Daniel 4:27 'Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'


Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

'Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.'

King James Version

Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

Holman Bible

Therefore, may my advice seem good to you my king. Separate yourself from your sins by doing what is right, and from your injustices by showing mercy to the needy. Perhaps there will be an extension of your prosperity."

International Standard Version

Therefore, your majesty, may my advice be acceptable to you: Stop your sinning, do what's right, and put a stop to your wickedness by showing kindness to the oppressed. Perhaps your tranquility will continue."

A Conservative Version

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, if there may be a lengthening of thy tranquility.

American Standard Version

Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

Amplified

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you; break off your sins and show the reality of your repentance by righteousness (right standing with God and moral and spiritual rectitude and rightness in every area and relation) and liberate yourself from your iniquities by showing mercy and loving-kindness to the poor and oppressed, that [if the king will repent] there may possibly be a continuance and lengthening of your peace and tranquility and a healing of your error.

Bible in Basic English

For this cause, O King, let my suggestion be pleasing to you, and let your sins be covered by righteousness and your evil-doing by mercy to the poor, so that the time of your well-being may be longer.

Darby Translation

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thine iniquities by shewing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Therefore, O king, approve my counsel and redeem thy sins with righteousness and thine iniquities with mercies unto the poor: behold the medicine for thy sin.

Julia Smith Translation

Wherefore, O king, my counsel shall be pleasant to thee, and break off thy sins by justice, and thine iniquities in compassionating the poor; if it shall be a lengthening to thy peace.

King James 2000

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto you, and break off your sins by practicing righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of your tranquility.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Therefore, O king, let my advice be acceptable [to you] and your sin remove with righteousness and your iniquity with having mercy on [the] oppressed, {in case there might be a prolongation of your prosperity}.'"

Modern King James verseion

Therefore, O king, let my advice be pleasing to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, whether there will be duration to your prosperity.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore, O king, be content with my counsel, that thou mayest lose thy sins with righteousness, and thine offenses with mercy to poor people: for such things shall prolong thy peace."

NET Bible

Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you. Break away from your sins by doing what is right, and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor. Perhaps your prosperity will be prolonged."

New Heart English Bible

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of your prosperity."

The Emphasized Bible

Wherefore, O king, let, my counsel, be pleasing unto thee, thy sin, then, - by righteousness, break thou off, and, thine iniquities, by shewing favour to the oppressed, - if so be it may become the lengthening out of thy security.

Webster

Wherefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to thee, and break off thy sins by righteousness, and thy iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if it may be a lengthening of thy tranquillity.

World English Bible

Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable to you, and break off your sins by righteousness, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor; if there may be a lengthening of your tranquility.

Youngs Literal Translation

'Therefore, O king, let my counsel be acceptable unto thee, and thy sins by righteousness break off, and thy perversity by pitying the poor, lo, it is a lengthening of thine ease.

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
להן 
Lawhen (Aramaic) 
Usage: 10

O king
מלך 
melek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 180

מלך 
M@lak (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

שׁפר 
Sh@phar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

על 
`al (Aramaic) 
Usage: 102

and break off
פּרק 
P@raq (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

חטי 
Chatiy (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

צדקה 
Tsidqah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

עויא 
`ivya' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

חנן 
Chanan (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

to the poor
ענה 
`anah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

if
הן 
hen (Aramaic) 
if, or, whether
Usage: 16

it may be
הוה הוא 
Hava' (Aramaic) 
be, was,
Usage: 70

ארכּה ארכּא 
'arka' (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

Devotionals

Devotionals about Daniel 4:27

References

Context Readings

Daniel Relates And Interprets The Dream

26 'And in that it was commanded to leave the stump with the roots of the tree, your kingdom will be assured to you after you recognize that it is Heaven that rules. 27 'Therefore, O king, may my advice be pleasing to you: break away now from your sins by doing righteousness and from your iniquities by showing mercy to the poor, in case there may be a prolonging of your prosperity.' 28 "All this happened to Nebuchadnezzar the king.


Cross References

1 Kings 21:29

"Do you see how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? Because he has humbled himself before Me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but I will bring the evil upon his house in his son's days."

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the LORD while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near.

Acts 8:22

"Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray the Lord that, if possible, the intention of your heart may be forgiven you.

Genesis 41:33-37

"Now let Pharaoh look for a man discerning and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Psalm 41:1-3

How blessed is he who considers the helpless; The LORD will deliver him in a day of trouble.

Proverbs 16:6

By lovingkindness and truth iniquity is atoned for, And by the fear of the LORD one keeps away from evil.

Proverbs 28:13

He who conceals his transgressions will not prosper, But he who confesses and forsakes them will find compassion.

Ezekiel 18:7

if a man does not oppress anyone, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, but gives his bread to the hungry and covers the naked with clothing,

Jonah 3:9

"Who knows, God may turn and relent and withdraw His burning anger so that we will not perish."

Luke 11:41

"But give that which is within as charity, and then all things are clean for you.

Job 34:31-32

"For has anyone said to God, 'I have borne chastisement; I will not offend anymore;

Psalm 119:46

I will also speak of Your testimonies before kings And shall not be ashamed.

Isaiah 58:5-7

"Is it a fast like this which I choose, a day for a man to humble himself? Is it for bowing one's head like a reed And for spreading out sackcloth and ashes as a bed? Will you call this a fast, even an acceptable day to the LORD?

Isaiah 58:10-12

And if you give yourself to the hungry And satisfy the desire of the afflicted, Then your light will rise in darkness And your gloom will become like midday.

Ezekiel 18:21-22

"But if the wicked man turns from all his sins which he has committed and observes all My statutes and practices justice and righteousness, he shall surely live; he shall not die.

Ezekiel 18:27-32

"Again, when a wicked man turns away from his wickedness which he has committed and practices justice and righteousness, he will save his life.

Joel 2:14

Who knows whether He will not turn and relent And leave a blessing behind Him, Even a grain offering and a drink offering For the LORD your God?

Zephaniah 2:2-3

Before the decree takes effect-- The day passes like the chaff-- Before the burning anger of the LORD comes upon you, Before the day of the LORD'S anger comes upon you.

Matthew 3:8

"Therefore bear fruit in keeping with repentance;

Acts 10:2-4

a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, and gave many alms to the Jewish people and prayed to God continually.

Acts 24:25

But as he was discussing righteousness, self-control and the judgment to come, Felix became frightened and said, "Go away for the present, and when I find time I will summon you."

Acts 26:20

but kept declaring both to those of Damascus first, and also at Jerusalem and then throughout all the region of Judea, and even to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, performing deeds appropriate to repentance.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men, but we are made manifest to God; and I hope that we are made manifest also in your consciences.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision means anything, but faith working through love.

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to freedom, brethren; only do not turn your freedom into an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

Ephesians 4:28

He who steals must steal no longer; but rather he must labor, performing with his own hands what is good, so that he will have something to share with one who has need.

James 4:8-10

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins.



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