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Daniel 2:20–22

20 Daniel answered and said:

k“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,

lto whom belong wisdom and might.

21  mHe changes times and seasons;

nhe removes kings and sets up kings;

ohe gives wisdom to the wise

oand knowledge to those who have understanding;

22  phe reveals deep and hidden things;

phe knows what is in the darkness,

qand the light dwells with him.

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Daniel 2:20–22 — The New International Version (NIV)

20 and said:

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;

wisdom and power are his.

21 He changes times and seasons;

he deposes kings and raises up others.

He gives wisdom to the wise

and knowledge to the discerning.

22 He reveals deep and hidden things;

he knows what lies in darkness,

and light dwells with him.

Daniel 2:20–22 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

20 Daniel answered and said,

Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever:

For wisdom and might are his:

21 And he changeth the times and the seasons:

He removeth kings, and setteth up kings:

He giveth wisdom unto the wise,

And knowledge to them that know understanding:

22 He revealeth the deep and secret things:

He knoweth what is in the darkness,

And the light dwelleth with him.

Daniel 2:20–22 — New Living Translation (NLT)

20 He said,

“Praise the name of God forever and ever,

for he has all wisdom and power.

21 He controls the course of world events;

he removes kings and sets up other kings.

He gives wisdom to the wise

and knowledge to the scholars.

22 He reveals deep and mysterious things

and knows what lies hidden in darkness,

though he is surrounded by light.

Daniel 2:20–22 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

20 Daniel answered and said:

“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,

For wisdom and might are His.

21 And He changes the times and the seasons;

He removes kings and raises up kings;

He gives wisdom to the wise

And knowledge to those who have understanding.

22 He reveals deep and secret things;

He knows what is in the darkness,

And light dwells with Him.

Daniel 2:20–22 — New Century Version (NCV)

20 Daniel said:

“Praise God forever and ever,

because he has wisdom and power.

21 He changes the times and seasons of the year.

He takes away the power of kings

and gives their power to new kings.

He gives wisdom to those who are wise

and knowledge to those who understand.

22 He makes known secrets that are deep and hidden;

he knows what is hidden in darkness,

and light is all around him.

Daniel 2:20–22 — American Standard Version (ASV)

20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever; for wisdom and might are his. 21 And he changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings; he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding; 22 he revealeth the deep and secret things; he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

Daniel 2:20–22 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever; For wisdom and might are his. 21 And it is he that changeth times and seasons; He deposeth kings, and setteth up kings; He giveth wisdom to the wise, And knowledge to them that know understanding. 22 It is he that revealeth the deep and secret things; He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

Daniel 2:20–22 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

20 He said, 

“Praise God’s name from everlasting to everlasting 

because he is wise and powerful. 

21 He changes times and periods of history. 

He removes kings and establishes them. 

He gives wisdom to those who are wise 

and knowledge to those who have insight. 

22 He reveals deeply hidden things. 

He knows what is in the dark, 

and light lives with him. 

Daniel 2:20–22 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

20 and declared:

May the name of God

be praised forever and ever,

for wisdom and power belong to Him.

21 He changes the times and seasons;

He removes kings and establishes kings.

He gives wisdom to the wise

and knowledge to those

who have understanding.

22 He reveals the deep and hidden things;

He knows what is in the darkness,

and light dwells with Him.

Daniel 2:20–22 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

20 Daniel said:

“Blessed be the name of God from age to age,

for wisdom and power are his.

21 He changes times and seasons,

deposes kings and sets up kings;

he gives wisdom to the wise

and knowledge to those who have understanding.

22 He reveals deep and hidden things;

he knows what is in the darkness,

and light dwells with him.

Daniel 2:20–22 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

20 Daniel said:

“Let his name, the name of God, be blessed throughout the ages,

for the wisdom and the power are his.

21 And he changes the times and the seasons,

and he deposes kings and he sets up kings;

he gives wisdom to wise men

and knowledge to men who know understanding.

22 He reveals the deep and the hidden things;

he knows what is in the darkness,

and the light dwells with him.

Daniel 2:20–22 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

20 He said,

“May God be praised for ever and ever!

He is wise and powerful.

21 He changes times and seasons.

He sets up kings.

He removes them from power.

The wisdom of those who are wise comes from him.

He gives knowledge to those who have understanding.

22 He explains deep and hidden things.

He knows what happens in the darkest places.

And where he is, everything is light.

Daniel 2:20–22 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

20 Daniel said,

“Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever,

For wisdom and power belong to Him.

21 “It is He who changes the times and the epochs;

He removes kings and establishes kings;

He gives wisdom to wise men

And knowledge to men of understanding.

22 “It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things;

He knows what is in the darkness,

And the light dwells with Him.