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Daniel 2:20

    Daniel 2:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever; for wisdom and might are his.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Daniel said in answer, May the name of God be praised for ever and ever: for wisdom and strength are his:

    Webster's Revision

    Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God for ever and ever; for wisdom and might are his.

    World English Bible

    Daniel answered, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever; for wisdom and might are his.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Definitions for Daniel 2:20

    Blessed - Happy.

    Clarke's Commentary on Daniel 2:20

    Wisdom and might are his - He knows all things, and can do all things.

    Barnes' Notes on Daniel 2:20

    Daniel answered and said - The word "answer," in the Scriptures, often occurs substantially in the sense of "speak" or "say." It does not always denote a reply to something that has been said by another, as it does with us, but is often used when a speech is commenced, as if one were replying to something that "might" be said in the case, or as meaning that the circumstances in the case gave rise to the remark. Here the meaning is, that Daniel responded, as it were, to the goodness which God had manifested, and gave utterance to his feelings in appropriate expressions of praise.

    Blessed be the name of God forever and ever - That is, blessed be God - the "name," in the Scriptures, being often used to denote the person himself. It is common in the Bible to utter ascriptions of praise to God in view of important revelations, or in view of great mercies. Compare the song of Moses after the passage of the Red Sea, Exodus 15; the song of Deborah after the overthrow of Sisera, Judges 5; Isaiah 12:1-6.

    For wisdom, and might are his - Both these were manifested in a remarkable manner in the circumstances of this case, and therefore these were the beginnings of the song of praise: "wisdom," as now imparted to Daniel, enabling him to disclose this secret, when all human skill had failed; and "might," as about to be evinced in the changes of empire indicated by the dream and the interpretation. Compare Jeremiah 32:19, "Great in counsel, and mighty in work."