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Daniel 2:30 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but to the intent that the interpretation may be made known to the king, and that thou mayest know the thoughts of thy heart.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for [any] wisdom that I have more than any living, but for [their] sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But as for me, this mystery has not been revealed to me for any wisdom residing in me more than [in] any [other] living man, but for the purpose of making the interpretation known to the king, and that you may understand the thoughts of your mind.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for [any] wisdom that I have more than any living, but for [their] sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mayest know the thoughts of thy heart.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And as for me, this secret is revealed to me, not by [any] wisdom that I have more than any living, but to the intent that the interpretation should be made known to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, as for me—not for any wisdom that is in me, more than any of the living, is, this secret, revealed to me,—therefore, it is in order that, the interpretation—unto the king, they should make known, and that, the thoughts of thy heart, thou shouldst get to know.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— As to me—not for [any] wisdom that is in me above any living hath this secret been revealed to me; but for the intent that the interpretation to the king they make known, and the thoughts of thy heart thou dost know.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— To me also this secret is revealed, not by any wisdom that I have more than all men alive: but that the interpretation might be made manifest to the king, and thou mightest know the thought of thy mind.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But as for me, this secret is not reuealed to me, for any wisdome that I haue more then any liuing, but for [their] sakes that shall make knowen the interpretation to the King, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Moreover, this mystery has not been revealed to me by reason of wisdom which is in me beyond all [others] living, but for the sake of making known the interpretation to the king, that thou mightest know the thoughts of thine heart.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But as for me, this secret is not revealed to me for [any] wisdom that I have more than any living, but for [their] sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But as for me, 576
{0576} Prime
אֲנָא
'ana'
{an-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0589; I.
this 1836
{1836} Prime
דְּנָה
den
{dane}
(Chaldee); an orthographical variation of H1791; this.
secret 7328
{7328} Prime
רָז
raz
{rawz}
(Chaldee); from an unused root probably meaning to attenuate, that is, (figuratively) hide; a mystery.
is not 3809
{3809} Prime
לָא
la'
{law}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808.
revealed 1541
{1541} Prime
גְּלַה
g@lah
{ghel-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1540.
z8752
<8752> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 51
to me for [any] wisdom 2452
{2452} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2451; wisdom.
that x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
I have 383
{0383} Prime
יִתַי
'iythay
{ee-thah'ee}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3426; properly entity; used only as a particle of affirmation, there is.
more than 4481
{4481} Prime
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
any 3606
{3606} Prime
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
living, 2417
{2417} Prime
חַי
chay
{khah'-ee}
(Chaldee); from H2418; alive; also (as noun in plural) life.
but 3861
{3861} Prime
לָהֵן
lawhen
{law-hane'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3860; therefore; also except.
for [their] sakes 1701
{1701} Prime
דִּבְרָה
dibrah
{dib-raw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1700.
x5922
(5922) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
that y5922
[5922] Standard
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
shall make known 3046
{3046} Prime
יְדַע
y@da`
{yed-ah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3045.
z8681
<8681> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 36
the interpretation 6591
{6591} Prime
פְּשַׁר
p@shar
{pesh-ar'}
(Chaldee); from H6590; an interpretation.
to the king, 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
and that thou mightest know 3046
{3046} Prime
יְדַע
y@da`
{yed-ah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3045.
z8748
<8748> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 145
the thoughts 7476
{7476} Prime
רַעְיוֹן
ra`yown
{rah-yone'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7475; a grasp, that is, (figuratively) mental conception.
of thy heart. 3825
{3825} Prime
לְבַב
l@bab
{leb-ab'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3824.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 2:30

_ _ not ... for any wisdom that I have — not on account of any previous wisdom which I may have manifested (Daniel 1:17, Daniel 1:20). The specially-favored servants of God in all ages disclaim merit in themselves and ascribe all to the grace and power of God (Genesis 41:16; Acts 3:12). The “as for me,” disclaiming extraordinary merit, contrasts elegantly with “as for thee,” whereby Daniel courteously, but without flattery, implies, that God honored Nebuchadnezzar, as His vicegerent over the world kingdoms, with a revelation on the subject uppermost in his thoughts, the ultimate destinies of those kingdoms.

_ _ for their sakes that shall make known, etc. — a Chaldee idiom for, “to the intent that the interpretation may be made known to the king.”

_ _ the thoughts of thy heart — thy subject of thought before falling asleep. Or, perhaps the probation of Nebuchadnezzar’s character through this revelation may be the meaning intended (compare 2 Chronicles 32:31; Luke 2:35).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 2:24-30.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Daniel 2:30

But — But that the interpretation may be manifest to the king, and that thou mayest be better instructed and satisfied in thy mind.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Daniel 2:30

But as (p) for me, this secret is not revealed to me for [any] wisdom that I have more than any living, but for [their] sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart.

(p) Because he had said that God alone must reveal the signification of this dream, the King might have asked why Daniel undertook to interpret it: and therefore he shows that he was but God's minister, and had no gifts but those which God had given him to set forth his glory.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
this secret:

Genesis 41:16 And Joseph answered Pharaoh, saying, [It is] not in me: God shall give Pharaoh an answer of peace.
Acts 3:12 And when Peter saw [it], he answered unto the people, Ye men of Israel, why marvel ye at this? or why look ye so earnestly on us, as though by our own power or holiness we had made this man to walk?
1 Corinthians 15:8-12 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time. ... Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?

but:

Daniel 2:17-18 Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions: ... 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.
Daniel 2:49 Then Daniel requested of the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, over the affairs of the province of Babylon: but Daniel [sat] in the gate of the king.
Isaiah 43:3-4 For I [am] the LORD thy God, the Holy One of Israel, thy Saviour: I gave Egypt [for] thy ransom, Ethiopia and Seba for thee. ... Since thou wast precious in my sight, thou hast been honourable, and I have loved thee: therefore will I give men for thee, and people for thy life.
Isaiah 45:4 For Jacob my servant's sake, and Israel mine elect, I have even called thee by thy name: I have surnamed thee, though thou hast not known me.
Matthew 24:22 And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect's sake those days shall be shortened.
Mark 13:20 And except that the Lord had shortened those days, no flesh should be saved: but for the elect's sake, whom he hath chosen, he hath shortened the days.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to [his] purpose.
1 Corinthians 3:21-23 Therefore let no man glory in men. For all things are yours; ... And ye are Christ's; and Christ [is] God's.
2 Corinthians 4:15 For all things [are] for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king:
or, the intent that the interpretation may be made known to the king. and.
Daniel 2:47 The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth [it is], that your God [is] a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.
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Gn 41:16. Is 43:3; 45:4. Dn 2:17, 47, 49. Mt 24:22. Mk 13:20. Ac 3:12. Ro 8:28. 1Co 3:21; 15:8. 2Co 4:15.

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