Daniel 2:28
New International Version
but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries. He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come. Your dream and the visions that passed through your mind as you were lying in bed are these:

New Living Translation
But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the future. Now I will tell you your dream and the visions you saw as you lay on your bed.

English Standard Version
but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream and the visions of your head as you lay in bed are these:

Berean Study Bible
But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the latter days. Your dream and the visions that came into your mind as you lay on your bed were these:

New American Standard Bible
"However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the latter days. This was your dream and the visions in your mind while on your bed.

King James Bible
But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;

Christian Standard Bible
But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has let King Nebuchadnezzar know what will happen in the last days. Your dream and the visions that came into your mind as you lay in bed were these:

Good News Translation
But there is a God in heaven, who reveals mysteries. He has informed Your Majesty what will happen in the future. Now I will tell you the dream, the vision you had while you were asleep.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has let King Nebuchadnezzar know what will happen in the last days. Your dream and the visions that came into your mind as you lay in bed were these:

International Standard Version
But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he is making known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the latter days. "While you were in bed, the dream and the visions that came to your head were as follows:

NET Bible
However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the times to come. The dream and the visions you had while lying on your bed are as follows.

New Heart English Bible
but there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has made known to king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head on your bed, are these:

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets. He will tell King Nebuchadnezzar what is going to happen in the days to come. This is your dream, the vision you had while you were asleep:

JPS Tanakh 1917
but there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and He hath made known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the end of days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these:

New American Standard 1977
“However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the latter days. This was your dream and the visions in your mind while on your bed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But there is a God in the heavens who reveals the mysteries, and he has made known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall happen at the end of days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, is this:

King James 2000 Bible
But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known to king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, are these;

American King James Version
But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head on your bed, are these;

American Standard Version
but there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and he hath made known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these:

Douay-Rheims Bible
But there is a God in heaven that revealeth mysteries, who hath shewn to thee, O king Nabuchodonosor, what is to come to pass in the latter times. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these:

Darby Bible Translation
but there is a God in the heavens, who revealeth secrets, and maketh known to king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be at the end of days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed are these:

English Revised Version
but there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and he hath made known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these:

Webster's Bible Translation
But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;

World English Bible
but there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and he has made known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head on your bed, are these:

Young's Literal Translation
but there is a God in the heavens, a revealer of secrets, and He hath made known to king Nebuchadnezzar that which is to be in the latter end of the days. 'Thy dream and the visions of thy head on thy bed are these:
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Daniel Interprets the Dream
27Daniel answered the king, “No wise man, medium, magician, or diviner can explain to the king the mystery of which he inquires. 28But there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in the latter days. Your dream and the visions that came into your mind as you lay on your bed were these: 29As you lay on your bed, O king, your thoughts turned to the future, and the Revealer of Mysteries has let you know what will happen.…
Cross References
Revelation 1:1
This is the revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave Him to show His servants what must soon come to pass. He made it known by sending His angel to His servant John,

Genesis 40:8
"We both had dreams," they replied, "but there is no one to interpret them." Then Joseph said to them, "Don't interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams."

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

Genesis 41:25
Then Joseph said to Pharaoh, "The dreams of Pharaoh are one and the same. God has revealed to Pharaoh what He is about to do.

Genesis 49:1
Then Jacob called for his sons and said, "Gather around so that I can tell you what will happen to you in the days to come:

Isaiah 2:2
In the last days the mountain of the house of the LORD will be established as the chief of the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and all nations will stream to it.

Jeremiah 10:7
Who would not fear You, O King of nations? This is Your due. For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You.

Ezekiel 28:3
Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; no secret is hidden from you!

Daniel 1:20
In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king consulted them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his entire kingdom.

Daniel 2:22
He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.

Daniel 2:44
In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be destroyed, and this kingdom will not be left to another people. It will shatter all these kingdoms and bring them to an end, but will itself stand forever.

Daniel 2:45
And just as you saw a stone cut out of the mountain without human hands, and it shattered the iron, bronze, clay, silver, and gold, so the great God has told the king what will happen in the future. The dream is true, and its interpretation is trustworthy."

Daniel 4:5
I had a dream, and it frightened me; while in my bed, the images and visions in my mind alarmed me.

Daniel 10:14
Now I have come to explain to you what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision concerns those days."

Amos 4:13
For behold, He who forms the mountains, who creates the wind, and reveals His thoughts to man, the One who turns the dawn to darkness and strides on the heights of the earth, the LORD, the God of Hosts, is His name."

Micah 4:1
In the last days the mountain of the house of the LORD will be established as the chief of the mountains; it will be raised above the hills, and the peoples will stream to it.

Treasury of Scripture

But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head on your bed, are these;

a God.

Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased.

Matthew 6:9 After this manner therefore pray you: Our Father which are in heaven, …

that revealeth.

Daniel 2:18,47 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret…

Genesis 40:8 And they said to him, We have dreamed a dream, and there is no interpreter …

Genesis 41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, It is not in me: God shall give …

Isaiah 41:22,23 Let them bring them forth, and show us what shall happen: let them …

Amos 4:13 For, see, he that forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and …

maketh known. Chal. hath made known. in the.

