William Blackstone (Doctrines)

The doctrines thus delivered we call the revealed or divine law, and they are to be found only in the holy scriptures.. are found upon comparison to be really part of the original law of nature. Upon these two foundations, the law of nature and the law of revelation, depend all human laws; that is to say, no human laws should be suffered to contradict these.

William Blackstone (Judge 1723 – 1780)

William Blackstone (Evil Spirits)

To deny the possibility, nay, the actual existence of witchcraft and sorcery, is at once flatly to contradict the revealed word of God in various passages both of the Old and New Testament, and the thing itself is a Truth to which every nation in the world hath, in its turn, borne testimony, by either example seemingly well attested or by prohibitory laws, which at least suppose the possibility of a commerce with evil spirits.

William Blackstone (Judge 1723 – 1780)

William Blackstone (Natural Law)

THIS law of nature, being co-eval with mankind and dictated by God himself, is of course superior in obligation to any other. It is binding over all the globe, in all countries, and at all times: no human laws are of any validity, if contrary to this; and such of them as are valid derive all their force, and all their authority, mediately or immediately, from this original.

William Blackstone (Judge 1723 – 1780)

William Blackstone (Rights)

Those rights, then, which God and nature have established, and are therefore called natural rights, such as life and liberty, need not the aid of human laws to be more effectually invested in every man than they are; neither do they receive any additional strength when declared by the municipal laws to be inviolate. On the contrary, no human legislature has power to abridge or destroy them, unless the owner shall himself commit some act that amounts to a forfeiture.

William Blackstone (Judge 1723 – 1780)

Secrets

There are ten different words in Hebrew for “secret”, one in Aramaic, and one other word for it in Greek in this study. Most of the words translate into what we would normally consider “a secret”, but two of the words actually translate into the word “genitals”. In both verses that the word “secret” is translated into the word “genitals” there are specific reasons when you look at the verses. The first time we see it is when the LORD is giving instructions on what a woman is not to do to a man when he is fighting with her husband (Deut. 25:11), now if a woman grabbed the man who was fighting with her husband by the genitals, she was to have her hand cut off and no one was to pity her. The other verse that is speaking about genitals is (Isa. 3:17) this verse is speaking about the LORD exposing the genitals of the haughty women that are supposed to be his chosen people. It is a judgment against them for being sexually flippant with themselves. I believe the LORD did it to show them that they should be ashamed of themselves. This was definitely supposed to humble them!!!

Now when we look at how the LORD had these scholars who put the Bible together and the Holy Spirit chose certain words to describe secrets, we see that the wisdom of God used the word “secret” to describe how people keep secrets and do not want things to be exposed and how the Holy Spirit chose the same word in English to describe a person’s genitals that should not be exposed. We know as a society that many of the secrets that people keep have to do with sexual sin and we also see that the LORD is going to bring all of these secrets into the light to be exposed. That means that people are going to have their sins exposed in due time. You will see throughout this study that the LORD knows all secrets and it is up to Him how He deals with these secrets.

In this study we see that the LORD God has a lot to do with secrets and that men have a lot to do with secrets. You will see that usually when it is speaking about men and secrets that there is a lot of evil intent that goes along with it and usually when you see what the LORD is doing with secrets, He is counter intuitive to what man is doing in secret. Now there are verses that tell us to do certain things in secret and the LORD will actually bless us for this, like praying and doing charitable acts. But most of the verses you are going to read have to do with men trying to hide some kind of evil thing that they have done or plan on doing.

