Daniel 6:16
New International Version
So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions' den. The king said to Daniel, "May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!"

New Living Translation
So at last the king gave orders for Daniel to be arrested and thrown into the den of lions. The king said to him, "May your God, whom you serve so faithfully, rescue you."

English Standard Version
Then the king commanded, and Daniel was brought and cast into the den of lions. The king declared to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!”

Berean Study Bible
So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the den of lions. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!”

New American Standard Bible
Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions' den. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you."

King James Bible
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.

Christian Standard Bible
So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions' den. The king said to Daniel, "May your God, whom you continually serve, rescue you!"

Contemporary English Version
So Darius ordered Daniel to be brought out and thrown into a pit of lions. But he said to Daniel, "You have been faithful to your God, and I pray that he will rescue you."

Good News Translation
So the king gave orders for Daniel to be taken and thrown into the pit filled with lions. He said to Daniel, "May your God, whom you serve so loyally, rescue you."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the lions' den. The king said to Daniel, "May your God, whom you serve continually, rescue you!"

International Standard Version
At this point, the king ordered Daniel brought in and thrown into the lions' pit. The king spoke to Daniel, "Your God, whom you serve constantly, will deliver you himself."

NET Bible
So the king gave the order, and Daniel was brought and thrown into a den of lions. The king consoled Daniel by saying, "Your God whom you continually serve will rescue you!"

New Heart English Bible
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said to Daniel, "Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So the king gave the order, and Daniel was brought to him and thrown into the lions' den. The king told Daniel, "May your God, whom you always worship, save you!"

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said unto Daniel: 'Thy God whom thou servest continually, He will deliver thee.'

New American Standard 1977
Then the king gave orders, and Daniel was brought in and cast into the lions’ den. The king spoke and said to Daniel, “Your God whom you constantly serve will Himself deliver you.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king, speaking unto Daniel, said, Thy God whom thou servest continually, may he deliver thee.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said unto Daniel, Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you.

American King James Version
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said to Daniel, Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you.

American Standard Version
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. But the king said to Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of the lions. And the king said to Daniel: Thy God, whom thou always servest, he will deliver thee.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast [him] into the den of lions. The king spoke and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will save thee.

English Revised Version
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said to Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee.

World English Bible
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. [Now] the king spoke and said to Daniel, Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you.

Young's Literal Translation
Then the king hath said, and they have brought Daniel, and have cast him into a den of lions. The king hath answered and said to Daniel, 'Thy God, whom thou art serving continually, Himself doth deliver thee.'
Study Bible
Daniel in the Lions' Den
15Then the men approached the king together and said to him, “Remember, O king, that by the law of the Medes and Persians no decree or ordinance established by the king can be changed.” 16So the king gave the order, and they brought Daniel and threw him into the den of lions. The king said to Daniel, “May your God, whom you serve continually, deliver you!” 17A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den, and the king sealed it with his own signet ring and with the rings of his nobles, so that nothing concerning Daniel could be changed.…
Cross References
2 Corinthians 1:10
He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and He will deliver us. In Him we have placed our hope that He will yet again deliver us,

2 Samuel 3:39
And I am weak this day, though anointed as king, and these men, the sons of Zeruiah, are too fierce for me. May the LORD repay the evildoer according to his evil!"

Job 5:19
He will rescue you from six calamities; no harm will touch you in seven.

Psalm 37:39
The salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their stronghold in time of trouble.

Psalm 37:40
The LORD helps and delivers them; He rescues and saves them from the wicked, because they take refuge in Him.

Isaiah 41:10
Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will surely help you; I will uphold you with My right hand of righteousness.

Jeremiah 38:5
"Here he is," replied King Zedekiah. "He is in your hands, since the king can do nothing to stop you."

Daniel 3:17
If the God whom we serve exists, then He is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace and from your hand, O king.

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.

Daniel 6:7
All the royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers, and governors have agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce a decree that for thirty days anyone who petitions any god or man except you, O king, will be thrown into the den of lions.

Daniel 6:20
When he reached the den, he cried out in a voice of anguish, "O Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to deliver you from the lions?"

Treasury of Scripture

Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spoke and said to Daniel, Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you.

the king.

2 Samuel 3:39
And I am this day weak, though anointed king; and these men the sons of Zeruiah be too hard for me: the LORD shall reward the doer of evil according to his wickedness.

