Daniel 6:18
New International Version
Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night without eating and without any entertainment being brought to him. And he could not sleep.

New Living Translation
Then the king returned to his palace and spent the night fasting. He refused his usual entertainment and couldn't sleep at all that night.

English Standard Version
Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; no diversions were brought to him, and sleep fled from him.

Berean Study Bible
Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting. No entertainment was brought before him, and sleep fled from him.

New American Standard Bible
Then the king went off to his palace and spent the night fasting, and no entertainment was brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

King James Bible
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of musick brought before him: and his sleep went from him.

Christian Standard Bible
Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting. No diversions were brought to him, and he could not sleep.

Contemporary English Version
All night long the king could not sleep. He did not eat anything, and he would not let anyone come in to entertain him.

Good News Translation
Then the king returned to the palace and spent a sleepless night, without food or any form of entertainment.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting. No diversions were brought to him, and he could not sleep.

International Standard Version
Then the king retired to his palace to spend the night fasting. He enjoyed no entertainment, and he couldn't sleep.

NET Bible
Then the king departed to his palace. But he spent the night without eating, and no diversions were brought to him. He was unable to sleep.

New Heart English Bible
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were instruments of music brought before him. And his sleep fled from him.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the king went to his palace and spent the night without food or company. He couldn't get to sleep.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were diversions brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

New American Standard 1977
Then the king went off to his palace and spent the night fasting, and no entertainment was brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the king went to his palace and lay down without eating; neither were instruments of music brought before him, and his sleep fled from him.

King James 2000 Bible
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep went from him.

American King James Version
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep went from him.

American Standard Version
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep fled from him.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And the king departed to his house, and lay down fasting, and they brought him no food; and his sleep departed from him. But God shut the mouths of the lions, and they not molest Daniel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the king went away to his house and laid himself down without taking supper, and meat was not set before him, and even sleep departed from him.

Darby Bible Translation
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were concubines brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.

English Revised Version
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep fled from him.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep went from him.

World English Bible
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep fled from him.

Young's Literal Translation
Then hath the king gone to his palace, and he hath passed the night fasting, and dahavan have not been brought up before him, and his sleep hath fled from off him.
Study Bible
Daniel in the Lions' Den
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. 18Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting. No entertainment was brought before him, and sleep fled from him. 19At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the den of lions.…
Cross References
2 Samuel 12:16
David pleaded with God for the boy. He fasted and went into his house and spent the night lying in sackcloth on the ground.

2 Samuel 12:17
The elders of his household stood beside him to help him up from the ground, but he was unwilling and would not eat anything with them.

Esther 6:1
That night, sleep escaped the king; so he ordered the book of records, the chronicles, to be brought in and read to him.

Psalm 77:4
You have kept my eyes from closing; I am too troubled to speak.

Daniel 2:1
In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams that troubled his spirit, and sleep deserted him.

Daniel 6:19
At the first light of dawn, the king got up and hurried to the den of lions.

Daniel 10:3
I ate no rich food, no meat or wine entered my mouth, and I did not anoint myself with oil until the three weeks were completed.

Treasury of Scripture

Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep went from him.

and passed.

2 Samuel 12:16,17
David therefore besought God for the child; and David fasted, and went in, and lay all night upon the earth…

2 Samuel 19:24
And Mephibosheth the son of Saul came down to meet the king, and had neither dressed his feet, nor trimmed his beard, nor washed his clothes, from the day the king departed until the day he came again in peace.

1 Kings 21:27
And it came to pass, when Ahab heard those words, that he rent his clothes, and put sackcloth upon his flesh, and fasted, and lay in sackcloth, and went softly.

instruments.

Daniel 2:1
And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him.

Esther 6:1
On that night could not the king sleep, and he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.

Psalm 77:4
Thou holdest mine eyes waking: I am so troubled that I cannot speak.







