Due to the greatness that he bestowed on him, all peoples, nations, and language groups were trembling with fear 1 before him. He killed whom he wished, he spared 2 whom he wished, he exalted whom he wished, and he brought low whom he wished.
Disaster after disaster will come, and one rumor after another. They will seek a vision from a prophet; priestly instruction will disappear, along with counsel from the elders.
What does a man acquire from all his labor and from the anxiety that accompanies his toil on earth? 1
After twelve months, he happened to be walking around on the battlements 1 of the royal palace of Babylon.
May peoples serve you and nations bow down to you. You will be 1 lord 2 over your brothers, and the sons of your mother will bow down to you. 3 May those who curse you be cursed, and those who bless you be blessed.”
Disaster will overtake you; you will not know how to charm it away. 1 Destruction will fall on you; you will not be able to appease it. Calamity will strike you suddenly, before you recognize it. 2
I was watching in the night visions, “And with 1 the clouds of the sky 2 one like a son of man 3 was approaching. He went up to the Ancient of Days and was escorted 4 before him.
Written in it were the following words: “Among the nations it is rumored 1 (and Geshem 2 has substantiated 3 this) that you and the Jews have intentions of revolting, and for this reason you are building the wall. Furthermore, according to these rumors 4 you are going to become their king.