Daniel 2:25
New International Version
Arioch took Daniel to the king at once and said, “I have found a man among the exiles from Judah who can tell the king what his dream means.”

New Living Translation
Arioch quickly took Daniel to the king and said, “I have found one of the captives from Judah who will tell the king the meaning of his dream!”

English Standard Version
Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste and said thus to him: “I have found among the exiles from Judah a man who will make known to the king the interpretation.”

Berean Study Bible
Arioch hastily brought Daniel before the king and said to him, “I have found a man among the exiles from Judah who will tell the king the interpretation.”

King James Bible
Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation.

New King James Version
Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel before the king, and said thus to him, “I have found a man of the captives of Judah, who will make known to the king the interpretation.”

New American Standard Bible
Then Arioch hurriedly brought Daniel into the king’s presence and spoke to him as follows: “I have found a man among the exiles from Judah who can make the interpretation known to the king!”

NASB 1995
Then Arioch hurriedly brought Daniel into the king’s presence and spoke to him as follows: “I have found a man among the exiles from Judah who can make the interpretation known to the king!”

NASB 1977
Then Arioch hurriedly brought Daniel into the king’s presence and spoke to him as follows: “I have found a man among the exiles from Judah who can make the interpretation known to the king!”

Amplified Bible
Then Arioch hurriedly brought Daniel before the king and said this to him: “I have found a man among the exiles of Judah who can explain to the king the interpretation [of the dream].”

Christian Standard Bible
Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel before the king and said to him, “I have found a man among the Judean exiles who can let the king know the interpretation.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel before the king and said to him, “I have found a man among the Judean exiles who can let the king know the interpretation.”

American Standard Version
Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the children of the captivity of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then Ariuk diligently brought Daniel before the King and said to him: “I found a man of the sons of the captivity of Judea who will make the interpretation known to the King!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then Arioch in haste brought in Daniel before the king, and said to him, I have found a man of the children of the captivity of Judea, who will declare the interpretation to the king.

Contemporary English Version
Arioch rushed Daniel to the king and announced, "Your Majesty, I have found out that one of the men brought here from Judah can explain your dream."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then Arioch in haste brought in Daniel to the king, and said to him: I have found a man of the children of the captivity of Juda, that will resolve the question to the king.

English Revised Version
Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the children of the captivity of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation.

Good News Translation
At once Arioch took Daniel into King Nebuchadnezzar's presence and told the king, "I have found one of the Jewish exiles who can tell Your Majesty the meaning of your dream."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Arioch immediately took Daniel to the king. He told the king, "I've found one of the captives from Judah who can explain the dream's meaning to you, Your Majesty."

International Standard Version
Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel into the king's presence and informed him: "I've found a man from the Judean captives who will make known the meaning to the king."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him: 'I have found a man of the children of the captivity of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation.'

Literal Standard Version
Then Arioch in haste has brought up Daniel before the king, and thus has said to him, “I have found a man of the sons of the expulsion of Judah, who makes known the interpretation to the king.”

NET Bible
So Arioch quickly ushered Daniel into the king's presence, saying to him, "I have found a man from the captives of Judah who can make known the interpretation to the king."

New Heart English Bible
Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said this to him, "I have found a man of the children of the captivity of Judah, who will make known to the king the interpretation."

World English Bible
Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus to him, I have found a man of the children of the captivity of Judah, who will make known to the king the interpretation.

Young's Literal Translation
Then Arioch in haste hath brought up Daniel before the king, and thus hath said to him -- 'I have found a man of the sons of the Removed of Judah, who the interpretation to the king doth make known.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Daniel Interprets the Dream
24Therefore Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon, and said to him, “Do not execute the wise men of Babylon! Bring me before the king, and I will give him the interpretation.” 25Arioch hastily brought Daniel before the king and said to him, “I have found a man among the exiles from Judah who will tell the king the interpretation.” 26The king responded to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, “Are you able to tell me what I saw in the dream, as well as its interpretation?”…

Cross References
Genesis 41:14
So Pharaoh sent for Joseph, who was quickly brought out of the dungeon. After he had shaved and changed his clothes, he went in before Pharaoh.

Daniel 1:6
Among these young men were some from Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.

Daniel 5:13
So Daniel was brought before the king, who asked him, "Are you Daniel, one of the exiles my father the king brought from Judah?

Daniel 6:13
Then they told the king, "Daniel, one of the exiles from Judah, shows no regard for you, O king, or for the decree that you have signed. He still makes his petition three times a day."


Treasury of Scripture

Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus to him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known to the king the interpretation.

brought.

Proverbs 24:11
If thou forbear to deliver them that are drawn unto death, and those that are ready to be slain;

Ecclesiastes 9:10
Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.

I have.