Since we know that God sees all and knows all, even our secrets, we should understand that we are not hiding anything from Him. Whether God chooses to expose our secrets or forgive our secrets we understand that all of our secrets are going to be judged, either good or bad according to (Eccles. 12:14). So I would suggest to do the wise thing and confess your sins to the LORD who knows all and is going to judge you in the future and ask for forgiveness for the wrongs that you have done, because according to Scripture all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God (Rom. 3:23) and the wages of sin is death (Rom. 6:23), but if we confess with our mouth and believe in our heart that Jesus was raised from the grave, we shall be saved (Rom. 10:9), for whosoever shall call upon the name of the LORD will be saved (Rom. 10:13). If you made this confession welcome to the family of God!!!! I hope that you enjoy this study and continue to use all of the resources on this website and find a good home church to attend, there are a lot of resources available on the site to give you good godly teachings and other ministries to help you grow in your walk with the LORD. Remember the LORD knows all and sees all, so always be real with Him. People sometimes forget that they cannot hide anything from the LORD, and since you can’t why try. You are only fooling yourself. Have a blessed day and enjoy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 

  1. rto cathar, saw-thar’   (Deut. 29:29)

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a primitive root; to hide (by covering), literally or figuratively:–be absent, keep close, conceal, hide (self), (keep) secret, X surely.

 

  1. hmlet ta`alummah, tah-al-oom-maw’ (Job 11:6)

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from 5956; a secret:–thing that is hid, secret.

 

  1. dwo cowd, sode   (Prov. 11:13)

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from 3245; a session, i.e. company of persons (in close deliberation); by implication, intimacy, consultation, a secret:–assembly, consel, inward, secret (counsel).

 

  1. zr raz (Aramaic), rawz   (Dan. 2:28)

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(Aramaic) from an unused root probably meaning to attenuate, i.e. (figuratively) hide; a mystery:–secret.

 

  1. kruptov kruptos, kroop-tos’   (Rom. 2:16)

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from 2928; concealed, i.e. private:–hid(-den), inward(-ly), secret.

 

  1. rto cether, say’-ther   (Judges 3:19) (Deut. 27:15)

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or (feminine) cithrah (Deut. 32:38), {sith-raw’}; from 5641; a cover (in a good or a bad, a literal or a figurative sense):–backbiting, covering, covert, X disguise(-th), hiding place, privily, protection, secret(-ly, place).

 

  1. Mle `alam, aw-lam’   (Eccl. 12:14)

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a primitive root; to veil from sight, i.e. conceal (literally or figuratively):–X any ways, blind, dissembler, hide (self), secret (thing).

 

  1. tp poth, pohth   (Isa. 3:17)

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or pothah (Ezek. 13:19) {po-thaw’}; from an unused root meaning to open; a hole, i.e. hinge or the female pudenda:–hinge, secret participle

 

  1. rtom mictar, mis-tawr’     (Isa. 45:3)

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from 5641; properly, a concealer, i.e. a covert:–secret(-ly, place).

 

  1. Npu tsaphan, tsaw-fan’   (Ezek. 7:22)

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a primitive root; to hide (by covering over); by implication, to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk:–esteem, hide(-den one, self), lay up, lurk (be set) privily, (keep) secret(-ly, place).

 

  1. Mto catham, saw-tham’   (Ezek. 28:3)

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or satham (Numbers 24:15) {saw-tham’}; a primitive root; to stop up; by implication, to repair; figuratively, to keep secret:–closed up, hidden, secret, shut out (up), stop.

 

GOD:

