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Daniel 3:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then the satraps, the deputies, and the governors, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then the satraps, the prefects and the governors, the counselors, the treasurers, the judges, the magistrates and all the rulers of the provinces were assembled for the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counselors, the sherifs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were assembled to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the justices, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set up.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then were gathered together, the satraps, the nobles and the pashas, the chief judges, the treasurers, the judges, the lawyers, and all the rulers of the province, to the dedication of the image, which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up,—and they stood before the image, which Nebuchadnezzar, had set up.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Then are gathered the satraps, the prefects, and the governors, the honourable judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the province, to the dedication of the image that Nebuchadnezzar the king hath raised up: and they are standing before the image that Nebuchadnezzar hath raised up.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Then the nobles, the magistrates, and the judges, the captains, and rulers, and the great men that were placed in authority, and all the princes of the provinces, were gathered together to come to the dedication of the statue, which king Nabuchodonosor had set up. And they stood before the statue which king Nabuchodonosor had set up.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then the Princes, the Gouernours and Captaines, the Iudges, the Treasurers, the Counsellers, the Sherifes, and all the rulers of the Prouinces were gathered together vnto the dedicatio of the image, that Nebuchadnezzar the King had set vp, and they stood before the image that Nebuchadnezzar had set vp.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— So the heads of provinces, the governors, the captains, the chiefs, the great princes, those who were in authority, and all the rulers of districts, were gathered to the dedication of the image which king Nebuchadnezzar{gr.Nabuchodonosor} had set up; and they stood before the image.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then the princes, the governors, and captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, were gathered together unto the dedication of the image that Nevukhadnetztzar the king had set up; and they stood before the image that Nevukhadnetztzar had set up.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Then 116
{0116} Prime
אֱדַיִן
'edayin
{ed-ah'-yin}
(Chaldee); of uncertain derivation; then (of time).
the princes, 324
{0324} Prime
אֲחַשְׁדַּרְפַּן
'achashdarpan
{akh-ash-dar-pan'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0323.
the governors, 5460
{5460} Prime
סְגַן
c@gan
{seg-an'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5461.
and captains, 6347
{6347} Prime
פֶּחָה
pechah
{peh-khaw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6346.
the judges, 148
{0148} Prime
אֲדַרְגָּזֵר
'adargazer
{ad-ar''-gaw-zare'}
(Chaldee); from the same as H0147, and H1505; a chief diviner, or astrologer.
the treasurers, 1411
{1411} Prime
גְּדָבַר
g@dabar
{ghed-aw-bawr'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1489; a treasurer.
the counsellors, 1884
{1884} Prime
דְּתָבַר
d@thabar
{deth-aw-bawr'}
(Chaldee); of Persian origin,; meaning one skilled in law; a judge.
the sheriffs, 8614
{8614} Prime
תִּפְתַּי
tiphtay
{tif-tah'-ee}
(Chaldee), perhaps from H8199; judicial, that is, a lawyer.
and all 3606
{3606} Prime
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
the rulers 7984
{7984} Prime
שִׁלְטוֹן
shiltown
{shil-tone'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7983.
of the provinces, 4083
{4083} Prime
מְשִׂינָה
m@diynah
{med-ee-naw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4082.
were gathered together 3673
{3673} Prime
כָּנַשׁ
kanash
{kaw-nash'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3664; to assemble.
z8723
<8723> Grammar
Stem - Ithpael (See H8828)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 14
unto the dedication 2597
{2597} Prime
חֲנֻכָּה
chanukka'
{chan-ook-kaw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H2598; consecration.
of the image 6755
{6755} Prime
צֶלֶם
tselem
{tseh'-lem}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6754; an idolatrous figure.
that 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.
Nvanexxar נְבוּכַדנֶאצַּר 5020
{5020} Prime
נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּר
N@buwkadnetstsar
{neb-oo-kad-nets-tsar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5019.
the king 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
had set up; 6966
{6966} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6965.
z8684
<8684> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 66
and they stood 6966
{6966} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6965.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
before 6903
{6903} Prime
קְבֵל
q@bel
{keb-ale'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6905; (adverbially) in front of; usually (with other particles) on account of, so as, since, hence.
the image 6755
{6755} Prime
צֶלֶם
tselem
{tseh'-lem}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6754; an idolatrous figure.
that 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.
Nvanexxar נְבוּכַדנֶאצַּר 5020
{5020} Prime
נְבוּכַדְרֶאצַּר
N@buwkadnetstsar
{neb-oo-kad-nets-tsar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5019.
had set up. 6966
{6966} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6965.
z8684
<8684> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 66
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 3:3

_ _ stood before the image — in an attitude of devotion. Whatever the king approved of, they all approve of. There is no stability of principle in the ungodly.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 3:1-7.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the princes:
Achashdarpenaya rendered lieutenants in
Esther 3:12 Then were the king's scribes called on the thirteenth day of the first month, and there was written according to all that Haman had commanded unto the king's lieutenants, and to the governors that [were] over every province, and to the rulers of every people of every province according to the writing thereof, and [to] every people after their language; in the name of king Ahasuerus was it written, and sealed with the king's ring.
, etc., probably chief satraps or viceroys from the Persian achash great, eminent, and sitrab, a satrap.
Psalms 82:1-8 [[A Psalm of Asaph.]] God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods. ... Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
Acts 19:34-35 But when they knew that he was a Jew, all with one voice about the space of two hours cried out, Great [is] Diana of the Ephesians. ... And when the townclerk had appeased the people, he said, [Ye] men of Ephesus, what man is there that knoweth not how that the city of the Ephesians is a worshipper of the great goddess Diana, and of the [image] which fell down from Jupiter?
Romans 1:21-28 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified [him] not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. ... And even as they did not like to retain God in [their] knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
Romans 3:11 There is none that understandeth, there is none that seeketh after God.
1 Corinthians 1:24-26 But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. ... For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, [are called]:
Revelation 13:13-16 And he doeth great wonders, so that he maketh fire come down from heaven on the earth in the sight of men, ... And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:
Revelation 17:13 These have one mind, and shall give their power and strength unto the beast.
Revelation 17:17 For God hath put in their hearts to fulfil his will, and to agree, and give their kingdom unto the beast, until the words of God shall be fulfilled.

the governors:
Signaya, in Persian shagnah deputies or lieutenants.

captains:
Pacawatha, governors of provinces. See note on
Esther 3:13 And the letters were sent by posts into all the king's provinces, to destroy, to kill, and to cause to perish, all Jews, both young and old, little children and women, in one day, [even] upon the thirteenth [day] of the twelfth month, which is the month Adar, and [to take] the spoil of them for a prey.
.

the judges:
Adargazraya, chief judges, or senators, from adar, great, and Chal. gezar, to judge, decree.

the treasurers:
Gedavraya, written gizzavraya
Ezra 7:21 And I, [even] I Artaxerxes the king, do make a decree to all the treasurers which [are] beyond the river, that whatsoever Ezra the priest, the scribe of the law of the God of heaven, shall require of you, it be done speedily,
, treasurers, from the Persian gunjvar.

the counsellors:
Dethavraya counsellors, judges, from dath, in Persian dad, law, and var, possessor or guardian.

the sheriffs:
Tiphtaya probably the same as the Arabic Mufti or head officer of law.
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