“God gave your [nation] sovereignty and greatness and glory and splendor. Because of the high position he gave [it], all the peoples and nations and men of every language dreaded and feared him…But when [it] became arrogant and hardened with pride, [it] was deposed from [its] royal [position] and stripped of [its] glory…until [it] acknowledged that the Most High God is sovereign over the kingdoms of men and sets over them anyone he wishes.” (Daniel 5:18–21, NIV 1984).
“But you…have not humbled yourself, though you knew all this. Instead, you have set yourself up against the Lord of heaven…you did not honor the God who holds in his hand your [nation] and all [its] ways.” (Daniel 5:22–23, NIV 1984).
“God has numbered the days of your reign and brought it to an end…You have been weighed on the scales and found wanting…Your kingdom is divided and given to [others].” (Daniel…
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