Daniel 1:17
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New International Version
To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds.

King James Bible
As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Darby Bible Translation
As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

World English Bible
Now as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.

Young's Literal Translation
As to these four lads, God hath given to them knowledge and understanding in every kind of literature, and wisdom; and Daniel hath given instruction about every kind of vision and dreams.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

As for these four children - Young men or youths. Our translation gives a false idea.

In all visions and dreams - That is, such as are Divine; for as to dreams in general, they have as much signification as they have connection, being the effects of the state of the body, of the mind, or of the circumstances of the dreamer. A dream may be considered supernatural, if it have nothing preposterous, nothing monstrous, and nothing irregular. If the whole order and consequences of the things be preserved in them, from beginning to end, then we may presume they are supernatural. In such dreams Daniel had understanding.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

God.

Daniel 2:21,23 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise...

1 Kings 3:12,28 Behold, I have done according to your words: see, I have given you a wise and an understanding heart...

1 Kings 4:29-31 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the sea shore...

2 Chronicles 1:10,12 Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this your people...

Job 32:8 But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

Psalm 119:98-100 You through your commandments have made me wiser than my enemies: for they are ever with me...

Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 For God gives to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, and joy: but to the sinner he gives travail...

Isaiah 28:26 For his God does instruct him to discretion, and does teach him.

Luke 21:15 For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to gainsay nor resist.

Acts 6:10 And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke.

Acts 7:10 And delivered him out of all his afflictions, and gave him favor and wisdom in the sight of Pharaoh king of Egypt...

Colossians 1:9 For this cause we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you...

James 1:5,17 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all men liberally, and upbraides not; and it shall be given him...

knowledge.

Acts 7:22 And Moses was learned in all the wisdom of the Egyptians, and was mighty in words and in deeds.


Daniel had understanding. or, he made Daniel understand.

Acts 4:9,10 If we this day be examined of the good deed done to the weak man, by what means he is made whole...

Acts 5:11,12,14 And great fear came on all the church, and on as many as heard these things...

Acts 10:1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

Genesis 41:8-15 And it came to pass in the morning that his spirit was troubled; and he sent and called for all the magicians of Egypt...

Numbers 12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known to him in a vision...

2 Chronicles 26:5 And he sought God in the days of Zechariah, who had understanding in the visions of God: and as long as he sought the LORD...

Ezekiel 28:3 Behold, you are wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from you:

1 Corinthians 12:7-11 But the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit with...

Library
Youthful Confessors
'But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank; therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself. 9. Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs. 10. And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink; for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

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

Cross References
Acts 7:22
Moses was educated in all the wisdom of the Egyptians and was powerful in speech and action.

1 Kings 3:12
I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will never have been anyone like you, nor will there ever be.

1 Kings 3:28
When all Israel heard the verdict the king had given, they held the king in awe, because they saw that he had wisdom from God to administer justice.

2 Chronicles 26:5
He sought God during the days of Zechariah, who instructed him in the fear of God. As long as he sought the LORD, God gave him success.

Job 32:8
But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.

Daniel 1:4
young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king's palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians.

Daniel 1:18
At the end of the time set by the king to bring them into his service, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar.

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