Daniel 1:6
Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:

Daniel 6:13
Then answered they and said before the king, That Daniel, which is of the children of the captivity of Judah, regardeth not thee, O king, nor the decree that thou hast signed, but maketh his petition three times a day.

Nehemiah 7:6
These are the children of the province, that went up out of the captivity, of those that had been carried away, whom Nebuchadnezzar the king of Babylon had carried away, and came again to Jerusalem and to Judah, every one unto his city;









(25) I have found.--It is not strictly true that Arioch had diligently searched for any interpreters of the king's dream. However, the circumstances mentioned in Daniel 2:16; Daniel 2:24, warrant the language which he uses.

Verse 25. - Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation. Save that the Septuagint has again ἕκαστα instead of σύγκρισιν or σύγκριμα, and Paulus Tellensis adds the adjective "wise" as a description of the man who had thus professed to satisfy the king, the versions agree with the Massoretic text. In regard to the Aramaic here, the use of the Eastern form of the haphel is to be noted - hanel instead of ha'el. These are to be looked upon as archaisms or Orientalisms, that have survived modernizing efforts of the pre-Massoretic scribes. We have already remarked on this as an Eastern peculiarity which survives in the Mandaitic and in the Babylonian Talmud. The careful way in which the Septuagint renders the particular דִי, ὅτι, omitted in the other old versions save the Peshitta, ought to be noted as a sign of the extreme carefulness of the Septuagint translator, and a reason why we should regard divergences from the Massoretic as generally evidences of a different text. It has been remarked by Archdeacon Rose that Arioch claims too much when he asserts that he had "found Daniel." This, however, does not meet the case if the ordinary interpretation of the circumstances is right; then Nebuchadnezzar had not only seen Daniel in connection with this matter, but further, Arioch knew of it. The case of Abner and David before Saul, in 1 Samuel 17:35 should not be brought in in comparison with 1 Samuel 16:21, as the latter does not occur in the Septuagint. Unless there has been interpolation, the explanation seems to be that Arioch was not aware that Daniel had petitioned. It may be that Arioch wishes to disarm the king's wrath by not saying anything of Daniel being one of "the wise men" against whom the king's sentence had gone out; but it may also be regarded as a proof that Daniel and his companions had not yet passed out of the class of pupils into that of wise men. He says he is "of the sons of the captivity of Judah." The haste with which Arioch brings Daniel into the king's presence may be due to his own delight at having escaped a piece of employment he had no heart for. There may have been an element of anxiety - he had procrastinated, and the young king had made no inquiries; but it was not the custom of the conqueror to give orders and not to see that they were carried out, and disobedience to the orders of Nebuchadnezzar would mean instant death, possibly with torture. Every moment was fraught with danger, so Arioch's hastening of Daniel may have been due to his own sense of relief at escape from an impending danger. But more, this haste would give the appearance of eager diligence, if not in slaughtering the wise men of Babylon, at least in searching for one who could make good to the king their lack of service toward him. His haste might be intended to give the look at once of eagerness and diligence. All the motives may have combined.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Arioch
אַרְיוֹךְ֙ (’ar·yō·wḵ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 746: Arioch -- king of Ellasar

hastily
בְּהִתְבְּהָלָ֔ה (bə·hiṯ·bə·hā·lāh)
Preposition-b | Verb - Hitpael - Infinitive construct
Strong's 927: To terrify, hasten

brought
הַנְעֵ֥ל (han·‘êl)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 5954: To enter, to introduce

Daniel
לְדָנִיֵּ֖אל (lə·ḏā·nî·yêl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 1841: Daniel -- 'God is my judge', an Israelite leader in Babylon

before
קֳדָ֣ם (qo·ḏām)
Preposition
Strong's 6925: Before

the king
מַלְכָּ֑א (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 4430: A king

and said
אֲמַר־ (’ă·mar-)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 560: To say, tell, command

to him,
לֵ֗הּ (lêh)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

“I have found
הַשְׁכַּ֤חַת (haš·ka·ḥaṯ)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - first person common singular
Strong's 7912: To discover

a man
גְּבַר֙ (gə·ḇar)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1400: A person

among
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's 4481: From, out of, by, by reason of, at, more than

the exiles
בְּנֵ֤י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1123: A son

from Judah
יְה֔וּד (yə·hūḏ)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3061: Judah -- the southern kingdom, named for one of the twelve tribes

who
דִּ֣י (dî)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 1768: Who, which, that, because

will tell
יְהוֹדַֽע׃ (yə·hō·w·ḏa‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3046: To know

the king
לְמַלְכָּ֥א (lə·mal·kā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 4430: A king

the interpretation.”
פִשְׁרָ֖א (p̄iš·rā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 6591: An interpretation


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