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Daniel 2:25-35 (New International Version)

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25 Arioch took Daniel to the king at once and said, "I have found a man among the exiles1 from Judah2 who can tell the king what his dream means." 26 The king asked Daniel (also called Belteshazzar),3 "Are you able to tell me what I saw in my dream and interpret it?" 27 Daniel replied, "No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about,4 28 but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.5 He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come.6 Your dream and the visions that passed through your mind7 as you lay on your bed8 are these:9 29 "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.10 30 As for me, this mystery has been revealed11 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. 31 "You looked, O king, and there before you stood a large statue--an enormous, dazzling statue,12 awesome13 in appearance. 32 The head of the statue was made of pure gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, 33 its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of baked clay. 34 While you were watching, a rock was cut out, but not by human hands.14 It struck the statue on its feet of iron and clay and smashed15 them.16 35 Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver and the gold were broken to pieces at the same time and became like chaff on a threshing floor in the summer. The wind swept them away17 without leaving a trace. But the rock that struck the statue became a huge mountain18 and filled the whole earth.19
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