Daniel 4:5 Index
"I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed and the visions of my head troubled me."
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"I saw a dream which made me afraid . . . "

  • Nebuchadnezzar had dreamed another dream. Once more he had summoned the wise men, but even though this time he could remember his dream distinctly, the wise men offered no explanation. Perhaps they were afraid to. [Finally] Daniel [arrived]. (MM 59)
  • In mercy God gave the king another dream, to warn him of his peril and of the snare that had been laid for his ruin. In a vision of the night, Nebuchadnezzar saw a great tree growing in the midst of the earth, its top towering to the heavens and its branches stretching to the ends of the earth. Flocks and herds from the mountains and hills enjoyed shelter beneath its shadow, and the birds of the air built their nests in its boughs. (PK 515-516)
  • Because Nebuchadnezzar did not continue to walk in the light he had received from heaven, he lost the holy impressions that had been made upon his mind. But God, in his mercy, gave the king another dream, to save him, if possible, from appropriating to himself the glory that belonged to the Supreme Ruler. (The Youth's Instructor article "Nebuchadnezzar's Second Dream" November 1, 1904)

"...dream made me afraid..." (Daniel 2:1)

  • The abrupt manner in which the event is here introduced aptly illustrates the unexpected suddenness of the occurrence itself. (4BC 788)