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Daniel 4:22

ESV it is you, O king, who have grown and become strong. Your greatness has grown and reaches to heaven, and your dominion to the ends of the earth.
NIV Your Majesty, you 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.
NASB it is you, O king; for you have become great and grown strong, and your majesty has become great and reached to the sky, and your dominion to the end of the earth.
CSB that tree is you, Your Majesty. For you have become great and strong: your greatness has grown and even reaches the sky, and your dominion extends to the ends of the earth.
NLT That tree, Your Majesty, is you. For you have grown strong and great; your greatness reaches up to heaven, and your rule to the ends of the earth.
KJV It is thou, O king, that art grown and become strong: for thy greatness is grown, and reacheth unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.

What does Daniel 4:22 mean?

Faithful to his appointment as a prophet (Daniel 1:17; 2:19), Daniel's brief hesitation (Daniel 4:19) quickly fades. He repeats the details of Nebuchadnezzar's dream (Daniel 4:20–21) and confirms that the tree symbolizes the king, himself. Nebuchadnezzar had become strong and famous throughout the ancient world. This was the good news about the tree's symbolizing King Nebuchadnezzar. But bad news soon follows. The king will suffer humiliation and insanity (Daniel 4:25–27).

As a strong ruler of worldwide notoriety, Nebuchadnezzar foreshadows the beast of the end times. The beast is the last Gentile ruler in the "times of the Gentiles." His kingdom, like Nebuchadnezzar's, will spread everywhere like the tree in Nebuchadnezzar's dream. He, too, will provide protection and provision for those who bow to his authority, just as animals and birds found safety in the tree. All who submit to the beast's authority will receive a mark on their right hand or forehead that allows them to buy and sell. Without this mark many will starve to death (Revelation 13).
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