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Daniel 6:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— All the presidents of the kingdom, the deputies and the satraps, the counsellors and the governors, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a strong interdict, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “All the commissioners of the kingdom, the prefects and the satraps, the high officials and the governors have consulted together that the king should establish a statute and enforce an injunction that anyone who makes a petition to any god or man besides you, O king, for thirty days, shall be cast into the lions’ den.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counselors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whoever shall ask a petition of any God or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— All the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects, and the satraps, the counsellors, and the governors have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, except of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— All the ministers of the kingdom, the nobles and satraps, the near friends and the pashas, have consulted together, to establish a royal statute, and to confirm an interdict,—That, whosoever shall ask a petition of any God or man, for thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Taken counsel have all the presidents of the kingdom, the prefects, and the satraps, the counsellors, and the governors, to establish a royal statute, and to strengthen an interdict, that any who seeketh a petition from any god and man until thirty days, save of thee, O king, is cast into a den of lions.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— All the princes of the kingdom, the magistrates, and governors, the senators, and judges, have consulted together, that an imperial decree, and an edict be published: That whosoever shall ask any petition of any god, or man, for thirty days, but of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of the lions.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— All the Presidents of the kingdome, the gouernours, and the Princes, the counsellers and the captaines haue consulted together to establish a royall statute, and to make a firme decree, that whosoeuer shall aske a petition of any God or man for thirty dayes, saue of thee, O King, hee shall be cast into the denne of Lions.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— All who preside over thy kingdom, captains and satraps, chiefs and local governors, have taken counsel together, to establish by a royal statue and to confirm a decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any god or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, shall be cast into the den of lions.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— All the presidents of the kingdom, the governors, and the princes, the counsellors, and the captains, have consulted together to establish a royal statute, and to make a firm decree, that whosoever shall ask a petition of any Elah or man for thirty days, save of thee, O king, he shall be cast into the den of lions.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
All 3606
{3606} Prime
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
the presidents 5632
{5632} Prime
סָרַךְ
carek
{saw-rake'}
(Chaldee); of foreign origin; an emir.
of the kingdom, 4437
{4437} Prime
מַלְכּוּ
malkuw
{mal-koo'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4438; dominion (abstractly or concretely).
the governors, 5460
{5460} Prime
סְגַן
c@gan
{seg-an'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H5461.
and the princes, 324
{0324} Prime
אֲחַשְׁדַּרְפַּן
'achashdarpan
{akh-ash-dar-pan'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0323.
the counsellors, 1907
{1907} Prime
הַדָּבְר
haddabar
{had-daw-bawr'}
(Chaldee); probably of foreign origin; a vizier.
and the captains, 6347
{6347} Prime
פֶּחָה
pechah
{peh-khaw'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6346.
have consulted together 3272
{3272} Prime
יעט
y@`at
{yeh-at'}
(Chaldee); corresponding to to H3289; to counsel; reflexively to consult.
z8724
<8724> Grammar
Stem - Ithpael (See H8828)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 6
to establish 6966
{6966} Prime
קוּם
quwm
{koom}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6965.
z8742
<8742> Grammar
Stem - Pael (See H8835)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 8
a royal 4430
{4430} Prime
מֶּלֶךְ
melek
{meh'-lek}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428; a king.
statute, 7010
{7010} Prime
קְיָם
q@yam
{keh-yawm'}
(Chaldee); from H6966; an edict (as arising in law).
and to make a firm 8631
{8631} Prime
תְּקַף
t@qeph
{tek-afe'}
(Chaldee), corresponding to H8630; to become (causatively make) mighty or (figuratively) obstinate.
z8742
<8742> Grammar
Stem - Pael (See H8835)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 8
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.
whosoever x3606
(3606) Complement
כֹּל
kol
{kole}
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605.
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 1159
{1159} Prime
בָּעוּ
ba`uw
{baw-o''}
(Chaldee); from H1156; a request.
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.
for 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.
he 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.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Daniel 6:7

_ _ The Persian king was regarded as representative of the chief god, Ormuzd; the seven princes near him represented the seven Amshaspands before the throne of Ormuzd; hence Mordecai (Esther 3:4) refused such homage to Haman, the king’s prime minister, as inconsistent with what is due to God alone. A weak despot, like Darius, much under the control of his princes, might easily be persuaded that such a decree would test the obedience of the Chaldeans just conquered, and tame their proud spirits. So absolute is the king in the East, that he is regarded not merely as the ruler, but the owner, of the people.

