11 Pharaoh then summoned wise men and sorcerers,(A) and the Egyptian magicians(B) also did the same things by their secret arts:(C)

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22 But the Egyptian magicians(A) did the same things by their secret arts,(B) and Pharaoh’s heart(C) became hard; he would not listen to Moses and Aaron, just as the Lord had said.

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20 In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians(A) and enchanters in his whole kingdom.(B)

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So the king summoned the magicians,(A) enchanters, sorcerers(B) and astrologers[a](C) to tell him what he had dreamed.(D) When they came in and stood before the king,

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  1. Daniel 2:2 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 4, 5 and 10
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27 Daniel replied, “No wise man, enchanter, magician or diviner can explain to the king the mystery he has asked about,(A)

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When the magicians,(A) enchanters, astrologers[a] and diviners(B) came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me.(C)

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  1. Daniel 4:7 Or Chaldeans
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The king summoned the enchanters,(A) astrologers[a](B) and diviners.(C) Then he said to these wise(D) men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this writing and tells me what it means will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around his neck,(E) and he will be made the third(F) highest ruler in the kingdom.”(G)

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  1. Daniel 5:7 Or Chaldeans; also in verse 11
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