Daniel 3:4
New International Version
Then the herald loudly proclaimed, "Nations and peoples of every language, this is what you are commanded to do:

New Living Translation
Then a herald shouted out, "People of all races and nations and languages, listen to the king's command!

English Standard Version
And the herald proclaimed aloud, “You are commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,

Berean Study Bible
Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “O peoples, nations, and men of every language, this is what you are commanded:

New American Standard Bible
Then the herald loudly proclaimed: "To you the command is given, O peoples, nations and men of every language,

King James Bible
Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,

Christian Standard Bible
A herald loudly proclaimed, "People of every nation and language, you are commanded:

Contemporary English Version
Then an official stood up and announced: People of every nation and race, now listen to the king's command!

Good News Translation
a herald announced in a loud voice, "People of all nations, races, and languages!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
A herald loudly proclaimed, "People of every nation and language, you are commanded:

International Standard Version
Then a herald proclaimed aloud: "People of all nations, and languages are commanded:

NET Bible
Then the herald made a loud proclamation: "To you, O peoples, nations, and language groups, the following command is given:

New Heart English Bible
Then the herald cried aloud, "To you it is commanded, peoples, nations, and languages,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The herald called out loudly, "People of every province, nation, and language!

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the herald cried aloud: 'To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,

New American Standard 1977
Then the herald loudly proclaimed: “To you the command is given, O peoples, nations and men of every language,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then a herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,

King James 2000 Bible
Then a herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,

American King James Version
Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,

American Standard Version
Then the herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then a herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, ye peoples, tribes, and languages,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then a herald cried with a strong voice: To you it is commanded, O nations, tribes, and languages:

Darby Bible Translation
And the herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, [O] peoples, nations, and languages,

English Revised Version
Then the herald cried aloud, to you it is commanded, O peoples, nations, and languages,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then a herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,

World English Bible
Then the herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, peoples, nations, and languages,

Young's Literal Translation
And a crier is calling mightily: 'To you they are saying: O peoples, nations, and languages!
Study Bible
Nebuchadnezzar's Golden Image
3So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces assembled for the dedication of the statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up, and they stood before it. 4Then the herald loudly proclaimed, “O peoples, nations, and men of every language, this is what you are commanded: 5As soon as you hear the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes, and all kinds of music, you must fall down and worship the golden statue that King Nebuchadnezzar has set up.…
Cross References
Revelation 5:9
And they sang a new song: "Worthy are You to take the scroll and open its seals, because You were slain, and by Your blood You purchased for God those from every tribe and tongue and people and nation.

Daniel 3:3
So the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the rulers of the provinces assembled for the dedication of the statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up, and they stood before it.

Daniel 3:7
Therefore, as soon as all the people heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, and all kinds of music, the people of every nation and language fell down and worshiped the golden statue that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.

Daniel 3:10
You, O king, have issued a decree that everyone who hears the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp, pipes, and all kinds of music must fall down and worship the golden statue,

Daniel 4:1
King Nebuchadnezzar, To the peoples, nations, and men of every language who dwell in all the earth: May your prosperity be multiplied.

Daniel 6:25
Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and men of every language throughout the land: "May your prosperity abound.

Treasury of Scripture

Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages,

aloud.

Daniel 4:14
He cried aloud, and said thus, Hew down the tree, and cut off his branches, shake off his leaves, and scatter his fruit: let the beasts get away from under it, and the fowls from his branches:

Proverbs 9:13-15
A foolish woman is clamorous: she is simple, and knoweth nothing…

Isaiah 40:9
O Zion, that bringest good tidings, get thee up into the high mountain; O Jerusalem, that bringest good tidings, lift up thy voice with strength; lift it up, be not afraid; say unto the cities of Judah, Behold your God!

it is commanded.

Hosea 5:11
Ephraim is oppressed and broken in judgment, because he willingly walked after the commandment.

Micah 6:16
For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels; that I should make thee a desolation, and the inhabitants thereof an hissing: therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people.

O people.

Daniel 4:1
Nebuchadnezzar the king, unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.

Daniel 6:25
Then king Darius wrote unto all people, nations, and languages, that dwell in all the earth; Peace be multiplied unto you.

Esther 8:9
Then were the king's scribes called at that time in the third month, that is, the month Sivan, on the three and twentieth day thereof; and it was written according to all that Mordecai commanded unto the Jews, and to the lieutenants, and the deputies and rulers of the provinces which are from India unto Ethiopia, an hundred twenty and seven provinces, unto every province according to the writing thereof, and unto every people after their language, and to the Jews according to their writing, and according to their language.







