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his Fruit; let the Beasts get away from upder it, and the Fowls from his Branches.

15 Nevertheless, leave the Stump of his Roots in the Earth, even with a Band of Iron and Brass, in the tender Grass of the Field, and let it be wet with the Dew of Heaven, and let his Portion be with the Beasts in the Grass of the Earth.

16 Let his Heart be changed from Man's, and let a Beast's Heart be given unto him, and let seven Times pass over him.

19 This Matter is by the Decree of the Watchers, and the Demand by the Word of the holy ones: to the Intent that the Living may know, that the most High ruleth in the Kingdom of Men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and fetteth up over it the basest of Men.

18 This Dream I King Nebuchadnezzar have seen : now thou, O Belteshazzar, declare the Interpretation thereof, forasmuch as all the wise-men of my Kingdom are not able to make known unto me the Interpretation : but thou art able, for the Spirit of the holy Gods is in thee.

19 Then Daniel (whose Name was Belteshazzar) was astonied for one Hour, and his Thoughts troubled him: the King spake, and said, Belteshazzar, let not the Dream, or the Interpretation thereof trouble thee. Belteshazzar answered, and said, My Lord, the Dream be to them that hate thee, and the Interpretation thereof to thine Enemies.

20 The Tree that thou sawest, which grew and was strong, whose Height reached unto the Heaven, and the Sight thereof to all the Earth.

21 Whose Leaves were fair, and the Fruit thereof much, and in it was Meat for all; under which the Beasts of the Field dwelt, and upon whose Branches the Fowls of the Heaven had their Habitation.

22 It is thou, O King, thou art grown, and art become strong: for thy Greatness is grown and reacheth unto Heaven, and thy Dominion to the End of the Earth,

23 And whereas the King saw a Watcher, and an holy one coming down from Heaven, and saying, Hew the Tree down, and destroy it, yet leave the Stumps of the Roots thereof in the Earth, even with a Band of Iron and Brass, in the tender Grass of the Field, and let it be wet with the Dew of Heaven, and let bis Portion be with the Beasts of the Field, till seven Times pass over him;

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24 This is the Interpretation, O King, and this is the Decree of the most High, which is come upon my LORD the

25 That they shall drive thee from Men, and thy Dwelling shall be with the Beasts of the Field, and they shall make thee to eat Grass as Oxen, and they shall wet thee with the Dew of Heaven, and seven Times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the Kingdom of Men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

26 And whereas they commanded to leave the Stump of the Tree Roots: thy Kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the Heavens do rule.

27 Wherefore, O King, let my Counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy Sins by Righteousness, and thine Iniquities by shewing Mercy to the Poor ; if it may be a lengthening of thy Tranquillity.

28 All this came upon the King Nebuchadnezzar.

29 At the End of twelve Months, he walked in the Palace of the Kingdom of Babylon.

30 The King spake and said, is not this great Babylon that I have built for the House of the Kingdom, by the Might of my Power, and for the Honour of my Majesty?

31 While the Word was in the King's Mouth, there fell a Voice from Heaven, saying, O King Nebuchadnezzar, to thee it is fpoken, The Kingdom is departed from thee.

32 And they shall drive thee from Men, and thy Dwelling Thall be with the Beasts of the Field : they shall make thee to eat Grass as Oxen, and seven Times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the Kingdom of Men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.

33 The same Hour was the Thing fulfilled upon Nebu. chadnezzar; and he was driven from Men, and did eat Grass as Oxen, and his Body was wet with the Dew of Heaven, till his Hairs were grown like Eagles Feathers, and his Nails like Birds Claws.

34 And at the End of the Days, I Nebuchadnezzar lift up mine Eyes unto Heaven, and mine Understandırg returned unto me, and I blessed the most High, and I praised and honoured him that liveth for ever, whore Dominion is an everlasting Dominion, and his Kingdom is from Generation to Generation.

35 And all the Inhabitants of the Earth are reputed as nothing, and he doeth according to his Will in the Army of

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abitants of the his Will in the Areaven,

Heaven, and among the Inhabitants of the Earth, and none can stay his Hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

36 At the same Time my Reason returned unto me, and for the Glory of my Kingdom, mine Honour and Brightness returned unto me; and my Counsellors and my Lords Sought unto me; and I was established in my Kingdom, and excellent Majesty was added unto me.

37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honour the King of Heaven, all whose Works are Truth, and his Ways Judgment, and those that walk in Pride, he is able to

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CH A P. v.

i Belshazzars impious Feast. 8 A Hand-writing troubleth him,

17 Daniel reproving him, 25 Interpreteth the Writing. 30 The City is taken by the Medes and Persians, and the Empire translated to them.

Ver. I RELSHAZZAR
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Elfai. xiii. 1 The Burden of Ba

BYLON, which Ilaiah the Son of Agreat Feast to a thousand of

mos did see. his Lords, and drank Wine 6 Howl ye, for the Day of the

LORD is at Hand; it shall come as a before the thousand.

Deftru&ion from the ALMIGHTY. 2 Belshazzar, while he 7 Therefore thall all Hands be tasted the Wine, commanded faint, and every Man's Heart thall to bring the golden and filc melt:

& And they shall be afraid : Pangs ver Vessels, which his Father and Sorrows shall take hold on them, Nebuchadnezzar had taken they shall be in Pain as a Woman out of the Temple which was MAZED one at another, their faces

that travelleth : they shall be ao in Jerusalem, that the King shall be as Flames. and his Princes, his Wives 9 Behold, the Day of the LORD and his Concubines might fierce Anger, to lay the Land deso

cometh, cruel both with Wrath and drink therein.

