Daniel 1:20
Parallel Verses
King James Version
And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.

Darby Bible Translation
And in all matters of judicious wisdom, as to which the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the scribes and magicians that were in all his realm.

World English Bible
In every matter of wisdom and understanding, concerning which the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters who were in all his realm.

Young's Literal Translation
and in any matter of wisdom and understanding that the king hath sought of them, he findeth them ten hands above all the scribes, the enchanters, who are in all his kingdom.

Daniel 1:20 Parallel
Commentary
King James Translators' Notes

wisdom...: Heb. wisdom of understanding

Geneva Study Bible

And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king enquired of them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and astrologers that were in all his realm.Daniel 1:20 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Whether Curiosity Can be About Intellective Knowledge?
Objection 1: It would seem that curiosity cannot be about intellective knowledge. Because, according to the Philosopher (Ethic. ii, 6), there can be no mean and extremes in things which are essentially good. Now intellective knowledge is essentially good: because man's perfection would seem to consist in his intellect being reduced from potentiality to act, and this is done by the knowledge of truth. For Dionysius says (Div. Nom. iv) that "the good of the human soul is to be in accordance with reason,"
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

In the Lions' Den
[This chapter is based on Daniel 6.] When Darius the Median took the throne formerly occupied by the Babylonian rulers, he at once proceeded to reorganize the government. He "set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes; . . . and over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought
Ellen Gould White—The Story of Prophets and Kings

Upon Our Lord's SermonOn the Mount
Discourse 7 "Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: And thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly." Matthew 6:16-18. 1. It has been the endeavour of Satan, from the beginning of the world,
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Cross References
Genesis 31:7
And your father hath deceived me, and changed my wages ten times; but God suffered him not to hurt me.

Genesis 41:8
And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt, and all the wise men thereof: and Pharaoh told them his dream; but there was none that could interpret them unto Pharaoh.

Numbers 14:22
Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

1 Kings 4:30
And Solomon's wisdom excelled the wisdom of all the children of the east country, and all the wisdom of Egypt.

1 Kings 4:31
For he was wiser than all men; than Ethan the Ezrahite, and Heman, and Chalcol, and Darda, the sons of Mahol: and his fame was in all nations round about.

Nehemiah 4:12
And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them came, they said unto us ten times, From all places whence ye shall return unto us they will be upon you.

Job 19:3
These ten times have ye reproached me: ye are not ashamed that ye make yourselves strange to me.

Jump to Previous
Arts Astrologers Better Business Conjurers Consulted Enchanters Enquired Findeth Found Good Inquired Judicious Kingdom Magicians Matter Matters Needing Questioned Questions Realm Scribes Secret Sense Sought Superior Ten Times Understanding Users Wisdom Wonder-Workers
Jump to Next
Arts Astrologers Better Business Conjurers Consulted Enchanters Enquired Findeth Found Good Inquired Judicious Kingdom Magicians Matter Matters Needing Questioned Questions Realm Scribes Secret Sense Sought Superior Ten Times Understanding Users Wisdom Wonder-Workers
Links
Daniel 1:20 NIV
Daniel 1:20 NLT
Daniel 1:20 ESV
Daniel 1:20 NASB
Daniel 1:20 KJV

Daniel 1:20 Bible Apps
Daniel 1:20 Biblia Paralela
Daniel 1:20 Chinese Bible
Daniel 1:20 French Bible
Daniel 1:20 German Bible

Daniel 1:20 Commentaries

Bible Hub
Daniel 1:19
Top of Page
Top of Page