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Daniel 6

Introduction

Overview

Daniel 6:1, Daniel is made chief of the presidents; Daniel 6:4, They, conspiring against him, obtain an idolatrous decree; Daniel 6:10, Daniel, accused of the breach thereof, is cast into the lion’s den; Daniel 6:18, Daniel is saved; Daniel 6:24, his adversaries devoured; Daniel 6:25, and God magnified by a decree.

Verse 1

Darius: Daniel 5:31, 1 Peter 2:14

an: Exodus 18:21, Exodus 18:22, Esther 1:1

Reciprocal: Esther 1:3 - the nobles Esther 8:9 - and to the lieutenants Esther 9:3 - the rulers Isaiah 22:24 - hang Daniel 2:48 - ruler Daniel 9:1 - Darius Acts 23:34 - he asked

Verse 2

of: Daniel 2:48, Daniel 2:49, Daniel 5:16, Daniel 5:29, 1 Samuel 2:30, Proverbs 3:16

that: Matthew 18:23, Luke 16:2

and the: Ezra 4:22, Esther 7:4, Proverbs 26:6, Luke 19:13-Daniel :, 1 Corinthians 4:2

Reciprocal: Esther 3:1 - above all the princes Esther 9:3 - the rulers Daniel 5:7 - the third Daniel 6:7 - All Daniel 8:27 - and did

Verse 3

was preferred: Proverbs 22:29

an: Daniel 5:12, Daniel 5:14, Daniel 9:23, Genesis 41:38-Mark :, Nehemiah 7:2, Proverbs 3:3, Proverbs 3:4, Proverbs 17:27, Ecclesiastes 2:13

thought: Intended to make him grand vizier or emiru l umra. Daniel had now been employed full sixty-five years as prime minister under the kings of Babylon; and was justly entitled, from his acknowledged wisdom, to this preference.

Reciprocal: Genesis 41:40 - Thou shalt Genesis 41:41 - General Deuteronomy 34:9 - full of the spirit 1 Samuel 2:8 - set them Daniel 5:7 - the third Daniel 6:7 - All Daniel 8:27 - and did

Verse 4

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sought: Daniel 3:8, Genesis 43:18, Judges 14:4, Psalms 37:12, Psalms 37:13, Psalms 37:32, Psalms 37:33, Proverbs 29:27, Ecclesiastes 4:4, Jeremiah 18:18, Jeremiah 18:23, Jeremiah 20:10, Matthew 26:4, Matthew 27:18, Luke 20:20, Luke 22:2

but: 1 Samuel 18:14, 1 Samuel 19:4, 1 Samuel 19:5, 1 Samuel 22:14, Luke 23:14, Luke 23:15, John 19:4, 2 Corinthians 11:12, Philippians 2:15, 1 Timothy 5:14, Titus 2:8, 1 Peter 2:12, 1 Peter 3:16, 1 Peter 4:14-Nehemiah :

Reciprocal: 1 Samuel 12:4 - General 1 Samuel 18:15 - wisely Ezra 4:15 - this city Nehemiah 6:13 - that Nehemiah 7:2 - a faithful man Job 24:22 - draweth Psalms 27:11 - mine enemies Psalms 56:6 - hide Psalms 64:6 - search Jeremiah 29:7 - seek Matthew 26:60 - found none Mark 3:2 - General Mark 7:2 - they found Mark 14:55 - and found Revelation 14:5 - without

Verse 5

1 Samuel 24:17, Esther 3:8, John 19:6, John 19:7, Acts 24:13-Nehemiah :, Acts 24:20, Acts 24:21

Reciprocal: Genesis 47:16 - Give your cattle 1 Samuel 18:15 - wisely 1 Samuel 29:3 - found Nehemiah 6:13 - that Psalms 27:11 - mine enemies Psalms 35:20 - but Psalms 64:6 - search Jeremiah 29:7 - seek Matthew 26:60 - found none Mark 7:2 - they found Acts 23:20 - as

Verse 6

assembled together: or, came tumultuously, Daniel 6:11, Psalms 56:6, Psalms 62:3, Psalms 64:2-Joshua :, Matthew 27:23-Lamentations :, Luke 23:23-Lamentations :, Acts 22:22, Acts 22:23

King: Daniel 6:21, Daniel 2:4, Daniel 3:9, Daniel 5:10, Nehemiah 2:3, Acts 24:2

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 16:16 - God save the king 1 Kings 1:31 - Let my Esther 1:3 - the nobles

