Daniel 2:5

Overview - Daniel 2
Nebuchadnezzar, forgetting his dream, requires it of the Chaldeans, by promises and threatenings.
10 They acknowledging their inability are judged to die.
14 Daniel obtaining some respite finds the dream.
19 He blesses God.
24 He staying the decree is brought to the king.
31 The dream.
36 The interpretation.
46 Daniel's advancement.
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Daniel 2:5  (King James Version)
The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.

ye shall
This was unreasonable, arbitrary, and tyrannical in the extreme; but, in the course of God's providence, it was overruled to serve the most important purpose.
3:29 1 Samuel 15:33 ; Psalms 50:22 ; 58:7

cut in pieces
Chal. made pieces. made.
Deuteronomy 13:16 ; Joshua 6:26 ; 2 Kings 10:27 ; Ezra 6:11