Daniel ... Belteshazzar - the use of the Hebrew as well as the Chaldee name, so far from being an objection, as some have made it, is an undesigned mark of genuineness. Daniel 4:1 "Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the … Here Daniel relates how he was in some sense astonished. "Evil-merodach his son was regent during his father's insanity."[32]. 19:11-21). The destructive critics gleefully remark that, "The silence of the inscriptions is inexplicable! We simply do not know what it was. astonied — overwhelmed with awe at the terrible import of the dream. But the impious, even when God openly addresses and threatens them, are not moved, but remain stupid, or openly deride his power and treat his threats as fabulous, till they feel them seriously. My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee.] They tell the truth. But, as I have already said, while the faithful are afraid though they feel God to be propitious, yet the impious sleep in their security, and are unmoved and unterrified by any threats. or that President John Kennedy would have memorialized his sexual escapades in the White House? My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee. Then Daniel—was astonished for one hour— Stood in silent astonishment for nearly an hour. How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream starting at verse 19. They will do it with discretion, but they will do it. If they do not tell the truth, few will trust their word. So the king spoke, and said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation trouble you.” Tellers of truth represent light in the darkness. God was just about ready to release them. So the king spoke, and said, ‘Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation trouble you.’ Belteshazzar answered and said, ‘My lord, may the dream concern those who hate you, and its interpretation concern your enemies!’. He can tell the king what his dream means. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee - Let such things as are foreboded by the dream happen to your enemies rather than to you. We have already noted that Daniel 4:24,25 were designed to correct the king's notion about the source of the decree against him. Then I will tell the king what his dream means.’ v25 Then Arioch quickly took Daniel to the king. [Note: Feinberg, p56.]. Daniel was reticent to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream because of the negative implications on the king. See note on Deuteronomy 1:41. sha "ah = a moment, as Daniel 4:33; Daniel 3:6, Daniel 3:15; Daniel 5:5. Ver. | Powered by WordPress. Despite that, however, the king did publish the decree which we have before us in the historic Book of Daniel; and this writer believes, along with a great many other conservative scholars, that the discoveries in the ancient Babylonian area my yet reveal a copy of this very decree. The king responded and said, ‘Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation alarm you.' His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation. He was not puzzled by the difficulties of it. But truth must be spoken, however it be taken. "Heaven rules is the oldest surrogate for God in the Bible. For though Nebuchadnezzar was an idolater, a persecutor, and oppressor of the people of God, yet he was Daniel’s prince, and therefore, though he foresees, and is now going to foretel, ill concerning him, he dares not wish ill to him. "Thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shall have known that the heavens do rule" (Daniel 4:26). Apparently critics know nothing at all of human rulers. The prayer of Daniel. No honest preachers or teachers tell people just what they want to hear. read απηνεωθη, obstupefactus fuit, he was amazed, or confounded. He did not want to bear bad news; nevertheless, Daniel faithfully interpreted the dream to him. Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies. The king said, Let not the dream trouble thee — Whatsoever it be that thou understandest from the dream, tell it freely without fear. (19-26) Daniel explains the rise and coming fall of Nebuchadnezzar. So the king said, 'Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its meaning alarm you.' Let not the dream trouble thee — Speak out, let the event be what it will. the dream be to them that hate thee — We are to desire the prosperity of those under whose authority God‘s providence has placed us (Jeremiah 29:7). Astonied - overwhelmed with awe at the terrible import of the dream. No entry exists in Forerunner Commentary for Daniel 4:19. They do not take a poll to find out the prevailing opinion on things. (Comp. Daniel had not hesitated to interpret the king"s first dream ( Daniel 2:27-28). Take me to the king. Neither should a teller of truth be audacious but true to truth. Nebuchadnezza. So he assured Daniel that he could tell him the truth without fear, at which Daniel pointed out that what he had to say was really what his enemies and those who hated him would want to say. him; this is the interpretation, O king, and it is the decree of the Most High, which is come upon my lord the king: that thou shalt be driven from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and thou shalt be made to eat grass as oxen, and shall be wet with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee; till thou know that the Most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. Daniel was “amazed” and “overwhelmed” at what was manifestly the fearful import of the dream. Let us learn, therefore, from the Prophet’s example, to pray for blessings on our enemies who desire to destroy us, and especially to pray for tyrants if it please God to subject us to their lust; for although they are unworthy of any of the feelings of humanity, yet we must modestly bear their yoke, because they could not be our governors without God’s permission; and not only for wrath, as Paul admonishes us, but for conscience’ sake, (Romans 13:5,) otherwise we should not only rebel against them, but against God himself. 