He reveals deep and hidden things;1 he knows what lies in darkness,2 and light3 dwells with him.
I thank and praise you, O God of my fathers:4 You have given me wisdom5 and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.6"
Then Daniel went to Arioch,7 whom the king had appointed to execute the wise men of Babylon, and said to him, "Do not execute the wise men of Babylon. Take me to the king, and I will interpret his dream for him."
Arioch took Daniel to the king at once and said, "I have found a man among the exiles8 from Judah9 who can tell the king what his dream means."
The king asked Daniel (also called Belteshazzar),10 "Are you able to tell me what I saw in my dream and interpret it?"
Daniel replied, "No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about,1128
but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.12 He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come.13 Your dream and the visions that passed through your mind14 as you lay on your bed15 are these:1629
"As you were lying there, O king, your mind turned to things to come, and the revealer of mysteries showed you what is going to happen.1730
As for me, this mystery has been revealed18 to me, not because I have greater wisdom than other living men, but so that you, O king, may know the interpretation and that you may understand what went through your mind.
"You looked, O king, and there before you stood a large statue--an enormous, dazzling statue,19 awesome20 in appearance.
The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze,