1 H8147 And in the second H8141 year H4438 of the reign H5019 of Nebuchadnezzar H5019 Nebuchadnezzar H2492 [H8804] dreamed H2472 dreams H7307 , by which his spirit H6470 [H8691] was troubled H8142 , and his sleep H1961 [H8738] broke from him.
2 H4428 Then the king H559 [H8799] commanded H7121 [H8800] to call H2748 the magicians H825 , and the astrologers H3784 [H8764] , and the sorcerers H3778 , and the Chaldeans H5046 [H8687] , to show H4428 the king H2472 his dreams H935 [H8799] . So they came H5975 [H8799] and stood H6440 before H4428 the king.
3 H4428 And the king H559 [H8799] said H2492 [H8804] to them, I have dreamed H2472 a dream H7307 , and my spirit H6470 [H8735] was troubled H3045 [H8800] to know H2472 the dream.
4 H3778 Then the Chaldeans H1696 [H8762] spoke H4428 to the king H762 in Syrian H4430 , O king H2418 [H8747] , live H5957 for ever H560 [H8747] : tell H5649 thy servants H2493 the dream H2324 [H8741] , and we will show H6591 the interpretation.
5 H4430 The king H6032 [H8750] answered H560 [H8750] and said H3779 to the Chaldeans H4406 , The thing H230 [H8754] is gone H4481 from me H2006 : if H3809 ye will not H3046 [H8681] make known H2493 to me the dream H6591 , with the interpretation H5648 [H8725] of it, ye shall be cut H1917 in pieces H1005 , and your houses H7761 [H8725] shall be made H5122 a refuse heap.
6 H2006 But if H2324 [H8681] ye shall show H2493 the dream H6591 , and the interpretation H6902 [H8741] of it, ye shall receive H4481 of H6925 me H4978 gifts H5023 and rewards H7690 and great H3367 honour H3861 : therefore H2324 [H8680] show H2493 me the dream H6591 , and the interpretation of it.
7 H6032 [H8754] They answered H8579 again H560 [H8750] and said H4430 , Let the king H560 [H8748] tell H5649 his servants H2493 the dream H2324 [H8681] , and we will show H6591 the interpretation of it.
8 H4430 The king H6032 [H8750] answered H560 [H8750] and said H576 , I H3046 [H8751] know H4481 of H3330 certainty H608 that ye H2084 [H8750] would gain H5732 the time H6903 H3606 , because H2370 [H8754] ye see H4406 the thing H230 [H8754] is gone H4481 from me.
9 H2006 But if H3809 ye will not H3046 [H8681] make known H2493 to me the dream H1932 H2298 , there is but one H1882 decree H2164 [H8724] for you: for ye have prepared H3538 lying H7844 [H8752] and corrupt H4406 words H560 [H8749] to speak H6925 before H5705 me, till H5732 the time H8133 [H8721] be changed H3861 : therefore H560 [H8747] tell H2493 me the dream H3046 [H8748] , and I shall know H1768 that H2324 [H8681] ye can show H6591 me the interpretation of it.
10 H3779 The Chaldeans H6032 [H8754] answered H6925 before H4430 the king H560 [H8750] , and said H383 , There is H3809 not H606 a man H5922 upon H3007 the earth H3202 [H8748] that can H2324 [H8682] reveal H4430 the king's H4406 matter H6903 H1768 : therefore H3809 there is no H4430 king H7229 , lord H7990 , nor ruler H7593 [H8754] , that hath asked H1836 such H4406 things H3606 of any H2749 magician H826 , or astrologer H3779 , or Chaldean.
11 H3358 And it is a rare H4406 thing H4430 that the king H7593 [H8751] requireth H383 , and there is H3809 no H321 other H2324 [H8741] that can reveal H6925 it before H4430 the king H3861 , except H426 the gods H4070 , whose dwelling H383 is H3809 not H5974 with H1321 flesh.
12 H6903 For H1836 this H3606 cause H4430 the king H1149 [H8754] was angry H7690 and very H7108 [H8754] furious H560 [H8754] , and commanded H7 [H8682] to destroy H3606 all H2445 the wise H895 men of Babylon.
