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Daniel 6:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he [was] faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or [evidence of] corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was [to be] found in him.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he [was] faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a pretext against Daniel with respect to the kingdom; but they could not find any pretext or fault; inasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then, the ministers and the satraps, began seeking to find, occasion, against Daniel, in respect of the kingdom,—but, no occasion nor wickedness, could they find, inasmuch as, faithful, was he, and, neither error nor wickedness, could be found against him.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Then the presidents and satraps have been seeking to find a cause of complaint against Daniel concerning the kingdom, and any cause of complaint and corruption they are not able to find, because that he [is] faithful, and any error and corruption have not been found in him.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And the king thought to set him over all the kingdom; whereupon the princes, and the governors, sought to find occasion against Daniel, with regard to the king: and they could find no cause, nor suspicion, because he was faithful, and no fault, nor suspicion was found in him.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Then the Presidents and Princes sought to finde occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdome, but they could finde none occasion, nor fault: forasmuch as he [was] faithfull, neither was there any errour or fault found in him.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Then the governors and satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel; but they found against him no occasion, nor trespass, nor error, because he was faithful.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniyyel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he [was] faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

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 presidents 5632
{5632} Prime
סָרַךְ
carek
{saw-rake'}
(Chaldee); of foreign origin; an emir.
and princes 324
{0324} Prime
אֲחַשְׁדַּרְפַּן
'achashdarpan
{akh-ash-dar-pan'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0323.
sought 1934
{1934} Prime
הַוָא
hava'
{hav-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1933; to exist; used in a great variety of applications (especially in connection with other words).
1156
{1156} Prime
בְּעָא
b@`a'
{beh-aw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1158; to seek or ask.
z8754
<8754> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 231
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
to find 7912
{7912} Prime
שְׁכַח
sh@kach
{shek-akh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7911 through the idea of disclosure of a covered or forgotten thing; to discover (literally or figuratively).
z8682
<8682> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 34
occasion 5931
{5931} Prime
עִלָּה
`illah
{il-law'}
(Chaldee); feminine from a root corresponding to H5927; a pretext (as arising artificially).
against Däniyyë´l דָּנִיֵּאל 1841
{1841} Prime
דָּנִיֶּאל
Daniye'l
{daw-nee-yale'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1840; Danijel, the Hebrew prophet.
concerning 6655
{6655} Prime
צַד
tsad
{tsad}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6654; used adverbially (with preposition) at or upon the side of.
x4481
(4481) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4480.
the kingdom; 4437
{4437} Prime
מַלְכּוּ
malkuw
{mal-koo'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4438; dominion (abstractly or concretely).
but y3606
[3606] Standard
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
they could 3202
{3202} Prime
יְכֵל
y@kel
{yek-ale'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3201.
z8750
<8750> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 141
find 7912
{7912} Prime
שְׁכַח
sh@kach
{shek-akh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7911 through the idea of disclosure of a covered or forgotten thing; to discover (literally or figuratively).
z8682
<8682> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 34
none 3809
{3809} Prime
לָא
la'
{law}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808.
x3606
(3606) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
occasion 5931
{5931} Prime
עִלָּה
`illah
{il-law'}
(Chaldee); feminine from a root corresponding to H5927; a pretext (as arising artificially).
nor y3809
[3809] Standard
לָא
la'
{law}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808.
fault; 7844
{7844} Prime
שְׁחַת
sh@chath
{shekh-ath'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7843.
z8752
<8752> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 51
forasmuch y6903
[6903] Standard
קְבֵל
q@bel
{keb-ale'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6905; (adverbially) in front of; usually (with other particles) on account of, so as, since, hence.
as x3606
(3606) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
x6903
(6903) Complement
קְבֵל
q@bel
{keb-ale'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6905; (adverbially) in front of; usually (with other particles) on account of, so as, since, hence.
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.
he x1932
(1932) Complement
הוּא
huw
{hoo}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1931.
[was] faithful, 540
{0540} Prime
אַמַן
'aman
{am-an'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0539.
z8683
<8683> Grammar
Stem - Aphel (See H8817)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 28
neither 3809
{3809} Prime
לָא
la'
{law}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3808.
was there any 3606
{3606} Prime
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
error 7960
{7960} Prime
שָׁלוּ
shaluw
{shaw-loo'}
(Chaldee); from the same as H7955; a fault.
or fault 7844
{7844} Prime
שְׁחַת
sh@chath
{shekh-ath'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7843.
z8752
<8752> Grammar
Stem - Peal (See H8837)
Mood - Participle Passive (See H8815)
Count - 51
found 7912
{7912} Prime
שְׁכַח
sh@kach
{shek-akh'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7911 through the idea of disclosure of a covered or forgotten thing; to discover (literally or figuratively).
z8728
<8728> Grammar
Stem - Ithpeal (See H8829)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12
in x5922
(5922) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
him. y5922
[5922] Standard
עַל
`al
{al}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5921.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 6:4

