Click to enable/disable essential site cookies. the king's matter--the very words in which the Chaldeans had denied the possibility of any man on earth telling the dream ("not a man upon the earth can show the king's matter," Daniel 2:10 ). But Daniel refused to take credit, recognizing that the credit went to God, who revealed this dream to Daniel. As to the consistency of this cruel threat with Nebuchadnezzar's character, see Daniel 4:17 , "basest of men"; Jeremiah 39:5 Jeremiah 39:6 , 52:9-11 . i. Christianity begins with the principle of. 31. He removes kings and raises up kings; Click on the different category headings to find out more. . Honours to Daniel and his friends. That Medo-Persia is the second kingdom appears from Daniel 5:28 and Daniel 8:20 . a. He reveals deep and secret things; art a king of kings--The committal of power in fullest plenitude belongs to Nebuchadnezzar personally, as having made Babylon the mighty empire it was. So "not made with hands," that is, heavenly, 2 Corinthians 5:1 ; spiritual, Colossians 2:11 . Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. 17. Compare "in the days of these kings". And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. 15. Pretenders to supernatural knowledge often bring on themselves their own punishment. It will have more the, i. c. The king promoted Daniel: Daniel not only had his life spared, but he was promoted to high office – and he made sure his friends were also promoted. NEBUCHADNEZZAR'S DREAM: DANIEL'S INTERPRETATION OF IT, AND ADVANCEMENT. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. This confirmed that Daniel accurately reported the dream and skillfully explained its meaning. But linguistic research has demonstrated that the Babylonian word for an astrologer-priest and their word for their supposed master race were homonyms, both having the sound Chaldean (kas-du in Babylonian), but each retaining their own meaning. The vicissitudes of states, with their times and seasons. . Nebuchadnezzar was not, however, God’s ideal monarch!” (Talbot). v. This stone cut without hands is the Messiah, not the Church. : As a new king, Nebuchadnezzar also perhaps used the situation to test the suitability of his father’s old advisors. Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, prostrate before Daniel, and commanded that they should present an offering and incense to him. The only reason that God can predict history is because he can control it. Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, prostrate before Daniel, and commanded that they should present an offering and incense to him. became . But this will always prompt you to accept/refuse cookies when revisiting our site. . 3. 18. “Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom was likened unto gold because it was an absolute monarchy, God’s ideal government. This summary of the book of Daniel provides information about the title, author(s), date of writing, chronology, theme, theology, outline, a brief overview, and the chapters of the Book of Daniel. There is not a man . The falling of the stone on the image must mean, destroying judgment on the fourth Gentile power, not gradual evangelization of it by grace; and the destroying judgment cannot be dealt by Christians, for they are taught to submit to the powers that be, so that it must be dealt by Christ Himself at His coming again. This is the only section of the Bible written in Aramaic. . Psalm 118:22, Isaiah 8:14, Isaiah 28:16, and Zechariah 3:9 also refer to Jesus as a stone. : Arioch tried to glorify himself and Daniel for the answer to the king’s dream. cut in pieces--( 1 Samuel 15:33 ). Daniel was grateful that God revealed His great knowledge. It’s also significant to see that the image described devolution, not evolution. They were particular in prayer. . (1997) . could be both the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign and after three years of training for the Hebrew youths. The world power in its totality appears as a colossal human form: Babylon the head of gold, Medo-Persia the breast and two arms of silver, Græco-Macedonia the belly and two thighs of brass, and Rome, with its Germano-Slavonic offshoots, the legs of iron and feet of iron and clay, the fourth still existing. known . 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. Since Roman history provides no fulfillment of this federation of kings (which seems to number ten, because of the number of toes, and passages like Daniel 7:24 and Revelation 17:12) this prophecy must still be future. Daniel 2:32-35. Copyright © 2021, Bible Study Tools. . Greece is set forth by brass, indicated the still lower value of it aristocracy of mind and influence… Rome, a democratic imperialism, with military dominion dependent upon the choice of army and citizenry and administered in the spirit of martial law, is set forth by iron.” (Newell). 