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So I issued an order[a] for all the wise men of Babylon to be brought[b] before me so that they could make known to me the interpretation of the dream. When the magicians, astrologers, wise men, and diviners entered, I recounted the dream for them. But they were unable to make known its interpretation to me. Later Daniel entered (whose name is Belteshazzar after the name of my god,[c] and in whom there is a spirit of the holy gods). I recounted the dream for him as well,

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  1. Daniel 4:6 tn Aram “from me there was placed a decree.”
  2. Daniel 4:6 tn The Aramaic infinitive here is active.
  3. Daniel 4:8 sn This explanation of the meaning of the name Belteshazzar may be more of a paronomasia than a strict etymology. See the note at 1:7. The king's god was Marduk, who was called Bel (“Lord”).

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