Verse 7

All: Daniel 6:2, Daniel 6:3, Daniel 3:2, Daniel 3:27

have consulted: Psalms 2:2, Psalms 59:3, Psalms 62:4, Psalms 83:1-Leviticus :, Psalms 94:20, Micah 6:5, Matthew 12:14, Matthew 26:4, Mark 15:1, John 12:10, Acts 4:5-Judges :, Acts 4:26-Hosea :

decree: or, interdict

he shall: Daniel 3:6, Daniel 3:11, Psalms 10:9, Nahum 2:12

Reciprocal: Genesis 3:5 - as gods 1 Kings 12:14 - the counsel 2 Chronicles 10:14 - the advice Esther 1:3 - the nobles Esther 7:9 - Hang him thereon Daniel 3:24 - O king Acts 12:22 - General

Verse 8

establish: Esther 3:12, Esther 8:10, Isaiah 10:1

according: Daniel 6:12, Daniel 6:15, Esther 1:19, Esther 8:3

altereth not: Chal, passeth not, Matthew 24:35

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 30:5 - established Esther 8:8 - may no man reverse Jeremiah 51:28 - the kings

Verse 9

signed: Psalms 62:9, Psalms 62:10, Psalms 118:9, Psalms 146:3, Proverbs 6:2, Isaiah 2:22

Reciprocal: Proverbs 18:13 - that Isaiah 10:1 - them Daniel 2:13 - the decree

Verse 10

when: Luke 14:26, Acts 4:17-Psalms :

his windows: 1 Kings 8:30, 1 Kings 8:38, 1 Kings 8:44, 1 Kings 8:48-Philippians :, 2 Chronicles 6:38, Psalms 5:7, Jonah 2:4, Hebrews 4:16

he kneeled: 1 Kings 8:54, 2 Chronicles 6:13, Ezra 9:5, Psalms 95:6, Luke 22:41, Acts 7:60, Acts 9:40, Acts 20:36, Acts 21:5, Ephesians 3:14

three: Daniel 6:13, Psalms 55:17, Psalms 86:3, *marg. Acts 2:1, Acts 2:2, Acts 2:15, Acts 3:1, Acts 10:9

gave: Psalms 34:1, Philippians 4:6, Colossians 3:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, Hebrews 13:15

as he: Nehemiah 6:11, Psalms 11:1, Psalms 11:2, Matthew 10:28-Micah :, Luke 12:4-1 Samuel :, Acts 4:18, Acts 4:19, Acts 4:29, Acts 5:20, Acts 5:29, Acts 5:40-Luke :, Acts 20:24, Philippians 1:14, Philippians 1:20, Revelation 2:10, Revelation 2:13

Reciprocal: Genesis 8:6 - opened the window 1 Kings 8:29 - toward this place 2 Chronicles 6:20 - toward this place 2 Chronicles 6:34 - toward Job 36:21 - this Psalms 11:3 - what Psalms 28:2 - thy holy oracle Psalms 109:4 - but I Psalms 119:110 - yet I erred Psalms 137:5 - I forget Psalms 138:2 - toward Proverbs 28:1 - the righteous Daniel 9:3 - I set Matthew 6:5 - when Matthew 22:21 - and Mark 3:3 - he saith Mark 10:17 - kneeled Luke 6:12 - that Acts 8:1 - except Acts 10:2 - and prayed Ephesians 5:4 - but Ephesians 6:18 - Praying Hebrews 11:23 - and they 1 Peter 4:19 - in Revelation 11:17 - We give

Verse 11

assembled: Daniel 6:6, Psalms 10:9, Psalms 37:32, Psalms 37:33

Reciprocal: Psalms 137:5 - I forget Proverbs 28:1 - the righteous Matthew 22:21 - and 1 Peter 4:19 - in

Verse 12

they: Daniel 3:8-2 Kings :, Acts 16:19, Acts 16:24, Acts 24:2-1 Samuel :

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, Esther 1:19

Reciprocal: Esther 3:12 - in the name Esther 8:8 - may no man reverse Daniel 2:13 - and they Daniel 3:10 - hast made Daniel 6:15 - Know

Verse 13

That Daniel: Daniel 1:6, Daniel 2:25, Daniel 5:13

regardeth: Daniel 3:12, Esther 3:8, Acts 5:29, Acts 17:7

Reciprocal: Exodus 1:17 - feared God Esther 3:4 - that they told Psalms 55:17 - Evening Proverbs 30:10 - Accuse not Ezekiel 3:11 - get Daniel 3:8 - and accused Daniel 6:10 - three Acts 7:37 - that

