Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And for the majesty that he gave him, all people, nations, and languages, trembled and feared before him: whom he would he slew; and whom he would he kept alive; and whom he would he set up; and whom he would he put down.
Then a herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,
it is thou, O king, that grew and made thyself strong; for thy greatness has grown and has reached unto heaven, and thy dominion to the end of the earth.
behold, I will send and take all the families of the north wind, saith the LORD, and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my slave, and will bring them against this land and against its inhabitants and against all these nations round about and will utterly destroy them and make them an astonishment, and a hissing, and perpetual desolations.
I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the face of the earth, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom was upright in my eyes.
Even more than he who is given over to wine, the transposer, the proud man, shall not remain, who enlarges his desire as Sheol and is as death and cannot be satisfied, but gathered unto him all the Gentiles and heaps unto him all the peoples;
Let every soul submit itself to the higher powers. For there is no power but of God, and the powers that be are ordained of God.
Whom he would he slew
For this cause the king was angry and very furious and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.
and whoever does not fall down and worship shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
The wrath of the king is as a messenger of death, but the wise man will avoid it.
Jesus answered, Thou could have no power at all against me, unless it were given thee from above; therefore he that delivered me unto thee has the greater sin.