daniel 2 kjv commentary

. Daniel 2:24 shows that the decree for slaying the wise men had not been actually executed when Daniel interposed. This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. We need 2 cookies to store this setting. 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! . This was a massive and spectacular image made of different materials (fine gold… silver… bronze… iron… partly of iron and partly of clay). Nebuchadnezzar derived his authority from God, not from man, nor as responsible to man. The latter is not gradually to wear away the former, but to destroy it at once, and utterly ( 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 , 2:8 ). . name of God--God in His revelation of Himself by acts of love, "wisdom, and might" ( Jeremiah 32:19 ). 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. 4. Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. c. Except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh: As far as these pagan magicians, astrologers, and wise men knew, this was true. 5. He removes kings and raises up kings; However, the Hebrew may be translated, "in one discriminate mass." with the seed of men," that is, there will be power (in its deteriorated form, iron) mixed up with that which is wholly of man, and therefore brittle; power in the hands of the people having no internal stability, though something is left of the strength of the iron [TREGELLES]. You always can block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings and force blocking all cookies on this website. . It is plain from this that Daniel was till now ignorant of the whole matter. a great image--literally, "one image that was great." inferior--"The kings of Persia were the worst race of men that ever governed an empire" [PRIDEAUX]. After the succession of kingdoms, then came the final kingdom set up by God. But he could test their ability to tell what he dreamed. breaketh in pieces--So, in righteous retribution, itself will at last be broken in pieces ( Daniel 2:44 ) by the kingdom of God ( Revelation 13:10 ). So they came and stood before the king. Daniel 2:1-49 . 2. Thou . Click to enable/disable Google Analytics tracking. him--( 1:17 , 1 John 1:4 ). The victim was tied to these four trees with a rope at each limb. The Roman Empire, in some form or another, will be revived under the leadership of the final fallen dictator, the Antichrist. Author, Date and Authenticity. . c. You shall be cut in pieces: The harsh threat of Nebuchadnezzar and the method of execution he described are both perfectly consistent with the character of ancient eastern monarchs. But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Compare as to Cyrus, Ezra 1:2 . So Christianity was set up when Rome had become mistress of Judea and the world ( Luke 2:1 , &c.) [NEWTON]. . That Medo-Persia is the second kingdom appears from Daniel 5:28 and Daniel 8:20 . Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would appoint him a time, and he would show the king the interpretation. 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. writer would make. Now in the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was so troubled that his sleep left him. By proceeding, you consent to our cookie usage. : From Daniel 2:4 to 7:28, the Biblical text is in Aramaic – not Hebrew. Praying friends are valuable friends; and it well becomes the greatest and best men to desire the prayers of others. 29. Persia, a monarchial oligarchy with the nobles equal to the king in all but office, is represented by silver. Daniel 2. They were particular in prayer. 3 And the king said unto them, I have … 2:14-23 Daniel humbly prayed that God would discover to him the king's dream, and the meaning of it. vi. In a night vision: We don’t know exactly what this is. then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over … i. As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. i. . Here begins the Chaldee portion of Daniel, which continues to the end of the seventh chapter. Daniel 2:2 Context. God meets this wish in the way most calculated to impress him. a. 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. If they were really what they claimed to be, they should be able to tell Nebuchadnezzar. Then the king gave the command to call the magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. Thou art . b. All rights reserved. . 3. Let us show that we value our friends, and their prayers. It’s also significant to see that the image described. Despite their protests, Nebuchadnezzar didn’t ask too much of these magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans. a. But Daniel refused to take credit, recognizing that the credit went to God, who revealed this dream to Daniel. Compare Ephesians 5:16 , Colossians 4:5 , where the sense is somewhat different. . 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. 41-43. feet . a. This confirmed that Daniel accurately reported the dream and skillfully explained its meaning. . . . The book implies that Daniel was its author in several passages, such as 9:2; 10:2. iii. Efforts have been often made to reunite the parts into one great empire, as by Charlemagne and Napoleon, but in vain. 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. Impostors are compelled by the God of truth to eat up their own words. 4 1 “For indeed the day 2 is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. the thoughts of thy heart--thy subject of thought before falling asleep. 15. The ancient Babylonians spoke of the beginning and end of the reign of their kings in a way that often overlapped years. Please see our Privacy Policy for cookie usage details. The head and higher parts signify the earlier times; the lower, the later times. part . God listens to earnest prayer. 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. 2 And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. (31-35) Daniel describes Nebuchadnezzar’s dream. . a. However, if you tell the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts, rewards, and great honor. We fully respect if you want to refuse cookies but to avoid asking you again and again kindly allow us to store a cookie for that. It is revealed to Daniel. So spiritually ( Ephesians 1:17 Ephesians 1:18 ). 