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Daniel 2 - AMP

2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, the enchanters or soothsayers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans , to tell the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. 3 And the king said to them, I had a dream and my spirit is troubled to know the dream. 4 Then said the Chaldeans to the king in Aramaic , O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation. 5 The king answered the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me! And the decree goes forth from me and I say it with all emphasis: if you do not make known to me the dream with its interpretation, you shall be cut in pieces and your houses shall be made a dunghill! 6 But if you show the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts and rewards and great honor. So show me the dream and the interpretation of it. 7 They answered again, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation of it. 8 The king answered, I know with certainty that you are trying to gain time, because you see the thing is gone from me and because you see that my word is sure: 9 If you will not make known to me the dream, there is but one sentence for you; for you have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me until the time is changed. Therefore tell me the dream, and I will know that you can tell me the interpretation of it. 10 The Chaldeans answered before the king and said, There is not a man on earth who can show the king this matter, for no king, lord, or ruler has asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or Chaldean. 11 A rare and weighty thing indeed the king requires! None except the gods can reveal it to the king, and their dwelling is not with flesh. 12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious and commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be destroyed. 13 So the decree went forth that the wise men were to be killed, and sought Daniel and his companions to be slain. 14 Then Daniel returned an answer which was full of prudence and wisdom to Arioch the captain or executioner of the king's guard, who had gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon. 15 He said to Arioch, the king's captain, Why is the decree so urgent and hasty from the king? Then Arioch explained the matter to Daniel. 16 And Daniel went in and desired of the king that he would set a date and give him time, and he would show the king the interpretation. 17 Then Daniel went to his house and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 So that they would desire and request mercy of the God of heaven concerning this secret, that Daniel and his companions should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night, and Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel answered, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever! For wisdom and might are His! 21 He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding! 22 He reveals the deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with Him! 23 I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers, Who has given me wisdom and might and has made known to me now what we desired of You, for You have made known to us the solution to the king's problem. 24 Therefore Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon; he went and said thus to him: Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon! Bring me in before the king, and I will show to the king the interpretation. 25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste and said thus to him: I have found a man of the captives of Judah who will make known to the king the interpretation . 26 The king said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen and the interpretation of it? 27 Daniel answered the king, The secret which the king has demanded neither the wise men, enchanters, magicians, nor astrologers can show the king, 28 But there is a God in heaven Who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what it is that shall be in the latter days (at the end of days). Your dream and the visions in your head upon your bed are these: 29 As for you, O king, as you were lying upon your bed thoughts came into your mind about what should come to pass hereafter, and He Who reveals secrets was making known to you what shall come to pass. 30 But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than anyone else living, but in order that the interpretation may be made known to the king and that you may know the thoughts of your heart and mind. 31 You, O king, saw, and behold, a great image. This image which was mighty and of exceedingly great brightness stood before you, and the appearance of it was frightening and terrible. 32 As for this Daniel's interpretation of Nebuchadnezzar's dream outlines the further history of Gentile world power. The four metals of which the image was made represented four successive empires, each with the power to possess the whole inhabited earth--though each stopped short of that. They were: (1) Babylon (Jer. 51:7) (2) Medo-Persia (3) Greece under Alexander (4) Rome. The latter power was divided first into the two legs, corresponding to the eastern and western Roman empires, and then (after a very long time apparently) into the ten toes, a confederacy made up largely of European nations (Dan. 7:24-27).image, its head was of fine gold, its breast and its arms of silver, its belly and its thighs of bronze, 33 Its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay . 34 As you looked, a The eternal kingdom of God, the Messianic kingdom, will extend over ``the whole earth," and all who reject Jesus, the Messiah, the Stone, will be crushed. See also Ps. 118:22-23; Isa. 8:14; Matt. 21:44; Luke 2:34; 20:18; I Pet. 2:3-8.Stone was cut out without human hands, which smote the image on its feet of iron and clay and broke them to pieces. 35 Then the iron, the clay , the bronze, the silver, and the gold were broken and crushed together and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors, and the wind carried them away so that not a trace of them could be found. And the Stone that smote the image became a great mountain or rock and filled the whole earth. 36 This was the dream, and we will tell the interpretation of it to the king. 37 You, O king, are king of the kings to whom the God of heaven has given the kingdom, the power, the might, and the glory. 38 And wherever the children of men dwell, and the beasts of the field, and the birds of the heavens--He has given them into your hand and has made you to rule over them all. You are the head of gold. 39 And after you shall arise another kingdom , inferior to you, and still a third kingdom of bronze which shall bear rule over all the earth. 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron, since iron breaks to pieces and subdues all things; and like iron which crushes, it shall break and crush all these. 41 And as you saw the feet and toes, partly of clay and partly of iron, it shall be a divided kingdom; but there shall be in it some of the firmness and strength of iron, just as you saw the iron mixed with miry clay. 42 And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay , so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly brittle and broken. 43 And as you saw the iron mixed with miry and earthen clay, so they shall mingle themselves in the seed of men ; but they will not hold together , even as iron does not mingle itself with clay. 44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed, nor shall its sovereignty be left to another people; but it shall break and crush and consume all these kingdoms and it shall stand forever. 45 Just as you saw that the Stone was cut out of the mountain without hands and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold, the great God has made known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter. The dream is certain and the interpretation of it is sure. 46 Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face and paid homage to Daniel and ordered that an offering and incense should be offered up to him . 47 The king answered Daniel, Of a truth your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a Revealer of secret mysteries, seeing that you could reveal this secret mystery! 48 Then the king made Daniel great and gave him many great gifts, and he made him to rule over the whole province of Babylon and to be chief governor over all the wise men of Babylon. 49 And Daniel requested of the king and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego over the affairs of the province of Babylon. But Daniel remained in the gate of the king .



