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Who are the watchers and the holy ones?



      

Daniel 4:17

KJV - 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.

Clarify Share Report Asked November 30 2014 Stringio Johnson Ferrari

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20150118 134202 Faustino Ngombo Bible/Theology student; IT Technician
Greetings, sir Ferrari.

Both ''watchers'' (from the Hebrew word ''‛ı̂yr''), and the ''holy ones'' (Hebrew ''qaddı̂ysh'', from the root word ''qâdôsh'') here mentioned refer to ''angels'', probably of different ranks, as supposed by the Chaldeans.
The Easy-To-Read version of the Bible renders this verse clearly: ''Holy angels announced this punishment so that all the people on earth may know that God Most High rules over human kingdoms. God gives those kingdoms to whoever he wants, and he chooses humble people to rule them.''

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