God Reveals Nebuchadnezzar's Dream
Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions,
i that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
Then the secret was revealed to Daniel j in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
Daniel answered and said:
k "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
l For wisdom and might are His.
And He changes m the times and the seasons;
n He removes kings and raises up kings;
o He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
p He reveals deep and secret things;
q He knows what is in the darkness,
And r light dwells with Him.
"I thank You and praise You,
O God of my fathers;
You have given me wisdom and might,
And have now made known to me what we s asked of You,
For You have made known to us the king's demand."
Therefore Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon. He went and said thus to him: "Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon; take me before the king, and I will tell the king the interpretation."
Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel before the king, and said thus to him, "I have found a man of the captives of Judah, who will make known to the king the interpretation."
The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, "Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen, and its interpretation?"
Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, "The secret which the king has demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king.
t "But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar u what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these:
"As for you, O king, thoughts came to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; v and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be.
w "But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but for our sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, x and that you may know the thoughts of your heart.
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
To the Lord our God belong mercy and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him.
Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.
Then He said, "Hear now My words: If there is a prophet among you, I, the LORD, make Myself known to him in a vision; I speak to him in a dream.
In a dream, in a vision of the night, When deep sleep falls upon men, While slumbering on their beds.
For the perverse person is an abomination to the LORD, But His secret counsel is with the upright.
Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets.
Blessed be the name of the LORD From this time forth and forevermore!
1 Chronicles 29:11
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My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me.
Then the king said to the wise men who understood the times (for this was the king's manner toward all who knew law and justice.
"if you do not make known the dream to me, there is only one decree for you! For you have agreed to speak lying and corrupt words before me till the time has changed. Therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can give me its interpretation."
He shall speak pompous words against the Most High, Shall persecute the saints of the Most High, And shall intend to change times and law. Then the saints shall be given into his hand For a time and times and half a time.
He loosens the bonds of kings, And binds their waist with a belt.
For exaltation comes neither from the east Nor from the west nor from the south.
But God is the Judge: He puts down one, And exalts another.
I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, by My great power and by My outstretched arm, and have given it to whom it seemed proper to Me.
All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, "What have You done?
1 Kings 3:9
"Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"
1 Kings 3:10
The speech pleased the LORD, that Solomon had asked this thing.
1 Kings 4:29
And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart like the sand on the seashore.
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.
He uncovers deep things out of darkness, And brings the shadow of death to light.
The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.
So they will be life to your soul And grace to your neck.
Sheol is naked before Him, And Destruction has no covering.
Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You, But the night shines as the day; The darkness and the light are both alike to You.
I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these things.
Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?" says the LORD; "Do I not fill heaven and earth?" says the LORD.
And there is no creature hidden from His sight, but all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.
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You have given him his heart's desire, And have not withheld the request of his lips. Selah
He asked life from You, and You gave it to him - Length of days forever and ever.
That they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
As for you, O king, thoughts came to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be.
But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but for our sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your heart.
And they said to him, "We each have had a dream, and there is no interpreter of it." So Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell them to me, please.
For behold, He who forms mountains, And creates the wind, Who declares to man what his thought is, And makes the morning darkness, Who treads the high places of the earth - The LORD God of hosts is His name.
And Jacob called his sons and said, "Gather together, that I may tell you what shall befall you in the last days:
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And all nations shall flow to it.
"Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come."
Now it shall come to pass in the latter days That the mountain of the LORD's house Shall be established on the top of the mountains, And shall be exalted above the hills; And peoples shall flow to it.
He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.
But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these:
So when Peter saw it, he responded to the people: "Men of Israel, why do you marvel at this? Or why look so intently at us, as though by our own power or godliness we had made this man walk?
The king answered Daniel, and said, "Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.