17. Broke them in pieces: This spectacular image was destroyed by a stone made without hands, and what remained of it was blown away like worthless chaff, while the stone became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. i. The empires succeeding Babylon were inferior to Nebuchadnezzar’s head of gold in the sense of their centralization of absolute power. They were larger and lasted longer than Babylon, but none held as much centralized power as Nebuchadnezzar did. So they came and stood before the king. As a whole, the image accurately represented human power and empire. We know not the uneasiness of many who live … brass--The Greeks (the third empire, Daniel 8:21 , 10:20 , 11:2-4 ) were celebrated for the brazen armor of their warriors. for any wisdom that I have--not on account of any previous wisdom which I may have manifested ( Daniel 1:17 Daniel 1:20 ). Crushing is not conversion. Note that blocking some types of cookies may impact your experience on our websites and the services we are able to offer. Messiah not created by human agency, but conceived by the Holy Ghost ( Matthew 1:20 , Luke 1:35 ; compare Zechariah 4:6 , 14:58 , Hebrews 9:11 Hebrews 9:24 ). vi. 3. troubled to know the dream--He awoke in alarm, remembering that something solemn had been presented to him in a dream, without being able to recall the form in which it had clothed itself. . . 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. He knows what is in the darkness, Joseph had interpreted dreams with God’s help, but had not reconstructed the dreams. The "belly," in Daniel 2:32 , may refer to the drunkenness of Alexander and the luxury of the Ptolemies [TIRINUS]. Since these providers may collect personal data like your IP address we allow you to block them here. Nebuchadnezzar, as vicegerent of God ( Daniel 2:37 ; compare Jeremiah 25:9 , Ezekiel 28:12-15 , Isaiah 44:28 , 45:1 , Romans 13:1 ), is honored with the revelation in the form of a dream, the appropriate form to one outside the kingdom of God. For wisdom and might are His. Therefore, the year 602, His spirit was so troubled that his sleep left him. 15]. 32. 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. The subject of this chapter is a dream which Nebuchadnezzar had dreamed, but had forgot; upon which he calls his magicians and astrologers together, to tell him it, and the interpretation of it; threatening them with death if they did not, and promising them great rewards and honour if they did, Daniel 2:1, they urge the unreasonableness of the demand, and the impossibility of the … He obtains admission to the king. And knowledge to those who have understanding. 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. 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. He changes… He removes… He knows: Daniel praised God for His power and might. interpretation--If ye cannot tell the past, a dream actually presented to me, how can ye know, and show, the future events prefigured in it? iv. i. thee--He ascribes all the glory to God. : The harsh threat of Nebuchadnezzar and the method of execution he described are both perfectly consistent with the character of ancient eastern monarchs. Daniel’s understanding of this is clear from the text, because he. By gradual steps, each revelation preparing him for the succeeding one, God fitted him for disclosures becoming more and more special. Rather, "in the days of these kings," answers to "upon his feet" ( Daniel 2:34 ); that is, the ten toes ( Daniel 2:42 ), or ten kings, the final state of the Roman empire. . Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king. . Commentary on Daniel 2:14-23 (Read Daniel 2:14-23) Daniel humbly prayed that God would discover to him the king's dream, and the meaning of it. Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, prostrate before Daniel, and commanded that they should present an offering and incense to him. 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]. Daniel 2:32. is the Messiah, not the Church. So they came and stood before the king. The third kingdom of bronze was the one which shall rule over all the earth. Gave a command to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. GESENIUS translates, "The decree is gone forth from me," irrevocable (compare Isaiah 45:23 ); namely, that you shall be executed, if you do not tell both the dream and the interpretation. The reference, therefore, seems to be to the blending of the Christianized Roman empire with the pagan nations, a deterioration being the result. Probably they belonged exclusively to the Chaldeans, the original tribe of the Babylonian nation, just as the Magians were properly Medes. So "the Sublime Porte," or "Gate," denotes the sultan's government, his counsels being formerly held in the entrance of his palace. seasons--"He herein gives a general preparatory intimation, that the dream of Nebuchadnezzar is concerning the changes and successions of kingdoms" [JEROME]. . 1. . So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation. . After him would come three other kingdoms, each represented by the different materials Nebuchadnezzar saw in his dream. Indeed, Alexander’s Grecian Empire was the largest among those compared in the image (except the final government of the Messiah). Each successive kingdom incorporates its predecessor (compare Daniel 5:28 ). Daniel was grateful that God revealed His great knowledge. Article Images Copyright © 2021 Getty Images unless otherwise indicated. . Daniel wanted the glory to go to God, and it did. . All man's glory is as ephemeral and worthless as chaff (compare 1 Peter 1:24 ). . Not much is written in Daniel 2 in explanation of the third world-ruling empire represented in Nebuchadnezzar's image. Providence doubtless influenced his mind, already favorable ( Daniel 1:19 Daniel 1:20 ), to show special favor to Daniel. i. Christianity begins with the