Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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 they commanded to leave the stump of the tree roots in the earth; thy kingdom shall remain sure unto thee, that thou shalt understand that the rule is in the heavens. 27 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. 28 All this came upon the king Nebuchadnezzar.


Cross References

1 Kings 21:29

Seest thou how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself before me, I will not bring the evil in his days, but in his son's days I will bring the evil upon his house.

Isaiah 55:6-7

Seek the LORD while he may be found; call upon him while he is near:

Acts 8:22

Repent therefore of this thy wickedness and pray God, if perhaps this thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.

Genesis 41:33-37

Now therefore let Pharaoh find a discreet and wise man and set him over the land of Egypt.

Psalm 41:1-3

Blessed is he that understands regarding the poor; the LORD will deliver him in the day of evil.

Proverbs 16:6

By mercy and truth iniquity is purged, and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.

Proverbs 28:13

He that covers his sins shall not prosper, but whosoever confesses and forsakes them shall attain mercy.

Ezekiel 18:7

neither oppress any, but restores to the debtor his pledge, does not commit robbery, gives his bread to the hungry, and covers the naked with a garment,

Jonah 3:9

Who can tell if God will turn and repent and turn away from his fierce anger, that we not perish?

Luke 11:41

But rather give alms of such things as ye have; and, behold, all things are clean unto you.

Job 34:31-32

For it is of God to say, I have forgiven, I will no longer destroy.

Psalm 119:46

I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings and will not be ashamed.

Isaiah 58:5-7

Is it such a fast that I have chosen? a day for a man to afflict his soul? is it to bow down his head as a bulrush, and to spread sackcloth and ashes under him? wilt thou call this a fast and an acceptable day to the LORD?

Isaiah 58:10-12

and if thou pour out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul; then shall thy light rise in obscurity, and thy darkness be as the noonday:

Ezekiel 18:21-22

But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he has committed and keep all my statutes and live according to judgment and righteousness, he shall surely live, he shall not die.

Ezekiel 18:27-32

Again, when the wicked man leaves his wickedness that he has committed and lives according to judgment and righteousness, he shall cause his soul to live.

Joel 2:14

Who knows if he will return and repent and leave a blessing behind him even a present and a drink offering unto the LORD your God?

Zephaniah 2:2-3

before the decree is executed, before the day passes as the chaff, before the fierce anger of the LORD comes upon you, before the day of the LORD's anger comes upon you.

Matthew 3:8

Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance

Acts 10:2-4

a devout man and one that feared God with all his house, who gave many alms to the people and prayed to God always.

Acts 24:25

And as he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment to come, Felix trembled and answered, Go away for this time; when I have a convenient season, I will call for thee.

Acts 26:20

but I announced first unto those of Damascus and at Jerusalem and throughout all the coasts of Judaea and then to the Gentiles that they should repent and turn to God, doing works worthy of repentance.

2 Corinthians 5:11

Therefore being certain of that terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are made manifest unto God, and I trust also are made manifest in your consciences.

Galatians 5:6

For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision avails anything nor uncircumcision, but faith which works by charity.

Galatians 5:13

For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only do not use liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by charity serve one another.

Galatians 5:22

But the fruit of the Spirit is this: Charity, joy, peace, tolerance, gentleness, goodness, faith,

Ephesians 4:28

Let him that stole steal no more, but rather let him labour, working with his hands that which is good, that he may have to give to him that is in need.

James 4:8-10

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

1 Peter 4:8

And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves; for charity shall cover a multitude of sins.

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