Daniel 2:27

“Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the soothsayers, shew unto the king;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Daniel answered in the presence of the King, and said, The secret which the King hath demanded, cannot the wise men, the astrologians, the magicians, þe southsaiers shew vnto the king:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Daniel answered before the king and said, "As for the mystery about which the king has inquired, neither wise men, conjurers, magicians {nor} diviners are able to declare {it} to the king.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Daniel answered before the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded can neither wise men, enchanters, magicians, nor soothsayers, show unto the king;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then Daniel said in answer to the king, No wise men, or users of secret arts, or wonder-workers, or readers of signs, are able to make clear to the king the secret he is searching for;
- Basic English Bible

Daniel answered in the presence of the king and said, The secret that the king hath demanded cannot the wise men, the magicians, the scribes, the astrologers, shew unto the king;
- Darby Bible

Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, the sooth-sayers, cannot show to the king;
- Webster's Bible

Daniel answered before the king, and said, The secret which the king has demanded can neither wise men, enchanters, magicians, nor soothsayers, show to the king;
- World English Bible

Daniel hath answered before the king and said, `The secret that the king is asking, the wise men, the enchanters, the scribes, the soothsayers, are not able to shew to the king;
- Youngs Literal Bible

Daniel answered before the king, and said: 'The secret which the king hath asked can neither wise men, enchanters, magicians, nor astrologers, declare unto the king;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

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Discussion for Daniel 2

  • WG
    Daniel is such an incredible book. In chapters 2-4 King Nebuchadnezzar realizes the absolute sovereignty of Daniel's God. Very insightful as God is my master and is sovereign in all of my life. Not just a statement but I want to be ever mindful that nothing happens seemingly for or against me that He does not allow.
  • Rob
    The 4th Kingdom of iron legs
  • David
    In response to Harry, the fourth Kingdom was Rome. The empire however was divided and formed what we know as Europe today. We also consider that in that time period Rome was divided with the state forming one entity Pagan Rome,
  • BSP
    Verse 21: Jehovah God is the Great Timekeeper. He has full control over times and seasons and he can make things happen precisely on time.
  • Lu2677
    Harry,"they" from V.43 are in V.44"And in the days of these Kings".Daniel 7:23"The 4th beast shall be the 4th kingdom upon earth,and shall devour the whole earth,shall tread it down"The earth is being destroyed by the 4th beast that God sends down from heaven.Rev.4:7 last part"4th beast was like a flying eagle"Rev.6:15men are hiding in mtns,not fighting.Rev.6:17"who shall be able to stand?"NONE
  • Harry
    The fourth kingdom sounds like USA...

    And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, THEY shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay.
    Who are THEY...?

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