Daniel 2:21
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New International Version
He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

New Living Translation
He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars.

English Standard Version
He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;

New American Standard Bible
"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.

King James Bible
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.

International Standard Version
It is God who alters the times and seasons, and he removes kings and promotes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

NET Bible
He changes times and seasons, deposing some kings and establishing others. He gives wisdom to the wise; he imparts knowledge to those with understanding;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He changes times and periods of history. He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to those who are wise and knowledge to those who have insight.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And He changeth the times and the seasons; He removeth kings, and setteth up kings; He giveth wisdom unto the wise, And knowledge to them that know understanding;

New American Standard 1977
“And it is He who changes the times and the epochs;
            He removes kings and establishes kings;
            He gives wisdom to wise men,
            And knowledge to men of understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
and it is he that changes the times and the opportunities; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom unto the wise and knowledge unto those that know understanding:

King James 2000 Bible
And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

American King James Version
And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

American Standard Version
And he changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings; he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he changeth times and ages: taketh away kingdoms and establisheth them, giveth wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
And it is he that changeth times and seasons; He deposeth kings, and setteth up kings; He giveth wisdom to the wise, And knowledge to them that know understanding.

English Revised Version
And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings; he giveth wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

World English Bible
He changes the times and the seasons; he removes kings, and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Young's Literal Translation
And He is changing times and seasons, He is causing kings to pass away, and He is raising up kings; He is giving wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those possessing understanding.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:14-23 Daniel humbly prayed that God would discover to him the king's dream, and the meaning of it. Praying friends are valuable friends; and it well becomes the greatest and best men to desire the prayers of others. Let us show that we value our friends, and their prayers. They were particular in prayer. And whatever we pray for, we can expect nothing but as the gift of God's mercies. God gives us leave in prayer to tell our wants and burdens. Their plea with God was, the peril they were in. The mercy Daniel and his fellows prayed for, was bestowed. The fervent prayers of righteous men avail much. Daniel was thankful to God for making known that to him, which saved the lives of himself and his fellows. How much more should we be thankful to God, for making known the great salvation of the soul to those who are not among the worldly wise and prudent!
Study Bible
The Dream Revealed to Daniel
20Daniel said, "Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him. 21"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding. 22"It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.…
Cross References
Romans 13:1
Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which is from God. The authorities that exist have been appointed by God.

James 1:5
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.

1 Kings 3:9
"So give Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people to discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?"

1 Kings 3:10
It was pleasing in the sight of the Lord that Solomon had asked this thing.

1 Kings 4:29
Now God gave Solomon wisdom and very great discernment and breadth of mind, like the sand that is on the seashore.

Job 12:18
"He loosens the bond of kings And binds their loins with a girdle.

Psalm 31:15
My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies and from those who persecute me.

Psalm 75:6
For not from the east, nor from the west, Nor from the desert comes exaltation;

Psalm 75:7
But God is the Judge; He puts down one and exalts another.

Proverbs 8:15
"By me kings reign, And rulers decree justice.
Treasury of Scripture

And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

he changeth.

Daniel 2:9 But if you will not make known to me the dream, there is but one …

Daniel 7:25 And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear …

Daniel 11:6 And in the end of years they shall join themselves together…

1 Chronicles 29:30 With all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, …

Esther 1:13 Then the king said to the wise men, which knew the times, (for so …

Job 34:24-29 He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others …

Psalm 31:14,15 But I trusted in you, O LORD: I said, You are my God…

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under …

Jeremiah 27:5-7 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, …

he removeth.

Daniel 4:17,32 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the …

1 Samuel 2:7,8 The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up…

Job 12:18 He looses the bond of kings, and girds their loins with a girdle.

Psalm 75:5,6 Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck…

Psalm 113:7,8 He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of …

Proverbs 8:15,16 By me kings reign, and princes decree justice…

Luke 1:51,52 He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in …

Acts 13:21,22 And afterward they desired a king: and God gave to them Saul the …

Revelation 19:16 And he has on his clothing and on his thigh a name written, KING …

he giveth.

Exodus 31:3,6 And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, …

1 Kings 3:8-12,28 And your servant is in the middle of your people which you have chosen, …

1 Kings 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and …

1 Kings 10:24 And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God …

1 Chronicles 22:12 Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge …

2 Chronicles 1:10-12 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before …

Proverbs 2:6,7 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding…

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries …

1 Corinthians 1:30 But of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made to us wisdom, …

James 1:5,17 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

James 3:15-17 This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, devilish…

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