13 H1882 And the decree H5312 [H8754] went forth H2445 that the wise H6992 [H8726] men should be slain H1156 [H8754] ; and they sought H1841 Daniel H2269 and his companions H6992 [H8723] to be slain.
14 H116 Then H1841 Daniel H8421 [H8684] answered H5843 with counsel H2942 and wisdom H746 to Arioch H7229 the captain H1768 of H4430 the king's H2877 guard H5312 [H8754] , who had gone forth H6992 [H8742] to slay H2445 the wise H895 men of Babylon:
15 H6032 [H8750] He answered H560 [H8750] and said H746 to Arioch H4430 the king's H7990 captain H4101 H5922 , Why H1882 is the decree H2685 [H8683] so hasty H4481 H6925 from H4430 the king H116 ? Then H746 Arioch H4406 made the thing H3046 [H8684] known H1841 to Daniel.
16 H1841 Then Daniel H5954 [H8754] went in H1156 [H8754] , and desired H4481 of H4430 the king H5415 [H8748] that he would give H2166 him time H2324 [H8682] , and that he would show H4430 the king H6591 the interpretation.
17 H116 Then H1841 Daniel H236 [H8754] went H1005 to his house H4406 , and made the thing H3046 [H8684] known H2608 to Hananiah H4333 , Mishael H5839 , and Azariah H2269 , his companions:
18 H1156 [H8749] That they would desire H7359 mercies H4481 H6925 of H426 the God H8065 of heaven H5922 concerning H1836 this H7328 secret H1841 ; that Daniel H2269 and his companions H3809 should not H7 [H8681] perish H5974 with H7606 the rest H2445 of the wise H895 men of Babylon.
19 H116 Then H7328 was the secret H1541 [H8752] revealed H1841 to Daniel H3916 in a night H2376 vision H116 . Then H1841 Daniel H1289 [H8745] blessed H426 the God H8065 of heaven.
20 H1841 Daniel H6032 [H8750] answered H560 [H8750] and said H1289 [H8743] , Blessed H1934 [H8748] be H8036 the name H426 of God H4481 for H5957 ever H5705 H5957 and ever H2452 : for wisdom H1370 and might H1932 are his:
21 H8133 [H8683] And he changeth H5732 the times H2166 and the seasons H5709 [H8683] : he removeth H4430 kings H6966 [H8683] , and setteth up H4430 kings H3052 [H8751] : he giveth H2452 wisdom H2445 to the wise H4486 , and knowledge H3046 [H8751] to them that know H999 understanding:
22 H1541 [H8751] He revealeth H5994 the deep H5642 [H8743] and secret things H3046 [H8751] : he knoweth H4101 what H2816 is in the darkness H5094 , and the light H8271 [H8754] dwelleth H5974 with him.
23 H576 I H3029 [H8683] thank H7624 [H8743] thee, and praise H426 thee, O thou God H2 of my fathers H3052 [H8754] , who hast given H2452 me wisdom H1370 and might H3046 [H8684] , and hast made known H3705 to me now H1156 [H8754] what we desired H4481 of thee H3046 [H8684] : for thou hast now made known H4430 to us the king's H4406 matter.
24 H3606 H6903 H1836 Therefore H1841 Daniel H5954 [H8754] went in H5922 to H746 Arioch H4430 , whom the king H4483 [H8745] had ordained H7 [H8682] to destroy H2445 the wise H895 men of Babylon H236 [H8754] : he went H560 [H8754] and said H3652 thus H7 [H8681] to him; Destroy H409 not H2445 the wise H895 men of Babylon H5954 [H8680] : bring me in H6925 before H4430 the king H2324 [H8741] , and I will reveal H4430 to the king H6591 the interpretation.
25 H116 Then H746 Arioch H5954 [H8684] brought in H1841 Daniel H6925 before H4430 the king H927 [H8726] in haste H560 [H8754] , and said H3652 thus H7912 [H8684] to him, I have found H1400 a man H1123 H1547 of the captives H4481 of H3061 Judah H3046 [H8681] , that will make known H4430 to the king H6591 the interpretation.
