Daniel 2:21 Index
"And He changeth the times and the seasons: He removeth kings, and setteth up kings: He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:"
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" . . . He changeth the times and the seasons . . . " (Daniel 7:25)

  • This verse underlines that God has authority and power to do three things:
    • First, to change the times and the seasons
    • Second, to entrone and dethrone kings
    • Third, to give wisdom and knowledge to the wise (SPB 10)

" . . . He removeth kings, and setteth up kings . . . " (Job 12:18)

  • Here is portrayed the true philosophy of human history. Kings and rulers are ultimately under the direction and control of (God). (4BC 769-770)
  • The Lord was working in the Babylonian kingdom, and communicating light to the four Hebrew youth, in order that he might represent his work before the idolatrous nation. He would reveal that he had power over the kingdoms of the world,—power to enthrone and to dethrone kings. The King over all kings was communicating great truths to the Babylonian monarch, and awakening in his mind a realization of his responsibility to God. Nebuchadnezzar saw clearly the difference between the wisdom of God and the wisdom of the most learned men of his kingdom. (The Youth's Instructor article "Lessons From the Life of Daniel" September 8, 1903)
  • These predictions of the Infinite One, recorded on the prophetic page and traced on the pages of history, were given to demonstrate that God is the ruling power in the affairs of this world. He changes the times and the seasons, he removes kings and sets up kings, to fulfil his own purpose. (The Youth's Instructor article "Obedience the Condition of God's Favor" September 29, 1903)

" . . . He giveth wisdom unto the wise . . . "

  • The Lord delights to bestow wisdom upon those who will use it wisely. He did this for Daniel, and He will do it today for every one who trusts fully in Him. (4BC 770)