_ _ All ... governors ... counsellors, etc. — Several functionaries are here specified, not mentioned in Daniel 6:4, Daniel 6:6. They evidently exaggerated the case of the weak king, as if their request was that of all the officers in the empire.

_ _ den of lions — an underground cave or pit, covered with a stone. It is an undesigned proof of genuineness, that the “fiery furnace” is not made the means of punishment here, as in Daniel 3:20; for the Persians were fire-worshippers, which the Babylonians were not.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Daniel 6:6-10.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Daniel 6:2-3 And over these three presidents; of whom Daniel [was] first: that the princes might give accounts unto them, and the king should have no damage. ... Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes, because an excellent spirit [was] in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
Daniel 3:2 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king sent to gather together the princes, the governors, and the captains, the judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, the sheriffs, and all the rulers of the provinces, to come to the dedication of the image which Nebuchadnezzar the king had set up.
Daniel 3:27 And the princes, governors, and captains, and the king's counsellors, being gathered together, saw these men, upon whose bodies the fire had no power, nor was an hair of their head singed, neither were their coats changed, nor the smell of fire had passed on them.

have consulted:

Psalms 2:2 The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, [saying],
Psalms 59:3 For, lo, they lie in wait for my soul: the mighty are gathered against me; not [for] my transgression, nor [for] my sin, O LORD.
Psalms 62:4 They only consult to cast [him] down from his excellency: they delight in lies: they bless with their mouth, but they curse inwardly. Selah.
Psalms 83:1-3 [[A Song [or] Psalm of Asaph.]] Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God. ... They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.
Psalms 94:20 Shall the throne of iniquity have fellowship with thee, which frameth mischief by a law?
Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and what Balaam the son of Beor answered him from Shittim unto Gilgal; that ye may know the righteousness of the LORD.
Matthew 12:14 Then the Pharisees went out, and held a council against him, how they might destroy him.
Matthew 26:4 And consulted that they might take Jesus by subtilty, and kill [him].
Mark 15:1 And straightway in the morning the chief priests held a consultation with the elders and scribes and the whole council, and bound Jesus, and carried [him] away, and delivered [him] to Pilate.
John 12:10 But the chief priests consulted that they might put Lazarus also to death;
Acts 4:5-7 And it came to pass on the morrow, that their rulers, and elders, and scribes, ... And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, By what power, or by what name, have ye done this?
Acts 4:26-28 The kings of the earth stood up, and the rulers were gathered together against the Lord, and against his Christ. ... For to do whatsoever thy hand and thy counsel determined before to be done.

decree:
or, interdict

he shall:

Daniel 3:6 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth shall the same hour be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
Daniel 3:11 And whoso falleth not down and worshippeth, [that] he should be cast into the midst of a burning fiery furnace.
Psalms 10:9 He lieth in wait secretly as a lion in his den: he lieth in wait to catch the poor: he doth catch the poor, when he draweth him into his net.
Nahum 2:12 The lion did tear in pieces enough for his whelps, and strangled for his lionesses, and filled his holes with prey, and his dens with ravin.
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Ps 2:2; 10:9; 59:3; 62:4; 83:1; 94:20. Dn 3:2, 6, 11, 27; 6:2. Mi 6:5. Na 2:12. Mt 12:14; 26:4. Mk 15:1. Jn 12:10. Ac 4:5, 26.

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