Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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) 
sin
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

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Morish

Smith

Context Readings

Daniel Relates And Interprets The Dream

26 And whereas it was commanded to leave the stump of the roots of the tree; thy kingdom shall remain unto thee, after that thou shalt know that the heavens do rule. 27 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. 28 All this came upon king Nebuchadnezzar.


Cross References

1 Kings 21:29

Seest thou how Ahab humbleth himself before me? because he humbleth himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days: in his son's days will I bring the evil upon his house.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek ye Jehovah while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near.

Acts 8:22

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and supplicate the Lord, if indeed the thought of thy heart may be forgiven thee;

Genesis 41:33-37

And now let Pharaoh look himself out a man discreet and wise, and set him over the land of Egypt.

Psalm 41:1-3

{To the chief Musician. A Psalm of David.} Blessed is he that understandeth the poor: Jehovah will deliver him in the day of evil.

Proverbs 16:6

By loving-kindness and truth iniquity is atoned for; and by the fear of Jehovah men depart from evil.

Proverbs 28:13

He that covereth his transgressions shall not prosper; but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall obtain mercy.

Ezekiel 18:7

and hath not oppressed any; he hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath not exercised robbery, hath given his bread to the hungry, and covered the naked with a garment;

Jonah 3:9

Who knoweth but that God will turn and repent, and will turn away from his fierce anger, that we perish not?

Luke 11:41

But rather give alms of what ye have, and behold, all things are clean to you.

Job 34:31-32

For hath he said unto God, I bear chastisement, I will not offend;

Psalm 119:46

And I will speak of thy testimonies before kings, and will not be ashamed;

Isaiah 58:5-7

Is such the fast that I have chosen, a day for a man to afflict his soul, that he should bow down his head as a bulrush, and spread sackcloth and ashes under him? Wilt thou call this a fast, and a day acceptable to Jehovah?

Isaiah 58:10-12

and thou proffer thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul: then shall thy light rise in the darkness, and thine obscurity be as midday;

Ezekiel 18:21-22

And the wicked, if he turn from all his sins which he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do judgment and justice, he shall certainly live, he shall not die.

Ezekiel 18:27-32

And when the wicked turneth from his wickedness which he hath committed, and doeth judgment and justice, he shall keep his soul alive.

Joel 2:14

Who knoweth? He might return and repent, and leave a blessing behind him, an oblation and a drink-offering for Jehovah your God?

Zephaniah 2:2-3

before the decree bring forth, before the day pass away as chaff, before the fierce anger of Jehovah come upon you, before the day of Jehovah's anger come upon you.

Matthew 3:8

Produce therefore fruit worthy of repentance.

Acts 10:2-4

pious, and fearing God with all his house, both giving much alms to the people, and supplicating God continually,

Acts 24:25

And as he reasoned concerning righteousness, and temperance, and the judgment about to come, Felix, being filled with fear, answered, Go for the present, and when I get an opportunity I will send for thee;

Acts 26:20

but have, first to those both in Damascus and Jerusalem, and to all the region of Judaea, and to the nations, announced that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Knowing therefore the terror of the Lord we persuade men, but have been manifested to God, and I hope also that we have been manifested in your consciences.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision has any force, nor uncircumcision; but faith working through love.

Galatians 5:13

For ye have been called to liberty, brethren; only do not turn liberty into an opportunity to the flesh, but by love serve one another.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, kindness, goodness, fidelity,

Ephesians 4:28

Let the stealer steal no more, but rather let him toil, working what is honest with his hands, that he may have to distribute to him that has need.

James 4:8-10

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

1 Peter 4:8

but before all things having fervent love among yourselves, because love covers a multitude of sins;

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