New International Version
he said to them, "I have had a dream that troubles me and I want to know what it means."
King James Bible
And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream.
Darby Bible Translation
And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit is troubled to know the dream.
World English Bible
The king said to them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit is troubled to know the dream.
Young's Literal Translation
and the king saith to them, 'A dream I have dreamed, and moved is my spirit to know the dream.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The magicians - חרטמים chartummim. See the note on Genesis 41:8 (note).
The astrologers - אשפים ashshaphim. Perhaps from נשף nashaph, to breathe, because they laid claim to Divine inspiration; but probably the persons in question were the philosophers and astronomers among the Babylonians.
The Chaldeans - Who these were is difficult to be ascertained. They might be a college of learned men, where all arts and sciences were professed and taught. The Chaldeans were the most ancient philosophers of the world; they might have been originally inhabitants of the Babylonian Irak; and still have preserved to themselves exclusively the name of Chaldeans, to distinguish themselves from other nations and peoples who inhabited the one hundred and twenty provinces of which the Babylonish government was composed.
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'This is the dream; and we will tell the interpretation thereof before the king. 37. Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 38. And wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the fowls of the heaven hath He given into thine hand, and hath made thee ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold. 39. And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which …
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"We both had dreams," they answered, "but there is no one to interpret them." Then Joseph said to them, "Do not interpretations belong to God? Tell me your dreams."
In the morning his mind was troubled, so he sent for all the magicians and wise men of Egypt. Pharaoh told them his dreams, but no one could interpret them for him.
Pharaoh said to Joseph, "I had a dream, and no one can interpret it. But I have heard it said of you that when you hear a dream you can interpret it."
In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his mind was troubled and he could not sleep.
I had a dream that made me afraid. As I was lying in bed, the images and visions that passed through my mind terrified me.
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