Who can tell me what it means?

EasyEnglish questions (2800 word vocabulary) on the book of Daniel

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These are questions on the biblical text of Daniel. Click here to find an EasyEnglish translation of Daniel.

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Chapter 1

Make up a short dramatic story from these events and act it out as a play. You could pretend that those things were happening in your neighbourhood. Involve your friends and neighbours in your play.

1:1-21 Your play might be in several parts: 1:1-2; 3-5; 6-17; 18-20; 21. Think about each part carefully.

1:1 Who is this verse talking about? (These people are the ‘actors’.) What do you learn about the positions of these people? Where is this event happening? What happened?

1:2 What two things did God allow? List four things that Nebuchadnezzar did. What happened to Jehoiakim? What do you learn about Nebuchadnezzar’s buildings?

1:3 Who are the ‘actors’ in this verse? What do you learn about these people?

1:4, 5 List the qualities that Nebuchadnezzar wanted in these young men. List what they needed to achieve. What provisions would they receive? How long would the training take? What were they preparing for?

1:6 Name the four young men. Where did they come from?

1:7 List the new names given to these young men. What do you think about those names? Has anybody ever changed your name? What do you think about changing people’s names? List the original names of the young men. What do you think about those names?

1:8 What did Daniel decide? Why do you think that he decided that? What did he do about that?

1:9 What had God done?

1:10 Who spoke to whom? What was the official afraid of? Which was his worst fear? What kind of fears do your people have? What do you think about those fears?

1:11 To whom did Daniel speak? What do you know about that man's duties? Who was with Daniel?

1:12 How long would Daniel's test last? What was the test? What were the supplies that Daniel requested? How were those supplies different from the supplies that the king offered? (See Daniel 1:8.)

1:13 With whom did Daniel ask the guard to compare himself and his friends? What must the guard decide? What do you think about the test? Do you think that it was fair or unfair?

1:14 Did the guard agree? How long did the test last?

1:15 What were the results of the test? What do you think about those results?

1:16 What happened next? Who made it happen? Why do you think that Daniel and his friends chose the simple food?

1:17 List the gifts that God gave to the four young men. What extra gift did God give to Daniel? What might you be able to do if you had those gifts? What difference might those gifts have made for Daniel and his friends?

1:18 What happened next?

1:19 What did the king do? What did he discover? How might he have made that discovery? What did he do then?

1:20 What kind of advice did the king want? Who else gave advice to the king? Where did the other people come from?

1:21 How long did Daniel stay there? (See Daniel 2:1; 5:30, 31; 6:28; 8:1; 10:1.) What do you think about that?

Chapter 2

2:1-49 Make up a dramatic story from these events and act it out as a play.

Your play might be in several parts: 2:1-13; 14-16; 17-23; 24-30; 31-35; 36-45; 46–49.

2:1 What was Nebuchadnezzar's position? (See Daniel 1:1.) How long had he been in that position? What happened to him then? What effects did that have on him? What do you remember about dreams that you have had?

2:2 What did the king do about his problem? What did he want to hear?

2:3 What did the king ask these wise men to tell him? What do you think about that?

2:4 Who answered the king? What was their answer? What do you think about that answer? Which language did they use? Do you think that the king understood that language?

2:5 List what the king had 'decided'. Why might he have come to those decisions? Some people might not tell the king what he wanted to know. What would happen to them? What do you think about that?

2:6 List what the king demanded. List the rewards that the king promised to anyone who could tell him his dream. Why might he have made those demands and promises? What should his wise men do?

2:7 What was their request? What do you think about that?

2:8 What did the king say about them? Why do you think that he said that?

2:9 What do you learn about the king? What do you think about his reasoning? What might have been his previous experience when he asked for advice from the wise men? What does he demand from those men?

2:10 Who are the ‘actors’ here? What do the wise men say? What do you think about what they say?

2:11 List the parts of the answer. What do you think about the answer?

2:12 What did the king order his guards to do? Why? What might happen if there were no longer any wise men in a country?

