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

King James Bible
And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.

Darby Bible Translation
And in all matters of judicious wisdom, as to which the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the scribes [and] magicians that were in all his realm.

World English Bible
In every matter of wisdom and understanding, concerning which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters who were in all his realm.

Young's Literal Translation
and in any matter of wisdom and understanding that the king hath sought of them, he findeth them ten hands above all the scribes, the enchanters, who are in all his kingdom.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Magicians and astrologers - Probably the same as philosophers and astronomers among us.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

in all.

1 Kings 4:29-34 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore...

1 Kings 10:1-3,23,24 And when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the LORD, she came to prove him with hard questions...

Psalm 119:99 I have more understanding than all my teachers: for your testimonies are my meditation.

wisdom and understanding. Heb. wisdom of understanding. ten.

Genesis 31:7 And your father has deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

Numbers 14:22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness...

Nehemiah 4:12 And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelled by them came, they said to us ten times...

Job 19:3 These ten times have you reproached me: you are not ashamed that you make yourselves strange to me.

the magicians.

Daniel 2:2-11,21-13 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans...

Daniel 4:7,8 Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them...

Daniel 5:7,8,17 The king cried aloud to bring in the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers. And the king spoke...

Genesis 41:8 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt...

Exodus 7:11,12,22 Then Pharaoh also called the wise men and the sorcerers: now the magicians of Egypt...

Exodus 8:7,19 And the magicians did so with their enchantments, and brought up frogs on the land of Egypt...

Isaiah 19:3 And the spirit of Egypt shall fail in the middle thereof; and I will destroy the counsel thereof: and they shall seek to the idols...

Isaiah 47:12-14 Stand now with your enchantments, and with the multitude of your sorceries, wherein you have labored from your youth...

2 Timothy 3:8,9 Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith...

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Youthful Confessors
'But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9. Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. 10. And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink; for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

In the Lions' Den
[This chapter is based on Daniel 6.] When Darius the Median took the throne formerly occupied by the Babylonian rulers, he at once proceeded to reorganize the government. He "set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes; . . . and over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Cross References
Genesis 31:7
yet your father has cheated me by changing my wages ten times. However, God has not allowed him to harm me.

Genesis 41:8
In the morning his mind was troubled, so he sent for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him.

Numbers 14:22
not one of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times--

1 Kings 4:30
Solomon's wisdom was greater than the wisdom of all the people of the East, and greater than all the wisdom of Egypt.

1 Kings 4:31
He was wiser than anyone else, including Ethan the Ezrahite--wiser than Heman, Kalkol and Darda, the sons of Mahol. And his fame spread to all the surrounding nations.

Nehemiah 4:12
Then the Jews who lived near them came and told us ten times over, "Wherever you turn, they will attack us."

Job 19:3
Ten times now you have reproached me; shamelessly you attack me.

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