New American Standard Bible
They answered a second time and said, "Let the king tell the dream to his servants, and we will declare the interpretation."
King James Bible
They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it.
Darby Bible Translation
They answered the second time and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation.
World English Bible
They answered the second time and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation.
Young's Literal Translation
They have answered a second time, and are saying, 'Let the king tell the dream to his servants, and the interpretation we do shew.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
They answered again, and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will show the interpretation of it - Certainly not an unreasonable request, in any circumstances, and especially in theirs. They did not profess, evidently, to be able to recal a dream that was forgotten, but the extent of their profession on this subject appears to have been, that they were able to "explain" what was commonly regarded as a prognostic of a future event.
Professor Maspero does not need to be introduced to us. His name is well known in England and America as that of one of the chief masters of Egyptian science as well as of ancient Oriental history and archaeology. Alike as a philologist, a historian, and an archaeologist, he occupies a foremost place in the annals of modern knowledge and research. He possesses that quick apprehension and fertility of resource without which the decipherment of ancient texts is impossible, and he also possesses a sympathy …
G. Maspero—History Of Egypt, Chaldaea, Syria, Babylonia, and Assyria, V 1
That Gospel Sermon on the Blessed Hope
Annunciation of the Birth of Jesus.
The First Sayings of Jesus --His Ideas of a Divine Father and of a Pure Religion --First Disciples.
Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic: "O king, live forever! Tell the dream to your servants, and we will declare the interpretation."
The king replied, "I know for certain that you are bargaining for time, inasmuch as you have seen that the command from me is firm,
"Then the magicians, the conjurers, the Chaldeans and the diviners came in and I related the dream to them, but they could not make its interpretation known to me.
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