Verse 14

was sore: The king now clearly perceived for what purpose the decree had been solicited; and was exceedingly displeased with himself that he had suffered himself to be so deluded. Daniel 3:13, Matthew 27:17-Jeremiah :, Mark 6:26, Luke 23:13-Ecclesiastes :, John 19:7-2 Kings :

and he: He strove during the whole day, by every means, to evade or annul the edict; but the foolish constitution of his government - exactly the reverse of the happy rule for the conduct of our gracious monarch did not allow them to pardon any person who had broken one of their decrees, however arbitrary and unreasonable. 2 Samuel 3:28, 2 Samuel 3:29

Reciprocal: 2 Chronicles 11:16 - set Esther 2:1 - he remembered Proverbs 18:13 - that Daniel 6:23 - was Haggai 1:5 - Consider your ways Matthew 14:9 - sorry Matthew 19:22 - he went 2 Corinthians 7:11 - indignation

Verse 15

Know: Daniel 6:8, Daniel 6:12, Esther 8:8, Psalms 94:20, Psalms 94:21

Reciprocal: Esther 3:12 - in the name Ezekiel 38:16 - that the

Verse 16

the king: 2 Samuel 3:39, Proverbs 29:25, Jeremiah 26:14, Jeremiah 38:5, Matthew 14:8-2 Samuel :, Matthew 27:23-Ezekiel :, Mark 6:25-Hosea :, Mark 15:14, Mark 15:15, John 19:12-Nehemiah :, Acts 24:27, Acts 25:9, Acts 25:11, Romans 13:3

Thy God: Daniel 6:20, Daniel 3:15, Daniel 3:17, Daniel 3:28, Job 5:19, Psalms 37:39, Psalms 37:40, Psalms 91:14-Nehemiah :, Psalms 118:8, Psalms 118:9, Isaiah 43:2, Acts 27:23, Acts 27:24

Reciprocal: 2 Kings 18:29 - Let not Isaiah 44:17 - Deliver me Jeremiah 39:17 - I will Daniel 3:23 - fell Malachi 3:15 - they that tempt Acts 10:2 - and prayed Acts 16:17 - the servants Acts 16:39 - and brought Revelation 7:3 - the servants

Verse 17

a stone: Lamentations 3:53, Matthew 27:60-Revelation :, Acts 12:4, Acts 16:23, Acts 16:24

Reciprocal: Esther 1:19 - it be not altered Daniel 3:23 - fell Matthew 27:66 - sealing Revelation 20:3 - and set

Verse 18

and passed: 2 Samuel 12:16, 2 Samuel 12:17, 2 Samuel 19:24, 1 Kings 21:27, Job 21:12, Psalms 137:2, Ecclesiastes 2:8, Isaiah 24:8, Isaiah 24:9, Amos 6:4-Joshua :, Jonah 3:3-1 Samuel :, Revelation 18:22

instruments: or, table

and: Daniel 2:1, Esther 6:1, Psalms 77:4

Reciprocal: Job 30:31 - General Proverbs 25:20 - so Ecclesiastes 2:23 - his heart Daniel 6:23 - was Daniel 10:3 - I ate Acts 16:37 - let

Verse 19

Matthew 28:1, Mark 16:2, 2 Corinthians 2:13, 1 Thessalonians 3:5

Reciprocal: Acts 16:37 - let

Verse 20

is: Daniel 6:16, Daniel 6:27, Daniel 3:15, Daniel 3:17, Daniel 3:28, Daniel 3:29

servest: 1 Chronicles 16:11, Psalms 71:14-Job :, Psalms 73:23, Psalms 119:112, Psalms 146:2, Proverbs 23:17, Proverbs 23:18, Hosea 12:6, Luke 18:1, Acts 6:4, Romans 2:7, Colossians 4:2, 1 Thessalonians 5:17, 1 Thessalonians 5:18, James 1:25

able: Daniel 3:17, Genesis 18:14, Numbers 11:23, Numbers 14:15, Numbers 14:16, Jeremiah 32:17, Luke 1:37, 2 Corinthians 1:10, 2 Timothy 1:12, 2 Timothy 4:16-Job :, Hebrews 7:25, Jude 1:24

