14 even if these three men—Noah,(A) Daniel[a](B) and Job(C)—were in it, they could save only themselves by their righteousness,(D) declares the Sovereign Lord.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 14:14 Or Danel, a man of renown in ancient literature; also in verse 20

20 In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians(A) and enchanters in his whole kingdom.(B)

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20 and said:

“Praise be to the name of God for ever and ever;(A)
    wisdom and power(B) are his.
21 He changes times and seasons;(C)
    he deposes(D) kings and raises up others.(E)
He gives wisdom(F) to the wise
    and knowledge to the discerning.(G)
22 He reveals deep and hidden things;(H)
    he knows what lies in darkness,(I)
    and light(J) dwells with him.
23 I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors:(K)
    You have given me wisdom(L) and power,
you have made known to me what we asked of you,
    you have made known to us the dream of the king.(M)

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28 but there is a God in heaven who reveals mysteries.(A) He has shown King Nebuchadnezzar what will happen in days to come.(B) Your dream and the visions that passed through your mind(C) as you were lying in bed(D) are these:(E)

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11 There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods(A) in him. In the time of your father he was found to have insight and intelligence and wisdom(B) like that of the gods.(C) Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers and diviners.(D) 12 He did this because Daniel, whom the king called Belteshazzar,(E) was found to have a keen mind and knowledge and understanding, and also the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles(F) and solve difficult problems.(G) Call for Daniel, and he will tell you what the writing means.(H)

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