Daniel 2: Dream interpretation

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Rev. 19:10 ... for the testimony of Jesus is the spirit of prophecy.

Dan. 2:1 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and
his sleep brake from him.

Dan. 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. So they came and stood before the king.

Dan. 2:3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.

Dan. 2:4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriac, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation.

Dan. 2:5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.

Dan. 2:6 But if ye show the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore show me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.

Dan. 2:7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation of it.

Dan. 2:8 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, because ye see the thing is gone from me.

Dan. 2:9 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can show me the interpretation thereof.

Dan. 2:10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can show the king's matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.

Dan. 2:11 And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

Dan. 2:12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.

Dan. 2:13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

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Rev 1:16And he had in his right hand seven stars:

Revelation 1:16
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"In his hand seven stars"...

Dan. 2:14 Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon:

Dan. 2:15 He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so hasty from the king? Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.

Dan. 2:16 Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would show the king the interpretation.

Dan. 2:17 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:

Dan. 2:18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Dan. 2:19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.

Dan. 2:20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever: for wisdom and might are his:

Dan. 2:21 And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

Dan. 2:22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness (of our ancient phylogenetic Unconscious Mind), and the light (that manifests into our Consciousness) dwelleth (previously) with him.

Dan. 2:23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter.

Dan. 2:24 Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went and said thus unto him; Destroy not the wise men of Babylon: bring me in before the king, and I will show unto the king the interpretation.

Dan. 2:25 Then Arioch, (the king's man and daniel's mentor before the court), brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation.

The following explanation seems plausible. "Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known," that they, "Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions," were in deep trouble.
That "thing" was the impending death that would follow if they could not come up with something sarisfactory to the king's impossible demand.
"That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret," or, just what to tell the king that would be acceptable, suggest this following idea.
"Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon," if they told the king something that made the king appear wise and special.
Then, this was the idea, to tell the king that a "secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision" had explained all. Daniel would tell the king everything he and his fellows knew. What else. Keep talking and say something important, no matter what.
They had been studying theories concerning Sociology, called sooth saying in that day.
As the paid servants of the king, their only duty was to advise and to anticipate the future, especially in regards to Babylon's neighbors and their intentions. Their studies had produced the fruit of the tale that follows in this chapter. But, the effect of crediting the king with having received this incredible insight was, hopefully, both too flattering for the king to deny, and too amazing that he not ponder it as very possible future outcomes.

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