Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

So the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they looked for Daniel and his friends to kill them.

King James Version

And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

Holman Bible

The decree was issued that the wise men were to be executed, and they searched for Daniel and his friends, to execute them.

International Standard Version

When the order went out to kill the advisors, they searched for Daniel and his friends to kill them, too.

A Conservative Version

So the decree went forth, and the wise men were to be slain. And they sought Daniel and his companions to be slain.

American Standard Version

So the decree went forth, and the wise men were to be slain; and they sought Daniel and his companions to be slain.

Amplified

So the decree went forth that the wise men were to be killed, and [the officers] sought Daniel and his companions to be slain.

Bible in Basic English

So the order went out that the wise men were to be put to death; and they were looking for Daniel and his friends to put them to death.

Darby Translation

And the decree went forth that the wise men were to be slain; and they sought Daniel and his companions to slay them.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

And the decree went forth, and the wise men were taken to be slain, and they sought Daniel and his fellows to kill them.

Julia Smith Translation

And the edict went forth and the wise men being killed; and they sought Daniel and his associates to be killed.

King James 2000

And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

Lexham Expanded Bible

And the decree was issued, and the wise men {were on the verge of being executed}, and they searched for Daniel and his companions to be executed.

Modern King James verseion

And the law went out that the wise men should be killed. And they sought Daniel and his fellows to be killed.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

and the proclamation went forth that the wise men should be slain. They sought also to slay Daniel with his companions.

NET Bible

So a decree went out, and the wise men were about to be executed. They also sought Daniel and his friends so that they could be executed.

New Heart English Bible

So the decree went forth, and the wise men were to be killed; and they sought Daniel and his companions to be killed.

The Emphasized Bible

and, the decree, went forth, that, the wise men, should be slain, - and they sought Daniel and his companions that they might be slain.

Webster

And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

World English Bible

So the decree went forth, and the wise men were to be slain; and they sought Daniel and his companions to be slain.

Youngs Literal Translation

And the sentence hath gone forth, and the wise men are being slain, and they have sought Daniel and his companions to be slain.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
And the decree
דּת 
Dath (Aramaic) 
Usage: 14

נפק 
N@phaq (Aramaic) 
Usage: 11

that the wise
חכּים 
Chakkiym (Aramaic) 
Usage: 14

קטל 
Q@tal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 7

and they sought
בּעה בּעא 
B@`a' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

דּניּאל 
Daniye'l (Aramaic) 
Usage: 52

and his fellows
חבר 
Chabar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

Context Readings

The King's Troubling Dream

12 Because of this the king became indignant and very furious and gave orders to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. 13 So the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they looked for Daniel and his friends to kill them. 14 Then Daniel replied with discretion and discernment to Arioch, the captain of the king's bodyguard, who had gone forth to slay the wise men of Babylon;


Cross References

Daniel 1:19-20

The king talked with them, and out of them all not one was found like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael and Azariah; so they entered the king's personal service.

Esther 3:12-15

Then the king's scribes were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and it was written just as Haman commanded to the king's satraps, to the governors who were over each province and to the princes of each people, each province according to its script, each people according to its language, being written in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed with the king's signet ring.

Psalm 94:20

Can a throne of destruction be allied with You, One which devises mischief by decree?

Proverbs 28:15-17

Like a roaring lion and a rushing bear Is a wicked ruler over a poor people.

Isaiah 10:1

Woe to those who enact evil statutes And to those who constantly record unjust decisions,

Daniel 6:9-15

Therefore King Darius signed the document, that is, the injunction.

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