“‘This is what the sovereign Lord says: On the day it 1 went down to Sheol I caused observers to lament. 2 I covered it with the deep and held back its rivers; its plentiful water was restrained. I clothed Lebanon in black for it, and all the trees of the field wilted because of it.
Thus there was found in this man Daniel, whom the king renamed Belteshazzar, an extraordinary spirit, knowledge, and skill to interpret 1 dreams, solve riddles, and decipher knotty problems. 2 Now summon 3 Daniel, and he will disclose the interpretation.”
It will be 1 a day of dreadful darkness, 2 a day of foreboding storm clouds, 3 like blackness 4 spread over the mountains. It is a huge and powerful army 5 – there has never been anything like it ever before, and there will not be anything like it for many generations to come! 6
For here he is! He 1 formed the mountains and created the wind. He reveals 2 his plans 3 to men. He turns the dawn into darkness 4 and marches on the heights of the earth. The Lord, the God who commands armies, 5 is his name!”
For who dares make light of small beginnings? These seven eyes 1 will joyfully look on the tin tablet 2 in Zerubbabel’s hand. (These are the eyes of the Lord, which constantly range across the whole earth.)
So then, do not judge anything before the time. Wait until the Lord comes. He will 1 bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the motives of hearts. Then each will receive recognition 2 from God.
Even the light from a lamp will never shine in you again! The voices of the bridegroom and his bride will never be heard in you again. For your merchants were the tycoons of the world, because all the nations 1 were deceived by your magic spells! 2