_ _ occasion ... concerning the kingdom — pretext for accusation in his administration (Ecclesiastes 4:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 6:1-5.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Daniel 6:4

Concerning the kingdom — And so to have made him guilty of treason, or other high misdemeanors, in the king's business.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Daniel 6:4

Then the presidents and princes (c) sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he [was] faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

(c) Thus the wicked cannot abide the graces of God in others, but seek by every occasion to deface them: therefore against such assaults there is no better remedy than to walk upright in the fear of God, and to have a good conscience.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Cir, am 3467, bc 537

sought:

Daniel 3:8 Wherefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and accused the Jews.
Genesis 43:18 And the men were afraid, because they were brought into Joseph's house; and they said, Because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time are we brought in; that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, and take us for bondmen, and our asses.
Judges 14:4 But his father and his mother knew not that it [was] of the LORD, that he sought an occasion against the Philistines: for at that time the Philistines had dominion over Israel.
Psalms 37:12-13 The wicked plotteth against the just, and gnasheth upon him with his teeth. ... The Lord shall laugh at him: for he seeth that his day is coming.
Psalms 37:32-33 The wicked watcheth the righteous, and seeketh to slay him. ... The LORD will not leave him in his hand, nor condemn him when he is judged.
Proverbs 29:27 An unjust man [is] an abomination to the just: and [he that is] upright in the way [is] abomination to the wicked.
Ecclesiastes 4:4 Again, I considered all travail, and every right work, that for this a man is envied of his neighbour. This [is] also vanity and vexation of spirit.
Jeremiah 18:18 Then said they, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
Jeremiah 18:23 Yet, LORD, thou knowest all their counsel against me to slay [me]: forgive not their iniquity, neither blot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrown before thee; deal [thus] with them in the time of thine anger.
Jeremiah 20:10 For I heard the defaming of many, fear on every side. Report, [say they], and we will report it. All my familiars watched for my halting, [saying], Peradventure he will be enticed, and we shall prevail against him, and we shall take our revenge on him.
Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill [him].
Matthew 27:18 For he knew that for envy they had delivered him.
Luke 20:20 And they watched [him], and sent forth spies, which should feign themselves just men, that they might take hold of his words, that so they might deliver him unto the power and authority of the governor.
Luke 22:2 And the chief priests and scribes sought how they might kill him; for they feared the people.

but:

1 Samuel 18:14 And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways; and the LORD [was] with him.
1 Samuel 19:4-5 And Jonathan spake good of David unto Saul his father, and said unto him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David; because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works [have been] to thee-ward very good: ... For he did put his life in his hand, and slew the Philistine, and the LORD wrought a great salvation for all Israel: thou sawest [it], and didst rejoice: wherefore then wilt thou sin against innocent blood, to slay David without a cause?
1 Samuel 22:14 Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who [is so] faithful among all thy servants as David, which is the king's son in law, and goeth at thy bidding, and is honourable in thine house?
Luke 23:14-15 Said unto them, Ye have brought this man unto me, as one that perverteth the people: and, behold, I, having examined [him] before you, have found no fault in this man touching those things whereof ye accuse him: ... No, nor yet Herod: for I sent you to him; and, lo, nothing worthy of death is done unto him.
John 19:4 Pilate therefore went forth again, and saith unto them, Behold, I bring him forth to you, that ye may know that I find no fault in him.
2 Corinthians 11:12 But what I do, that I will do, that I may cut off occasion from them which desire occasion; that wherein they glory, they may be found even as we.
Philippians 2:15 That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
1 Timothy 5:14 I will therefore that the younger women marry, bear children, guide the house, give none occasion to the adversary to speak reproachfully.
Titus 2:8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.
1 Peter 2:12 Having your conversation honest among the Gentiles: that, whereas they speak against you as evildoers, they may by [your] good works, which they shall behold, glorify God in the day of visitation.
1 Peter 3:16 Having a good conscience; that, whereas they speak evil of you, as of evildoers, they may be ashamed that falsely accuse your good conversation in Christ.
1 Peter 4:14-16 If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy [are ye]; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified. ... Yet if [any man suffer] as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.
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