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Daniel 5:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— and he was driven from the sons of men, and his heart was made like the beasts', and his dwelling was with the wild asses; he was fed with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; until he knew that the Most High God ruleth in the kingdom of men, and that he setteth up over it whomsoever he will.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling [was] with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdom of men, and [that] he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He was also driven away from mankind, and his heart was made like [that of] beasts, and his dwelling place [was] with the wild donkeys. He was given grass to eat like cattle, and his body was drenched with the dew of heaven until he recognized that the Most High God is ruler over the realm of mankind and [that] He sets over it whomever He wishes.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling [was] with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the most high God ruleth in the kingdom of men, and [that] he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— and he was driven from the sons of men, and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses; they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven; till he knew that the Most High God ruleth over the kingdom of men, and that he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— And, from among the sons of men, was he driven, and, his heart, to a wild beast's, became equal, and, with the wild asses, was his dwelling, and, grass—like oxen, they suffered him to eat, and, with the dew of the heavens, his body, was drenched—until that he came to know that the Most High God, hath dominion, over the kingdom of men, and, whomsoever he pleaseth, he setteth up over it.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— and from the sons of men he is driven, and his heart with the beasts hath been like, and with the wild asses [is] his dwelling; the herb like oxen they cause him to eat, and by the dew of the heavens is his body wet, till that he hath known that God Most High is ruler in the kingdom of men, and whom He willeth He raiseth up over it.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And he was driven out from the sons of men, and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses, and he did eat grass like an ox, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven: till he knew that the most High ruled in the kingdom of men, and that he will set over it whomsoever it shall please him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And hee was driuen from the sonnes of men, and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling was with the wilde asses: they fed him with grasse like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heauen, till hee knew that the most high God ruled in the kingdome of men, and that hee appointeth ouer it whomsoeuer he will.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And he was driven forth from men; and his heart was given him after the nature of wild beasts, and his dwelling was with the wild asses; and they fed him with grass as an ox, and his body was bathed with the dew of heaven; until he knew that the most high God is Lord of the kingdom of men, and will give it to whomsoever he shall please.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he was driven from the sons of men; and his heart was made like the beasts, and his dwelling [was] with the wild asses: they fed him with grass like oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven; till he knew that Elah Illaya ruled in the kingdom of men, and [that] he appointeth over it whomsoever he will.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he was driven 2957
{2957} Prime
טָרַד
t@rad
{ter-ad'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2956; to expel.
z8752
<8752> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 51
from 4481
{4481} Prime
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
the sons 1123
{1123} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1121.
of men; 606
{0606} Prime
אֱנָשׁ
'enash
{en-awsh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0582; a man.
and his heart 3825
{3825} Prime
לְבַב
l@bab
{leb-ab'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3824.
was made 7739
{7739} Prime
שְׁוָה
sh@vah
{shev-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7737; to resemble.
z8745
<8745> Grammar
Stem - Pael (See H8835)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 23
like 5974
{5974} Prime
עִם
`im
{eem}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5973.
the beasts, 2423
{2423} Prime
חֵיוָא
cheyva'
{khay-vaw'}
(Chaldee); from H2418; an animal.
and his dwelling 4070
{4070} Prime
מְדוֹר
m@dowr
{med-ore'}
From H1753; a dwelling.
[was] with x5974
(5974) Complement
עִם
`im
{eem}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5973.
the wild asses: 6167
{6167} Prime
עֲרָד
`arad
{ar-awd'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6171; an onager.
they fed 2939
{2939} Prime
טְעַם
t@`am
{teh-am'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2938; to taste; causatively to feed.
z8748
<8748> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 145
him with grass 6211
{6211} Prime
עָשׂ
`ash
{awsh}
From H6244; a moth.
like oxen, 8450
{8450} Prime
תּוֹר
towr
{tore}
(Chaldee), corresponding (by permutation) to H7794; a bull.
and his body 1655
{1655} Prime
גְּשַׁם
geshem
{gheh'-shem}
(Chaldee); apparently the same as H1653; used in a peculiar sense, the body (probably for the (figurative) idea of a hard rain).
was wet 6647
{6647} Prime
צְבַע
ts@ba`
{tseb-ah'}
(Chaldee); a root corresponding to that of H6648; to dip.
z8721
<8721> Grammar
Stem - Ithpael (See H8828)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 14
with the dew 2920
{2920} Prime
טַל
tal
{tal}
(Chaldee); the same as H2919.
x4481
(4481) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
of heaven; 8065
{8065} Prime
שְׁמַיִן
shamayin
{shaw-mah'-yin}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H8064.
till 5705
{5705} Prime
עַד
`ad
{ad}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5704.
x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
he knew 3046
{3046} Prime
יְדַע
y@da`
{yed-ah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3045.
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
that x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
´Éläh אֱלָה 426
{0426} Prime
אֱלָהּ
'elahh
{el-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0433; God.
`Illäyä´ עִלָּיָא 5943
{5943} Prime
עִלָּי
`illay
{il-lah'-ee}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5942; supreme (that is, God).
ruled 7990
{7990} Prime
שַׁלִּיט
shalliyt
{shal-leet'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7989; mighty; abstractly permission; concretely a premier.
in the kingdom 4437
{4437} Prime
מַלְכּוּ
malkuw
{mal-koo'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4438; dominion (abstractly or concretely).
of men, 606
{0606} Prime
אֱנָשׁ
'enash
{en-awsh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0582; a man.
and [that] he appointeth 6966
{6966} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6965.
z8681
<8681> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 36
over 5922
{5922} Prime
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
it whomsoever 4479
{4479} Prime
מַן
man
{mawn}
(Chaldee); from H4101; who or what (properly interrogitive, hence also indefinite and relative).
x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
he will. 6634
{6634} Prime
צְבָּא
ts@ba'
{tseb-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6633 in the figuratively sense of summoning one's wishes; to please.
z8748
<8748> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 145
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 5:21