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ROBERT TALLENT avatar
real faith always wins
Shared by: ROBERT TALLENT on Aug, 2016
Summary: All the wise men of Babylon had one thing in common, none of them had any real faith in their pagan gods, none, that is, but four Hebrew boys
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-30
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 424
Paul Barreca avatar
Spiritual Confidence in a Chaotic World
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Apr, 2016
Summary: Daniel's response to a kingdom wide crisis teaches Christians how to respond to today's decaying moral culture.
Quesen M Ambyton avatar
TAKE A STAND
Shared by: Quesen M Ambyton on Nov, 2015
Summary: Convictions guide our decisions and determine our character. In order to live a godly life, we must have strong biblical values. With a firm foundation based on God's Word, we're ready to face whatever challenges come our way.
Series: TAKE A STAND
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 2:27-28
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 909
Brandon Park avatar
Living in Babylon
Shared by: Brandon Park on Oct, 2015
Summary: A message from the Book of Daniel about how believers can thrive in a post-Christian American culture.
Billy  Ricks avatar
A Preview of His Kingdom Come
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Jan, 2015
Summary: Daniel gives a certain messages for our uncertain world. The Vision Nebuchadnezzar had was of the future and the downfall of all earthly kingdoms. For those that are part of the kingdom of God this is good news!
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 2:23-49
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 303
Billy  Ricks avatar
Nightmares, numb skulls and Near Misses
Shared by: Billy Ricks on Jan, 2015
Summary: Do you have questions that earthly wisdom cannot answer? Do you have an ominous feeling that something is wrong but you don't know. Find out in Daniel 2 that mans wisdom is never enough to answer the questions of life. God will answer if you will ask.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-23
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 591
Stephen Belokur avatar
Advent 2014 Part 1
Shared by: Stephen Belokur on Dec, 2014
Summary: OT prophecy regarding the Advent. The "Stone not cut by human hands" in the Daniel 2 is the Messiah born of a virgin in the NT. Did Daniel understand that Nebuchadnezzar's dream was a prophecy of the coming Kingdom of God to be initiated by Jesus' birth?
Series: Advent 2014
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-45
Denomination: Nazarene
Views: 1,274
Jason Smith avatar
The Kingdom of Christ
Shared by: Jason Smith on Sep, 2014
Summary: There was a common belief at the time of Jesus that the Messiah's kingdom would be a physical kingdom, and that it would include all of Israel (and no Gentiles). Is this belief true that was believed then and today?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 2:36-45
Views: 388
Ed Sasnett avatar
Wise Up!
Shared by: Ed Sasnett on Aug, 2014
Summary: To have the wisdom to live in a chaotic and confusing world, we must grow in our relationship with Christ.
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-49
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 531
Nelson Emeonu avatar
THE END OF ALL KINGDOMS- PART 1
Shared by: Nelson Emeonu on Jul, 2014
Summary: Jesus Christ is about to come to take over the government of this earth. His kingdom is the last kingdom, established in righteousness and shall never end.
Series: Part 1
Scripture: Daniel 2:31-35
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 319
Nelson Emeonu avatar
THE END OF ALL KINGDOMS- PART 2
Shared by: Nelson Emeonu on Jul, 2014
Summary: It is all about the kingdoms in existence before and during the birth of Jesus Christ on the earth
Series: Part 1
Scripture: Daniel 2:31-35
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 183
Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney avatar
Kingdom Takeover
Shared by: Pastor/Revivalist Terry Sisney on Apr, 2014
Summary: The Kingdom of God is taking over, will you be a part of the takeover?
based on 9 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 2:44
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 7,757
Bishop Lalachan Abraham avatar
God determines the times and seasons
Shared by: Bishop Lalachan Abraham on Oct, 2013
Summary: “It is God who alters the times and seasons, and he removes kings and promotes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. “(Daniel 2:21ISV)
based on 15 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 2:21
Denomination: *other
Views: 35,253
Scott Bayles avatar
The Bible Series: Daniel
Shared by: Scott Bayles on Aug, 2013
Summary: Based on History Channel's epic mini-series, The Bible, this five-part expository sermon series highlights five key events in the story of Scripture from Abraham to Jesus, using video clips from the show.