  1. Secret things belong to the LORD (Deut. 29:29)
  2. The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him (Ps. 25:14)
  3. God has a secret place in His tabernacle to hide you (Ps. 27:5)
  4. God can hide us in the secret of His presence and keep us from the evil plots of men and from their evil speech (Ps. 31:20)
  5. God answered prayer in the secret place of thunder (Ps. 81:7)
  6. God puts our secret sins in the light of His countenance (Ps. 90:8)
  7. God gives secret counsel to the upright (Prov. 3:32)
  8. God will bring everything secret into judgment whether good or evil             (Eccles. 12:14)
  9. God will expose their evil deeds and bring shame upon them (Isa. 3:17)
  10. There are hidden riches that God is aware of that He will give to those He desires (Isa. 45:3)
  11. God speaks clearly to His people (Isa. 45:19)
  12. God sent prophets to the people who spoke God’s truth to the people and did not keep secrets (Isa. 48:16)
  13. God reveals secret places (Jer. 49:10)
  14. There is no secret place that can be hidden from the LORD (Ezek. 28:3)
  15. God reveals deep and secret things (Dan. 2:22)
  16. God reveals secrets and what will be (Dan. 2:29)
  17. If we do our charitable deeds in secret than our God who sees all secrets will openly reward us (Matt. 6:4)
  18. When we pray to the Father in secret, He will reward us for it openly (Matt. 6:6)
  19. When we fast and do not appear to be to man, God will openly reward us for it (Matt. 6:18)
  20. Jesus utter things kept secret since the foundation of the world (Matt. 13:35)
  21. There is nothing that has been hidden or kept secret that will not be revealed or be known, but will be brought out into the light (Mark 4:22/Luke 8:17)
  22.  Jesus did not keep secrets from the world, He taught openly (Jn. 18:20)
  23.  God can show us the secrets of wisdom (Job 11:6)
  24.  God knows the secrets of the heart (Ps. 44:21)
  25.  There is a God in heaven that reveals secrets (Dan. 2:28)

Man:

  1. Sets up idols in secret (Deut. 27:15)
  2. Lies about secrets (Judges 3:19)
  3. Sampson had a secret about his strength (Judges 6:19)
  4. There are secret places that we need to hide in for our own safety sometimes     (1 Samuel 19:2)
  5. Sometimes men will be secret informers (Spies) (Neh. 6:10)
  6. We all have secret faults (Ps. 19:12)
  7. Men conspire to do evil to other men secretly (Ps. 64:1-10)
  8. If we dwell in the secret place of the Most High we shall abide in His shadow    (Ps. 91:1)
  9. We were formed in secret by God (Ps. 139:15)
  10. Secret sins are pleasant to the flesh (Prov. 9:17)
  11.  A gift in secret pacifies anger (Prov. 21:14)
  12.  Do not disclose secrets to others (Prov. 25:9)
  13. We cannot hide in secret places from the LORD, He sees everything everywhere (Jer. 23:24)
  14. Men feast on the poor in secret (Hab. 3:14)
  15. We are to do our charitable deeds in secret (Matt. 6:4)
  16. If we pray to the Father in secret, He who sees all secrets will openly reward us (Matt. 6:6)
  17.  We are too fast in secret, so that God can openly reward us for it (Matt. 6:18)
  18. All of our hidden things or secrets will be revealed and brought out into the light (Mark 4:22/Luke 8:17)
  19. It is shameful for us to speak of the secrets that are done by the wicked          (Eph. 5:12)
  20. A talebearer reveals secrets (Prov. 11:13, 20:19)

 

(Deuteronomy 27:15) ‘Cursed is the one who makes a carved or molded image, an abomination to the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.‘ And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen!’ (NKJV)

(Deuteronomy 29:29) “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law. (NKJV)

(Judges 3:19) But he himself turned back from the stone images that were at Gilgal, and said, “I have a secret message for you, O king.” He said, “Keep silence!” And all who attended him went out from him. (NKJV)

(Judges 16:9) Now men were lying in wait, staying with her in the room. And she said to him, “The Philistines are upon you, Samson!” But he broke the bowstrings as a strand of yarn breaks when it touches fire. So the secret of his strength was not known. (NKJV)

(1 Samuel 19:2) but Jonathan, Saul’s son, delighted greatly in David. (19:2) So Jonathan told David, saying, “My father Saul seeks to kill you. Therefore please be on your guard until morning, and stay in a secret place and hide. (NKJV)

(Nehemiah 6:10) Afterward I came to the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was a secret informer; and he said, “Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us close the doors of the temple, for they are coming to kill you; indeed, at night they will come to kill you.” (NKJV)