1. Then Daniel was astonied for one hour — “Stood in silent astonishment for nearly an hour,” both at the surprising circumstances of the judgment denounced against the king, and likewise out of a tender regard and respect for his person, who had bestowed so many favours upon him. Daniel Interprets the Second Dream. Belteshazzar, he says, let not thy thoughts disturb thee; let not the dream and its interpretation frighten thee/ Yet Daniel was afraid for his sake. Sensing Daniel"s uneasiness, Nebuchadnezzar encouraged the prophet to relate the interpretation without fear of punishment. And his thoughts troubled him - The thoughts which passed through his mind respecting the fearful import of the dream. {See Trapp on "Habakkuk 3:16"} But they who tremble not in time of threatening, shall be crushed to pieces in time of punishing. ", John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible, Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged, Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers. The nature of the king's strange malady is readily identified by a number of writers as "lycanthropy,"[30] a strange form of insanity in which the victim imagines that he is a beast and adopts a form of behavior appropriate to such a delusion. But God had deafly taught the Jews this, by means of Jeremiah, Pray ye for the prosperous state of Babylon, because your peace shall be in it. Daniel 4:19 “Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonied for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. Nebuchadnezzar had derived the knowledge of the meaning of his dream from one who was a Hebrew, and it was natural, therefore, in order that it might be known by whom the dream had been interpreted, that he should so designate him that it would be understood by all. Daniel 6:18-28 Daniel Saved From The Lions. Our own viewpoint is that, since the visitation upon Nebuchadnezzar was a heaven sent punishment, it might not have been any particular disease with which men are familiar. It has been objected that the mention in this edict of “both” the names by which Daniel was known is an improbable circumstance; that a pagan monarch would only have referred to him by the name by which he was known in Babylon - the name which he had himself conferred on him in honor of the god (“Belus”) after whom he was called. Others think he was in an ecstasy; but this seems to suit better because he does not simply speak of being astonished, but even disturbed and terrified in his thoughts. Nevertheless at his insistence he would tell him its meaning. answered and said. Daniel begins to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream starting at verse 19. But he was a soldier who had faced many hardships and he wanted to know the worst. Adam Clarke gives us the name of that regent. Daniel 4:18 : Daniel 4:20 >> The Berean: Daily Verse and Comment Sign up for the Berean: Daily Verse and Comment, and have Biblical truth delivered to your inbox. Daniel 4:19 Parallel Verses [⇓ See commentary ⇓] Daniel 4:19, NIV: "Then Daniel (also called Belteshazzar) was greatly perplexed for a time, and his thoughts terrified him.So the king said, 'Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its meaning alarm you.' Since then Daniel was treated kindly by the king when by the rights of warfare he was dragged into exile, he ought to be faithful to his own king, although he exercised tyranny against the people of God. Then Daniel—was astonished for one hour— Stood in silent astonishment for nearly an hour. This merely implies that he did not desire that these things should come upon him. He felt for the king, and for the nation; and with what force and delicacy does he express the general portent; "The dream to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies!". Daniel 3:6. Nebuchadnezzar’s Second Dream - Nebuchadnezzar the king, To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. "[34] Note that the plural is used here, "the heavens do rule." Belteshazzar replied, ‘My lord, if only the dream applied to those who hate you and its interpretation to your adversaries! Let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee; speak out freely, let the event be what it will. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar. Read Introduction to Daniel “Then the king instructed Ashpenaz, the master of his eunuchs, to bring some of the children of Israel and some of the king’s descendants and some of the nobles, 4 young men in whom there was no blemish, but good-looking, gifted in all wisdom, possessing knowledge and quick to understand, who had ability to serve in the king’s palace, and whom they might … It is necessary, in repentance, that we not only cease to do evil, but learn to do good. Daniel was concerned due to what he saw in Babylon; it discomforted him. Thus Jeremiah had before exhorted the Jewish captives at Babylon to wish and pray for the prosperity of the government under which they lived. And whereas the king saw a watcher and a holy one coming down from heaven, and saying, Hew down the tree, and destroy it; nevertheless leave the stump of the roots thereof in the earth, even with a band of iron and brass, in the tender grass 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. Whatever was the length of time that Nebuchadnezzar was