17 Then Daniel went to his house and informed his friends, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah, about the matter,18 so that they might request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
The Secret Is Revealed to Daniel
19 Then the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven;
27 Daniel answered before the king and said, “As for the mystery about which the king has inquired, neither wise men, conjurers, [a]magicians nor diviners are able to declare it to the king.28 However, there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the [b]latter days. This was your dream and the visions [c]in your mind while on your bed.29 As for you, O king, while on your bed your thoughts [d]turned to what would take place [e]in the future; and He who reveals mysteries has made known to you what will take place.30 But as for me, this mystery has not been revealed to me for any wisdom [f]residing in me more than in any other living man, but for the purpose of making the interpretation known to the king, and that you may [g]understand the thoughts of your [h]mind.
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