13 Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, and spend a year there and engage in business and make a profit.”14 [a]Yet you do not know [b]what your life will be like tomorrow. You are just a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away.15 [c]Instead, you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we will live and also do this or that.”16 But as it is, you boast in your [d]arrogance; all such boasting is evil.17 Therefore, to one who knows the[e]right thing to do and does not do it, to him it is sin.
29 Twelve months later he was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon.30 The king [a]reflected and said, ‘Is this not Babylon the great, which I myself have built as a royal [b]residence by the might of my power and for the glory of my majesty?’31 While the word was in the king’s mouth, a voice [c]came from heaven, saying, ‘King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: [d]sovereignty has been removed from you,32 and you will be driven away from mankind, and your dwelling place will be with the beasts of the field. You will be given grass to eat like cattle, and seven [e]periods of time will pass over you until you recognize that the Most High is ruler over the realm of mankind and bestows it on whomever He wishes.’
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