18 so that they might (A)request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his friends would not be (B)killed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

The Secret Is Revealed to Daniel

19 Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night (C)vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven;

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28 However, there is a (A)God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will take place in the [a](B)latter days. This was your dream and the (C)visions [b]in your mind while on your bed.

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  1. Daniel 2:28 Lit end of the days
  2. Daniel 2:28 Lit of your head

37 You, O king, are the (A)king of kings, to whom the God of heaven has given the [a]kingdom, the (B)power, the strength, and the honor;

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  1. Daniel 2:37 Or sovereignty

The Divine Kingdom

44 And in the days of those kings the (A)God of heaven will (B)set up a (C)kingdom which will never be destroyed, and that kingdom will not be [a]left for another people; it will (D)crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, but it will itself endure forever.

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  1. Daniel 2:44 Or passed on to

31 While the word was still in the king’s mouth, a voice [a]came from heaven, saying, ‘King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is declared: [b]sovereignty has been removed from you,

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  1. Daniel 4:31 Lit fell
  2. Daniel 4:31 Or kingdom