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Daniel 4:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Thus were the visions of my head upon my bed: I saw, and, behold, a tree in the midst of the earth; and the height thereof was great.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Thus [were] the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof [was] great.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— ‘Now [these were] the visions in my mind [as I lay] on my bed: I was looking, and behold, [there was] a tree in the midst of the earth and its height [was] great.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Thus [were] the visions of my head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and its hight [was] great.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Thus were the visions of my head upon my bed: I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The visions then of my head upon my bed [were these],—I was looking, when lo! a tree in the midst of the land, and, the height thereof, was great.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— As to the visions of my head on my bed, I was looking, and lo, a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height [is] great:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— This was the vision of my head in my bed: I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof was exceeding great.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Thus [were] the visions of mine head in my bed: I saw, and behold, a tree in the middest of the earth, and the height thereof [was] great.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— I had a vision upon my bed; and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and its height was great.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Thus [were] the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof [was] great.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Thus [were] the visions 2376
{2376} Prime
חֱזוּ
chezev
{khay'-zev}
(Chaldee); from H2370; a sight.
of mine head 7217
{7217} Prime
ראֵשׁ
re'sh
{raysh}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7218; the head; figuratively the sum.
in 5922
{5922} Prime
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
my bed; 4903
{4903} Prime
מִשְׁכַּב
mishkab
{mish-kab'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4904; a bed.
I saw, 1934
{1934} Prime
הַוָא
hava'
{hav-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1933; to exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words).
2370
{2370} Prime
חַזָא
chaza'
{khaz-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2372; to gaze upon; mentally to dream, be usual (that is, seem).
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
and behold 431
{0431} Prime
אֲלוּ
'aluw
{al-oo'}
(Chaldee); probably prolonged from H0412; lo!.
a tree 363
{0363} Prime
אִילָן
'iylan
{ee-lawn'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0356; a tree.
in the midst 1459
{1459} Prime
גַּו
gav
{gav}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1460; the middle.
of the earth, 772
{0772} Prime
אֲרַע
'ara`
{ar-ah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0776; the earth; by implication (figuratively) low.
and the height 7314
{7314} Prime
רוּם
ruwm
{room}
(Chaldee); from H7313; (literally) altitude.
thereof [was] great. 7690
{7690} Prime
שַׂגִּיאָ
saggiy'
{sag-ghee'}
H0003 (Chaldee); corresponding to H7689; large (in size, quantity or number, also adverbially).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 4:10

_ _ tree — So the Assyrian is compared to a “cedar” (Ezekiel 31:3; compare Ezekiel 17:24).

_ _ in the midst of the earth — denoting its conspicuous position as the center whence the imperial authority radiated in all directions.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 4:4-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Daniel 4:10

Thus [were] the visions of mine head in my bed; I saw, and behold a (f) tree in the midst of the earth, and the height thereof [was] great.

(f) By the tree is signified the dignity of a king whom God ordains to be a defence for every type of man, and whose state is profitable for mankind.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
saw:
Chal, was seeing

a tree:
This represented his exceedingly prosperous condition, the height of his exaltation, the extent of his dominions and renown, the splendour of his kingdom, the multitude of his subjects who received protection from him, and the peace and plenty they enjoyed.
Daniel 4:20-26 The tree that thou sawest, which grew, and was strong, whose height reached unto the heaven, and the sight thereof to all the earth; ... And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; thy kingdom shall be sure unto thee, after that thou shalt have known that the heavens do rule.
Psalms 37:35-36 I have seen the wicked in great power, and spreading himself like a green bay tree. ... Yet he passed away, and, lo, he [was] not: yea, I sought him, but he could not be found.
Isaiah 10:33-34 Behold, the Lord, the LORD of hosts, shall lop the bough with terror: and the high ones of stature [shall be] hewn down, and the haughty shall be humbled. ... And he shall cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon shall fall by a mighty one.
Jeremiah 12:2 Thou hast planted them, yea, they have taken root: they grow, yea, they bring forth fruit: thou [art] near in their mouth, and far from their reins.
Ezekiel 31:3-18 Behold, the Assyrian [was] a cedar in Lebanon with fair branches, and with a shadowing shroud, and of an high stature; and his top was among the thick boughs. ... To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with [them that be] slain by the sword. This [is] Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.
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