2:13 What happened? What do you think about that?

2:14 List the ‘actors’ here. What should Arioch do? What did Daniel do? What do you think about that?

2:15 What did Daniel ask about? How did Arioch reply? What do you think about that?

2:16 What did Daniel do? If you were Daniel, would you have done that, do you think? Why, or, why not? What was Daniel’s request? Do you think that it was a good request? Why?

2:17 What did Daniel do next? What do you think about that?

2:18 List the instructions that he gave. Why do you think that Daniel involved his friends? What did Daniel show that he believed?

2:19 What happened to Daniel in the night? What did Daniel do about that? What do you think about that?

2:20 What does Daniel know about God? What does he do about what he knows?

2:21 What else does Daniel know about God? What do you think about that?

2:22 What else did Daniel know about God? What difference might that make to you?

2:23 For what does Daniel thank God? What does Daniel say that God has done for him? What do you think about that?

2:24 What did Daniel do next? What did he say to Arioch? What did Daniel want to do?

2:25 What reaction did Arioch have to Daniel? How did he introduce Daniel to the king? What difference do you think that an introduction might make? What introductions have you had, or watched? What might be important when you introduce somebody?

2:26 What happened? What did the king ask Daniel?

2:27 How did Daniel start his answer to the king? What do you think about that?

2:28 How did Daniel continue? What do you think about that? What did Daniel promise to Nebuchadnezzar?

2:29 List what Daniel told Nebuchadnezzar. How did Daniel introduce God? What do you think about that introduction?

2:30 What does Daniel say about himself? How does Daniel explain why God used him to answer the king? What did God want the king to know?

2:31 What had the king seen? What was it like? What was the people’s reaction to it?

2:32 What were the metals? Which metal was in which part of the body?

2:33 What were the legs and feet of the image made from? What do you expect of that mixture?

2:34 What does Daniel say that the king saw? What was strange about it? What did the stone do?

2:35 List what happened to the parts of the image. What happened to the stone? What do you think about that?

2:36-37 What does Daniel tell the king now? What has God done? What do you think about that?

2:38 What has God given to the king? How did he become a king that ruled so much? What does Daniel say that the king is like?

2:39 What two other *kingdoms do you learn about? How do they relate to the dream?

2:40 What *kingdom will come next? What will that *kingdom be like? What will happen to other *kingdoms then?

2:41 What did the king see? What did Daniel say that it meant? What do you think about that?

2:42 What were the toes made from? What did that mean?

2:43 What did the king see? What does that mean about the kings? And about the people? What do you know about mixed people like that?

2:44 What will the God who rules in Heaven do in the days when those kings rule? What do you learn about that *kingdom? What will happen then? How permanent will it be? What might king Nebuchadnezzar think as he heard that?

2:45 What more had the king seen? Who does Daniel say had shown these things to the king in his dream? What can the king be sure about?

2:46 List what king Nebuchadnezzar did. What do you think about that?

2:47 List what the king said to Daniel. Why do you think he said that? What do you think about all that?

2:48 List what the king did for Daniel. What do you think about that?

2:49 What did Daniel ask the king to do? Why would it help Daniel to have his friends in those positions? What do you think Daniel’s work was?

Chapter 3

3:1-30 Make up a short dramatic stories about these events and act it out as a play.

Your play might be in several parts: 3:1-7; 8-12; 13-18; 19-30.

3:1 What did Nebuchadnezzar do? How would you describe the object? Where did he put this object?

3:2 Who did King Nebuchadnezzar call to come together? Why did he do that? Can you think of which people he did not invite? What do you think about all that?

3:3 List those who came. Why do you think that they came? What did they do? What do you think about that?

3:4 What happened next? Who was listening? Which languages did the people speak? What do you think they might have understood? What do you think about that?

3:5 What should people listen for? What should they do when they heard those things? What do you think about that?

3:6 What would happen to anyone who did not obey the king's command? What do you think about that?

