36. At the same time my reason returned unto me; and, for the glory of my kingdom, mine honor and brightness returned unto me: and my counselors and my lords sought unto me; and I was established in my kingdom; and excellent majesty was added unto me.
36. Et in tempore illo 1 intellectus meus rediit ad me, et ad excellentiam regni mei, 2 decor meus et dignitas mea reversa est ad me: et me consiliarii mei et proceres mei requisierunt: et in regno meo confirmatus sum, et dignitas mea amplior Aucta 3 fuit mihi.
Here Nebuchadnezzar explains at length what he had previously touched upon but shortly; for he had recovered his soundness of mind, and thus commends God's mercy in being content with a moderate and temporary chastisement; and then he stretched forth his hand, and out of a beast formed a man again! He was not changed into a brute, as we have said, but he was treated with such ignominy, and made like wild beasts, and pastured with them. This deformity, then, was so dreadful, that his restoration might be called a kind of new creation. Hence with very good reason Nebuchadnezzar celebrates this grace of God.
2 Namely, "I returned;" for the phrase is elliptical. -- Calvin.
3 Was added. -- Calvin.