“Let the name of God 2 be praised 3 forever and ever,
for wisdom and power belong to him.
2:21 He changes times and seasons,
deposing some kings
and establishing others. 4
He gives wisdom to the wise;
he imparts knowledge to those with understanding; 5
2:22 he reveals deep and hidden things.
He knows what is in the darkness,
and light resides with him.
2:23 O God of my fathers, I acknowledge and glorify you,
for you have bestowed wisdom and power on me.
Now you have enabled me to understand what I 6 requested from you.
For you have enabled me to understand the king’s dilemma.” 7
1 tn Aram “Daniel answered and said.”
2 sn As is often the case in the Bible, here the name represents the person.
3 tn Or “blessed.”
4 tn Aram “kings.”
5 tn Aram “the knowers of understanding.”
6 tn Aram “we.” Various explanations have been offered for the plural, but it is probably best understood as the editorial plural; so also with “me” later in this verse.
7 tn Aram “the word of the king.”