All the kingdoms
Do not lift up your horn against heaven or speak arrogantly.'"
Exaltation does not come from the east, the west, or the desert,
for God is the judge: He brings down one and exalts another.
He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.
Your Majesty, you are king of kings. The God of heaven has given you sovereignty, power, strength, and glory.
All the inhabitants of the earth are counted as nothing, and He does what He wants with the army of heaven and the inhabitants of the earth. There is no one who can hold back His hand or say to Him, "What have You done?"
Your Majesty, the Most High God gave sovereignty, greatness, glory, and majesty to your predecessor Nebuchadnezzar.
Instead, you have exalted yourself against the Lord of heaven. The vessels from His house were brought to you, and as you and your nobles, wives, and concubines drank wine from them, you praised the gods made of silver and gold, bronze, iron, wood, and stone, which do not see or hear or understand. But you have not glorified the God who holds your life-breath in His hand and who controls the whole course of your life.
he hath charged
who confirms the message of His servant and fulfills the counsel of His messengers; who says to Jerusalem: She will be inhabited, and to the cities of Judah: They will be rebuilt, and I will restore her ruins;
who says to the depths of the sea: Be dry, and I will dry up your rivers;
who says to Cyrus: My shepherd, he will fulfill all My pleasure and say to Jerusalem: She will be rebuilt, and of the temple: Its foundation will be laid.
Who is there
in gold, silver, bronze, and iron-- beyond number. Now begin the work, and may the LORD be with you."
the gold for the gold [work] and the silver for the silver, for all the work to be done by the craftsmen. Now, who will volunteer to consecrate himself to the LORD today?"
I issue a decree that any of the Israelites in my kingdom, including their priests and Levites, who want to go to Jerusalem, may go with you.
"Get up! Leave the land of the north"-- the LORD's declaration-- "for I have scattered you like the four winds of heaven"-- the LORD's declaration.
"Go, Zion! Escape, you who are living with Daughter Babylon."
What then are we to say about these things? If God is for us, who is against us?