all visions and dreams.
(God gave them this knowledge. Never forget to thank God for the gifts He gives.)
18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in
19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
therefore stood they before the king.
20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the
magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.
(God gave them wisdom and true wisdom puts confusion to shame to where it cannot even stand.)
21 And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus.
(Cyrus is one of the few that God named even before he was born. He will be the king that will release them from this
1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled,
and his sleep brake from him.
(He had such bad dreams that they woke him up.)
2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the
king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king.
3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
(Nebuchadnezzar couldn’t remember his dream so he cannot tell them. They can’t interpret it without knowing what it is. It is a
God given dream so they would not know it anyway.)
4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will shew the
(Syriack is an Aramaic language, which is Babylonian. This language will continue until chapter 7 and then it will convert back
5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with
the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.
(These so called “spiritual” men have no way of interpreting the dream. Only God can interpret what He gives.)
6 But if ye shew the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore
shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.
7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it.
(They were unable to tell the dream because they were fakes and frauds. Only God can give the interpretation. These men were
not of God.)
8 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.
9 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt
words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the
(Remember that Daniel and the three with him are part of this department. If no one can give the king the interpretation of the
dream, then they all will perish. Always remember that God is in control.)
10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter:
therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.
11 And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose
dwelling is not with flesh.
(Notice the lower case on gods. Of course these so called gods can’t give an interpretation. They are nothing. Only the one true
God can interpret a dream.)
12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.