7:14 To him was given ruling authority, honor, and sovereignty.
All peoples, nations, and language groups were serving 1 him.
His authority is eternal and will not pass away. 2
His kingdom will not be destroyed. 3
7:27 Then the kingdom, authority,
and greatness of the kingdoms under all of heaven
will be delivered to the people of the holy ones 4 of the Most High.
His kingdom is an eternal kingdom;
all authorities will serve him and obey him.’
1 tn Some take “serving” here in the sense of “worshiping.”
2 tn Aram “is an eternal authority which will not pass away.”
3 tn Aram “is one which will not be destroyed.”
4 tn If the “holy ones” are angels, then this probably refers to the angels as protectors of God’s people. If the “holy ones” are God’s people, then this is an appositional construction, “the people who are the holy ones.” See 8:24 for the corresponding Hebrew phrase and the note there.