(Chaldee); corresponding to H3605
(Chaldee); an orthographical variation of H1791
(Chaldee); corresponding to H6905
; (adverbially) in front of
; usually (with other particles) on account of
(Chaldee); corresponding to H4428
; a king
(Chaldee); corresponding to H1867
(Chaldee); corresponding to H7559
Stem - Peal (See H8837
Mood - Perfect (See H8816
Count - 231
(Chaldee); corresponding to H3791
and the decree.
(Chaldee); corresponding to H0632
in a legal sense; an interdict
_ _ Such a despotic decree is quite explicable by remembering that the king, as the incarnation of Ormuzd, might demand such an act of religious obedience as a test of loyalty. Persecuting laws are always made on false pretenses. Instead of bitter complaints against men, Daniel prays to God. Though having vast business as a ruler of the empire, he finds time to pray thrice a day. Daniel’s three companions (Daniel 3:12), are not alluded to here, nor any other Jew who conscientiously may have disregarded the edict, as the conspirators aimed at Daniel alone (Daniel 6:5).
Wherefore king Darius (d) signed the writing and the decree.
(d) In this is condemned the wickedness of the king, who would be set up as a god, and did not care what wicked laws he approved for the maintenance of it.
Psalms 62:9-10 Surely men of low degree [are] vanity, [and] men of high degree [are] a lie: to be laid in the balance, they [are] altogether [lighter] than vanity. ... Trust not in oppression, and become not vain in robbery: if riches increase, set not your heart [upon them].
Psalms 118:9 [It is] better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
Psalms 146:3 Put not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is] no help.
Proverbs 6:2 Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.
Isaiah 2:22 Cease ye from man, whose breath [is] in his nostrils: for wherein is he to be accounted of?
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