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19 it is you, O king! For you have grown great and mighty. Your greatness reaches to heaven, and your authority extends to the end of the earth.

20 “‘You, O king, saw a watcher, a holy one,

coming down from heaven and saying,

‘Chop down the tree and destroy it!
Yet leave a stump with its roots
    in the ground,
    in fetters of iron and bronze,
    in the grass of the field.
Let him be drenched with the dew of heaven,
    and let his portion be with the beasts of the field,
until seven time periods pass over him.’

21 “This is the interpretation, O king. It is the decree of the Most High that has come upon my lord the king:

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