Daniel 4:7
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New International Version
When the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me.

New Living Translation
When all the magicians, enchanters, astrologers, and fortune-tellers came in, I told them the dream, but they could not tell me what it meant.

English Standard Version
Then the magicians, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers came in, and I told them the dream, but they could not make known to me its interpretation.

New American Standard Bible
"Then the magicians, the conjurers, the Chaldeans and the diviners came in and I related the dream to them, but they could not make its interpretation known to me.

King James Bible
Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When the diviner-priests, mediums, Chaldeans, and astrologers came in, I told them the dream, but they could not make its interpretation known to me.

International Standard Version
Then the diviners, enchanters, Chaldeans, and astrologers came in, and I told them the dream. But they could not reveal its interpretation to me.

NET Bible
When the magicians, astrologers, wise men, and diviners entered, I recounted the dream for them. But they were unable to make known its interpretation to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The magicians, psychics, astrologers, and fortunetellers came to me. I told them the dream, but they couldn't tell me its meaning.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then came in the magicians, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers; and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.

New American Standard 1977
“Then the magicians, the conjurers, the Chaldeans, and the diviners came in, and I related the dream to them; but they could not make its interpretation known to me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the fortune-tellers came in and I told the dream before them; but they never showed me its interpretation.

King James 2000 Bible
Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me its interpretation.

American King James Version
Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known to me the interpretation thereof.

American Standard Version
Then came in the magicians, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers; and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then came in the diviners, the wise men, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers, and I told the dream before them: but they did not shew me the interpretation thereof:

Darby Bible Translation
Then came in the scribes, the magicians, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers; and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation of it.

English Revised Version
Then came in the magicians, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the sooth-sayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known to me the interpretation of it.

World English Bible
Then came in the magicians, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers; and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known to me its interpretation.

Young's Literal Translation
Then coming up are the scribes, the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers, and the dream I have told before them, and its interpretation they are not making known to me.
Study Bible
Nebuchadnezzar's Dream of a Great Tree
6"So I gave orders to bring into my presence all the wise men of Babylon, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream. 7"Then the magicians, the conjurers, the Chaldeans and the diviners came in and I related the dream to them, but they could not make its interpretation known to me. 8"But finally Daniel came in before me, whose name is Belteshazzar according to the name of my god, and in whom is a spirit of the holy gods; and I related the dream to him, saying,…
Word Study

Then
'edayin  (ed-ah'-yin)
then (of time) -- now, that time, then.

came
`alal  (al-al')
causatively, to introduce -- bring in, come in, go in.

in the magicians
chartom  (khar-tome')
magician.

the astrologers
'ashshaph  (ash-shawf')
astrologer.

the Chaldeans
Kasday  (kas-dah'-ee)
a Chaldaean or inhabitant of Chaldaea; by implication, a Magian or professional astrologer -- Chaldean.

and the soothsayers
gzar  (ghez-ar')
to quarry; determine -- cut out, soothsayer.

and I
'ana'  (an-aw')
I -- I, as for me.

told
'amar  (am-ar')
command, declare, say, speak, tell.

the dream
chelem  (khay'-lem)
a dream -- dream.

before
qodam  (kod-awm')
before -- before, from, I (thought), me, + of, it pleased, presence.

them but they did not
la'  (law)
or even, neither, no(-ne, -r), (can-)not, as nothing, without.

make known
yda`  (yed-ah')
certify, know, make known, teach.

unto me the interpretation
pshar  (pesh-ar')
an interpretation -- interpretation.

Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:1-18 The beginning and end of this chapter lead us to hope, that Nebuchadnezzar was a monument of the power of Divine grace, and of the riches of Divine mercy. After he was recovered from his madness, he told to distant places, and wrote down for future ages, how God had justly humbled and graciously restored him. When a sinner comes to himself, he will promote the welfare of others, by making known the wondrous mercy of God. Nebuchadnezzar, before he related the Divine judgments upon him for his pride, told the warnings he had in a dream or vision. The meaning was explained to him. The person signified, was to be put down from honour, and to be deprived of the use of his reason seven years. This is surely the sorest of all temporal judgments. Whatever outward affliction God is pleased to lay upon us, we have cause to bear it patiently, and to be thankful that he continues the use of our reason, and the peace of our consciences. Yet if the Lord should see fit by such means to keep a sinner from multiplying crimes, or a believer from dishonouring his name, even the dreadful prevention would be far preferable to the evil conduct. God has determined it, as a righteous Judge, and the angels in heaven applaud. Not that the great God needs the counsel or concurrence of the angels, but it denotes the solemnity of this sentence. The demand is by the word of the holy ones, God's suffering people: when the oppressed cry to God, he will hear. Let us diligently seek blessings which can never be taken from us, and especially beware of pride and forgetfulness of God.
Cross References
Genesis 41:8
Now in the morning his spirit was troubled, so he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all its wise men. And Pharaoh told them his dreams, but there was no one who could interpret them to Pharaoh.

Genesis 41:24
and the thin ears swallowed the seven good ears. Then I told it to the magicians, but there was no one who could explain it to me."

Isaiah 44:25
Causing the omens of boasters to fail, Making fools out of diviners, Causing wise men to draw back And turning their knowledge into foolishness,

Jeremiah 27:9
"But as for you, do not listen to your prophets, your diviners, your dreamers, your soothsayers or your sorcerers who speak to you, saying, 'You will not serve the king of Babylon.'

Jeremiah 27:10
"For they prophesy a lie to you in order to remove you far from your land; and I will drive you out and you will perish.

Daniel 1:4
youths in whom was no defect, who were good-looking, showing intelligence in every branch of wisdom, endowed with understanding and discerning knowledge, and who had ability for serving in the king's court; and he ordered him to teach them the literature and language of the Chaldeans.

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 2:10
The Chaldeans answered the king and said, "There is not a man on earth who could declare the matter for the king, inasmuch as no great king or ruler has ever asked anything like this of any magician, conjurer or Chaldean.

Daniel 2:27
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.

Daniel 3:8
For this reason at that time certain Chaldeans came forward and brought charges against the Jews.
Treasury of Scripture

Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known to me the interpretation thereof.

Then came.

Daniel 2:1,2 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar …

but.

Daniel 2:7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the …

Isaiah 44:25 That frustrates the tokens of the liars, and makes diviners mad; …

Jeremiah 27:9,10 Therefore listen not you to your prophets, nor to your diviners, …

2 Timothy 3:8,9 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist …

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