Daniel 2
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated Par ▾ 
1In year two of the kingdom of Nebukadnetsar, Nebukadnetsar dreamed a dream, and his spirit was disturbed and his sleep was upon him 2And the King said to call the Sorcerers and the Enchanters and the Magi and the Chaldeans to show to the King his dream, and they came and they stood before the King 3And the King said to them: I have seen a dream, and my spirit is disturbed to know the dream

4And the Chaldeans spoke before the King in Aramaic, and they were saying: “King, live to eternity! Tell the dream to your Servants, and we shall show its interpretation!” 5The King answered and said to the Chaldeans: “The matter of which I spoke is firm, that unless you shall show me the dream and its interpretation, you shall be cut up limb by limb, and your houses shall be plundered! 6But if you shall show me the dream and its interpretation, gifts and wealth and great honor you shall receive from me, only show me the dream and its interpretation!” 7They answered again, and they were saying to him: “Let the King tell his Servants the dream, and we shall show its interpretation!” 8The King answered and said: “Truly I know that it is time you seek, because you see that my word is firm 9Because if you shall not show me the dream, your judgment is one. You have contemplated to speak a lying and worthless word before me until time will pass, but tell me the dream that I may know that you will also show me the interpretation” 10The Chaldeans answered and they were saying before the King: “There is not a man on Earth who is able to show the King’s matter, neither has a High King or Ruler ever asked a matter like this of any Sorcerer, Enchanter or Chaldean 11And the matter that the King asks is deep, and there is not a man to show it before the King, but only the gods, whose dwelling is not with children of flesh!”

12Then the King was greatly enraged, and in a great rage he said to destroy all the wise men of Babel 13And the command went out and the wise men were to be killed, and they were seeking to kill Daniel and his companions

14Then Daniel contemplated and he took counsel and said to Ariuk, the High Guard of the King, he who went out to kill the Wise Men of Babel: 15“Why is this commandment from before the King so urgent?” And Ariuk revealed the matter to Daniel 16And Daniel begged of the King that he would give him time, and he would show the interpretation to the King

17Then Daniel went to his house, and he revealed this matter to KhananYah and to MishEil and to Azarayah, his companions 18That they would seek mercy from before The God of Heaven concerning this mystery, that Daniel and his companions would not be destroyed with the rest of the Wise Men of Babel

19Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night, and Daniel blessed The God of Heaven

20Daniel answered and said: “The name of LORD JEHOVAH shall be blessed from eternity and unto eternity, because wisdom and heroic power is his

21And he changes times and the seasons. He removes Kings and raises up Kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those knowing understanding

22And he reveals profound and hidden things, and knows whatever is in the darkness, and light is with him

23To you, God of my fathers, I give thanks and I give praise, because wisdom and heroic power you have given to me, and now you have shown me what we seek from you, and you have shown me the matter of the King!”

24And in that moment Daniel went into Ariuk whom the King had commanded to kill the Wise Men of Babel, and he went on, and thus he said to him: “Do not destroy the Wise Men of Babel, but bring me before the King, and I shall tell the interpretation to The King!”

25Then 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!” 26The King answered and said: “Daniel, whose name is Beltshatsar, can you tell me the dream that I have seen and its interpretation?” 27Daniel answered and said before the King: “The mystery that the King asked, neither wise men, nor Magi, neither Sorcerers, nor Enchanters can show the King 28But there is The God of Heaven who reveals secrets to make known to King Nebukadnetsar when your dream will be in the last days, and the vision of your head that entered your sleep is this: 29You, oh King, your thoughts went up upon your heart unto whatever will be at the end, and he has revealed mysteries; he has made known to you whatever will be 30And it was not because I have more wisdom in me than all living that this mystery was revealed to me, but so the interpretation would be known to the King, and you will know the thing that was considered in your heart

31You, oh King, you were seeing, and behold, one image that was very great, its brightness was extreme and it stood before you. Its appearance was awesome! 32Its head was of gold fine, its chest and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of brass 33Its legs of iron, its feet part of them of iron and part of them earthen 34And you saw that a stone was cut out that was not by hands, and it struck upon the image on its feet of iron and earthenware, and it ground them to powder exceedingly 35And the iron and brass and earthenware and silver and gold were ground to powder together, and they were as the chaff that is from the summer granary, and a mighty wind took them and a place was not found for them, and the stone that struck the image became a great mountain, and it filled all the Earth by itself

36This is the dream, and its interpretation I shall speak before the King 37You, oh King, are a King of Kings; God The Most High has given to you a mighty kingdom and honor 38And every place in which the children of man dwell, and birds of the sky and the animals of the wilderness, he has given into your hands, and he has authorized you over all of them. You are the head of gold

39And after you another kingdom shall be established which is lesser than you, and another third kingdom, which is the brass. It shall rule in all the Earth

40And a fourth kingdom will be mighty as iron, and like iron that hammers and pounds everything, so also it shall break up and tread on everything 41And because you saw the feet and the toes, that part of them was of earthenware of a potter, and part of them of iron, the kingdom will be divided, and there shall be in the base of iron just as you have seen, iron that was mixed with earthenware of clay 42And the toes of the feet that you saw, part of which were of iron and part of them earthenware: part of the kingdom will be strong and part of it will be broken 43And because you saw iron that was mixed with earth of clay, in this way they will be mixed with the seed of man, and they shall not be joined to one another, as iron does not mix with clay

44And in the days of those Kings, The God of Heaven shall raise up the Kingdom that is for eternity that shall not be destroyed, and the kingdom shall not be left to another people, but it shall pulverize and it will consume all these kingdoms, and it shall be established for eternity 45Just as you saw that a stone was cut out without hands from the mountain, and it pulverized the iron and brass and earthenware and silver and gold, The Great God has made known to you what will be in the last days. The dream is true, and the interpretation, trustworthy”

46Then Nebukadnetsar the King fell on his face. He bowed down to Daniel, and he said to bring to him incense and gifts 47The King answered and said to Daniel: “In truth, your God is the God of gods and The Lord of Kings, and he has revealed secrets, for you were able to reveal this secret 48Then the King exalted Daniel and he gave him many gifts, and he gave him authority over all the land of Babel, and presented him Head over all, Chief over all the Generals of the armies and over all the wise men of Babel 49And Daniel implored the King, and he authorized Shadrak, Mishak and Abednego over the Servants of the province of Babel, and Daniel was at the gate of the King

The Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
Translated by Glenn David Bauscher
Glenn David Bauscher
Lulu Publishing
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