Daniel 2:22
New International Version
He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him.

New Living Translation
He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though he is surrounded by light.

English Standard Version
he reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.

Berean Study Bible
He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.

King James Bible
He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

New King James Version
He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.

New American Standard Bible
“It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.

NASB 1995
“It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.

NASB 1977
“It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.

Amplified Bible
“It is He who reveals the profound and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, And the light dwells with Him.

Christian Standard Bible
He reveals the deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with Him.

American Standard Version
he revealeth the deep and secret things; he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he reveals profound and hidden things, and knows whatever is in the darkness, and light is with him

Brenton Septuagint Translation
he reveals deep and secret matters; knowing what is in darkness, and the light is with him.

Contemporary English Version
"You explain deep mysteries, because even the dark is light to you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He revealeth deep and hidden things, and knoweth what is in darkness: and light is with him.

English Revised Version
he revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him.

Good News Translation
He reveals things that are deep and secret; he knows what is hidden in darkness, and he himself is surrounded by light.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He reveals deeply hidden things. He knows what is in the dark, and light lives with him.

International Standard Version
He reveals what is profoundly mysterious and knows what is in the darkness; with him dwells light.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He revealeth the deep and secret things; He knoweth what is in the darkness, And the light dwelleth with Him.

Literal Standard Version
He is revealing deep and hidden things; He has known what [is] in darkness, and light has dwelt with Him.

NET Bible
he reveals deep and hidden things. He knows what is in the darkness, and light resides with him.

New Heart English Bible
he reveals the deep and secret things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.

World English Bible
he reveals the deep and secret things; he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.

Young's Literal Translation
He is revealing deep and hidden things; He hath known what is in darkness, and light with Him hath dwelt.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Dream Revealed to Daniel
21He changes the times and seasons; He removes kings and establishes them. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. 22He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him. 23To You, O God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise, because You have given me wisdom and power. And now You have made known to me what we have requested, for You have made known to us the dream of the king.”…

Cross References
Hebrews 4:13
Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight; everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

James 1:17
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, with whom there is no change or shifting shadow.

1 John 1:5
And this is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you: God is light, and in Him there is no darkness at all.

Genesis 41:16
"I myself cannot do it," Joseph replied, "but God will give Pharaoh a sound answer."

Job 12:22
He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into light.

Job 26:6
Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.

Psalm 25:14
The LORD confides in those who fear Him, and reveals His covenant to them.


Treasury of Scripture

He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.

revealeth.

Daniel 2:11,28,29
And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh…

Genesis 37:5-9
And Joseph dreamed a dream, and he told it his brethren: and they hated him yet the more…

Genesis 41:16,25-28
And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace…

he knoweth.

Job 26:6
Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.

Psalm 139:11,12
If I say, Surely the darkness shall cover me; even the night shall be light about me…

Jeremiah 23:24
Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him? saith the LORD. Do not I fill heaven and earth? saith the LORD.

and the.

Daniel 5:11,14
There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, was found in him; whom the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say, thy father, made master of the magicians, astrologers, Chaldeans, and soothsayers; …

Psalm 36:9
For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.

Psalm 104:2
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:









(22) He revealeth.--Comp. Job 12:22.

He knoweth.--Comp. Psalm 139:12.

The light dwelleth.--Perhaps "illumination" rather than "light" expresses the actual meaning. Man himself requires illumination from an external source. This source is God, the "sun of man's soul," in Whom light dwells as if He were a palace, and in "His light do we see light" (Psalm 36:9).

Verse 22. - He revealeth the deep and secret things; he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. The rendering of the Septuagint as it stands differs somewhat from the Massoretic text, "Revealing deep things and dark, and knowing the things which are in the darkness and the things which are in the light, and with him is a dwelling-place (κατάλυσις)." There is doubt as to the exact force of this last word; the last element in it suggests "solution." This meaning seems to have been given to it generally; for Paulus Tellensis renders it shari, which means a "solution," but as it is derived from shera, which means "to dwell," he retains the double meaning The reading of Kreysig is decidedly to be preferred, omitting τὰ ("the things which") before "in the light," and καὶ, "and," after. The rendering then would be, "in light is with him the dwelling-place." This rendering harmonizes the LXX. completely with the Massoretic. The other versions call for no remark. There is difference here between the Q'rl and K'thib. The Q'ri reads nehora, "light," a Chaldee or Western Aramaic form; the K'thib again is, neheera, the Eastern Aramaic form. God is not only the God of nature, of providence, and of man, but also of revelation. He can make known to man what otherwise man could never know. He is the very Source of all light and enlightenment. We may compare this statement with that of Paul in 1 Timothy 6:16; he speaks of God as "dwelling in light which no man can approach unto." It seems to us the words of the Old Testament song convey a loftier idea of God than does the Pauline statement - perhaps it is even loftier than the cognate phrase of the Apostle John (1 John 1:5), "God is light, and in him is no darkness at all." We may compare, in regard to this whole verse, Psalm 139:12, "The darkness hideth not from thee; but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the tight are both alike to thee," where neheera is used as in the passage before us. Daniel ascribes to Jehovah all the powers of all the gods of Babylon.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He
ה֛וּא (hū)
Pronoun - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1932: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

reveals
גָּלֵ֥א (gā·lê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1541: To denude, to exile, to reveal

the deep
עַמִּיקָתָ֖א (‘am·mî·qā·ṯā)
Adjective - feminine plural determinate
Strong's 5994: Profound, unsearchable

and hidden things;
וּמְסַתְּרָתָ֑א (ū·mə·sat·tə·rā·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - QalPassParticiple - feminine plural determinate
Strong's 5642: To conceal, to demolish

He knows
יָדַע֙ (yā·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3046: To know

what
מָ֣ה (māh)
Interrogative
Strong's 4101: Interrogative what?, what!, indefinitely what

lies in darkness,
בַחֲשׁוֹכָ֔א (ḇa·ḥă·šō·w·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 2816: The dark

and light
וּנְהוֹרָ֖א (ū·nə·hō·w·rā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 5094: Illumination, wisdom

dwells
שְׁרֵֽא׃ (šə·rê)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 8271: To free, separate, to unravel, commence, to reside

with Him.
עִמֵּ֥הּ (‘im·mêh)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5974: With, equally with


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