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Daniel 4:6-8 International Children’s Bible (ICB)

So I gave an order. All the wise men of Babylon were to be brought to me. I wanted them to tell me what my dream meant. The fortune-tellers, magicians and wise men came. I told them about the dream. But those men could not tell me what it meant.

Finally, Daniel came to me. (I called him Belteshazzar to honor my god. The spirit of the holy gods is in him.) I told my dream to Daniel.

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Daniel 4:6-8 New International Version (NIV)

So I commanded that all the wise men of Babylon be brought before me to interpret the dream for me. When the magicians, enchanters, astrologers[a] and diviners came, I told them the dream, but they could not interpret it for me. Finally, Daniel came into my presence and I told him the dream. (He is called Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and the spirit of the holy gods is in him.)


  1. Daniel 4:7 Or Chaldeans
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Daniel 4:6-8 King James Version (KJV)

Therefore made I a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known unto me the interpretation of the dream.

Then came in the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers: and I told the dream before them; but they did not make known unto me the interpretation thereof.

But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my God, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods: and before him I told the dream, saying,

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