King Nebuchadnezzar demands the wise men tell him his dream - then Daniel and the wise men are sentenced to execution (Daniel 2:1 - 2:18) - Bible Blender
Readers may be sad, shocked, or horrified that the king has ordered the death of his royal advisers simply because they were unable to tell him what his dream was. Notice however, the occupations of those who were to be executed – magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and astrologers. To rely on “magic” or other supernatural means is not just dangerous, it is forbidden by the Bible. In Babylonians instance, their worship of false Gods and practicing of magic will ultimately prompt their downfall.