(Psalms 19:12) Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. (NKJV)

(Psalms 25:14) The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant. (NKJV)

(Psalms 27:5) For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; In the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock. (NKJV)

(Psalms 31:20) You shall hide them in the secret place of Your presence From the plots of man; You shall keep them secretly in a pavilion From the strife of tongues. (NKJV)

(Psalms 64:2) Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity, (NKJV)

(Psalms 64:1-10) <<To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.>> Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation; Preserve my life from fear of the enemy. Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked, From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity, Who sharpen their tongue like a sword, And bend their bows to shoot their arrows-bitter words, That they may shoot in secret at the blameless; Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear. They encourage themselves in an evil matter; They talk of laying snares secretly; They say, “Who will see them?” They devise iniquities: “We have perfected a shrewd scheme.” Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep. But God shall shoot at them with an arrow; Suddenly they shall be wounded. So He will make them stumble over their own tongue; All who see them shall flee away. All men shall fear, And shall declare the work of God; For they shall wisely consider His doing. The righteous shall be glad in the LORD, and trust in Him. And all the upright in heart shall glory. (NKJV)

(Psalms 81:7) You called in trouble, and I delivered you; I answered you in the secret place of thunder; I tested you at the waters of Meribah. Selah (NKJV)

(Psalms 90:8) You have set our iniquities before You, Our secret sins in the light of Your countenance. (NKJV)

(Psalms 91:1) He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. (NKJV)

(Psalms 139:15) My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 3:32) For the perverse person is an abomination to the LORD, But His secret counsel is with the upright. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 9:17) “Stolen water is sweet, And bread eaten in secret is pleasant.” (NKJV)

(Proverbs 21:14) A gift in secret pacifies anger, And a bribe behind the back, strong wrath. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 25:9) Debate your case with your neighbor, And do not disclose the secret to another; (NKJV)

(Ecclesiastes 12:14) For God will bring every work into judgment, Including every secret thing, Whether good or evil. (NKJV)

(Isaiah 3:17) Therefore the Lord will strike with a scab The crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, And the LORD will uncover their secret parts.” (NKJV)

(Isaiah 45:3) I will give you the treasures of darkness And hidden riches of secret places, That you may know that I, the LORD, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel. (NKJV)

(Isaiah 45:19) I have not spoken in secret, In a dark place of the earth; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, ‘Seek Me in vain'; I, the LORD, speak righteousness, I declare things that are right. (NKJV)

(Isaiah 48:16) “Come near to Me, hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning; From the time that it was, I was there. And now the Lord GOD and His Spirit Have sent Me.” (NKJV)

(Jeremiah 23:24) Can anyone hide himself in secret places, So I shall not see him?” says the LORD; “Do I not fill heaven and earth?” says the LORD. (NKJV)

(Jeremiah 49:10) But I have made Esau bare; I have uncovered his secret places, And he shall not be able to hide himself. His descendants are plundered, His brethren and his neighbors, And he is no more. (NKJV)

