Daniel 6:4
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New International Version
At this, the administrators and the satraps tried to find grounds for charges against Daniel in his conduct of government affairs, but they were unable to do so. They could find no corruption in him, because he was trustworthy and neither corrupt nor negligent.

New Living Translation
Then the other administrators and high officers began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling government affairs, but they couldn't find anything to criticize or condemn. He was faithful, always responsible, and completely trustworthy.

English Standard Version
Then the high officials and the satraps sought to find a ground for complaint against Daniel with regard to the kingdom, but they could find no ground for complaint or any fault, because he was faithful, and no error or fault was found in him.

New American Standard Bible
Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

King James Bible
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The administrators and satraps, therefore, kept trying to find a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom. But they could find no charge or corruption, for he was trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found in him.

International Standard Version
Because of this, the administrators and regional authorities tried to bring allegations of dereliction of duty in government affairs against Daniel, but they were unable to find any charges of corruption. Daniel was trustworthy, and no evidence of negligence or corruption could be found against him.

NET Bible
Consequently the supervisors and satraps were trying to find some pretext against Daniel in connection with administrative matters. But they were unable to find any such damaging evidence, because he was trustworthy and guilty of no negligence or corruption.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the other officials and satraps tried to find something to accuse Daniel of in his duties for the kingdom. But they couldn't find anything wrong because he was trustworthy. No error or fault could be found.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

New American Standard 1977
Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the presidents and governors looked for occasions against Daniel on behalf of the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault because he was faithful, and no vice nor fault was found in him.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the presidents and satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault; because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

American King James Version
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; for as much as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

American Standard Version
Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king thought to set him over all the kingdom: whereupon the princes, and the governors sought to find occasion against Daniel with regard to the king: and they could find no cause, nor suspicion, because he was faithful, and no fault, nor suspicion was found in him

Darby Bible Translation
Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a pretext against Daniel with respect to the kingdom; but they could not find any pretext or fault; inasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

English Revised Version
Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

World English Bible
Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Young's Literal Translation
Then the presidents and satraps have been seeking to find a cause of complaint against Daniel concerning the kingdom, and any cause of complaint and corruption they are not able to find, because that he is faithful, and any error and corruption have not been found in him.
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
3Then this Daniel began distinguishing himself among the commissioners and satraps because he possessed an extraordinary spirit, and the king planned to appoint him over the entire kingdom. 4Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him. 5Then these men said, "We will not find any ground of accusation against this Daniel unless we find it against him with regard to the law of his God."…
Cross References
Luke 20:20
So they watched Him closely and sent spies who pretended to be sincere. They were hoping to catch Him in His words in order to hand Him over to the rule and authority of the governor.

Luke 20:26
And they were unable to trap Him in His words before the people; and astonished at His answer, they fell silent.

Luke 23:14
and said to them, "You brought me this man as one who was inciting the people to rebellion. I have examined Him here in your presence and found Him not guilty of your charges against Him.

Luke 23:15
Neither has Herod, for he sent Him back to us. As you can see, He has done nothing deserving of death.

Philippians 2:15
so that you may be blameless and pure, children of God without fault in a crooked and perverse generation, in which you shine as lights in the world

1 Peter 2:12
Conduct yourselves with such honor among the Gentiles that, though they slander you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day He visits us.

1 Peter 3:16
keeping a clear conscience, so that those who slander you will be put to shame by your good behavior in Christ.

Genesis 43:18
Now the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house; and they said, "It is because of the money that was returned in our sacks the first time that we are being brought in, that he may seek occasion against us and fall upon us, and take us for slaves with our donkeys."

Judges 14:4
However, his father and mother did not know that it was of the LORD, for He was seeking an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines were ruling over Israel.

Jeremiah 20:10
For I have heard the whispering of many, "Terror on every side! Denounce him; yes, let us denounce him!" All my trusted friends, Watching for my fall, say: "Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him And take our revenge on him."
Treasury of Scripture

Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; for as much as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

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Daniel 3:8 Why at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.

Genesis 43:18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's …

Judges 14:4 But his father and his mother knew not that it was of the LORD, that …

Psalm 37:12,13,32,33 The wicked plots against the just, and gnashes on him with his teeth…

Proverbs 29:27 An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright …

Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this …

Jeremiah 18:18,23 Then said they, Come and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; …

Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, say …

Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtlety, and kill him.

Matthew 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.

Luke 20:20 And they watched him, and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves …

Luke 22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; …

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1 Samuel 18:14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD was with him.

1 Samuel 19:4,5 And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to …

1 Samuel 22:14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who is so faithful …

Luke 23:14,15 Said to them, You have brought this man to me, as one that perverts …

John 19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and said to them, Behold, I bring …

2 Corinthians 11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them …

Philippians 2:15 That you may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without …

1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house…

Titus 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary …

1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas …

1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as …

1 Peter 4:14-16 If you be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are you; for the …

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