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Daniel 2:5 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye make not known unto me the dream and the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— The king replied to the Chaldeans, “The command from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you will be torn limb from limb and your houses will be made a rubbish heap.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known to me the dream, with the interpretation of it, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The command is gone forth from me: If ye do not make known unto me the dream, and its interpretation, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The word from me, is unalterable: If ye shall not make known to me the dream and the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and, your houses, into a dunghill, shall be turned;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— The king hath answered and said to the Chaldeans, 'The thing from me is gone; if ye do not cause me to know the dream and its interpretation, pieces ye are made, and your houses are made dunghills;
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the king, answering, said to the Chaldeans: The thing is gone out of my mind: unless you tell me the dream, and the meaning thereof, you shall be put to death, and your houses shall be confiscated.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— The King answered, and said to the Caldeans, The thing is gone from mee: if ye will not make knowen vnto me the dreame, with the interpretation thereof, yee shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shalbe made a dunghill.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— The king answered the Chaldeans, The thing has departed from me: if ye do not make known to me the dream and the interpretation, ye shall be destroyed, and your houses shall be spoiled.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— The king answered and said to the Kasdaye, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
The king 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
answered 6032
{6032} Prime
עַנָה
`anah
{an-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6030.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
and said 560
{0560} Prime
אַמַר
'amar
{am-ar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0559.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
to the Ca$dy כַּשׂדָּיֵא, 3779
{3779} Prime
כַּשְׂדַּי
Kasday
{kas-dah'-ee}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3778; a Chaldaean or inhabitant of Chaldaea; by implication a Magian or professional astrologer.
The thing 4406
{4406} Prime
מִלָּה
millah
{mil-law'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4405; a word, command, discourse, or subject.
is gone 230
{0230} Prime
אַזָד
'azad
{az-zawd'}
(Chaldee); of uncertain derivation; firm.
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
from x4481
(4481) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
me: y4481
[4481] Standard
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
if 2006
{2006} Prime
הֵן
hen
{hane}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2005; lo! also there, therefore, unless, less, whether, but, if.
ye will not 3809
{3809} Prime
לָא
la'
{law}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808.
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
unto me the dream, 2493
{2493} Prime
חֵלֶם
chelem
{khay'-lem}
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H2492; a dream.
with the interpretation 6591
{6591} Prime
פְּשַׁר
p@shar
{pesh-ar'}
(Chaldee); from H6590; an interpretation.
thereof, ye shall be cut 5648
{5648} Prime
עַבַד
`abad
{ab-bad'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5647; to do, make, prepare, keep, etc.
z8725
<8725> Grammar
Stem - Ithpeal (See H8829)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 14
in pieces, 1917
{1917} Prime
הַדָּם
haddam
{had-dawm'}
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to that of H1916; something stamped to pieces, that is, a bit.
and your houses 1005
{1005} Prime
בַּיִת
bayith
{bah'-yith}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1004.
shall be made 7761
{7761} Prime
שׂוּם
suwm
{soom}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7760.
z8725
<8725> Grammar
Stem - Ithpeal (See H8829)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 14
a dunghill. 5122
{5122} Prime
נְוָלוּ
n@valuw
{nev-aw-loo'}
(Chaldee); from an unused root probably meaning to be foul; a sink.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 2:5

_ _ The thing — that is, The dream, “is gone from me.” 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. English Version is simpler, which supposes the king himself to have forgotten the dream. Pretenders to supernatural knowledge often bring on themselves their own punishment.

_ _ cut in pieces — (1 Samuel 15:33).

_ _ houses ... dunghill — rather, “a morass heap.” 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]. 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; Jeremiah 52:9-11.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 2:1-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Daniel 2:5

The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye (g) shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill.

(g) This is a just reward of their arrogance (who boasted of themselves that they had knowledge of all things), that they should be proved fools, and that to their perpetual shame and confusion.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
ye shall:
This was unreasonable, arbitrary, and tyrannical in the extreme; but, in the course of God's providence, it was overruled to serve the most important purpose.
Daniel 3:29 Therefore I make a decree, That every people, nation, and language, which speak any thing amiss against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, shall be cut in pieces, and their houses shall be made a dunghill: because there is no other God that can deliver after this sort.
1 Samuel 15:33 And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless among women. And Samuel hewed Agag in pieces before the LORD in Gilgal.
Psalms 50:22 Now consider this, ye that forget God, lest I tear [you] in pieces, and [there be] none to deliver.
Psalms 58:7 Let them melt away as waters [which] run continually: [when] he bendeth [his bow to shoot] his arrows, let them be as cut in pieces.

cut in pieces:
Chal, made pieces

made:

Deuteronomy 13:16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.
Joshua 6:26 And Joshua adjured [them] at that time, saying, Cursed [be] the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest [son] shall he set up the gates of it.
2 Kings 10:27 And they brake down the image of Baal, and brake down the house of Baal, and made it a draught house unto this day.
Ezra 6:11 Also I have made a decree, that whosoever shall alter this word, let timber be pulled down from his house, and being set up, let him be hanged thereon; and let his house be made a dunghill for this.
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Dt 13:16. Jsh 6:26. 1S 15:33. 2K 10:27. Ezr 6:11. Ps 50:22; 58:7. Dn 3:29.

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