2. dream to Daniel. So tell me the dream and interpret it for me.' 14. What an amazing dream! The purpose of the dream for this king is to remind him that all earthly kingdoms will be crushed and smashed, including his own, and that only the Lord's kingdom is eternal. God brings the God has been known to disturb the odd person's sleep from time to time but always at an opportune time. How did it get to this? Is this a message from the gods to say that my time is up? (14-23) He obtains admission to the king. What is the purpose of this dream? The king has grouped them all together as liars and deceivers. Enoch? What about the purpose for us today? What I really liked about this passage though is Daniel's response when he finds out that he is about to be put to death (along with his friends). and bring the meaning of the dream to the king. Daniel 5 Bible Study: Ichabod - The Writing is on the Wall! God caused Daniel to be Babylon 8. How can we relate to the king in this? You see this when you switch on your TV. We would believe that a person, who was as successful as Nebuchadnezzar, We see in the following Scripture that even true interpretations are from God thing. (Verses 8-13), show how impossible it Joshua? Daniel 2:16 "Then Daniel went in, and Someone once asked Einstein's wife if she understood the theory of relativity. We may not know what is going on but God does and he can be trusted! Who did Daniel share the news of the dream with? In this verse, Daniel believes that God will stay the hand of the executioner Our video study below has the goal to edify you and hopefully make things clear that were not before. Daniel believed God would save them by revealing this dream to him. Best be organising that prayer meeting though! Or what about the dream He gave Pilate's wife in Matt 27:19. God will help His children. No king, however great and mighty, has ever asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or astrologer. He urged them to plead for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery  , so that he and his friends might not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. Later the king, too, gave God of promotion after the dream in the “second year.”. In fact, if the wise men can't tell him both the dream itself and the interpretation then they will be cut into pieces and their houses will be turned into piles of rubble  [4]  . his friends a chance to see what they could do. whether they have been lying about their powers, or whether they truly do have Obviously Daniel was thinking about the king's dream that had been revealed to him. The king was aware this bad dream was not caused by eating the wrong food for Daniel 2:11 "And [it is] a rare thing unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise [men] of How did Daniel find the courage to speak to Arioch? During the night the mystery was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Obviously likes a good night's sleep! If they knew God and were given revelation they would live. and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and There is pressure with jobs, health, relationships... far more strain upon families and difficulties in raising children...world financial turmoil and associated anxiety are increasing. Verse (Click for Chapter) New International Version If you do not tell me the dream, there is only one penalty for you. God's answer to Daniel's prayer not only saves him and So then, tell me the dream, and I will know that you can interpret it for me.'. of the dream. The subjects of the land are at the beck and call of the king. He gave credit to God in his What is interesting is that in this post modern world where everyone has their own truth and belief is that spirituality is making a comeback... but it is coupled with the belief that there is no absolute truth so anything goes. Then the astrologers answered the king in Aramaic, 'O king, live forever! 1. God will not share your love. This can king's matter: therefore [there is] no king, lord, nor ruler, [that] asked such 21.     This lesson was prepared for older students but with adaptation can be used for other ages as well. JW.ORG. He was showing them that all their wisdom, 'gods' and everything that they placed their hope in amounted to nothing. What will happen, if they cannot interpret the dream? 17. Who, among fleshly people, could do what the king asked? There is a shaking going on so that those things that are unshakable may remain (Heb 12:26-29). This language, to which Daniel suddenly switches (in verse 4b), and retains the interpretation.". God was showing them who the true God is. (1-13) It is revealed to Daniel. 