13 So Daniel was brought before the king, and the king said to him, “Are you Daniel, one of the exiles my father the king brought from Judah?(A) 14 I have heard that the spirit of the gods(B) is in you and that you have insight, intelligence and outstanding wisdom.(C) 15 The wise men and enchanters were brought before me to read this writing and tell me what it means, but they could not explain it.(D) 16 Now I have heard that you are able to give interpretations and to solve difficult problems.(E) If you can read this writing and tell me what it means, you will be clothed in purple and have a gold chain placed around your neck,(F) and you will be made the third highest ruler in the kingdom.”(G)

17 Then Daniel answered the king, “You may keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else.(H) Nevertheless, I will read the writing for the king and tell him what it means.

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