The Meaning of Daniel 2:47 Explained

Daniel 2:47

KJV: The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth it is, that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou couldest reveal this secret.

YLT: The king hath answered Daniel and said, 'Of a truth it is that your God is a God of gods, and a Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since thou hast been able to reveal this secret.'

Darby: The king answered Daniel and said, Of a truth it is that your God is the God of gods, and the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, because thou wast able to reveal this secret.

ASV: The king answered unto Daniel, and said, Of a truth your God is the God of gods, and the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing thou hast been able to reveal this secret.

What does Daniel 2:47 Mean?

Context Summary

Daniel 2:36-49 - God's Kingdom Triumphant
Our Lord probably refers to these five empires when He speaks of "the times of the Gentiles." The empire of Babylon was followed by that of Medo-Persia under Cyrus; that by Greece under Alexander the Great; and that in turn by Rome led by the Caesars. Since the dissolution of the Roman Empire, the vast dominions of the East and the West have fallen, generally speaking, into some ten main divisions. There is, therefore, now nothing between us and the final setting up of the kingdom that is not made by human hands and shall never be destroyed. Note the striking anticipation of the outcome of Gentile dominion, in the prostration of supreme human power at the feet of a Jew. Evidently Daniel refused the king's homage, because we are told that Nebuchadnezzar "answered" him. Those who have shared our anxieties and prayers must not be forgotten in our hour of triumph, Daniel 2:49. The heart of man may not be able to recall its forgotten dreams of innocence and truth, but it will recognize them when presented by the servant of God. [source]

Chapter Summary: Daniel 2

1  Nebuchadnezzar, forgetting his dream,
5  requires it of the Chaldeans, by promises and threats
10  They acknowledging their inability are judged to die
14  Daniel obtaining some respite finds the dream
19  He blesses God
24  He staying the decree is brought to the king
31  The dream
36  The interpretation
46  Daniel's advancement

What do the individual words in Daniel 2:47 mean?

Answered king the Daniel and said of Truly - your God is the God of gods and the Lord of kings and a revealer of secrets since you could reveal secret this
עָנֵה֩ מַלְכָּ֨א לְדָנִיֵּ֜אל וְאָמַ֗ר מִן־ קְשֹׁט֙ דִּ֣י אֱלָהֲכ֗וֹן ה֣וּא אֱלָ֧הּ אֱלָהִ֛ין וּמָרֵ֥א מַלְכִ֖ין וְגָלֵ֣ה רָזִ֑ין דִּ֣י יְכֵ֔לְתָּ לְמִגְלֵ֖א רָזָ֥ה דְנָֽה

עָנֵה֩  Answered 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Participle, masculine singular
Root: עֲנָה  
Sense: to answer, respond.
מַלְכָּ֨א  king  the 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular determinate
Root: מֶלֶךְ  
Sense: king.
לְדָנִיֵּ֜אל  Daniel 
Parse: Preposition-l, Proper Noun, masculine singular
Root: דָּנִיֵּאל  
Sense: the 4th of the greater prophets, taken as hostage in the first deportation to Babylon, because of the gift of God of the interpretation of dreams, he became the 2nd in command of the Babylon empire and lasted through the end of the Babylonian empire and into the Persian empire. His prophecies are the key to the understanding of end time events. Noted for his purity and holiness by contemporary prophet, Ezekiel.
וְאָמַ֗ר  and  said 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Participle, masculine singular
Root: אֲמַר  
Sense: (P’al) to say, to speak, to command, to tell, to relate.
קְשֹׁט֙  Truly 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular
Root: קְשֹׁט  
Sense: truth.
דִּ֣י  - 
Parse: Pronoun, relative
Root: דִּי  
Sense: who, which, that mark of genitive.
אֱלָהֲכ֗וֹן  your  God 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct, second person masculine plural
Root: אֱלָהּ  
Sense: god, God.
אֱלָ֧הּ  the  God 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: אֱלָהּ  
Sense: god, God.
אֱלָהִ֛ין  of  gods 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural
Root: אֱלָהּ  
Sense: god, God.
וּמָרֵ֥א  and  the  Lord 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Noun, masculine singular construct
Root: מָרֵא  
Sense: lord.
מַלְכִ֖ין  of  kings 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural
Root: מֶלֶךְ  
Sense: king.
וְגָלֵ֣ה  and  a  revealer 
Parse: Conjunctive waw, Verb, Qal, Participle, masculine singular
Root: גְּלָה  
Sense: to reveal.
רָזִ֑ין  of  secrets 
Parse: Noun, masculine plural
Root: רָז  
Sense: secret.
דִּ֣י  since 
Parse: Pronoun, relative
Root: דִּי  
Sense: who, which, that mark of genitive.
יְכֵ֔לְתָּ  you  could 
Parse: Verb, Qal, Perfect, second person masculine singular
Root: יְכִל  
Sense: to be able.
לְמִגְלֵ֖א  reveal 
Parse: Preposition-l, Verb, Qal, Infinitive construct
Root: גְּלָה  
Sense: to reveal.
רָזָ֥ה  secret 
Parse: Noun, masculine singular determinate
Root: רָז  
Sense: secret.
דְנָֽה  this 
Parse: Pronoun, masculine singular
Root: דְּנָה  
Sense: this, on account of this adv.