Daniel 2:36
New International Version
“This was the dream, and now we will interpret it to the king.

New Living Translation
“That was the dream. Now we will tell the king what it means.

English Standard Version
“This was the dream. Now we will tell the king its interpretation.

Berean Study Bible
This was the dream; now we will tell the king its interpretation.

King James Bible
This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.

New King James Version
“This is the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king.

New American Standard Bible
“This was the dream; and now we will tell its interpretation before the king.

NASB 1995
“This was the dream; now we will tell its interpretation before the king.

NASB 1977
“This was the dream; now we shall tell its interpretation before the king.

Amplified Bible
“This was the dream; now we will tell the king its interpretation.

Christian Standard Bible
“This was the dream; now we will tell the king its interpretation.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This was the dream; now we will tell the king its interpretation.

American Standard Version
This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
This is the dream, and its interpretation I shall speak before the King

Brenton Septuagint Translation
This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.

Contemporary English Version
That was the dream, and now I'll tell you what it means.

Douay-Rheims Bible
This is the dream: we will also tell the interpretation thereof before thee, O king.

English Revised Version
This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.

Good News Translation
"This was the dream. Now I will tell Your Majesty what it means.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is the dream. Now we'll tell you its meaning.

International Standard Version
"This was the dream, and we'll now relate its meaning to the king.

JPS Tanakh 1917
This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.

Literal Standard Version
This [is] the dream, and its interpretation we tell before the king.

NET Bible
This was the dream. Now we will set forth before the king its interpretation.

New Heart English Bible
This is the dream; and we will tell its interpretation before the king.

World English Bible
This is the dream; and we will tell its interpretation before the king.

Young's Literal Translation
This is the dream, and its interpretation we do tell before the king.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Daniel Interprets the Dream
35Then the iron, clay, bronze, silver, and gold were shattered and became like chaff on the threshing floor in summer. The wind carried them away, and not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that had struck the statue became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. 36This was the dream; now we will tell the king its interpretation. 37You, O king, are the king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given sovereignty, power, strength, and glory.…

Cross References
Genesis 40:12
Joseph replied, "This is the interpretation: The three branches are three days.

Daniel 2:24
Therefore 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."


Treasury of Scripture

This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king.

Daniel 2:23,24
I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter…









(36) We--i.e., Daniel and his three friends, for to their intercession (Daniel 2:17-18) the revelation was due.

Verse 36. - This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. The various versions agree closely with the Massoretic text. It is scarcely a variation when the Septuagint has ἐπὶ, "to," instead of ἐνώπιον, "before," that is to say, לְ instead of קְדָם (qedam). Jerome must have read קָדָמָך, (qadamak), "before thee," as he renders coram te, rex; but that also is unimportant. Having finished telling Nebuchadnezzar his dream, Daniel now announces his intention of giving the interpretation. Commentators have noticed the fact that Daniel does not say, "I will give," but "we." The opinion of Professor Fuller is that Daniel here includes with himself his three companions; of Keil, Kranichfeld, Zockler, and Behrmann, that he identifies himself with all worshippers of Jehovah; Aben Ezra makes the plurality by making him refer to himself and the Divine wisdom; Jephet-ibn-Ali makes its force lie in contrast; Hitzig makes it really the pluralis excellintiae, and quotes in defence Genesis 1:26 and Genesis 11:7, where it is God himself that speaks. Had Daniel introduced the phrase, "thus saith the Lord," this opinion might have been defended. It may be that Daniel fell back on the methods and ordinary mode of address for an astrologer before the King of Babylon (see ver 7). He does not wait for the king to acknowledge that this is the dream he had. Daniel at once pro-coeds with the interpretation.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
This
דְּנָ֣ה (də·nāh)
Pronoun - masculine singular
Strong's 1836: This

was the dream;
חֶלְמָ֔א (ḥel·mā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 2493: A dream

now we will tell
נֵאמַ֥ר (nê·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 560: To say, tell, command

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

its interpretation.
וּפִשְׁרֵ֖הּ (ū·p̄iš·rêh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6591: An interpretation


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