principle of. Daniel and his companions do not seem to have been actually numbered among the Magi or Chaldeans, and so were not summoned before the king. Instead, they reveal the man. “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, Young's Literal Translation and Daniel hath gone up, and sought of the king that he would give him time to shew the interpretation to the king. It seems, therefore, that the definite ten will be the ultimate development of the Roman empire just before the rise of Antichrist, who shall overthrow three of the kings, and, after three and a half years, he himself be overthrown by Christ in person. : It is difficult to understand the exact time this speaks of. no place . Daniel had disclaimed all personal merit in Daniel 2:30 , giving God all the glory (compare Daniel 2:45 ). The falling of the stone of the feet of the image cannot refer to Christ at His first advent, for the fourth kingdom was not then as yet divided--no toes were in cut out--namely, from "the mountain" ( Daniel 2:45 ); namely, Mount Zion ( Isaiah 2:2 ), and antitypically, the heavenly mount of the Father's glory, from whom Christ came. Nebuchadnezzar-- Daniel 1:5 shows that "three years" had elapsed since Nebuchadnezzar had taken Jerusalem. After the succession of kingdoms, then came the final kingdom set up by God. The clay, in Daniel 2:41 , "potter's clay," Daniel 2:43 , "miry clay," means "earthenware," hard but brittle (compare Psalms 2:9 , Revelation 2:27 , where the same image is used of the same event); the feet are stable while bearing only direct pressure, but easily "broken" to pieces by a blow ( Daniel 2:34 ), the iron intermixed not retarding, but hastening, such a result. They interpret this way because they believe it was impossible for Daniel to predict the rise of these empires. . a. 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. (1997) 4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy … darkness--( Psalms 139:11 Psalms 139:12 , Hebrews 4:13 ). So far from it being a discrepancy, that he says nothing of the previous understanding between him and Daniel, or of Daniel's application to the king ( Daniel 2:15 Daniel 2:16 ), it is just what we should expect. Verses 1-13 The greatest men are most open to cares and troubles of mind, which disturb their repose in the night, while the sleep of the labouring man is sweet and sound. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.”. 18. d. In the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed: This described the fulfillment of this prophecy in the future. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the website, refuseing them will have impact how our site functions. visions of thy head--conceptions formed in the brain. tell . Daniel 2:48 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief of the governors over all the wise men of Babylon. You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. So the decree went out, and they began killing the wise men; and they sought Daniel and his companions, to kill them. . Daniel did not find it out, God revealed it to him. 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! Daniel 2:44 New King James Version (NKJV). God listens to earnest prayer. Our website uses cookies to store user preferences. ii. 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. known . First, it is an image.The second commandment (Exodus 20:4-6) describes God's revulsion of images of any kind used in worship.Although no one is seen worshipping this image, the idea that what this image represents is contrary to God is definitely present.. Second, the image's body parts are formed from … . 22. revealeth--( Job 12:22 ). Power that in Nebuchadnezzar's hands was a God-derived ( Daniel 2:37 Daniel 2:38 ) autocracy, in the Persian king's was a rule resting on his nobility of person and birth, the nobles being his equals in rank, but not in office; in Greece, an aristocracy not of birth, but individual influence, in Rome, lowest of all, dependent entirely on popular choice, the emperor being appointed by popular military election. The colossus of metal stands on weak feet, of clay. . 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 ). 20. answered--responded to God's goodness by praises. 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. . : It is hard to say if Nebuchadnezzar really remembered the dream or not. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these: As for you, O king, thoughts came to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be. 28. Through him God announced the future. (10-11) The wise men explain the impossibility of Nebuchadnezzar’s request. It is a difficult thing that the king requests, and there is no other who can tell it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.”. Syriac--the Aramean Chaldee, the vernacular tongue of the king and his court; the prophet, by mentioning it here, hints at the reason of his own adoption of it from this point. “Nebuchadnezzar’s kingdom was likened unto gold because it was an absolute monarchy, God’s ideal government. Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. . The solution of this difficulty is: Nebuchadnezzar first ruled as subordinate to his father Nabopolassar, to which time the first chapter refers ( Daniel … It’s also significant to see that the image described devolution, not evolution. the thing--the agitation of the king as to his dream, and his abortive consultation of the Chaldeans. 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. This was the language of the Babylonian Empire. Daniel wanted the glory to go to God, and it did. i. 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 reveals deep and secret things; Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. : Arioch tried to glorify himself and Daniel for the answer to the king’s dream. a. I have a found a man: Arioch tried to glorify himself and Daniel for the answer to the king’s dream. These verses show God's supremacy over the nations. 