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Daniel 2:1-23

NIV 1 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. NIV 1 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. NIV 2 So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king, NIV 2 So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king, NIV 3 he said to them, “I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means. ” NIV 3 he said to them, “I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means. ” NIV 4 Then the astrologers answered the king, “May the king live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it.” NIV 4 Then the astrologers answered the king, “May the king live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it.” NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 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.” NIV 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.” NIV 7 Once more they replied, “Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will interpret it.” NIV 7 Once more they replied, “Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will interpret it.” NIV 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: NIV 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: NIV 9 If you do not tell me the dream, there is only one penalty for you. You have conspired to tell me misleading and wicked things, hoping the situation will change. So then, tell me the dream, and I will know that you can interpret it for me.” NIV 9 If you do not tell me the dream, there is only one penalty for you. You have conspired to tell me misleading and wicked things, hoping the situation will change. So then, tell me the dream, and I will know that you can interpret it for me.” NIV 10 The astrologers answered the king, “There is no one on earth who can do what the king asks! No king, however great and mighty, has ever asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or astrologer. NIV 10 The astrologers answered the king, “There is no one on earth who can do what the king asks! No king, however great and mighty, has ever asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or astrologer. NIV 11 What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they do not live among humans.” NIV 11 What the king asks is too difficult. No one can reveal it to the king except the gods, and they do not live among humans.” NIV 12 This made the king so angry and furious that he ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon. NIV 12 This made the king so angry and furious that he ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon. NIV 13 So the decree was issued to put the wise men to death, and men were sent to look for Daniel and his friends to put them to death. NIV 13 So the decree was issued to put the wise men to death, and men were sent to look for Daniel and his friends to put them to death. NIV 14 When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, had gone out to put to death the wise men of Babylon, Daniel spoke to him with wisdom and tact. NIV 14 When Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, had gone out to put to death the wise men of Babylon, Daniel spoke to him with wisdom and tact. NIV 15 He asked the king’s officer, “Why did the king issue such a harsh decree?” Arioch then explained the matter to Daniel. NIV 15 He asked the king’s officer, “Why did the king issue such a harsh decree?” Arioch then explained the matter to Daniel. NIV 16 At this, Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him. NIV 16 At this, Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him. NIV 17 Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. NIV 17 Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah. NIV 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. NIV 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. NIV 19 During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven NIV 19 During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven NIV 20 and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. NIV 20 and said: “Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever; wisdom and power are his. NIV 21 He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. NIV 21 He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. NIV 22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. NIV 22 He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. NIV 23 I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.” NIV 23 I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors: You have given me wisdom and power, you have made known to me what we asked of you, you have made known to us the dream of the king.”

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