Daniel 2:20

20 and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.

Daniel 2:20 in Other Translations

20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:
20 Daniel answered and said: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, to whom belong wisdom and might.
20 He said, “Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power.
20 saying, "Blessed be the name of God, forever and ever. He knows all, does all:
20 and declared: May the name of God be praised forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him.

Daniel 2:20 Meaning and Commentary

Daniel 2:20

Daniel answered and said
That is, he began his prayer, as Jacchiades observes, or his thanksgiving, and expressed it in the following manner: blessed be the name of God for ever and ever:
a form of blessing God, or a wish that he may be blessed by men for evermore; for there is that in his name, in his nature, in his perfections, and in his works, which require that praise be given him now, and to all eternity: for wisdom and might are his;
"wisdom" in forming the scheme of things, and "might" or power in the execution of them; "wisdom" in revealing the secret of the dream to Daniel, and "might" to accomplish the various events predicted in it: for what Daniel here and afterwards observes has a very peculiar regard to the present affair, for which his heart was warm with gratitude and thankfulness.

Daniel 2:20 In-Context

18 He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
19 During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven
20 and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his.
21 He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.
22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 113:2; Psalms 145:1-2
  • 2. S Job 9:4; S Jeremiah 32:19
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