20 In every matter of wisdom and understanding that the king consulted them about, he found them ten times[a](A) better than all the magicians and mediums(B) in his entire kingdom.

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When the magicians, mediums, Chaldeans, and diviners came in, I told them the dream, but they could not make its interpretation known to me.(A)

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The king shouted to bring in the mediums, Chaldeans, and diviners. He said to these wise men of Babylon, “Whoever reads this inscription and gives me its interpretation will be clothed in purple, have a gold chain around his neck,(A) and have the third highest position in the kingdom.”

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11 There is a man in your kingdom who has a spirit of the holy gods in him.(A) In the days of your predecessor he was found to have insight, intelligence, and wisdom like the wisdom of the gods. Your predecessor, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, mediums, Chaldeans, and diviners. Your own predecessor, the king,

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