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:29 - the God Ezra 7:14 - thy God Esther 3:4 - he had told Proverbs 22:11 - the king Isaiah 36:14 - General Isaiah 44:17 - Deliver me Isaiah 50:2 - have I Isaiah 54:17 - the heritage Daniel 3:26 - ye servants Daniel 6:22 - My God Matthew 22:21 - and Acts 10:2 - and prayed Acts 16:17 - the servants Acts 27:23 - and Romans 6:22 - become Ephesians 3:20 - able 2 Timothy 2:24 - the servant Hebrews 11:33 - stopped Revelation 15:3 - the servant

Verse 21

O king: Daniel 6:6, Daniel 2:4, Nehemiah 2:3

Reciprocal: 2 Samuel 16:16 - God save the king 1 Kings 1:31 - Let my 2 Kings 11:12 - and said Ezra 5:7 - all peace Daniel 3:9 - O King Daniel 5:10 - O king

Verse 22

My God: Daniel 6:20, 2 Samuel 22:7, Psalms 31:14, Psalms 38:21, Psalms 118:28, Micah 7:7, Matthew 27:46, John 20:17, John 20:18

hath sent: Daniel 3:28, Numbers 20:16, 2 Chronicles 32:21, Psalms 34:7, Isaiah 63:9, Acts 12:11, Acts 27:23

hath shut: 1 Samuel 17:37, Psalms 91:11-1 Chronicles :, 2 Timothy 4:17, Hebrews 11:33

forasmuch: Daniel 6:23, Psalms 18:19-Jeremiah :, Psalms 26:6, Psalms 84:11, Isaiah 3:10, Acts 24:16, 2 Corinthians 1:12, 1 John 3:19-Ecclesiastes :

and also: Genesis 40:15, 1 Samuel 24:9-1 Kings :, 1 Samuel 26:18, Psalms 7:1-Numbers :, Acts 25:8-1 Kings :

Reciprocal: Genesis 20:5 - and innocency Genesis 39:21 - the Lord Genesis 39:23 - because Exodus 18:4 - delivered Deuteronomy 28:49 - bring a nation 1 Samuel 17:35 - smote him 1 Kings 13:28 - the lion had Job 5:23 - beasts Psalms 25:21 - General Psalms 34:20 - General Psalms 57:4 - among Psalms 91:13 - tread Psalms 97:10 - delivereth Isaiah 44:8 - ye are Jeremiah 37:18 - General Daniel 3:24 - O king Daniel 5:18 - O thou Luke 2:25 - just Acts 5:23 - The prison Acts 12:7 - the angel Philippians 4:19 - God Hebrews 1:14 - minister 1 Peter 4:19 - in 2 Peter 2:11 - angels Revelation 22:6 - sent

Verse 23

was: Daniel 6:14, Daniel 6:18, Exodus 18:9, 1 Kings 5:7, 2 Chronicles 2:11, 2 Chronicles 2:12

because: Daniel 3:25, Daniel 3:27, Daniel 3:28, 1 Chronicles 5:20, 2 Chronicles 20:20, Psalms 37:40, Psalms 118:8, Psalms 118:9, Psalms 146:3-Joshua :, Proverbs 18:10, Isaiah 26:3, Mark 9:23, Hebrews 11:33

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 28:49 - bring a nation Proverbs 11:8 - General Proverbs 16:20 - whoso Proverbs 29:25 - whoso Daniel 6:22 - forasmuch Nahum 1:7 - that Luke 2:25 - just Acts 8:1 - except Acts 16:39 - and brought

Verse 24

and they brought: Deuteronomy 19:18-Proverbs :, Esther 7:10, Esther 9:25, Proverbs 11:8

them: This savage act accorded with the customs of those times; contrary to the Divine law which enacted that "the fathers should not be put to death for the children, nor the children for the fathers."

their children: Deuteronomy 24:16, Joshua 7:24, Joshua 7:25, 2 Kings 14:6, Esther 9:10

the lions: Daniel 3:22, Psalms 54:5, Isaiah 38:13

Reciprocal: Numbers 24:8 - break Deuteronomy 19:19 - Then shall 2 Kings 1:10 - consumed Esther 7:9 - Hang him thereon Proverbs 12:13 - wicked is snared by the transgression of his lips Proverbs 19:5 - false Proverbs 19:12 - king's Proverbs 30:10 - Accuse not Jeremiah 34:17 - behold Jeremiah 50:17 - this Daniel 3:19 - one seven 1 Peter 5:8 - devour

