Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 violently angry and gave orders to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. 13 The decree was issued that the wise men were to be executed, and they searched for Daniel and his friends, to execute them. 14 Then Daniel responded with tact and discretion to Arioch, the commander of the king’s guard, who had gone out to execute the wise men of Babylon.


Cross References

Daniel 1:19-20

The king interviewed them, and among all of them, no one was found equal to Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah. So they began to serve in the king’s court.

Esther 3:12-15

The royal scribes were summoned on the thirteenth day of the first month, and the order was written exactly as Haman commanded. It was intended for the royal satraps, the governors of each of the provinces, and the officials of each ethnic group and written for each province in its own script and to each ethnic group in its own language. It was written in the name of King Ahasuerus and sealed with the royal signet ring.

Psalm 94:20

Can a corrupt throne—
one that creates trouble by law—
become Your ally?

Proverbs 28:15-17

A wicked ruler over a helpless people
is like a roaring lion or a charging bear.

Isaiah 10:1

Woe to those enacting crooked statutes
and writing oppressive laws

Daniel 6:9-15

So King Darius signed the document.

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