Daniel 2:1-6 NIV

Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream

1 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep.

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2 So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologersa to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king,

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    • d 2:2 - Or "Chaldeans" ; also in verses 4, 5 and 10
      3 he said to them, “I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means.b

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      4 Then the astrologers answered the king,c “May the king live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it.”

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        • f 2:4 - At this point the Hebrew text has "in Aramaic" , indicating that the text from here through the end of chapter 7 is in Aramaic.
          5 The king replied to the astrologers, “This is what I have firmly decided: If you do not tell me what my dream was and interpret it, I will have you cut into pieces and your houses turned into piles of rubble.

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              6 But if you tell me the dream and explain it, you will receive from me gifts and rewards and great honor. So tell me the dream and interpret it for me.”

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