Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Then the presidents and governors looked for occasions against Daniel on behalf of the kingdom, but they could find no occasion or fault because he was faithful, and no vice nor fault was 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 Daniel distinguished himself among all the administrators and regional authorities, because he was of an extraordinary spirit. Therefore the king planned to appoint him over the whole kingdom. 4 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. 5 So these men said, "We'll never find any basis for complaint against Daniel unless we build it on the requirements of his God."


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 4:4

Then I examined all sorts of work, including all kinds of excellent achievements that create envy in others. This also is pointless and chasing after the wind.

Genesis 43:18

The men were terrified as they were being taken to Joseph's palace. "It's because of that money that was returned to our sacks the first time we were brought to him," they reasoned. "He's seeking an excuse to attack us, enslave us, and confiscate our donkeys!"

Judges 14:4

But Samson retorted to his father, "Get her for me, since she looks fine to me." Meanwhile, his father and mother did not know that she was from the LORD, because he had been seeking a favorable opportunity concerning the Philistines, since the Philistines were dominating Israel at that time.

Jeremiah 20:10

Indeed, I hear many people whispering, "Terror on every side. Denounce him, let's denounce him!" All my close friends watch my steps and say, "Perhaps he will be deceived, and we can prevail against him and take vengeance on him."

Daniel 3:8

Just then, certain influential Chaldeans took this opportunity to come forward and denounce the Jews.

Luke 20:20

So they watched him closely and sent spies who pretended to be honest men in order to trap him in what he would say. They wanted to hand him over to the jurisdiction of the governor,

Luke 23:14-15

and told them, "You brought this man to me as one who turns the people against the government. And here in your presence I have examined him and have found him "Not Guilty' of the charges you make against him.

Philippians 2:15

so that you may be blameless and innocent, God's children without any faults among a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine like stars in the world

1 Peter 2:12

Continue to live such upright lives among the gentiles that, when they slander you as practicers of evil, they may see your good actions and glorify God when he visits them.

1 Peter 3:16

But do this gently and respectfully, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak evil of your good conduct in the Messiah will be ashamed of slandering you.

1 Samuel 18:14

David was successful in all that he did, for the LORD was with him.

1 Samuel 19:4-5

Jonathan spoke to his father Saul favorably about David. "The king shouldn't wrong his servant David because he has not wronged you and because what he has done has been very beneficial for you.

1 Samuel 22:14

Ahimelech answered the king, "Who among all your officials is as faithful as David? He is the king's son-in-law, the captain of your bodyguard, and he's honored in your household.

Psalm 37:12-13

The wicked person plots against the righteous, and grinds his teeth at him.

Psalm 37:32-33

The wicked stalks the righteous person, seeking to kill him,

Proverbs 29:27

The unjust man is detestable to the righteous, and whoever lives blamelessly is detestable to the wicked.

Jeremiah 18:18

Then they said, "Come, let's make up a plot against Jeremiah. After all, the priest's instruction, the wise man's counsel, and the prophet's message won't be destroyed. So let's verbally attack him. Pay no attention to anything he says!"

Jeremiah 18:23

But you, LORD, know all their plots to kill me. Don't forgive their iniquity, and don't erase their sin from your sight. Let them stumble before you. When it's time for you to be angry, act against them!

Matthew 26:4

They conspired to arrest Jesus by treachery and to kill him.

Matthew 27:18

He did this because he knew that they had handed him over out of jealousy.

Luke 22:2

So the high priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put him to death, because they were afraid of the crowd.

John 19:4

Pilate went outside again and told the Jews, "Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no basis for a charge against him."

2 Corinthians 11:12

But I will go on doing what I'm doing in order to deny an opportunity to those people who want an opportunity to be recognized as our equals in the work they are boasting about.

1 Timothy 5:14

Therefore, I want younger widows to remarry, have children, manage their homes, and not give the enemy any chance to ridicule them.

Titus 2:8

Use wholesome speech that cannot be condemned. Then any opponent will be ashamed because he cannot say anything bad about us.

1 Peter 4:14-16

If you are insulted because of the name of the Messiah, you are blessed, for the glorious Spirit of God is resting on you.

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