Daniel 6:7
New International Version
The royal administrators, prefects, satraps, advisers and governors have all agreed that the king should issue an edict and enforce the decree that anyone who prays to any god or human being during the next thirty days, except to you, Your Majesty, shall be thrown into the lions' den.

New Living Translation
We are all in agreement--we administrators, officials, high officers, advisers, and governors--that the king should make a law that will be strictly enforced. Give orders that for the next thirty days any person who prays to anyone, divine or human--except to you, Your Majesty--will be thrown into the den of lions.

English Standard Version
All the high officials of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the counselors and the governors are agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an injunction, that whoever makes petition to any god or man for thirty days, except to you, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.

Berean Study Bible
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.

New American Standard Bible
"All the commissioners of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the high officials and the governors have consulted together that the king should establish a statute and enforce an injunction that anyone who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, shall be cast into the lions' den.

King James Bible
All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellers, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

Christian Standard Bible
All the administrators of the kingdom, the prefects, satraps, advisers, and governors have agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an edict that for thirty days, anyone who petitions any god or man except you, the king, will be thrown into the lions' den.

Contemporary English Version
All of your officials, leaders, advisors, and governors agree that you should make a law forbidding anyone to pray to any god or human except you for the next 30 days. Everyone who disobeys this law must be thrown into a pit of lions.

Good News Translation
All of us who administer your empire--the supervisors, the governors, the lieutenant governors, and the other officials--have agreed that Your Majesty should issue an order and enforce it strictly. Give orders that for thirty days no one be permitted to request anything from any god or from any human being except from Your Majesty. Anyone who violates this order is to be thrown into a pit filled with lions.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All the administrators of the kingdom, the prefects, satraps, advisers, and governors have agreed that the king should establish an ordinance and enforce an edict that for 30 days, anyone who petitions any god or man except you, the king, will be thrown into the lions' den.

International Standard Version
All of the royal administrators, prefects, regional authorities, scribes, and governors have concluded that the king should establish and enforce an edict that anyone who prays to any god or man for the next 30 days (except to you, your majesty) is to be thrown into the lions' pit.

NET Bible
To all the supervisors of the kingdom, the prefects, satraps, counselors, and governors it seemed like a good idea for a royal edict to be issued and an interdict to be enforced. For the next thirty days anyone who prays to any god or human other than you, O king, should be thrown into a den of lions.

New Heart English Bible
All the administrators of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counselors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a strong decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the officials, governors, satraps, advisers, and mayors agree that the king should make a statute and enforce a decree. The decree should state that for the next 30 days whoever asks for anything from any god or person except you, Your Majesty, will be thrown into a lions' den.

JPS Tanakh 1917
All the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the ministers and the governors, have consulted together that the king should establish a statute, and make a strong interdict, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

New American Standard 1977
“All the commissioners of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the high officials and the governors have consulted together that the king should establish a statute and enforce an injunction that anyone who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, shall be cast into the lions’ den.

Jubilee Bible 2000
All the presidents of the kingdom, magistrates, governors, great ones, and captains have agreed in common accord to promote a royal decree and to confirm it that whoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, except of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

King James 2000 Bible
All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the satraps, the counselors, and the advisors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, except from you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

American King James Version
All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

American Standard Version
All the presidents of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counsellors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a strong interdict, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
All who preside over thy kingdom, captains and satraps, chiefs and local governors, have taken counsel together, to establish by a royal statue and to confirm a decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.

Douay-Rheims Bible
All the princes of the kingdom, the magistrates, and governors, the senators, and judges have consulted together, that an imperial decree, and an edict be published: That whosoever shall ask any petition of any god, or man, for thirty days, but of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.

Darby Bible Translation
All the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects, and the satraps, the counsellors, and the governors have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

English Revised Version
All the presidents of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counsellors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a strong interdict, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

Webster's Bible Translation
All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counselors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

World English Bible
All the presidents of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counselors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a strong decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

Young's Literal Translation
Taken counsel have all the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects, and the satraps, the counsellors, and the governors, to establish a royal statute, and to strengthen an interdict, that any who seeketh a petition from any god and man until thirty days, save of thee, O king, is cast into a den of lions.
Study Bible
The Plot Against Daniel
6So the administrators and satraps went together to the king and said, “O King Darius, may you live forever! 7All 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. 8Therefore, O king, establish the decree and sign the document so that it cannot be changed—in accordance with the law of the Medes and Persians, which cannot be repealed.”…
Cross References
Psalm 10:9
He lies in wait like a lion in a thicket; he lurks to seize the oppressed; he catches the lowly in his dragnet.

Psalm 59:3
See how they lie in wait for me. Fierce men conspire against me for no transgression or sin of my own, O LORD.

Psalm 62:4
They fully intend to topple him from his lofty perch; they delight in lies; with their mouths they bless, but inwardly they curse. Selah

Psalm 64:2
Hide me from the scheming of the wicked, from the mob of workers of iniquity,

Psalm 83:1
O God, do not keep silent; do not hold Your peace; do not be still, O God.

Psalm 83:5
For with one mind they plot together, they form an alliance against You--

Daniel 3:2
Then King Nebuchadnezzar sent word to assemble the satraps, prefects, governors, advisers, treasurers, judges, magistrates, and all the other officials of the provinces to attend the dedication of the statue he had set up.

Daniel 3:6
And whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into the burning fiery furnace."