4. The "belly," in Daniel 2:32 , may refer to the drunkenness of Alexander and the luxury of the Ptolemies [TIRINUS]. Changes will take effect once you reload the page. Greater faith is able to praise God when the promise is given and received. The Chaldeans answered the king, and said, “There is not a man on earth who can tell the king’s matter; therefore no king, lord, or ruler has, There is not a man on earth who can tell the king’s matter, : When the Chaldeans said this they admitted that true revelation comes from God down to man. 2 But for you who respect my name, the sun of vindication 4 will rise with healing wings, 5 and you will skip about 6 like calves released from the stall. 44. in the days of these kings--in the days of these kingdoms, that is, of the last of the four. “You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! If they were really what they claimed to be, they should be able to tell Nebuchadnezzar both the dream and its interpretation. Through the revelation of the secret hidden to the wise men of this world He has proved Himself to Daniel as the God of the fathers, as the true God in opposition to the gods of the heathen. As a whole, the image accurately represented human power and empire. 4. b. The only reason that God can predict history is because he can control it. . : There was something disturbing about this dream and Nebuchadnezzar knew that it was unusually significant. Contrast with this heathen idea of the utter severance of God from man, John 1:14 , "The Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us"; Daniel was in this case made His representative. . : Daniel had the certainty of faith to believe that God gave him the answer, even before confirming it before Nebuchadnezzar. . God meets this wish in the way most calculated to impress him. Arioch would not dare to tell an absolute despot that he had stayed the execution of his sanguinary decree, on his own responsibility; but would, in the first instance, secretly stay it until Daniel had got, by application from the king, the time required, without Arioch seeming to know of Daniel's application as the cause of the respite; then, when Daniel had received the revelation, Arioch would in trembling haste bring him in, as if then for the first time he had "found" him. b. houses . The Chaldeans answered the king, and said, “There is not a man on earth who can tell the king’s matter; therefore no king, lord, or ruler has ever asked such things of any magician, astrologer, or Chaldean. (14-16) Daniel reacts to Nebuchadnezzar’s decree by asking for a brief extension. (36-45) The interpretation of the dream. Daniel 2:1-4 King James Version (KJV). 46. fell upon . By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. sweet odours--divine honors ( Ezra 6:10 ). It will have more the image of true strength than the substance of strength. And have now made known to me what we asked of You, However, if you tell the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts, rewards, and great honor. Cancel. commanded . The metals lessen in specific gravity, as they downwards; silver is not so heavy as gold, brass not so heavy as silver, and iron not so heavy as brass, the weight thus being arranged in the reverse of stability [TREGELLES]. Chaldeans--here, a certain order of priest-magicians, who wore a peculiar dress, like that seen on the gods and deified men in the Assyrian sculptures. The head and higher parts signify the earlier times; the lower, the later times. Daniel went in--perhaps not in person, but by the mediation of some courtier who had access to the king. . b. As the two arms of silver denote the kings of the Medes and Persians [JOSEPHUS]; and the two thighs of brass the Seleucidæ of Syria and Lagidæ of Egypt, the two leading sections into which Græco-Macedonia parted, so the two legs of iron signify the two Roman consuls [NEWTON]. © Copyright - Enduring Word       |      . iron--explained presently, "the kingdom shall be partly strong, partly broken" (rather, "brittle," as earthenware); and Daniel 2:43 , "they shall mingle . 3 And the king said unto them, I have … ii. Christ saith ( Matthew 21:44 , referring to Isaiah 8:14 Isaiah 8:15 ), "Whosoever shall fall on this stone (that is, stumble, and be offended, at Him, as the Jews were, from whom, therefore, He says, 'The kingdom shall be taken') shall be broken; but (referring to Daniel 2:34 Daniel 2:35 ) on whomsoever it shall fall (referring to the world power which had been the instrument of breaking the Jews), it will (not merely break, but) grind him to powder" ( 1 Corinthians 15:24 ). Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. Gave a command to destroy all the wise men of Babylon: As a new king, Nebuchadnezzar also perhaps used the situation to test the suitability of his father’s old advisors. Click to enable/disable _gid - Google Analytics Cookie. As the fourth kingdom, or Rome, was represented in a twofold state, first strong, with legs of iron, then weak, with toes part of iron, part of clay; so this fifth kingdom, that of Christ, is seen conversely, first insignificant as a "stone," then as a "mountain" filling the whole earth. These men made their living on their supposed ability to contact the gods and gain secrets from the spirit realm. Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation.” The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “My decision is firm: if you do not make known the dream to me, and its interpretation, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made an ash heap. The king answered Daniel, and said, “Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.” Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts; and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief administrator over all the wise men of Babylon. 35. broken . summer threshing-floors--Grain was winnowed in the East on an elevated space in the open air, by throwing the grain into the air with a shovel, so that the wind might clear away the chaff. Several important details surface immediately. These verses show God's supremacy over the nations. . Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. i. 2:14-23 Daniel humbly prayed that God would discover to him the king's dream, and the meaning of it. This gave Daniel credibility when explaining what the dream meant: the interpretation. It was perhaps one of those fragments of revelation among the heathen derived from the tradition as to the fall of man. then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over … The book implies that Daniel was its author in several passages, such as 9:2; 10:2. 9. one decree--There can be no second one reversing the first ( Esther 4:11 ). Efforts have been often made to reunite the parts into one great empire, as by Charlemagne and Napoleon, but in vain. The word "answered" ( Daniel 2:47 ) implies that Daniel had objected to these honors; and in compliance with his objection, "the king answered, Of a truth, your God is a God of gods." So they came and stood before the king. Daniel saw it from God’s perspective, and Nebuchadnezzar saw it from man’s perspective. One reason for Nebuchadnezzar having been vouchsafed such a dream is here seen; namely, that Daniel might be promoted, and the captive people of God be comforted: the independent state of the captives during the exile and the alleviation of its hardships, were much due to Daniel. Daniel 2:2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dreams. Daniel 2:40-43. Therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can give me its interpretation, : Nebuchadnezzar couldn’t know for certain that the wise men gave a correct, i. He knew that it was a curse, and he had no use for wise men that could not bring him wisdom from God. Symbolical of the future prostration of the world power before Messiah and His kingdom ( Philippians 2:10 ). live for ever--a formula in addressing kings, like our "Long live the king!" God listens to earnest prayer. . : This great king was obviously impressed. Thus no point of time before the overthrow of the empire at the taking of Constantinople by the Turks (A.D. 1453) can be assigned for the division. The stone cut. They did not know what we know so plainly since the revelation of Jesus – that He is. And the king said to them, “I have had a dream, and my spirit is anxious to know the dream.” Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever! The colossus of metal stands on weak feet, of clay. clay . Crushing is not conversion. : From Daniel 2:4 to 7:28, the Biblical text is in Aramaic – not Hebrew. Christ alone shall effect that. Gave a command to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. It was said that Daniel had understanding in dreams; and here we have an early and eminent instance of it, which soon made him famous in the court of Babylon, as Joseph by the same means came to be so in the court of Egypt.This chapter is a history, but it is the history of a prophecy, by a dream and the interpretation of it. They understood – perhaps against their own inclinations – that revelation was not the, i. . bring me in before the king--implying that. The Roman Empire, in some form or another, will be revived under the leadership of the final fallen dictator, the Antichrist. Therefore, he knew how important it was for both him and his companions to pray. The victim was tied to these four trees with a rope at each limb. Daniel’s calmness in this crisis showed what kind of man he really was. You, O king, are a king of kings. In twenty-three years after him the empire was ended: with him its greatness is identified ( Daniel 4:30 ), his successors having done nothing notable. left to other people--as the Chaldees had been forced to leave their kingdom to the Medo-Persians, and these to the Greeks, and these to the Romans ( Micah 4:7 , Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 ). b. Before he left Judea, he became actual king by the death of his father, and the Jews always called him "king," as commander of the invading army. As a whole, the image accurately represented human power and empire. 