Parallel Verses

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.

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:

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.

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 said, "May the name of God be blessed forever and ever; wisdom and power are his for evermore. 21 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. 22 He reveals what is profoundly mysterious and knows what is in the darkness; with him dwells light.



Cross References

Daniel 7:25

He'll speak out against the Most High and wear down the saints of the Highest One. He'll attempt to alter times and laws, and they'll be given into his control for a time, times, and half a time.

Job 12:18

He strips away the authority of kings to punish and puts them in prison clothes instead.

Daniel 2:9

So if you don't disclose the dream to me, there will be only one sentence for all of you. You have conspired together to present lies and corrupt interpretations until the situation changes. Now tell me the dream and I'll know that you can reveal its true meaning."

Daniel 4:17

This order is announced by the observers, and the holy ones declare the verdict, so that the living may know that the Most High is sovereign over human kingdoms and grants them to whomever he desires, and he places the least important of men over them.'

James 1:5

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

1 Kings 4:29

God gave Solomon wisdom and great discernment. His insights were as numerous as sand on the seashore.

Daniel 4:32

"The kingdom has been taken from you! You're to be driven away from people. You're to live with the wild animals of the field. You are to be made to eat grass like cattle, and seven years will pass you by until you realize that the Most High is sovereign over human kingdoms and grants them to whomever he desires.'"

Exodus 31:3

and I've filled him with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, understanding, knowledge, and all kinds of craftsmanship

Exodus 31:6

Along with him I'm appointing Ahisamach's son Oholiab from the tribe of Dan, and I've given wisdom to all who are skilled so they can make everything that I've commanded you,

1 Samuel 2:7-8

The LORD makes people poor and he makes people rich, he brings them low, and he also exalts them.

1 Kings 3:8-12

Your servant lives in the midst of your people that you have chosen, a great people that is too numerous to be counted.

1 Kings 3:28

When this decision that the king had handed down was announced, everybody in Israel was amazed at the king, because they all saw that God's wisdom was in him, enabling him to administer justice.

1 Kings 10:24

All the earth continued to seek audiences with Solomon so they could hear the wise things that God had put in his heart.

1 Chronicles 22:12

"Only may the LORD give you discretion and understanding as he places you in charge over Israel, so you can keep the Law of the LORD your God.

1 Chronicles 29:30

including details regarding his reign, his power, the circumstances that attended his life, Israel, and all of the kingdoms of the countries that surrounded him.

2 Chronicles 1:10-12

Give me wisdom now, so I may go in and out among this people, because who can rule this great people that belongs to you?

Esther 1:13

Then the king flew into a rage. The king spoke to the wise men who understood the times, for it was the king's custom to consult all those who understood law and justice.

Job 34:24-29

He shatters valiant men without a need to investigate, and he raises others in their place.

Psalm 31:14-15

But I trust in you, LORD. I say, "You are my God."

Psalm 75:5-7

Don't use your strength to fight heaven or speak from stubborn arrogance."

Psalm 113:7-8

He lifts the poor person from the dust, raising the needy from the trash pile

Proverbs 2:6-7

For the LORD gives wisdom, and from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 8:15-16

Kings reign by me, and rulers dispense justice through me.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

There is a season for everything, and a time for every event under heaven:

Jeremiah 27:5-7

"By my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth, mankind, and the animals that are on the face of the earth, and I give it to whomever I see fit.

Daniel 11:6

After a number of years, they'll become allies and the daughter of the southern king will go to the northern king in order to craft alliances. But she won't remain in power, nor will he retain his power. Instead, she'll be surrendered, along with her entourage, the one who fathered her, and the one who supported her at that time.

Luke 1:51-52

He displayed his mighty power with his arm. He scattered people who were proud in mind and heart.

Luke 21:15

because I will give you the ability to speak, along with wisdom, that none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute.

Acts 13:21-22

"After that, he gave them judges until the time of the prophet Samuel. When they demanded a king, God gave them Kish's son Saul, from the tribe of Benjamin, for 40 years.

1 Corinthians 1:30

It is because of God that you are in union with the Messiah Jesus, who for us has become wisdom from God, as well as our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

James 1:17

Every generous act of giving and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father who made the heavenly lights, in whom there is no inconsistency or shifting shadow.

James 3:15-17

That kind of wisdom does not come from above. No, it is worldly, self-centered, and demonic.

Revelation 19:16

On his robe that covers his thigh he has a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS

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