It pleasedH8232 DariusH1868 to setH6966 overH5922 the kingdomH4437 an hundredH3969 and twentyH6243 princes,H324 which should be over the wholeH3606 kingdom;H4437
And overH5924 theseH4481 threeH8532 presidents;H5632 of whomH1768 H2006 DanielH1841 was first:H2298 that the princesH324 might giveH3052 accountsH2941 to them, and the kingH4430 should haveH1934 noH3809 damage.H5142
ThenH116 thisH1836 DanielH1841 was preferredH5330 aboveH5922 the presidentsH5632 and princes,H324 becauseH3606 an excellentH3493 spiritH7308 was in him; and the kingH4430 thoughtH6246 to setH6966 him overH5922 the wholeH3606 realm.H4437
ThenH116 the presidentsH5632 and princesH324 soughtH1158 to findH7912 occasionH5931 against DanielH1841 concerningH6655 the kingdom;H4437 but they couldH3202 findH7912 noneH3809 occasionH5931 norH3809 fault;H7844 for as muchH3606 as he was faithful,H540 neitherH3809 was there anyH3606 errorH7960 or faultH7844 foundH7912 in him.
ThenH116 saidH560 theseH479 men,H1400 We shall not findH7912 anyH3606 occasionH5931 againstH5922 thisH1836 Daniel,H1841 exceptH3861 we findH7912 it against him concerning the lawH1882 of his God.H426
ThenH116 theseH459 presidentsH5632 and princesH324 assembledH7284 together to the king,H4430 and saidH560 thusH3652 to him, KingH4430 Darius,H1868 liveH2418 for ever.H5957
AllH3606 the presidentsH5632 of the kingdom,H4437 the governors,H5461 and the princes,H324 the counsellors,H1907 and the captains,H6347 have consultedH3272 together to establishH6966 a royalH4430 statute,H7010 and to make a firmH8631 decree,H633 that whoeverH3605 shall askH1156 a petitionH1159 of anyH3606 GodH426 or manH606 for thirtyH8533 days,H3118 saveH3861 of you, O king,H4430 he shall be castH7412 into the denH1358 of lions.H744
Now,H3705 O king,H4430 establishH6966 the decree,H633 and signH7560 the writing,H3792 that it be not changed,H8133 according to the lawH1882 of the MedesH4076 and Persians,H6540 whichH1768 altersH5709 not.
WhyH3605 kingH4430 DariusH1868 signedH7560 the writingH3792 and the decree.H633
NowH1768 whenH1768 DanielH1841 knewH3046 that the writingH3792 was signed,H7560 he wentH5954 into his house;H1005 and his windowsH3551 being openH6606 in his chamberH5952 towardH5049 Jerusalem,H3390 he kneeledH1289 on his kneesH1291 threeH8532 timesH2166 a day,H3118 and prayed,H6739 and gave thanksH3029 beforeH6925 his God,H426 as he didH5648 aforetime.H4481
ThenH116 theseH479 menH1400 assembled,H7284 and foundH7912 DanielH1841 prayingH1156 and making supplicationH2604 beforeH6925 his God.H426
ThenH116 they cameH7127 near,H7127 and spokeH560 beforeH6925 the kingH4430 concerningH5922 the king'sH4430 decree;H633 Have you not signedH7560 a decree,H633 that everyH3606 manH606 that shall askH1156 a petition of anyH3606 GodH426 or manH606 withinH5705 thirtyH8533 days,H3118 saveH3861 of you, O king,H4430 shall be castH7412 into the denH1358 of lions?H744 The kingH4430 answeredH6032 and said,H560 The thingH4406 is true,H3330 according to the lawH1882 of the MedesH4076 and Persians,H6540 whichH1768 altersH5709 not.
ThenH116 answeredH6032 they and saidH560 beforeH6925 the king,H4430 That Daniel,H1841 whichH1768 is of the childrenH1123 of the captivityH1547 of Judah,H3061 regardsH7761 H2942 not you, O king,H4430 nor the decreeH633 that you have signed,H7560 but makes his petitionH1159 threeH8532 timesH2166 a day.H3118
ThenH116 the king,H4430 whenH1768 he heardH8086 these words,H4406 was soreH7690 displeasedH888 with himself, and setH7761 his heartH1079 onH5922 DanielH1841 to deliverH7804 him: and he laboredH7712 tillH5704 the goingH4606 downH4606 of the sunH8122 to deliverH5338 him.