(Ezekiel 7:1-27) Moreover the word of the LORD came to me, saying, “And you, son of man, thus says the Lord GOD to the land of Israel: ‘An end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land. Now the end has come upon you, And I will send My anger against you; I will judge you according to your ways, And I will repay you for all your abominations. My eye will not spare you, Nor will I have pity; But I will repay your ways, And your abominations will be in your midst; Then you shall know that I am the LORD!’ “Thus says the Lord GOD: ‘A disaster, a singular disaster; Behold, it has come! An end has come, The end has come; It has dawned for you; Behold, it has come! Doom has come to you, you who dwell in the land; The time has come, A day of trouble is near, And not of rejoicing in the mountains. Now upon you I will soon pour out My fury, And spend My anger upon you; I will judge you according to your ways, And I will repay you for all your abominations. ‘My eye will not spare, Nor will I have pity; I will repay you according to your ways, And your abominations will be in your midst. Then you shall know that I am the LORD who strikes. ‘Behold, the day! Behold, it has come! Doom has gone out; The rod has blossomed, Pride has budded. Violence has risen up into a rod of wickedness; None of them shall remain, None of their multitude, None of them; Nor shall there be wailing for them. The time has come, The day draws near. ‘Let not the buyer rejoice, Nor the seller mourn, For wrath is on their whole multitude. For the seller shall not return to what has been sold, Though he may still be alive; For the vision concerns the whole multitude, And it shall not turn back; No one will strengthen himself Who lives in iniquity. ‘They have blown the trumpet and made everyone ready, But no one goes to battle; For My wrath is on all their multitude. The sword is outside, And the pestilence and famine within. Whoever is in the field Will die by the sword; And whoever is in the city, Famine and pestilence will devour him. ‘Those who survive will escape and be on the mountains Like doves of the valleys, All of them mourning, Each for his iniquity. Every hand will be feeble, And every knee will be as weak as water. They will also be girded with sackcloth; Horror will cover them; Shame will be on every face, Baldness on all their heads. ‘They will throw their silver into the streets, And their gold will be like refuse; Their silver and their gold will not be able to deliver them In the day of the wrath of the LORD; They will not satisfy their souls, Nor fill their stomachs, Because it became their stumbling block of iniquity. ‘As for the beauty of his ornaments, He set it in majesty; But they made from it The images of their abominations-Their detestable things; Therefore I have made it Like refuse to them. I will give it as plunder Into the hands of strangers, And to the wicked of the earth as spoil; And they shall defile it. I will turn My face from them, And they will defile My secret place; For robbers shall enter it and defile it. ‘Make a chain, For the land is filled with crimes of blood, And the city is full of violence. Therefore I will bring the worst of the Gentiles, And they will possess their houses; I will cause the pomp of the strong to cease, And their holy places shall be defiled. Destruction comes; They will seek peace, but there shall be none. Disaster will come upon disaster, And rumor will be upon rumor. Then they will seek a vision from a prophet; But the law will perish from the priest, And counsel from the elders. ‘The king will mourn, The prince will be clothed with desolation, And the hands of the common people will tremble. I will do to them according to their way, And according to what they deserve I will judge them; Then they shall know that I am the LORD!'” (NKJV)

(Ezekiel 28:1-10) The word of the LORD came to me again, saying, “Son of man, say to the prince of Tyre, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Because your heart is lifted up, And you say, ‘I am a god, I sit in the seat of gods, In the midst of the seas,’ Yet you are a man, and not a god, Though you set your heart as the heart of a god (Behold, you are wiser than Daniel! There is no secret that can be hidden from you! With your wisdom and your understanding You have gained riches for yourself, And gathered gold and silver into your treasuries; By your great wisdom in trade you have increased your riches, And your heart is lifted up because of your riches),” ‘Therefore thus says the Lord GOD: “Because you have set your heart as the heart of a god, Behold, therefore, I will bring strangers against you, The most terrible of the nations; And they shall draw their swords against the beauty of your wisdom, And defile your splendor. They shall throw you down into the Pit, And you shall die the death of the slain In the midst of the seas. “Will you still say before him who slays you, ‘I am a god’? But you shall be a man, and not a god, In the hand of him who slays you. You shall die the death of the uncircumcised By the hand of aliens; For I have spoken,” says the Lord GOD.'” (NKJV)

