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Daniel 6:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's interdict: Hast thou not signed an interdict, that every man that shall make petition unto any god or man within thirty days, save unto thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask [a petition] of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing [is] true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then they approached and spoke before the king about the king’s injunction, “Did you not sign an injunction that any man who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, is to be cast into the lions’ den?” The king replied, “The statement is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then they came near, and spoke before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask [a petition] of any God or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing [is] true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then they came near, and spoke before the king concerning the king's decree: Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask [anything] of any god or man within thirty days, except of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing is true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be revoked.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then drew they near, and began to speak before the king, concerning the royal interdict, Didst thou not sign, an interdict, that, any man who should petition of any God or man, for thirty days, save of thee, O king, should be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, Certain is the thing—according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which may not be abolished.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— then they have come near, yea, they are saying before the king concerning the king's interdict: 'Hast thou not signed an interdict, that any man who seeketh from any god and man until thirty days, save of thee, O king, is cast into a den of lions?' Answered hath the king, and said, 'The thing [is] certain as a law of Media and Persia, that doth not pass away.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And they came and spoke to the king concerning the edict: O king, hast thou not decreed, that every man that should make a request to any of the gods, or men, for thirty days, but to thyself, O king, should be cast into the den of the lions? And the king answered them, saying: The word is true, according to the decree of the Medes and Persians, which it is not lawful to violate.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then they came neere, and spake before the king concerning the kings decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that euery man that shall aske a petition of any God or man, within thirty dayes, saue of thee, O king, shalbe cast into the denne of Lions? The king answered and said, The thing [is] true, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And they came and said to the king, O king, has thou not made a decree, that whatsoever man shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, but of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? And the king said, The word is true, and the decree of the Medes and Persians shall not pass.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then they came near, and spake before the king concerning the king's decree; Hast thou not signed a decree, that every man that shall ask [a petition] of any Elah or man within thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions? The king answered and said, The thing [is] true, according to the law of the Madaye and Parsaye, which altereth not.

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).
they came near, 7127
{7127} Prime
קְרֵב
q@reb
{ker-abe'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7126.
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
and spake 560
{0560} Prime
אַמַר
'amar
{am-ar'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0559.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
before 6925
{6925} Prime
קֳדָם
qodam
{kod-awm'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6924; before.
the king 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
concerning 5922
{5922} Prime
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
the king's 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
decree; 633
{0633} Prime
אֱסָר
'ecar
{es-sawr'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0632 in a legal sense; an interdict.
Hast thou not 3809
{3809} Prime
לָא
la'
{law}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808.
signed 7560
{7560} Prime
רְשַׁם
r@sham
{resh-am'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7559.
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
a decree, 633
{0633} Prime
אֱסָר
'ecar
{es-sawr'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0632 in a legal sense; an interdict.
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.
every 3606
{3606} Prime
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
man 606
{0606} Prime
אֱנָשׁ
'enash
{en-awsh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0582; a man.
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.
shall ask 1156
{1156} Prime
בְּעָא
b@`a'
{beh-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1158; to seek or ask.
z8748
<8748> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 145
[a petition] of 4481
{4481} Prime
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
any 3606
{3606} Prime
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
lh אֱלָה 426
{0426} Prime
אֱלָהּ
'elahh
{el-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0433; God.
or man 606
{0606} Prime
אֱנָשׁ
'enash
{en-awsh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0582; a man.
within 5705
{5705} Prime
עַד
`ad
{ad}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5704.
thirty 8533
{8533} Prime
תְּלָתִין
t@lathiyn
{tel-aw-theen'}
Multiplicative of H8532; ten times three.
days, 3118
{3118} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3117; a day.
save 3861
{3861} Prime
לָהֵן
lawhen
{law-hane'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3860; therefore; also except.
of x4481
(4481) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
thee, y4481
[4481] Standard
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
O king, 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
shall be cast 7412
{7412} Prime
רְמָא
r@mah
{rem-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7411; to throw, set, (figuratively) assess.
z8729
<8729> Grammar
Stem - Ithpeel (See H8830)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 7
into the den 1358
{1358} Prime
גֹּב
gob
{gobe}
From a root corresponding to H1461; a pit (for wild animals) (as cut out).
of lions? 744
{0744} Prime
אַרְיֵה
'aryeh
{ar-yay'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0738.
The king 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
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
The thing 4406
{4406} Prime
מִלָּה
millah
{mil-law'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4405; a word, command, discourse, or subject.
[is] true, 3330
{3330} Prime
יַצִּיב
yatstsiyb
{yats-tseeb'}
(Chaldee); from H3321; fixed, sure; concretely certainty.
according to the law 1882
{1882} Prime
דָּת
dath
{dawth}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1881; decree, law.
of the My מָדָיֵא 4076
{4076} Prime
מָדִי
Maday
{maw-dah'-ee}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4074.
and Prsy פָּרסָיֵא, 6540
{6540} Prime
פָּרָס
Parac
{paw-ras'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6539.
which 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.
altereth 5709
{5709} Prime
עַדָא
`ada'
{ad-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5710.
z8748
<8748> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 145
not. 3809
{3809} Prime
לָא
la'
{law}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 6:12

_ _ They preface their attack by alleging the king’s edict, so as to get him again to confirm it unalterably, before they mention Daniel’s name. Not to break a wicked promise, is not firmness, but guilty obstinacy (Matthew 14:9; Mark 6:26).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 6:11-17.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
they:

Daniel 3:8-12 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews. ... There are certain Jews whom thou hast set over the affairs of the province of Babylon, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego; these men, O king, have not regarded thee: they serve not thy gods, nor worship the golden image which thou hast set up.
Acts 16:19 And when her masters saw that the hope of their gains was gone, they caught Paul and Silas, and drew [them] into the marketplace unto the rulers,
Acts 16:24 Who, having received such a charge, thrust them into the inner prison, and made their feet fast in the stocks.
Acts 24:2-9 And when he was called forth, Tertullus began to accuse [him], saying, Seeing that by thee we enjoy great quietness, and that very worthy deeds are done unto this nation by thy providence, ... And the Jews also assented, saying that these things were so.

the den:
It is probable that these lions were kept for the purpose of devouring certain criminals, whom the laws might consign to that kind of death.

The thing:

Daniel 6:8 Now, O king, establish the decree, and sign the writing, that it be not changed, according to the law of the Medes and Persians, which altereth not.
Esther 1:19 If it please the king, let there go a royal commandment from him, and let it be written among the laws of the Persians and the Medes, that it be not altered, That Vashti come no more before king Ahasuerus; and let the king give her royal estate unto another that is better than she.
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