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Daniel 2:20–23

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.

23  To you, O rGod of my fathers,

sI give thanks and praise,

for tyou have given me wisdom and might,

and have now made known to me what uwe asked of you,

for you have made known to us the king’s matter.”

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Daniel 2:20–23 — 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.

23 I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors:

You have given me wisdom and power,

you have made known to me what we asked of you,

you have made known to us the dream of the king.”

Daniel 2:20–23 — 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.

23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers,

Who hast given me wisdom and might,

And hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee:

For thou hast now made known unto us the king’s matter.

Daniel 2:20–23 — 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.

23 I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors,

for you have given me wisdom and strength.

You have told me what we asked of you

and revealed to us what the king demanded.”

Daniel 2:20–23 — 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.

23 “I thank You and praise You,

O God of my fathers;

You have given me wisdom and might,

And have now made known to me what we asked of You,

For You have made known to us the king’s demand.”

Daniel 2:20–23 — 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.

23 I thank you and praise you, God of my ancestors,

because you have given me wisdom and power.

You told me what we asked of you;

you told us about the king’s dream.”

Daniel 2:20–23 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

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. 23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast now made known unto me what we desired of thee; for thou hast made known unto us the king’s matter.

Daniel 2:20–23 — 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. 23 I thank thee, and I praise thee, O God of my fathers, Who hast given me wisdom and might, And hast made known unto me already what we desired of thee; For thou hast made known unto us the king’s matter.

Daniel 2:20–23 — 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.

23 God of my ancestors, I thank and praise you.

You gave me wisdom and power.

You told me the answer to our question.

You told us what the king wants to know.”

Daniel 2:20–23 — 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.

23 I offer thanks and praise to You,

God of my fathers,

because You have given me

wisdom and power.

And now You have let me know

what we asked of You,

for You have let us know

the king’s mystery.

Daniel 2:20–23 — 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.

23 To you, O God of my ancestors,

I give thanks and praise,

for you have given me wisdom and power,

and have now revealed to me what we asked of you,

for you have revealed to us what the king ordered.”

Daniel 2:20–23 — 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.

23 To you, O God of my ancestors,

I give thanks and I give praises,

for the wisdom and the power you gave to me,

and now you have made known to me

what we have asked from you,

for you have made known to us the matter of the king.”

Daniel 2:20–23 — New International Reader’s Version, 1998 ed. (NIrV) (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.

23 God of my people, I thank and praise you.

You have given me wisdom and power.

You have made known to me what we asked you for.

You have shown us the king’s dream.”

Daniel 2:20–23 — 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.

23 “To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise,

For You have given me wisdom and power;

Even now You have made known to me what we requested of You,

For You have made known to us the king’s matter.”