Parallel Verses

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;

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.

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:

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, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever; for wisdom and might are his. 21 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; 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

He shall speak words against the Most High, and shall wear out the saints of the Most High; and he shall think to change the times and the law; and they shall be given into his hand until a time and times and half a time.

Job 12:18

He loosens the bond of kings. He binds their waist with a belt.

Daniel 2:9

But if you don't make known to me the dream, there is but one law for you; for you have prepared lying and corrupt words to speak before me, until the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can show me its interpretation.

Daniel 4:17

The sentence is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand 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 lowest of men.

James 1:5

But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach; and it will be given to him.

1 Kings 4:29

God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and very great understanding, even as the sand that is on the seashore.

Daniel 4:32

and you shall be driven from men; and your dwelling shall be with the animals of the field; you shall be made to eat grass as 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 kinds of workmanship,

Exodus 31:6

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

1 Samuel 2:7-8

Yahweh makes poor, and makes rich. He brings low, he also lifts up.

1 Kings 3:8-12

Your servant is in the midst of your people which you have chosen, a great people, that can't be numbered nor counted for multitude.

1 Kings 3:28

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

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

1 Chronicles 22:12

May Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.

1 Chronicles 29:30

with all his reign and his might, and the times that went over him, and over Israel, and over all the kingdoms of the countries.

2 Chronicles 1:10-12

Now give me wisdom and knowledge, that I may go out and come in before this people; for who can judge this your people, that is so great?"

Esther 1:13

Then the king said to the wise men, who knew the times, (for it was the king's custom to consult those who knew law and judgment;

Job 34:24-29

He breaks in pieces mighty men in ways past finding out, and sets others in their place.

Psalm 31:14-15

But I trust in you, Yahweh. I said, "You are my God."

Psalm 75:5-7

Don't lift up your horn on high. Don't speak with a stiff neck."

Psalm 113:7-8

He raises up the poor out of the dust. Lifts up the needy from the ash heap;

Proverbs 2:6-7

For Yahweh 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

For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:

Jeremiah 27:5-7

I have made the earth, the men and the animals that are on the surface of the earth, by my great power and by my outstretched arm; and I give it to whom it seems right to me.

Daniel 11:6

At the end of years they shall join themselves together; and the daughter of the king of the south shall come to the king of the north to make an agreement: but she shall not retain the strength of her arm; neither shall he stand, nor his arm; but she shall be given up, and those who brought her, and he who became the father of her, and he who strengthened her in those times.

Luke 1:51-52

He has shown 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 will not be able to withstand or to contradict.

Acts 13:21-22

Afterward they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.

1 Corinthians 1:30

But of him, you are in Christ Jesus, who was made to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption:

James 1:17

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom can be no variation, nor turning shadow.

James 3:15-17

This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is earthly, sensual, and demonic.

Revelation 19:16

He has on his garment and on his thigh a name written, "KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS."

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