Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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.

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 hath been overseer over the presidents and satraps, because that an excellent spirit is in him, and the king hath thought to establish him over the whole kingdom. 4 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. 5 Then these men are saying, 'We do not find against this Daniel any cause of complaint, except we have found it against him in the law of his God.'


Cross References

Ecclesiastes 4:4

And I have seen all the labour, and all the benefit of the work, because for it a man is the envy of his neighbour. Even this is vanity and vexation of spirit.

Genesis 43:18

and the men are afraid because they have been brought into the house of Joseph, and they say, 'For the matter of the money which was put back in our bags at the commencement are we brought in -- to roll himself upon us, and to throw himself on us, and to take us for servants -- our asses also.'

Judges 14:4

And his father and his mother have not known that from Jehovah it is, that a meeting he is seeking of the Philistines; and at that time the Philistines are ruling over Israel.

Jeremiah 20:10

For I have heard the evil report of many, Fear is round about: 'Declare, and we declare it,' All mine allies are watching for my halting, 'Perhaps he is enticed, and we prevail over him, And we take our vengeance out of him.'

Daniel 3:8

Therefore at that time drawn near have certain Chaldeans, and accused the Jews;

Luke 20:20

And, having watched him, they sent forth liers in wait, feigning themselves to be righteous, that they might take hold of his word, to deliver him up to the rule and to the authority of the governor,

Luke 23:14-15

said unto them, 'Ye brought to me this man as perverting the people, and lo, I before you having examined, found in this man no fault in those things ye bring forward against him;

Philippians 2:15

that ye may become blameless and harmless, children of God, unblemished in the midst of a generation crooked and perverse, among whom ye do appear as luminaries in the world,

1 Peter 2:12

having your behaviour among the nations right, that in that which they speak against you as evil-doers, of the good works having beheld, they may glorify God in a day of inspection.

1 Peter 3:16

having a good conscience, that in that in which they speak against you as evil-doers, they may be ashamed who are traducing your good behaviour in Christ;

1 Samuel 18:14

And David is in all his ways acting wisely, and Jehovah is with him,

1 Samuel 19:4-5

And Jonathan speaketh good of David unto Saul his father, and saith unto him, 'Let not the king sin against his servant, against David, because he hath not sinned against thee, and because his works for thee are very good;

1 Samuel 22:14

And Ahimelech answereth the king and saith, 'And who among all thy servants is as David -- faithful, and son-in-law of the king, and hath turned aside unto thy council, and is honoured in thy house?

Psalm 37:12-13

The wicked is devising against the righteous, And gnashing against him his teeth.

Psalm 37:32-33

The wicked is watching for the righteous, And is seeking to put him to death.

Proverbs 29:27

An abomination to the righteous is the perverse man, And an abomination to the wicked is the upright in the way!

Jeremiah 18:18

And they say, Come, And we devise against Jeremiah devices, For law doth not perish from the priest, Nor counsel from the wise, Nor the word from the prophet, Come, and we smite him with the tongue, And we do not attend to any of his words.

Jeremiah 18:23

And Thou, O Jehovah, Thou hast known, All their counsel against me is for death, Thou dost not cover over their iniquity, Nor their sin from before Thee blottest out, And they are made to stumble before Thee, In the time of Thine anger work against them!

Matthew 26:4

and they consulted together that they might take Jesus by guile, and kill him,

Matthew 27:18

for he had known that because of envy they had delivered him up.

Luke 22:2

and the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how they may take him up, for they were afraid of the people.

John 19:4

Pilate, therefore, again went forth without, and saith to them, 'Lo, I do bring him to you without, that ye may know that in him I find no fault;'

2 Corinthians 11:12

and what I do, I also will do, that I may cut off the occasion of those wishing an occasion, that in that which they boast they may be found according as we also;

1 Timothy 5:14

I wish, therefore, younger ones to marry, to bear children, to be mistress of the house, to give no occasion to the opposer to reviling;

Titus 2:8

discourse sound, irreprehensible, that he who is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having nothing evil to say concerning you.

1 Peter 4:14-16

if ye be reproached in the name of Christ -- happy are ye, because the Spirit of glory and of God upon you doth rest; in regard, indeed, to them, he is evil-spoken of, and in regard to you, he is glorified;

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