14 “Indeed (A)God speaks once,
Or twice, yet no one notices it.
15 “In a (B)dream, a vision of the night,
When sound sleep falls on men,
While they slumber in their beds,
16 Then (C)He opens the ears of men,
And seals their instruction,

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17 As for these four youths, (A)God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of [a]literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of (B)visions and dreams.

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  1. Daniel 1:17 Or writing

The King’s Forgotten Dream

Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar [a](A)had dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his (B)sleep [b]left him.

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  1. Daniel 2:1 Lit dreamed dreams
  2. Daniel 2:1 Lit was gone upon him

26 The king said to Daniel, whose name was (A)Belteshazzar, “Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen and its interpretation?” 27 Daniel answered before the king and said, “As for the mystery about which the king has inquired, neither (B)wise men, conjurers, [a]magicians nor diviners are able to declare it to the king. 28 However, there is a (C)God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the [b](D)latter days. This was your dream and the (E)visions [c]in your mind while on your bed.

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  1. Daniel 2:27 Or soothsayer priests
  2. Daniel 2:28 Lit end of the days
  3. Daniel 2:28 Lit of your head

I saw a (A)dream and it made me fearful; and these fantasies as I lay on my bed and the (B)visions [a]in my mind kept alarming me. So I gave orders to (C)bring into my presence all the wise men of Babylon, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream. Then the [b](D)magicians, the conjurers, the [c]Chaldeans and the diviners came in and I related the dream [d]to them, but they could not make its (E)interpretation known to me. But finally Daniel came in before me, whose name is (F)Belteshazzar according to the name of my god, and in whom is [e](G)a spirit of the holy gods; and I related the dream [f]to him, saying, ‘O Belteshazzar, (H)chief of the magicians, since I know that (I)a spirit of the holy gods is in you and (J)no mystery baffles you, (K)tell me the visions of my dream which I have seen, along with its interpretation.

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  1. Daniel 4:5 Lit of my head
  2. Daniel 4:7 Or soothsayer priests, and so throughout the ch
  3. Daniel 4:7 Or master astrologers
  4. Daniel 4:7 Lit before
  5. Daniel 4:8 Or possibly the Spirit of the holy God, and so throughout the ch
  6. Daniel 4:8 Lit before

The Promise of the Spirit

28 [a](A)It will come about after this
That I will (B)pour out My Spirit on all [b](C)mankind;
And your sons and daughters will prophesy,
Your old men will dream dreams,
Your young men will see visions.

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  1. Joel 2:28 Ch 3:1 in Heb
  2. Joel 2:28 Lit flesh

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