ThenH116 theseH479 menH1400 assembledH7284 to the king,H4430 and saidH560 to the king,H4430 Know,H3046 O king,H4430 that the lawH1882 of the MedesH4076 and PersiansH6540 is, That noH3606 H3809 decreeH633 nor statuteH7010 whichH1768 the kingH4430 establishesH6966 may be changed.H8133
ThenH116 the kingH4430 commanded,H560 and they broughtH858 Daniel,H1841 and castH7412 him into the denH1358 of lions.H744 NowH116 the kingH4430 spokeH6032 and saidH560 to Daniel,H1841 Your GodH426 whomH1768 you serveH6399 continually,H8411 he will deliverH7804 you.
And a stoneH69 was brought,H858 and laidH7760 on the mouthH6433 of the den;H1358 and the kingH4430 sealedH2857 it with his own signet,H5824 and with the signetH5824 of his lords;H7261 that the purposeH6640 might not be changedH8133 concerning Daniel.H1841
ThenH116 the kingH4430 wentH236 to his palace,H1965 and passed the nightH956 fasting:H2908 neitherH3809 were instrumentsH1761 of music broughtH5954 beforeH6925 him: and his sleepH8139 wentH5075 from him.
ThenH116 the kingH4430 aroseH6966 very earlyH8238 in the morning,H5053 and wentH236 in hasteH927 to the denH1358 of lions.H744
And when he cameH7127 to the den,H1358 he criedH2200 with a lamentableH6088 voiceH7032 to Daniel:H1841 and the kingH4430 spokeH6032 and saidH560 to Daniel,H1841 O Daniel,H1841 servantH5649 of the livingH2417 God,H426 is your God,H426 whomH1768 you serveH6399 continually,H8411 ableH3202 to deliverH7804 you from the lions?H744
ThenH116 saidH4449 DanielH1841 to the king,H4430 O king,H4430 liveH2418 for ever.H5957
My GodH426 has sentH7972 his angel,H4398 and has shutH5463 the lions'H744 mouths,H6433 that they have not hurtH2255 me: for as muchH3606 as beforeH6925 him innocenceH2136 was foundH7912 in me; and alsoH638 beforeH6925 you, O king,H4430 have I doneH5648 noH3809 hurt.H2248
ThenH116 was the kingH4430 exceedinglyH7689 gladH2868 for him, and commandedH560 that they should takeH5267 DanielH1841 up out of the den.H1358 So DanielH1841 was takenH5267 up out of the den,H1358 and noH3606 H3809 manner of hurtH2257 was foundH7912 on him, becauseH1768 he believedH540 in his God.H426
And the kingH4430 commanded,H560 and they broughtH858 thoseH479 menH1400 whichH1768 had accusedH399 H7170 Daniel,H1841 and they castH7412 them into the denH1358 of lions,H744 them, their children,H1123 and their wives;H5389 and the lionsH744 had the masteryH7981 of them, and brokeH1855 allH3606 their bonesH1635 in pieces or everH3809 they cameH4291 at the bottomH773 of the den.H1358
ThenH116 kingH4430 DariusH1868 wroteH3790 to allH3606 people,H5972 nations,H524 and languages,H3961 that dwellH1753 in allH3606 the earth;H772 PeaceH8001 be multipliedH7680 to you.
I makeH7761 a decree,H2942 That in everyH3606 dominionH7985 of my kingdomH4437 men trembleH2112 and fearH1763 beforeH4481 H6925 the GodH426 of Daniel:H1841 for he is the livingH2417 God,H426 and steadfastH7011 for ever,H5957 and his kingdomH4437 that whichH1768 shall not be destroyed,H2255 and his dominionH7985 shall be even to the end.H5491
He deliversH7804 and rescues,H5338 and he worksH5648 signsH852 and wondersH8540 in heavenH8065 and in earth,H772 whoH1768 has deliveredH7804 DanielH1841 from the powerH3028 of the lions.H744
So thisH1836 DanielH1841 prosperedH6744 in the reignH4437 of Darius,H1868 and in the reignH4437 of CyrusH3567 the Persian.H6542