Daniel 6:2
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English Standard Version
and over them three high officials, of whom Daniel was one, to whom these satraps should give account, so that the king might suffer no loss.

King James Bible
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.

American Standard Version
and over them three presidents, of whom Daniel was one; that these satraps might give account unto them, and that the king should have no damage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And three princes over them, of whom Daniel was one: that the governors might give an account to them, and the king might have no trouble.

English Revised Version
and over them three presidents, of whom Daniel was one; that these satraps might give account unto them, and that the king should have no damage.

Webster's Bible Translation
And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel was first: that the princes might give accounts to them, and the king should have no damage.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The dream of Nebuchadnezzar and the inability of the Chaldean wise men to interpret it. - By the ו copulative standing at the commencement of this chapter the following narrative is connected with c. Daniel 1:21. "We shall now discover what the youthful Daniel became, and what he continued to be to the end of the exile" (Klief.). The plur. חלמות (dreams, Daniel 2:1 and Daniel 2:2), the singular of which occurs in Daniel 2:3, is not the plur. of definite universality (Hv., Maur., Klief.), but of intensive fulness, implying that the dream in its parts contained a plurality of subjects. M('p@ft;hi (from פּעם, to thrust, to stroke, as פּעם, an anvil, teaches, to be tossed hither and thither) marks great internal disquietude. In Daniel 2:3 and in Genesis 41:8, as in Psalm 77:5, it is in the Niphal form, but in Daniel 2:1 it is in Hithp., on which Kran. finely remarks: "The Hithpael heightens the conception of internal unquiet lying in the Niphal to the idea that it makes itself outwardly manifest." His sleep was gone. This is evidenced without doubt by the last clause of Daniel 2:1, עליו נהיתה. These interpretations are altogether wrong: - "His sleep came upon him, i.e., he began again to sleep" (Calvin); or "his sleep was against him," i.e., was an aversion to him, was troublesome (L. de Dieu); or, as Hv. also interprets it, "his sleep offended him, or was like a burden heavy upon him;" for נהיה does not mean to fall, and thus does not agree with the thought expressed. The Niph. נהיה means to have become, been, happened. The meaning has already been rightly expressed by Theodoret in the words ἐγένετο ἀπ ̓αὐτου, and in the Vulgate by the words "fugit ab illo;" and Berth., Ges., and others have with equal propriety remarked, that נהיתה שׁנתו corresponds in meaning with נדּת שׁנתּהּ, Daniel 6:19 (18), and שׁנת נדדה, Esther 6:1. This sense, to have been, however, does not conduct to the meaning given by Klief.: his sleep had been upon him; it was therefore no more, it had gone; for "to have been" is not "to be no more," but "to be finished," past, gone. This meaning is confirmed by נהייתי, Daniel 8:27 : it was done with me, I was gone. The עליו stands not for the dative, but retains the meaning, over, upon, expressing the influence on the mind, as e.g., Jeremiah 8:18, Hosea 11:8, Psalm 42:6-7, 12; Psalm 43:5, etc., which in German we express by the word bei or fr.

The reason of so great disquietude we may not seek in the circumstance that on awaking he could not remember the dream. This follows neither from Daniel 2:3, nor is it psychologically probable that so impressive a dream, which on awaking he had forgotten, should have yet sorely disquieted his spirit during his waking hours. "The disquiet was created in him, as in Pharaoh (Genesis 41), by the specially striking incidents of the dream, and the fearful, alarming apprehensions with reference to his future fate connected therewith" (Kran.).

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Daniel 2:48,49 Then the king made Daniel a great man, and gave him many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon...

Daniel 5:16,29 And I have heard of you, that you can make interpretations, and dissolve doubts: now if you can read the writing...

1 Samuel 2:30 Why the LORD God of Israel said, I said indeed that your house, and the house of your father, should walk before me for ever...

Proverbs 3:16 Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honor.

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Matthew 18:23 Therefore is the kingdom of heaven likened to a certain king, which would take account of his servants.

Luke 16:2 And he called him, and said to him, How is it that I hear this of you? give an account of your stewardship...

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Ezra 4:22 Take heed now that you fail not to do this: why should damage grow to the hurt of the kings?

Esther 7:4 For we are sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be slain, and to perish. But if we had been sold for slaves and bondwomen...

Proverbs 26:6 He that sends a message by the hand of a fool cuts off the feet, and drinks damage.

Luke 19:13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said to them, Occupy till I come.

1 Corinthians 4:2 Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful.

Cross References
Ezra 4:22
And take care not to be slack in this matter. Why should damage grow to the hurt of the king?"

Esther 7:4
For we have been sold, I and my people, to be destroyed, to be killed, and to be annihilated. If we had been sold merely as slaves, men and women, I would have been silent, for our affliction is not to be compared with the loss to the king."

Daniel 2:48
Then the king gave Daniel high honors and many great gifts, and made him ruler over the whole province of Babylon and chief prefect over all the wise men of Babylon.

Daniel 2:49
Daniel made a request of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego over the affairs of the province of Babylon. But Daniel remained at the king's court.

Daniel 5:7
The king called loudly to bring in the enchanters, the Chaldeans, and the astrologers. The king declared to the wise men of Babylon, "Whoever reads this writing, and shows me its interpretation, shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around his neck and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom."

Daniel 5:16
But I have heard that you can give interpretations and solve problems. Now if you can read the writing and make known to me its interpretation, you shall be clothed with purple and have a chain of gold around your neck and shall be the third ruler in the kingdom."

Daniel 5:29
Then Belshazzar gave the command, and Daniel was clothed with purple, a chain of gold was put around his neck, and a proclamation was made about him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.

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