47. Nebuchadnezzar is called "king" ( Daniel 1:1 ), by anticipation. So they came and stood before the king. : It is hard to say if Nebuchadnezzar really remembered the dream or not. This was a massive and spectacular, fine gold… silver… bronze… iron… partly of iron and partly of clay, i. So … For wisdom and might are His. Daniel Chapter 2 Commentary – Verse by Verse Simply click the arrows below each verse to reveal our notes and commentary 1 In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him. You can also change some of your preferences. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. This is the same way that the English sound tu can mean to, two, or too. . This was the language of the Babylonian Empire. . 30. not . Daniel 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 shew unto the king the interpretation. You are free to opt out any time or opt in for other cookies to get a better experience. His first direct interview seems to have been Daniel 2:25 [BARNES]. Daniel requested--Contrast this honorable remembrance of his humble friends in his elevation with the spirit of the children of the world in the chief butler's case ( Genesis 40:23 , Ecclesiastes 9:15 Ecclesiastes 9:16 , Amos 6:6 ). Bible Language English. So they came and stood before the king. Daniel 2:44 New King James Version (NKJV). 27. cannot--Daniel, being learned in all the lore of the Chaldeans ( Daniel 1:4 ), could authoritatively declare the impossibility of mere man solving the king's difficulty. 10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can … Then the top rope was cut and the body snapped into four pieces. . over all the earth--Alexander commanded that he should be called "king of all the world" [JUSTIN, 12. sec. a. I have a found a man: Arioch tried to glorify himself and Daniel for the answer to the king’s dream. soothsayers--from a root, "to cut off"; referring to their cutting the heavens into divisions, and so guessing at men's destinies from the place of the stars at one's birth. tell . Here appears the reason why Daniel sought "time" ( Daniel 2:16 ), namely he wished to engage his friends to join him in prayer to God to reveal the dream to him. JEROME fancifully thinks that the brass, as being a clear-sounding metal, refers to the eloquence for which Greece was famed. On ancient coins states are often represented by human figures. i. . 42 And as the toes of the feet were part of iron, and part of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong, and partly broken. b. With counsel and wisdom Daniel answered Arioch: Daniel was obviously innocent in all this, yet he calmly and discretely dealt with the crisis. Proud member iii. Despite all their wisdom – real and imagined – these wise men had no answer for Nebuchadnezzar, because only, No king, lord, or ruler has ever asked such things. 2. After the succession of kingdoms, then came the final kingdom set up by God. Critics suppose that in Daniel’s day, the term Chaldean was only used as a racial designation, describing what the Chaldeans thought was the master race who ruled Nebuchadnezzar’s superpower empire. 6 But if ye shew the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore … : We don’t know exactly what this is. For you have agreed to speak lying and corrupt words before me till the time has changed. in its racial sense (Daniel 3:8 and 5:30). iv. Nebuchadnezzar-- Daniel 1:5 shows that "three years" had elapsed since Nebuchadnezzar had taken Jerusalem. In it the course, character, and crisis of the Gentile power are treated; whereas, in the other parts, which are in Hebrew, the things treated apply more particularly to the Jews and Jerusalem. him--( 1:17 , 1 John 1:4 ). The fourth kingdom shall be strong as iron, &c. — This description agrees well with the Roman empire, and the event answered the prediction; for the Roman was vastly more strong and extensive than any of the preceding three. So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation. His spirit was so troubled that his sleep left him: There was something disturbing about this dream and Nebuchadnezzar knew that it was unusually significant. Not much is written in Daniel 2 in explanation of the third world-ruling empire represented in Nebuchadnezzar's image. They were particular in prayer. The ten have been sought for in the invading hosts of the fifth and sixth century. We live under the divisions of the Roman empire which began fourteen hundred years ago, and which at the time of His coming shall be definitely ten. : Daniel didn’t guess or analyze. The dream and the interpretation. So they came and stood before the king. The king was angry and very furious: Though he was a despot, Nebuchadnezzar knew that false religion is worse than useless. The lists of the ten made by the latter differ from one another; and they are set aside by the fact that they include countries which were never Roman, and exclude one whole section of the empire, namely, the East [TREGELLES]. Despite their protests, Nebuchadnezzar didn’t ask too much of these magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans. 6. rewards--literally, "presents poured out in lavish profusion.". . . . a. Therefore