(Daniel 2:1-49) Now in the second year of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; and his spirit was so troubled that his sleep left him. Then the king gave the command to call the magicians, the astrologers, the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans to tell the king his dreams. So they came and stood before the king. And the king said to them, “I have had a dream, and my spirit is anxious to know the dream.” Then the Chaldeans spoke to the king in Aramaic, “O king, live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation.” The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “My decision is firm: if you do not make known the dream to me, and its interpretation, you shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made an ash heap. “However, if you tell the dream and its interpretation, you shall receive from me gifts, rewards, and great honor. Therefore tell me the dream and its interpretation.” They answered again and said, “Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will give its interpretation.” The king answered and said, “I know for certain that you would gain time, because you see that my decision is firm: “if you do not make known the dream to me, there is only one decree for you! For you have agreed to speak lying and corrupt words before me till the time has changed. Therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that you can give me its interpretation.” The Chaldeans answered the king, and said, “There is not a man on earth who can tell the king’s matter; therefore no king, lord, or ruler has ever asked such things of any magician, astrologer, or Chaldean. “It is a difficult thing that the king requests, and there is no other who can tell it to the king except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh.” For this reason the king was angry and very furious, and gave a command to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. So the decree went out, and they began killing the wise men; and they sought Daniel and his companions, to kill them. Then with counsel and wisdom Daniel answered Arioch, the captain of the king’s guard, who had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon; he answered and said to Arioch the king’s captain, “Why is the decree from the king so urgent?” Then Arioch made the decision known to Daniel. So Daniel went in and asked the king to give him time, that he might tell the king the interpretation. Then Daniel went to his house, and made the decision known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, that they might seek mercies from the God of heaven concerning this secret, so that Daniel and his companions might not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven. Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him. “I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, And have now made known to me what we asked of You, For You have made known to us the king’s demand.” Therefore Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon. He went and said thus to him: “Do not destroy the wise men of Babylon; take me before the king, and I will tell the king the interpretation.” Then Arioch quickly brought Daniel before the king, and said thus to him, “I have found a man of the captives of Judah, who will make known to the king the interpretation.” The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, “Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen, and its interpretation?” Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, “The secret which the king has demanded, the wise men, the astrologers, the magicians, and the soothsayers cannot declare to the king. “But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these: “As for you, O king, thoughts came to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be. “But as for me, this secret has not been revealed to me because I have more wisdom than anyone living, but for our sakes who make known the interpretation to the king, and that you may know the thoughts of your heart. “You, O king, were watching; and behold, a great image! This great image, whose splendor was excellent, stood before you; and its form was awesome. “This image’s head was of fine gold, its chest and arms of silver, its belly and thighs of bronze, “its legs of iron, its feet partly of iron and partly of clay. “You watched while a stone was cut out without hands, which struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. “Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold were crushed together, and became like chaff from the summer threshing floors; the wind carried them away so that no trace of them was found. And the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth. “This is the dream. Now we will tell the interpretation of it before the king. “You, O king, are a king of kings. For the God of heaven has given you a kingdom, power, strength, and glory; “and wherever the children of men dwell, or the beasts of the field and the birds of the heaven, He has given them into your hand, and has made you ruler over them all-you are this head of gold. “But after you shall arise another kingdom inferior to yours; then another, a third kingdom of bronze, which shall rule over all the earth. “And the fourth kingdom shall be as strong as iron, inasmuch as iron breaks in pieces and shatters everything; and like iron that crushes, that kingdom will break in pieces and crush all the others. “Whereas you saw the feet and toes, partly of potter’s clay and partly of iron, the kingdom shall be divided; yet the strength of the iron shall be in it, just as you saw the iron mixed with ceramic clay. “And as the toes of the feet were partly of iron and partly of clay, so the kingdom shall be partly strong and partly fragile. “As you saw iron mixed with ceramic clay, they will mingle with the seed of men; but they will not adhere to one another, just as iron does not mix with clay. “And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. “Inasmuch as you saw that the stone was cut out of the mountain without hands, and that it broke in pieces the iron, the bronze, the clay, the silver, and the gold-the great God has made known to the king what will come to pass after this. The dream is certain, and its interpretation is sure.” Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, prostrate before Daniel, and commanded that they should present an offering and incense to him. The king answered Daniel, and said, “Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.” Then the king promoted Daniel and gave him many great gifts; and he made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon, and chief administrator over all the wise men of Babylon. Also Daniel petitioned the king, and he set Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-Nego over the affairs of the province of Babylon; but Daniel sat in the gate of the king. (NKJV)

