New International Version
So the decree was issued to put the wise men to death, and men were sent to look for Daniel and his friends to put them to death.
King James Bible
And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.
Darby Bible Translation
And the decree went forth that the wise men were to be slain; and they sought Daniel and his companions to slay them.
World English Bible
So the decree went forth, and the wise men were to be slain; and they sought Daniel and his companions to be slain.
Young's Literal Translation
And the sentence hath gone forth, and the wise men are being slain, and they have sought Daniel and his companions to be slain.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They sought Daniel and his fellows - As the decree stated that all the wise men of Babylon should be slain, the four young Hebrews, being reputed among the wisest, were considered as sentenced to death also.
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The king talked with them, and he found none equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king's service.
In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.
Then Daniel went to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to execute the wise men of Babylon, and said to him, "Do not execute the wise men of Babylon. Take me to the king, and I will interpret his dream for him."
Because of the high position he gave him, all the nations and peoples of every language dreaded and feared him. Those the king wanted to put to death, he put to death; those he wanted to spare, he spared; those he wanted to promote, he promoted; and those he wanted to humble, he humbled.
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