3:7 What did the people do? List what you think about the different actions. What might you have done, if you had lived there?

3:8 What happened next? What do you think about that? (See Daniel 2:10–12, 24.)

3:9 When these people came to the king, how did they speak to him? What do you think about that?

3:10, 11 List what they told the king. What do you think about that?

3:12 List what these people told the king. Do you think that what they said was true? What do you think about what they said?

3:13 What was Nebuchadnezzar’s reaction? What did he do? What did his servants do? What do you think about that?

3:14 What did Nebuchadnezzar question the three young men about?

3:15 List what Nebuchadnezzar told the three men. List what you think about the different statements.

3:16 Who answered the king? What did they claim for themselves?

3:17 What did they say would happen? What do you think about that?

3:18 List what they said would happen if God did not rescue them. Why would they not do what the king wanted? What do you think about that?

3:19 What was King Nebuchadnezzar’s reaction? What did he do? What do you think about that?

3:20 What other orders did Nebuchadnezzar give? What do you think about that?

3:21 Did the soldiers undress the prisoners? Why not, do you think?

3:22 What do you learn about the king's command? What happened to the soldiers who threw Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego into the fire? What do you think about that?

3:23 What happened to the three friends?

3:24 What astonished king Nebuchadnezzar? Why do you think that Nebuchadnezzar was watching anyway?

3:25 List what the king said. What had happened that he did not expect? What do you think about that?

3:26 What did the king do next? How did Nebuchadnezzar describe the three friends? What did the three friends do? What do you think about all that?

3:27 List those who came to look. List what they saw and smelled. What do you think about that?

3:28 What was Nebuchadnezzar's reaction? Why does he give this order? What do you think about that?

3:29 What did the king’s command require? If people did not obey his command, what was the punishment? Why does Nebuchadnezzar say that he gave this command?

3:30 What happened to the three friends then? What do you think about that? (See Daniel 2:49.)

Chapter 4

4:1-37 Make a dramatic story from these events and act it out as a play.

Your play might be in several parts: 4:1-7; 8-17; 18-23; 24-28; 29-33; 34-37.

4:1 What do you learn about the actors here? What does the king do? What does he wish for those who receive his message?

4:2-3 What is he pleased to tell? What has God done for him? What do you learn about God and his *kingdom? What do you think about that?

4:4 What are the facts of the story?

4:5 What happened? What were the results?

4:6 What did the king order? What did he want them to tell him?

4:7 List what happened. What was the king’s problem?

4:8 List what happened next. Who came? What do you learn about him? What do you think about the king's report?

4:9 List what the king said to Daniel. What is different from the earlier dream? (See Daniel 2:26–28.) What do you think about all that?

4:10 List what the king tells Daniel. What is the subject of the dream?

4:11 What happened to the tree? Who could see it? What do you think about all that?

4:12 Describe the tree. What do you think about the tree? What might be the value of a tree?

4:13 What else did the king see? What do you think about that?

4:14 List what the *angel shouted. What do you think about that?

4:15 What was going to happen to what remained of the tree? What else will happen? What do you think about that?

4:16 What else did the *angel say would happen? What do you think about that?

4:17 What do you know about those who give the command? What did God have to do with this event? What did God want men to know? What do you think about those things?

4:18 Use your own words for what Nebuchadnezzar said. What did he want Daniel to do? Why did he expect that of Daniel? What do you think about that?

4:19 What was Daniel’s reaction? How did the king try to comfort Daniel? What is Daniel's answer? What might the king have thought when he heard that? What do you think about all of that?

4:20 What had Nebuchadnezzar seen in his dream? What was unusual about this tree? What do you think about that?

4:21 What else do you learn about this tree? What do you think that might have meant?

4:22 In what ways is the king 'like' the tree? What do you think about that?

4:23 What more had the king seen? What do you learn about the person that the king saw? What did he command for the tree? What did the person command for 'him'? What does all that mean?

4:24 Who did Daniel say that the dream referred to? What do you think about that?