deprived of his throne, the government of Babylon would have been taken care of by a regent. Daniel 9 – The Seventy Weeks of Daniel A. Whenever God appointed his Prophets the heralds of severe calamities, they were affected in two ways; on the one side, they condoled with those miserable men whose destruction they saw at hand, and still they boldly announced what had been divinely commanded; and thus their sorrow never hindered them from discharging their duty freely and consistently. This verse reflects the respect that each man held for the other. The king spake. "Thou shalt be driven from men ..." The description here of the king's condition during the days of his punishment should not be pressed as to details. The king answered and said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or the interpretation trouble you.” Belteshazzar answered and said, “My lord, the dream be to those who hate you, and its interpretation to your enemies.”. This chapter continues the story of how the mighty ruler Nebuchadnezzar came to capitulate to the God of the captives he brought back from Judea. It was not good news. Communicators of God’s truth should tell the unvarnished truth about God. Besides this, they never put off human affections, and so pity takes possession of them, when they see the ungodly punished or even subject to impending wrath. This was the distinctive feature of the true prophets of God: though they often had to predict judgments, they were nevertheless grieved when any of God"s creatures were chastised." It is not the language of uncharitable hatred. Daniel 6:1-17 Daniel And The Lions Den. “Such rhetorical embellishments are pointed at no individuals, have nothing in them of malice or ill-will, are used as marks of respect to the ruling powers, and may be presumed to be free from any imputation of a want of charity.” - Wintle, in loc. The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth; whose leaves were fair, and the fruit thereof much, and it was for food for all; under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and upon whose branches the birds of the heavens had their habitation: it is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong; for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth. And I refer this to the sorrow which the holy Prophet had endured from that horrible punishment which God had shewn under a figure; nor ought it to seem surprising for Daniel to be grievously afflicted on account of the calamity of the king of Babylon; for although he was a cruel tyrant, and had harassed and all but destroyed God’s Church, yet since he was under his Sway, he was bound to pray for him. (Read Daniel 4:19-27) Daniel was struck with amazement and terror at so heavy a judgment coming upon so great a prince, and gives advice with tenderness and respect. They knew him to be the executor of God’s just vengeance, and also to be their sovereign and lawful ruler. King Nebuchadnezzar,To the nations and peoples of every language, who live Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar.] Daniel was reticent to interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s second dream because of the negative implications on the king. Questions for Discussion and Thinking Further follow the verse-by- verse International Bible Lesson Commentary.Study Hints for Discussion and A dissenting view was quoted by Thomson from a famed British medical doctor, David Yellowlees, of the University of Glasgow: This quotation has been included here not from any personal acceptance of it as true, but as a matter of general interest. Such is the example which the Prophet sets before us in the king of Babylon. 19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. Nebuchadnezzar in this passage is so utterly unlike Antiochus Epiphanes that it must ever remain a mystery why critical scholars are always mentioning Antiochus and the need of the people for encouragement in those times, as being pertinent in any manner whatever to this prophecy. Meanwhile, we must remark, how variously the Prophets were affected when God uses them in denouncing his approaching judgments. That is, Daniel was fixed in thought, and maintained a profound silence until the king addressed him. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar - Daniel 4:8. Do they suppose that Senator Ted Kennedy would have a monument erected to his escapade at Chappaquiddick? Daniel said to Arioch, ‘Do not kill the wise men in Babylon. Nevertheless, Daniel"s heart was concerned for the king and grieved over what he had to tell him. (1-2) Introduction: Daniel’s reason for prayer. Perhaps he supposed that he hesitated because he apprehended danger to himself if he should express his thoughts, and the king therefore assured him of safety, and encouraged him to declare the full meaning of the vision, whatever that might be. His thoughts troubled him, because he foresaw such tragical things coming upon the king, for whom he had such reverence for the high favours and honours he had conferred on him, and he was afraid to declare them; these things coming upon him while he was acted by a Spirit of prophecy, doubled his consternation, and troubled his thoughts, Daniel 10:16,17. The AV translation "for one hour" ( Daniel 4:19) describes a brief period of time better rendered "for a while" (NASB, et al.). Expressions similar to this occur not unfrequently in ancient writings. