New International Version
At this, Daniel went in to the king and asked for time, so that he might interpret the dream for him.
King James Bible
Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation.
Darby Bible Translation
And Daniel went in, and requested of the king that he would give him time, that he might shew the king the interpretation.
World English Bible
Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would appoint him a time, and he would show the king the interpretation.
Young's Literal Translation
and Daniel hath gone up, and sought of the king that he would give him time to shew the interpretation to the king.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
That he would give him time - That is, that he might seek unto God for a revelation of the thing. The Chaldeans dared not even to promise this; they would only pledge themselves for the interpretation, provided the king would furnish the dream. Daniel engages both to find the lost dream, and to give the proper interpretation.
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He asked the king's officer, "Why did the king issue such a harsh decree?" Arioch then explained the matter to Daniel.
Then Daniel returned to his house and explained the matter to his friends Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah.
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