Daniel 2:11

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Daniel 2:11

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.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Moreover, the thing which the king demands is difficult, and there is no one else who could declare it to the king except gods, whose dwelling place is not with {mortal} flesh."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is no other that can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The king's request is a very hard one, and there is no other who is able to make it clear to the king, but the gods, whose living-place is not with flesh.
- Basic English Bible

For the thing that the king demandeth is extraordinary, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.
- Darby Bible

And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is no other that can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.
- Webster's Bible

It is a rare thing that the king requires, and there is no other who can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.
- World English Bible

and the thing that the king is asking [is] precious, and others are there not that do shew it before the king, save the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it is a hard thing that the king asketh, and there is none other that can declare it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Daniel 2:11

Wesley's Notes for Daniel 2:11


2:9 But one decree - I will not retract my sentence.

2:13 Daniel and his fellows - Daniel and his fellows were not called, because of their youth, which the Chaldeans despised. Here it is observable: The magicians confessed, that knowledge and revelation must come from God, and therefore what Daniel did, was not of any human strength. That the Lord held the governor's hands, so that he did not slay Daniel presently with the first. That Daniel by his prudence and piety, saved all the magicians lives.


Discussion for Daniel 2:11

  • PraiseBe on Daniel 2:11
    The reference here to "the gods" clearly shows that the Jews recognised the existence and authority of divine beings other than Yahweh, which is in keeping with Judaism's roots in pagan polytheism.


 

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