4:25 List what will happen to the king. What do you learn about God here? What do you think about those things?

4:26 What were the instructions? What did that mean? When would it happen? What do you think about all that?

4:27 What was Daniel’s advice to the king? List what Nebuchadnezzar should not do. List what he should do. What did Daniel hope the result would be? What do you think about those things?

4:28 What do you learn?

4:29 What happened? When did it happen? Where did it happen?

4:30 Use your own words for what Nebuchadnezzar said. What do you think about what he said?

4:31 What happened while Nebuchadnezzar was speaking? What was the message? What do you think about all that?

4:32 List what will happen to Nebuchadnezzar. What will he know, as a result? What do you think about all that?

4:33 Did it all happen? What do you think about that?

4:34 What does Nebuchadnezzar report? What do you think about all that?

4:35 What else does Nebuchadnezzar say that he has learned about God and people? What do you think about all that?

4:36 List what Nebuchadnezzar reports about himself. What do you think about what happened?

4:37 What does Nebuchadnezzar say about heaven’s King? What do you think about that? (See Daniel 2:46, 47.)

Chapter 5

5:1-31 Make a dramatic story about these events and act it out as a play.

Your play might be in several parts: 5:1-9; 10-12; 13-16; 17-21; 22-28; 29–30.

Note: Daniel's dreams that we read about in Daniel chapters 7 and 8 came during Belshazzar’s rule. That was before the events that we read about in Daniel chapters 5 and 6.

5:1 What do you learn about King Belshazzar? What do you think about that?

5:2 List extra facts that you learn about King Belshazzar. Which of those facts tell about Belshazzar's behaviour? What do you think about his behaviour?

5:3 List what happened. Which of those details might be important? Why do you think that these details might be important?

5:4 What did the people do? What do you think about what they did?

5:5 What happened next? Who saw what happened? What was unusual about what happened?

5:6 What happened to the king? Why?

5:7 List what the king did. What do you think about the advisers that he chose? What do you think about the promises that he made?

5:8 What do you learn? What might the king have thought about that?

5:9 What was the king’s reaction? What about his officials, what was their reaction?

5:10 List what happened? What do you think about that?

5:11 List the information that the queen gave. Why was her information valuable?

5:12 List the facts that the queen reported. What do you think about the truth of what she said?

5:13 What happened?

5:14 What had the king heard about Daniel? What do you think about that?

5:15 What did the king report? What was the problem? What do you think about that?

5:16 What had the king heard? What did he ask Daniel if he could do? What did the king say that he would do? What do you think about all this?

5:17 How did Daniel reply to the king? What did Daniel say that he would do? What do you think about Daniel's replies?

5:18 Where did Daniel start his explanation? Why might he have done that?

5:19 God had made Nebuchadnezzar great. List the results of that. Go through the list and say what you think about each detail.

5:20 What did Daniel say happened to Belshazzar's father? What do you think about that?

5:21 What did the people do? What happened to the king’s mind? What else did happened to him at that time? What did Nebuchadnezzar know at the end of that time? What do you think about that? (See Daniel 2:46-3:1; 3:12-28.)

5:22 How does Daniel accuse Belshazzar? What do you think about Belshazzar's memory? (See Daniel 5:10-12.)

5:23 What did Daniel say that Belshazzar's attitude to God was? What was his attitude to other gods? What differences did Daniel mention between the true God and these other gods? Who did Belshazzar honour? Why was that not wise?

5:24 Why had God 'sent the hand'? (See also Daniel 5:5, 6, 23.)

5:25, 26 What do you learn? What do you think about that? What might Belshazzar have thought when he heard this?

5:27 How has God measured Belshazzar? Why might the king be ‘too light’?

5:28 What was going to happen?

5:29 What was Belshazzar’s reaction to what Daniel had told him? What do you think about that?

5:30-31 What happened? What do you think about that? What chances did Belshazzar have to change?

(See also Daniel 2:48, 49; 4:1–8; 5:10–12.)

