1 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had a series of dreams; he was perturbed by this and sleep deserted him.
Dan 4:5 Dan 6:18 Esth 6:1 Dan 2:3 Gen 40:5-8 Job 33:15-17 2Chr 36:5-7
2 The king then had magicians and soothsayers, sorcerers and Chaldaeans summoned to tell him what his dreams meant. They arrived and stood in the king's presence.
Dan 1:20 Dan 4:6 Exod 7:11 Gen 41:8 Dan 2:10 Dan 5:7 Isa 47:12-13
3 The king said to them, 'I have had a dream, and my mind is troubled by a wish to understand it.'
Gen 40:8 Dan 2:1 Gen 41:15 Dan 4:5
4 The Chaldaeans answered the king: 'May your majesty live for ever! Tell your servants the dream, and we shall reveal its meaning for you.'
Dan 3:9 Dan 5:10 Ezra 4:7 1Kgs 1:31 Dan 6:6 Dan 6:21 Isa 36:11
5 The king answered the Chaldaeans, 'This is my firm resolve: if you cannot tell me what I dreamt and what it means, I shall have you torn limb from limb and your houses turned into dunghills.
Dan 3:29 Ezra 6:11 2Kgs 10:27 1Sam 15:33 Dan 2:12 Deut 13:16 Josh 6:26
6 If, on the other hand, you can tell me what I dreamt and what it means, I shall give you presents, rewards and high honour. So tell me what I dreamt and what it means.'
Dan 5:7 Dan 2:48 Dan 5:29 Dan 5:16-17 Num 22:7 Num 22:17 Num 22:37
7 A second time they said, 'Let the king tell his dream to his servants, and we shall reveal its meaning.'
Dan 2:4 Dan 2:9 Eccl 10:4
8 But the king retorted, 'It is plain to me that you are trying to gain time, knowing my proclaimed resolve.
Col 4:5 Eph 5:16
9 If you do not interpret my dream for me, there will be but one sentence passed on you all; you have agreed among yourselves to make me misleading and tortuous speeches while the time goes by. So tell me what my dream was, and then I shall know whether you can interpret it.'
Esth 4:11 Dan 2:21 Dan 7:25 Isa 41:23 Dan 3:15 Dan 5:28 1Kgs 22:6
10 The Chaldaeans answered the king, 'Nobody in the world could explain the king's problem; what is more, no other king, governor or chief would think of putting such a question to any magician, soothsayer or Chaldaean.
11 The question the king asks is difficult, and no one can find the king an answer to it, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with mortals.'
Dan 5:11 Exod 29:45 Gen 41:39 Isa 57:15 John 1:1-3 John 1:14 John 14:17
12 At this the king flew into a rage and ordered all the Babylonian sages to be put to death.
Dan 3:13 Dan 3:19 Ps 76:10 Dan 2:5 Job 5:2 Matt 2:16 Matt 5:22
13 On publication of the decree to have the sages killed, search was made for Daniel and his companions to have them put to death.
Dan 1:19-20 Dan 6:9-15 Esth 3:12-15 Isa 10:1 Ps 94:20 Prov 28:15-17
14 Then, with shrewd and cautious words, Daniel approached Arioch, the king's chief executioner, when he was on his way to kill the Babylonian sages.
Gen 37:36 2Sam 20:16-22 Dan 2:24 Eccl 9:13-18 Jer 39:9 Jer 52:12 Jer 52:14
15 To this royal official Arioch he said, 'Why has the king issued such a harsh decree?' Arioch explained matters to Daniel,
16 and Daniel went off to ask the king for a stay of execution to give him the opportunity of revealing his interpretation to the king.
Dan 1:18-19 Dan 2:9-11
17 Daniel then went home and told his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah what had happened,
Dan 1:6-7 Dan 1:11 Dan 3:12
18 urging them to beg the God of heaven to show his mercy and explain the mysterious secret, so that Daniel and his friends might be spared the fate of the other Babylonian sages.
