A (24) This is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the most High, which is come upon my lord THE KING:
B (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
C (25) in THE KINGDOM of men,
D (25) and giveth it to whomsoever he will.
C′ (26) And whereas they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots; THY KINGDOM shall be sure unto thee,
B′ (26) after that thou shalt have known that the heavens DO RULE.
A′ (27) Wherefore, O KING, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.