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.