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Daniel is made ruler of the presidents


6:1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;
6:2 And over these three presidents; of whom Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
was one of them: that the princes might give accounts to them, and the king should have no loss.
6:3 Then this Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit [was] in him; and the king thought to set him over the kingdom.

A conspiracy


6:4 Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
concerning the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault; because he was faithful, and no error or fault found in him.
6:5 Then said these men, We shall not find any occasion against this Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
, except we find [it] against him concerning the law of his Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
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6:6 Then these presidents and princes assembled together to the king, and said this to him, King Darius, live forever.
6:7 All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counselors, and the captains, have planned together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of you, O king, he shall be thrown into the den of lions.
6:8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the document, so that it can’t be changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which doesn’t pass away.
6:9 On account of this king Darius signed the document and the decree.
6:10 Now when Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
heard that the document was signed, he went to his house; and his windows [were] open in his roof-room toward Jerusalem. He knelt on his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
, as he did in the past.
6:11 Then these men assembled, and found Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
praying and seeking mercy his Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
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6:12 Then they came near, and spoke before the king concerning the king’s decree; Haven’t you signed a decree, that every man that shall ask a petition of any Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
or man within thirty days, except of you, O king, shall be thrown into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which doesn’t pass away.
6:13 Then answered they and said before the king, Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
, who [is] of the sons of the captivity of Judah, hasn’t respected you, O king, nor the decree that you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day.
6:14 Then the king, when he heard these words, was very displeased with himself, and set [his] heart on Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
to deliver him: and he labored till sundown to deliver him.
6:15 Then these men assembled before the king, and said to the king, O king,
Know that the law of the Medes and Persians is, That no decree nor statute which the king established may be changed.

Daniel thrown into the loins’ den


6:16 Then the king commanded, and they brought Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
, and threw him into the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said to Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
, Your Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
whom you serve continually, He will deliver you.
6:17 And a stone was brought, and laid upon the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that the affair may not change concerning Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
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Daniel's Answer to the King, by Briton Riviere, GMIII MCAG 1937 123-001

Daniel’s deliverance


6:18 Then the king went to his palace, and spented the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep fled from him.
6:19 Then the king got up dawn in the daylight, and hurried to the den of lions.
6:20 And when he came to the den, he cried with a sorrowful voice to Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
: and the king spoke and said to Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
, O Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
, servant of the living Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
, is your Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions?
6:21 Then said Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
to the king, O king, live forever.
6:22 My Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
has sent His Angel, and has shut the lions’ mouths, and they have not hurt me: because as before him innocence was found in me; and also before you, O king, have I done no harm.
6:23 Then was the king exceedingly happy for him, and commanded to bring up Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
out of the den. So Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
was brought up out of the den, and no harm was found on him, because he trusted in his Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
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6:24 And the king commanded, and they brought those men which had accused Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
, and they threw them into the den of lions, them, their sons, and their wives; and the lions overpowered them, and broke all their bones in pieces or ever they reached the bottom of the den.
6:25 Then king Darius wrote to all people, nations, and languages, that live in all the earth; Peaceשָׁלוֹם
Transliteration šālôm Pronunciation shaw-lome’ shalom – completeness, soundness, welfare, peace, be well, prosperity For more info click here
be multiplied to you.
6:26 I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
of Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
: for he is the living Elahאֱלָהּ
Transliteration: ‘ĕlâ Pronunciation: el-aw’ pl. Elim or Elohim; Imperial Aramaic: אלהא‏ is the Aramaic word for God and the absolute singular form of אלהא‏, ʾilāhā. The origin of the word is from Proto-Semitic and is thus cognate to the Hebrew, Arabic, Akkadian, and other Semitic languages’ words for god. For more info click here See also click here
, and endures forever, and his kingdom [is] the one which shall not be destroyed, and His rule [shall be] to the end.
6:27 He delivers and rescues, and He works signs and wonders in the heavens and in the earth, He who has delivered Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
from the power of the lions.
6:28 So Danielדניאל
Meaning Judge Of God, God Is My Judge From the verb דין, to judge or govern, and the word אל (‘el), God. For more info click here
prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.

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