Jer 33:3 Isa 37:4 Matt 18:19 Ps 50:15 Ps 91:15 1Sam 17:37 2Tim 4:17-18
19 The mystery was then revealed to Daniel in a night-vision, and Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
Job 33:15-16 Num 12:6 Amos 3:7 Dan 7:7 1Cor 2:9-10 2Kgs 6:8-12 Dan 1:17
20 This is what Daniel said: May the name of God be blessed for ever and ever, since wisdom and power are his alone.
Ps 113:2 Ps 115:18 Ps 145:1-2 1Chr 29:10-12 Dan 2:21-23 Jer 32:19 Job 12:13
21 It is he who controls the procession of times and seasons, who makes and unmakes kings, who confers wisdom on the wise, and knowledge on those with discernment,
Dan 7:25 Dan 4:17 Ps 75:5-7 Jas 1:5 Acts 13:21-22 Dan 2:9 Job 12:18
22 who uncovers depths and mysteries, who knows what lies in darkness; and light dwells with him.
Job 12:22 Heb 4:13 Jer 23:24 Jas 1:17 Ps 25:14 1John 1:5 1Tim 6:16
23 To you, God of my fathers, I give thanks and praise for having given me wisdom and strength: to me you have explained what we asked you, to us you have explained the king's problem.
Dan 2:18 Exod 3:15 Dan 2:29-30 Amos 3:7 Dan 1:17 Dan 2:20-21 Isa 12:1
24 So Daniel went to see Arioch, whom the king had made responsible for putting the Babylonian sages to death. Going in, he said, 'Do not put the Babylonian sages to death. Take me into the king's presence and I will reveal the meaning to the king.'
Acts 27:24 Dan 2:12-14
25 Arioch lost no time in bringing Daniel to the king. 'Among the exiles from Judah,' he said, 'I have discovered a man who can reveal the meaning to the king.'
Dan 1:6 Dan 6:13 Dan 5:13 1Cor 1:27-28 Eccl 9:10 Neh 7:6 Prov 24:11
26 The king said to Daniel (who had been given the name Belteshazzar), 'Can you tell me what I dreamt and what it means?'
Dan 1:7 Dan 4:8 Dan 5:12 Dan 5:16 1Sam 17:33 Dan 2:3-7 Dan 4:18-19
27 Facing the king, Daniel replied, 'None of the sages, soothsayers, magicians or exorcists has been able to tell the king the truth of the mystery which the king has propounded;
Dan 2:2 Dan 2:10-11 Dan 5:7-8 Isa 19:3 Isa 44:25 Isa 47:12-14 Job 5:12-13
28 but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries and who has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what is to take place in the final days. These, then, are the dream and the visions that passed through your head as you lay in bed:
Dan 10:14 Gen 40:8 Gen 49:1 Amos 4:13 Dan 4:5 Gen 41:16 Hos 3:5
29 'Your Majesty, on your bed your thoughts turned to what would happen in the future, and the Revealer of Mysteries disclosed to you what is to take place.
Dan 2:47 Amos 4:13 Dan 2:22 Dan 2:28 Ezek 38:10
30 This mystery has been revealed to me, not that I am wiser than anyone else, but for this sole purpose: that the king should learn what it means, and that you should understand your inmost thoughts.
Gen 41:16 Acts 3:12 Dan 2:17-18 1Cor 3:21-23 1Cor 15:8-12 2Cor 4:15 Amos 4:13
31 'You have had a vision, Your Majesty; this is what you saw: a statue, a great statue of extreme brightness, stood before you, terrible to see.
Hab 1:7 Dan 7:3-17 Ezek 28:7 Isa 13:11 Isa 25:3-5 Luke 4:5 Matt 4:8
32 The head of this statue was of fine gold, its chest and arms were of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze,
Dan 2:37-39 Dan 4:22 Dan 4:30 Dan 7:4-6 Dan 8:3-8 Dan 11:2-20 Isa 14:4
33 its legs of iron, its feet part iron, part clay.
Dan 2:40-43 Dan 7:7-8 Dan 7:19-26
34 While you were gazing, a stone broke away, untouched by any hand, and struck the statue, struck its feet of iron and clay and shattered them.
