New International Version
so that they may offer sacrifices pleasing to the God of heaven and pray for the well-being of the king and his sons.
King James Bible
That they may offer sacrifices of sweet savours unto the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.
Darby Bible Translation
that they may present sweet odours to the God of the heavens, and pray for the life of the king and of his sons.
World English Bible
that they may offer sacrifices of pleasant aroma to the God of heaven, and pray for the life of the king, and of his sons.
Young's Literal Translation
that they be bringing near sweet savours to the God of heaven, and praying for the life of the king, and of his sons.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And pray for the life of the king, and of his sons - Even heathens believed that offerings made in their behalf to the God of the Jews would be available. And this principle has had considerable influence in certain states where there was even a form of religion established by the law, to induce them to tolerate other forms, that the state might have the benefit of their prayers.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
sweet savours. Chal. rest
LibraryGod the Joy-Bringer
'They kept the feast ... seven days with joy; for the Lord had made them joyful.'--EZRA vi. 22. Twenty years of hard work and many disappointments and dangers had at last, for the Israelites returning from the captivity, been crowned by the completion of the Temple. It was a poor affair as compared with the magnificent house that had stood upon Zion; and so some of them 'despised the day of small things.' They were ringed about by enemies; they were feeble in themselves; there was a great deal to …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The "Fraternity" of Pharisees
1 Timothy 2:1
I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people--
1 Timothy 2:2
for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
Whatever is needed--young bulls, rams, male lambs for burnt offerings to the God of heaven, and wheat, salt, wine and olive oil, as requested by the priests in Jerusalem--must be given them daily without fail,
Whatever the God of heaven has prescribed, let it be done with diligence for the temple of the God of heaven. Why should his wrath fall on the realm of the king and of his sons?
Also, seek the peace and prosperity of the city to which I have carried you into exile. Pray to the LORD for it, because if it prospers, you too will prosper."
Then King Nebuchadnezzar fell prostrate before Daniel and paid him honor and ordered that an offering and incense be presented to him.
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