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. a. Make known the dream to me: It is hard to say if Nebuchadnezzar really remembered the dream or not. For you have agreed to speak lying and corrupt words before me till the time has changed. Compare Genesis 41:45 , Zaphnath-paaneah, "revealer of secrets," the title given to Joseph. Critics take the use of this word as a mistake that only a second century, i. . 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. . 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. Though the kingdoms were different, it was essentially one and the same world power under different phases, just as the image was one, though the parts were of different metals. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth.”. iv. Through him God announced the future. (20-23) Daniel praises God for this revelation. b. 30. not . The kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile, : This final world empire will be according to the nature of clay mixed with iron. Nebuchadnezzar saw these empires as an impressive image; Daniel saw them as fierce beasts. The battle was won when Daniel prayed with his friends. His thoughts on the unprecedented greatness to which his power had attained ( Daniel 2:29 ) made him anxious to know what the issue of all this should be. : There was something disturbing about this dream and Nebuchadnezzar knew that it was unusually significant. toes . 10. Compare 1 Corinthians 14:6 , where the two are distinguished. Chapter 2. Due to security reasons we are not able to show or modify cookies from other domains. Summary of the Book of Daniel. An illustration of the power of united prayer ( Matthew 18:19 ). All that had failed in the hand of man shall then pass away, and that which is kept in His own hand shall be introduced. 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. Instead of man beginning in the dust and evolving into gold, this vision declares that man’s dominion begins with gold and devalues into dust. 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. Daniel thought of how God is in command of all things, and how God is mightier than a mighty king like Nebuchadnezzar. us--The revelation was given to Daniel, as "me" implies; yet with just modesty he joins his friends with him; because it was to their joint prayers, and not to his individually. 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. b. And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar It was in the first year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign that Daniel was carried captive, ( Jeremiah 25:1) , three years Daniel had been under tutors; at the end of which he was presented to the king, as is related in the preceding chapter; and yet the following dream was in the second of his reign: this creates a difficulty, … For this reason the king was angry and very furious, and gave a command to destroy all the wise. a. The thing--that is, The dream, "is gone from me." They understood – perhaps against their own inclinations – that revelation was not the achievement of man. a. Compare 2 Chronicles 36:20 , Isaiah 21:2 . cut in pieces--( 1 Samuel 15:33 ). . . Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. given me wisdom and might--Thou being the fountain of both; referring to Daniel 2:20 . : Considering what was at stake, there is little doubt that their prayers were extremely earnest. 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. Three dominating empires came after Babylon: Medo-Persia, Greece, and Rome. he had not previously. upon his feet--the last state of the Roman empire. God met with a revelation Nebuchadnezzar, who had been meditating on the future destiny of his vast empire. . These men made their living on their supposed ability to contact the gods and gain secrets from the spirit realm. All God’s power and might were of little help to Daniel if God stayed silent. He knew that it was a curse, and he had no use for wise men that could not bring him wisdom from God. God of my fathers--Thou hast shown Thyself the same God of grace to me, a captive exile, as Thou didst to Israel of old and this on account of the covenant made with our "fathers" ( Luke 1:54 Luke 1:55 ; compare Psalms 106:45 ). Many have tried – the Huns, Islam, the so-called Holy Roman Empire, Napoleon, Hitler, Stalin – but none have succeeded. Daniel 2:32-35. 34. stone--Messiah and His kingdom ( Genesis 49:24 , Psalms 118:22 , Isaiah 28:16 ). In the second year: It is difficult to understand the exact time this speaks of. In verses 39-40, "after you" indicates four successive world-ruling empires from the time of the Chaldean empire of Nebuchadnezzar until the return of Christ and the establishment of the Kingdom of God . . 2. Therefore, the year 602 B.C. 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. dreams--It is significant that not to Daniel, but to the then world ruler, Nebuchadnezzar, the dream is vouchsafed. A forger would not introduce difficulties; the author did not then see any difficulty in the case. . 8. gain . It will have more the image of true strength than the substance of strength. If God sets up the leaders of nations and removes them according to His will (Job 12:16-25), why would Christians presume to take such matters into their own hands and vote for this or that candidate?Even among ourselves, church members disagree on which political party, candidate, or leader should be in power. Some of the ten kingdoms will, doubtless, be the same as some past and present divisions of the old Roman empire, which accounts for the continuity of the connection between the toes and legs, a gap of centuries not being interposed, as is objected by opponents of the futurist theory. What will be in the latter days: Nebuchadnezzar’s dream didn’t just concern himself for his kingdom, but the whole span of the future – which was to Nebuchadnezzar the latter days. Some commentators say this happened while Daniel was in his three-year training course; others say that it was soon after he finished. giveth wisdom--( 1 Kings 3:9-12 1:5 ). Cancel. 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