Daniel 10:14 Now I am come to make you understand what shall befall your people …

Genesis 49:1 And Jacob called to his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, …

Numbers 24:14 And now, behold, I go to my people: come therefore…

Deuteronomy 4:30 When you are in tribulation, and all these things are come on you, …

Deuteronomy 31:19 Now therefore write you this song for you, and teach it the children …

Isaiah 2:2 And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of …

Jeremiah 30:24 The fierce anger of the LORD shall not return, until he has done …

Jeremiah 48:47 Yet will I bring again the captivity of Moab in the latter days, …

Ezekiel 38:8,16 After many days you shall be visited: in the latter years you shall …

Hosea 3:5 Afterward shall the children of Israel return, and seek the LORD …

Micah 4:1,2 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of …

2 Timothy 3:1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.

Hebrews 1:1 God, who at sundry times and in divers manners spoke in time past …

2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, …







Lexicon
But
בְּרַ֡ם (bə·ram)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1297: Highly, surely, however

there is
אִיתַ֞י (’î·ṯay)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 383: Entity, as a, particle of affirmation, there is

a God
אֱלָ֤הּ (’ĕ·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 426: God

in heaven
בִּשְׁמַיָּא֙ (biš·may·yā)
Preposition-b | Noun - mdd
Strong's Hebrew 8065: The sky

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

mysteries,
רָזִ֔ין (rā·zîn)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7328: To attenuate, hide, a mystery

and He has made known
וְהוֹדַ֗ע (wə·hō·w·ḏa‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3046: To know

to King
לְמַלְכָּא֙ (lə·mal·kā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

Nebuchadnezzar
נְבֽוּכַדְנֶצַּ֔ר (nə·ḇū·ḵaḏ·neṣ·ṣar)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5020: Nebuchadnezzar -- a Babylonian king

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

will happen
לֶהֱוֵ֖א (le·hĕ·wê)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1934: To become, come to pass, be

in the latter
בְּאַחֲרִ֣ית (bə·’a·ḥă·rîṯ)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 320: The end

days.
יוֹמַיָּ֑א (yō·w·may·yā)
Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 3118: A day

Your dream
חֶלְמָ֨ךְ (ḥel·māḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2493: A dream

and the visions
וְחֶזְוֵ֥י (wə·ḥez·wê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2376: Vision, appearance

that came into your mind
רֵאשָׁ֛ךְ (rê·šāḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7217: The head, the sum

as you lay on
עַֽל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5922: Above, over, upon, against

your bed
מִשְׁכְּבָ֖ךְ (miš·kə·ḇāḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4903: Couch, bed

were these:
דְּנָ֥ה (də·nāh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1836: This
(28) Visions of thy head.--Called "thoughts," Daniel 2:29, which were the natural means through which the supernatural revelation was communicated. These "came" into his mind without his forcing them upon himself. He was thinking of other things, further conquests, perhaps, and the like, but these thoughts came from a higher source.

Verse 28. - But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and maketh known to the King Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these. All the versions are at one with the Massoretic text to the beginning of the last clause, which begins a new sentence. This last clause is omitted in the Septuagint. The clause is pleonastic; therefore, seeing it is omitted by the Septuagint, we may consider it not genuine, but due to a case of doublet in the Aramaic copies. Some copies have the present clause here, without the opening clause of the next, and others without this, but having the opening clause of ver. 29. Then came a copyist, who, unable to settle which was the better reading, inserted both. There is a God in heaven. No nation in ancient times was so addicted to the study of the stars of heaven and to the future as were the Chaldeans. Here Daniel announces that the God of heaven, Jehovah, the God of oppressed Judah and conquered Jerusalem, was the God who ruled all the stars from which the Chaldeans derived the knowledge of the future they thought they had, and arranged for his own purposes all things that were coming upon the earth, and he could tell what no one on earth could do. And the reason of this he also makes plain - God had expressly sent the dream to Nebuchadnezzar in order that he might know what was to "be in the latter days." He, Nebuchadnezzar, was the first of the great imperial powers who ruled after Israel ceased to be so much a nation as a faith. After the Babylonian Captivity Judaism became a Church over against a heathen state. Hence to him with whom this new state of things began was this message given. It has exercised many why this revelation of the future was made to this heathen monarch. Yet we must remember that, though made directly to him, through his obstinacy, it arrived at the Prophet Daniel, for whom it was meant. Yet again, no one can read the inscriptions of Nebuchadnezzar and fail to observe how deep and unfeigned was his piety according to his light. He worshipped Merodach, and if, in his ascriptions of praise, we were to place "Jehovah" instead of "Merodach," these prayers and thanksgivings would appear almost as if borrowed from the Hebrew Psalter. God, who readeth the hearts of men, might well have seen such a heart in this conqueror that he might be honoured with a revelation. The phrase, "latter days," had a special reference in Jewish prophetic language to the times of the Messiah (Isaiah 2:2); hence we may assume that this vision would stretch in its revelations on to the times of the kingdom which the Lord would set up. It is unscientific to press this as meaning the absolute last time, as does Hitzig. It is not the future generally, as Havernick. We must be led by the usage of prophetic literature. Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed are these. This clause, as we have indicated, is probably one of two parallel readings. There is probably no distinction intended between "dream" and "visions of the head upon the bed." This is really to be regarded as a case of parallelism, in which one portion of the verse was balanced by the other. What shade of difference there is, is between the dream as a totality and the portions of it as seen. 2:24-30 Daniel takes away the king's opinion of his magicians and soothsayers. The insufficiency of creatures should drive us to the all-sufficiency of the Creator. There is One who can do that for us, and make known that to us, which none on earth can, particularly the work of redemption, and the secret designs of God's love to us therein. Daniel confirmed the king in his opinion, that the dream was of great consequence, relating to the affairs and changes of this lower world. Let those whom God has highly favoured and honoured, lay aside all opinion of their own wisdom and worthiness, that the Lord alone may be praised for the good they have and do.
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