Chapter 6

6:1-28 Make a dramatic story about these events and act it out as a play.

Your play might be in several parts: 6:1-5; 6-9; 10-14; 15-18; 19-24; 25-28.

6:1 What did Darius decide to do?

6:2 What do you learn about the three officials? What benefit would the king expect?

6:3 What do you learn about Daniel? What did the king learn? What was the king's reaction? What do you think about all that?

6:4 Who are the actors here? Who was watching whom? Why were they watching? What did they discover? What was their difficulty?

6:5 What did the men say? What do you think about that?

6:6 What happened next? What do you think about that?

6:7 List the actors. Who is not on the list? List all the roles of the actors in the events in these verses. What did some of the actors want the king to do?

6:8 What did they want the king to do? What would be special about that law?

6:9 What did the king do? What do you think about that?

6:10 What did Daniel hear? What did he do? What had changed? What do you think about that?

6:11 Who came? What did they see? What do you think about that?

6:12 List what happened next. What do you think about that?

6:13 List what Daniel's enemies said about Daniel. For each thing on the list say whether it is true or not.

6:14 What did the king do? Why might he have done that? What might you have done if you had been the king?

6:15 What did Daniel’s enemies do in the evening? What did they say? Why might they have said that?

6:16 What order did the king give? So, what did people do to Daniel? Did the king want to kill Daniel? How do you know that?

6:17 List the things that happened. Why did the king mark the stone so that nobody could change Daniel's situation? What do you think about all that?

6:18 List what happened to the king. Why might he not have eaten anything? Why would he have not been happy or able to sleep?

6:19 What did the king do, next morning? Why did he do that?

6:20 List what happened. Why did he try to speak to Daniel? What do you think about that?

6:21 What happened? What was Daniel reply? Why did Daniel reply like that? (See Daniel 2:4; 3:9; 5:10; 6:6.)

6:22 How did Daniel act as a witness for the true God? What do you think about what he said for God? What do you think about what he said for himself?

6:23 What was the king’s reaction? What did the king order the servants to do? What did they notice? Why had this happened? What do you think about all that?

6:24 List what happened next. What do you think about what happened?

6:25 What did Darius do? Where did he send his letter? How did he try to make everyone understand? How did Darius greet his readers? (See Nebuchadnezzar’s letter in Daniel 4:1.)

6:26 What was Darius's message? What did he know about Daniel’s God? What do you think about that?

6:27 What had Darius learnt about God? Where does God do those things? What do you think about what Darius learned?

6:28 Why was Daniel successful? Which kings benefited from Daniel's knowledge of God? (See also Daniel 1:1-2, 18 -21; 5:29-31.) Which countries did these kings came from? What do you think about Daniel’s experience?

Chapter 7

7:1-28 Draw pictures of the events in Daniel's dream.

7:1 When did this happen? Who was Belshazzar? (See Daniel 5:1-30.) What happened? What did Daniel do then?

7:2 What did Daniel see in the dream?

7:3 What came out of the sea? What do you learn about them?

7:4 What did the first animal look like? What happened to it?

7:5 What did the second animal look like? What happened to it?

7:6 What did about the third animal look like? What could it do?

7:7 What was the fourth animal like? What did it do? How was it different from the other animals?

7:8 What happened as Daniel watched? What do you think about these animals?

7:9 What did Daniel see as he continued to watch? Who sits on a royal seat'? What did this one look like?

7:10 How many people were there? What happened? What do you think about that?

7:11 What happened in the court? What do you think about these events?

7:12 What do you learn? What do you think about that?

7:13 List what Daniel saw. How did the one who looked like a human person relate to 'The *Ancient of Days'? What do you think about that?

7:14 What do you learn about 'The *Ancient of Days'? List what you learn about the one who looked like a human person. Compare this king with other kings that you know about. (See also Daniel 1:1-2, 18-21; 5:29-31; 6:28.)

7:15 How did Daniel feel?

7:16 What did Daniel do? What was the result? What do you think about all that?