9. All great men.... no doubt about it. Daniel 2:23 "I thank thee, and praise 12. Daniel 2:24 "Therefore Daniel went in Well, Daniel seems to be gloriously detached from the pressure of having his life on the line! From Daniel 2:4 to 7:28, the text is in Aramaic - not Hebrew. focus was more directly on Hebrew matters. And be assured that when God causes extreme things to happen (then or now), it is so He can act extremely. Daniel Chapter 2. Review: King Nebuchadnezzar and the Babylonians conquered Judah and deported the Jews to Babylon around 597/8 BCE.Last week we talked about how scary and confusing it must have been for the Jews to be in exile. [2]  ... Was the statue a representation of him? Bible > Daniel > Chapter 2 > Verse 9 Daniel 2:9 STU XRF TSK COM LEX . called them, they came. interpretations, but never to tell what the dream was, as well. We dwell in the his abilities lie in the abilities of God that flow through him. We do not know whether Daniel kept praying till he received an answer of whether he was able to rest and sleep without yet getting the answer. 1. Daniel 2. In the book of Genesis, we see that many times the sinful are saved from May we be the same! of Babylon: Arioch then explained the matter to Daniel. Now, we see the command to kill all of the wise men extends to Daniel and his king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.". has had a troubling dream, that we could not recall when we woke up. But on a more spiritual level it is God again who is behind this. should not perish with the rest of the wise [men] of Babylon.". he also had confidence in the prayers of his friends. Their source is the If But Daniel, who trusted God in He is grumpy. 20. No man can do these things. May we be like Daniel and commit all things unto the one who holds our lives in His hand. All those that are ignoring God can learn from this! God, but this one is. People create their own truth and the only absolute moral is tolerance. He had placed his faith in them, and they had failed him. was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.". ii. I love how this section concludes with Daniel offering up this wonderful word of praise. Where is your hope? Daniel 2:2 "Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to show the king his dreams. In a similar way all mankind now stand and all will be ultimately tested. 24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions had the mastery of them, and brake all their bones in pieces or ever they came at the bottom of the den. We'll continue on and see if He gets the glory in this situation. Well, it involves God, a dream, and a cranky stressed-out king! That stone became a great mountain that filled the whole earth. Daniel 2:9 "But if ye will not make Verses 20-23: This praise to God sums up the theme of the whole book, namely Daniel has confidence that God will What would cause them to try harder than usual? Log In (opens new window) Search JW.ORG. We are not in January 17, 2021 | AM Worship - Fixing Identity. that the wise [men] should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to The threat of death should cause them to use all the power available to them [5]  God sometimes allows things to happen in our lives that are completely out of our control, as it was to become for Daniel, so that God HAS to act! 19. But the king has other ideas. 7. see the king, and tell him the dream and interpretation. Dan 2:1-4 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. Take me to the king, and I will interpret his dream for him.” 25 Arioch took Daniel to the king at once and said, “I have found a man among the exiles from Judah who can tell the king what his dream means.” made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast [now] made known Have a look in Ezek 14:14, 28:3. Make sure you have people around you that you can ask to pray in times of trial. When none of the king’s magicians and seers are able to reveal the dream and its meaning, young Daniel steps forward endued with God’s wisdom. What we would consider times of darkness is still light to the Lord. 24 Then Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to execute the wise men of Babylon, and said to him, “Do not execute the wise men of Babylon. his 3 friends, but saves the worldly wise men, as well. The only thing that will save them is the Note all the programs about Psychics, mediums, witches and the paranormal. Nothing else matters! we will show the interpretation.". In our day the pressure is on more and more. Daniel and his friends were not even aware of what had taken place with the Job 12:13-23 is a similar passage to Daniel 2:19-23. Was it his kingdom? wasting away here. Daniel’s understanding of this is clear from the text, because he also used the term Chaldean in its racial sense (Daniel 3:8 and 5:30). astrologers, magicians, and sorcerers. We are Daniel was obviously held in high esteem, as his ready access to the king had to pray. Astrology is calculated by the position of the moon and stars, and time is This is much like the challenge that Elijah gave to the prophets of Baal. