Daniel 3:18
New International Version
But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up.”

New Living Translation
But even if he doesn’t, we want to make it clear to you, Your Majesty, that we will never serve your gods or worship the gold statue you have set up.”

English Standard Version
But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

Berean Study Bible
But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden statue you have set up.”

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we do not serve your gods, nor will we worship the gold image which you have set up.”

New American Standard Bible
But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods nor worship the golden statue that you have set up.”

NASB 1995
“But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

NASB 1977
“But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up.”

Amplified Bible
But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we are not going to serve your gods or worship the golden image that you have set up!”

Christian Standard Bible
But even if he does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But even if He does not rescue us, we want you as king to know that we will not serve your gods or worship the gold statue you set up.”

American Standard Version
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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But you shall know, oh King, that we do not serve your god, and we are not bowing down the image of gold that you have set up!”

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But if not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the image which thou hast set up.

Contemporary English Version
But even if he doesn't, we still won't worship your gods and the gold statue you have set up."

Douay-Rheims Bible
But if he will not, be it known to thee, O king, that we will not worship thy gods, nor adore the golden statue which thou hast set up.

English Revised Version
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.

Good News Translation
But even if he doesn't, Your Majesty may be sure that we will not worship your god, and we will not bow down to the gold statue that you have set up."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But if he doesn't, you should know, Your Majesty, we'll never honor your gods or worship the gold statue that you set up."

International Standard Version
But if not, rest assured, your majesty, that we won't serve your gods, and we won't worship the golden statue that you have set up."

JPS Tanakh 1917
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.'

Literal Standard Version
And behold—not! Be it known to you, O king, that we are not serving your gods, and we do not worship the golden image you have raised up.”

NET Bible
But if not, let it be known to you, O king, that we don't serve your gods, and we will not pay homage to the golden statue that you have erected."

New Heart English Bible
But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up."

World English Bible
But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.

Young's Literal Translation
And lo -- not! be it known to thee, O king, that thy gods we are not serving, and to the golden image thou hast raised up we do no obeisance.'

Additional Translations ...
Context
Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego Accused
17If the God whom we serve exists, then He is able to deliver us from the blazing fiery furnace and from your hand, O king. 18But even if He does not, let it be known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the golden statue you have set up.”

Cross References
Hebrews 11:25
He chose to suffer oppression with God's people rather than to experience the fleeting enjoyment of sin.

Joshua 24:15
But if it is unpleasing in your sight to serve the LORD, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you are living. As for me and my house, we will serve the LORD!"

1 Kings 19:14
"I have been very zealous for the LORD, the God of Hosts," he replied, "but the Israelites have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I am the only one left, and they are seeking my life as well."

1 Kings 19:18
Nevertheless, I have reserved seven thousand in Israel--all whose knees have not bowed to Baal and whose mouths have not kissed him."

Isaiah 51:12
"I, even I, am He who comforts you. Why should you be afraid of mortal man, of a son of man who withers like grass?

Isaiah 51:13
But you have forgotten the LORD, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth. You live in terror all day long because of the fury of the oppressor who is bent on destruction. But where is the fury of the oppressor?

Daniel 3:28
Nebuchadnezzar declared, "Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who trusted in Him. They violated the king's command and risked their lives rather than serve or worship any god except their own God.


Treasury of Scripture

But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods, nor worship the golden image which you have set up.

be it.

Job 13:15
Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.

Proverbs 28:1
The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.

Isaiah 51:12,13
I, even I, am he that comforteth you: who art thou, that thou shouldest be afraid of a man that shall die, and of the son of man which shall be made as grass; …

that.

Exodus 20:3-5
Thou shalt have no other gods before me…

Leviticus 19:4
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But even if
וְהֵ֣ן (wə·hên)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's 2006: Lo!, there, less, whether, but, if

He does not,
לָ֔א (lā)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3809: Not, no

let it
לֶהֱוֵא־ (le·hĕ·wê-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 1934: To become, come to pass, be

be known
יְדִ֥יעַ (yə·ḏî·a‘)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 3046: To know

to you,
לָ֖ךְ (lāḵ)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew

O king,
מַלְכָּ֑א (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 4430: A king

that
דִּ֤י (dî)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 1768: Who, which, that, because

we will not
לָא־ (lā-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3809: Not, no

serve
פָֽלְחִ֔ין (p̄ā·lə·ḥîn)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's 6399: To pay reverence to, serve

your gods
לאלהיך (lê·lā·hā·yiḵ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 426: God

or worship
נִסְגֻּֽד׃ (nis·guḏ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common plural
Strong's 5457: To prostrate oneself

the golden
דַּהֲבָ֛א (da·hă·ḇā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's 1722: Gold

statue
וּלְצֶ֧לֶם (ū·lə·ṣe·lem)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6755: An idolatrous figure

you have set up.”
הֲקֵ֖ימְתָּ (hă·qê·mə·tā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 6966: To arise, stand


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