Daniel 3:27
and when the satraps, prefects, governors, and royal advisers had gathered around, they saw that the fire had no effect on the bodies of these men: Not a hair of their heads was singed, their robes were unaffected, and there was no smell of fire on them.

Daniel 6:16
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!"

Treasury of Scripture

All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of you, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

All.

Daniel 6:2,3
And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage…

Daniel 3:2,27
Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellers, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up…

have consulted.

Psalm 2:2
The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying,

Psalm 59:3
For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not for my transgression, nor for my sin, O LORD.

Psalm 62:4
They only consult to cast him down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.

decree.

Daniel 3:6,11
And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace…

Psalm 10:9
He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.

Nahum 2:12
The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.







Lexicon
All
כֹּ֣ל ׀ (kōl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3606: The whole, all, any, every

the royal
מַלְכוּתָ֗א (mal·ḵū·ṯā)
Noun - feminine singular determinate
Strong's Hebrew 4437: Royalty, reign, kingdom

administrators,
סָרְכֵ֣י (sā·rə·ḵê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5632: Chief, overseer

prefects,
סִגְנַיָּ֤א (siḡ·nay·yā)
Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 5460: A prefect of a, province

satraps,
וַֽאֲחַשְׁדַּרְפְּנַיָּא֙ (wa·’ă·ḥaš·dar·pə·nay·yā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 324: A satrap, governor, of a, main province

advisers,
הַדָּֽבְרַיָּ֣א (had·dā·ḇə·ray·yā)
Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 1907: Counselor, minister

and governors
וּפַחֲוָתָ֔א (ū·p̄a·ḥă·wā·ṯā)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 6347: A governor

have agreed
אִתְיָעַ֜טוּ (’iṯ·yā·‘a·ṭū)
Verb - Hitpael - Perfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3272: To counsel, to consult

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

should establish
לְקַיָּמָ֤ה (lə·qay·yā·māh)
Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 6966: To arise, stand

an ordinance
קְיָם֙ (qə·yām)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7010: A statute

and enforce
וּלְתַקָּפָ֖ה (ū·lə·ṯaq·qā·p̄āh)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Verb - Piel - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 8631: To become, mighty, obstinate

a decree
אֱסָ֑ר (’ĕ·sār)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 633: An interdict

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

for
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5705: Even to, until

thirty
תְּלָתִ֗ין (tə·lā·ṯîn)
Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 8533: Ten times three

days
יוֹמִ֣ין (yō·w·mîn)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3118: A day

anyone
כָל־ (ḵāl)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3606: The whole, all, any, every

who
דִּֽי־ (dî-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 1768: Who, which, that, because

petitions
יִבְעֵ֣ה (yiḇ·‘êh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1156: To seek, ask

any
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3606: The whole, all, any, every

god
אֱלָ֨הּ (’ĕ·lāh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 426: God

or man
וֶֽאֱנָ֜שׁ (we·’ĕ·nāš)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 606: Man, mankind

except you,
לָהֵן֙ (lā·hên)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3861: Therefore, except

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

will be thrown
יִתְרְמֵ֕א (yiṯ·rə·mê)
Verb - Hitpael - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7412: To throw, set, assess

into the den
לְגֹ֖ב (lə·ḡōḇ)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1358: A pit, den

of lions.
אַרְיָוָתָֽא׃ (’ar·yā·wā·ṯā)
Noun - masculine plural determinate
Strong's Hebrew 744: A lion
(7) All the presidents.--Observe the order in which the State officers are mentioned--civil rulers, legal advisers, military governors--and comp. Note on Daniel 3:2. The spokesman represents all these officers to have come to a fixed determination after due deliberation. This was false, as it is plain from Daniel 6:24 that all were not involved in the conspiracy. The object of the decree was political, as well as hostile towards Daniel. By consenting to the plan proposed, Darius would acknowledge the Babylonian system of theology, according to which the king was "the living manifestation of all the gods," while, at the same time, his subjects would have an opportunity of doing him religious homage. Probably this prevented the king from perceiving any plot against Daniel. We see from this history the antiquity of espionage in political matters.

6:6-10 To forbid prayer for thirty days, is, for so long, to rob God of all the tribute he has from man, and to rob man of all the comfort he has in God. Does not every man's heart direct him, when in want or distress, to call upon God? We could not live a day without God; and can men live thirty days without prayer? Yet it is to be feared that those who, without any decree forbidding them, present no hearty, serious petitions to God for more than thirty days together, are far more numerous than those who serve him continually, with humble, thankful hearts. Persecuting laws are always made on false pretences; but it does not become Christians to make bitter complaints, or to indulge in revilings. It is good to have hours for prayer. Daniel prayed openly and avowedly; and though a man of vast business, he did not think that would excuse him from daily exercises of devotion. How inexcusable are those who have but little to do in the world, yet will not do thus much for their souls! In trying times we must take heed, lest, under pretence of discretion, we are guilty of cowardice in the cause of God. All who throw away their souls, as those certainly do that live without prayer, even if it be to save their lives, at the end will be found to be fools. Nor did Daniel only pray, and not give thanks, cutting off some part of the service to make the time of danger shorter; but he performed the whole. In a word, the duty of prayer is founded upon the sufficiency of God as an almighty Creator and Redeemer, and upon our wants as sinful creatures. To Christ we must turn our eyes. Thither let the Christian look, thither let him pray, in this land of his captivity.
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