Daniel 5:4
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New Living Translation
While they drank from them they praised their idols made of gold, silver, bronze, iron, wood, and stone.

King James Bible
They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Darby Bible Translation
They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

World English Bible
They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Young's Literal Translation
they have drunk wine, and have praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, of iron, of wood, and of stone.

Daniel 5:4 Parallel
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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

5:4 And praised the gods of gold - At the same time insulting the great God of heaven and earth.

Daniel 5:4 Parallel Commentaries

Library
Sovereignty of God in Administration
"The LORD hath prepared His Throne In the heavens; and His Kingdom ruleth over all" (Psa. 103:19). First, a word concerning the need for God to govern the material world. Suppose the opposite for a moment. For the sake of argument, let us say that God created the world, designed and fixed certain laws (which men term "the laws of Nature"), and that He then withdrew, leaving the world to its fortune and the out-working of these laws. In such a case, we should have a world over which there was no intelligent,
Arthur W. Pink—The Sovereignty of God

Jesus Sets Out from Judæa for Galilee.
Subdivision A. Reasons for Retiring to Galilee. ^A Matt. IV. 12; ^B Mark I. 14; ^C Luke III. 19, 20; ^D John IV. 1-4. ^c 19 but Herod the tetrarch [son of Herod the Great, and tetrarch, or governor, of Galilee], being reproved by him [that is, by John the Baptist] for Herodias his brother's wife, and for all the evil things which Herod had done [A full account of the sin of Herod and persecution of John will be found at Matt. xiv. 1-12 and Mark vi. 14-29. John had spoken the truth to Herod as fearlessly
J. W. McGarvey—The Four-Fold Gospel

The Eternity of God
The next attribute is, God is eternal.' Psa 90:0. From everlasting to everlasting thou art God.' The schoolmen distinguish between aevun et aeternum, to explain the notion of eternity. There is a threefold being. I. Such as had a beginning; and shall have an end; as all sensitive creatures, the beasts, fowls, fishes, which at death are destroyed and return to dust; their being ends with their life. 2. Such as had a beginning, but shall have no end, as angels and the souls of men, which are eternal
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

That Upon the Conquest and Slaughter of vitellius Vespasian Hastened his Journey to Rome; but Titus his Son Returned to Jerusalem.
1. And now, when Vespasian had given answers to the embassages, and had disposed of the places of power justly, [25] and according to every one's deserts, he came to Antioch, and consulting which way he had best take, he preferred to go for Rome, rather than to march to Alexandria, because he saw that Alexandria was sure to him already, but that the affairs at Rome were put into disorder by Vitellius; so he sent Mucianus to Italy, and committed a considerable army both of horsemen and footmen to
Flavius Josephus—The Wars of the Jews or History of the Destruction of Jerusalem

Cross References
Revelation 9:20
But the people who did not die in these plagues still refused to repent of their evil deeds and turn to God. They continued to worship demons and idols made of gold, silver, bronze, stone, and wood--idols that can neither see nor hear nor walk!

Psalm 115:4
Their idols are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.

Psalm 135:15
The idols of the nations are merely things of silver and gold, shaped by human hands.

Isaiah 40:19
Can he be compared to an idol formed in a mold, overlaid with gold, and decorated with silver chains?

Isaiah 40:20
Or if people are too poor for that, they might at least choose wood that won't decay and a skilled craftsman to carve an image that won't fall down!

Isaiah 42:8
"I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to anyone else, nor share my praise with carved idols.

Daniel 1:8
But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief of staff for permission not to eat these unacceptable foods.

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