21:1 The king’s heart . . . Lord. Possibly a reference to the sovereignty of God even over pagan kings who unwittingly do His will (e.g., Cyrus in Is. 45:1), or to the king of Israel, who, like Solomon, received a special endowment of the wisdom of God (16:10 and note). See “God Reigns: Divine Sovereignty” at Dan. 4:34.