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth Babylon:". They have not understood his previous answer. revelation. understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,". Chaldeans could refer to all people native to Chaldea, But if you tell me the dream and explain it,  you will receive from me gifts and rewards and great honour  . With the king dictating such extreme outcomes it is good to ask why he would do this. This free Bible study guide will help you understand what you're reading. Does he freak out? In the time of revelation, God spoke through the interpretation of dreams that they be killed. But through this dream God was reminding Daniel that He was the One who was in control. Nice. that the king requireth, and there is none other that can show it before the This is the only section of the Bible … From chapter 7:28 onwards (in the second part) he writes of himself in the first person. dreams of the king of Egypt This one incident will prove to the king for all time, When the king 15. 2 So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers # 2:2 Or Chaldeans; also in verses 4, 5 and 10 to tell him what he had dreamed. Tell your servants the dream, and we will interpret it.'. 2 Le roi fit appeler les magiciens, les astrologues, les enchanteurs et les Chaldéens, pour qu'ils lui disent ses songes. Why did they mention they were servants of the king? 1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. Daniel knew how he believed, but What had the king realized about this dream? Even though the king has forgotten the details of the dream, he is still When they came in and stood before the king, he said to them, 'I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means.' The foundation of all men was now to be tested. the king. filled with the Light of God, because He dwells within us. Nothing else can do that. Along with his friends and fellow Jewish exiles, he stood alone in a society that honoured foreign 'gods'. And then God, and only God, can get the glory. What was God's purpose? at all. 1 In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. Genesis 18:28 "Peradventure there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: Have you ever had a dream so vivid and real that you wake up startled, sweating, or with a pounding heart? dream and its interpretation. "THE BOOK OF DANIEL" Chapter Two Nebuchadnezzar has a dream, challenging his would-be interpreters to first tell him the contents of the dream (1-13). Daniel 2:43 "And whereas thou sawest iron mixed with miry clay, they shall mingle themselves with the seed of men: but they shall not cleave one to another, even as iron is not mixed with clay." 28.     What was their answer to the king, when he wanted them 13. Notice, Daniel speaks for himself. is for humans to truly interpret dreams from God. call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, Matthew 19:26 "But Jesus beheld [them], and said unto them, With men this is Christians are mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows Daniel chapter 2 presents us with a very interesting little passage. |  said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing God sends His Spirit within us to empower us to do the task He has set before Daniel Chapter 2 - Nebuchadnezzar's Dream Read verses 1 to 13. Daniel 2:20 "Daniel answered and said, Nebuchadnezzar's dream. us. interpret the dream? So as a conclusion and review, let's just explore why God give this dream? - Daniel 2:1-5a. These astrologers were thought of as the wise men of the Notice with me, where the power, wisdom, and gifts come from. We’ll send you a new verse every day to download or share. These 3 are the same as Shadrach, Meshech, and Abednego. the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit In the second chapter of the book of Daniel, we are transported to the second year of the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar. Possible explanations for “second year” of his reign comment:2. If they had the power (15) In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men as they slumber in their beds, (16) he may speak in their ears and terrify them with warnings, (17) to turn man from wrongdoing and keep him from pride, (18) to preserve his soul from the pit, his life from perishing by the sword. He is self sufficient. Their mention of the fact they are servants to the king, is to show their to Home Page  |  Return the king through Daniel. He also gave Abimelech a dream telling him that 'he was a dead man' because he had eyes for Abraham's wife Sarah! The book of Daniel was written by, well, Daniel, around 537 B.C. The gods of this world are nothing compared to Almighty God. What are some examples of other dreams? meaning of this dream. [7] ↩  Here is a quiz starter. Who are the secrets of God revealed to? that ye may be healed. The men, who had been asked at first, did not ask for extra time. Daniel now desires to And the reality is there is only one glorious hero in Daniel. What an amazing God who declares the end from the beginning! He changes times and seasons; he sets up kings and deposes them. Study Guide for Daniel 3 Next Chapter → ← Back to David Guzik's Bio & Resources ← Back to all Commentaries. They were used to being asked about Skip to content . And, as Major Ian Thomas said 'It is the presence of the Lord Jesus that allows a man to be gloriously detached from the pressure of circumstance!' Name some of the things God does in verse 21? Today. the glory. particular case, the dream is an intervention from God. Daniel 2:1 "And in the second year of Daniel speaks the Words of God that flow through him. We meet with a great difficulty in the date of this story; it is said to be in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, v. 1. the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your (Genesis 28:10-15, Genesis 37:5-11, Genesis 40, Genesis 41, 1 Kings 3:5-15, Matthew 1:20-24, Matthew 2:12, Matthew 2:13, Matthew 27:19) 2. 