The New King James Version

Daniel 2:14–23

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God Reveals Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

14 Then with counsel and wisdom Daniel answered Arioch, the captain of the king’s guard, who had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon; 15 he answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain, “Why is the decree from the king so 7urgent?” Then Arioch made the decision known to Daniel.

16 So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation. 17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 ithat they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the secret was revealed to Daniel jin a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

20 Daniel answered and said:

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

lFor wisdom and might are His.

21 And He changes mthe times and the seasons;

nHe removes kings and raises up kings;

oHe gives wisdom to the wise

And knowledge to those who have understanding.

22 pHe reveals deep and secret things;

qHe knows what is in the darkness,

And rlight 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 sasked of You,

For You have made known to us the king’s 8demand.”

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