33 They worshiped the Lord, but they also served their own gods in accordance with the customs of the nations from which they had been brought.

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41 Even while these people were worshiping the Lord,(A) they were serving their idols. To this day their children and grandchildren continue to do as their ancestors did.

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28 Then Nebuchadnezzar said, “Praise be to the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego, who has sent his angel(A) and rescued(B) his servants! They trusted(C) in him and defied the king’s command and were willing to give up their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.(D)

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Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream of a Tree

[a]King Nebuchadnezzar,

To the nations and peoples of every language,(A) who live in all the earth:

May you prosper greatly!(B)

It is my pleasure to tell you about the miraculous signs(C) and wonders that the Most High God(D) has performed for me.

How great are his signs,
    how mighty his wonders!(E)
His kingdom is an eternal kingdom;
    his dominion endures(F) from generation to generation.

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  1. Daniel 4:1 In Aramaic texts 4:1-3 is numbered 3:31-33, and 4:4-37 is numbered 4:1-34.

34 At the end of that time, I, Nebuchadnezzar, raised my eyes toward heaven, and my sanity(A) was restored. Then I praised the Most High; I honored and glorified him who lives forever.(B)

His dominion is an eternal dominion;
    his kingdom(C) endures from generation to generation.(D)
35 All the peoples of the earth
    are regarded as nothing.(E)
He does as he pleases(F)
    with the powers of heaven
    and the peoples of the earth.
No one can hold back(G) his hand(H)
    or say to him: “What have you done?”(I)

36 At the same time that my sanity was restored, my honor and splendor were returned to me for the glory of my kingdom.(J) My advisers and nobles sought me out, and I was restored to my throne and became even greater than before. 37 Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and exalt(K) and glorify(L) the King of heaven, because everything he does is right and all his ways are just.(M) And those who walk in pride(N) he is able to humble.(O)

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