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Daniel replied, "Keep your gifts for yourself or give them to someone else. I will read for Your Majesty what has been written and tell you what it means.
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To which Daniel made answer, and said before the king: thy rewards be to thyself, and the gifts of thy house give to another: but the writing I will read to thee, O king, and shew thee the interpretation thereof.
Daniel 5:29 Then by the king's command, Daniel was clothed with purple, and a chain of gold was put about his neck: and it was proclaimed of him that he had power as the third man in the kingdom.
Genesis 14:23 That from the very woof thread unto the shoe latchet, I will not take of any things that are thine, lest thou say: I have enriched Abram.
2 Kings 3:13 And Eliseus said to the king of Israel: What have I to do with thee? go to the prophets of thy father, and thy mother. And the king of Israel said to him: Why hath the Lord gathered together these three kings, to deliver them into the hands of Moab?
2 Kings 5:16,26 But he answered: As the Lord liveth, before whom I stand, I will receive none. And when he pressed him, he still refused. . . .
Acts 8:20 Keep thy money to thyself, to perish with thee: because thou hast thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money.
Daniel 2:6 but if you tell the dream, and the meaning of it, you shall receive of me rewards, and gifts, and great honour: therefore, tell me the dream, and the interpretation thereof.
I will read.
Psalm 119:46 And I spoke of thy testimonies before kings: and I was not ashamed.
ContextDaniel Interprets the Handwriting
…16But I have heard of thee, that thou canst interpret obscure things, and resolve difficult things: now if thou art able to read the writing, and to shew me the interpretation thereof, thou shalt be clothed with purple, and shalt have a chain of gold about thy neck, and shalt be the third prince in my kingdom. 17To which Daniel made answer, and said before the king: thy rewards be to thyself, and the gifts of thy house give to another: but the writing I will read to thee, O king, and shew thee the interpretation thereof.18O king, the most high God gave to Nabuchodonosor, thy father, a kingdom, and greatness, and glory, and honour.…
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