Proverbs 29:25
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

Jeremiah 26:14
As for me, behold, I am in your hand: do with me as seemeth good and meet unto you.

Thy God.

Daniel 6:20
And when he came to the den, he cried with a lamentable voice unto Daniel: and the king spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel, servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servest continually, able to deliver thee from the lions?

Daniel 3:15,17,28
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 made; well: but if ye worship not, ye shall be cast the same hour into the midst of a burning fiery furnace; and who is that God that shall deliver you out of my hands? …

Job 5:19
He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee.







Lexicon
So
בֵּאדַ֜יִן (bê·ḏa·yin)
Preposition-b | Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 116: Then, thereupon

the king
מַלְכָּ֣א (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

gave the order,
אֲמַ֗ר (’ă·mar)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 560: To say, tell, command

and they brought
וְהַיְתִיו֙ (wə·hay·ṯîw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 858: To arrive

Daniel
לְדָ֣נִיֵּ֔אל (lə·ḏā·nî·yêl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1841: Daniel -- 'God is my judge', an Israelite leader in Babylon

and threw him
וּרְמ֕וֹ (ū·rə·mōw)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7412: To throw, set, assess

into the den
לְגֻבָּ֖א (lə·ḡub·bā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 1358: A pit, den

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

lions.
אַרְיָוָתָ֑א (’ar·yā·wā·ṯā)
Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 744: A lion

The king
מַלְכָּא֙ (mal·kā)
Noun - masculine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4430: A king

said
עָנֵ֤ה (‘ā·nêh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6032: To answer

to Daniel,
לְדָנִיֵּ֔אל (lə·ḏā·nî·yêl)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1841: Daniel -- 'God is my judge', an Israelite leader in Babylon

“May your God,
אֱלָהָ֗ךְ (’ĕ·lā·hāḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 426: God

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

you
אַ֤נְתְּ (’ant)
Pronoun - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 607: You

serve continually,
פָּֽלַֽח־ (pā·laḥ-)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6399: To pay reverence to, serve

deliver you!”
יְשֵׁיזְבִנָּֽךְ׃ (yə·šê·zə·ḇin·nāḵ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7804: To leave, free
(16) They brought Daniel.--According to Eastern custom, the sentence was generally executed on the day when it was pronounced. This explains why the king's efforts to commute the sentence were prolonged till sunset (Daniel 6:14). The lions were probably kept here for sporting purposes. The form of the den is unknown, but the etymology suggests a vaulted chamber.

Verse 16. - Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. Now the king spake and said unto Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually, he will deliver thee. The Septuagint Version here is not so likely to represent the original text, as there are symptoms of displacement, "Then Darius the king called out and said to Daniel, Thy God whom thou servest continually three times a day, he will deliver thee out of the power of the lions; till the morning be of good cheer." The opening clause of the next verse in the Septuagint really represents the first clause of the verse before us, "And the king was grieved, and spake to cast Daniel into the den of lions." Theodotion and the Peshitta agree with the Massoretic text. The circumstances cannot fail to remind the reader of Herod with John the Baptist, and the still greater crime wrought by weakness - Pilate and our Lord. Darius had failed to overbear the opposition of the legalists who had determined on Daniel's death; he is obliged, therefore, to give the order that the sentence be executed. In doing so he commends his friend to the God, or the gods, if we take the K'thib instead of the Q'ri. Darius probably knew nothing of Daniel's religious beliefs, and therefore would be prone to imagine that he worshipped several gods, and to them he commends him. The addition of the Septuagint is picturesque, "Be of good cheer until the morning." Moreover, it fits in to what follows, and at the same time it is not of such a nature as that it should suggest itself to the ordinary interpolator. 6:11-17 It is no new thing for what is done faithfully, in conscience toward God, to be misrepresented as done obstinately, and in contempt of the civil powers. Through want of due thought, we often do that which afterwards, like Darius, we see cause a thousand times to wish undone again. Daniel, that venerable man, is brought as the vilest of malefactors, and is thrown into the den of lions, to be devoured, only for worshipping his God. No doubt the placing the stone was ordered by the providence of God, that the miracle of Daniel's deliverance might appear more plain; and the king sealed it with his own signet, probably lest Daniel's enemies should kill him. Let us commit our lives and souls unto God, in well-doing. We cannot place full confidence even in men whom we faithfully serve; but believers may, in all cases, be sure of the Divine favour and consolation.
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