New International Version
Whoever does not fall down and worship will immediately be thrown into a blazing furnace."
King James Bible
And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
Darby Bible Translation
and whosoever doth not fall down and worship shall that same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
World English Bible
and whoever doesn't fall down and worship shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
Young's Literal Translation
and whoso doth not fall down and do obeisance, in that hour he is cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Shall the same hour - This is the first place in the Old Testament where we find the division of time into hours. The Greeks say that Anaximander was the inventor. He had it probably from the Chaldeans, among whom this division was in use long before Anaximander was born.
Be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace - This was an ancient mode of punishment among the Chaldeans, if we may credit the tradition that Abram was cast into such a fire by this idolatrous people because he would not worship their idols.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'Then Nebuchadnezzar in his rage and fury commanded to bring Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego. Then they brought these men before the king. 14. Nebuchadnezzar spake and said unto them, Is it true, O Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye serve my gods, nor worship the golden image which I have set up? 15. Now if ye be ready that at what time ye hear the sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and dulcimer, and all kinds of musick, ye fall down and worship the image which I have …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Song of the Three Children
They will throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
and throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
When he opened the Abyss, smoke rose from it like the smoke from a gigantic furnace. The sun and sky were darkened by the smoke from the Abyss.
And the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name."
Because of them, all the exiles from Judah who are in Babylon will use this curse: 'May the LORD treat you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon burned in the fire.'
"Son of man, the people of Israel have become dross to me; all of them are the copper, tin, iron and lead left inside a furnace. They are but the dross of silver.
Therefore, as soon as they heard the sound of the horn, flute, zither, lyre, harp and all kinds of music, all the nations and peoples of every language fell down and worshiped the image of gold that King Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
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