Dan 2:44-45 Dan 8:25 Isa 60:12 Zech 4:6 Zech 12:3 2Cor 5:1 1Pet 2:7
35 Then, iron and clay, bronze, silver and gold, all broke into pieces as fine as chaff on the threshing-floor in summer. The wind blew them away, leaving not a trace behind. And the stone that had struck the statue grew into a great mountain, filling the whole world.
Isa 2:2-3 Ps 37:10 Hos 13:3 Isa 11:9 Isa 41:15-16 Ps 37:36 Rev 20:11
36 This was the dream; we shall now explain to the king what it means.
37 'You, Your Majesty, king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given sovereignty, power, strength and honour-
Ezek 26:7 Dan 5:18 Ezra 1:2 Ezra 7:12 Isa 47:5 Jer 27:6-7 Ps 62:11
38 human beings, wild animals, birds of the air, wherever they live, he has entrusted to your rule, making you king of them all -- you are the golden head.
Dan 4:21-22 Ps 50:10-11 Jer 27:5-7
39 And, after you, another kingdom will rise, not as great as yours, and then a third, of bronze, which will rule the whole world.
Dan 2:32 Dan 5:28-31 Isa 44:28-5 Dan 8:3-14 Dan 8:20 Dan 10:20 Dan 7:5-7
40 There will be a fourth kingdom, hard as iron, as iron that pulverises and crushes all. Like iron that breaks everything to pieces, it will crush and break all the earlier kingdoms.
Dan 7:7 Dan 7:19-26 Dan 11:36-45 Amos 1:3 Dan 2:33 Dan 8:24 Dan 9:26
41 The feet you saw, part earthenware, part iron, are a kingdom which will be split in two, but which will retain something of the strength of iron, just as you saw the iron and the clay of the earthenware mixed together.
Rev 17:12 Dan 2:33-35 Dan 7:7 Dan 7:24 Rev 12:3 Rev 13:1
42 The feet were part iron, part potter's clay: the kingdom will be partly strong and partly brittle.
Dan 7:24 Rev 13:1
43 And just as you saw the iron and the clay of the earthenware mixed together, so the two will be mixed together in human seed; but they will not hold together any more than iron will blend with clay.
44 In the days of those kings, the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which will never be destroyed, and this kingdom will not pass into the hands of another race: it will shatter and absorb all the previous kingdoms and itself last for ever-
Dan 6:26 Ps 145:13 Dan 4:34 Dan 7:13-14 Mic 4:7 Isa 9:6-7 Isa 60:12
45 just as you saw a stone, untouched by hand, break away from the mountain and reduce iron, bronze, earthenware, silver and gold to powder. The Great God has shown the king what is to take place. The dream is true, the interpretation exact.'
Isa 28:16 Gen 41:32 2Sam 7:22 Deut 10:17 Gen 41:28 Jer 32:18-19 Mal 1:11
46 At this, King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel; he gave orders for Daniel to be offered an oblation and a fragrant sacrifice.
Acts 10:25 Acts 14:13 Ezra 6:10 Lev 26:31 Rev 19:10 Rev 22:8 Acts 28:6
47 The king said to Daniel, 'Your god is indeed the God of gods, the Master of kings, and the Revealer of Mysteries, since you have been able to reveal this mystery.'
Dan 2:22 Dan 2:28 Amos 3:7 Dan 11:36 Deut 10:17 1Tim 6:15 Gen 41:39
48 The king then conferred high rank on Daniel and gave him many handsome presents. He also made him governor of the whole province of Babylon and head of all the sages of Babylon.
Dan 2:6 Dan 4:9 Dan 5:11 Dan 5:16 Dan 5:29 Gen 41:39-43 1Sam 17:25
49 At Daniel's request, the king entrusted the affairs of the province of Babylon to Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-Nego; Daniel himself remained in attendance on the king.
Esth 2:19 Amos 5:15 Dan 1:7 Esth 2:21 Dan 1:17 Dan 2:17 Dan 3:12-30