tell me the dream and its interpretation.” They answered again and said, “Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will give its interpretation.” The king answered and said, “I know for certain that you would gain time, because you see that my decision is firm: if you do not make known the dream to me, there is only one decree for you! But though many provinces were then severed from Rome as independent kingdoms, the dignity of emperor still continued, and the imperial power was exercised over Rome itself for two centuries. thee--He ascribes all the glory to God. 3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream , and my spirit was troubled to know the dream . Daniel chapter 2 1611 KJV (King James Version) 1 And in the second yeere of the reigne of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchad-nezzar dreamed dreames, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleepe brake from him.. 2 Then the King commanded to call the Magicians, and the Astrologers, and the Sorcerers, and the Caldeans, for to shew the King his dreames: so they came and stood … We use cookies to let us know when you visit our websites, how you interact with us, to enrich your user experience, and to customize your relationship with our website. 48. 16.9; ARRIAN, Campaigns of Alexander, 7. sec. After him would come three other kingdoms, each represented by the different materials Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream. The coming day will burn them up,” says the Lord who rules over all. Hesiod, two hundred years before Daniel, had compared the four ages to the four metals in the same order; the idea is sanctioned here by Holy Writ. Since the Church or the Gospel have not, in a single decisive event, shattered the reign of human kingdoms, this event is still in the future. Thus the second chapter is the alphabet of the subsequent prophetic statements in Daniel [TREGELLES]. Twice God states through Daniel that He, the supreme Creator and Ruler, gave Nebuchadnezzar his dominion over men.. John W. Ritenbaugh The Sixth Commandment (Part 2): War! writer would make. The world kingdoms were reared by human ambition: but this is the "kingdom of heaven"; "not of this world" ( John 18:36 ). Græco-Macedonia betrays its deterioration in its divisions, not united as Babylon and Persia. There is not a man on earth who can tell the king’s matter: When the Chaldeans said this they admitted that true revelation comes from God down to man. Except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh, : As far as these pagan magicians, astrologers, and wise men knew, this was true. time--literally, "buy." Here begins the Chaldee portion of Daniel, which continues to the end of the seventh chapter. 2. Then with counsel and wisdom Daniel answered Arioch, the captain of the king’s guard, who had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon; he answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain, “Why is the decree from the king so urgent?” Then Arioch made the decision known to Daniel. And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. The following cookies are also needed - You can choose if you want to allow them: You can read about our cookies and privacy settings in detail on our Privacy Policy Page. head of gold--alluding to the riches of Babylon, hence called "the golden city" ( Isaiah 14:4 , Jeremiah 51:7 , Revelation 18:16 ). d. The kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile: This final world empire will be according to the nature of clay mixed with iron. . . The battle was won when Daniel prayed with his friends. . : Daniel not only had his life spared, but he was promoted to high office – and he made sure his friends were also promoted. beasts . For "these kings" cannot mean the four successional monarchies, as they do not coexist as the holders of power; if the fourth had been meant, the singular, not the plural, would be used. . b. After the succession of kingdoms, then came the final kingdom set up by God. night vision--( Job 33:15 Job 33:16 ). Daniel knew that it takes time to listen to the Lord and to wait upon Him, and Daniel was willing to take the time if the king would grant it. “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, Therefore, he knew how important it was for both him and his companions to pray. Daniel thought of how God is in command of all things, and how God is mightier than a mighty king like Nebuchadnezzar. They did not know what we know so plainly since the revelation of Jesus – that He is Immanuel, God with us (Matthew 1:23). 22. revealeth--( Job 12:22 ). The Babylonian houses were built of sun-dried bricks; when demolished, the rain dissolves the whole into a mass of mire, in the wet land, near the river [STUART]. i. . If we won’t praise Him until the answer is in hand, then we don’t have much faith. e. Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic: From Daniel 2:4 to 7:28, the Biblical text is in Aramaic – not Hebrew. i. 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