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In Daniel chapter 1:17 it says, "To these four young men God gave knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning.And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds."

Do these verses apply to the under educated today?

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Do we have any reason to think they were under-educated? (see verses 5 and 18) –  Ryan Frame Sep 17 '13 at 20:38
What you mean by under-educated and what do you think might happen if it did apply? –  crownjewel82 Sep 17 '13 at 22:08
I am asking this question because of the scripture quote in Daniel 1:v 17 and also because of scripture quote in Acts 4:v 13, where John is perceived as an uneducated man.What i am trying to understand is,does the Holy spirit enable us in are education today if we struggle with things like spelling ,grammer etc. –  77 Clash Sep 25 '13 at 13:42
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The passage in Daniel records what God gave to those four men at that time--not what God promises to give to everyone in all times whose commitment to God resembles that of those four men.

However, there are some general promises of knowledge and wisdom in Proverbs to those who fear the Lord and meditate on His word

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7 ESV

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is insight. Proverbs 9:10 ESV

I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation. Psalm 119:99 ESV

Furthermore, blessings are given to those who meditate on the Scriptures:

Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; 2 but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. 3 He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. Psalm 1:1-3 ESV

Also, the book of Proverbs promises "to give prudence to the simple, knowledge and discretion to the youth." (Proverbs 1:4)

Finally, Peter and John were described as "uneducated, common men", but their boldness astonished the religious leaders of the day, who reconciled this to the fact that they "had been with Jesus".

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus. Acts 4:13 ESV


So, the Daniel passage is not a promise, but it is asserted elsewhere that wisdom and understanding and blessing come to those who fear the Lord, meditate on the Word of God, and spend time with Jesus.

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,With ref: to Acts 4:13 and John being perceived as an uneducated man.After he wrote the book of revelation, it would appear that god had educated him. –  77 Clash Sep 18 '13 at 8:46
@user2572 Yes, and that would indicate that God does give understanding to uneducated men. –  Narnian Sep 18 '13 at 13:08
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