(Daniel 4:1-37) Nebuchadnezzar the king, To all peoples, nations, and languages that dwell in all the earth: Peace be multiplied to you. I thought it good to declare the signs and wonders that the Most High God has worked for me. How great are His signs, And how mighty His wonders! His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And His dominion is from generation to generation. I, Nebuchadnezzar, was at rest in my house, and flourishing in my palace. I saw a dream which made me afraid, and the thoughts on my bed and the visions of my head troubled me. Therefore I issued a decree to bring in all the wise men of Babylon before me, that they might make known to me the interpretation of the dream. Then the magicians, the astrologers, the Chaldeans, and the soothsayers came in, and I told them the dream; but they did not make known to me its interpretation. But at last Daniel came before me (his name is Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god; in him is the Spirit of the Holy God), and I told the dream before him, saying: “Belteshazzar, chief of the magicians, because I know that the Spirit of the Holy God is in you, and no secret troubles you, explain to me the visions of my dream that I have seen, and its interpretation. “These were the visions of my head while on my bed: “I was looking, and behold, A tree in the midst of the earth, And its height was great. The tree grew and became strong; Its height reached to the heavens, And it could be seen to the ends of all the earth. Its leaves were lovely, Its fruit abundant, And in it was food for all. The beasts of the field found shade under it, The birds of the heavens dwelt in its branches, And all flesh was fed from it. “I saw in the visions of my head while on my bed, and there was a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven. He cried aloud and said thus: ‘Chop down the tree and cut off its branches, Strip off its leaves and scatter its fruit. Let the beasts get out from under it, And the birds from its branches. Nevertheless leave the stump and roots in the earth, Bound with a band of iron and bronze, In the tender grass of the field. Let it be wet with the dew of heaven, And let him graze with the beasts On the grass of the earth. Let his heart be changed from that of a man, Let him be given the heart of a beast, And let seven times pass over him. ‘This decision is by the decree of the watchers, And the sentence by the word of the holy ones, In order that the living may know That the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, Gives it to whomever He will, And sets over it the lowest of men.’ “This dream I, King Nebuchadnezzar, have seen. Now you, Belteshazzar, declare its interpretation, since all the wise men of my kingdom are not able to make known to me the interpretation; but you are able, for the Spirit of the Holy God is in you.” Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was astonished for a time, and his thoughts troubled him. So the king spoke, and said, “Belteshazzar, do not let the dream or its interpretation trouble you.” Belteshazzar answered and said, “My lord, may the dream concern those who hate you, and its interpretation concern your enemies! The tree that you saw, which grew and became strong, whose height reached to the heavens and which could be seen by all the earth, whose leaves were lovely and its fruit abundant, in which was food for all, under which the beasts of the field dwelt, and in whose branches the birds of the heaven had their home- it is you, O king, who have grown and become strong; for your greatness has grown and reaches to the heavens, and your dominion to the end of the earth. And inasmuch as the king saw a watcher, a holy one, coming down from heaven and saying, ‘Chop down the tree and destroy it, but leave its stump and roots in the earth, bound with a band of iron and bronze in the tender grass of the field; let it be wet with the dew of heaven, and let him graze with the beasts of the field, till seven times pass over him'; this is the interpretation, O king, and this is the decree of the Most High, which has come upon my lord the king: They shall drive you from men, your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field, and they shall make you eat grass like oxen. They shall wet you with the dew of heaven, and seven times shall pass over you, till you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses. And inasmuch as they gave the command to leave the stump and roots of the tree, your kingdom shall be assured to you, after you come to know that Heaven rules. Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable to you; break off your sins by being righteous, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps there may be a lengthening of your prosperity.” All this came upon King Nebuchadnezzar. At the end of the twelve months he was walking about the royal palace of Babylon. The king spoke, saying, “Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for a royal dwelling by my mighty power and for the honor of my majesty?” While the word was still in the king’s mouth, a voice fell from heaven: “King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: the kingdom has departed from you! And they shall drive you from men, and your dwelling shall be with the beasts of the field. They shall make you eat grass like oxen; and seven times shall pass over you, until you know that the Most High rules in the kingdom of men, and gives it to whomever He chooses.” That very hour the word was fulfilled concerning Nebuchadnezzar; he was driven from men and ate grass like oxen; his body was wet with the dew of heaven till his hair had grown like eagles’ feathers and his nails like birds’ claws. And at the end of the time I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted my eyes to heaven, and my understanding returned to me; and I blessed the Most High and praised and honored Him who lives forever: For His dominion is an everlasting dominion, And His kingdom is from generation to generation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, “What have You done?” At the same time my reason returned to me, and for the glory of my kingdom, my honor and splendor returned to me. My counselors and nobles resorted to me, I was restored to my kingdom, and excellent majesty was added to me. Now I, Nebuchadnezzar, praise and extol and honor the King of heaven, all of whose works are truth, and His ways justice. And those who walk in pride He is able to put down. (NKJV)