Verse 25

king: Daniel 4:1, Ezra 1:1, Ezra 1:2, Esther 3:12, Esther 8:9

Peace: Ezra 4:17, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Peter 1:2, Jude 1:2

Reciprocal: Joshua 2:11 - for the Lord Psalms 33:8 - the earth Psalms 145:6 - And men Isaiah 33:13 - Hear Isaiah 64:2 - to make Daniel 3:4 - O people Mark 5:19 - Go home John 14:27 - not Revelation 5:9 - out Revelation 7:9 - of all Revelation 14:6 - every

Verse 26

make: Daniel 3:29, Ezra 6:8-2 Kings :, Ezra 7:12, Ezra 7:13

tremble: Psalms 2:11, Psalms 99:1-Leviticus :, Psalms 119:120, Isaiah 66:2, Jeremiah 10:10, Luke 12:5, Hebrews 12:29

for: Daniel 4:34, Deuteronomy 5:26, 1 Samuel 17:26, 1 Samuel 17:36, Hosea 1:10, Acts 17:25, Romans 9:26, 1 Thessalonians 1:9, Revelation 4:10, Revelation 5:14

and stedfast: Psalms 93:1, Psalms 93:2, Psalms 146:10, Malachi 3:6, Hebrews 6:17, Hebrews 6:18, James 1:17

and his kingdom: Daniel 2:44, Daniel 4:3, Daniel 4:34, Daniel 7:14, Daniel 7:27, Psalms 29:10, Psalms 145:12, Psalms 145:13, Isaiah 9:7, Matthew 6:13, Luke 1:33, Revelation 11:15

Reciprocal: Genesis 31:29 - the God Deuteronomy 32:31 - General Joshua 4:24 - all the people 1 Samuel 17:46 - all the earth 2 Kings 5:15 - now I know 2 Kings 17:25 - they feared 1 Chronicles 29:12 - reignest over all Ezra 1:3 - he is the God Ezra 5:8 - the great God Ezra 7:14 - thy God Ezra 7:26 - whosoever Psalms 10:16 - The Lord Psalms 33:8 - the earth Psalms 66:7 - ruleth Psalms 86:10 - For Psalms 96:3 - General Psalms 105:1 - make known Psalms 135:5 - I know Jeremiah 5:22 - tremble Ezekiel 6:7 - and ye Ezekiel 36:23 - and the heathen Daniel 3:28 - Blessed Joel 2:1 - let Jonah 1:16 - feared Matthew 16:16 - the living Acts 10:2 - one Acts 14:15 - the living Acts 16:29 - and came 2 Corinthians 3:3 - the living 1 Timothy 3:15 - the living Hebrews 9:14 - the living Hebrews 12:22 - of the Revelation 14:6 - every

Verse 27

delivereth: Job 36:15, Psalms 18:48, Psalms 18:50, Psalms 32:7, Psalms 35:17, Psalms 97:10, Luke 1:74, Luke 1:75, 2 Corinthians 1:8-2 Samuel :, 2 Timothy 4:17, 2 Timothy 4:18

and he: Daniel 4:2, Daniel 4:3, Daniel 4:34, Jeremiah 32:19, Jeremiah 32:20, Mark 16:17, Mark 16:18, Acts 4:30, Hebrews 2:4

power: Chal, hand

Reciprocal: Deuteronomy 32:31 - General Joshua 4:24 - all the people 1 Samuel 17:46 - all the earth 2 Kings 5:15 - now I know Psalms 66:7 - ruleth Psalms 74:4 - they set Psalms 77:14 - thou hast Psalms 86:10 - For Psalms 96:3 - General Psalms 105:1 - make known Psalms 107:8 - his wonderful Psalms 135:5 - I know Isaiah 44:17 - Deliver me Isaiah 50:2 - have I Ezekiel 6:7 - and ye Ezekiel 36:23 - and the heathen Daniel 3:17 - our God Daniel 3:29 - Therefore Daniel 4:1 - Peace Daniel 6:20 - is 2 Timothy 3:11 - but Revelation 15:1 - I saw

Verse 28

and in: Daniel 1:21, 2 Chronicles 36:22, 2 Chronicles 36:23, Ezra 1:1, Ezra 1:2, Isaiah 44:28, Isaiah 45:1

Reciprocal: Isaiah 13:1 - of Babylon Daniel 5:28 - Thy Daniel 8:3 - one Daniel 9:1 - Darius Daniel 10:1 - Cyrus Zechariah 10:9 - sow

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Daniel 6". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tsk/daniel-6.html.