Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, “Keep your gifts for yourself or give your rewards to someone else; however, I will read the inscription to the king and make the interpretation known to him.

King James Version

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

Holman Bible

Then Daniel answered the king, “You may keep your gifts, and give your rewards to someone else; however, I will read the inscription for the king and make the interpretation known to him.

International Standard Version

At this, Daniel answered, speaking directly to the king, "Let your gifts and rewards be given to someone else. However, I'll read the writing for the king and tell him its meaning.

A Conservative Version

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another. Nevertheless I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

American Standard Version

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; nevertheless I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

Amplified

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, “Keep your gifts for yourself and give your rewards to someone else; however, I will read the writing to the king and reveal the interpretation to him.

Bible in Basic English

Then Daniel made answer and said to the king, Keep your offerings for yourself, and give your rewards to another; but I, after reading the writing to the king, will give him the sense of it.

Darby Translation

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet will I read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

Julia Smith Translation

At that time Daniel answered and said before the king, Thy gifts to be to thyself, and give thy presents to another; but I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

King James 2000

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let your gifts be to yourself, and give your rewards to another; yet I will read the writing unto the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, "Let your gifts be for yourself or your rewards give to another; nevertheless, I will read the writing to the king and I will make known to him the explanation.

Modern King James verseion

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let your gifts be to yourself, and give your rewards to another. Yet I will read the writing to the king, and make the meaning known to him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Daniel answered, and said before the king, "As for thy rewards, keep them to thyself, or give thy rich gifts to another: yet not the less, I will read the writing unto the king, and show him the interpretation thereof.

NET Bible

But Daniel replied to the king, "Keep your gifts, and give your rewards to someone else! However, I will read the writing for the king and make known its interpretation.

New Heart English Bible

Then Daniel answered before the king, "Keep your gifts for yourself, and give your rewards to another;. Nevertheless I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

The Emphasized Bible

Then spake Daniel, and said before the king, As for thy gifts, thine own let them remain, and, thy presents, on another, bestow, - howbeit, the writing, will I read to the king, and, the interpretation thereof, will I make known to him.

Webster

Then Daniel answered and said before the king, Let thy gifts be to thyself, and give thy rewards to another; yet I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

World English Bible

Then Daniel answered before the king, Let your gifts be to yourself, and give your rewards to another; nevertheless I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.

Youngs Literal Translation

Then hath Daniel answered and said before the king, 'Thy gifts be to thyself, and thy fee to another give; nevertheless, the writing I do read to the king, and the interpretation I cause him to know;

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדין 
'edayin (Aramaic) 
Usage: 57

דּניּאל 
Daniye'l (Aramaic) 
Usage: 52

ענה 
`anah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 30

and said
אמר 
'amar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 71

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

the king
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

מתּנא 
Matt@na' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

be
הוה הוא 
Hava' (Aramaic) 
be, was,
Usage: 70

to thyself, and give
יהב 
Y@hab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 28

נבזבּה 
N@bizbah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

to another
אחרן 
'ochoran (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

yet
בּרם 
B@ram (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

I will read
קרא 
Q@ra' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

the writing
כּתב 
K@thab (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

unto the king
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

and make known
ידע 
Y@da` (Aramaic) 
Usage: 49

References

American

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Watsons

Context Readings

Daniel Deciphers And Interprets The Writing

16 But I personally have heard about you, that you are able to give interpretations and solve difficult problems. Now if you are able to read the inscription and make its interpretation known to me, you will be clothed with purple and wear a necklace of gold around your neck, and you will have authority as the third ruler in the kingdom.” 17 Then Daniel answered and said before the king, “Keep your gifts for yourself or give your rewards to someone else; however, I will read the inscription to the king and make the interpretation known to him. 18 O king, the Most High God granted sovereignty, grandeur, glory and majesty to Nebuchadnezzar your father.


Cross References

2 Kings 5:16

But he said, “As the Lord lives, before whom I stand, I will take nothing.” And he urged him to take it, but he refused.

Genesis 14:23

that I will not take a thread or a sandal thong or anything that is yours, for fear you would say, ‘I have made Abram rich.’

2 Kings 3:13

Now Elisha said to the king of Israel, “What do I have to do with you? Go to the prophets of your father and to the prophets of your mother.” And the king of Israel said to him, “No, for the Lord has called these three kings together to give them into the hand of Moab.”

2 Kings 5:26

Then he said to him, “Did not my heart go with you, when the man turned from his chariot to meet you? Is it a time to receive money and to receive clothes and olive groves and vineyards and sheep and oxen and male and female servants?

Psalm 119:46

I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings
And shall not be ashamed.

Daniel 2:6

But if you declare the dream and its interpretation, you will receive from me gifts and a reward and great honor; therefore declare to me the dream and its interpretation.”

Daniel 5:29

Then Belshazzar gave orders, and they clothed Daniel with purple and put a necklace of gold around his neck, and issued a proclamation concerning him that he now had authority as the third ruler in the kingdom.

Acts 8:20

But Peter said to him, “May your silver perish with you, because you thought you could obtain the gift of God with money!

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