Daniel 4:27
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New International Version
Therefore, Your Majesty, be pleased to accept my advice: Renounce your sins by doing what is right, and your wickedness by being kind to the oppressed. It may be that then your prosperity will continue."

New Living Translation
"'King Nebuchadnezzar, please accept my advice. Stop sinning and do what is right. Break from your wicked past and be merciful to the poor. Perhaps then you will continue to prosper.'

English Standard Version
Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you: break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the oppressed, that there may perhaps be a lengthening of your prosperity.”

New American Standard Bible
Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'

King James Bible
Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Therefore, may my advice seem good to you my king. Separate yourself from your sins by doing what is right, and from your injustices by showing mercy to the needy. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity."

International Standard Version
Therefore, your majesty, may my advice be acceptable to you: Stop your sinning, do what's right, and put a stop to your wickedness by showing kindness to the oppressed. Perhaps your tranquility will continue."

NET Bible
Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you. Break away from your sins by doing what is right, and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps your prosperity will be prolonged."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"That is why, Your Majesty, my best advice is that you stop sinning, and do what is right. Stop committing the same errors, and have pity on the poor. Maybe you can prolong your prosperity."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by almsgiving, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of thy prosperity.'

New American Standard 1977
‘Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness, and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, O king, approve my counsel and redeem thy sins with righteousness and thine iniquities with mercies unto the poor: behold the medicine for thy sin.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto you, and break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of your tranquility.

American King James Version
Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of your tranquility.

American Standard Version
Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to thee, and redeem thou thy sins with alms, and thy iniquities with works of mercy to the poor: perhaps he will forgive thy offences.

Darby Bible Translation
Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

English Revised Version
Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thy iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

World English Bible
Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of your tranquility.

Young's Literal Translation
'Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and thy sins by righteousness break off, and thy perversity by pitying the poor, lo, it is a lengthening of thine ease.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
4:19-27 Daniel was struck with amazement and terror at so heavy a judgment coming upon so great a prince, and gives advice with tenderness and respect. It is necessary, in repentance, that we not only cease to do evil, but learn to do good. Though it might not wholly prevent the judgment, yet the trouble may be longer before it comes, or shorter when it does come. And everlasting misery will be escaped by all who repent and turn to God.
Study Bible
Daniel Interprets the Second Dream
26And in that it was commanded to leave the stump with the roots of the tree, your kingdom will be assured to you after you recognize that it is Heaven that rules. 27Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.' 28"All this happened to Nebuchadnezzar the king.…
Cross References
Acts 8:22
Repent, therefore, of your wickedness, and pray to the Lord. Perhaps He will forgive you for the intent of your heart.

Genesis 41:33
"Now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Deuteronomy 24:13
"When the sun goes down you shall surely return the pledge to him, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and it will be righteousness for you before the LORD your God.

1 Kings 21:29
"Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but I will bring the evil upon his house in his son's days."

Psalm 41:1
For the choir director. A Psalm of David. How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.

Proverbs 16:6
By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

Proverbs 28:13
He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.

Isaiah 55:6
Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

Isaiah 55:7
Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the LORD, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.

Isaiah 58:6
"Is this not the fast which I choose, To loosen the bonds of wickedness, To undo the bands of the yoke, And to let the oppressed go free And break every yoke?
Treasury of Scripture

Why, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of your tranquility.

let.

Genesis 41:33-37 Now therefore let Pharaoh look out a man discreet and wise, and set …

Psalm 119:46 I will speak of your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.

Acts 24:25 And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to …

2 Corinthians 5:11 Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we …

break.

Job 34:31,32 Surely it is meet to be said to God, I have borne chastisement, I …

Proverbs 16:6 By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD …

Proverbs 28:13 He that covers his sins shall not prosper: but whoever confesses …

Isaiah 55:6,7 Seek you the LORD while he may be found, call you on him while he is near…

Ezekiel 18:21,27-32 But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed, …

Matthew 3:8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:

Acts 8:22 Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps …

Acts 26:20 But showed first to them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout …

James 4:8-10 Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, …

1 Peter 4:8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity …

by shewing.

Psalm 41:1-3 Blessed is he that considers the poor: the LORD will deliver him …

Isaiah 58:5-7,10-12 Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict …

Ezekiel 18:7 And has not oppressed any, but has restored to the debtor his pledge, …

Luke 11:41 But rather give alms of such things as you have; and, behold, all …

Acts 10:2-4 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave …

Galatians 5:6,13,22 For in Jesus Christ neither circumcision avails any thing, nor uncircumcision; …

Ephesians 4:23 And be renewed in the spirit of your mind;

if it.

1 Kings 21:29 See you how Ahab humbles himself before me? because he humbles himself …

Joel 2:14 Who knows if he will return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him…

Jonah 3:9 Who can tell if God will turn and repent, and turn away from his …

Zephaniah 2:2,3 Before the decree bring forth, before the day pass as the chaff, …

lengthening of thy tranquillity. or, healing of thine error.

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