26 H4430 The king H6032 [H8750] answered H560 [H8750] and said H1841 to Daniel H8036 , whose name H1096 was Belteshazzar H383 , Art H3546 [H8751] thou able H3046 [H8682] to make known H2493 to me the dream H2370 [H8754] which I have seen H6591 , and the interpretation of it?
27 H1841 Daniel H6032 [H8750] answered H6925 in the presence H4430 of the king H560 [H8750] , and said H7328 , The secret H4430 which the king H7593 H3809 [H8751] hath demanded H2445 the wise H826 men, the astrologers H2749 , the magicians H1505 [H8750] , the soothsayers H3202 [H8750] , cannot H2324 [H8682] reveal H4430 to the king;
28 H1297 But H383 there is H426 a God H8065 in heaven H1541 [H8751] that revealeth H7328 secrets H3046 [H8684] , and maketh known H4430 to the king H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H4101 what H1934 [H8748] shall be H320 in the latter H3118 days H2493 . Thy dream H2376 , and the visions H7217 of thy head H5922 upon H4903 thy bed H1836 , are these;
29 H607 As for thee H4430 , O king H7476 , thy thoughts H5559 [H8760] came H5922 into thy mind upon H4903 thy bed H4101 , what H1934 [H8748] should come to pass H311 after H1836 this H1541 [H8751] : and he that revealeth H7328 secrets H3046 [H8684] maketh known H4101 to thee what H1934 [H8748] shall come to pass.
30 H576 But as for me H1836 , this H7328 secret H3809 is not H1541 [H8752] revealed H2452 to me for any wisdom H383 that I have H4481 more than H3606 any H2417 living H3861 , but H1701 for their sakes H5922 that H3046 [H8681] shall make known H6591 the interpretation H4430 to the king H3046 [H8748] , and that thou mayest know H7476 the thoughts H3825 of thy heart.
31 H607 Thou H4430 , O king H1934 H2370 [H8754] , sawest H431 , and behold H2298 H7690 a great H6755 image H1797 . This H7229 great H6755 image H2122 , whose brightness H3493 was excellent H6966 [H8750] , stood H6903 before H7299 thee; and its form H1763 [H8753] was terrible.
32 H7217 The head H6755 of this image H2869 was of fine H1722 gold H2306 , his breast H1872 and his arms H3702 of silver H4577 , his belly H3410 and his thighs H5174 of brass,
33 H8243 His legs H6523 of iron H7271 , his feet H4481 part H6523 of iron H4481 and part H2635 of clay.
34 H2370 H1934 [H8751] Thou sawest H5705 till H69 a stone H1505 [H8728] was cut out H3809 without H3028 hands H4223 [H8754] , which smote H6755 the image H5922 upon H7271 his feet H6523 that were of iron H2635 and clay H1855 0 , and broke H1994 them H1855 [H8684] to pieces.
35 H116 Then H6523 was the iron H2635 , the clay H5174 , the brass H3702 , the silver H1722 , and the gold H1855 H1751 [H8754] , broken to pieces H2298 together H1934 [H8754] , and became H5784 like the chaff H4481 of H7007 the summer H147 threshingfloors H7308 ; and the wind H5376 0 carried H1994 them H5376 [H8754] away H3606 , that H3809 no H870 place H7912 [H8728] was found H69 for them: and the stone H4223 [H8754] that smote H6755 the image H1934 [H8754] became H7229 a great H2906 mountain H4391 [H8754] , and filled H3606 the whole H772 earth.
36 H1836 This H2493 is the dream H560 [H8748] ; and we will tell H6591 the interpretation H6925 of it before H4430 the king.
37 H607 Thou H4430 , O king H4430 , art a king H4430 of kings H426 : for the God H8065 of heaven H3052 [H8754] hath given H4437 thee a kingdom H2632 , power H8632 , and strength H3367 , and glory.
38 H3606 And wherever H1123 the children H606 of men H1753 [H8748] dwell H2423 , the beasts H1251 of the field H5776 and the fowls H8065 of the heaven H3052 [H8754] hath he given H3028 into thy hand H7981 [H8684] , and hath made thee ruler H3606 over them all H607 . Thou H7217 art this head H1722 of gold.
