Parallel Verses

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.”

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.

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) 
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 As for the command to leave the tree’s stump with its roots, your kingdom will be restored to you as soon as you acknowledge that Heaven rules. 27 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.” 28 All this happened to King Nebuchadnezzar.


Cross References

1 Kings 21:29

“Have you seen how Ahab has humbled himself before Me? I will not bring the disaster during his lifetime, because he has humbled himself before Me. I will bring the disaster on his house during his son’s lifetime.”

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the Lord while He may be found;
call to Him while He is near.

Acts 8:22

Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.

Genesis 41:33-37

“So now, let Pharaoh look for a discerning and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.

Psalm 41:1-3

For the choir director. A Davidic psalm.Happy is one who cares for the poor;
the Lord will save him in a day of adversity.

Proverbs 16:6

Wickedness is atoned for by loyalty and faithfulness,
and one turns from evil by the fear of the Lord.

Proverbs 28:13

The one who conceals his sins
will not prosper,
but whoever confesses and renounces them
will find mercy.

Ezekiel 18:7

He doesn’t oppress anyone but returns his collateral to the debtor. He 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; He may turn from His burning anger so that we will not perish.

Luke 11:41

But give from what is within to the poor, and then everything is clean for you.

Job 34:31-32

Suppose someone says to God,
“I have endured my punishment;
I will no longer act wickedly.

Psalm 119:46

I will speak of Your decrees before kings
and not be ashamed.

Isaiah 58:5-7

Will the fast I choose be like this:
A day for a person to deny himself,
to bow his head like a reed,
and to spread out sackcloth and ashes?
Will you call this a fast
and a day acceptable to the Lord?

Isaiah 58:10-12

and if you offer yourself to the hungry,
and satisfy the afflicted one,
then your light will shine in the darkness,
and your night will be like noonday.

Ezekiel 18:21-22

“Now if the wicked person turns from all the sins he has committed, keeps all My statutes, and does what is just and right, he will certainly live; he will not die.

Ezekiel 18:27-32

But if a wicked person turns from the wickedness he has committed and does what is just and right, he will preserve his life.

Joel 2:14

Who knows? He may turn and relent
and leave a blessing behind Him,
so you can offer grain and wine
to the Lord your God.

Zephaniah 2:2-3

before the decree takes effect
and the day passes like chaff,
before the burning of the Lord’s anger overtakes you,
before the day of the Lord’s anger overtakes you.

Matthew 3:8

Therefore produce fruit consistent with repentance.

Acts 10:2-4

He was a devout man and feared God along with his whole household. He did many charitable deeds for the Jewish people and always prayed to God.

Acts 24:25

Now as he spoke about righteousness, self-control, and the judgment to come, Felix became afraid and replied, “Leave for now, but when I find time I’ll call for you.”

Acts 26:20

Instead, I preached to those in Damascus first, and to those in Jerusalem and in all the region of Judea, and to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works worthy of repentance.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore, because we know the fear of the Lord, we seek to persuade people. We are completely open before God, and I hope we are completely open to your consciences as well.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision accomplishes anything; what matters is faith working through love.

Galatians 5:13

For you were called to be free, brothers; only don’t use this freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but serve one another through love.

Galatians 5:22

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

Ephesians 4:28

The thief must no longer steal. Instead, he must do honest work with his own hands, so that he has something to share with anyone in need.

James 4:8-10

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

1 Peter 4:8

Above all, maintain an intense love for each other, since love covers a multitude of sins.

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