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captives taken at Jerusalem and carried to Babylon, who were the most
"Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel,
Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:" Daniel 1:6.
Who was Nebuchadnezzar?
"In the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim king
of Judah came Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and
besieged it." Daniel 1:1.
sleep to depart from Nebuchadnezzar?
"And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar
Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and
his sleep brake from him." Daniel 2:1.
applied to his magicians for an interpretation of his dream, what did they
"The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said,
There is not a man upon the earth that can show the king's matter:
therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any
magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean. And it is a rare thing that the king
requireth, and there is none other that can show it before the king,
except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh." Daniel
In his anger, what decree did the king make?
"For this cause the king was angry and very
furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon."
suffering the consequences of the decree, what did Daniel do?
"Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king
that he would give him time, and that he would show the king the
interpretation." Daniel 2:16.
After he and
his three companions had prayed to God about the matter, how was the
interpretation made known?
"Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in
a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven." Daniel
when Daniel was brought in before the king, what question was asked him?
"The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name
was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I
have seen, and the interpretation thereof?" Daniel 2:26.
What humble and impressive
answer did Daniel return?
"But there is a God in heaven that revealeth secrets, and
maketh known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days.
Thy dream, and the visions of thy head upon thy bed, are these;"
What had the
king seen in his dream?
"Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great
image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before
thee; and the form thereof was terrible." Daniel 2:31.
Of what were
the different parts of the image composed?
"This image's head was of fine gold, his breast
and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, his legs of
iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay." Daniel 2:32,33.
What did the king see happen
to the image?
"Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without
hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and
brake them to pieces." Daniel 2:34.
"Then was the iron, the clay, the brass, the
silver, and the gold, broken to pieces together, and became like the chaff
of the summer threshingfloors; and the wind carried them away, that no
place was found for them: and the stone that smote the image became a
great mountain, and filled the whole earth." Daniel 2:35.
the dream, how did Daniel proceed to explain the head of gold?
"Thou, O king, art a king of kings: for the God of
heaven hath given thee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. And
wheresoever the children of men dwell, the beasts of the field and the
fowls of the heaven hath he given into thine hand, and hath made thee
ruler over them all. Thou art this head of gold." Daniel
What was to
be the nature of the next kingdom after Babylon?
"And after thee shall arise another kingdom inferior
to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall bear rule over
all the earth." Daniel 2:39.
Who was the
last Babylonian king?
"In that night was Belshazzar the king of the
Chaldeans slain. And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about
threescore and two years old." Daniel 5:30,31.
To whom was Belshazzar's
"PERES; Thy kingdom is divided, and given to
the Medes and Persians." Daniel 5:28.
symbol is the Medo-Persian empire elsewhere represented?
"The ram which thou sawest having two horns are
the kings of Media and Persia." Daniel 8:20.
What beast was seen to come
"And as I was considering, behold, an he goat
came from the west on the face of the whole earth, and touched not the
ground: and the goat had a notable horn between his eyes. And he came to
the ram that had two horns, which I had seen standing before the river,
and ran unto him in the fury of his power." Daniel 8:5,6.
What was the
result of this contest?
"And I saw him come close unto the ram, and he was
moved with choler against him, and smote the ram, and brake his two horns:
and there was no power in the ram to stand before him, but he cast him
down to the ground, and stamped upon him: and there was none that could
deliver the ram out of his hand. Therefore the he goat waxed very
great: and when he was strong, the great horn was broken; and for it
came up four notable ones toward the four winds of heaven." Daniel
What did the
"And the rough goat is the king of Grecia:
and the great horn that is between his eyes is the first king."
By what is
Grecia represented in the image?
"And after thee shall arise another kingdom
inferior to thee, and another third kingdom of brass, which shall
bear rule over all the earth." Daniel 2:39.
What is said
of the fourth kingdom?
"And the fourth kingdom shall be strong as
iron: forasmuch as iron breaketh in pieces and subdueth all things:
and as iron that breaketh all these, shall it break in pieces and
bruise." Daniel 2:40.
such a power brought to view?
"And it came to pass in those days, that there
went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be
taxed." Luke 2:1.
indicated by the mixture of clay and iron in the feet and toes?
"And whereas thou sawest the feet and toes, part
of potters' clay, and part of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; but
there shall be in it of the strength of the iron, forasmuch as thou sawest
the iron mixed with miry clay." Daniel 2:41.
What is to
take place in the days of these kings?
"And in the days of these kings shall the God
of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed: and the
kingdom shall not be left to other people, but it shall break in pieces
and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand for ever." Daniel
Can there be
any doubt regarding the fulfillment of this prophecy?
"Forasmuch as thou sawest that the stone was cut
out of the mountain without hands, and that it brake in pieces the iron,
the brass, the clay, the silver, and the gold; the great God hath made
known to the king what shall come to pass hereafter: and the dream is
certain, and the interpretation thereof sure." Daniel 2:45.