The king is asking a difficult thing; nobody but the gods could tell this to your majesty, and they don't live with mere mortals."
At this the king flew into a rage and ordered all the sages of Bavel put to death.
When the decree was published that the sages were to be slain, they sought Dani'el and his companions in order to have them put to death.
Then, choosing his words carefully, Dani'el consulted Aryokh, captain of the royal guard, who had already gone out to kill the sages of Bavel.
He said to Aryokh, "Since you are the king's official, let me ask: why has the king issued such a harsh decree?"Aryokh explained the matter to Dani'el.
Then Dani'el went in and asked the king to give him time to tell the king the interpretation.
Dani'el went home and made the matter known to Hananyah, Misha'el and 'Azaryah, his companions;
so that they could ask the God of heaven for mercy concerning this secret, and thus save Dani'el and his companions from dying along with the other sages of Bavel.
Then the secret was revealed to Dani'el in a vision at night, and Dani'el blessed the God of heaven
in these words: "Blessed be the name of God from eternity past to eternity future! For wisdom and power are his alone;
he brings the changes of seasons and times; he installs and deposes kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those with discernment.