39 H870 And after H6966 [H8748] thee shall arise H317 another H4437 kingdom H772 inferior H4481 to thee H317 , and another H8523 third H4437 kingdom H5174 of brass H7981 [H8748] , which shall bear rule H3606 over all H772 the earth.
40 H7244 And the fourth H4437 kingdom H1934 [H8748] shall be H8624 strong H6523 as iron H6523 : forasmuch as iron H1855 [H8683] breaketh in pieces H2827 [H8751] and subdueth H3606 all H6903 things: and as H6523 iron H7490 [H8750] that breaketh H3606 all H459 these H1855 [H8681] , shall it break in pieces H7490 [H8748] and bruise.
41 H2370 [H8754] And though thou sawest H7271 the feet H677 and toes H4481 , part H6353 of potters H2635 ' clay H4481 , and part H6523 of iron H4437 , the kingdom H1934 [H8748] shall be H6386 [H8752] divided H4481 0 ; but H1934 [H8748] there shall be H4481 in it of H5326 the strength H6523 of the iron H3606 H6903 , forasmuch as H2370 [H8754] thou sawest H6523 the iron H6151 [H8743] mixed H2917 with the miry H2635 clay.
42 H677 And as the toes H7271 of the feet H4481 were part H6523 of iron H4481 , and part H2635 of clay H4437 , so the kingdom H1934 [H8748] shall be H4481 H7118 partly H8624 strong H4481 H7118 , and partly H8406 [H8750] broken.
43 H1768 And though H2370 [H8754] thou sawest H6523 iron H6151 [H8743] mixed H2917 with miry H2635 clay H1934 H6151 [H8748] , they shall mingle themselves H2234 with the seed H606 of men H1934 [H8748] : but they shall H3809 not H1693 [H8751] join H1836 one H5974 to H1836 another H1888 , even H6523 as iron H3809 is not H6151 [H8723] mixed H2635 with clay.
44 H3118 And in the days H581 of these H4430 kings H426 shall the God H8065 of heaven H6966 [H8681] set up H4437 a kingdom H5957 H3809 , which shall never H2255 [H8721] be destroyed H4437 : and the kingdom H3809 shall not H7662 [H8721] be left H321 to other H5972 people H1855 [H8681] , but it shall break in pieces H5487 [H8681] and consume H3606 all H459 these H4437 kingdoms H1932 , and it H6966 [H8748] shall stand H5957 for ever.
45 H3606 H6903 Forasmuch as H2370 [H8754] thou sawest H69 that the stone H1505 [H8728] was cut out H2906 of the mountain H3809 without H3028 hands H1855 [H8684] , and that it broke in pieces H6523 the iron H5174 , the brass H2635 , the clay H3702 , the silver H1722 , and the gold H7229 ; the great H426 God H3046 [H8684] hath made known H4430 to the king H4101 what H1934 [H8748] shall come to pass H311 after H1836 this H2493 : and the dream H3330 is certain H6591 , and the interpretation H540 [H8683] of it sure.
46 H116 Then H4430 the king H5020 Nebuchadnezzar H5308 [H8754] fell H5922 upon H600 his face H5457 [H8754] , and worshipped H1841 Daniel H560 [H8754] , and commanded H5260 [H8742] that they should offer H4504 an oblation H5208 and sweet odours to him.
47 H4430 The king H6032 [H8750] answered H1841 to Daniel H560 [H8750] , and said H4481 , Of H7187 a truth H1768 it is, that H426 your God H426 is the God H426 of gods H4756 , and the Lord H4430 of kings H1541 [H8751] , and a revealer H7328 of secrets H3202 [H8754] , seeing thou couldest H1541 [H8749] reveal H1836 this H7328 secret.
48 H116 Then H4430 the king H7236 0 made H1841 Daniel H7236 [H8745] a great man H3052 [H8754] , and gave H7690 him many H7260 great H4978 gifts H7981 [H8684] , and made him ruler H5922 over H3606 the whole H4083 province H895 of Babylon H7229 , and chief H5460 of the governors H5922 over H3606 all H2445 the wise H895 men of Babylon.