Parallel Verses

Amplified

in order that they might seek compassion from the God of heaven regarding this secret, so that Daniel and his companions would not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

New American Standard Bible

so that they might request compassion from the God of heaven concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his friends would not be destroyed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

King James Version

That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Holman Bible

urging them to ask the God of heaven for mercy concerning this mystery, so Daniel and his friends would not be killed with the rest of Babylon’s wise men.

International Standard Version

Daniel was seeking mercy, in order to ask about this mystery in the presence of the God of heaven, so that Daniel and his friends might not be executed along with the rest of the advisors of Babylon.

A Conservative Version

that they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret, that Daniel and his companions should nor perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

American Standard Version

that they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his companions should nor perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Bible in Basic English

So that they might make a request for the mercy of the God of heaven in the question of this secret; so that Daniel and his friends might not come to destruction with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Darby Translation

that they would desire mercies of the God of the heavens concerning this secret; that Daniel and his companions should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Julia Smith Translation

And for seeking companions from before the God of the heavens concerning this secret: that Daniel and his companions shall not be destroyed with the rest of the wise of Babel.

King James 2000

That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his fellows should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Lexham Expanded Bible

and [told them] to seek mercy {from the God of heaven} concerning this mystery, so that Daniel and his companions, along with the remainder of the wise men of Babylon, would not be killed.

Modern King James verseion

that they might pray for the mercies of God in Heaven concerning this secret, that Daniel and his companions should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that they should beseech the God of heaven for grace in this secret, that Daniel and his fellows with others such as were wise in Babylon, perished not.

NET Bible

He asked them to pray for mercy from the God of heaven concerning this mystery so that he and his friends would not be destroyed along with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

New Heart English Bible

that they would seek mercy from the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his companions should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

The Emphasized Bible

that, tender compassion, they might seek from before the God of the heavens, concerning this secret, - that Daniel and his companions, might not be destroyed, with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Webster

That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his companions should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

World English Bible

that they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that Daniel and his companions should not perish with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Youngs Literal Translation

and to seek mercies from before the God of the heavens concerning this secret, that they destroy not Daniel and his companions with the rest of the wise men of Babylon.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
בּעה בּעא 
B@`a' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

רחם 
R@chem (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

of
מן 
Min (Aramaic) 
of, from, part, ...I, ...me, before, after, because, Therefore, out, for, than, partly,
Usage: 114

the God
אלהּ 
'elahh (Aramaic) 
God, god
Usage: 95

of heaven
שׁמין 
Shamayin (Aramaic) 
Usage: 38

על 
`al (Aramaic) 
Usage: 102

דּן 
Den (Aramaic) 
Usage: 58

רז 
Raz (Aramaic) 
Usage: 9

דּניּאל 
Daniye'l (Aramaic) 
Usage: 52

and his fellows
חבר 
Chabar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

should not
לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

H7
אבד 
'abad (Aramaic) 
to destroy, to perish
Usage: 7

with
עם 
`im (Aramaic) 
with, with..., to, from, toward, like, unto, by
Usage: 24

the rest
שׁאר 
Sh@'ar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

of the wise
חכּים 
Chakkiym (Aramaic) 
Usage: 14

References

Easton

Images Daniel 2:18

Context Readings

God Reveals Nebuchadnezzar's Dream

17 Then Daniel returned to his house and discussed the matter with Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions, 18 in order that they might seek compassion from the God of heaven regarding this secret, so that Daniel and his companions would not be executed with the rest of the wise men of Babylon. 19 Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision of the night, and Daniel blessed the God of heaven.



Cross References

Isaiah 37:4

It may be that the Lord your God will hear the words of the Rabshakeh [the commander], whom his master the king of Assyria has sent to taunt and defy the living God, and will avenge the words which the Lord your God has heard. Therefore, offer a prayer for the remnant [of His people] that is left.’”

Jeremiah 33:3

‘Call to Me and I will answer you, and tell you [and even show you] great and mighty things, [things which have been confined and hidden], which you do not know and understand and cannot distinguish.’

Genesis 18:28

If five of the fifty righteous are lacking, will You destroy the entire city for lack of five?” And He said, “If I find [at least] forty-five [righteous people] there, I will not destroy it.”

Malachi 3:18

Then you will again distinguish between the righteous and the wicked, between the one who serves God and the one who does not serve Him.

Matthew 18:19

“Again I say to you, that if two believers on earth agree [that is, are of one mind, in harmony] about anything that they ask [within the will of God], it will be done for them by My Father in heaven.

1 Samuel 17:37

David said, “The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you.”

Esther 4:15-17

Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai,

Psalm 50:15


Call on Me in the day of trouble;
I will rescue you, and you shall honor and glorify Me.”

Psalm 91:15


“He will call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will rescue him and honor him.

Proverbs 3:5-6


Trust in and rely confidently on the Lord with all your heart
And do not rely on your own insight or understanding.

Daniel 3:17

If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to rescue us from the furnace of blazing fire, and He will rescue us from your hand, O king.

Matthew 18:12

“What do you think? If a man has a hundred sheep, and one of them gets lost, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the mountain and go in search of the one that is lost?

Acts 4:24-31

And when they heard it, they raised their voices together to God and said, “O Sovereign Lord [having complete power and authority], it is You who made the heaven and the earth and the sea, and everything that is in them,

Acts 12:4

When he had seized Peter, he put him in prison, turning him over to four squads of soldiers of four each to guard him [in rotation throughout the night], planning after the Passover to bring him out before the people [for execution].

Romans 15:30

I urge you, believers, by our Lord Jesus Christ and by the love of the Spirit, to join together with me in your prayers to God in my behalf,

2 Timothy 4:17-18

But the Lord stood by me and strengthened and empowered me, so that through me the [gospel] message might be fully proclaimed, and that all the Gentiles might hear it; and I was rescued from the mouth of the lion.

2 Peter 2:9

then [in light of the fact that all this is true, be sure that] the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trial, and how to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,

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