LATE; and he shall destroy the Sin3 And the King and his ners thereof out of it.

11 And I will punish the World Princes, his Wives and his for their Evil, and the Wicked for Concubines drank in them. their INIQUITY ; and I will cause the 4. And praised the Gods of Arrogancy of the Proud to cease,

and will lay low the Haughtiness of Gold, and Silver, of Brass, the Terrible. of Iron, of Wood, and of 17 Behold, I will fic op the MEDES Stone.

against them, which shall not regard

Silver. 5. In the same HOUR came 19 And BabyLon the GLORY of

forth

SMOT

SMOTE Lone against another

forth the Fingers of a Man's KINGDOMS, the BEAUTY of the CHALHand, and wrote over against DEES Excellency, shall be as when

God overthrew SODOM and GOMORthe Candlestick upon the Plai

RAH. ster of the Wall of the King's 20 It shall never be inhabited, nei:

ther shall it be dwelt in from GenePalace; and the KING SAW

ration to Generation : neither shall the part of the Hand that the Arabian pitch Tent there, nei WROTE.

ther shall the shepherds make their

Fold there. 6 Then the King's Coun

21 But Wild Beasts of the Desert tenance was changed, and his shall lie there, and their Houses (hall Thoughts troubled him, so be full of DOLEFUL CREATURES, and

Owls shall dwell there, and Saty is that the Joints of his LOYNS shall dance there. were loosed, and his Knees 22 And the wild Beasts of the lo inft another. Nands shall cry in their desolate Hou

ses, and Dragons in their pleasant 7 The King cried aloud Palaces : and her Time is near to to bring in the Astrologers: come, and her Days shall not be proand the King spake and said longed *. to the wise Men of Babylon, Whosoever shall READ this WRITING, and shew the Interpretation thereof, shall be clothed with Scarlet, and have a chain of Gold about his Neck, and shall be the third Ruler in the Kingdom.

8 Then came in all the King's wise Men, but they could NOT READ the WRITING, nor make known to the King the Interpretation thereof.

9 Then was King Belshazzar greatly troubled, and his COUNTENANCE was changed in him, and his Lords were ASTONIED. • 10 Now the Queen, by Reason of the Words of the King and his Lords, came into the Banquet House ; and the Queen spake, and said, O King, live for ever: let not thy Thoughts trouble thee, nor let thy Countenance be changed.

i There is a Man in thy Kingdom, in whom is the Spirit of the Holy Gods, and in the Days of thy Father, Light and UNDERSTANDING, and Wisdom like the WisDOM of the Gods, was found in him; whom the King Ne

* See Jer. 1. li. Chap. wherein is fully describ'd tbe taking of Babylon by the Medes, and irs Desolation.

Note, The above Predi&tion of Isaiah was more than 100 Tears before the Walls and Palaces were built by Nebuchadnezzar.

The Place where this sumptuous City food, is now without Inhabitant, being only she Receptacle of wild and venemoms Beasts, wherein the many Prophecies relating thereto have been accomplish'd in the most minute Circumstances.

Compare with obese Prophecies the xiii. xvii, and xviii. Chapless of Revelations wherein the Mystick Babylon is defcrib'd, and the Rise and Fall of the Antichristian Empire.

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buchadnezzar thy Father the King, I say thy Father, made Master of the Magicians.

12 Forasmuch as an excellent SPIRIT, and Knowledge, Interpreting of Dreams, and shewing of hard Sentences, diffolving of Doubts were found in the same DANIEL: now let Daniel be called, and he will shew the Interpretation.

13 Then was Daniel brought in before the King, and the King spake, and said unto Daniel, art thou that Da. NIEL, which art of the Children of the Captivity of Judah?

14 I have heard of thee, that the Spirit of the Gods is in thee, and that Light, and Understanding, and excellent Wisdom is found in thee.

15 And now the wise Men have been braught in before me, that they should read this Writing, and make known unto me the Interpretation thereof: but they could not shew the Interpretation of the Thing.

16 Now if thou canst read the Writing, and make known the Interpretation thereof, thou shalt be cloathed with Scarlet, and have a chain of Gold about thy Neck, and shalt be the third Ruler in the Kingdom.

17 Then Daniel answered before the King, Let thy Gifts be to thy self, and give thy Rewards to another, yet I will read the Writing unto the King, and make known to him the Interpretation.

18 Othou King, the mast High God gave Nebuchad, nezzar thy Father a Kingdom, and Majesty, and Glory, and Honour.

19 And for the Majesty be gave him, all People, Nations, and Languages trembled, and feared before him : whom he WOULD, he slew, and whom he WOULD, he kept 'ALIVE, and whom he would, he set up, and whom he would, he put down.

20 But when his Heart was lifted up, and his Mind hardned in Pride, he was deposed from his Kingly Throne, and they took his Glory from him.

21 And he was driven from the Sons of Men, and his HEART was made like the Beasts, and his Dwelling was with the wild Alles: they fed him with Grass like Oxen, and his Body was wet with the Dew of Heaven, till he knew that the most High God ruled in the Kingdom of Men, and that he APPOINTETH over it whomsoever he WILL.

22 And thou his Son, O Belshazzar, haft not HUMBLED thine HEART, though thou knewest all this:

and they took me he was deposed fitted, up, and his min

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