Judgment then and now

Daniel 5, in Belshazzar’s court

23) He it is who reduces rulers to nothing, Who makes the judges of the earth meaningless. 24) Scarcely have they been planted, Scarcely have they been sown, Scarcely has their stock taken root in the earth, But He merely blows on them, and they wither, And the storm carries them away like stubble.

Isaiah 40:23-24