17 The sentence is by the decree of (A)the watchers, the decision by the word of (B)the holy ones, to the end that the living may know that the Most High (C)rules the kingdom of men (D)and gives it to whom he will and (E)sets over it the lowliest of men.’ 18 This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, saw. And you, O (F)Belteshazzar, tell me the interpretation, because (G)all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation, but you are able, for (H)the spirit of the holy gods is in you.”

Daniel Interprets the Second Dream

19 Then Daniel, whose name was (I)Belteshazzar, was (J)dismayed for a while, and (K)his thoughts alarmed him. The king answered and said, “Belteshazzar, let not the dream or the interpretation alarm you.” Belteshazzar answered and said, “My lord, (L)may the dream be for those who hate you (M)and its interpretation for your enemies!

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