Daniel 6:1
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New International Version
It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom,

New Living Translation
Darius the Mede decided to divide the kingdom into 120 provinces, and he appointed a high officer to rule over each province.

English Standard Version
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom 120 satraps, to be throughout the whole kingdom;

New American Standard Bible
It seemed good to Darius to appoint 120 satraps over the kingdom, that they would be in charge of the whole kingdom,

King James Bible
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Darius decided to appoint 120 satraps over the kingdom, stationed throughout the realm,

International Standard Version
It pleased Darius to appoint 120 regional authorities over the kingdom throughout the realm,

NET Bible
It seemed like a good idea to Darius to appoint over the kingdom 120 satraps who would be in charge of the entire kingdom.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Darius decided it would be good to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom.

JPS Tanakh 1917
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be throughout the whole kingdom;

New American Standard 1977
It seemed good to Darius to appoint 120 satraps over the kingdom, that they should be in charge of the whole kingdom,

Jubilee Bible 2000
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred and twenty governors who should be in all the kingdom;

King James 2000 Bible
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be over the whole kingdom;

American King James Version
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;

American Standard Version
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be throughout the whole kingdom;

Douay-Rheims Bible
It seemed good to Darius, and he appointed over the kingdom a hundred and twenty governors to be over his whole kingdom.

Darby Bible Translation
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be in all the kingdom;

English Revised Version
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty satraps, which should be throughout the whole kingdom;

Webster's Bible Translation
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty princes, who should be over the whole kingdom;

World English Bible
It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps, who should be throughout the whole kingdom;

Young's Literal Translation
It hath been good before Darius, and he hath established over the kingdom satraps -- a hundred and twenty -- that they may be throughout the whole kingdom,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-5 We notice to the glory of God, that though Daniel was now very old, yet he was able for business, and had continued faithful to his religion. It is for the glory of God, when those who profess religion, conduct themselves so that their most watchful enemies may find no occasion for blaming them, save only in the matters of their God, in which they walk according to their consciences.
Study Bible
The Plot against Daniel
1It seemed good to Darius to appoint 120 satraps over the kingdom, that they would be in charge of the whole kingdom, 2and over them three commissioners (of whom Daniel was one), that these satraps might be accountable to them, and that the king might not suffer loss.…
Cross References
Daniel 3:2
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent word to assemble the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates and all the rulers of the provinces to come to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.

Daniel 5:31
So Darius the Mede received the kingdom at about the age of sixty-two.

Daniel 6:2
and over them three commissioners (of whom Daniel was one), that these satraps might be accountable to them, and that the king might not suffer loss.
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