Daniel 5:19 Index
"And for the majesty that He 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."
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"...He gave him, all people, nations, and languages..."

  • Nebuchadnezzar was the greatest ruler of the age in which he lived. Ezekiel spoke of him as “a king of kings” (Ezekiel 26:7) and prophesied that God would allow him to complete the destruction of Jerusalem, and that because the inhabitants of “the renowned city” (Ezekiel 26:17) of Tyre would say against Jerusalem “Aha, she is broken that was the gates of the people: she is turned unto me: I shall be replenished, now she is laid waste” (Ezekiel 26:2), God would “bring upon Tyrus Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon” (Ezekiel 26:7), “the terrible of the nations” (Ezekiel 28:7) who would make this place “in the midst of the seas” (Ezekiel 28:2) “a desolate city” (Ezekiel 26:19) that should be “built no more” (Ezekiel 26:14). The prophet further declared: “Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon caused his army to serve a great service against Tyrus: ... yet he had no wages, nor his army; ... therefore thus saith the Lord God: ... I have given him the land of Egypt for his labor wherewith he served against it, because they wrought for me” (Ezekiel 28:18-20). (The Youth's Instructor article "The Power and Splendor of Babylon During Nebuchadnezzar's Reign," October 11, 1904)