When he came near to the den to Daniel, he cried with a troubled voice. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Daniel, servant of the living God, is your God, whom you serve continually, able to deliver you from the lions?"
Then Daniel said to the steward whom the prince of the eunuchs had appointed over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
Then the king was exceedingly glad, and commanded that they should take Daniel up out of the den. So Daniel was taken up out of the den, and no kind of harm was found on him, because he had trusted in his God.
"When, therefore, you see the abomination of desolation,Daniel 9:27; 11:31; 12:11which was spoken of through Daniel the prophet, standing in the holy place (let the reader understand),
But when you see the abomination of desolation,Daniel 9:17; 11:31; 12:11spoken of by Daniel the prophet, standing where it ought not (let the reader understand), then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains,
because an excellent spirit, knowledge, understanding, interpreting of dreams, showing of dark sentences, and dissolving of doubts were found in the same Daniel, whom the king named Belteshazzar. Now let Daniel be called, and he will show the interpretation."
Daniel requested of the king, and he appointed Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego over the affairs of the province of Babylon; but Daniel was in the king's gate.
Then the king commanded, and they brought Daniel, and cast him into the den of lions. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Your God whom you serve continually, he will deliver you."
Then Daniel was brought in before the king. The king spoke and said to Daniel, "Are you that Daniel of the children of the captivity of Judah, whom the king my father brought out of Judah?
Daniel, Ginnethon, Baruch,
In those days I, Daniel, was mourning three whole weeks.
Daniel answered,"Blessed be the name of God forever and ever;for wisdom and might are his.
Daniel continued even to the first year of king Cyrus.
He said, "Go your way, Daniel; for the words are shut up and sealed until the time of the end.
behold, you are wiser than Daniel;there is no secret that is hidden from you;
He instructed me, and talked with me, and said, Daniel, "I have now come to give you wisdom and understanding.
Then these men assembled together, and found Daniel making petition and supplication before his God.
Now among these were of the children of Judah: Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah.
though these three men, Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, they would deliver only their own souls by their righteousness," says the Lord God.
The king answered Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, "Are you able to make known to me the dream which I have seen, and its interpretation?"
"As for me, Daniel, my spirit was grieved within my body, and the visions of my head troubled me.
When I, even I Daniel, had seen the vision, I sought to understand it. Then behold, there stood before me something like the appearance of a man.
But at the last Daniel came in before me, whose name was Belteshazzar, according to the name of my god, and in whom is the spirit of the holy gods. I told the dream before him, saying,
Now God made Daniel find kindness and compassion in the sight of the prince of the eunuchs.
and over them three presidents, of whom Daniel was one; that these satraps might give account to them, and that the king should suffer no loss.
Daniel spoke and said, "I saw in my vision by night, and, behold, the four winds of the sky broke out on the great sea.
Then Daniel went to his house and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions:
Then this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and the satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him; and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.
Then the king, when he heard these words, was very displeased, and set his heart on Daniel to deliver him; and he labored until the going down of the sun to rescue him.
But you, Daniel, shut up the words, and seal the book, even to the time of the end. Many will run back and forth, and knowledge will be increased."
And among the lamp stands was one like a son of man, clothed with a robe reaching down to his feet, and with a golden sash around his chest.Daniel 7:13
Now as for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom; and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
I, Daniel, fainted, and was sick for some days. Then I rose up, and did the king's business. I wondered at the vision, but no one understood it.
that they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his companions would not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.
who, through faith subdued kingdoms, worked out righteousness, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions,Daniel 6:22-23
Now these were the sons of David, who were born to him in Hebron: the firstborn, Amnon, of Ahinoam the Jezreelitess; the second, Daniel, of Abigail the Carmelitess;
He delivers and rescues.He works signs and wonders in heaven and in earth,who has delivered Daniel from the power of the lions."
Then the king Nebuchadnezzar fell on his face, worshiped Daniel, and commanded that they should offer an offering and sweet odors to him.
The king answered to Daniel, and said, "Of a truth your God is the God of gods, and the Lord of kings, and a revealer of secrets, since you have been able to reveal this secret."
Then Belshazzar commanded, and they clothed Daniel with purple, and put a chain of gold about his neck, and made proclamation concerning him, that he should be the third ruler in the kingdom.
Then Daniel returned answer with counsel and prudence to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, who had gone out to kill the wise men of Babylon.
He said to me, Daniel, you greatly beloved man, understand the words that I speak to you, and stand upright; for I have been sent to you, now. When he had spoken this word to me, I stood trembling.
When Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house (now his windows were open in his room toward Jerusalem) and he kneeled on his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did before.
The king talked with them; and among them all was found no one like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. Therefore stood they before the king.
I, Daniel, alone saw the vision; for the men who were with me didn't see the vision; but a great quaking fell on them, and they fled to hide themselves.
Then he said to me, "Don't be afraid, Daniel; for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard. I have come for your words' sake.
though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in it, as I live," says the Lord God, "they would deliver neither son nor daughter; they would deliver only their own souls by their righteousness."
In the third year of the reign of king Belshazzar a vision appeared to me, even to me, Daniel, after that which appeared to me at the first.
"Here is the end of the matter. As for me, Daniel, my thoughts much troubled me, and my face was changed in me; but I kept the matter in my heart."
Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would appoint him a time, and he would show the king the interpretation.
The multitude answered him, "We have heard out of the law that the Christ remains forever. How do you say,Isaiah 9:7; Daniel 2:44 (but see also Isaiah 53:8)'The Son of Man must be lifted up?' Who is this Son of Man?"
A stone was brought, and laid on the mouth of the den; and the king sealed it with his own signet, and with the signet of his lords; that nothing might be changed concerning Daniel.
Then Daniel answered before the king, "Let your gifts be to yourself, and give your rewards to another. Nevertheless, I will read the writing to the king, and make known to him the interpretation.
So this Daniel prospered in the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.
So the decree went out, and the wise men were to be slain. They sought Daniel and his companions to be slain.
Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said this to him: "I have found a man of the children of the captivity of Judah who will make known to the king the interpretation."
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon Daniel had a dream and visions of his head on his bed. Then he wrote the dream and told the sum of the matters.
But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the king's dainties, nor with the wine which he drank. Therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
The prince of the eunuchs gave names to them: to Daniel he gave the name Belteshazzar; to Hananiah, Shadrach; to Mishael, Meshach; and to Azariah, Abednego.
I looked, and behold, a white cloud; and on the cloud one sitting like a son of man, having on his head a golden crown, and in his hand a sharp sickle.Daniel 7:13
Then they answered and said before the king, "That Daniel, who is of the children of the captivity of Judah, doesn't respect you, O king, nor the decree that you have signed, but makes his petition three times a day."
The king commanded, and they brought those men who had accused Daniel, and they cast them into the den of lions, them, their children, and their wives; and the lions mauled them, and broke all their bones in pieces, before they came to the bottom of the den.
The prince of the eunuchs said to Daniel, "I fear my lord the king, who has appointed your food and your drink. For why should he see your faces worse looking than the youths who are of your own age? So would you endanger my head with the king."
in the first year of his reign I, Daniel, understood by the books the number of the years about which The LORD's word came to Jeremiah the prophet, for the accomplishing of the desolations of Jerusalem, even seventy years.
Then Daniel said to the king, "O king, live forever!
Daniel answered before the king, and said, "The secret which the king has demanded can't be shown to the king by wise men, enchanters, magicians, or soothsayers;
quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword,Daniel 3:1-30 from weakness were made strong, grew mighty in war, and caused foreign armies to flee.1 Kings 19:1-3; 2 Kings 6:31-7:20
Of the sons of Phinehas, Gershom.Of the sons of Ithamar, Daniel.Of the sons of David, Hattush.
In the third year of Cyrus king of Persia a thing was revealed to Daniel, whose name was called Belteshazzar; and the thing was true, even a great warfare. He understood the thing, and had understanding of the vision.
"I make a decree that in all the dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel;"for he is the living God,and steadfast forever.His kingdom is that which will not be destroyed.His dominion will be even to the end.
He answered Arioch the king's captain, "Why is the decree so urgent from the king?" Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel.
Then these men said, "We won't find any occasion against this Daniel, unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God."
Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion or fault, because he was faithful. There wasn't any error or fault found in him.
Then the king made Daniel great, and gave him many great gifts, and made him rule over the whole province of Babylon, and to be chief governor over all the wise men of Babylon.
Then I, Daniel, looked, and behold, two others stood, one on the river bank on this side, and the other on the river bank on that side.
Then Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, was stricken mute for a while, and his thoughts troubled him. The king answered, "Belteshazzar, don't let the dream, or the interpretation, trouble you."Belteshazzar answered, "My lord, may the dream be for those who hate you, and its interpretation to your adversaries.
Therefore Daniel went in to Arioch, whom the king had appointed to destroy the wise men of Babylon. He went and said this to him: "Don't destroy the wise men of Babylon. Bring me in before the king, and I will show to the king the interpretation."