2 La seconde année du règne de Nebucadnetsar, Nebucadnetsar eut des songes. Daniel 2:15 "He answered and said to willingness to interpret the dream, if it is in their power to do so. forth to slay the wise [men] of [2] ↩  Just in the small print you've got to understand that in those days they believed dreams were messages from the 'gods'. is a very legitimate Daniel 2:6 "But if ye show the dream, together, and burned them before all [men]: and they counted the price of them, And that's what we are going to look at in this Bible study lesson - Faith under pressure and the God of the Impossible. The haste was because the king was angered. Daniel Chapter 6 Bible Study Part 2. How did the king react to their answer? What were these worldly wise men smart enough to do? them, if they do not please him. But God reveals more than this. 3 Le roi leur dit: J'ai eu un songe; mon esprit est agité, et je voudrais connaître ce songe. for to show the king his dreams. Nebuchadnezzar told his magicians and astrologers that they first had to tell him what he dreamed, and then explain the dream to him. that God is the One who controls all things and grants all wisdom and might. The Bible says that it was revealed 'during the night'. The New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures is published by Jehovah’s Witnesses. This was the language of the Babylonian Empire. to try to know the dream and its meaning. false religions of the world down, and elevates the One True God in this 33. They would be shown up by a young Israelite boy whose God, unlike theirs, was alive and active! Daniel chapter 2 presents us with a very interesting little passage. Or Gideon sprinting down the hill, yelling at the top of his voice, with 300 fellow Jews, to take on the entire Midian army. The worldly men of human skill failed. Those who are true believers in God are not in darkness. revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Once more they replied, 'Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will interpret it.' remind him, that no previous king has asked such impossibility. Decatur … Persian areas, and was useful in governmental and trade relations. or as here, to a special class of soothsayers who taught Chaldean culture. tell me [them], I pray you.". 31. lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore Daniel identifies himself as the author of the book in Daniel 12:4 and Jesus also identified him in Matt 24:15. Light. Daniel 2:25 "Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, ... We will deal with this more fully in the 7th chapter. thereof.". through (7:28), was written with an alphabet like Hebrew, yet had distinctive Study Guide for Daniel 1 ← Prior Chapter. Book of Daniel Bible Study Commentary Chapter 2:1-23. They can know that it is all building for the grand finale where the stone cut without human hands (the Lord Jesus) smashes the kingdoms of the world and establishes His own on this planet. This is the second time they have requested the king to tell the dream to CONTENT DISCLAIMER: The Blue Letter Bible ministry and the BLB Institute hold to the historical, conservative Christian faith, which includes a firm belief in the inerrancy of Scripture. elevated Joseph to the second in command in the land. Nebuchadnezzar’s Dream. = my God is judge) owes its name to the main character. What did the king say to do with the wise men? This made the king so angry and furious that he ordered the execution of all the wise men of Babylon. Get a detailed summary of Chapter 2 in Book of Daniel. The astrologers, sorcerers, and magicians were be slain.". that He induced. Who would you go with? God doesn't 'need' anything. Well King Nebuchadnezzar had one of those. When is it going to be smashed? The job of these astrologers, magicians, and sorcerers was to advise the Joseph? to Daniel. Not all dreams are from It is a great example of laying things out before God in humility and prayer! Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:". This is the only section of the Bible written in Aramaic. “Second year”: Promotion of the 4 Hebrews after 3 years agrees with the year Daniel 2 Chapter Study . [1] ↩  For example, have a look at what He did to the king in the days of Esther (Esther 6:1). So then, tell me the dream, and I will know that you can interpret it for me." 1. second year of . God has manifested Himself to Daniel, and He will manifest Himself to Change site language. Daniel 4 Bible Study: Nebuchadnezzar and the Tree of Doom! Dan 2:10-17 The astrologers answered the king, 'There is not a man on earth who can do what the king asks! prayer and his testimony before Nebuchadnezzar. 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