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Daniel 2:21


2:21 He changes times and seasons,

deposing some kings

and establishing others. 1 

He gives wisdom to the wise;

he imparts knowledge to those with understanding; 2 

Daniel 4:25

4:25 You will be driven 3  from human society, 4  and you will live 5  with the wild animals. You will be fed 6  grass like oxen, 7  and you will become damp with the dew of the sky. Seven periods of time will pass by for you, before 8  you understand that the Most High is ruler over human kingdoms and gives them to whomever he wishes.

1 tn Aram “kings.”

2 tn Aram “the knowers of understanding.”

3 tn The Aramaic indefinite active plural is used here like the English passive. So also in v. 28, 29,32.

4 tn Aram “from mankind.” So also in v. 32.

5 tn Aram “your dwelling will be.” So also in v. 32.

6 tn Or perhaps “be made to eat.”

7 sn Nebuchadnezzar’s insanity has features that are associated with the mental disorder known as boanthropy, in which the person so afflicted imagines himself to be an ox or a similar animal and behaves accordingly.

8 tn Aram “until.”

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