7:17 What did the person say about the animals? (See Daniel 7:3-7.)

7:18 Who will have places where God rules? What do you think about that?

7:19 What more did Daniel want to know about? Why?

7:20 What was strange about this animal?

7:21 What happened to it? What do you think about that?

7:22 What happened next? What new things do you learn about 'The *Ancient of Days'?

7:23 What explanation did the person near Daniel give? So, how would you describe the fourth *kingdom?

7:24 What do the 10 *horns represent? What will happen after them?

7:25 List what this other king will do. What difference would those things make? What might God's people think at that time?

7:26 What will happen then?

7:27 What will God do for 'the people who are loyal to him'? What do you think about all that?

7:28 What was Daniel’s reaction to his dream? Why might he have been anxious? Why might he not have told anyone about his dream?

Chapter 8

8:1-27 Draw pictures of the events in this chapter.

8:1 When did this event happen? (See also Daniel 7:1.) What happened?

8:2 Where was Daniel in his dream? What was he doing?

8:3 What animal did Daniel see? What was unusual about this animal?

8:4 What was this animal doing? What do you learn about its power? What was the result?

8:5 What happened while Daniel was thinking? What was the animal? What was unusual about this animal?

8:6 What happened?

8:7 What happened to the sheep? Why did the goat attack? What do you think about that?

8:8 What happened to the male goat then? What was unusual about that?

8:9 What happened? What was the result?

8:10 What did the goat’s *horn do? What do you think about that?

8:11 What did it pretend? What else did it do?

8:12 List what God allowed. Why do you think that God allowed those things? How did God's people behave? What do you think about that? What power and success did the *horn have?

8:13 Who did Daniel hear? What were they talking about? What would God allow? What do you think about all that?

8:14 What information did the *angel give? What good thing did he say would happen? What do you think about all that?

8:15 What did Daniel think about his dream? What happened?

8:16 What did Daniel hear? What was the message? What do you think about that?

8:17 What happened next? What was Daniel's reaction? What did Gabriel tell Daniel? What do you think about that?

8:18 What happened while Gabriel was speaking? What did Gabriel do? What did Daniel do then?

8:19 What did Gabriel say about Daniel’s dream? What did he say about God? What do you think about that information?

8:20 What does the *angel tell Daniel? (See Daniel 8:3-4; 5:28, 31.)

Note: Daniel's dreams came while Belshazzar was king, before the events of Daniel chapters 5 and 6.

8:21, 22 What represents the *kingdom of Greece? (See also Daniel 8:21, 22.) What would you expect to happen?

8:23 What is the bad news? What do you think about that?

8:24 List the facts about this cruel king. How will he use his power? What will he destroy? What will he succeed in doing? What do you think about all that?

8:25 What will he encourage people to do? What will he think? What will people think? What will he do to them? Against whom will he fight? What will happen then? What do you think about all that?

8:26 What does the *angel tell Daniel to do about the dream? What else does he tell him about the dream? What do you think about those things?

8:27 What was Daniel's reaction to the dream? What do you think about all that? Why do you think that the dream astonished Daniel?

Chapter 9

9:1-27 Make a dramatic story from these events and act it out as a play.

Your play might be in several parts: 9:1-2; 3-14; 15-19; 20; 21-23; 24-27.

9:1 When did these events happen? Where did they happen? Who was the king? What do you know about him? (See also Daniel 5:30–31.)

9:2 What did Daniel do? What had he read? What had he learned? What do you think about all that?

9:3 What was Daniel's reaction to what he had learned? What do you think about what he did?

9:4 List the details of how Daniel started this prayer. What does he know about God?

9:5 What does Daniel say about himself and the other people from his country? What do you think about that?

9:6 What did the *Jews not do? What had God's special servants done? What do you think about that?

9:7 What does Daniel say that the *Lord always does? What does he say about himself and the other *Jews? What has happened because they have not been loyal to God?

9:8 Who does Daniel say are ashamed? Why? What might we be ashamed of now?

