Daniel 2:10 Index
"The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, 'There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean.'"

"There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter:"

  • The Chaldeans were compelled to acknowledge their inability to reveal the dream. They told the king that he was asking for something that was beyond human power to reveal, and that no king had ever made such an unreasonable request of any of his subjects. (4BC 768)
  • Some have severely censured Nebuchadnezzar in this matter, as acting the part of a heartless, unreasonable tyrant. But what did these magicians profess to be able to do? -- To reveal hidden things, to foretell events, to make known mysteries entirely beyond human foresight and penetration, and to do this by aid of supernatural agencies. There was therefore nothing unjust in Nebuchadnez