so that they may be offering incense to the God of heaven and may be praying for the good fortune of the king and his family. 1
The stingy person 1 hastens after riches and does not know that poverty will overtake him. 2
As for the rest of the beasts, their ruling authority had already been removed, though they were permitted to go on living 1 for a time and a season.
While I was watching, that horn began to wage war against the holy ones and was defeating 1 them,
And 1 in that you saw iron mixed with wet clay, so people will be mixed 2 with one another 3 without adhering to one another, just as 4 iron does not mix with clay.
Over them would be three supervisors, one of whom was Daniel. These satraps were accountable 1 to them, so that the king’s interests might not incur damage.
Powerful kings have been over Jerusalem who ruled throughout the entire Trans-Euphrates 1 and who were the beneficiaries of 2 tribute, custom, and toll.
It seemed like a good idea to Darius 1 to appoint over the kingdom 120 satraps 2 who would be in charge of the entire kingdom.
Then Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel and Jeshua the son of Jozadak began 1 to rebuild the temple of God in Jerusalem. The prophets of God were with them, supporting them.
“Now you, Ezra, in keeping with the wisdom of your God which you possess, 1 appoint judges 2 and court officials who can arbitrate cases on behalf of all the people who are in Trans-Euphrates who know the laws of your God. Those who do not know this law should be taught.
Nebuchadnezzar said to them, “Is it true, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, that you don’t serve my gods and that you don’t pay homage to the golden statue that I erected?
Then the iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold were broken in pieces without distinction 1 and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors that the wind carries away. Not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the statue became a large mountain that filled the entire earth.
I have issued an edict that throughout all the dominion of my kingdom people are to revere and fear the God of Daniel. “For he is the living God; he endures forever. His kingdom will not be destroyed; his authority is forever. 1