9:9 What does the '*Lord our God' do? How might that affect us?

9:10 What have Daniel and his people not done? What has the '*Lord our God' done? What do you think about that?

9:11 Who did not obey God's laws? What did they read? What did God do? Why? What do you think about all that?

9:12 What do you learn? Should Daniel and the rulers have expected those experiences? Why?

9:13 What has God done? What does Daniel think about their punishment? Did the punishment have a good effect? What do you think about that?

9:14 What did the *Lord warn the people about? What has he done? What do you think about that?

9:15 List what the '*Lord our God' had done for them. What was the people’s reaction?

9:16, 17 What is Daniel's request? List Daniel's reasons as to why the *Lord should 'stop being angry' What do you think about the way that Daniel argued?

9:17 Why does Daniel ask the *Lord to listen?

9:18 Why does Daniel expect the *Lord to answer his prayer?

9:19 For what reasons does Daniel ask the *Lord to listen to him? And to forgive them? What would be different if the *Lord did what Daniel asked? Suppose that you wanted to pray like Daniel. What parts would you need to include in your prayer?

9:20 How did Daniel continue his prayer? What do you think about that? When you pray you could use parts of Daniel's prayer. What parts of Daniel's prayer might you want to include?

9:21 What happened while Daniel prayed? List what you know about Gabriel. (See also Daniel 8:15–20.) What do you think about all that?

9:22 What information did Gabriel give to Daniel here? What do you think about that?

9:23 List the facts. When had God answered Daniel's prayer? Why did Gabriel come to talk to Daniel? What does he tell him? What should Daniel do? What will Gabriel do?

9:24 List the facts. What two things does Daniel say that this is 'about'? What will God 'stop'? What will God 'forgive'? What will 'last always'? What 'will happen'? What will God 'establish'?

9:25 What did Gabriel want Daniel 'to know and understand'? What do you learn about Jerusalem? What would happen to 'God's people' at that time?

9:26 What will happen? What do you think about that?

9:27 What will happen? What do you think about all that?

Chapter 10

10:1-21 Make a dramatic story from these events and act it out as a play. Or write a story about them. Or draw some pictures or maps of them.

Your play or story or pictures might be in several parts: 10:1-3; 4-9; 10-14; 15-17; 18-19; 20-21.

10:1 When did this happen? Which kings had Daniel served by that time? (See Daniel 1:18–19; 5:29-31; 6:28.) What did God do? What do you learn about the 'message'?

10:2 Why was Daniel sad? What did he do?

10:3 What did Daniel not do in those 'three weeks'? What do you think about that? Would you be able to do what Daniel did in those 'three weeks'? Why might you want to do something like that? What might you do instead, to show God that you are sincere?

10:4 What are the facts?

10:5, 6 Describe what Daniel saw. What did he hear?

10:7 Who saw the sight? What did the 'people who were with' Daniel do?

10:8 What happened to Daniel then? What do you think about that?

10:9 What happened? What do you think about that?

10:10 What happened? What do you think about that?

10:11 What was the first word that this person spoke? How did he know Daniel’s name, do you think? What is the first statement that he made? What do you think about that? Who sent this person?

10:12 List the things that he told Daniel. What had God done? Why? What might you like to remember from this verse?

10:13 What had delayed this person? What do you think about that?

10:14 Why has this person come to Daniel? What does he tell Daniel about the dream? What do you think about all that?

10:15 What was Daniel's reaction? What do you think about that?

10:16 List what happened. What do you think about the things that happened?

10:17 What does Daniel tell this person? What is Daniel's attitude? What does he say about his state? What do you think about all that?

10:18 What happened next? What was different for Daniel? What do you think about that?

10:19 What did the 'one who looked like a man' tell him? When had Daniel heard words like that before (see verses 11, 12)? What did this person want for Daniel? Did that happen for Daniel? What did Daniel ask for then? Why?