Lexicon
Then the herald
וְכָרוֹזָ֖א (wə·ḵā·rō·w·zā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 3744: A herald

loudly
בְחָ֑יִל (ḇə·ḥā·yil)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2429: Power, strength, army

proclaimed,
קָרֵ֣א (qā·rê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7123: To call, read out or aloud

“O peoples,
עַֽמְמַיָּ֔א (‘am·may·yā)
Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 5972: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

nations,
אֻמַּיָּ֖א (’um·may·yā)
Noun - feminine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 524: A collection, community of persons

and [men of every] language,
וְלִשָּׁנַיָּֽא׃ (wə·liš·šā·nay·yā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 3961: Speech, a nation

[this is what] you are commanded:
אָֽמְרִין֙ (’ā·mə·rîn)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 560: To say, tell, command
(4) People, nations.--In Biblical language the latter word is used (Genesis 25:16) of the tribes of Ishmael, each of which had its own head, or of the Midianites (Numbers 25:15). The former is applied to Israel in Psalm 111:6, where occurs the phrase, "people of Jehovah." The word "languages" is applied (Genesis 10:5; Genesis 10:20, &c.) to tribes as represented by their languages. Hence these three expressions denote all nations subject to the empire, of whatever description of language, government, or federation. (Comp. Daniel 3:29, and Daniel 4:1; Daniel 7:14.)

Verses 4, 5. - Then an herald cried aloud, To you it is commanded, O people, nations, and languages, that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds of music, ye fall down and worship the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath set up. The Septuagint rendering is, "And the herald proclaimed to the multitudes, To you it is announced, peoples and countries, nations and tongues, when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, the pipe, the harp, the sackbut, and psaltery, of chorus, and of all kinds of music, that ye fall down and worship the golden image which King Nebuchadnezzar set up." It is clear that the Septuagint translator rendered חיל as "host," and translated בְ as if it were לְ. The balanced cadence of the next clause seems more natural, if due to the Aramaic source than to the Greek translator. The musical instruments are also arranged in the same cadenced fashion, broken to some extent by συμφωνία. Theodotion is, as usual, in closer agreement with the Massoretic text, but omits συμφωνία. The Peshitta in the fourth verse agrees not only word for word, but we might almost say syllable for syllable, with the Massoretic text. In the fifth verse it omits pesanterin; instead of sabka, it has kinora, which is usually regarded as the Hebrew equivalent of κιθάρα; instead of συμφωνία, it has tziphonia, which suggests a different etymology. It is true Strack ('Neu Hebraische Sprache') points out that ס has a tendency to become צ before syllables with the ד sound or at the end of words, but this is neither of these; the syllable with צ is the first, not the last, and there is no d or t sound in the word. Jerome is in strict verbal agreement with the Massoretic text. We shall have to devote a short excursus to the names of the musical instruments which occur here. In eagerness to find proofs of the late origin of the Book of Daniel - of its origin in the times of the Hellenic domination, karoza was derived from .κήρυξ, that etymology is universally abandoned now. O people, nations, and languages. It ought rather to be peoples. Bishop Wordsworth remarks on the resemblance which this phrase bears to tsar used of the mystical Babylon in Revelation (Revelation 13:7; 17:15), and adds that she also "commands them to fall down and worship the image which she has set up." In regard to the following verse, the sculptures of Nineveh prove the prominence given to music in all important occasions, as the celebration of a triumph or the dedication of a temple. The names of the musical instruments are not so generally preserved. It was most likely when the rays of the morning sun smote the golden tip of the obelisk, that there came the burst of music which was to serve as a signal for all the multitudes to fall down and worship. The image was looked upon as the sign of the god it represented; it received the worship meant for him. 3:1-7 In the height of the image, about thirty yards, probably is included a pedestal, and most likely it was only covered with plates of gold, not a solid mass of that precious metal. Pride and bigotry cause men to require their subjects to follow their religion, whether right or wrong, and when worldly interest allures, and punishment overawes, few refuse. This is easy to the careless, the sensual, and the infidel, who are the greatest number; and most will go their ways. There is nothing so bad which the careless world will not be drawn to by a concert of music, or driven to by a fiery furnace. By such methods, false worship has been set up and maintained.
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