Parallel Verses

A Conservative Version

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion nor fault, inasmuch as he was faithful, nor was there any error or fault found in him.

New American Standard Bible

Then the commissioners and satraps began trying to find a ground of accusation against Daniel in regard to government affairs; but they could find no ground of accusation or evidence of corruption, inasmuch as he was faithful, and no negligence or corruption was to be found in him.

King James Version

Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find none occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Holman Bible

The administrators and satraps, therefore, kept trying to find a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom. But they could find no charge or corruption, for he was trustworthy, and no negligence or corruption was found in him.

International Standard Version

Because of this, the administrators and regional authorities tried to bring allegations of dereliction of duty in government affairs against Daniel, but they were unable to find any charges of corruption. Daniel was trustworthy, and no evidence of negligence or corruption could be found against him.

American Standard Version

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Amplified

Then the presidents and satraps sought to find occasion [to bring accusation] against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault, for he was faithful, nor was there any error or fault found in him.

Bible in Basic English

Then the chief rulers and the captains were looking for some cause for putting Daniel in the wrong in connection with the kingdom, but they were unable to put forward any wrongdoing or error against him; because he was true, and no error or wrong was to be seen in him.

Darby Translation

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find a pretext against Daniel with respect to the kingdom; but they could not find any pretext or fault; inasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Julia Smith Translation

Then the presidents and satraps were seeking to find a pretext against Daniel from the part of the kingdom; and they will not be able to find any pretext and corruption, because that he was faithful, and any error and corruption was not found upon him.

King James 2000

Then the presidents and satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault; because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Lexham Expanded Bible

Then the [other] administrators and satraps {began to seek} to find pretext against Daniel {in connection with the kingdom}, but they were not able to find any pretext and {corruption} {because} he was trustworthy, and no negligence or {corruption} {could be found in him}.

Modern King James verseion

Then the presidents and rulers sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom. But they could find no occasion or fault, because he was faithful. Neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Wherefore the princes and lords sought to pick out in Daniel some quarrel against the kingdom: yet could they find none occasion nor fault upon him. For why? He was so faithful, that there was no blame nor dishonesty found in him.

NET Bible

Consequently the supervisors and satraps were trying to find some pretext against Daniel in connection with administrative matters. But they were unable to find any such damaging evidence, because he was trustworthy and guilty of no negligence or corruption.

New Heart English Bible

Then the administrators and the satraps sought to find a charge against Daniel regarding the kingdom; but they could find no charge or fault, because he was faithful. Neither was there any error or fault found in him.

The Emphasized Bible

Then, the ministers and the satraps, began seeking to find, occasion, against Daniel, in respect of the kingdom, - but, no occasion nor wickedness, could they find, inasmuch as, faithful, was he, and, neither error nor wickedness, could be found against him.

Webster

Then the presidents and princes sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault; forasmuch as he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

World English Bible

Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel as touching the kingdom; but they could find no occasion nor fault, because he was faithful, neither was there any error or fault found in him.

Youngs Literal Translation

Then the presidents and satraps have been seeking to find a cause of complaint against Daniel concerning the kingdom, and any cause of complaint and corruption they are not able to find, because that he is faithful, and any error and corruption have not been found in him.

Themes

Bible stories for children » Three young men who would not bend, budge, or burn da 3 » The man the lions would not eat

Business » Fidelity in » Of daniel

Business life » Fidelity » Of daniel

Civil service » Corruption in

Conspiracy » General examples of

Conspiracy » Instances of » Daniel

Daniel » Characteristics of » Integrity

Diplomacy » Instances of » Corrupt practices in: the officers of nebuchadnezzars court to secure the destruction of daniel

Envy » Forbidden » Examples of

Envy » Exemplified » Princes of babylon

Envy » Instances of » The princes of babylon, of daniel

Faith » Trial of » Daniel, when forbidden to pray to jehovah

Faithfulness » Exemplified » Daniel

Faithfulness » Of men » Of daniel

Fidelity » In business » Of daniel

Hatred » Exemplified » Enemies of daniel

Indictments » Instances of » Daniel, on the charge of defiance against authority

Integrity » Instances of » Daniel, in maintaining uprightness of character and consistent devoutness

Magistrates » Should » Be faithful to the sovereign

Malice » Exemplified » Presidents

Malice » Instances of » Daniel's enemies

Persia » The princes were advisors in matters of administration

Plotting » General examples of

Politics » Corruption in » In the court » Of darius

Religion » Instances of outstanding religious persons » Daniel

Rulers' » Wicked » Instances of » The princes, conspiring against daniel

Social duties » Fidelity in business » Of daniel

Virtues » Fidelity » Of daniel

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אדין 
'edayin (Aramaic) 
Usage: 57

סרך 
Carek (Aramaic) 
Usage: 5

and princes
אחשׁדּרפּן 
'achashdarpan (Aramaic) 
Usage: 9

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

to find
שׁכח 
Sh@kach (Aramaic) 
Usage: 18

עלּה 
`illah (Aramaic) 
עלּה 
`illah (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3
Usage: 3

