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Nebuchadnezzar forgets his dream


2:1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzarנְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר
Transliteration nᵊḇûḵaḏne’ṣṣar Pronunciation neb-oo-kad-nets-tsar’ Nebuchadnezzar II also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II was the second Neo-Babylonian emperor, ruling from the death of his father Nabopolassar in 605 BC to his own death in 562 BC. Historically known as Nebuchadnezzar the Great, he is typically regarded as the empire’s greatest king For more info click here
,he dreamed dreams, that troubled his mind, and they woke him up.
2:2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the necromancers, and the witches, and the Chaldeans, for to show the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
2:3 And the king said to them, I have dreamed a dream, and my mind was troubled to understand the dream.
2:4 Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, O king, live forever: tell your servants the dream, and we will reveal the meaning.
2:5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ya’ll won’t make the dream known to me, with its meaning, ya’ll will be cut into pieces, and your houses will be made a outhouses.
2:6 But if ya’ll interpret the dream, and the meaning of it, ya’ll shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honor: so interpret me the dream, and the meaning of it.
2:7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will interpret the meaning of it.
2:8 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ya’ll buy time, because ya’ll see the thing [is] gone from me.
2:9 But if ya’ll won’t make
the dream known to me, there is but one decree for you: for ya’ll have agreed on lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time is changed: so tell me the dream, and I shall know that ya’ll can reveal the meaning to me.
2:10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man on the earth that can reveal the king’s matter: because there not king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or necromancer, or Chaldean.
2:11 And the
thing that the king asks [is] rare. and there is none other that can reveal it before the king, except the gods, whose living is without flesh.
2:12 Then the king was angry and very furious, and commanded all the wise men of Babylon
be destroyed.
2:13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be killed; and they looked for Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
and his friends to be killed.

It is revealed to Daniel


2:14 Then Danielדניאל
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answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king’s guard, which had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon:
2:15 He answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain, Why is the decree so urgent from the king? Then Arioch told Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
about the command.
2:16 Then Danielדניאל
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went in, and asked of the king that he would give him time, and that he would reveal the king the meaning.
2:17 Then Danielדניאל
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went to his house, and made the command known to Hananiahחֲנַנְיָה
Chănanyâh, khan-an-yaw’; or חֲנַנְיָהוּ Chănanyâhûw; Hananiah = “God has favoured” For more info click here
, Mishaelמִישָׁאֵל
Mîyshâʼêl, mee-shaw-ale Mishael = “who is what God is” For more info click here
, and AzariahHebrew: עֲזַרְיָה ‘Ǎzaryāh, “Yah has helped”, his companions:
2:18 That they would pray mercies of Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
of Heaven concerning this secret; so that Danielדניאל
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and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
2:19 Then was the secret revealed to Danielדניאל
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in a night vision. Then Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
blessed  Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
of Heaven.
2:20 Danielדניאל
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answered and said, Blessed be the name of Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
forever and ever: for wisdom and might [are] His:
2:21 And he changes the times and the seasons: He removes kings, and sets up kings: He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:
2:22 He reveals the deep and secret things: He knows what is in the darkness, and the light stays with Him.
2:23 I thank You, and praise you, O You Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
of my fathers, who has given me wisdom and might, and has made known to me now what we ask of You. For You have now revealed to us the king’s matter.
2:24 So Danielדניאל
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went in to Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said this to him; Don’t destroy the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will reveal
the meaning to the king .
2:25 Then Arioch quickly brought in Danielדניאל
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before the king in, and said this to him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make the
meaning known to the king.
2:26 The king answered and said to Danielדניאל
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, whose name was Belteshazzar, Are you able to reveal to me the dream which I have seen, and the meaning of it?
2:27 Danielדניאל
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answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king has demanded can’t be interpreted to the king by the wise men, the necromancers, the magicians, the soothsayers, ;
2:28 But there is a Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
in Heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known to the king Nebuchadnezzarנְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר
Transliteration nᵊḇûḵaḏne’ṣṣar Pronunciation neb-oo-kad-nets-tsar’ Nebuchadnezzar II also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II was the second Neo-Babylonian emperor, ruling from the death of his father Nabopolassar in 605 BC to his own death in 562 BC. Historically known as Nebuchadnezzar the Great, he is typically regarded as the empire’s greatest king For more info click here
what shall be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, are these;
2:29 As for you, O king, your thoughts came to your mind upon your bed, what should happen after this: and He that reveals secrets makes known to you what shall happen.
2:30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for [any] wisdom that I have more than any living man, but so
the meaning might be made known to the king, and that you might know the thoughts of your heart.
2:31 You, O king, saw, and behold a great idol. That great idol
stood before you with an extraordinary brightness; and the form of it was terrifying.
2:32 This idol’s head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze,
2:33 Its legs [were] of iron, his feet [were] partly [were] of iron and part of clay.
2:34 You saw till that a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the idol upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and broke them to pieces.
2:35 Then was the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, that no trace was found for them: and the stone that struck the image became a great mountain, and filled the whole earth.

Daniel’s meaning


2:36 This is the dream; and we will tell the meaning of it before the king.
2:37 You, O king, are a king of kings; Because the Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
of Heaven has given you a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory.
2:38 And wherever the sons of men, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the sky live, He has given into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all. You are this head of gold.
2:39 And after you shall arise another kingdom lower than you, and another third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth.
2:40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron: so far as iron breaks in pieces and crushes all things: and as iron that shatters all these, it will shattered and crush.
2:41 And when you saw the feet and toes, partly of potters’ clay, and partly of iron, [the] kingdom shall be divided; but there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, because as you saw the iron mixed with miry clay.
2:42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron, and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken.
2:43 And when you saw iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mix themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not stick to each other, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
of Heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever.
2:45 Because as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
has made known to the king what shall come happen after that: and the dream [is] certain, and the meaning of it reliable.

Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
is advanced


2:46 Then the king Nebuchadnezzarנְבוּכַדְנֶאצַּר
Transliteration nᵊḇûḵaḏne’ṣṣar Pronunciation neb-oo-kad-nets-tsar’ Nebuchadnezzar II also spelled Nebuchadrezzar II was the second Neo-Babylonian emperor, ruling from the death of his father Nabopolassar in 605 BC to his own death in 562 BC. Historically known as Nebuchadnezzar the Great, he is typically regarded as the empire’s greatest king For more info click here
fell on his face, and worshiped Danielדניאל
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, and commanded that they should offer an offering of sweet odors to him.
2:47 The king answered to Danielדניאל
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, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing you could reveal this secret.
2:48 Then the king made Danielדניאל
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a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon.
2:49 Then Danielדניאל
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requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Danielדניאל
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sat in the gate of the king.

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