The second chapter of Daniel opens with Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, having dreams that troubling him and causing him to lose sleep (2:1). So Nebuchadnezzar calls for his magicians, enchanters, sorcerers, and Chaldeans to tell him about his dream. So they ask the king to tell them the dream and they will give the interpretation. However, the king demands these magicians and enchanters to tell him the dream and the interpretation or else be torn limb from limb. Many writers have suggested that the king did not know what his dream was (kind of like how we may not remember the details of a dream) and that is why they need to tell the dream and interpretation. However, I think verse 9 explains why the king demands these Chaldeans to give both dream and interpretation:
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