Understanding the Scriptures
|His sleep brake from him (v. 1)||He could not sleep|
|Magicians, astrologers, sorcerers, Chaldeans (v. 2)||People who pretend to do magic and know the future and the meaning of dreams|
|Gain the time (v. 8)||Stall for time|
|Chaff (v. 35)||The outer shell of a kernel of grain (such as wheat or barley)|
|Inferior (v. 39)||Not as great|
|Cleave one to another (v. 43)||Stick together|
|Consume (v. 44)||Take the place of|
|Offer an oblation and sweet odours (v. 46)||Offered a sacrifice to God and burned incense|
|Sat at the gate of the king (v. 49)||Stayed with the king as an advisor|
Studying the Scriptures
Do activities A and B as you study Daniel 2.
Finish These Sentences
Before the astrologers and magicians could interpret Nebuchadnezzar’s dream, he said they first had to …
Daniel found out the meaning of the king’s dream …
Daniel told the king he got the interpretation …
After Daniel told the king the interpretation …
Scripture Mastery—Daniel 2:44–45
Daniel 2:44–45 symbolizes the Church in the latter days, which is the kingdom of God on earth. Draw a design for a poster that represents the ideas in these two verses. Write an explanation of your drawing on the back of the poster.
Read Doctrine and Covenants 65:1–2, 5–6 and write about how the Church is like the stone Daniel saw and about what has happened to the Church since it began with six members in 1830.
Using the diagram in the “Understanding the Scriptures” section, you may want to mark the meanings of the symbols in your scriptures.