Daniel 3:18
Parallel Verses
New International Version
But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."

New Living Translation
But even if he doesn't, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up."

English Standard Version
But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

New American Standard Bible
"But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up."

King James Bible
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But even if He does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up."

International Standard Version
But if not, rest assured, your majesty, that we won't serve your gods, and we won't worship the golden statue that you have set up."

NET Bible
But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we don't serve your gods, and we will not pay homage to the golden statue that you have erected."

New Heart English Bible
But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if he doesn't, you should know, Your Majesty, we'll never honor your gods or worship the gold statue that you set up."

JPS Tanakh 1917
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.'

New American Standard 1977
“But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not worship thy god, nor honour the statue which thou hast raised up.

King James 2000 Bible
But if not, be it known unto you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.

American King James Version
But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.

American Standard Version
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if he will not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not worship thy gods, nor adore the golden statue which thou hast set up.

Darby Bible Translation
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image that thou hast set up.

English Revised Version
But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

Webster's Bible Translation
But if not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.

World English Bible
But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.

Young's Literal Translation
And lo -- not! be it known to thee, O king, that thy gods we are not serving, and to the golden image thou hast raised up we do no obeisance.'
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
3:8-18 True devotion calms the spirit, quiets and softens it, but superstition and devotion to false gods inflame men's passions. The matter is put into a little compass, Turn, or burn. Proud men are still ready to say, as Nebuchadnezzar, Who is the Lord, that I should fear his power? Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did not hesitate whether they should comply or not. Life or death were not to be considered. Those that would avoid sin, must not parley with temptation when that to which we are allured or affrighted is manifestly evil. Stand not to pause about it, but say, as Christ did, Get thee behind me, Satan. They did not contrive an evasive answer, when a direct answer was expected. Those who make their duty their main care, need not be anxious or fearful concerning the event. The faithful servants of God find him able to control and overrule all the powers armed against them. Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst. If He be for us, we need not fear what man can do unto us. God will deliver us, either from death or in death. They must obey God rather than man; they must rather suffer than sin; and must not do evil that good may come. Therefore none of these things moved them. The saving them from sinful compliance, was as great a miracle in the kingdom of grace, as the saving them out of the fiery furnace was in the kingdom of nature. Fear of man and love of the world, especially want of faith, make men yield to temptation, while a firm persuasion of the truth will deliver them from denying Christ, or being ashamed of him. We are to be meek in our replies, but we must be decided that we will obey God rather than man.
Study Bible
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
17"If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire; and He will deliver us out of your hand, O king. 18"But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up." 19Then Nebuchadnezzar was filled with wrath, and his facial expression was altered toward Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego. He answered by giving orders to heat the furnace seven times more than it was usually heated.…
Cross References
Hebrews 11:25
He chose to suffer oppression with God's people rather than to experience the fleeting enjoyment of sin.

Joshua 24:15
"If it is disagreeable in your sight to serve the LORD, choose for yourselves today whom you will serve: whether the gods which your fathers served which were beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living; but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD."

1 Kings 19:14
Then he said, "I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of hosts; for the sons of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I alone am left; and they seek my life, to take it away."

1 Kings 19:18
"Yet I will leave 7,000 in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal and every mouth that has not kissed him."

Isaiah 51:12
"I, even I, am He who comforts you. Who are you that you are afraid of man who dies And of the son of man who is made like grass,

Isaiah 51:13
That you have forgotten the LORD your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens And laid the foundations of the earth, That you fear continually all day long because of the fury of the oppressor, As he makes ready to destroy? But where is the fury of the oppressor?

Daniel 3:28
Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king's command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God.
Treasury of Scripture

But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.

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