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. But the LXX. Daniel 4:1 Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the … Daniel learned from the books of the prophets, especially from Jeremiah, that the desolation of Jerusalem would continue seventy years, which were drawing to a close. Let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee; "This verse reveals the heart of Daniel as well as any in the entire book of Daniel. Belteshazzar said — What address and how excellent a spirit is shewn in this short preface. At the close of seventy years it was lawful for the pious worshippers of God to beg him to free them; but until the time predicted by the Prophet had elapsed, it was not lawful either to indulge in hatred against the king, or to invoke God’s wrath upon him. It did not come from angels, but from God. God's promises are to encourage our prayers, not to make them needless; and when we see the performance of them approaching, we should more earnestly plead them with God. The king's edict here used both the Hebrew name and the Babylonian name of Daniel; and critics seize this as a grounds for destructive remarks; but, on the other hand, this use of both names is exactly what should have been expected. But, on the other hand, Daniel shews the impossibility of his being changed or softened by any sentiment of pity, and thus turned from his intended course: "Then Daniel, whose name is Belteshazzar, was appalled for a while as his thoughts alarmed him. Why then is he frightened? The wish here is not so much against others, as for the king: a common formula (2 Samuel 18:32). We have been wicked and have rebelled; we have turned away from your commands and laws. He is one of the people that you brought from Judah.’ Here it would seem to mean a short time. Nevertheless, for the Chaldeans’ sake, in whose tongue he wrote these things, and at whose good he therein aimed, he here addeth it. The king answered and said, “Belteshazzar, let not the dream or the interpretation alarm you.” Belteshazzar answered and said, “My lord, u may the dream be for those who hate you u and its interpretation for your enemies! Then Daniel (whose name was Belteshazzar) was astonied for one hour,.... Not at the difficulty of interpreting the dream, which was plain and easy to him; but at the sad and shocking things he saw plainly by the dream were coming upon the king: and though he was a wicked prince, and justly deserved such treatment; and thus he continued for the space of an hour like one thunder struck, filled with amazement, quite stupid, dumb, and silent: and his thoughts troubled him; both about what should befall the king, and how he should make it known to him: the king spake and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee: he saw by his countenance the confusion he was in, and imagined there was something in the dream which portended evil, and made him backward to relate it; and therefore encouraged him to tell it, be it what it would: Belteshazzar answered and said, my lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies; which is as if he had said, I could have wished, had it been the will of God, that what is signified by the dream might have befallen not the king, but his enemies; this he said, not merely as a courtier, but as one that heartily wished and prayed for his peace and prosperity; and to show that he had no ill will to the king in the interpretation of the dream, but was his hearty faithful servant and minister; and yet suggests that something very dreadful and distressing was intended for him; and hereby he prepared him the better to receive it. Daniel"s initial reluctance to tell the king the interpretation must have been due to the bad news itself, or to the potentially harmful consequences to Daniel for telling it to the king. God’s viewpoint is not easy to take sometimes. Daniel 9:4-19 New Revised Standard Version January 21, 2018 The International Bible Lesson (Uniform Sunday School Lessons Series) for Sunday, January 21, 2018, is from Daniel 9:4-19 (Some will only study Daniel 9:4- 8 & 15-19). “Such rhetorical embellishments are pointed at no individuals, have nothing in them of malice or ill-will, and may be presumed to be free from any imputation of a want of charity.” — Wintle. As Daniel was not afraid to say, “You are the man,” neither should we be afraid. It was widely used later, as in Luke 15:18. Daniel"s initial reluctance to tell the king the interpretation must have been due to the bad news itself, or to the potentially harmful consequences to Daniel for telling it to the king. Aware of the interpretation of the dream Daniel was very upset, and his concern was clear to Nebuchadnezzar. Daniel - was astonied for one hour - He saw the design of the dream, and he felt the great delicacy of interpreting it. So the king said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its meaning alarm you.” The word “astonied,” now gone out of use, several times occurs in the common version; Ezra 9:3; Job 17:8; Job 18:20; Ezekiel 4:17; Daniel 3:24; Daniel 4:19; Daniel 5:9. To this it may be replied, that although in ordinary intercourse with him in Babylon, in addressing him as an officer of state under the Chaldean government, he would undoubtedly be mentioned only by that name; yet, in a proclamation like this, both the names by which he was known would be used - the one to identify him among his own countrymen, the other among the Chaldeans. In Daniel 3:6, Daniel 3:15, it evidently means immediately. He did not want to bear bad news; nevertheless, Daniel. (Jeremiah 29:7.) For these two reasons they suffer sorrow and pain. Chaldee. The seventieth week will end when Christ returns to the earth to establish His kingdom (Rev. In Daniel’s case we see both these feelings. To report dead links, typos, or html errors or suggestions about making these resources more useful use the convenient, Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology, Hastings' Dictionary of the New Testament, International Standard Bible Encyclopedia, Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar -, Belteshazzar answered and said, My lord, the dream be to them that hate thee -, "Thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shall have known that the heavens do rule", Then Daniel (whose name was Belteshazzar) was astonied for one hour, the king spake and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee, Belteshazzar answered and said, my lord, the dream be to them that hate thee, and the interpretation thereof to thine enemies. Daniel 5:1-12 King Belshazzar’s Banquet. "This verse reveals the heart of Daniel as well as any in the entire book of Daniel. “May that which is implied in the interpretation overtake thine enemies.”