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And a decree was sent out,[a] ordering that all the wise men of Babylon were to be brought in before me so that they may make known to me the explanation of the dream. Then the magicians,[b] the conjurers,[c] the astrologers[d] and the diviners came in and I told them the dream, but they could not make known to me its explanation.[e] Then at last[f] Daniel came before me whose name was[g] Belteshazzar, according to[h] the name of my god, and in whom was the spirit of the holy gods,[i] and I related the dream to him.[j]

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  1. Daniel 4:6 Literally “put/placed”
  2. Daniel 4:7 Or “soothsayer-priests”
  3. Daniel 4:7 Or “enchanters”
  4. Daniel 4:7 Literally “Chaldeans”
  5. Daniel 4:7 Or “interpretation”
  6. Daniel 4:8 Literally “until another”
  7. Daniel 4:8 Literally “who name his”
  8. Daniel 4:8 Literally “like”
  9. Daniel 4:8 Literally “and who the spirit of gods holy in him”
  10. Daniel 4:8 Literally “and the dream before him I told”

So I commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be brought before me to interpret(A) the dream for me. When the magicians,(B) enchanters, astrologers[a] and diviners(C) came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me.(D) Finally, Daniel came into my presence and I told him the dream. (He is called Belteshazzar,(E) after the name of my god, and the spirit of the holy gods(F) is in him.)

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  1. Daniel 4:7 Or Chaldeans

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