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

  • 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...?
  • Abbey
    This chapter is a testimony that shows that those that look up to God and rely on HIM will stand where others have failed, may we see this as a call to depend on God in every affairs of our life.
  • Eric
    I believe that there is one thing that God cannot do, and it is that He cannot break His own Commandments.
  • Mekus
    Daniel 2 is a revelation of the World's Government from the Babylonian, the Persian, the Greek, and the Roman empires after which God in Jesus Christ shall establish His Kingdom that will last for ever. Verse 45 in Daniel's interpretation explains the mystery of God personified in Jesus Christ. A stone cut off from a mountain without anyone cutting it out, and it broke into pieces all the empires.

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