Daniel

Daniel

 
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  • This man Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar, has a sharp mind and is filled with divine knowledge and understanding. He can interpret dreams, explain riddles, and solve difficult problems. Call for Daniel, and he will tell you what the writing means." - Daniel 5:12


  • So Daniel was brought in before the king. The king asked him, "Are you Daniel, who was exiled from Judah by my predecessor, King Nebuchadnezzar? - Daniel 5:13


  • Daniel answered the king, "Keep your gifts or give them to someone else, but I will tell you what the writing means. - Daniel 5:17


  • Then at Belshazzar's command, Daniel was dressed in purple robes, a gold chain was hung around his neck, and he was proclaimed the third highest ruler in the kingdom. - Daniel 5:29


  • The king also chose Daniel and two others as administrators to supervise the princes and to watch out for the king's interests. - Daniel 6:2


  • Daniel soon proved himself more capable than all the other administrators and princes. Because of his great ability, the king made plans to place him over the entire empire. - Daniel 6:3


  • Then the other administrators and princes began searching for some fault in the way Daniel was handling his affairs, but they couldn't find anything to criticize. He was faithful and honest and always responsible. - Daniel 6:4


  • So they concluded, "Our only chance of finding grounds for accusing Daniel will be in connection with the requirements of his religion." - Daniel 6:5


  • But when Daniel learned that the law had been signed, he went home and knelt down as usual in his upstairs room, with its windows open toward Jerusalem. He prayed three times a day, just as he had always done, giving thanks to his God. - Daniel 6:10


  • The officials went together to Daniel's house and found him praying and asking for God's help. - Daniel 6:11


  • Then they told the king, "That man Daniel, one of the captives from Judah, is paying no attention to you or your law. He still prays to his God three times a day." - Daniel 6:13


  • Hearing this, the king was very angry with himself for signing the law, and he tried to find a way to save Daniel. He spent the rest of the day looking for a way to get Daniel out of this predicament. - Daniel 6:14


  • So at last the king gave orders for Daniel to be arrested and thrown into the den of lions. The king said to him, "May your God, whom you worship continually, rescue you." - Daniel 6:16


  • A stone was brought and placed over the mouth of the den. The king sealed the stone with his own royal seal and the seals of his nobles, so that no one could rescue Daniel from the lions. - Daniel 6:17


  • Daniel answered, "Long live the king! - Daniel 6:21


  • The king was overjoyed and ordered that Daniel be lifted from the den. Not a scratch was found on him because he had trusted in his God. - Daniel 6:23


  • Then the king gave orders to arrest the men who had maliciously accused Daniel. He had them thrown into the lions' den, along with their wives and children. The lions leaped on them and tore them apart before they even hit the floor of the den. - Daniel 6:24
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    New Living Translation Bible used with permission Tyndale House Publishers.

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