|New International Version (© 2011)|
It pleased Darius to appoint 120 satraps to rule throughout the kingdom,
King James Bible
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;
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,
Daniel 6:1 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
A hundred and twenty princes - A chief or satrap over every province which belonged to the Medo-Persian empire. Afterwards we find it enlarged to one hundred and twenty-seven provinces, by the victories of Cambyses and Darius Hystaspes. See Esther 1:1. Josephus reckons three hundred and sixty satrapies or lordships; but this is most probably an exaggeration or mistake.
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Daniel 5:31 And Darius the Median took the kingdom, being about three score and two years old.
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Daniel 3:2 He then summoned the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates and all the other provincial officials to come to the dedication of the image he had set up.
Daniel 5:31 and Darius the Mede took over the kingdom, at the age of sixty-two.
Daniel 6:2 with three administrators over them, one of whom was Daniel. The satraps were made accountable to them so that the king might not suffer loss.