Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be throughout the whole kingdom,

New American Standard Bible

It seemed good to Darius to appoint 120 satraps over the kingdom, that they would be in charge of the whole kingdom,

King James Version

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom an hundred and twenty princes, which should be over the whole kingdom;

Holman Bible

Darius decided to appoint 120 satraps over the kingdom, stationed throughout the realm,

International Standard Version

It pleased Darius to appoint 120 regional authorities over the kingdom throughout the realm,

American Standard Version

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be throughout the whole kingdom;

Amplified

It pleased [King] Darius [successor to Belshazzar] to set over the kingdom 120 satraps who should be [in charge] throughout all the kingdom,

Bible in Basic English

Darius was pleased to put over the kingdom a hundred and twenty captains, who were to be all through the kingdom;

Darby Translation

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be in all the kingdom;

Julia Smith Translation

It pleased before Darius and he set up over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, whom to be over all the kingdom;

King James 2000

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be over the whole kingdom;

Lexham Expanded Bible

{It pleased Darius}, and he set up one hundred and twenty satraps over the kingdom, that they were {throughout the whole kingdom},

Modern King James verseion

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, that they might be over the whole kingdom.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It pleased Darius to set over his kingdom a hundred and twenty lords, which should be in all his kingdom about.

NET Bible

It seemed like a good idea to Darius to appoint over the kingdom 120 satraps who would be in charge of the entire kingdom.

New Heart English Bible

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps, who should be throughout the whole kingdom;

The Emphasized Bible

It was pleasing before Darius, that he should set up over the kingdom, a hundred and twenty satraps, - that they should be over all the kingdom;

Webster

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty princes, who should be over the whole kingdom;

World English Bible

It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom one hundred twenty satraps, who should be throughout the whole kingdom;

Youngs Literal Translation

It hath been good before Darius, and he hath established over the kingdom satraps -- a hundred and twenty -- that they may be throughout the whole kingdom,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
It pleased
קדם קדם 
Qodam (Aramaic) 
before, before , of , him,
Usage: 42

דּריושׁ 
Dar@yavesh (Aramaic) 
Usage: 15

to set
קוּם 
Quwm (Aramaic) 
Usage: 35

על 
`al (Aramaic) 
Usage: 102

the kingdom
מלכוּ 
Malkuw (Aramaic) 
Usage: 57

an hundred
מאה 
Ma'ah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 8

and twenty
עשׂרין 
`esriyn (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

אחשׁדּרפּן 
'achashdarpan (Aramaic) 
Usage: 9

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

over the whole
כּל 
Kol (Aramaic) 
all, any, whole, as, every, because , as , no, whosoever ,
Usage: 104

Context Readings

Daniel's Integrity And His Entrapment By His Enemies

1 It pleased Darius to set over the kingdom a hundred and twenty satraps, who should be throughout the whole kingdom, 2 and over them three presidents, of whom Daniel was one, that these satraps might give account to them, and that the king should have no damage.


Cross References

Esther 1:1

Now it came to pass in the days of Ahasuerus (this is Ahasuerus who reigned from India even to Ethiopia over a hundred and twenty-seven provinces),

Daniel 5:31

And Darius the Mede received the kingdom, being about sixty-two years old.

Exodus 18:21-22

Moreover thou shall provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating unjust gain, and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens,

1 Peter 2:14

or to governors as being sent by him for vengeance of evil-doers and praise of well-doers.

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