Parallel Verses

Holman Bible

He changes the times and seasons;
He removes kings and establishes kings.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those
who have understanding.

New American Standard Bible

"It is He who changes the times and the epochs; He removes kings and establishes kings; He gives wisdom to wise men And knowledge to men of understanding.

King James Version

And he changeth the times and the seasons: he removeth kings, and setteth up kings: he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

International Standard Version

It is God who alters the times and seasons, and he removes kings and promotes kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning.

A Conservative Version

And he changes the times and the seasons. He removes kings, and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding.

American Standard Version

And he changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings; he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that have understanding;

Amplified

He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding!

Bible in Basic English

By him times and years are changed: by him kings are taken away and kings are lifted up: he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those whose minds are awake:

Darby Translation

And it is he that changeth times and seasons; He deposeth kings, and setteth up kings; He giveth wisdom to the wise, And knowledge to them that know understanding.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

and it is he that changes the times and the opportunities; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom unto the wise and knowledge unto those that know understanding:

Julia Smith Translation

And he changes the times and the seasons; removing kings and setting up kings; giving wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those knowing understanding.

King James 2000

And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

Lexham Expanded Bible

And he changes the times and the seasons, and he deposes kings and he sets up kings; he gives wisdom to wise men and knowledge to [men who] know understanding.

Modern King James verseion

And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and sets up kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He changeth the times and ages; he putteth down kings, he setteth up kings; he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and understanding to those that understand;

NET Bible

He changes times and seasons, deposing some kings and establishing others. He gives wisdom to the wise; he imparts knowledge to those with understanding;

New Heart English Bible

He changes the times and the seasons; he removes kings, and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding;

The Emphasized Bible

And, he, changeth times and seasons, removeth kings, and setteth up kings, - giving wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them who are skilled in understanding:

Webster

And he changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings; he giveth wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding:

World English Bible

He changes the times and the seasons; he removes kings, and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those who have understanding;

Youngs Literal Translation

And He is changing times and seasons, He is causing kings to pass away, and He is raising up kings; He is giving wisdom to the wise, and knowledge to those possessing understanding.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁנא 
Sh@na' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 21

the times
עדּן 
`iddan (Aramaic) 
Usage: 13

and the seasons
זמן 
Z@man (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

עדה עדא 
`ada' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 9

מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180
Usage: 180

and setteth up
קוּם 
Quwm (Aramaic) 
Usage: 35

he giveth
יהב 
Y@hab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 28

חכמה 
Chokmah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

unto the wise
חכּים 
Chakkiym (Aramaic) 
Usage: 14

and knowledge
מנדּע 
manda` (Aramaic) 
Usage: 4

ידע 
Y@da` (Aramaic) 
Usage: 49

Devotionals

Devotionals about Daniel 2:21

References

Context Readings

God Reveals Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

20 and declared:May the name of God
be praised forever and ever,
for wisdom and power belong to Him.
21 He changes the times and seasons;
He removes kings and establishes kings.
He gives wisdom to the wise
and knowledge to those
who have understanding.
22 He reveals the deep and hidden things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
and light dwells with Him.



Cross References

Daniel 7:25

He will speak words against the Most High and oppress the holy ones of the Most High. He will intend to change religious festivals and laws, and the holy ones will be handed over to him for a time, times, and half a time.

Job 12:18

He releases the bonds put on by kings
and fastens a belt around their waists.

Daniel 2:9

If you don’t tell me the dream, there is one decree for you. You have conspired to tell me something false or fraudulent until the situation changes. So tell me the dream and I will know you can give me its interpretation.”

Daniel 4:17

This word is by decree of the observers;
the matter is a command from the holy ones.
This is so the living will know
that the Most High is ruler
over the kingdom of men.
He gives it to anyone He wants
and sets the lowliest of men over it.

James 1:5

Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives to all generously and without criticizing, and it will be given to him.

1 Kings 4:29

God gave Solomon wisdom, very great insight, and understanding as vast as the sand on the seashore.

Daniel 4:32

You will be driven away from people to live with the wild animals, and you will feed on grass like cattle for seven periods of time, until you acknowledge that the Most High is ruler over the kingdom of men, and He gives it to anyone He wants.”

Exodus 31:3

I have filled him with God’s Spirit, with wisdom, understanding, and ability in every craft

Exodus 31:6

I have also selected Oholiab son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan, to be with him. I have placed wisdom within every skilled craftsman in order to make all that I have commanded you:

1 Samuel 2:7-8

The Lord brings poverty and gives wealth;
He humbles and He exalts.

1 Kings 3:8-12

Your servant is among Your people You have chosen, a people too numerous to be numbered or counted.

1 Kings 3:28

All Israel heard about the judgment the king had given, and they stood in awe of the king because they saw that God’s wisdom was in him to carry out justice.

1 Kings 10:24

The whole world wanted an audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom that God had put in his heart.

1 Chronicles 22:12

Above all, may the Lord give you insight and understanding when He puts you in charge of Israel so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.

1 Chronicles 29:30

along with all his reign, his might, and the incidents that affected him and Israel and all the kingdoms of the surrounding lands.

2 Chronicles 1:10-12

Now grant me wisdom and knowledge so that I may lead these people, for who can judge this great people of Yours?”

Esther 1:13

The king consulted the wise men who understood the times, for it was his normal procedure to confer with experts in law and justice.

Job 34:24-29

He shatters the mighty without an investigation
and sets others in their place.

Psalm 31:14-15

But I trust in You, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”

Psalm 75:5-7

Do not lift up your horn against heaven
or speak arrogantly.’”

Psalm 113:7-8

He raises the poor from the dust
and lifts the needy from the garbage pile

Proverbs 2:6-7

For the Lord gives wisdom;
from His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 8:15-16

It is by me that kings reign
and rulers enact just law;

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

There is an occasion for everything,
and a time for every activity under heaven:

Jeremiah 27:5-7

By My great strength and outstretched arm, I made the earth, and the people, and animals on the face of the earth. I give it to anyone I please.

Daniel 11:6

After some years they will form an alliance, and the daughter of the king of the South will go to the king of the North to seal the agreement. She will not retain power, and his strength will not endure. She will be given up, together with her entourage, her father, and the one who supported her during those times.

Luke 1:51-52

He has done a mighty deed with His arm;
He has scattered the proud
because of the thoughts of their hearts;

Luke 21:15

for I will give you such wordsand a wisdom that none of your adversaries will be able to resist or contradict.

Acts 13:21-22

Then they asked for a king, so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for 40 years.

1 Corinthians 1:30

But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became God-given wisdom for us—our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption,

James 1:17

Every generous act and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights; with Him there is no variation or shadow cast by turning.

James 3:15-17

Such wisdom does not come from above but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic.

Revelation 19:16

And He has a name written on His robe and on His thigh: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

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