. The king answered and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation trouble thee. Grant's Verse-by-Verse Logos Bible Software. Note the change of speakers. because the faithful, though God spares them and shews himself merciful and propitious, cannot view his judgments without fear, for they acknowledge themselves subject to similar penalties, if God did not treat them with indulgence. Of special interest is the evidence of mutual love and respect between Daniel and the king in Daniel 4:19. The Antichrist stops all worship of the one true God at the middle of the 7 years of tribulation (one week). The dream dumbfounded Daniel. See the note at Daniel 1:7. The dream dumbfounded Daniel. This language, however, should not be rigidly interpreted. The king spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the dream, or the interpretation thereof, trouble thee. "[33] Such a remark is based on the fact that none of the monuments or inscriptions uncovered from the mud of Mesopotamia have any report of king Nebuchadnezzar's terrible malady. 19. Commentary on Daniel: Chapter 4 Daniel 4. In fact the kingdom of heaven as written in the Greek New Testament is actually, "The royal majesty of the heavens has approached"[35] (Matthew 3:2). So the king spoke, and said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation trouble you.” Daniel 9:4-19 NRSV Easy-Print Commentary Daniel 9:4-19 NRSV Easy-Print Large Print Commentary New Revised Standard Version Student Study Handout for Daniel 9:4-19 Audio Edition with New International Version Audio Edition Daniel 9:4-19 NIV Commentary Teacher Study Hints for Thinking Further The Prophet is terrified, and yet he is free from all evil; for God does not threaten him, nay, the very punishment which he sees prepared for the king, afforded the hope of future deliverance. Here Daniel explains why he was so astonished — because he wished so horrible a punishment to be turned away from the person of the king; for although he might deservedly have detested him, yet he reverenced the power divinely assigned to him. The king responded and said, 'Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation alarm you.' Daniel 4:19-27 Then Daniel (also called Belteshazzar) was greatly perplexed for a time, and his thoughts terrified him . ), To them that hate thee.—A delicate way of expressing his hopes for the best. Daniel 4:19-27 Daniel Explains Nebuchadnezzar’s Second Dream. Nebuchadnezzar sensed that Daniel was struggling with how he would tell the king the … The words are spoken by the figure called euphemismus, according to which any displeasing or ungrateful thing is signified by a more soft and agreeable mode of expression: see a like instance, 1 Samuel 25:22. 19 Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. When Daniel prayed this, Judah had been scattered for about 70 years, and they were just about ready to go back to the Promised Land. Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonied for one hour, and his thoughts troubled him. This proclamation was designed for people of all classes, and ranks, and tongues Daniel 4:1; it was intended to make known the supremacy of the God worshipped by the Hebrews. Daniel answered, The dream be to them that hate thee — May the ill it portends happen to thy enemies. I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me. It was the language of courtesy and of respect; it showed that he had no desire that any calamity should befall the monarch, and that he had no wish for the success of his enemies. Daniel 4:19. Daniel thus expresses his dutiful concern for the safety of the king’s person and government. This was the distinctive feature of the true prophets of God: though they often had to predict judgments, they were nevertheless grieved when any of God"s creatures were chastised. No communicator of God’s truth should pull any punches. one hour. The sympathy, then, was right in his condoling with his king and being silent for about an hour. So was not Nebuchadnezzar, who was the man concerned. Was astonied - Was astonished. one hour — the original means often “a moment,” or “short time,” as in Daniel 3:6, Daniel 3:15. let not the dream  …  trouble thee — Many despots would have punished a prophet who dared to foretell his overthrow. Ea fere est improbarum securitas; the godly, who have less cause, are frightened often, when the wicked are hardened. Nevertheless, Daniel"s heart was concerned for the king and grieved over what he had to tell him. Which name he took no felicity at all in, but the contrary. There is not, in this, anything necessarily implying a hatred of the enemies of the king, or any wish that calamity should come upon them; it is the expression of an earnest desire that such an affliction might not come upon him. 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