8 Then the king answered, “I am certain that you are trying to gain time, because you realize that this is what I have firmly decided:

Read Daniel 2:8 Using Other Translations

The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.
The king answered and said, "I know with certainty that you are trying to gain time, because you see that the word from me is firm--
The king replied, “I know what you are doing! You’re stalling for time because you know I am serious when I say,