Parallel Verses

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:

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.

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.

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 Daniel answered and said, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever: for wisdom and might are his: 21 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: 22 He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the darkness, and the light dwells with him.



Cross References

Daniel 7:25

And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws: and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and the dividing of time.

Job 12:18

He looses the bonds of kings, and girds their loins with a waistband.

Daniel 2:9

But if you will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for you have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can show me its interpretation.

Daniel 4:17

This sentence is by the decree of the watchers, and the decision by the word of the holy ones: to the intent that the living may know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will, and sets up over it the lowliest of men.

James 1:5

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all men liberally, and reproaches not; and it shall be given him.

1 Kings 4:29

And God gave Solomon wisdom and exceedingly great understanding, and largeness of heart, even as the sand that is on the seashore.

Daniel 4:32

And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field: they shall make you to eat grass like oxen, and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever he will.

Exodus 31:3

And I have filled him with the spirit of God, in wisdom, and in understanding, and in knowledge, and in all manner of workmanship,

Exodus 31:6

And I, behold, I have given with him Oholiab, the son of Ahisamach, of the tribe of Dan: and in the hearts of all that are wise hearted I have put wisdom, that they may make all that I have commanded you;

1 Samuel 2:7-8

The LORD makes poor, and makes rich: he brings low, and lifts up.

1 Kings 3:8-12

And your servant is in the midst of your people whom you have chosen, a great people, that cannot be numbered nor counted for multitude.

1 Kings 3:28

And all Israel heard of the judgment which the king had judged; and they feared the king: for they saw that the wisdom of God was in him, to do justice.

1 Kings 10:24

And all the earth sought the presence of Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

1 Chronicles 22:12

Only the LORD give you wisdom and understanding, and give you charge concerning Israel, that you may keep the law of the LORD your God.

1 Chronicles 29:30

With all his reign and his might, and the events that happened to him, and to Israel, and to all the kingdoms of the countries.

2 Chronicles 1:10-12

Give me now wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people: for who can judge this your people, that are so great?

Esther 1:13

Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for so was the king's manner toward all that knew law and judgment:

Job 34:24-29

He shall break in pieces mighty men without number, and set others in their place.

Psalm 31:14-15

But I trusted in you, O LORD: I said, you are my God.

Psalm 75:5-7

Lift not up your horn on high: speak not with a stiff neck.

Psalm 113:7-8

He raises up the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the ash heap;

Proverbs 2:6-7

For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Proverbs 8:15-16

By me kings reign, and princes decree justice.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

Jeremiah 27:5-7

I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are upon the ground, by my great power and by my outstretched arm, and have given it unto whom it seemed right unto me.

Daniel 11:6

And at the end of some years they shall join themselves together; for the king's daughter of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the power of her authority; neither shall he stand, nor his arm: but she shall be given up, and they that brought her, and he that begat her, and he that strengthened her in these times.

Luke 1:51-52

He has showed strength with his arm; he has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts.

Luke 21:15

For I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which all your adversaries shall not be able to contradict nor resist.

Acts 13:21-22

And afterward they desired a king: and God gave unto them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.

1 Corinthians 1:30

And of him are you in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption:

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.

James 3:15-17

This wisdom descends not from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic.

Revelation 19:16

And he has on his robe and on his thigh a name written, KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS.

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