_ _ heart was made like ... beasts — literally, “he made his heart like the beasts,” that is, he desired to dwell with them.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 5:10-29.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
he was driven:

Daniel 4:25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
Daniel 4:32-33 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling [shall be] with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will. ... The same hour was the thing fulfilled upon Nebuchadnezzar: and he was driven from men, and did eat grass as oxen, and his body was wet with the dew of heaven, till his hairs were grown like eagles' [feathers], and his nails like birds' [claws].
Job 30:3-7 For want and famine [they were] solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste. ... Among the bushes they brayed; under the nettles they were gathered together.

his heart was made like:
or, he made his heart equal, etc. till.
Daniel 4:17 This matter [is] by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will, and setteth up over it the basest of men.
Daniel 4:25 That they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and they shall wet thee with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over thee, till thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
Daniel 4:32 And they shall drive thee from men, and thy dwelling [shall be] with the beasts of the field: they shall make thee to eat grass as oxen, and seven times shall pass over thee, until thou know that the most High ruleth in the kingdom of men, and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth [are] reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and [among] the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?
Daniel 4:37 Now I Nebuchadnezzar praise and extol and honour the King of heaven, all whose works [are] truth, and his ways judgment: and those that walk in pride he is able to abase.
Exodus 9:14-16 For I will at this time send all my plagues upon thine heart, and upon thy servants, and upon thy people; that thou mayest know that [there is] none like me in all the earth. ... And in very deed for this [cause] have I raised thee up, for to shew [in] thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
Psalms 83:17-18 Let them be confounded and troubled for ever; yea, let them be put to shame, and perish: ... That [men] may know that thou, whose name alone [is] JEHOVAH, [art] the most high over all the earth.
Ezekiel 17:24 And all the trees of the field shall know that I the LORD have brought down the high tree, have exalted the low tree, have dried up the green tree, and have made the dry tree to flourish: I the LORD have spoken and have done [it].
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