דּניּאל 
Daniye'l (Aramaic) 
Usage: 52

צד 
Tsad (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

the kingdom
מלכוּ 
Malkuw (Aramaic) 
Usage: 57

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

יכיל יכל 
Y@kel (Aramaic) 
Usage: 12

שׁכח 
Sh@kach (Aramaic) 
Usage: 18

לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

nor
לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

שׁחת 
Sh@chath (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

קבל קבל 
Q@bel (Aramaic) 
Usage: 29

as he was faithful
אמן 
'aman (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

לה לא 
La' (Aramaic) 
not, no, nor, without, neither, none, cannot , ever, never , no , nothing
Usage: 82

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

שׁלוּת שׁלוּ 
Shaluw (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

or fault
שׁחת 
Sh@chath (Aramaic) 
Usage: 3

שׁכח 
Sh@kach (Aramaic) 
Usage: 18

References

Context Readings

Daniel's Integrity And His Entrapment By His Enemies

3 Then this Daniel was distinguished above the presidents and the satraps, because an excellent spirit was in him, and the king thought to set him over the whole realm. 4 Then the presidents and the satraps sought to find occasion against Daniel concerning the kingdom, but they could find no occasion nor fault, inasmuch as he was faithful, nor was there any error or fault found in him. 5 Then these men said, We shall not find any occasion against this Daniel unless we find it against him concerning the law of his God.


Cross References

Genesis 43:18

And the men were afraid, because they were brought to Joseph's house, and they said, We are brought in because of the money that was returned in our sacks at the first time, that he may seek occasion against us, and fall upon us, a

Judges 14:4

But his father and his mother knew not that it was of LORD, for he sought an occasion against the Philistines. Now at that time the Philistines had rule over Israel.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the defaming of many, terror on every side. Denounce, and we will denounce him, [say] all my familiar friends, those who watch for my fall. Perhaps he will be persuaded, and we shall prevail against him, and we sha

Daniel 3:8

Therefore at that time certain Chaldeans came near, and brought accusation against the Jews.

Luke 20:20

And having watched him, they sent forth insidious men pretending themselves to be righteous, so that they might take hold of his word, in order to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor.

Luke 23:14-15

said to them, Ye brought this man to me as turning away the people. And behold, I, having examined him before you, found nothing guilty in this man of what ye accuse against him.

Philippians 2:15

so that ye may become blameless and pure children of God, blameless in the midst of a crooked and perverted generation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world.

1 Peter 2:12

Having your behavior good among the Gentiles, so that, upon which they speak against you as evil-doers, they may glorify God in the day of visitation, from having observed your good works.

1 Peter 3:16

Having a good conscience, so that, in what they speak against you as of evil-doers, they may be ashamed, those who revile your good behavior in Christ.

1 Samuel 18:14

And David behaved himself wisely in all his ways, and LORD was with him.

1 Samuel 19:4-5

And Jonathan spoke good of David to Saul his father, and said to him, Let not the king sin against his servant, against David, because he has not sinned against thee, and because his works have been very good toward thee.

1 Samuel 22:14

Then Ahimelech answered the king, and said, And who among all thy servants is so faithful as David, who is the king's son-in-law, and is taken into thy council, and is honorable in thy house?

Psalm 37:12-13

The wicked man plots against the righteous man, and gnashes upon him with his teeth.

Psalm 37:32-33

A wicked man watches a righteous man, and seeks to kill him.

Proverbs 29:27

An unjust man is an abomination to the righteous, and he who is upright in the way is an abomination to a wicked man.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then they said, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah. For the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not gi

Jeremiah 18:23

Yet, LORD, thou know all their counsel against me to kill me. Do not forgive their iniquity, nor blot out their sin from thy sight, but let them be overthrown before thee. Deal thou with them in the time of thine anger.

Matthew 26:4

and they deliberated so that they might take Jesus by trickery, and kill him.

Matthew 27:18

For he knew that they delivered him up because of envy.

Luke 22:2

And the chief priests and the scholars sought how they might kill him, for they feared the people.

John 19:4

Therefore Pilate again went forth outside, and says to them, Behold, I bring him out to you, so that ye may know that I find not one cause in him.

2 Corinthians 11:12

But what I do, I also will do, so that I may cut off the opportunity of those who desire an opportunity, that in what they boast, they might appear just as we also.

1 Timothy 5:14

I desire therefore the younger women to marry, to bear children, to manage house, to give not one occasion to him who opposes on account of slander.

Titus 2:8

sound speech, irreproachable, so that the man of opposition may be ashamed, having nothing bad to say about us.

1 Peter 4:14-16

Blessed are ye if ye are reviled for the name of Christ, because the Spirit of glory and of God rests upon you. From them he is indeed blasphemed, but from you he is glorified.

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