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Daniel 3:25 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the aspect of the fourth is like a son of the gods.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of God.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He said, “Look! I see four men loosed [and] walking [about] in the midst of the fire without harm, and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of [the] gods!”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt: and the form of the fourth is like the son of God.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the appearance of the fourth is like a son of God.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— He answered and said, Lo! I, see four men, unbound, walking in the midst of the fire, and, injury, there is not in them, and, the appearance of the fourth, is like to a son of the gods!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— He answered and hath said, 'Lo, I am seeing four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the appearance of the fourth [is] like to a son of the gods.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He answered, and said: Behold, I see four men loose, and walking in the midst of the fire, and there is no hurt in them, and the form of the fourth is like the son of God.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— He answered and said, Loe, I see foure men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they haue no hurt, and the forme of the fourth is like the sonne of God.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And the king said, But I see four men loose, and walking in the midst of the fire, and there has no harm happened to them; and the appearance of the fourth is like the Son of God.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the Son of elahin.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He answered 6032
{6032} Prime
עַנָה
`anah
{an-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6030.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
and said, 560
{0560} Prime
אַמַר
'amar
{am-ar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0559.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
Lo, 1888
{1888} Prime
הֵא
he'
{hay}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1887.
I 576
{0576} Prime
אֲנָא
'ana'
{an-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0589; I.
see 2370
{2370} Prime
חַזָא
chaza'
{khaz-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2372; to gaze upon; mentally to dream, be usual (that is, seem).
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
four 703
{0703} Prime
אַרְבַּע
'arba`
{ar-bah'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0702.
men 1400
{1400} Prime
גְּבַר
g@bar
{gheb-ar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1399.
loose, 8271
{8271} Prime
שְׁרֵא
sh@re'
{sher-ay'}
(Chaldee); a root corresponding to that of H8293; to free, separate; figuratively to unravel, commence; by implication (of unloading beasts) to reside.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
walking 1981
{1981} Prime
הַלַךְ
halak
{hal-ak'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1980 (compare H1946); to walk.
z8683
<8683> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 28
in the midst 1459
{1459} Prime
גַּו
gav
{gav}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1460; the middle.
of the fire, 5135
{5135} Prime
נוּר
nuwr
{noor}
(Chaldee); from an unused root (corresponding to that of H5216) meaning to shine; fire.
and they have 383
{0383} Prime
יִתַי
'iythay
{ee-thah'ee}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3426; properly entity; used only as a particle of affirmation, there is.
no 3809
{3809} Prime
לָא
la'
{law}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808.
hurt; 2257
{2257} Prime
חֲבָל
chabal
{khab-al'}
(Chaldee); from H2255; harm (personal or pecuniary).
and the form 7299
{7299} Prime
רֵו
rev
{rave}
(Chaldee); from a root corresponding to H7200; aspect.
of x1768
(1768) Complement
דִּי
diy
{dee}
(Chaldee); apparently for H1668; that, used as relative, conjugational, and especially (with preposition) in adverbial phrases; also as a preposition of.
the fourth 7244
{7244} Prime
רְבִיעָי
r@biy`ay
{reb-ee-ah'-ee}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7243.
is like 1821
{1821} Prime
דְּמַה
d@mah
{dem-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1819; to resemble.
z8751
<8751> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 72
the Son 1247
{1247} Prime
בַּר
bar
{bar}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1121; a son, grandson, etc.
of lhn אֱלָהִין. 426
{0426} Prime
אֱלָהּ
'elahh
{el-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0433; God.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 3:25

_ _ four — whereas but three had been cast in.

_ _ loose — whereas they had been cast in “bound.” Nebuchadnezzar’s question, in Daniel 3:24, is as if he can scarcely trust his own memory as to a fact so recent, now that he sees through an aperture in the furnace what seems to contradict it.

_ _ walking in ... midst of ... fire — image of the godly unhurt, and at large (John 8:36), “in the midst of trouble” (Psalms 138:7; compare Psalms 23:3, Psalms 23:4). They walked up and down in the fire, not leaving it, but waiting for God’s time to bring them out, just as Jesus waited in the tomb as God’s prisoner, till God should let Him out (Acts 2:26, Acts 2:27). So Paul (2 Corinthians 12:8, 2 Corinthians 12:9). So Noah waited in the ark, after the flood, till God brought him forth (Genesis 8:12-18).

_ _ like the Son of God — Unconsciously, like Saul, Caiaphas (John 11:49-52), and Pilate, he is made to utter divine truths. “Son of God” in his mouth means only an “angel” from heaven, as Daniel 3:28 proves. Compare Job 1:6; Job 38:7; Psalms 34:7, Psalms 34:8; and the probably heathen centurion’s exclamation (Matthew 27:54). The Chaldeans believed in families of gods: Bel, the supreme god, accompanied by the goddess Mylitta, being the father of the gods; thus the expression he meant: one sprung from and sent by the gods. Really it was the “messenger of the covenant,” who herein gave a prelude to His incarnation.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 3:19-27.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Daniel 3:25

No hurt — See how the God of nature can when he pleases control the powers of nature! The Son of God — Probably he had heard David speak of him. Jesus Christ, the Angel of the covenant, did sometimes appear before his incarnation. Those who suffer for Christ, have his gracious presence with them in their sufferings, even in the fiery furnace, even in the valley of the shadow of death, and therefore need fear no evil.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Daniel 3:25

He answered and said, Lo, I see four men loose, walking in the midst of the fire, and they have no hurt; and the form of the fourth is like the (k) Son of God.

(k) For the angels were called the sons of God because of their excellency. Therefore the king called this angel whom God sent to comfort his own in these great torments, the son of God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
walking:

Isaiah 43:2 When thou passest through the waters, I [will be] with thee; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow thee: when thou walkest through the fire, thou shalt not be burned; neither shall the flame kindle upon thee.

they have no hurt:
Chal, there is no hurt in them,
Psalms 91:3-9 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, [and] from the noisome pestilence. ... Because thou hast made the LORD, [which is] my refuge, [even] the most High, thy habitation;
Mark 16:18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Acts 28:5 And he shook off the beast into the fire, and felt no harm.
1 Peter 3:13 And who [is] he that will harm you, if ye be followers of that which is good?

the Son of God:
Or, as bar elahin may be rendered, "a son of the gods," i.e., a divine person or angel.
Daniel 3:18 But if not, be it known unto thee, O king, that we will not serve thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Daniel 3:28 [Then] Nebuchadnezzar spake, and said, Blessed [be] the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego, who hath sent his angel, and delivered his servants that trusted in him, and have changed the king's word, and yielded their bodies, that they might not serve nor worship any god, except their own God.
Job 1:6 Now there was a day when the sons of God came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan came also among them.
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Psalms 34:7 The angel of the LORD encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
Proverbs 30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son's name, if thou canst tell?
Luke 1:35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.
John 19:7-8 The Jews answered him, We have a law, and by our law he ought to die, because he made himself the Son of God. ... When Pilate therefore heard that saying, he was the more afraid;
Romans 1:4 And declared [to be] the Son of God with power, according to the spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead:
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Jb 1:6; 38:7. Ps 34:7; 91:3. Pv 30:4. Is 43:2. Dn 3:18, 28. Mk 16:18. Lk 1:35. Jn 19:7. Ac 28:5. Ro 1:4. 1P 3:13.

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