Daniel 2:16

Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would show the king the interpretation.
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George Leo Haydock

AD 1849
Declare the dream. (Haydock) The Chaldeans had promised only to explain it, and the king knew the superior merit of Daniel. (Chap. i. 19.) (Calmet)


AD 420
Daniel requested time, not that he might investigate secret things by the clever application of his intellect, but that he might beseech the Lord of Secrets. And for that reason he engaged Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah to join with him in supplication, to avoid the appearance of presuming upon his own merit alone, and to the end |27 that those involved in a common danger might engage in common prayer.

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation - 2 Peter 1:20

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