(Amos 3:7) Surely the Lord GOD does nothing, Unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. (NKJV)

(Habakkuk 3:14) You thrust through with his own arrows The head of his villages. They came out like a whirlwind to scatter me; Their rejoicing was like feasting on the poor in secret. (NKJV)

(Matthew 6:4) “that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. (NKJV)

(Matthew 6:6) “But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. (NKJV)

(Matthew 6:18) “so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. (NKJV)

(Matthew 13:35) that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying: “I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things kept secret from the foundation of the world.” (NKJV)

(Mark 4:22) “For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light. (NKJV)

(Luke 8:17) “For nothing is secret that will not be revealed, nor anything hidden that will not be known and come to light. (NKJV)

(Luke 11:33) “No one, when he has lit a lamp, puts it in a secret place or under a basket, but on a lampstand, that those who come in may see the light. (NKJV)

(John 7:4) “For no one does anything in secret while he himself seeks to be known openly. If You do these things, show Yourself to the world.” (NKJV)

(John 7:10) But when His brothers had gone up, then He also went up to the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. (NKJV)

(John 18:20) Jesus answered him, “I spoke openly to the world. I always taught in synagogues and in the temple, where the Jews always meet, and in secret I have said nothing. (NKJV)

(Romans 16:25) Now to Him who is able to establish you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery kept secret since the world began (NKJV)

(Ephesians 5:12) For it is shameful even to speak of those things which are done by them in secret. (NKJV)

(Job 11:6) That He would show you the secrets of wisdom! For they would double your prudence. Know therefore that God exacts from you Less than your iniquity deserves. (NKJV)

(Psalms 44:21) Would not God search this out? For He knows the secrets of the heart. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 11:13) A talebearer reveals secrets, But he who is of a faithful spirit conceals a matter. (NKJV)

(Proverbs 20:19) He who goes about as a talebearer reveals secrets; Therefore do not associate with one who flatters with his lips. (NKJV)

(Daniel 2:28) “But there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets, and He has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what will be in the latter days. Your dream, and the visions of your head upon your bed, were these: (NKJV)

(Daniel 2:29) “As for you, O king, thoughts came to your mind while on your bed, about what would come to pass after this; and He who reveals secrets has made known to you what will be. (NKJV)

(Daniel 2:47) The king answered Daniel, and said, “Truly your God is the God of gods, the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you could reveal this secret.” (NKJV)

(Romans 2:16) in the day when God will judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ, according to my gospel. (NKJV)

(1 Corinthians 14:25) And thus the secrets of his heart are revealed; and so, falling down on his face, he will worship God and report that God is truly among you. (NKJV)