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-28
Denomination: Christian Church
Views: 549
C. Philip Green avatar
The Future of the World
Shared by: C. Philip Green on Aug, 2013
Summary: When you face an uncertain future, don't rely on human predictions; rely on the Lord.
Series: Daniel
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-47
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 652
bala samson avatar
Don’t blow your cool!
Shared by: bala samson on Apr, 2013
Summary: Whatever you do, don't blow your cool! It’s definitely not going to be easy to stay cool and calm in the midst of the cacophony that surrounds us! Are you listening?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-10
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 501
Sean Harder avatar
Journey from Victim to Victor
Shared by: Sean Harder on Mar, 2013
Summary: The stories of the Bible through the age of the patriarchs like Abraham, the Exodus, the wanderings in the wilderness, the conquest of Canaan, the period of the judges and Kings - eventually led to the destruction of Jerusalem and the captivity of God's p
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-48
Denomination: *other
Views: 1,560
Scott Kircher avatar
Dealing with Crisis to the Glory of God
Shared by: Scott Kircher on Jun, 2012
Summary: How do we deal with situations with Wisdom and for the glory of God?
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-49
Views: 12,687
Steven Simala Grant avatar
Early Signs of the Kingdom
Shared by: Steven Simala Grant on May, 2012
Summary: We are a chosen people, living stones formed around the cornerstone of Christ Himself.
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-49
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 828
allan kircher avatar
Can dreams come true!
Shared by: allan kircher on Feb, 2012
Summary: I mean, when we emulate Daniel and decide to live by our God-given convictions with respect and tact...people are impressed.
Series: Daniel
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-49
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,835
Jon MacKinney avatar
God at Work
Shared by: Jon MacKinney on Feb, 2012
Summary: God is always at work. He is never idle. The question is whether we are going to come alongside HIm and engage in what He is doing, or stand in the way or idly by.,
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-21
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,568
Jon MacKinney avatar
God's Big Plan
Shared by: Jon MacKinney on Feb, 2012
Summary: God has a huge plan for the world, and He makes it very clear. Nebuchadnezzars terrifying dream is interpreted by Daniel for Nebuchadnezzar as well as the rest of us to see. God's gracious revelation is all around us!
Scripture: Daniel 2:24-49
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 942
Martin Holland avatar
Things I am Certain and Sure About
Shared by: Martin Holland on Jan, 2012
Summary: We live in a world with many uncertainties but there are some things I am absolute certain about.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Daniel 2:36-45
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 540
William R. Nabaza avatar
GOD'S WISDOM, KNOWLEDGE AND POWER
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2011
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: If you have all things such as wisdom, knowledge and power, pls. raise your hands! II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: General audience III. OBJECTIVES: To show that GOD Alone has all things in perfection: wisdom, knowledge and power. IV. TEXT
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 2:20-23
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,115
William R. Nabaza avatar
FOOLISHNESS OF OCCULTISM
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Dec, 2011
Summary: I. EXORDIUM: Please raise your hand if you are a part of astrology, fortune telling and spiritist/enchantment. II. AUDIENCE PROFILE: Sitio Visaya and/or Villa Luisa Homes 1 III. OBJECTIVES: To display foolishness of occult. IV. TEXT:
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 2:10-11
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 863
Paul Barreca avatar
God's Plan of the Ages
Shared by: Paul Barreca on Dec, 2011
Summary: The Lord used Daniel to lay out His future plan for governemt, leading to the culminating Kingdom reign of Messiah on earth. By studying Daniel 2 and 7, we can learn God's plan for planet earth.
Thomas Swope avatar
10 King's Toes
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Sep, 2011
Summary: A study of the book of Daniel chapter 2 verses 29 through 45
Series: Future Stuff
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 2:29-45
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 1,030
Thomas Swope avatar
Brilliant Nightmare
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Sep, 2011
Summary: A study of chapter 2 verses 1 through 48
Series: Damiel
Scripture: Daniel 2:1-48
Denomination: Calvary Chapel
Views: 575
JB Hall avatar
A Walk Through History - (Past, Present, Future)
Shared by: JB Hall on Jun, 2011
Summary: This is a sermon that takes us on a walk through history, from the ancient Babylonian Empire to eternity future, as prophesied in scripture.
Scripture: Daniel 2:29-36
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 677
Paul Clemente avatar
Prayer of Praise and Thanks
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Feb, 2011
Summary: The prayer of Daniel in Chapter 2 enhances our worship and helps us with our prayer lives.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Daniel 2:20-23
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,459