I have heard that the spirit of the gods is in you, and that you have insight, intelligence, and extraordinary wisdom.
Cross ReferencesGenesis 41:38
So Pharaoh asked them, "Can we find anyone like this man, in whom the Spirit of God abides?"
He reveals the deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with Him.
But at last, Daniel came into my presence (his name is Belteshazzar, after the name of my god, and the spirit of the holy gods is in him.) And I told him the dream:
There is a man in your kingdom who has the spirit of the holy gods in him. In the days of your father he was found to have insight, intelligence, and wisdom like that of the gods. Your father, King Nebuchadnezzar, appointed him chief of the magicians, enchanters, astrologers, and diviners. Your own father, the king,
did this because Daniel, the one he named Belteshazzar, was found to have an extraordinary spirit, as well as knowledge, understanding, and the ability to interpret dreams, explain riddles, and solve difficult problems. Summon Daniel, therefore, and he will give you the interpretation."
So Daniel was brought before the king, who asked him, "Are you Daniel, one of the exiles my father the king brought from Judah?
Now the wise men and enchanters were brought before me to read this inscription and interpret it for me, but they could not give its interpretation.
Soon, by his extraordinary spirit, Daniel distinguished himself among the administrators and satraps. So the king planned to set him over the whole kingdom.
Chapter Outline1. Belshazzar's impious feast.
5. A hand-writing unknown to the magicians, troubles the king.
10. At the commendation of the queen Daniel is brought.
17. He, reproving the king of pride and idolatry,
25. reads and interprets the writing.
30. The monarchy is translated to the Medes
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