Lexicon
Then
אֱ֠דַיִן (’ĕ·ḏa·yin)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 116: Then, thereupon

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

went
אֲזַ֨ל (’ă·zal)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 236: To go, go off

to his palace
לְהֵֽיכְלֵהּ֙ (lə·hê·ḵə·lêh)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1965: A large public building, palace, temple

and spent the night
וּבָ֣ת (ū·ḇāṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 956: To lodge over night

fasting.
טְוָ֔ת (ṭə·wāṯ)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 2908: Hungrily

No
לָא־ (lā-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3809: Not, no

entertainment
וְדַחֲוָ֖ן (wə·ḏa·ḥă·wān)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1761: Perhaps a musical instrument

was brought
הַנְעֵ֣ל (han·‘êl)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5954: To enter, to introduce

before him,
קָֽדָמ֑וֹהִי (qā·ḏā·mō·w·hî)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6925: Before

and sleep
וְשִׁנְתֵּ֖הּ (wə·šin·têh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8139: Sleep

fled
נַדַּ֥ת (nad·daṯ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5075: To depart

from him.
עֲלֽוֹהִי׃ (‘ă·lō·w·hî)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5922: Above, over, upon, against
(18) Instruments of musick.--A word of very doubtful meaning. The root whence it is derived means to rejoice, but what is signified cannot be exactly ascertained.

Verse 18. - Then the king went to his palace. and passed the night fasting: neither were instruments of music brought before him: and his sleep went from him. In the Massoretic text one of the clauses, "Neither were instruments of music brought before him," has caused great difficulty. The word dahvan, translated "instruments of music," is rendered by Furst, "dancing-girl; "Gesenius, "concubine; "Rosenmuller renders, "odours." The Mediaeval Greek Version translates, "instruments of music." Furst speaks with favour of the Syriac rendering, "food-tables." Han'ayl, the aphel of 'eilal, has to be noted as a sign of antiquity. The version of the Septuagint is very wide from the Massoretic in the latter part of the verse, "Thus the king returned to his palace, and went to bed fasting, being grieved about Daniel." It is evident that the Septuagint translator had before him deheel instead of dohvan - nun in the script of Egyptian Aramaic is very like lamed in the later mode writing, as also yodh and vav. It is possible that the name "Daniel" was read han'eel or, vies versa, as two of the letters are identical If we can accept the Septuagint reading, the difficulty of this mysterious dahoun disappears. Another clause is added here in the Septuagint from ver. 22 (23) Massoretic, though with variations. "Then the God of Daniel, taking thought for him (πρόνοιαν ποιούμενος αὐτοῦ) closed the mouths of the lions, that they did not hurt Daniel." This statement is not inserted in Daniel's answer to the king in the Septuagint, as it is in the Massoretic text. It would almost seem that our present text in both cases is a condensation of a more extended document. This view receives support from the rendering of Theodotion, "And the king departed to his house, and went to bed supperless, and viands were not brought to him, and his sleep went from him, and God closed the mouths of the lions, and they did not hurt Daniel." It will be seen that the last clause here agrees with the concluding clause of the Septuagint. The mysterious word dahvan is rendered here "food" (ἐδέσματα) - a version that is suspicious from the fact that it merely repeats, under another form, the statement that the king went to bed fasting. It is supported by the Peshitta and the Vulgate. This difference can scarcely be due to a various reading. Otherwise the Peshitta and the Vulgate agree with the Massoretic text. The king's sorrow and humiliation could not be better pictured than it is here: even the feast of the palace had no pleasure for him, he was so grieved about Daniel. But we must also bear in mind that fasting had among the Jews, and, indeed, in the East generally, a relationship to prayer (see Esther 4:16, where fasting takes the place of prayer; see also Daniel 10:3). It means also repentance (Jonah 3:6-8). Darius, then, repented his hasty decree, and prayed for the deliverance of Daniel. 6:18-24 The best way to have a good night, is to keep a good conscience. We are sure of what the king doubted, that the servants of the living God have a Master well able to protect them. See the power of God over the fiercest creatures, and believe his power to restrain the roaring lion that goeth about continually seeking to devour. Daniel was kept perfectly safe, because he believed in his God. Those who boldly and cheerfully trust in God to protect them in the way of duty, shall always find him a present help. Thus the righteous is delivered out of trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead. The short triumph of the wicked will end in their ruin.
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