10:20, 21 List the facts. What was the person’s question? What was he going to explain to Daniel? Who was he going to fight against? (See verse 13.) Who would he fight later? (See also Daniel 8:21, 22.) Who is supporting this 'one who looked like a man'? (See verse 13 also.)

Chapter 11

11:1 When did this 'one who looked like a man' support Michael? What did Daniel do when Darius from Media ruled? (See Daniel 5:30–31, 6:1-2.)

Write a story about the rest of the events in Daniel’s dream or draw pictures and/or maps.

11:2 What did this person explain to Daniel? What was going to happen to the kings? What do you think about all that?

11:3 What will happen? What might happen to ordinary people at a time like that?

11:4 What will happen next? What do you think about that? What might happen to ordinary people at a time like that?

11:5 Then what will happen? What do you think about that?

11:6 How would they make the agreement? What will happen to their plan? What do you think about that?

11:7 What will happen? What do you think about that?

11:8 What will the king from the south do? What do you think about all that?

11:9–17 List what will happen next. What will be the king in the north's history? What will be the king in the south's history? What do you think about all that?

11:18–19 List what will happen next. How will the king of the north's history end?

11:20 What will happen to the one who comes after this king in the north? What do you think about that?

11:21–24 List the facts. What do you learn about the character of the one who comes after him? What will he achieve?

11:25–27 What do you learn about these two kings here? What will cause the kings not to succeed? What do you think about that?

11:28 What will this king do to God’s people? What do you think about that?

11:29–31 What will happen next? What does God do in these events? What will the *Romans do?

11:32 What will happen? What are the differences between 'the people'? Who will help this king from the north? What do you think about that?

11:33–35 What will happen to God’s people? What do you think about those things?

11:36–39 What do you learn about this king? What is his attitude to God and the gods? How long will he be successful? What does he think about his family’s gods? Which god is important to the king? Why? What do you think about those things?

11:40-45 What will happen in the end? Who will give support to the king in the north? What difference might that support make to his success? Which countries will this king from the north affect? What will he do in those countries? What will probably happen to ordinary people during this time? (See Daniel chapter 11 also.) What do you think about that?

Chapter 12

12:1-13 Make a dramatic story of these events and act them out as a play.

Your play might be in several parts: 12:1-3; 4-7; 8-13.

12:1 Who will come? What is his job? What will happen at that time? What kind of time will it be? What will God do? What do you think about all that?

12:2 What will happen? What will be the difference between people? What do you think about that?

12:3 What do you learn? Who will shine like the stars? Why would that be so?

12:4 What should Daniel do now? What will other people do? What do you think about that?

12:5 Who did Daniel see? (See also Daniel 10:11.)

12:6 What was the question?

12:7 What happened next? What will God do in these events? What happens to God's holy people? What do you think about all that?

12:8 What was Daniel's difficulty? What did he do about that?

12:9 What did the *angel tell Daniel? What would he have to do?

12:10 List the facts. What do you learn about different people? What do you think about that?

12:11 What will be the sign to start measuring the time? (See also Daniel 9:27; 11:31.)

12:12 What should people do? What do you think about that?

12:13 What should Daniel do? What do you think about all that?

Word List

Ancient of Days ~ a special name for God.

angel ~ a *being that does not have a physical body. There are good and bad angels. God's angels are good and they carry his messages. They serve him.

being ~ a live person or animal. A human or animal being has a physical body. An angel or spirit is a being that does not have a physical body.

horn ~ a hard bone on an animal’s head; it shows that it is strong; a thing like a pointed stick that grows on the top of some animals’ heads, like cows and some sheep.

Jew ~ a Jew is a person who is from the family of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; a person who believes what Jews believe.

kingdom ~ the place or territory or land where a king rules.

Lord ~ a title for God, or Jesus, to show that he is over all.

Roman ~ a person from Rome. Rome was the most famous city in the world at the time of Jesus. Their soldiers fought and defeated many countries. They made the people obey the rules of Rome. They made them pay taxes to Rome. The people could not rule themselves; they had to obey the laws of Rome.

 

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October 2004

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