Daniel 3:8
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New International Version
At this time some astrologers came forward and denounced the Jews.

King James Bible
Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.

Darby Bible Translation
Whereupon at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.

World English Bible
Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and brought accusation against the Jews.

Young's Literal Translation
Therefore at that time drawn near have certain Chaldeans, and accused the Jews;

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Accused the Jews - That is, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. The other Jews were left unnoticed; and probably at this time Daniel was too high to be touched; but we may rest assured that he was not found among these idolaters, see Daniel 3:12.

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and accused.

Daniel 6:12,13 Then they came near, and spoke before the king concerning the king's decree; Have you not signed a decree...

Ezra 4:12-16 Be it known to the king, that the Jews which came up from you to us are come to Jerusalem, building the rebellious and the bad city...

Esther 3:6,8,9 And he thought scorn to lay hands on Mordecai alone; for they had showed him the people of Mordecai...

Acts 16:20-22 And brought them to the magistrates, saying, These men, being Jews, do exceedingly trouble our city...

Acts 17:6-8 And when they found them not, they drew Jason and certain brothers to the rulers of the city, crying...

Acts 28:22 But we desire to hear of you what you think: for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.

1 Peter 4:3,4 For the time past of our life may suffice us to have worked the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts...

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'Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king. 14. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? 15. Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

The Song of the Three Children
DANIEL iii. 16, 17, 18. O Nebuchadnezzar, we are not careful to answer thee in this matter. If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace; and He will deliver us out of thine hand, O king. 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. We read this morning, instead of the Te Deum, the Song of the Three Children, beginning, 'Oh all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord: praise
Charles Kingsley—The Good News of God

Daniel
Daniel is called a prophet in the New Testament (Matt. xxiv. 15). In the Hebrew Bible, however, the book called by his name appears not among the prophets, but among "the writings," between Esther and Ezra. The Greek version placed it between the major and the minor prophets, and this has determined its position in modern versions. The book is both like and unlike the prophetic books. It is like them in its passionate belief in the overruling Providence of God and in the sure consummation of His
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Ezra 4:12
The king should know that the people who came up to us from you have gone to Jerusalem and are rebuilding that rebellious and wicked city. They are restoring the walls and repairing the foundations.

Esther 3:8
Then Haman said to King Xerxes, "There is a certain people dispersed among the peoples in all the provinces of your kingdom who keep themselves separate. Their customs are different from those of all other people, and they do not obey the king's laws; it is not in the king's best interest to tolerate them.

Esther 3:9
If it pleases the king, let a decree be issued to destroy them, and I will give ten thousand talents of silver to the king's administrators for the royal treasury."

Daniel 1:4
young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king's palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians.

Daniel 2:2
So the king summoned the magicians, enchanters, sorcerers and astrologers to tell him what he had dreamed. When they came in and stood before the king,

Daniel 2:10
The astrologers answered the king, "There is no one on earth who can do what the king asks! No king, however great and mighty, has ever asked such a thing of any magician or enchanter or astrologer.

Daniel 3:7
Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and all kinds of music, all the nations and peoples of every language fell down and worshiped the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

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