Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is no other that can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

New American Standard Bible

Moreover, the thing which the king demands is difficult, and there is no one else who could declare it to the king except gods, whose dwelling place is not with mortal flesh.”

King James Version

And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

Holman Bible

What the king is asking is so difficult that no one can make it known to him except the gods, whose dwelling is not with mortals.”

International Standard Version

Furthermore, what the king is asking is so difficult that no one can reveal it except the gods and they don't live with human beings."

A Conservative Version

And it is a rare thing that the king requires, and there is no other who can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

Amplified

Furthermore, what the king demands is an unusual and difficult thing indeed! No one except the gods can reveal it to the king, and their dwelling is not with [mortal] flesh.”

Bible in Basic English

The king's request is a very hard one, and there is no other who is able to make it clear to the king, but the gods, whose living-place is not with flesh.

Darby Translation

For the thing that the king demandeth is extraordinary, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

Julia Smith Translation

And the word the king asked will be made rare, and there is not another that will show it before the king except the gods that their dwelling is not with flesh.

King James 2000

And it is a rare thing that the king requires, and there is none other that can reveal it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the thing that the king is asking [is too] difficult and {there is no one who} can reveal it to the king except [the] gods {whose dwelling is not with mortals}."

Modern King James verseion

And it is a rare thing that the king asks, and there is no other who can reveal it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

for it is a very hard matter, that the king requireth. Neither is there any that can certify the king thereof, except the gods: whose dwelling is not among the creatures."

NET Bible

What the king is asking is too difficult, and no one exists who can disclose it to the king, except for the gods -- but they don't live among mortals!"

New Heart English Bible

It is a rare thing that the king requires, and there is no other who can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh."

The Emphasized Bible

and, the thing which the king hath asked, is difficult, and, none other, is there, who can declare it before the king, - saving the gods whose dwelling is, not with flesh.

Webster

And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is no other that can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

World English Bible

It is a rare thing that the king requires, and there is no other who can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.

Youngs Literal Translation

and the thing that the king is asking is precious, and others are there not that do shew it before the king, save the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.'

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And it is a rare
יקּיר 
Yaqqiyr (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

מלּה 
Millah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 23

that the king
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

שׁאל 
Sh@'el (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

and there is
איתי 
'iythay (Aramaic) 
to be
Usage: 17

לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

אחרן 
'ochoran (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

חוא 
Chava' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 14

it before
קדם קדם 
Qodam (Aramaic) 
before, before , of , him,
Usage: 42

the king
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

להן 
Lawhen (Aramaic) 
Usage: 10

the gods
אלהּ 
'elahh (Aramaic) 
God, god
Usage: 95

מדר מדר מדור 
M@dowr (Aramaic) 
Usage: 4

is
איתי 
'iythay (Aramaic) 
to be
Usage: 17

not
לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

with
עם 
`im (Aramaic) 
with, with..., to, from, toward, like, unto, by
Usage: 24

Context Readings

The King's Troubling Dream

10 The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can show the king's matter, forasmuch as no king, lord, or ruler, hath asked such a thing of any magician, or enchanter, or Chaldean. 11 And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is no other that can show it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh. 12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon.


Cross References

Daniel 5:11

There is a man in thy kingdom, in whom is the spirit of the holy gods; and in the days of thy father light and understanding and wisdom, like the wisdom of the gods, were found in him; and the king Nebuchadnezzar thy father, the king, I say , thy father, made him master of the magicians, enchanters, Chaldeans, and soothsayers;

Genesis 41:39

And Pharaoh said unto Joseph, Forasmuch as God hath showed thee all of this, there is none so discreet and wise as thou:

Exodus 29:45

And I will dwell among the children of Israel, and will be their God.

Isaiah 57:15

For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy: I dwell in the high and holy place, with him also that is of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite.

Exodus 8:19

Then the magicians said unto Pharaoh, This is the finger of God: and Pharaoh's heart was hardened, and he hearkened not unto them; as Jehovah had spoken.

Numbers 35:34

And thou shalt not defile the land which ye inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell: for I, Jehovah, dwell in the midst of the children of Israel.

1 Kings 8:27

But will God in very deed dwell on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded!

2 Chronicles 6:18

But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house which I have builded!

Psalm 68:18

Thou hast ascended on high, thou hast led away captives; Thou hast received gifts among men, Yea, among the rebellious also, that Jehovah God might dwell with them .

Psalm 113:5-6

Who is like unto Jehovah our God, That hath his seat on high,

Psalm 132:14

This is my resting-place for ever: Here will I dwell; for I have desired it.

Isaiah 8:18

Behold, I and the children whom Jehovah hath given me are for signs and for wonders in Israel from Jehovah of hosts, who dwelleth in mount Zion.

Isaiah 66:1-2

Thus saith Jehovah, Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool: what manner of house will ye build unto me? and what place shall be my rest?

Daniel 2:27-28

Daniel answered before the king, and said, The secret which the king hath demanded can neither wise men, enchanters, magicians, nor soothsayers, show unto the king;

Joel 3:21

And I will cleanse their blood, that I have not cleansed: for Jehovah dwelleth in Zion.

Matthew 19:26

And Jesus looking upon them'said to them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.

John 1:1-3

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father), full of grace and truth.

John 14:17

even the Spirit of truth: whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth him not, neither knoweth him: ye know him; for he abideth with you, and shall be in you.

John 14:23

Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man love me, he will keep my word: and my Father will love him, and we will come unto him, and make our abode with him.

2 Corinthians 6:16

And what agreement hath a temple of God with idols? for we are a temple of the living God; even as God said, I will dwell in them, and walk in them; and I will be their God, and they shall be my people.

Revelation 21:3

And I heard a great voice out of the throne saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and he shall dwell with them, and they shall be his peoples, and God himself shall be with them, and be their God:

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