Bible: Daniel 2:10-13

2:10 The wise men replied to the king, “There is no man on earth who is able to disclose the king’s secret, 1  for no king, regardless of his position and power, has ever requested such a thing from any magician, astrologer, or wise man. 2:11 What the king is asking is too difficult, and no one exists who can disclose it to the king, except for the gods – but they don’t live among mortals! 2 

2:12 Because of this the king got furiously angry 3  and gave orders to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. 2:13 So a decree went out, and the wise men were about 4  to be executed. They also sought 5  Daniel and his friends so that they could be executed.

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