“I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at home in my palace, contented and prosperous. I had a dream that made me afraid.” (Daniel 4:4–5, NIV 1984).
[Daniel] answered, “My lord, if only the dream applied to your enemies and its meaning to your adversaries! The tree you saw, which grew large and strong, with its top touching the sky, visible to the whole earth, with beautiful leaves and abundant fruit, providing food for all, giving shelter to the beasts of the field, and having nesting places in its branches for the birds of the air— you, O king, are that tree! You have become great and strong; your greatness has grown until it reaches the sky, and your dominion extends to distant parts of the earth.” (Daniel 4:19–22, NIV 1984).
Twelve months later, as the king was walking on the roof of the royal palace of Babylon, he said, “Is not this the…
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