologers: come, and her Days sliall not be praand the King spake and said lon*ei *•

to the wise Men of Babylon, Whosoever shall Read this Writing, and shew the Interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with Scarlet, and have a Chain of Gold about his Neck, and shall be the third Ruler in the Kingdom.

8 Then came in all the King's wife Men, but they could Not Read the Writing, nor make known to the King the Interpretation thereof.

9 Then was King Belfhazzar greatly troubled, and his Countenance was changed in him, and his Lords were

ASTONIED.

10 Now the Queen, by Reason of the Words of the King and his Lords, came into the Banquet House; and the Queen spake, and said, O King, live for ever: let not thy Thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy Countenance be changed.

11 There is a Man in thy Kingdom, in whom is the Spirit of the Holy Gods, and in the Days of thy Father, Light and Understanding, and Wisdom like the WisDom of the Gods, was found in him; whom the King Ne

* Set Jer. 1. li. Chap, wherein it fully defcrtVd the Ukl»i »f Babylon by the JMedes, and ut Defelatun.

Note, The mint PrediSitn if Isaiah wdi mire I bin too Tears befire tbe Wall* emi Palaces were built by Nebuchadnezzar.

The Place where tbii Jumpsuits City stud, it new W'thettt Inhabitant, being inly the "Receptacle if wild and ventmm Beasts, wherein the many Prefhedet relating Iherete have been acemplisti'd m the trust minme Ciracmstaeuei.

Cents are with these Prefheties tbe xiii. xvii. and xviii. Chapurs ef Revelations wherein the idy/licb, Babylon u deftril'd, and tbe 'Rise and Fall efthe ^ntichristian.

buchadnezzar buchadnezzar thy Father the King, I say thy Father, made" Master of the Magicians.

12 Forasmuch as an excellent Spirit, and Knowledge, Interpreting of Dreams, and (hewing of hard Sentences, dissolving of Doubts were found in the fame Daniel: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the Interpretation.

13 Then was Daniel brought in before the King, and the King spake, and said unto Daniel, art thou that DaNiel, which art of the Children of the Captivity of Judah.

14 I have heard of thee, that the Spirit of the Gods is in thee, and that Light, and Understanding, and excellent Wisdom is found in thee.

15 And now the wife Men have been brought in before me, that they should read this Writing, and mate known unto me the Interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the Interpretation of the Thing.

16 Now if thou canst read the Writing , and make known the Interpretation thereof, thou shalt be cloathed with Scarlet, and have a Chain of Gold about thy Neck, and shalt be the third Ruler in the Kingdom.

17 Then Daniel answered before the King, Let thy Gifts be to thy self, and give thy Rewards to another, yet I will read the Writing unto the King, and make known to him the Interpretation.

18 O thou King, the most High God gave Nebuchadnezzar thy Father a Kingdom, and Majesty, and Glory, and Honour. '

19 And for the Majesty be gave him, all People, Nations , and Languages trembled, and feared before him: whom he Would, he Slew, and Whom he Would, he kept Alive, and whom he would, he Set up, and whom he would, he Put down.

20 But when his Heart was lifted up, and his Mind hardned in Pride, he was deposed from his Kingly Throne, and they took his Glory from him.

21 And he was driven from the Sons of Men, and his Heart was made like the Beasts, and his Dwelling was with the wild Asses: they fed him with Grafs like Oxen, and his Body was wet with the Dew of Heaven, till he knew that the Most High God ruled in the Kingdom of Men, and that he Appointeth over it whomsoever he Will.

22 And thou his Son, O Belfhazzar, hast not Humbled thine Heart, though thou knewest all this:

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