Daniel 6:21
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New International Version
Daniel answered, "May the king live forever!

New Living Translation
Daniel answered, "Long live the king!

English Standard Version
Then Daniel said to the king, “O king, live forever!

Berean Study Bible
Then Daniel replied, “O king, may you live forever!

New American Standard Bible
Then Daniel spoke to the king, "O king, live forever!

King James Bible
Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.

Christian Standard Bible
Then Daniel spoke with the king: "May the king live forever.

Contemporary English Version
Daniel answered, "Your Majesty, I hope you live forever!

Good News Translation
Daniel answered, "May Your Majesty live forever!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then Daniel spoke with the king: "May the king live forever.

International Standard Version
Daniel replied to the king, "May your majesty live forever!

NET Bible
Then Daniel spoke to the king, "O king, live forever!

New Heart English Bible
Then said Daniel to the king, "O king, live forever.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Daniel said to the king, "Your Majesty, may you live forever!

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then said Daniel unto the king: 'O king, live for ever!

New American Standard 1977
Then Daniel spoke to the king, “O king, live forever!

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then Daniel said unto the king, O king, live for ever.

King James 2000 Bible
Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live forever.

American King James Version
Then said Daniel to the king, O king, live for ever.

American Standard Version
Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Daniel answering the king, said: O king, live for ever:

Darby Bible Translation
Then Daniel spoke unto the king, O king, live for ever!

English Revised Version
Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
Then said Daniel to the king, O king, live for ever.

World English Bible
Then Daniel said to the king, O king, live forever.

Young's Literal Translation
Then Daniel hath spoken with the king: 'O king, to the ages live:
Study Bible
Daniel in the Lions' Den
20When 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?” 21Then Daniel replied -, “O king, may you live forever! 22My God sent His angel and shut the mouths of the lions. They have not hurt me, for I was found innocent in His sight, and I have done no wrong against you, O king.”…
Cross References
Daniel 2:4
Then the astrologers answered the king in Aramaic, "O king, may you live forever! Tell your servants the dream, and we will give the interpretation."

Daniel 3:9
saying to King Nebuchadnezzar, "O king, may you live forever!

Daniel 6:6
So the administrators and satraps went together to the king and said, "O King Darius, may you live forever!

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Verses 21, 22. - Then said Daniel unto the king, O king, live for ever. My God hath sent his angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths, that they have not hurt me: forasmuch as before him innocency was found in me; and also before thee, O king, have I done no hurt. The Syriac construction, malleel 'ira, is to be observed. The rendering of the LXX. differs from the Massoretic text in a way that can scarcely be due to differences merely of reading, "Then Daniel called with a loud voice and said O king, I am yet living, and God hath saved me from the lions according to the righteousness found in me before him, and before thee, O king, was neither ignorance nor sin to be found in me; but thou didst hearken to men who deceive kings, and hast east me into the den of lions for my destruction." It is not impossible that the opening clauses of the Massoretic and the LXX. respectively, "O king, I am yet living." and "O king, live for ever," have been derived from the same source. The last clause is to all appearance an expansion. Theodotion and the Peshitta agree with the Massoretic text. Daniel answers the king, and declares his safety. The angelology of Daniel is an interesting subject, but here the question is complicated by the fact that there is no reference to angelic interference in the Septuagint. Still all through Scripture God does most of his works through the intervention of angels. To Darius, if he had any such beliefs as afterwards are found associated with Zoru astrianism, the ascription of deliverance to an angel would be natural enough. It is doubt ful whether Cyrus and his followers were not idolaters. The rebuke implied in the state merit that not only before God was Daniel innocent, but in the sight of the king, is sufficiently clear without passing beyond the lines of courtly decorum. The expansion in the LXX. is unnecessary, and mars the stately picture; though, on the other hand, the simple answer to the king's question is more likely than the courtly "O king live for ever." Then said Daniel unto the king,.... Whose voice he knew, though the tone of it was so much altered:

O king, live for ever; he does not reproach him for delivering him into the hands of his enemies, and suffering him to be cast into that place, which he might have prevented, had he had more resolution; he knew it was done with reluctance, though with weakness; which he does not upbraid him with, but freely forgives him, and wishes him health, long life, and prosperity. 21. Daniel might have indulged in anger at the king, but does not; his sole thought is, God's glory has been set forth in his deliverance.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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