Daniel 2:8
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New International Version
Then the king answered, "I am certain that you are trying to gain time, because you realize that this is what I have firmly decided:

New Living Translation
The king replied, "I know what you are doing! You're stalling for time because you know I am serious when I say,

English Standard Version
The king answered and said, “I know with certainty that you are trying to gain time, because you see that the word from me is firm—

New American Standard Bible
The king replied, "I know for certain that you are bargaining for time, inasmuch as you have seen that the command from me is firm,

King James Bible
The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The king replied, "I know for certain you are trying to gain some time, because you see that my word is final.

International Standard Version
The king responded, "I'm convinced that you're stalling for time because you're aware of what I've commanded.

NET Bible
The king replied, "I know for sure that you are attempting to gain time, because you see that my decision is firm.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The king replied, "I'm sure you're trying to buy some time because you know that I meant what I said.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The king answered and said: 'I know of a truth that ye would gain time, inasmuch as ye see the thing is certain with me,

New American Standard 1977
The king answered and said, “I know for certain that you are bargaining for time, inasmuch as you have seen that the command from me is firm,

Jubilee Bible 2000
The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain time because ye see the thing is gone from my memory.

King James 2000 Bible
The king answered and said, I know of certainty that you would gain the time, because you see the thing is gone from me.

American King James Version
The king answered and said, I know of certainty that you would gain the time, because you see the thing is gone from me.

American Standard Version
The king answered and said, I know of a certainty that ye would gain time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The king answered, and said: I know for certain that you seek to gain time, since you know that the thing is gone from me.

Darby Bible Translation
The king answered and said, I know of a certainty that ye would gain time, because ye see the word is gone forth from me;

English Revised Version
The king answered and said, I know of a certain that ye would gain time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.

Webster's Bible Translation
The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.

World English Bible
The king answered, I know of a certainty that you would gain time, because you see the thing is gone from me.

Young's Literal Translation
The king hath answered and said, 'Of a truth I know that time ye are gaining, because that ye have seen that the thing is gone from me,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
2:1-13 The greatest men are most open to cares and troubles of mind, which disturb their repose in the night, while the sleep of the labouring man is sweet and sound. We know not the uneasiness of many who live in great pomp, and, as others vainly think, in pleasure also. The king said that his learned men must tell him the dream itself, or they should all be put to death as deceivers. Men are more eager to ask as to future events, than to learn the way of salvation or the path of duty; yet foreknowledge of future events increases anxiety and trouble. Those who deceived, by pretending to do what they could not do, were sentenced to death, for not being able to do what they did not pretend to.
Study Bible
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream
7They answered a second time and said, "Let the king tell the dream to his servants, and we will declare the interpretation." 8The king replied, "I know for certain that you are bargaining for time, inasmuch as you have seen that the command from me is firm, 9that if you do not make the dream known to me, there is only one decree for you. For you have agreed together to speak lying and corrupt words before me until the situation is changed; therefore tell me the dream, that I may know that you can declare to me its interpretation."…
Cross References
Daniel 2:7
They answered a second time and said, "Let the king tell the dream to his servants, and we will declare the interpretation."

Daniel 2:9
that if you do not make the dream known to me, there is only one decree for you. For you have agreed together to speak lying and corrupt words before me until the situation is changed; therefore tell me the dream, that I may know that you can declare to me its interpretation."
Treasury of Scripture

The king answered and said, I know of certainty that you would gain the time, because you see the thing is gone from me.

gain. Chal. buy.

Ephesians 5:16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.

Colossians 4:5 Walk in wisdom toward them that are without, redeeming the time.

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