The king then asked Daniel (whose name was also Belteshazzar), “Are you able to make known to me the dream that I saw, as well as its interpretation?”
Now the wise men and 1 astrologers were brought before me to read this writing and make known to me its interpretation. But they were unable to disclose the interpretation of the message.
“This is the dream that I, King Nebuchadnezzar, saw. Now you, Belteshazzar, declare its 1 interpretation, for none of the wise men in 2 my kingdom are able to make known to me the interpretation. But you can do so, for a spirit of the holy gods is in you.”
However, I have heard 1 that you are able to provide interpretations and to decipher knotty problems. Now if you are able to read this writing and make known to me its interpretation, you will wear purple and have a golden collar around your neck and be third 2 ruler in the kingdom.”